Notes from the Kraken: October 31st 2016

In All, Notes by David

Welcome again to We Have Always Live the Kraken, a pop culture blog transmitted directly to you from the belly of the beast. Here in the Notes we’ll show you this week’s posting schedule.

Enjoy the night of fright!

Enjoy the night of fright!

Happy Halloween! We hope you enjoy your night of candy and costumed fun! That is not all we have been celebrating here on the Kraken, as October marked the one year anniversary of our launch. Now normally you might expect us to have made a bigger deal out of this, but we decided the best way to celebrate was just to keep moving along like everything was normal (or maybe Killtoberfest just consumed all of our collective energy, you’ll never know). Still, this is a big occasion because we all feel we have really come quite a long way since last year, and we hope that this journey will continue. Finding a voice for a blog like this is not always easy, and to be honest, ours too is still a work in progress, but we certainly think that we have formed a strong foundation we can build on going forward. We launched a podcast or two, brought in different voices to expand what we talk about, and have tried our best to find different ways to talk about pop culture whenever we can. Pop culture is a vast and deep ocean, and we are still very much at the beginning of our exploration. So we hope everyone has enjoyed what we have presented so far, and are ready for more. As we go into our second year, we will build on all of this to do even more–hoping to bring you new kinds of content, new voices, and new ideas while still maintaining your old favorites. This past year has been a lot of fun as we have found our footing, and we look forward to what the next year will bring. So continue to bear with us because the future is bright–and not just because the Kraken is bio-luminescent. This is only the beginning, and we have not gone nearly deep enough!

The Kraken Staff

Killtoberfest is upon us, so make sure to check the blog and our Twitter @insidethekraken to see what Kyu has for us this year.

Things are going to run a bit differently during Killtoberfest, as we are leaving the day-by-day structure behind until November. With that said, from the depths of the Kraken, here is what we are bringing you this week.

Killtoberfest: We are finally at an end so see what Kyu has for the final stretch.

Here’s what the rest of us lazy bums have to offer (also will be updated throughout the week as necessary).

Catch of the Week:

Each and every week the residents here in the Kraken will offer one recommendation for the week that we think you all would enjoy. It might be a movie. It might be a book. Who knows? This is your… Catch of the Week.

David: French animation is always fun because its sensibilities are just so different than American animation. A lot of times that means brutal sadness, ala The Illusionist, but sometimes that simply means the films are delightfully weird and idiosyncratic. That is the case with April and the Extraordinary World, which is a wonderful film about humanity and science with lots of hearts and lots of laughs. There are also dragons, or at least lizards in robot suits, so what more could you want? Go watch this.

That’s it for this week. Enjoy the Annual Fright Night Party, and remember, if the fright is too much try not to let your ghost ruin the party for the rest of us.