empresseve on Instagram

empresseve

Geeks of Doom editor, heavy metal-lovin', headbanging, bass-playing, veg*n chick obsessed w/ pop culture. Never tell me the odds. Twitter: eveofdoom

http://geeksofdoom.com/

Report inappropriate content

On Halloween night, COMET TV, which streams FREE sci-fi and horror movies and television shows, will be running their “Hushaween” marathon with classic silent horror films Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and The Phantom Of The Opera. - For the occasion, the cool folks at COMET sent me this promo pack, with a Nosferatu t-shirt, blood bag water pouch, and Halloween goodie bag with spooky candy and toys. - Want to win a prize pack like this that also has items for Babylon 5, Stargate, and CHiPS? Head to geeksofdoom.com to enter for a chance to win one! - Swipe ⬅️ to see all the contents of the prize pack. I also included photos of my big cat Mars, the Orange Mountain 🌋, who jumped right into the small box the minute I opened it and didn’t care that he didn’t fit in it at all. Yes, he’s sitting on the actual contents of the box. Because I can’t don a shirt without cat hair on it. (Prize Pack does not include cat hair; I know, don’t be sad.) - - - - #Halloween #Hushaween #CometTV #horror #horrormovies #silentfilm #silentfilms #silenthorror #horrorshirt #horrortshirt #vampire #Nosferatu #PhantomOfTheOpera #CabinetOfDrCaligari #halloweencandy #spooky #cat #cats #orangecat #catsofinstagram #catstagram #mycatsofdoom #watchcomet #watchcharge #prizepack #contest #giveaway @comettv

0

I took at trip back to Haddonfield! Me and my fellow [Geeks of] Doomer Dr. Zaius attended an advanced press screening of HALLOWEEN, which sees the return of scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode facing off with her long-time nemesis, killer Michael Myers. - We were at the AMC Lincoln Square 13, which is a really gorgeous movie theater in NYC, where they had one of those big theater standee ads for the new film, but this one was interactive! We had a lot of fun taking photos and video selfies with it beforehand. Then after the movie when we went back to take more, we found that we were kinda really scared to go near it! 😂 - The original 1978 film was always one of my favorite horror films and left an impression on me as a kid, so I had some high hopes for this new movie and it did not disappoint. There were lots of callbacks to the original without pandering. Curtis was great and I also really liked the young cast members, especially Andi Matichak, who plays Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson. Definitely a worthy follow-up and a must-see this Halloween season. - - - - #Halloween #Halloween2018 #Halloweenmovie #Halloweenmovies #michaelmyers #lauriestrode #johncarpenter #jamieleecurtis #Haddonfield #theshape #halloween40yearslater #h40 #halloweenfranchise #theaterstandee #theaterposter #amctheatres #amclincolnsquare #lincolnsquare #nyc #horror #horrormovies #scary #scarymovies #amctheaters #universalpictures @athena_costanza_torkel @universalpictures @halloweenmovie @amctheatres

4

So apparently October 12th is Hug A Bassist Day, and I’m sad to report that I have not received even one hug yet today! That’s ok, we bass players are used to this type of neglect. 🎸 Here’s a flashback Friday photo to me in Fall of 1996 with my newly opened Rickenbacker bass, just gifted to me for my birthday from one of my closest friends, Mishell. I was blown away. I started playing bass when I was 12, and ever since then I had always wanted a “Rick,” as a lot of my bass heroes played one: Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, Cliff Burton, Lemmy, Joey DeMaio. So this was a pretty awesome moment. 🎸 ^Can’t even get a bass guitar emoji. In the immortal words of Rodney Dangerfield, no respect. 🎸 🎸 🎸 🎸 #BassPlayer #BassPlayers #bassist #bassguitar #guitar #BassistDay #BassPlayerDay #HugABassPlayer #HugsABassistDay #bass #bassguitar #femalebassist #femalebassplayer #rickenbacker #rickenbackerbass #4string #4strings #musician #heavymetal #metalhead #EmpressEveRocks

