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Merry Halloween-ween!!


I know. I suck because the updates have been so … non-updatey of late. Work issues.



Seriously, do not be drinking anything when you click this, but prepare to laugh yourself silly.

I couldn’t let this particular holiday go by without a little something, right?

It is also the last day of October, AKA National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I do hope you checked your breasticles this month (and every month) to do your part!


May you get nothing but tons of candy and lots of fun this holiday! And I will update as I can! Because I miss you guys!


Snarkstress Gets Her Poe On!


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Happy Halloween-ween, everyone!

So I promised I’d do something special today for all of you and BEHOLD! An audio doth appear! If you like creepy. If you like E.A. Poe. If you need a little spooky fix for your Samhain plans, then look no further. And no…it’s not The Raven.

As for us, we’re keeping it low key this year. Some good eats, some good movies, and a little creepiness amongst ourselves. Hell, I’ve already been drained and shocked via spooky Eeyore-clad nurse this morning. What else IS there to do? (Aside from terrorizing the Feline Mafia with costumery, that is.)

Have a safe and shivery Halloween!



(And to all our friends and fans on the East coast, hang in there! We’re glad you’re all okay!)


Saturday!Surprise! Snarkstress Speaks



Hi there! *waves*

Feeling well enough to work on some snark and Dragon suggested a little Saturday audio surprise for all of you (since this week was so snark-free). It’s not long, but it does touch on a couple of reviews for your review-hungry hearts.



Batsy!Boo Serves Up A Fright


dc44introIssue #44, Detective Comics (October 1940)

Batman & Robin in…“The Land Behind The Light”

Moody!Monday, Batfans!

I certainly couldn’t have timed this better, what with it being Halloween and all! And here I was, wracking my brain trying to figure out if I should just skip ahead to a particularly creeptastic issue of DC with which to celebrate the holiday. Psh. Amateur.

Here at Hus af Snark, we spent the weekend geeking out over Batman: Arkham City and putting the “laughter” in “slaughter” as I butchered a poor, defenseless pumpkin:

The cats have barely escaped costume-ization, only because I don’t think I’d be able to keep the cackles at bay while watching them impersonate fainting goats the second the costume went on. It’s like they forget how to stand upright entirely, preferring to drop to their sides and turn baleful glances our way.

We’re still trying to figure out what we’re going to do this evening, but something tells me it will involve hard apple cider toasts and The Nightmare Before Christmas (among other scarier offerings). We considered passing out candy, but in years past there’s been poor turnout, what with the folks here deciding that somehow, Trunk Or Treat in a parking lot is more fun. *stops self before going on a “What happened to my Halloween?!?” rant.*

Either way, we do hope that YOUR Hallow’s Eves are full of fun and excitement.

But now? Now it’s time to take a turn for the decidedly weird…


When last we saw our Bat and Bird, they were taking out the trash in a city full of criminal refuse. In this issue, we open with a somewhat familiar sight:

The minutes tick by, slower and slower:

Eventually Batsy returns, with news:

Once changed, the pair head off into the foggy night to track down the residence of Madman!MarC/Ko:

No sooner do they step through the front door (instead of, y’know, scaling to the upper window as would be the usual case), than Madman!MarC/Ko pops into existence in front of them:

Ranting about the fourth dimension gets Batsy’s attention, and the pair listen intently while Dr!Crazy shows off his dimension machine. When they aren’t impressed enough, he takes it a step further:

When Dr!Crazy doesn’t return from his little hallway stroll, Batman decides it’s time to give him the benefit of the doubt:

Of course, they don’t care about what the movies tell us about entering the light, and so they discover first hand just why it’s such a bad idea:

Giant!Gorl carts the pair off to the castle, where he decides that the oversized dungeon is the perfect place to stash these “small ones” until they can later decide what to do with them:

Our heroes quickly determine that they’re small enough to squeeze through the bars at the top of the door, and manage to do so unscathed. Then it’s off on a mad-dash through the castle to escape. When faced with two doors, the pair split up briefly to investigate only to find themselves in dire trouble when a giant cat appears from nowhere:

Just as Obvious!Batman is reminding Oblivious!Robin that they are “in a land of giants, so everything is large compared” to them, they’re scooped up, yet again, by a Stealth!Gorl, who carts them off to his Giant!King:

Gorl and the King speculate that our heroes must be “Small-Ones” bred giants, and thus need to be destroyed. Batman ain’t having any of that nonsense, so he decides to take action:

While Gorl is distracted by a bat-kick to the schnoz, Robin manages to trip him up a bit, giving Batman another opening:

Robin dispatches another guard with his sling, and they employ the double rope takedown:

Batsy decides to add insult to injury by beaning the King in the face with a soft fruit:

Then they grab some utensils as weapons and head to the window to escape:

Once on solid ground, they beat a hasty retreat, only to have Robin snatched up in the talons of a giant condor just as they’re clear of the castle. Our quick-thinking Batsy steals a model plane from a pair of Giant!Boys:

He kills the condor with his knife, barely manages to catch Robin as he plummets back toward the ground, and then they fly off into the swamp:

Batman forks the crocodile in the eye and soon, they stumble upon a tiny city full of tiny people and Madman!MarC/Ko!

