Devil May Cry

August 6, 2007 at 11:00 pm (Film, T.v, Books etc)

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Nope, not the video game (sorry to disappoint) … I am in fact talking about my fave author, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s, new book!! The title comes from this brilliant line in the book, “a devil may cry when he turns around and sees that he is alone”. Excellent …

I absolutely adore Sherrilyn’s books – I must have read the Dark-Hunter series books at least twice each! Hehe, basically if you’ve never heard or read any of them (something I sincerely hope you get the chance to) its basically this great twist on the vampire story. Naturally being mildly obsessed with such things I jumped right in ther; however they aren’t vampires like Dracula or Lestat but rather their mixed up in Greek mythology.

Basically (in the mythology of the series) the Greek god Appollo created a race of people who were superior to humans, called Appollites – they were all gorgeous, blonde and had psychic powers. However when some of them killed Appollo’s human mistress and child he cursed their race to live in the darkness and feed of each others blood and only living till their 27th birthday – when they literally disintergrate. -Ick!

Now the trapped Atlantean goddess of destruction Appollymi told the Appollites that if they were to take a human soul into themselves they could prolong their lives – this transformed them into Daimons. (Essentially vampires that want your soul but get to it by draining you dry of blood and then taking in your soul to prolong their lives – which they have to do quite regularly since the human souls die in the Daimon bodies.)

Following so far? …. well the Greek gods couldn’t have the daimons going round killing humans so Artemis (goddess of the hunt and moon) created the Dark-Hunters – human men and women who had been killed through betrayal and sold their souls to her for an act of vengeance – in exchange they would serve her in her immortal army killing daimons. The Dark-Hunters share similar characteristics with the daimons so that they can hunt them such as psychic powers, greater strength/ sight + other senses etc; they can’t go into the sunlight either but don’t have to drink blood even though they have fangs like the daimons.

Ok, so the only way these Dark-Hunters can get out of their contract is to find a person who will love them so unconditionally that they can take the medallion with their soul inside -which insidentally burns humans, and return it to them (only a really powerful emotion like love can motivate the soul to go back into their body -thus making them human again.)

How cool is that? Basically the books are about each Dark-Hunter meeting his/her partner and usually fighting off some seriously pissed off demi-god or other foul creature. There’s other sub-plots that run through the series like the one about the Daimon king- Stryker, or about the Squire Nick who is a such a loveably endeaving character who unfortunately has something nasty in store for him. The series starts off with ‘Night Pleasures’ which is all about Kyrian of Thrace, although it helps to understand this character if you’ve read the earlier book ‘Fantasy Lover’ about a Greek demi-god Julian who was cursed into a book to be a sex-slave. This character finds a woman who frees him but he turns up in Kyrian’s book because they both faught together two thousand years earlier against the invading Romans.

They are honestly just the best books ever! Full of action as well as romance and subtle humour – Kenyons a greatly sarcastic lady which I love her for.

Ok, so the newst book is really good because all through-out the series (10-11 books) we get snippets of information about the Dark-Hunters enigmatic leader – Acheron, who happens to be an Atlantean god -the son of Appolymi but through a twist in fate grew up as a human and later gained his god powers and was bound into Artemis’ services. Now not a lot is really known about his past – he’s haunted by it but won’t speak about it so we only see little bits; most of his Hunters don’t even know what he is. This newest book has heaps of information about him though still leaves you wanting more – he’s just such a tortured character but with so much compassion for human kind even when he was never shown any. There’s a huge reveal about a character that pops up from time to time called Katra (who appears in Wulf’s story – ‘Kiss of the Night’).  I have to say I did NOt see that coming – but can’t say any more cos I don’t wanna spoil it.

Hmmmm…. I just realised how much I wrote there!!! Lol, when I get onto the subject like this especially about my fave books I tend to waffle … and I only scratched the surface of all the interesting stuff, there’s so many plot twists and great characters!! Tee hee, I can’t even decide who my favourite one is – though it would most likely come down to either: Kyrian, Zarek, Vane, Fury, Simi or Acheron …. hmmmmm…. very narrow list!! tee hee

Anyway …. READ THE SERIES!!!! I cannot stress this enough! Seriously you won’t regret it and soon you’ll be just as caught up in the mythology as I am …. scary thought!  

