It was sometime in the middle of September 2016. I was banging on the door of my sister’s house and there was no answer. We were meeting for some coffee and to pick up a few odds and ends things. Mostly, though, to run amok like two giddy big kids hopped up on caffeine in the mall. It’s our favourite sport.
I waited a minute longer before I sent a text and then jiggled the doorknob which was unlocked. I let myself in.
Her two beastly dogs immediately ran from around the corner with their tongues out, ready to lick the sides of my pant leg and my arms. They were so excited that their entire bodies wagged. I laughed as they “politely” tried to control their ginormous frames from slamming into my mom’s knick knacks on the coffee table.
Dexter: Welcome to home! OMG I’m sorry table.
Jax: Dis is our place! Have seat! OMG I sorry fairy ting I just smashed-ed!
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I thought that the ruckus from the boys would have stirred my sister but not a peep.
I went to the kitchen first.
Ate some snacks because mom always has the best junk there.
With a handful of gummy bears, I made my way to the dining room. I made a dead halt right in the door frame. What I saw on the dining room table was what nightmares were made of. Strands of Christmas lights, there was slime or plaster all caked on cardboard and on the sides of —, and there was green and red and blood? Was that blood? and teeth things? What is this? What’s happening?
“HA! Like my Demogorgon? It’s for my 31 Days of Masks this year,” my sister said so cooly.
“What is wrong with you?”
“It’s a Demogorgon. From Stranger Things. Oh please tell me you’re watching it?”
“I don’t know what that is.”
“You’re not watching the show? You’re lame. So lame. It’s so good. You need to watch it.”
*Press Play – warning, creepy but super cool Demogorgon mask*
*My sister made this*
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1 Year later
Text Message from my sister:
Nicole: Guess who I just met?
Me: Who is that kid?
Nicole: You. Still. Have. Not. Watched. The. Show. Yet? I can’t even talk to you.
I didn’t watch the show.
The thing is, I am terrified of scary movies and shows. I can’t handle them because I’m a wuss.
BUT…but because my sister was relentless in her pestering “DO IT. DO IT. DO IT.” I tried watching it.
Then I binged this show in 4 days.
— Kimberly (@momgosomething) October 4, 2017
Stranger Things is a Sci-Fi series that follows the disappearance of boy in a small town. The hunt for the missing boy uncovers many supernatural events around town including a girl who has psychokinetic powers and a Demogorgon monster.
Like the one my sister created in 2016:
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I love this series. It’s different from anything that I’ve ever watched and it is entertaining to say the least. It’s a really good blend of humor, scary, and adventure. To me, it has a feel of X-Files – that mystery and sci-fi-esque kind of entertainment that puts you on the edge of your seat but not too over the top like horror movies do. It’s also a blast of nostalgia for those of us from 1980. The cast of kids works really well together – awesome talent all around with this group. Did I mention that I loved it?
Season 2 comes out on October 27th on Netflix and I am pumped to start watching it again.
Of course if you’re not into scary or sci-fi genres there are other exciting titles on Netflix that are waiting to be discovered! There is always something for everyone! Make sure to rate your titles after you watch them! When you rate TV shows and movies, you’re helping Netflix filter through the thousands of selections to get a better idea of what you’d like to watch.
Check out these new shows that are out for the littles!
Voltron: Legendary Defender
So what are you watching this month?
Have you seen Stranger Things?
***Photos of Nicole @twistedelegance13 were shared by her permission. You can find and follow her amazing special effects makeup on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/twistedelegance13/ and on her instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/twistedelegance13/
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Netflix Canada #StreamTeam and get special perks. As always, all opinions are my own.