#DexterNotes Great use of the recurring moon motif — here romantically reflected on the ocean below before Dex dumps his last body of s5.
#DexterNotes 5.12 Baptista gives LaGuerta an “anniversary” gift — another necklace!
#LessHorrificFilms The Dulling
Maybe a better hashtag game would be #MoreHorrificFilms ? Here’s one: President Evil
#LessHorrificFilms The Grabbin’ in the Woods
#DexterNotes 5.3 Dexter sets up his kill room — like”putting my life back in order.” A wry comment on the sterility of perfectionism.
LOL @bobmueller Well, the first time I just assumed it was the spit of those drooling with jealousy. Now I realize it was just spite spit.
We know you love The Beatles @JasonJackMiller — but what’s your opinion on Wings?
@amergina asks “What does a Stoker (award) taste like?” I’ve licked mine many times, expecting chocolate. But the answer is always old spit.
#DexterNotes s5 More necklaces : Jordan’s blood relic trophy, Alex’s jewelry trophy, Lumen’s lucky clover…
#DexterNotes 5.9 Self-help guru Jordan Chase — name is virtually a homonym for Jesus Christ.
#DexterNotes 5.7 Jordan’s gift onesie reads ‘Born Primal’ — reminiscent of the ‘Born Free’ gift from Biney in S1.
#DexterNotes 5.7 Important scene when Deb confesses no remorse for killing Fuentes…’Some people don’t deserve to live.’ Foreshadows s7?
#DexterNotes 5.7 Cool match cut from elevator doors to parallel hairs in microscope. Literally parses out the issue: is it Cole or Jordan?
#DexterNotes 5.6 The Eye of Horus? That’s not Mayan, but Egyptian. But the “watching eye” symbol foreshadows the surveillance to come.
#DexterNotes … and also in 5.6, Angel gets a lead in the Santa Meurta case by spotting a peculiar necklace on a bargirl.
#DexterNotes NECKLACES. For instance, in 5.6, LaGuerta’s necklaces are layered to look like a female sex symbol: O+ …
#DexterNotes s5 Necklaces are playing a larger role in this season. I think these harken back to the neck slice Deb witnesses early on.
My friends bought a new dog but had to change its name. They couldn’t see themselves running after it in public screaming “GONDOR!!!”
Cat Lilly: should have been the winner of this “Carnivore Plants” photoshop contest: pxleyes.com/photoshop-pict…
#DexterNotes s4 Dad caught Dex leaning over a ledge, trying to “feel.” Trinity does something similar in part two of his three part ritual.
Hey, writers: I’m getting a little tired of the words “Pantser” and “Plotter” — my #writing process is not a diaper brand.
New genre for spooky soft horror films that center on a grieving character’s loss but which never really bother to tell a story: “Mourno.”
Today’s brainstorm was followed by a flash flood of ideas - a few children drowned, caught in the sudden unexpectedness of thought.
Major brainstorming session today. Lobes hailed down. Car windshields everywhere were smeary with pinkish cranial fluid by the end of it.
While on pain meds for a tooth pull yesterday, I was asked how I was feeling and I said “Fo sar, go sood.”
More horrifying breakfast foods: Leggo my Eggo! Great photo/concept:… fb.me/1sMH3vH5d
#DexterNotes 4.4 Kid’s mug has Harrison’s red handprint on it. Echoes the wall photo back in precinct. Dex fears getting caught red-handed.
Art imitates life, yes, but some art imitates death. I’m just saying.
@WagTheFox Get well soon, before the other organs let fly.
@VeronicasDad1 All the real life horrors of the casts’ plastic surgery, liposuction, etc. should be included on the DVD bonus features.
#DexterNotes 4.1 Dex sings America the Beautiful as telephone lullaby while scrolling through murder photos. Subtext: Life during wartime.
#DexterNotes Newborn is Harrison — “Harry’s Son.” This child too is yet another double for Dexter in this cast. Father, son and…trinity.
