Monday, May 18, 2015

Publishing Industry News and Blood, Boobs, & Carnage Blogfest

Publishing Industry News

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Blood, Boobs, and Carnage Blogfest

Hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh and Heather Gardner.

On May 18, 2015, post about a movie, television show, book, or all three that falls into the category of Blood, Boobs, and Carnage. (Or just Blood and Carnage or other mixture.) It can be any genre that fits the bill – fantasy, science fiction, action, adventure, western, thriller, etc. Post the badge and visit other participants.

I don’t read that type of book and I don’t watch much TV. But I do watch movies and I decided to pick a favorite of mine.

The Terminator

It has every element, including Linda Hamilton’s breasts. There are explosions, gunplay, car chases, and more.

Despite the violence, at its heart, The Terminator is a love story. It will always be one of my most favorite, too.


What would you pick?

And I’m posting this image again as today marks 35 years since the big eruption of Mt. St. Helens. (I took this photo during the July 1980 eruption.)


46 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

The Terminator is a great choice. I don't usually watch that type of movie but I like that one.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Terminator was a brilliant film. So classic!

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nashvillecats2 said...

I did see the classic film Terminator, great to watch.
Good post for the blogfest.
Yvonne.

lilicasplace.com said...

Terminator was a great movie, though it's been so many years since I've seen it.

That's a great picture of the eruption. I'm surprised you were old enough to hold the camera! Have a great day. :) Eva

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Great movie and one that still seems modern to me.

Nice picture of Mt. St. Helens! Glad you didn't get any closer than that...

Tamara Narayan said...

Great pick for the blogfest. Such a good movie. The sequels -eh, so-so.

Jolie du Pre said...

Yeah, I really enjoyed "The Terminator!"

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Jeremy Hawkins said...

See Terminator was a love story, thank you and blowing things up. :)

Jeremy [THE WOLF]
Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

Jemi Fraser said...

Great choice! Terminator does indeed have it all :)

shelly said...

The Terminator is a good one. Just the other day Steven Hawkings stated that if we weren't careful with robotic and nanotechnology, machines and computers may kill us in the end.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I always view The Terminator as a love story too. Good pick.
Great picture. I remember when it happened so clearly. My sister lives near there now. Now going to read the news links.

Chrys Fey said...

I'm thrilled to see that picture again. I can't believe that was 35 years ago!

The Terminator is a good pick for this blog hop. :)

Arlee Bird said...

The Terminator franchise is among my favorites. Great story concept and fun to watch.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Road trippin' with A to Z
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Christine Rains said...

The Terminator is an oldie but a good one. What an incredible picture. I can't believe it was that long ago already!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The Terminator - good choice!
Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

Hart Johnson said...

I love the terminator movies (all but the 3rd). It's funny though, I think I love them IN SPITE of the violence. The time bendy feature is definitely my favorite part (which may be why I like the 2nd movie best).

Jennifer Hawes said...

You took that pic?? That is soooo cool. I love photography. Getting that close to something that lethal, my mind is blown:)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Eva, I was 14 years old and had my own crappy little 110 camera.

Elizabeth, I'm glad the wind wasn't blowing in our direction.

Chrys, I can't believe it was 35 years ago either.

Hart I liked the third but despised the fourth one. Which is a shame, as I like Christian Bale.

Stephen Tremp said...

Terminator was a fun series. Wormholes too! I'm looking forward to T4 this summer.

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Is it just me or does the new Terminator trailer look spectacularly baaaad?... I loved the TV show, I think it was underrated.
Visiting through the blogfest :) Cheers!

Jay Noel said...

Oh yeah, I forgot about Linda Hamilton's breasts. Wondering if that was a body double, though.

I was only 8 when Mt. St. Helens erupted, and I remember my teacher talking about it and many adults freaking out. It was terrifying as a kid, and still is when I look at the pictures.

Chemist Ken said...

Terminator was great, but I actually liked the sequel better. The visuals and choreography were amazing.

S. L. Hennessy said...

The Terminator is my FAVORITE movie. I wanted to pick it for this blogfest, but I talk about it so often I thought I should choose something else. I'm so gald it got mentioned!

Bish Denham said...

Yup, Terminator is a good one. The second movie in the series is my favorite. What an awesome shot of Mt. St. Helens

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Amazing that you were there for the Mt. St. Helens eruption! What a treasure and piece of history.

Nick Wilford said...

Great pick! Too long since I saw those movies.

J E Oneil said...

Kindle Unlimited illegal? How outrageous.

I'd go with Terminator, too. It's a great movie that doesn't do anything ridiculous to the timeline.

M.R. R. said...

Definitely a great movie, and one of my first thoughts for this blog fest.

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dolorah said...

Ashes, ashes, it fell down and rained on everything.

Terminator is a great movie for blood and carnage. And some excellent one liners.

Michele Truhlik said...

The Terminator is a great choice for the BB&C! Back when Arnold was at his peak. Great photo of the volcano eruption. Wow!
Michele at Angels Bark

Jo said...

Funny, didn't like the Terminator.

The Kindle is illegal in France. How very odd.

Denise Covey said...

I was interested in your publishing industry news. I've seen complaints about Amazon Kindle Unlimited where you don't actually get what you expect.

Yep. The Terminator is classic!

I'm not in this blog hop BTW.Just paying a visit!

Denise :-)

Robin said...

I didn't watch this series until about five years ago. Then I watched all of them. I still think the first two were best.

Maurice Mitchell said...

The Terminator is a great choice and Hamilton wore a tank top in the second one so that works too.

Heather M. Gardner said...

I suppose Minions wouldn't work for this blogfest. :)

Terminator had a good showing today! I'm so glad!
THANK YOU for joining Alex and me in this EPIC blogfest!
Heather M. Gardner

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks for the information, as always, Diane.

Good choice for the blogfest.

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

The Terminator was a good flick.

Thanks for the links, I didn't know about the France thing. Interesting.

M Pax said...

Terminator was a great movie. Great photo of the volcano. They recently put sensors on Mt. Hood. That's rather disturbing...

Annalisa Crawford said...

I've never seen Terminator. My husband's seen it enough times for the both of us though!

Spacerguy said...

The Terminator is bad*ss. Great choice for the BBC blogfest. I did a piece on Terminator Poster for the A to Z Challenge so I had to do something else.

Nilanjana Bose said...

That is a truly amazing image. And Terminator ticks every box. Here from the BBC blogfest and loving all the entries.

Medeia Sharif said...

I haven't seen any Terminator movies, although I've been meaning to watch them.

That's interesting about what goes on with ebooks in other countries. I'll check out the link.

Elsie Amata said...

Some movies stand the test of time and Terminator is one of them. Still one of the best of Arnold's flicks. Good pick!

Sherry Ellis said...

Terminator is a great pick!

It seem like just yesterday that Mt. St. Helens erupted.

Sherry Ellis said...

Terminator is a great pick!

It seem like just yesterday that Mt. St. Helens erupted.

Caryn Caldwell said...

35 years since Mt. St. Helens? Wow! I hadn't done the math before. I suddenly feel old. :-D