Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Blood, Gore, and the Horror Genre Giveaway (Flight Rising)

Update: The giveaway is over. Thanks to everyone that participated. Maybe you were a member of Flight Rising and this giveaway made you a fan of my blog. Or maybe you're a fan of my blog who has suddenly learned about Flight Rising. If you're the latter, keep on the lookout for the next registration window.

If you are a member of Flight Rising and can't wait until my next giveaway to get dragons from me. You can always check out the Auction House and my Dragon Shop for dragons I'm selling.

I also do nest rentals and lend out my cauldron.

If you want to find out more about my clan feel free to check out my dragon's journals and the clan's facebook page.

Even though the giveaway is over, feel free to talk about the horror genre.

The horror genre seems to have been given a bad rep as of late. Terms like 'sick puppies' describe people like me who adore the horror genre. People who want to get scared out of their minds as they find that fun. Is it odd?

That's a question for another day.

While I adore b-movies, I do find a problem with horror movies and tv shows recently. A lot of the time they seem to show gore for gore's sake instead of having a good atmosphere with gore serving the plot.

Psycho (1960) is a slasher film, yet it isn't like the Final Destination films in their rush to show you the most gruesome deaths. It builds up an atmosphere and you get a sense of caring for the characters. That is why you care about who lives and who dies.

The Hannibal series (tv show, movies, and books) deal with the issue of cannibalism, among other things, and yet the series is held in high regards. This is due to, again, the characters holding things together. Hannibal Lecter, who is usually heralded as one of the best villains, is given more depth than a simple killer. He is made into an actual person.

Those are examples of exceptional horror. I'm not saying I hate movies like Final Destination, I was super excited to find all of the movies in one collection, but that the horror genre needs more variety.

In my quest to give back to my loyal blog readers, here's another giveaway. This time I'm giving away dragons (I know, shocking) from the site Flight Rising. Unlike Dragon Cave, you can't sign up at any time but have to wait for a registration window. Go to the HOME PAGE of Flight Rising to check when the next registration window is. Even if you can't make this giveaway, you can participate in a future one. I am jashykins on the site.

Now this giveaway is running a little differently than my Dragon Cave one due to how breeding is done on Flight Rising. The number of dragons I give away each time is dependent on how many eggs are produced. I have selling my dragons in the Auction House and Exalting others as part of my income on the site. Losing a little here and there is fine, giving away half of my dragons each time is a no no for me.

This time I am giving away two dragons.

Below are listed the rules of this giveaway:

1.) You MUST be the first to comment/claim a dragon to get it. To claim a dragon simply say its name in your comment.

2.) You MUST also comment with your username so I know who to send it to.

3.) If you don't like the dragon's name for whatever reason, in your comment say so and a Scroll of Renaming will be sent your way as well as the dragon.

4.) You MUST comment on this post and not anywhere else I post the link to this giveaway. I will most likely post this in a bunch of places and I don't want to spend time figuring out who was really first.

5.) I run a WRITING SHOP on Flight Rising. For your dragon that you get from this giveaway you can get a free bio and/or journal entry for it.

6.) If the dragon reaches a week old and isn't claimed, the giveaway will be over and I will level up and Exalt the dragon. I will put EXALT by the dragon's name if that happens.

Here are the lovely dragons this time around:

Norman EXALT

Hannibal CLAIMED