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Yay Summer

August 1, 2007 at 7:34 pm (Me)

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Wooo …. it finally looks like summer might just be here (better late than never).

I had my first dip in the sea yesterday … um and by dip I mean my toes. Tee hee, yeah ok so it was kinda too cold to go for a full swim but up to the knees is pretty good going considering I’m a big woos when it comes to cold water. So we had a lovely picnic at Le Braye (pate and cheese on crackers and everything – the full works) and went for a bit of a paddle. Though of course mum got a bit too excited and decided to chase us with the seaweed … hmmm…. guess who got a nice big slimy piece down the back of her trousers!! Ick!

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Princess of Darkness

July 2, 2007 at 6:04 pm (Me)

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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeekkk … I’ve dyed my hair black!!! It really is truly black!! Eeepp, this is definately gonna take some getting used to. Although of course I wasnt brave enough to use a permanent dye so it’ll be back to boring old brown pretty soon.

You see the thing is that I get really easily bored with my hair, eurgh I hate it most of the time cos it has this annoying tendancy to go frizzy and wavy at the slightest hint of moisture in the air!!!! Which of course is most of the time since we live in the Northern Hemisphere, and seeing how it hasn’t stopped raining for the past 3 months even though we are well into summer I haven’t got a chance!

 Still it’s not as bad as the time I cut it all off! Hmmm…. definately not the best of ideas. I used to have this lovely long perfectly straight hair that I could sit on (no exageration) and then I got to about 13 and decided to cut it all off! … BIG MISTAKE! It was in this horrible little bob that turned into a frizzy little afro which needless to say looked awful and I kinda looked like a Clingon!

I finally grew most of it back and decided to have blonde highlights put through it which messed up my hair even more and then when I got bored of them I had to grow them out which took forever!

You know what though? No-body actually noticed that I’d dyed it black! Typical, here I am being all bold with my colour choice when I could have picked up a bottle of damsen or walnut or something and no-one takes a blind it of notice!!!! Grrrrr….. So anyway, I’m trying to grow it now, it’s getting pretty long at the back- sort of mid-way sown by back sort of length … I just have to resist the urge to cut it and I should be ok! 

Hmm…… we’ll just have to wait and see …..

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Once you go black you never go back …. ALIVE!!

June 17, 2007 at 8:29 pm (Film, T.v, Books etc)

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Tee-hee-hee, I was randomly searching the web and I came across this brilliant site!! lol, its called askaninja.com – basically its this guy dressed up like a ninja answering questions. I swear its absolutely hilarious. The other night I was watching some of the episodes with my head-phones on and didn’t realise I was actually laughing out loud until I looked up and realised that everyone was staring at me!!

I think they were a bit annoyed since they were trying to watch a film and my laugh is … how can I say this delicately … um … loud?! Yup, we’re talking full on hippopotamus style laughing!! lol.

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Alco-ma-hol

June 16, 2007 at 5:40 pm (Random)

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Here are some public health warnings for alcohol that I would love to see published! Tee-hee-hee.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what the hell happened to your bra and panties.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may create the illusion that you are tougher, smarter, faster and better looking than most people.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think people are laughing WITH you.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to think you can sing.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing like a retard.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them.

5 Signs that you are too drunk:

1) You lose arguments with objects

2) You can focus better with one eye shut

3) You fall off the floor

4) That pink elephant is following you home again5) You wake up screaming “Toro Toro Toro” in the middle of the night

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Man lunges wildly at the Pope

June 12, 2007 at 10:00 pm (Random)

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Anyone who’s as big a Bill Bailey fan as I am must have laughed just as hysterically as I did when they heard this news!! Lol, don’t get me wrong; I don’t have anything against the Pope he seems like a sweet old man (He didn’t even realise that some loony tried to jump into his pope-mobile!!).

