Skull 44

The forty-fourth skull!

Skull 44

Skull 44 – 10×10″

I’m starting to get to the point where I have ideas, but I either don’t like them, or I’m not sure how best to lay them out, and it’s getting a little frustrating.  Luckily, some people have been suggesting a few ideas, and someone on my Instagram page suggested a moon-skull over a graveyard!  Now, this style is a little bit different than my normal style – a little more cartoony or stylistic, but I do like the way the moon really stands out.  It reminds me a bit of the videogame “Majora’s Mask” (which I’ve not played myself) with the giant moon crashing down, haha 😉  I think the one in the game is scarier than mine, but I like my moon-skull 😀


Music: “Clouds” by Sergey Cheremisinov is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.


Spooky Film: Today’s spooky film of the day is “Babadook,” which some people really do not like because it at first seems like a monster movie, but it’s actually about psychosis.  What I think really stops some people from liking it is that – if you’ve never really experienced panic attacks, paranoia, anxiety, depression, mania, psychosis, or have seen first-hand how these sorts of things can affect people – you likely won’t appreciate this psychological horror.  If you truly have, though, you will see a lot of scenes that feel a little “too real” despite the monster, and you’ll know exactly why.  The monster is the psychosis, and it’s a hell of a lot scarier than a flesh-and-blood monster.  Why?  You can stab a monster, you can run away from a monster, you know that the thing you see in front of you exists.  But how do you defeat paranoia?  How do you defeat those little shadows in the corners of your eyes, or full-blown visions you know don’t actually exist but still appear?  How do you defeat that feeling of panic that arises for seemingly no reason but won’t go away?  How exactly do you defeat THAT monster?  Anyway, I’ve rambled on for too long; the point is, it’s an interesting movie (but I’d suggest not watching it with your kids unless you’ve watched it yourself first and decide whether you think your kids can watch it – there’s at least one part that you may consider PG13+?).

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