Now that I’ve started running PMS Adventures from the beginning on this here site, I’ve been running around like a crazy person writing new strips. PMS will have a new artist, Emily McGuinness, who is working on brand new adventures for us. It’s incredibly exciting to see a new take on characters that I not only created, but love so much. Writing new characters and story arcs for these women that are all aspects of myself, I am constantly reminded of things that have made me (and PMS Adventures) what we are today.
This weekend, Army of Darkness was on Showtime. It aired at midnight on Friday, and the boyfriend and I DVR’ed it (even though I own it on VHS and DVD. I have problems.) Watching the film, I was reminded of a 14 year old girl seeing Evil Dead for the first time and falling in love with the camera angles, the story, and the cheesy effects. I remember a 23 year old woman, buying Fistful of Boomstick for Playstation and playing for three days straight, rejoicing in finally beating the game. I remember a 24 year old woman, in a new town with a new job inviting her new co-workers over for baked ziti and an Evil Dead marathon and repeating it every year. I remember a house full of boys and I playing Evil Dead: Regeneration until 5 in the morning.
I also remember a 28 year old woman, giving away her entire Evil Dead collection, cause her boyfriend at the time thought it was immature to own collectibles.
17 years after that fateful day when my brother and his best friend rented a film about a group of kids being attacked by Deadites in an isolated cabin, this series of films is still influencing me. I knew every word of dialogue to AOD, and annoyed the crap out of the boyfriend as I murmured every well loved line. I waited in line for 2 hours to get a glimpse of Bruce Campbell when he spoke at Comic-Con in 2011. I was a featured extra on Burn Notice so that I could potentially have a chance to see him (and he said HI TO ME!! While riding a bike, on sand, and wearing a white tank top. Almost died.) You’ll see more of this franchise in future PMS Adventures, because it’s just that cool.
Welcome back to PMS Adventures. We’re glad you swung by.