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Time for a celebration!  We’ve reached 100 Patrick Bateman Problems, and obviously, that means it’s time for a giveaway… actually, fourgiveaways.  Okay, so two of them are just almost-unused DVDs that I’ve had lying around my house forever, but the American Psycho ones are items I actually bought.

In this post, I’m giving away a good-as-new copy of The Silence of the Lambs (dvd).  Everything is in good condition; it’s only been played once or twice.  (I ended up with two DVDs and a bluray version of the film at my house - can you tell it’s one of my favorite movies?  I really don’t need that many copies, hence the giveaway.)

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Here are the rules:

  • Reblog this post.  I’ll only be entering each person’s URL once, so please don’t reblog multiple times.
  • You do NOT have to be following this blog.
  • If you are under 18, please have a parent/guardian’s permission.
  • Don’t reblog to multiple blogs.
  • Obviously, you must be willing to give me your address via a private message.
  • Make sure you have an open ask box!
  • United States only. (sorry, I’m a broke college student, and those are Tumblr’s rules anyway.)
  • And… that’s about it!  Check out the other giveaways below (feel free to enter all of them), and remember: check your corners!

All the giveaways will close on Saturday, August 23rd (don’t worry about the exact hours, I’ll be randomly selecting winners the next day).  I will message the winners from my main blog, blood-in-the-moonlight (PBP is a side blog, so I can’t send messages from it), and ship the packages as soon as possible.

American Psycho DVD giveaway
American Psycho book giveaway
The Exorcism of Emily Rose DVD giveaway

posted 5 days ago with 23 notes

Time for a celebration!  We’ve reached 100 Patrick Bateman Problems, and obviously, that means it’s time for a giveaway… actually, fourgiveaways.  Okay, so two of them are just almost-unused DVDs that I’ve had lying around my house forever, but the American Psycho ones are items I actually bought.

In this post, I’m giving away a new paperback copy of American Psycho by Bret Eason Ellis.

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Here are the rules:

  • Reblog this post.  I’ll only be entering each person’s URL once, so please don’t reblog multiple times.
  • You do NOT have to be following this blog.
  • If you are under 18, please have a parent/guardian’s permission.
  • Don’t reblog to multiple blogs.
  • Obviously, you must be willing to give me your address via a private message.
  • Make sure you have an open ask box!
  • United States only. (sorry, I’m a broke college student, and those are Tumblr’s rules anyway.)
  • And… that’s about it!  Check out the other giveaways below (feel free to enter all of them), and remember: the best engine is the BMW 750iL!

This book has very graphic content in it.  The content in the book (graphic rape, torture, mutilation, murder) is far more intense than the content shown in the film.  I would not recommend it to anyone under 16 (this is coming from a teenager who actively seeks out the most disturbing films and books she can find).  Please make sure you are comfortable reading this kind of content before you enter!

All the giveaways will close on Saturday, August 23rd (don’t worry about the exact hours, I’ll be randomly selecting winners the next day).  I will message the winners from my main blog, blood-in-the-moonlight (PBP is a side blog, so I can’t send messages from it), and ship the packages as soon as possible.

American Psycho DVD giveaway
The Exorcism of Emily Rose DVD giveaway
The Silence of the Lambs DVD giveaway

posted 5 days ago with 10 notes

Time for a celebration!  We’ve reached 100 Patrick Bateman Problems, and obviously, that means it’s time for a giveaway… actually, fourgiveaways.  Okay, so two of them are just almost-unused DVDs that I’ve had lying around my house forever, but the American Psycho ones are items I actually bought.

In this post, I’m giving away a new copy of American Psycho (the “killer collector’s edition” - aka the uncut version, unrated), on standard DVD.

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Here are the rules:

  • Reblog this post.  I’ll only be entering each person’s URL once, so please don’t reblog multiple times.
  • You do NOT have to be following this blog.
  • If you are under 18, please have a parent/guardian’s permission.
  • Don’t reblog to multiple blogs.
  • Obviously, you must be willing to give me your address via a private message.
  • Make sure you have an open ask box!
  • United States only. (sorry, I’m a broke college student, and those are Tumblr’s rules anyway.)
  • And… that’s about it!  Check out the other giveaways below (feel free to enter all of them), and remember: you spin a dreidel, not a menorah.

