Sunday, April 13, 2014

L is for Lost Boys, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Lion Witch and the Wardrobe, Libby, Lil Bow Wow


Okay to prove my point that vampire's DO NOT SPARKLE! I am providing the most awesome, and dare I say it . . .the best vampire movie ever.  The Lost Boys!   Yes my friends the cult-classic is resurrecting in my L blog today.  The Lost Boys is my favorite vampire movie.  It's about a family that moves to Santa Clara not knowing it is overrun by vampires.  The mother Lucy, and her two boys Michael and Sam move in with Lucy's dad, (that is never called anything but grandpa and dad in the movie) and start making a life for themselves in Santa Clara.  Lucy gets a job at an electronics store, and Sam meets to estranged brothers, the Frog Brothers, a duo of comic book reading vampire hunters who warn Sam of the vampire population flourishing in Santa Clara. Michael ends up meeting a girl named Star who he is instantly drawn to. He doesn't know it then but Star is a fledgling vampire who runs with a group of vampires led by the hot, and steamy David played by a young Keifer Southerland. David and the rest of his vampire friends start turning Michael into a vampire.  When Sam and the Frog Brothers find out their first instinct is to stake Michael.... but then they decide to go after David and kill him, then anyone who has turned after him will be human again.  Easy right?  I cannot express my love for The Lost Boys, I could watch the movie everyday and not get tired of it.  If you haven't seen it, you should.  It is definitely a classic!


 Purple Parrots, Blue Barracudas, Silver Snakes, Orange Iguanas, Red Jaguars, and the Green Monkeys.  Anybody know the reference yet?  How about the great and powerful Olmec? Or host Kirk Fogg? Okay so unless you grew up in the 90's you probably don't remember this television show. Legends of the Hidden Temple was a game show on Nickelodeon in the 90's.  The show begins with six teams (mentioned above) that start on one end of a moat and have to cross to get to the other.  After the round only four teams will remain.  The second round, the Steps of Knowledge, is a bit harder. The teams are asked a series of questions that will make them ascend up steps one at a time. The first two teams who get to the top first get to go to the third round which is called the temple games.  The last two remaining teams battle it out in a series of challenges for the ultimate goal to reach the temple run. There they have to run through a maze and find the hidden relic while navigating through 12-13 rooms.  The pair of teammates are blessed with a pendant where each teammate gets half, this can be used to get past temple guards but if they are caught without the pendant they are taken from the game.The show was very cute, and I always wanted to go on shows like this growing up. 


So another classic that I have yet to read but would like to is: The Lion Witch and Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. The story is one that any child would love. Four siblings two boys and two girls find a mysterious wardrobe in a room of the house they are staying at.  Inside the wardrobe behind a hidden door is a mysterious new land called Narnia.  Narnia is a land full of mystical creatures and animals that can speak like humans. Lucy the youngest of the children is the first to find Narnia. While playing hide-n-seek she climbs into the wardrobe and ends up going through the door, while in Narnia she meets a man who is also half faun named Mr. Tumnus, he invites her to tea.  While there he admits that he brought her there to give her over to the evil White Witch who rules Narnia. He decides against it and leads Lucy back to the lamppost where they first met.  Lucy returns to her siblings and tells them all about her adventure.  They don't believe her. Later Lucy enters Narnia again, and her older brother Edmund follows her. Edmund meets the White Witch while in Narnia and falls under her enchantment.  When both children return to the real world again, Edmund denies ever being in Narnia or meeting the White Witch.  Finally all four children enter and while there they begin searching for the real ruler of Narnia, Aslan a lion.  The story is one that every child will treasure. It is one that I would love to read to my children or have my children read.  Since then the book has been made into countless movies and has had many sequels.

My Book:

So many characters in my book are a bit on the strange side, but none of them hold a candle to Libby. The hippie, seamstress and owner of Libby's Dress Shop.  Libby is a college friend that grew up with Genevieve's mother Sheila. When Genevieve gets asked to prom it is her mission to find the right and perfect dress that will make her night magical.  Her mother takes her to Libby who is as vibrant and wild as the dresses she makes. I am as you can see an 80's nut and a little of Libby's inspiration spars from Annie Pots, Iona, in Pretty in Pink her spunk mind you not the total character.  Libby's favorite color is green, and when Genevieve meets her the first time she thinks Libby may be an alien from outer space with her eccentric look.  From her hair to her skin, Libby is in head to toe green, and although it should deter people from buying her dresses, Libby is entirely too good at what she does and gets a lot of business.  I love Libby's character.  She was so fun to write and create. She is youthful and carefree, something that every person should embrace.

What's For Dinner:  Hamburger Helper

Song of the Day:   

Lil Bow Wow.  (Or Bow Wow now) ft. Ciara Like You


  1. Not to ignore the hard work you put into the rest of the challenge, but I LOVE hearing about your book!

    1. Thank you! I love sharing my book with people. My theme this year is everything YA, so that's why I am sticking to this format. I'm hoping one day to get it published. Currently I am in the editing stages. Thanks for subscribing to my blog!

  2. Vanessa! You are doing awesome with the A to Z Challenge. Writing about a Book, a Movie, TV series, Song and your book too for each alphabet, that's truly commendable.
    Hope you are having a great time reading, writing and connecting with fellow A to Zers, Vanessa :)
    A Rose is a Rose is a Rose!
    Co-Host AJ's wHooligan for the A to Z Challenge 2014


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