August 1st, 2017

Draconis Blackthorne, shadowgram, Dracomet

KONG: Skull Island


KONG: Skull Island

Beginning in a WW2 battle between two dogfighting American & Japanese pilots who maintain the confrontation from air onto land, after both crash landing & parachuting onto the hidden island shrouded in mystery and fog, abruptly interrupted by The King thereupon, whereupon the situation immediately turns into a veritable "godfight" as it were, wherein one survives to become a residential part of the island for decades to come.

Predictably, upon arrival and discovery of course, when spotting Kong, whereupon sensibly avoiding the giant anthropoid to regroup and modify plans would have been the obviously better course of action, bad ideas prevail as wasp-like helicopters proceed towards him, merely aggravating until being summarily swatted out from the sky, inspiring the short-lived vengeance & suicide mission of resident Lieutenant Colonel Packard and most of his doomed men, but not after providing a temporary distraction for Kong.

Very Apocalypse Now motif oriented, taking place during the Vietnam conflict era on a likened island {filmed in Hawaii and Vietnam}, from the appearance of the natives to the soldiers, even the helicopters, but without the human on human atrocities, probably due to patron protector KONG. Though somehow the island seems much too small not only for Kong, who actually appears more like Mighty Joe Young, but additional monstrous occupants water buffalo, legions of pterodactyls, a squid, alligator, a spider, and swarms of hellish bipedal dino lizards named Skullcrawlers, who just seem a bit unbalanced; many of which Kong confronts, along with the humanimal, who seem like mere pests in this environment.

Other notable scenes include the aerial dismemberment of one of the group by the pterodactyls.

No beauty & The Beast scenario present here. There really are no personable encounters with the giant ape other than a brief closeup with female journalist Mason Weaver, which gives the film more of a one dimensional effect overall. KONG: Skull Island oversees as more or less an amusing action-adventure monster movie.

The CGI creatures & environments are slowly improving, gaining more detail and flow, yet still not surpassing an animatronic and/or costumed figure. The perfect combination thusfar in My estimation is the De Laurientis film, which delved much deeper into the personalities, psychology, & interactions of both Kong and humans, as well as being much more atmospheric, even placing one within the experience of the characters.

4/5

Knight

Lughnasadh?

Originally posted by dblackthorne at Lughnasadh?
SEASONS IN HELL
Satyr and Maiden with Basket of Fruit by Peter Paul Rubens

Considering The Satanist acknowledges the seasonal fluxes, ebbs and flows in kind whereupon the shadows grow longer, here is an optional bit of history on the primal Pagan origins of the ancient Lughnasadh, holiday designations, and traditions with relative indications for empowering Satanic perspective & terminology.

Lughnasadh {pronounced 'Lunasa'; a.k.a., 'Lammas'} was celebrated on the 1st of August as a harvest festival commemorating the 'first fruits' which is usually a sort of berry {bilberry or blackberry common, although any sort of preferred berry is acceptable}, along with bread and corn; the latter complete with cob, which is directly recognized as the fertile phallus of the traditional Gaelic God of The Harvest 'Lugh' {may corollate with Belial/Cernunnos*, with impending season of same}.

There are traditionally three festivals comprising harvest recognitions: 6. Lughnasadh being first, followed by 6. 'Mabon' {Autumnal Equinox} and culminating with 6. Samhain {Helloween}. In a diabolical sense, these may be acknowledged with a progression of 666.

Lughnasadh Feast of The Beast

Recommended Feast of The Beast shall be comprised of corn, breads, and berries, such as fruit pies. Potatoes optional. Any symbolic sacrificial meat shall consist of Beef {preferably angus/bull cooked over open flame}. This may be prepared upon one's own fire pit or a favorite steak house. Philters shall consist of berry wines and juices; various cheeses complement these well as another option.

Any ceremonial celebration may follow indications from The Satanic Bible and The Hellemental Mass, with the latter exception that the Communion shall consist particularly of the three primary confections of a single berry, corn niblet, and small piece of bread, either impaled upon a toothpick like shishkabob, or consumed upon a cracker with berry jam. Elixer shall consist of berry wine. Accompany rite with personal harvest narration.

Overall, an indulgent option for those so inclined. ∞


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* Hellement of The Black Earth, Lord of the forests, shadowoods; The Beast. Further also symbolized in Pan, Dionysus, Baphomet.