All the giveaways will close on Saturday, August 23rd (don’t worry about the exact hours, I’ll be randomly selecting winners the next day).  I will message the winners from my main blog, blood-in-the-moonlight (PBP is a side blog, so I can’t send messages from it), and ship the packages as soon as possible.

American Psycho book giveaway
The Exorcism of Emily Rose DVD giveaway
The Silence of the Lambs DVD giveaway

posted 5 days ago with 1 note
Time for a celebration!  We’ve reached 100 Patrick Bateman Problems, and obviously, that means it’s time for a giveaway… actually, four giveaways.  Okay, so two of them are just almost-unused DVDs that I’ve had lying around my house forever, but the American Psycho ones are items I actually bought.

In this post, I’m giving away a copy of The Exorcism of Emily Rose (“special edition,” theatrical version, PG-13, standard DVD.)  Here is a list of all the differences between the theatrical and unrated versions (spoilers).

The case and DVD are in perfect condition - I’ve only played the DVD once, and opened the case less than four times since I bought it.  (I ended up with two copies of the film at my house, which is why I’m giving one away.)

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Here are the rules:

  • Reblog this post.  I’ll only be entering each person’s URL once, so please don’t reblog multiple times.
  • You do NOT have to be following this blog.
  • If you are under 18, please have a parent/guardian’s permission.
  • Don’t reblog to multiple blogs.
  • Obviously, you must be willing to give me your address via a private message.
  • Make sure you have an open ask box!
  • United States only. (sorry, I’m a broke college student, and those are Tumblr’s rules anyway.)
  • And… that’s about it!  Check out the other giveaways below (feel free to enter all of them).

For those who haven’t seen the movie, here’s my sales pitch: while the name may imply that it’s a horror film, The Exorcism of Emily Rose is far more of a legal drama, so don’t expect anything too scary.  All the actors are fantastic, and if you let yourself get into the story, it can be a very thought-provoking film.  It’s based off the controversial story of Anneliese Michel, although as always, there’s some liberty taken with the story and circumstances.  The movie focuses less on Emily/Anneliese’s disturbing experiences (many of the events in the linked article are not included at all) and more on the philosophical and spiritual significance of the event.  That’s not to say it’s a religious movie.  I will say that this is the only film set in the ‘real world’ that has ever made me favor the religious group rather than the nonreligious group - that’s a rather difficult thing to achieve when it comes to my religious views.  I highly recommend it, and I think the main reason for the mediocre ratings on imdb.com and other sources is because most viewers expect a scary movie.  Again, though it does have some of the elements of a horror film, it is definitely a drama - and a good one!

All the giveaways will close on Saturday, August 23rd (don’t worry about the exact hours, I’ll be randomly selecting winners the next day).  I will message the winners from my main blog, blood-in-the-moonlight (PBP is a side blog, so I can’t send messages from it), and ship the packages as soon as possible.

American Psycho DVD giveaway
American Psycho book giveaway
The Silence of the Lambs DVD giveaway

posted 5 days ago with 35 notes

We’ve hit 100 Patrick Bateman Problems!  I’ll be posting some giveaway posts in just a moment.  Thanks for sticking with the blog, everyone!


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(Just wanted to signal boost that post, it’s something that’s really important to me.  Also, 100th Bateman problem?  I think some sort of celebration might be in order pretty soon…)

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blood-in-the-moonlight:

The picture up top is one of the least upsetting pictures of cosmetic animal testing that I could find.  I’d really appreciate it if you would read this post.