#DexterNotes 4.1 When Dex confesses his crime to Harrison out loud while feeding him, noir “prison bar” shadows from blinds cut across him.
#DexterNotes 4.1 Self-mockery of credits as Dex’s “morning routine” is marred by childcare. Scatology of a newborn matches his new life.
#DexterNotes 3.12 Dexter’s claim to superiority over King is that he’s not “single-minded.” Single as in unmarried. This is rite of passage.
#FoodHorrorMovies Rosemary Baby
[Are they still selling these? This is the first time I’ve seen the new character art and I’m….horrified! And… fb.me/1fq24gQoj
Editor/Designer/Pirate Nate Rosen turns in another cool design: a microhorror story on a t-shirt (or rather,… fb.me/129RZ3Ix9
@that_ghoul_ava Swab carefully.
@JustAfterSunset If you say it backwards while staring into a pentagram-shaped mirror and wringing a slit virgin goat’s neck, then…maybe.
#insectfilms The Way We Worms
For some reason my tweet archive (‘the Nest’) is munged right now. Hope to fix it soon… all my #DexterNotes are in there!
#DexterNotes 3 “Adios, amigo.” The color desaturates to black-and-white.
#DexterNotes The background during the end credits - is it blood suspended in air? My TV screen is but another one of Dexter’s slides.
BradBirdA113 Just saw the Space Shuttle flyover from the Disney Animation building roof. Lindelof calls it “an open-casket funeral for the Space Age”.
@RenegadeScribe Yes indeed. Twitter and meat hooks. Twitter and meat hooks.
@CDennisMoore LOL! Congratulations on your impending doom! ;-)
@ccfinlay Enjoyed that a lot. “He barfed on a sailor like a pig! And the police ate Timothy!”
October is coming to get you. flickr.com/photos/gorelet…
#DexterNotes …Yet the failure of bodies is central to these episodes, esp with Camilla as stand-in mother, who Dexter “mercifully” kills.
#DexterNotes The more male bonding Dex does with Prado, the more stereotypical Rita’s behavior becomes, and it’s blamed on her body…
#DexterNotes 3.8 Dex spins the knife on the wheel of fortune — it’s all risk — both of them are going all in.
#DexterNotes 3.7 The focus on Key Lime Pie parallels the eating of chocolate pudding with Rita earlier this season. He is threat to family.
#DexterNotes Dex reasons his mercy kill is justified, “but only for a friend.” The loss of Camilla opens a spot for Prado in his circle.
#DexterNotes “The Skinner” - great name - palm trees are both trimmed and skinned.
@JustAfterSunset Session 9 is a masterpiece. Enjoy!
#DexterNotes 3.6 “Just because Miguel can gut a fish doesn’t mean he can understand…” Dex reflects on this while swimming. Like a fish.
#DexterNotes 3.6 Episode’s title is “Sí Se Puede” = “Yes, We Can” = Obama 2008 election slogan (episode aired Nov 2008).
#DexterNotes s3 Fatherhood theme this season is about fear of domestication for the “wild” killer; a study in masculinity, more than murder.
Good eye @Rocket_Pixie — thx! I think the fair scene is in 3.3 then.
#DexterNotes 2.3 “Monster” appears on banner behind Prado at the fair. Dexter frets over new role of father as a juggler walks behind him.
A fortune cookie for every writer. pic.twitter.com/GK5inluT
#DexterNotes Rita and Dexter cuddle and eat the kid’s pudding as comfort food. This sweetness cannot sustain: Dex is losing his teeth.
#DexterNotes For someone “without feelings,” Dex is a master thespian, manipulating performance of roles in everyday life. Hints of Bergman.
#DexterNotes 3.1 Dex mimics a junkie in order to recon Freebo. This ties back to the ‘addiction’ theme in s2…
I love monsters. But I think the Monster energy drink logo is horrible. Claws are too parallel. Everything’s a mess with a real monster.
#DexterNotes 2.12 Lila’s finale is entirely vampiric: stake through the heart, blood from the lips.