I just remember watching the ‘Part Troll’ tour and Bill talking about being adventurous about their lists of “things to do before they die” … lol I think that poor guy got the wrong end of the stick!!

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Public Transport

May 25, 2007 at 6:11 pm (Moans & Groans)

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What is it about public transport that attracts wierdos? Is it like some secret mecha for those with no agenda?

Seriously, you either end up sat next to a burberry enveloped kid nervously and rather suspiciously wiping at his nose or sitting next to an old bag lady who smells like she died and nobody thought to clean up the rotting corpse!

Take today for instance, it’s 7:15 in the morning – (my oh so favourite time of day) and our regular bus driver has been swapped with this guy who looks like a dirty old tramp, on his better days! This delightfully hobbo-esque gentleman is also creepy … I mean the kind of creepy that is mentally choosing which knife would work best to evicerate you and remove your fingers and toes! *shiver*

Now it’s getting warm so naturally the skirts and ballet pumps have come out of the back of the cupboard and now the last two times I’ve gotten on the bus the driver has looked at my shoes and muttered to himself, “nice shoes” in this dark little Kevin Spacey voice. Ok, so it’s an innocent enough comment but the thing is that I don’t think he’s actually addressing me when he says it! It’s like some demonic shoe fetish voice that escapes …. creeeeeepy!

Hmmmm… I might try wearing bin-bags over my feet next time, see what he says then!

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Cinema Etiquette

May 23, 2007 at 9:05 pm (Film, T.v, Books etc)

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Hmmm … Spiderman 3 … Is it wrong to cheer the bad guys on?

 What about standing up in the cinema throwing popcorn at the screen and shouting “Hurry up and kill the rubber-faced twat” ???

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Phantom Hotty!

May 22, 2007 at 10:00 pm (Me)

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So, my parents run this cafe down at St. Aubins right and naturally I get dragged along to help out cos lets face it they’re cheap and need the child labour! Lol, so I’m there locking up one afternoon the other week with just my aunt and who should we see??? …. why a phantom hotty of course!

Oooooh baby was he hot!

 He was some artist from the studio above and he came to ask if he could take his easel back … I swear I melted into a puddle of female hormonal goo and had to bite my tongue before I told him he could take anything he wanted!!!

He was a bon-a-fide cookie … as in “wouldn’t kick him out of bed for eating cookies!!”

Hehe, only thing now is that no-one believes me! Cheeky buggers, they think I made him up!

Hmmm…. you may have started to notice that I’m a bit obsessed with food …. it’s not an eating disorder or anything, it’s just the curse of being the daughter of a chef!

 P.s. Am nursing fern back to health … he’s looking a little less smokey bacon.

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Hello world!

May 21, 2007 at 7:06 pm (Me, Random)

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Bonjour! Ooooh this is soooo exciting … finally a place to unload the strange and mystical stuff that swirls about in my brain! So I guess an introduction is in order! I am the Krafty Kat – no I’m not some crazy person who can’t spell ‘cat’ – its a nickname of sorts – not that I’m a particularly crafty person! Anyway I’m a resident of the blissfully unaware island of Jersey (don’t even dare ask me if that’s in America – we used to own you!) So here I am sitting in amongst the enormous piles of clothing and old crisp packets that fill my room – (if you listen carefully you can hear the mice scuttling about eating discarded digestives.) And I realise that I haven’t watered my fern … how lame is that! It’s a fern! All I have to do is stick it in the sink with some water every now and then and I can’t even do that! The poor things gone all crispy … mmmm salt and vinegar … Eeek must not be sidetracked with thoughts of deep fried potato!Ok, so maybe you’ve already noticed that the inner workings of my mind are not going to produce symphonies and breakthrough political ideals … but hey ho. Alright, since you’ve been so patient reading this rubbish I’m going to share with you quite possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever seen! I can watch this over and over again and I end up doubled over in fits of giggles with tears literally streaming down my face!

I swear this cat is possesed or something! Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeE2E7nqe0w&mode=related&search=

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