Here’s the deal: Sephora (one of the biggest retailers of makeup, skincare, and fragrances in the world) is making false claims about which of the brands they carry (including Sephora brand products) do not test on animals.  For those who don’t know, animal testing in the cosmetic industry is not necessary in order to determine the safety of beauty products.  There are alternative, cruelty-free methods of cosmetic testing which are just as reliable as animal testing.  I won’t go into detail, but suffice to say that the procedures conducted on millions of animals (rabbits and mice are the most common subjects) are nothing short of torture.  During one of the most common procedures (the Draize eye test), it is very common for the rabbits, restrained as in the above picture, to break their own necks or spines from trying to escape the pain of the procedure.  If this happens, the rabbits are not given any painkillers, or even killed out of mercy; they’re left in the same restraints, sometimes paralyzed, until they eventually die from one cause or another.  So, to my message:

James from Sephora customer service just repeated all the information I stated, then linked me to the exact same link that I sent.

(My message isn’t very well worded because the Sephora messaging service only allows a limited number of characters)

Basically, whenever a company says they “don’t test on animals, except where required by law” that means they do test on animals.  China still has animal testing laws for imported cosmetics (Sephora included), and as much as companies will assure anyone who asks that they fully support the eradication of animal testing laws, the revenue they get from selling their products in China is more important to them than actually being cruelty free.  Big businesses.  No surprise there.

MAC is particularly infamous for stating that none of their products are ever tested on animals.  Great, except that they have other companies test for them; primarily the providers of the raw ingredients that make up their products.  If all the ingredients have been tested on animals before they reach MAC, then MAC can legally say that they’re a cruelty free brand and happily sell in China.  That’s what I’m referring to when I talk about the raw ingredients.  (Note: I’m not positive if that is still MAC’s current status with animal testing, I’m just mentioning it because that particular story was something of a big deal at one point.)

I’m not trying to change Sephora’s policies here - no amount of angry emails is going to outweigh the billions of dollars Sephora makes in China.  All I’m trying to do is make Sephora edit one post which contains a list of the supposed testing status of the brands they carry.  The details are in my original message, and the reply I just sent.

Here’s what I’m asking you to do:

a) reblog the post.  I know not everyone is going to want to get involved here, but I’d really appreciate a reblog.

b) email customerservice@sephora.com, and say the same thing I did.  Link this post, and ask them to amend it so that it says “except where required by law.”  Five words.  Five words is all I’m asking for here.

Why is this one post so important?  For one, it’s official.  It’s the only post on the Sephora website that officially (if not accurately) states the testing status of various brands carried by Sephora.  The post was made by a staff member.  Secondly, it’s a post that a lot of people read.  If you google “sephora animal testing,” it’s the first result.  I certainly don’t expect changing this one post will make a massive impact on animal testing laws, but it’s better than nothing.  I would really appreciate the help.  (p.s. if you email customer service, you won’t get spammed by sephora emails or anything like that.)

I’ll leave you with some lists of brands that do/don’t test on animals (I’m not endorsing these organizations, since I find some of their practices questionable at best, but these lists are trustworthy and informative.  Different websites have different criteria for listing a brand as 100% cruelty free, so I suggest you do a little reading and figure out which companies you’re comfortable buying from.)

Paula’s Choice
Leaping Bunny
PETA
NAVS (currently not available due to updating)
My Beauty Bunny

Here are some cute pictures of bunnies to make everything okay again.

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Anonymous opened their dumb fucking mouth:

Hello :) I was wondering if you wouldn't mind posting all the chapters with a murder scene in it? Thank you

Sure!  In order of appearance (yes, there are three separate chapters named “Girls”):

Tuesday
Killing Dog
Girls
Christmas Party
Paul Owen
Lunch with Bethany
Thursday
Girls
Killing Child at Zoo
Girls
Girl
Tries to Cook and Eat Girl
Chase, Manhattan

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itsfuckingdistractingohgood opened their dumb fucking mouth:

I actually got to listen to the who show (musical) and I liked it. It's difficult to like anything when you're already a fan of the original format (the book) but I thought it was good adaptation. I thought musical format would be awful and that a play would be better but after I heard the whole show I realized it the opposite. A play version would be awkward. You are right though, that the Smith's interpretation is a little too warm and not enough coldness.

Ooh, cool!

