Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.
Today is also the first day of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. You know, the one where you blog every day in April (except for Sunday) starting with the letter A and working your way to Z? Well, my insecurities this month are huge, but I'm only going to talk about the ones that go along with the challenge for this month. The rest can wait until May.
I set a few "rules" for myself and this month's theme way back in January. Here they are:
- Science Fiction and/or Fantasy movies from the 1980's
- Must be a movie I've watched--preferably when it came out and I was a kid
Netflix let me down! Out of the 52ish movies in my list, only 5 of them were available for streaming. Really Netflix? My husband just gained ground in his argument for canceling. Sadly that means this month's posts won't be as in depth as I had hoped. It will mostly be a "do you remember?" And some of them are barely that. So, I'm going to need your help to remember some of the movies that will be brought up this month.
The insecurities come in because my theme last year was awesome. I mean straight up tons of fun with great questions and discussion. I'm afraid this year is going to fall flat compared to my Doctor Who year. :(
There are a few exceptions to the 80s rule this month because I simply couldn't think of a movie for a letter from that decade. In those cases I went with the 70's or as early 90's as possible. This means many of my favorite movies are not in this month's list. Let's see if some of yours are.
Hope you enjoy anyway!
This is the only one of the Alien movies I actually watched growing up. All I remember is a lot of running around, crawling through halls and vents (which you can see in the trailer), shooting, death, I think there was an android that ends up as just a head? I can't remember if Ripley saved the little girl or not, but I vaguely remember a scene where she gets inside some kind of robotic suit and kicks some alien butt. (Or is that a different movie?)
LOL, I need to find someone who owns it and watch it again. In the meantime, anyone want to set me straight? I was only 12 when the movie came out.
The Abyss (1989)--
Bonus from FADE INTO ME
Abhithian--Sentient humanoids descended from settlers who came from the planet Abhail. They can see and control the threads of magic on earth. Their goal is to achieve and keep the balance between creation and destruction. They look just like you and me, but they can live up to 800 years. They can also travel between the "human side" and Ireas by an inter-dimensional portal.