#DexterNotes 2.12 Dexter’s breakfast routine — “I’m free!” — blurs narrative with the extratextual credit sequence in self-reflexive glee.
#DexterNotes Recurring motif (and it’s also there in the books): the moon. Icon of lunacy and tide shifting and a numinous presence above.
#DexterNotes 2.9 Lila’s pill popping parallels Harry’s “suicide”. Harry is almost always an absent presence.
Gary Larson Classic: Dead body slumped over piano keyboard. A nearby fan whispers, “Shhh! The Maestro is decomposing.” Perfection.
Reading “The Prehistory of the Far Side.” Pt 4 includes hilarious sampler of cartoons rejected for being too gross. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prehi…
#GeographicalCelebs Snooklyn, New York
#GeographicalCelebs Panama Anderson
At diner: “Table for one?” / No - two more are coming. / His hand wavered over kid’s menus: “Adults only?” / I just laughed at the innuendo.
Brushed up the proverbial Michael Arnzen Social Network today : michaelarnzen.com
The complete contents of The Gorelets Omnibus:… fb.me/2a6nDUzXd
JeremyCShipp Say no to drugs. Because talking drugs are not to be trusted.
@FrankMarcopolos Yeah good point! — A deathbed is kind of like a birthday that way. The compound word is an unearned happenstance!
2thank I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. Vincent Van Gogh
@Rocket_Pixie Lila is definitely more three dimensional, that’s for sure. But Dru still cracks me up. She acts like a drunk dropped infant.
@mscottwriter Me, too. Dru is one of the best vampires ever because she was a total psychopath — believably crazy — yet charming!
@grammarissa Totally. This is the place near DeLallo’s on HWY 30… Hollywood, a game designer, or a haunted attraction park should buy it.
#DexterNotes 2.8 Deb notes: “Lila’s obviously a vampire…” Agreed. Lila is much like Drusilla from Buffy/Angel. [Rita/Darla might agree!]
Abandoned Hospital: Monsour Medical Center - HDR by Daryll Moran flickr.com/photos/dwmoran…
Fun to sing at work during lunch breaks: “What if [name of your boss] was one of us….”
@PaulaCKirk re: Grave Markings. THANKS! Always great to hear from someone who #&@!ing understands art anymore. ;-) Enjoy the wild ride.
#MadeUpMeds Bitonex — blood thinner for aging vampires.
arnzen #el232 Writing What You Know and Achieving Verisimilitude - class lecture snippet by @MikeArnzen posted to #soundcloud 8:32 PM, Sep 12th, 2012 via Tweet Button (retweeted on 9:38 AM, Sep 13th, 2012 via web)
#DexterNotes 2.7 Lila’s art — cannibalistic mannequins. Symbolic of so much. But self-reflexive; the show is doing this to itself, too.
#DexterNotes 2.7 Title “That Night, a Forest Grew” — reference to Where the Wild Things Are — but a forest of flame, not wood.
#DexterNotes 2.5 The direction of “The Dark Defender” episode really comes close to hyperfiction - akin to the anime sequence in Kill Bill.
@JasonJackMiller Just e-mailed you the HYF interview. Loved the zombie apocalypse question! :-)
#DexterNotes Season 2 is crafty with parallel character arcs. Each is a subtle double for Dexter, ‘harboring’ a secret that ‘surfaces.’
#DexterNotes 2.3-4 From Noah’s Ark to Doakes encounter, boats haunt the mise en scene — reflecting Dex’s free-floating, growing paranoia.
Just ordered this for my cthoffee table: The Verminomicon! fb.me/1TtFuyo2L
“Haring Hell” : new abstract posted to my flickr art gallery: flickr.com/photos/gorelet…
#DexterNotes 2.3 The minivan — an icon of mobile domesticity — is ingenious camouflage for Dexter to hunt in plain sight.
#DexterNotes 2.2 Deb keeps locking Dex out with the door chain. After ITK, she’s afraid, naturally. But perhaps also of Dex, unconsciously.