18

I spent my afternoon off today at the American Folk Art Museum at Lincoln Square in NYC for a tour of their current exhibit, “Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863).” - What a fascinating person Orra White Hitchcock was, not to mention a pioneering woman who combined her love of art and science to create such intricate works for educational, research, and historical purposes. Truly amazing what she accomplished in her life both personally and professionally. A great mind and a great talent. - The exhibit runs through Sunday, October 14, 2018, so if you’re able to go, definitely do so. Admission to the museum is FREE (as always). - 📷 by me 10/11/2018 - #FolkArtMuseum #FolkArt #OrraWhiteHitchcock #ChartingtheDivinePlan #scientificillustration #geology #science #botany #flowers #floralart #octopus #watercolor #womenartists #americanfolkartmuseum #artmuseum #nyc #nycmuseums #lincolncenter #lincolnsquare #EmpressEveTravels @afamuseum

1

The NY TIMES ran a piece yesterday about MAD magazine’s new Halloween issue, which contains a 4-page comic called “The Ghastlygun Tinies,” a brilliant satirical commentary on school shootings done in the style of Edward Gorey's famously morbid “Gashlycrumb Tinies.” - I grew up on MAD magazine, but it’s been a long time since I’ve read it. That changed today. - One look at this Halloween issue, and I was like, yeah, it’s time to subscribe. Even my cranky cat Angel liked it. Here she is with my copy. - MAD No. 4 (released October 9, 2018) Special Haunted Humor Issue @mad.magazine Cover art by @ghoulishgary “The Ghastlygun Tinies” Written by Matt Cohen Art by @marcjpalm - - - - #madmagazine #hauntedhumor #alfredeneuman #theshining #stephenking #stanleykubrick #redrum #ghoulishgary #humor #magazines #halloween #halloweenissue #allhallowseve #GhastlygunTinies #EdwardGorey #GashlycrumbTinies #MyCatsOfDoom #EmpressEveReads

4

Some art in honor of John Lennon’s birthday today: This sculpture by American artist Jack Whitten is called “John Lennon Altarpiece.” This mixed media work was created in 1968 and was meant to honor the Beatles musician. It’s currently on display at The Met Breuer museum in NYC in their “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture (1963-2017)” exhibit, which runs through December 2018. I took this photo of it on my visit to the museum last month. All of the works in this exhibit were really intriguing. I highly recommend viewing it, along with the accompanying audio guide, which contains clips of Whitten speaking about his creations (you can also listen to the audio guide online at The Met’s site). - “John Lennon Altarpiece” 1968 American white oak, brown organic rice, mixed media Artist: Jack Whitten (American, 1939–2018) 📷 by me 9/25/2018 • • • • #JohnLennon #TheBeatles #johnlennonart #johnlennontribute #johnlennonnyc #MetMuseum #TheMet #MetBreuer #artmuseum #artexhibit #modernart #contemporaryart #mixedmedia #sculpture #JackWhitten #nyc #nycmuseums #happybirthday #EmpressEveTravels @MetMuseum @MetBreuer @yokoonoofficial @johnlennonofficial

0

In honor of John Lennon’s 78th birthday today, I went to Central Park in NYC yesterday for their “Stroll to Strawberry Fields” walking tour, which ends at the beautiful, tranquil memorial to the late Beatle. 🍓 The park memorial was conceived and funded by his wife, Yoko Ono, who still resides across the street in The Dakota apartment building where the couple lived with their son Sean when John was killed in 1980. 🍓 I commuted to and from the park via the 72nd St. station on the B & C lines of the NYC subway, where Yoko’s new mosaic subway artwork “SKY” is on display as part of the MTA Arts & Design program. 🍓 John and Yoko imagined a world of peace and love and strived to promote it (as Yoko has continued to do). Now more than ever is a time where we really need it. 🍓 Swipe left for photos from my visit to the park and the subway art installation. All 📷 by me. 🍓 🍓 🍓 🍓 #JohnLennon #TheBeatles #Imagine #imaginemosaic #imaginememorial #SKY #ImaginePeace #StrawberryFields #CentralPark #CentralParkNYC #TheDakota #NYC #NYCparks #newyork #newyorkcity #YokoOno #72ndStStation #72ndSt #upperwestside #centralparkwest #mtanyctransit #MTA #MTAArts #subwayart #nycart #EmpressEveTravels @centralparknyc @mtaartsdesign @yokoonoofficial @johnlennonofficial

