Sunday, September 21, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
LOL! I was sitting at the table and my daughter noticed something on my shoulder. She said I had a tick on my shoulder and she pinched it between her fingers and let it go in my hand. It was dead, I noticed, LOL! If you have ever seen a tick and pulled one off, you know they are notoriously hard to kill, when they are not full of blood. They are practically indestructible, yet this one was dead. Hmmmm. Must've tried to get some of my poison blood, LOL! Poor guy just didn't realize, my blood is deadly, HA! Strange thing, I have never found a tick on me that had ever been sucking on me. Heck, even mosquitoes don't bother me. Poor guy, he was just a little feller', LOL!
tick biting human leg extreme close up lots of detail
The Tick- One of my favorite shows, LOL! Live action and cartoon, loved them both.
The Tick Live Action & Cartoon Intro
Also, really good movie I watched a long time ago, hmm.... gotta find this one again, LOL
TICKS (1993) Trailer
Friday, September 19, 2014
A red letter day.
This saying just keeps repeating, over and over in my head today. I had known that this means a special day, but Wikipedia has some history on this: Wikipedia - Red Letter Day
A red letter day (sometimes hyphenated as red-letter day or called scarlet day in academia) is any day of special significance.
The practice did not originate from Medieval church calendars or a requirement that important holy days be marked in red from First Council of Nicaea in 325CE, as has widely been claimed. Instead, its roots are in classical antiquity; for instance, important days indicated in red in a calendar dating from the Roman Republic (509 BC-27 BC). In medieval manuscripts, initial capitals and highlighted words (known as rubrics) were written in red ink. The practice was continued after the invention of the printing press, including in Catholic liturgical books. Many calendars still indicate special dates and holidays in red instead of black.
On red letter days, judges of the English High Court (Queen's Bench Division) wear, at sittings of the Court of Law, their scarlet robes (See court dress). Also in the United Kingdom, other civil dates have been added to the original religious dates. These include anniversaries of the Monarch's birthday, official birthday, accession and coronation. In the universities of the UK, scarlet days are when doctors may wear their scarlet 'festal' or full dress gowns instead of their undress ('black') gown.
In Norway, Sweden, Denmark and South Korea and some Latin American countries, a public holiday is typically referred to as "red day" (rød dag, röd dag, 빨간 날), as it is printed in red in calendars.
In Australia, "Red Letter Day" is used to describe a special day, a day in which something special has happened. Usually described in the past context ie. "Today was a Red Letter Day, I received flowers from my wife"
Even Half-Life 2 got in on the act: Half-Life 2 - A Red Letter Day
On my playthrough A Red Letter Day starts at about the 21:06 mark.
Nightghost Playthrough of Half-Life 2 Part1
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Been seeing this number several times today, in many different references. Strange. Wonder what it means? Wait and see I guess. Gotta speculate though.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I just finished the last episode of my playthrough of the awesome game Half-Life (moving on to Half-Life 2 now, LOL!) and I had completely forgotten the land of Xen (Ooops, not that Xen, this Xen, LOL!).
All Half-Life Official Trailers Since 1998 - 2007
Wikipedia - Xen
Xen is an alternative dimension and is the adopted home of the Vortigaunts. A collection of asteroids hanging over a nebula, Xen is briefly featured in Half-Life and its first two expansions, Opposing Force and Blue Shift. It is often referred to as the "border world", as it is somehow involved in the teleportation process used by the Black Mesa Research Facility. The player encounters multiple types of fauna such as Headcrabs in Xen, in addition to its sentient inhabitants. The asteroids are linked with their own teleporter system, and a number of asteroids are shown to include underground factory-like areas, where Vortigaunts work to create or mature Xen's military forces. Gravity in Xen is significantly lower than on Earth. Xen forms the setting for the closing parts of Half-Life, where Gordon Freeman travels to Xen to kill the Nihilanth and seal the spatial fracture to Black Mesa. The player briefly visits Xen in both Opposing Force and Blue Shift as well; in the former, Adrian Shephard is forced to travel to Xen to escape an otherwise enclosed area, while in the latter, Barney Calhoun goes to Xen to align some equipment to allow Black Mesa to be evacuated using the teleporters. After the death of the Nihilanth in Half-Life, the fracture is destabilized further, causing large amounts of Xen's wildlife to be teleported to locations across Earth.
I should have included it in my post Of Hell and Oneiros. Anyway, the pic at the top is a shot of what you are greeted with when you first arrive. I had flashbacks, LOL, to Hell and Oneiros, HA!
