Monday, November 12, 2018

Mystified In A Good Way

So a couple of days ago we launched onto page 1 of A-zon's top list. We were #15 out of over 4,000 horror titles. We were like #106 out of EVERYTHING, TV included.

Today we're in the top 10 of horror, and #72 of EVERYTHING.

I wish I could explain it, or figure it out. I have one tiny thought about maybe why it's going up, but I have little proof that it's that.

If we can somehow stay in that top 100 for the next 2 weeks, we have a great shot at getting the bonus in November. I would never have thought that.

So I guess you can't QUITE count me out of Ttory yet. Mostly, sure.

On my way out to see Overlord. Heard good things. It's got great reviews, but it's tanking at the box office. How does the Nun--which I didn't hate, but it got smashed by critics--make all that money, and this does shit?

I'd blame the trailer. I'm the target audience, but nothing in that trailer compels me to go see the movie.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Halloween over.

Fairly uneventful. Another pretty slow year for trick or treaters, and the neighborhood pretty much closed down at 7:30pm, which is a new record for early-nesss.

We sat outside with a firepit for a while, the wife and cousin drinking wine. Me, eating a ton of candy and crap.

Then after the kid went to bed, I asked the wife if she wanted to come watch an episode of Buffy from Halloween. I hadn't seen it in years, and wanted to check it out again. She said sure.

She had other ideas. Came down in what I call "Action Jammies", cuz when she's wearing them, she's looking for action. We watched a little of Buffy, but it turned into better times. Let's just say that I used to like that episode of Buffy, but now I REALLY like that episode of Buffy.


Couple of days after that we flew out to Chicago for an auction. One of the roughest landings ever--the whole plane jerked so that even I--who doesn't flinch for shit on planes--grabbed the seat in front of me. Then the plane SLAMMED down on the ground, bouncing back up, and he had to force it down pretty hard after that.

The auction wasn't too bad on the whole. We ate at the same place every night--a burger joint called Spears that had GREAT burgers. We tried to go somewhere different on the last night there, but we went in, sat there for 25 minutes waiting for a waitress to come to our table, and finally just left.

Figured if the food was as bad as the service, we'd regret it. So we went back and got a burger again.


Odd things going on with Ttory2. I was waiting to see how fast this thing plummets in November before I decide when to take it off of free.

The first Ttory took a nose dive in November a few years ago.

Well, Amazon's always behind, so it was a couple of days before I could see what would happen, and what happened is just fucking weird. Ttory 2 is doing AMAZING in November so far. The first four days of November are better than any four consecutive days in October.

I have no idea what's happening. People tend to quit horror flicks in November and move into Thanksgiving/Xmas fare.

Fingers crossed it continues killing it. Who knows, could we hit the bonus in November? I bet overall viewing is down, so perhaps the bar we have to clear is lower. I just don't know. But we're back on page 3 of Amazon's top horror(somewhere around the 45th highest ranked horror movie).

We got a good review for it, too, which is awesome. The more the merrier.