Beleaguered by the giants and unable to defend themselves, our heroes decide it’s time to teach these little peeps the value of kicking some righteous giant ass via the combined efforts of slingshot and airplane:

One of the giants escapes and heads after Robin, and he’s as sure as Giant!Chow when suddenly:

Happy Halloween, Batfans! Until Thursday!


The Not-So-Evil Dead

Keep Calm And Carry A Boomstick

Made by the fantabulous ~Wildemoon (**Click the picture to go check out her page to score one of your own!**)

There are really very few opportunities in life that I will literally fling myself at with wild abandon.  I am generally what one might call “cautious” and I tend to over think what I really want to do about said opportunities.  Large gatherings of people (say, like one might find at a convention) are an enigma to me because I’m generally not too fond of being in a mob of people.

However, when that Con is taking place within spitting distance of my backyard, I’ll be a bit less cautious about it because hey, it’s not like I have to fly somewhere and arrange for hotel rooms and transport, etc.

Add to the guest list of the above Con one of your all time favorite actors, whom you’ve seen everything for and even read the BOOK…and it’s pretty well “fling at with wild abandon” material.

Long story short, I found out that The Royal Chin himself would be there: Bruce Campbell.  And not only that, there was a double-feature showing of Evil Dead 1 & 2 that Mr. Campbell and the girls of the movies would be showing up to introduce.  All of this as a part of ZomBcon (since apparently Seattle is the #1 city for zombies. Fantastic.)

He was among a list of stellar attendees that included Malcom McDowell, Max Brooks, Billy Tackett, and yes, Mr. Zombie himself, George Romero.

Don’t get me wrong, I adore Mr. McDowell. Max Brooks is hilariously talented. And George Romero is an icon in the horror movie industry.

I went for Bruce.

And I was NOT disappointed.

After changing the venue for the screening a few days before the event, and dealing with crappy Seattle weather (it’s been rainier than normal here), to say that I was excited to get there in one piece is the understatement of the decade.

I was fangirl!flailing! all over the damned place.

We got to sit front row!  And he was literally like, 2 feet from me. *hyperventilates* omgomgomg!

From left to right: Danny Hicks, Timothy Patrick Quill, Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker, and Theresa Tilly.

And in case you missed it:

Bruce. Fucking. Campbell. *quiver of joy*

He was charming, suave, ornery, and every bit as awesome as I expected. And more. SO MUCH MORE! (I can’t believe that I was actually in the same room with him.) Ted was also hilarious, and the ladies were amazing, both Danny and Tim had some awesome stories to tell.  All in all, it was 30 minutes of unadulterated awesomeness! And then this happened:

And I was reminded just how much I love these films.

This was the first time I’d gotten to see them on the big screen (as it were) in an audience full of fans and it was an experience I won’t soon forget.  I gained a new respect not just for the films and the actors, but also for the fans, because, let’s face it, that’s what it’s all about!

We scored a couple of the limited edition ZomBcon Exclusive Commission Evil Dead Poster by Stephen Romano posters:

Amazing! Right??

Okay, so I have some video too, but until I get it all chopped up into more manageable chunks, it’ll be in “forthcoming” status.

The Snarkstress *H*


Happy Halloween/Samhain!


Apologies for the lateness of the last Emo!Thor! Adventure, but it’s Halloween weekend and there was so much going on, we just found ourselves swept up in it.

If I promise to update with pictures of the very special guest celebrity that we sat mere inches from on Saturday night, will you all love us again?

In the meantime, from our house to yours:

Have a Spooktacular Halloween!


The Snarkstress *H* & The Dragon *J*

And Emo!Thor!

October is NBCAM


Boobs. Breasts. Knockers. Melons. Tits. Jugs. Milk Pillows. The Girls. Air Bags. Angel Cakes. Mammaries. Bigguns. Blouse Bunnies. Boobies. Bewbs. Nugs. Muffins. Milk Wagons. Orbs. Bodacious Tatas. Rack. Satan’s Love Pillows. Dueling Banjos. Cream Pies. Snoobs. Flesh Bulbs. Fog Lights. Titties. Hooters. Honkers. Love Muffins. Wobblers. Bra Buddies. Bosoms. Mounds. (And OH so many more…)

For those of you who like things spelled out, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It’s time to ‘think pink’ and take some time out of your busy schedule to get cozy with the sweater monsters in your life (whether they belong to you, your wife, your girlfriend, your husband, boyfriend, etc.) to show them how much you value their good health!

Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is THE most common form of cancer for women, with almost 200,000 new cases reported every year.  It affects women and men from all backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, social standings, and walks of life.

If you have mammary glands, you’re at risk for diagnosis.

But together, we’re working to lower those risks! It’s important to make sure you get to know the knockers in your life, don’t be afraid to squeeze, fondle, and tease them.  Regular breast examinations can help you notice irregularities, and don’t be afraid to go to your doctor if you have questions.

It’s better to go in and be told that there’s nothing there than to wait and be too late!

For all the survivors of breast cancer, their loved ones and their friends, to those of you out there still struggling with this disease, don’t give up! Keep fighting. Let’s kick this cancer in the nips!