1

October is Italian Heritage Month, so as an Italian-American, there’s a lot for me to celebrate. But let’s be real - the best way is with the food! I pretty much eat pasta 5 times per week anyhow, but this week we had food from our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant Casa Edesia (@casaedesiapizzaandgrill) three times. One day we took my visiting Aunt and Uncle, who are from here, but they retired to Florida a few years ago, so they were happy. There’s nothing like Italian food from southern Brooklyn. We also had some Italian rum cake and other classic desserts.🍝 🇮🇹 🇮🇹 🇮🇹 🇮🇹 #ItalianHeritageMonth #ItalianHeritage #italianflag #italianamerican #Italian #italiancake #cake #cakes #cakelove #cakestagram #instacake #instafoods #rumcake #italianrcake #italianrumcake #italiandessert  #foodstagram #desserts #bakery #vegetarian #Italianfood #pasta #tortellini #fettuccinialfredo #riceballs #nyc #brooklyn #bensonhurst #EmpressEveEats #EmpressEveCelebrates

3

After going apple and pumpkin picking last Saturday, we headed over to the Cheesecake Factory in Menlo Park, NJ, where I had the plant-based Impossible Burger! - It was delicious and this time I had mine with lettuce, tomato, pickles, cheese, and a fried mac and cheese bite on top. Yeah, that large item was a bit crazy, but I hardly eat like that, so I indulged. - They have a large burger menu, so you can swap the meat out on any of them with an Impossible Burger.🍔 🍟 . . . . #vegetarian #veganburger #veggieburger #plantbased #plantbasedburger #impossibleburger #burger #vegfood #frenchfries #fries #macandcheese #macaroniandcheese #foodstagram #foodporn #igfood #cheesecakefactory #nj #edisonnj #menlopark #EmpressEveEats @impossible_foods @cheesecakefactory

0

Out today 10/2/2018, DRACUL, the authorized prequel to Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel DRACULA, written by his great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker (Dracula: The Undead) and J.D. Barker (The Fifth to Die). 📚 DRACUL presents the “lost documents” of the original novel, switching between the account of Bram’s sickly childhood under the care of an influential, mysterious nanny and an exhausting battle in his adulthood against an unseen evil. 📚 Fans of DRACULA will enjoy this tension-filled origins story, which has the tone and plenty of throwbacks to the original gothic masterpiece. 📚 📚 📚 📚 #bookstagram #instareads #igbooks #bookpost #goodreads #bookreviews #booksofinstagram #book #books #booklover #reading #currentlyreading #currentread #amreading #amreviewing #horror #horrornovel #vampires #dacrestoker #BramStoker #Dracula #Dracul #DraculaPrequel #jdbarker #EmpressEveReads @penguinrandomhouse @putnambooks @dacrestoker

4

Dave (@geekofdoom) and I had a great time apple picking on Saturday at Eastmont Orchards in NJ with our with our friends Jenn & James, and then enjoying the Fall festivities and Halloween shopping at Casola Farms. 🍎🍏 Thank you @jennaquilone & @james_aquilone for the wonderful day together and for my adorable new pumpkin garden spike. I love it! 🎃 👻 🎃 👻 #apple #apples #applepicking #appleorchard #njapplepicking #pumpkin #pumpkins #pumpkinpicking #newjersey #NJ #njfarms #fall #autumn #happyfall #halloween #happyhalloween #saltandpeppershakers #halloweendecorations #ghosts #EmpressEveTravels #casolafarms #eastmontorchards @eastmontorchards

