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Really?

Posted in personal with tags , , , , , on November 7, 2015 by shealm

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Yup, really.

BEK

Posted in personal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2015 by shealm

What is BEK?

Blacked Eyed Kids.

It’s a paranormal phenomenon that has been happening off and on for quite some time. The incidents of BEK pick up around October and crest then die down at or after Halloween.

The legend goes that BEK will knock on your door asking to either use your bathroom or telephone. The age range of BEK are about 12 to 19 years old.

What’s so disturbing about BEK are both their very eerily calm demeanour and their black eyes. The sense of doom and panic that victims describe feeling with this phenomenon is one of flight or fight response. Usually they describe a flight response rather than wanting to fight.

Some older theories of BEK say that these are the lost murdered souls of children, others describe them as a type of vampiric phenomenon. Still another theory is they are some type of demon or soul eater phenomena.

All of them say never to open your door to them but if you do, you better not let them in.

Oh The Violence

Posted in personal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2009 by shealm

I’m sitting here catching flickers of the cartoon the kids are watching. Ben 10 I believe. Amazing how violent cartoons have gotten these days. Everything from Ben 10 to Batman and things like Robot Chicken. Now if you’ve ever caught a partial showing of Robot Chicken you might gasp like I did.

It bothers me that TeleToon, geared towards the younger children just by the very nature of its name. Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty laid back most of the time about what’s on the boob tube within reason but Robot Chicken has very direct insinuations toward sexuality that are right in your face loud as heck.

Not something a parent really likes their kids watching, now Ben 10 I can kind of let slide a little. It’s fantasy and I use it as a teaching tool between reality and make believe. Honestly, sometimes I let them watch the classic B rated horror movies. Classics like Leprechaun and Children of the Corn. On Occasion one or two of the kids will come up with some pretty interesting questions. Like, “Are leprechauns real?” and “Do they really do that?”. It turns into a big discussion not only of reality versus pretend but a good lesson in legends and lore as well as a great history and geography lesson as well.

Although I don’t agree with everything on television that is geared to children or aimed at them rather I can say that being to anal about what they watch and allowing for a yes you can watch that every so often can open up the lines of communication between you and your children. It’s a great way to start a conversation with children.