Yeah, I guesss if you’re going to put American Psycho on a stage, you might as well go all the way and make it a musical.  Also there was that script that Bret Easton Ellis wrote before the APS movie was made that ended in a musical number… clearly the idea has been in his head for a long time.  I think it’s so ridiculous and weird that it works - and I guess if you want to get all interpretive about it, the idea in the book is that Patrick and his friends only exist as facades, like they’re acting for an audience of each other.  The whole world is a stage, right?

posted 2 weeks ago with 8 notes

The Musical

(I’m excited to finally hear all the songs in one place!) We’ve known for a while now that the APS musical would be coming to Broadway, but over the past few days there have been a few new articles written about it.

In case you missed it, the musical debuted in London, with Matt Smith (yeah, that bow-tie dude from Doctor Who) in the role of Patrick Bateman.  The show will be playing at Second Stage Theater in New York starting February 2015 (assuming everything goes as planned).  There will be more blood, a few new songs, and an all-American cast.  No word on any specific names yet.  The only possible hint is from a tweet from BEE last year:

A TV show?

They did it to Psycho, they did it to the Hannibal movies, and now there’s a chance they might be doing it to American Psycho.  Mid/late 2013, FX studios was considering an American Psycho sequel in movie form (I guess the utter failure of the 2002 film with Mila Kunis wasn’t enough to steer them away).  After a while, that discussion faded away, and the idea of a TV series was brought up -  the synopsis being:

“In the new drama series, iconic serial killer Patrick Bateman, now in his mid-50’s but as outrageous and lethal as ever, takes on a protégé in a sadistic social experiment who will become every bit his equal — a next generation American Psycho.”

The most recent article about this was written this year, however it cited no sources whatsoever, and gave no new information, so it’s entirely possible that it was just recycled by a website to get some views.  It’s also very possible that, like the possibility of a film sequel, the TV idea has floated away on the breeze.

I’ve given my opinion below, but I’d love to hear what you think about either of these events!

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oswaldandsmith:

a m e r i c a n  p s y c h o ; // Did you know I’m utterly insane?[listen]

i. clean // ii. oh, sri lanka // iii. everybody wants to rule the world// iv. i’m not a common man // v. coming in the air tonight // vi. i am back // vii. hip to be square // viii. killer wolf // ix. hardbody // x. you are what you wear // xi. this is not an exit // xii. don’t you want me// xiii. end of an island // xiv. mistletoe alert // xv. a nice thought // xvi. a girl before // xvii. if we get married

[ A mix of all the currently leaked/released songs from the musical American Psycho. All rights go to respected owners. ]


posted 2 weeks ago with 3 notes

(notice my tag which you can blacklist in case I have a lapse and decide to make more dumb text posts in the future)

I figured since you all like American Psycho anyways that I would go ahead and shamelessly promote a fairly new blog that I made, where I’m working my way through watching what various sources claim to be ‘the most disturbing movies ever made.’  If you look at my list (currently at 78 titles), and you know of a movie you think should be on it, please let me know!  And no, I will not be promoting other blogs regularly; I just figured it might be something that some of you might be interested in.

http://mostdisturbingmovies.tumblr.com/

Also, quick storytime: So the other day I was in Macy’s (having a miserable shopping experience all around) and then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, Hip to be Square started playing on the radio.  My day was much better after that, although I think one lady might have noticed me mouthing out the words.  Small miracles happen every day, my friends.

posted 2 weeks ago with 9 notes

Over the last few months, several people have asked me for opinions and information about American Psycho for school projects.  I’m in the process of making a Resources page, with various interviews, essays, and articles related to American Psycho that could hopefully help anyone writing a report or essay (or just for your reading pleasure).

I’m still absolutely thrilled if someone wants to know my personal take on anything related to APS (or serial killers… or psychology… or the effects of violent media in our culture… basically, anything), but I’m just one student who happens to be a really enthusiastic fan of APS, and my opinion is no more qualified than that of anyone who has seriously studied the book.  I thought it might be helpful to list some sources which are much more sophisticated (and well-written!) than my personal opinion.  I’m not quite sure when the page will be done, but it should be pretty soon.

posted 2 weeks ago with 89 notes

Sorry not sorry