Thanks Mr. Stoker

Written by Suzanne on November 8, 2012 – 4:05 pm -

“Abraham “Bram” Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.”—Wikipedia

Thanks to Bram Stoker for giving us the story of Dracula. The stories, spoofs, and spin offs that have emerged from the idea of Dracula are quite mesmerizing.

Bella Lugosi as my favorite Dracula.

Leslie Nielsen wins for best comedic Dracula.

Christopher Lee way before Tim Burton’s time.

Gary Oldman as funky looking Dracula.

Count Chocula, because every vampire knows you’ve hit the big time when you’re on the front of a cereal box.

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5 Bat Inspired Characters

Written by Suzanne on July 18, 2008 – 6:55 am -


With all The Dark Knight hype this weekend I’ve been thinking about bats lately. I pondered all the exciting Batman related topics I could come up with. From 5 Cool Batman Gadgets to 5 Supporting Dark Knight Actors but for some reason my heart just wasn’t in it. Don’t get me wrong I’m excited to see a film based on the comic book character from Frank MIller. The much talked about outstanding performance by Heath Ledger, along with the amazing visuals and direction of Christopher Nolan, with supporting roles by Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Anthony Michael Hall, but I had to come up with something a bit more Housewife in Hollywood and less Entertainment Tonight. Let’s face it, doesn’t everyone know how great the movie is going to be and how cool Batman’s Batcycle (Batpod) is?

With all the Batman ideas on the brain, I was reminded of my cute little bat Bootsana. Yes I adopted a bat! I am one of the many other people who want to help these wonderful creatures with the help of the Bat World Sanctuary, a place for orphan, and injured bats to heal and live up to their full bat potential. You can help a bat without having to keep one hanging in your living room.

Here’s a pic of Bootsana. Isn’t she cute?


You can adopt a bat too at Bat World Sanctuary. Find out more about bats and reasons why they should be protected at

So here they are:

5 Bat Inspired Characters

1. Stellaluna, children’s book character also starring in the movie of the same name.


2. Rouge the Bat, from the Sonic the Hedgehog Gaming Series


3. Fu-Fu, from the animated series children’s series Sagwa on PBS Kids.

4. Dracula, of course I’m talking about Bela Lugosi’s version:

5. Batman, no not The Dark Knight, this one:

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