3

#ProudParent moment for @geekofdoom & me: This is our little girl @samashangel at RuPaul’s DragCon in NYC today with Alissa White-Gluz from Arch Enemy and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein of The Misfits at the Manic Panic booth. She told them what big fans we are of them, and they took a picture with her, gave her a (free!) autographed photo, and even made a video saying hello to us — swipe left to watch it. This is just so cool. We are so elated!!!💙🌱💀🤘 - - - - #doylissa #alissawhitegluz #doylewolfgangvonfrankenstein #ALISSA #archenemy #metal #doyle #originalmisfits #misfits #themisfits #vegan #queenbeastofmetal #kingbeast #nyc #dragcon #dragcon2018 #rupaul #rupaulsdragcon #manicpanic #geeksofdoom #EmpressEveRocks #Dave3rocks @rupaulsdragcon @manicpanicnyc @doylewolfgangvonfrankenstein @alissawhitegluz

4

I went to The Met Breuer art museum earlier this week to see the “Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy,” which features contemporary art based on conspiracy theories, some of which turned out to be truths. - This new mixed-media exhibit contains 70 works by 30 artists created from 1969 to 2016 that tackle government cover-ups, foreign policy, UFOs, alien invasion, the JFK assassination, big business, the Black Panthers, war, 9/11, AIDSgate, and much more. - So much to see and delve into! On select Tuesdays, they give an insanely informative tour of the exhibit, which I highly recommend (check The Met site for dates). I picked up the accompanying book along with Jesse Walker’s “The United States Of Paranoia.” (They were also selling Robert Anton Wilson’s “Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults, and Cover-ups,” which I already own and recommend.) - Btw, I’m totally NOT a conspiracy nut — I believe we landed on the Moon & that the Earth is round and I definitely don’t give any credence to the right-wing Pizzagate type of stuff. But I’ve always been fascinated with conspiracy theories from a historical perspective. And as pre-internet teens, my friends and I would find obscure conspiracy theory books to read (like the one that purported that President Ronald Wilson Reagan was truly the antichrist because his full name had 6 6 6 letters, lol!). 🖼 - Me with exhibit sign - “Red Yellow Looming” by Jenny Holzer - AIDSGATE wall - “Government Of California” by Peter Saul - “ZOG” by John Miller - “Martian Portraits” by Jim Shaw - “Mike and Zbigniew by Sue Williams - “House On Fire” by Sarah Anne Johnson - Me in front of part of “The Miracle of Compound Interest” by Jim Shaw - Me inside the above Jim Shaw installation 🖼 • • • • #MetArtandConspiracy #MetMuseum #TheMet #MetBreuer #artandconspiracy #conspiracyart #conspiracy #conspiracytheories #alienconspiracies #everythingisconnected #AIDSGATE #jimshaw #petersaul #jennyholzer #suewilliams #sarahannejohnson #dollhouse #artinstallations #paintings  #modernart #contemporaryart #artmuseum #nyc #nycmuseums #EmpressEveTravels @MetMuseum @MetBreuer

1

My husband Dave (@geekofdoom) and were back on the NYC Ferry today on south Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge route. ⛴ - My aunt and uncle who retired down to Florida a few years ago were back up for a visit and since they miss Manhattan, we took them on the ferry and spent the afternoon at the South Street Seaport. - Thankfully, the weather cleared up (it’s been raining a lot lately), so we were able to enjoy the views.🗽 - I❤️NY. . . . . #travel #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #newyorkcitylandmarks #brooklyn #brooklynbridge #nycferry #bridge #manhattan #manhattanskyline #nycskyline #freedomtower #wtc #ferry #nycferry #nycparks #bayridge #statueofliberty #southstreetseaport #instatraveling #tourism #iloveNY #EmpressEveTravels @IloveNY @nycparks @nyc_ferry

3

Made a vegan Beyond Burger at home today and wow!!!! It tasted amazing. And the crispy pieces in the pan tasted like bacon. 🌱 - Beyond Burger 🍔 - Chao vegan “cheese” creamy original flavor🧀 - Avocado 🥑 - Organic homegrown tomato 🍅 - Lettuce 🍃 - Mustard 💛 - Toasted sliced bread 🍞 . . . . #vegan #vegetarian #veganburger #veggieburger #plantbased #plantbasedburger #beyondburger #beyondmeat #beyondmeatburger #burger #foodstagram #foodporn #veganfoodporn #igfood #food #chaocheese #fieldroast #EmpressEveEats @beyondmeat @fieldroast

