Monday, May 18, 2015
BLOOD, BOOBS AND CARNAGE blogfest
Is this cool or what!! Alex J Cavanaugh and Heather Gardner are hosting the BLOOD, BOOBS AND CARNAGE blogfest today. Here’s the details, short and simple:
On May 18, 2015, post about a movie, television show, book, or all three that falls into the category of Blood, Boobs, and Carnage. (Or just Blood and Carnage or other mixture.) It can be any genre that fits the bill – fantasy, science fiction, action, adventure, western, thriller, etc. Post the badge and visit other participants.
Just one huh? Pshaw, that's about impossible.
(WARNING: I realize my interpretation of this blogfest may be more graphic than our hosts intended, so don't click on any videos if you are used to blood and carnage in narrative as opposed to descriptive. Many popular sci-fi's, dystopia's and gaming imply carnage through bombings and news reports of mass death without showing the blood and devastation.)
I've read many books that fall under the category of BLOOD, BOOBS and CARNAGE (BBC); well, blood and carnage mainly. The Road, The Things They Carried, Helter Skelter, The Sword of Truth series, Charlaine Harris' Dead And . . series (True Blood). The effects of gore and a well endowed naked woman lose the effects on the written page. I am currently satisfying my BBC needs by both watching and reading George RR Martin's Game of Thrones Series. I am on book one, and am almost disappointed in the lack of sexual details and foul language in the books compared to the explicit viewing of the HBO series. Almost. I am hilariously disappointed that the HBO series can't seem to find a whore bigger than a B-cup for their nude scenes however.
But of course the boobs of this segment don't necessarily have to be bared and nude to be present amongst the blood and carnage.
With few exceptions, no self respecting heroine (or devious fem-fetal/spy), from the colonial era Anna Strong (Turn, Washington's Spies), to kick-butt urban fantasy, to modern dystopias,
would even contemplate a fight of any sort in a garment that doesn't display their boobs (well endowed or flat chested).
Still, in books or video, I like sex and violence in a story the same way I like romance and humor: as a well integrated part of the story, not as the entire focus. It might surprise you to learn that I'm an avid fan of the TV series The Walking Dead and Vikings, and can't imagine them keeping my interest without killing SOMETHING (and making a bloody mess of it) in every episode; but I have no desire to watch any of the SAW movies, and wasn't impressed with 300.
However, what's a war without carnage, and I prefer to view the effects as opposed to read about them. Some of my favorite bloody movies are: The Patriot, Braveheart, Last of the Mohicians, The Gladiator, The Last Samurai . . well, you get the idea?
Truly though, the series that I think embodies the sentiment of Blood, Boobs and Carnage: Sons of Anarchy. The sex (not shown at all in the below clip) borders on gratuitous, but the show is so visceral that to close the door on that segment of the larger-than-life outlaw society would be an injustice (pun intended). Not to mention I'd get to see a whole lot less of Jax Teller (Charlie Hunan) and Nero Padilla (Jimmy Smits). Hubba, hubba, I'm all for man-boobs! But street/gang war is still war, and the mass executions are no less devastating, even when perpetrated one at a time. The biggest reason I'm drawn to this series though: it's a "real" depiction of modern societal issues, possibly right here where I live. Over the fence, down the street, in that quiet looking neighborhood. Makes me appreciate my uneventful, average little life.
Hopefully the write up wasn't too graphic for ya'll; and for those brave enough to click on the vid's, I hope it was satisfying. Click here for the sign-up list and visit more BLOOD, BOOBS and CARNAGE blogfest participants.
See ya at your own sites.