0

For #ElephantAppreciationDay today, I read Nancy Richardson Fischer’s WHEN ELEPHANTS FLY, a compelling story that takes a look at the plight of wild animals living in captivity through the eyes of a teen battling mental illness. 🐘 In this heartwarming YA fiction novel, Lily, a teen genetically predisposed to schizophrenia, recalls memories of her abusive past after she witnesses a captive elephant’s violent rejection of its newborn. Lily is compelled to take action after learning about the problematic living conditions of wild animals held in captivity, but is she willing to risk her sanity to save a dying baby elephant? 🐘 My full book review at geeksofdoom.com. 🐘 Visit @theelephantsanctuary and elephants.com/take-action for more information on elephants and how we can further appreciate and help them.💙 🐘 📚 🐘 📚 #ElephantAppreciationDay #elephant #elephants #bookstagram #instareads #igbooks #bookpost #goodreads #bookreviews #booksofinstagram #book #books #booklover #reading #currentlyreading #currentread #amreading #amreviewing #harlequinteen #YA #yalit #schizophrenia #mentalillness #whenelephantsfly #EmpressEveReads @nanfischerauthor @HarlequinTEEN

1

Here are the books that are currently up next in my reading/reviewing queue. Not surprisingly, my youngest cat Starchild once again jumped into the photo, though this time instead of posing he just trampled over the books. - Swipe ⬅️ for more photos and video. Book titles below. - 📚Top Row (L to R): - How To Invent Everything @riverheadbooks @penguinusa - Ocean Renegades (Earth Before Us #2) @abramsbooks - When Elephants Fly @harlequinteen 📚Bottom Row (L to R): - #Dracul by Dacre Stoker @penguinrandomhouse @putnambooks - Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft (anthology) @harlequinteen 📚 All books courtesy of their respective publishers. 📚 📚 📚 📚 #bookstagram #instareads #igbooks #bookpost #goodreads #bookreviews #booksofinstagram #book #books #booklover #reading #currentlyreading #currentread #amreading #amreviewing #kidscomics #witchcraft #horror #catsofinstagram #cat #cats #instacat #catstagram #mycatsofdoom #arc #EmpressEveReads

4

Out today 9/18, WE SOLD OUR SOULS, a supernatural heavy metal horror novel by Grady Hendrix. 🤘🏻 Lead guitarist Kris Pulaski and her band Dürt Würk were on the road to success until their lead singer tricked them into signing a contract that led to his stardom and their downfall. After 20 years of misery and nothing left to lose, Kris sets off on a dangerous cross-country road trip for a final showdown with her former bandmate and the forces of evil. 🤘🏻 My full review at geeksofdoom.com. 🤘🏻 As I tried to photograph the book - which has my favorite book design of the year! - my cats did their typical thing by getting in the shot. Given the book’s subject matter, I thought it’d be cool if my black cat, Joan, participated like she normally does, but she clearly was not willing to be stereotyped. Of course hours later after the skull backdrop was gone, she came and sat on the book. Thanks a lot, Joan. 🤘🏻 😺1- Starchild, the mischievous one 😺2- Mars, the orange mountain 🌋 📚3- Front cover 📚4- Back cover 📚5- Hardcover 📚6- Inside front cover w/bookmark 📚7- Book 😺8- Lita, the quiet one 😺9- Joan & Lita looking on; Joan not wanting to be a stereotype 😺10- Black cat Joan w/o skull background 🤘🏻 📚 🤘🏻 📚 #bookstagram #instareads #igbooks #bookpost #goodreads #bookreviews #booksofinstagram #book #books #booklover #reading #currentlyreading #currentread #amreading #novel #hardcover #horror #heavymetal #skulls #wesoldoursouls #gradyhendrix #quirkbooks #catsofinstagram #blackcats #cat #cats #instacat #catstagram #mycatsofdoom #EmpressEveReads @paperbacksfromhell @quirkbooks

2