Half-Life is one of those great games that just sticks with you long after playing and I have played through it several times and love it, just as much as the first time. I highly recommend you try it if you haven't or just watch my playthrough and join me on a journey through Half-Life and watch for my next playthrough of Half-Life 2, another great first-person-shooter, my favorite genre of gaming.
Nightghost Plays Half-Life 1 Part1
Now, for something completely different...LOL!
As far as the Orcish Rage, LOL. My son was watching a video and laughing his head off and he showed it to me and I laughed my head off with him after watching this, LOL, and became a subscriber!. What were we watching, you ask? Well, just a little Orcish Rage sung to the tune of Poker Face, LOL! With another game I am extremely fond of, the first Warcraft, Orcs and Humans.
Let's Play Warcraft: Orcs and Humans - Episode 37 - Orcish Rage
I now rule Hell, Oneiros and Xen
Fresh from the dimensions of floating island.
Each, with its dangers and charms aplenty.
Never thought the world of man intruding.
Yet, each fell.
LOL! Happy Gaming!
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Loose the Bands
Question or rhetorical question.
That is the answer.
No one, that I can recall, said that
loosening the bands would be so painful.
3 events for my freedom?
The first two were; one for each hand with a mark of three
24th day of the 7 month then the 14th day of the month of 8
For the right and the left respectively.
The third occurs on the 28th day, 8th month of 2014.
For each foot and lower extremities a total mark of one is need, I think.
Strange that pain has come, but the bother of numbness and fire is gone.
Pain will be drowned out by sweet sleep and maybe some fishing.
The bands are loosed it my hands and I am moving gracefully.
Now, I wait, for the final bands loose, to set me free.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
So, i'm doing, or I should say completing my latest playthrough, Clive Barker's Undying. I've had this game for quite awhile and did a few video's earlier this year, but after the mad dash, for some weird reason, to finish Doom3 and then Doom3 Resurrection of Evil, I wanted to complete this one. I hadn't played it for some time before doing a playthrough on it and it is every bit as enjoyable now, as it was then.
I am on my return trip to Oneiros in the game and just struck with that deja-vu feeling that I had been here before and the resemblance to Hell in Doom3 and Oneiros in Undying was just to synchronistic to not pick up on.
Interesting Information about both Oneiros and Hell:
Wikipedia - Oneiros
In Greek mythology, the Oneiroi (Ὄνειροι, Dreams) were, according to Hesiod, sons of Nyx (Night), and were brothers of Hypnos (Sleep), Thanatos (Death), Geras (Old Age) and other beings, all produced via parthenogenesis. Cicero follows this tradition, but describes the sons of Nyx as fathered by Erebus (Darkness).
Euripides calls them instead sons of Gaia (Earth) and pictures them as black-winged daemons.
The Latin poet Ovid presents them not as brothers of Hypnos, but as some of his thousand sons. He mentions three by name: Morpheus (who excels in presenting human images), Icelos or Phobetor (who presents images of beasts, birds and serpents), and Phantasos (who presents images of earth, rock, water and wood).
In Homer's Iliad, an Oneiros is pictured as summoned by Zeus, receiving from him spoken instructions, and then going to the camp of the Achaeans and entering the tent of Agamemnon to urge him to warfare.
The Odyssey speaks of the land of dreams as past the streams of Oceanus, close to where the spirits of the dead are led (Hades). Statius pictures the Dreams as attending on slumbering Hypnos (Somnus in Latin) in a cave in that region.
In another passage of the Odyssey, dreams (not personified) are spoken of, by a double play on words, as coming through a gate of horn if true (a play on the Greek words for "horn" and "fulfil") or a gate of ivory if false (a play on the Greek words for "ivory" and "deceive"). For this image and its echoes in later literature, see Gates of horn and ivory.
Wikipedia - Hell
In many mythological, folklore and religious traditions, hell is a place of eternal torment in an afterlife, often after resurrection. It is viewed by most Abrahamic traditions as a place of punishment. Religions with a linear divine history often depict hells as eternal destinations. Religions with a cyclic history often depict a hell as an intermediary period between incarnations. Typically these traditions locate hell in another dimension or under the Earth's surface and often include entrances to Hell from the land of the living. Other afterlife destinations include Heaven, Purgatory, Paradise, and Limbo.
Other traditions, which do not conceive of the afterlife as a place of punishment or reward, merely describe hell as an abode of the dead, a neutral place located under the surface of Earth (for example, see sheol and Hades). Modern understandings of hells often depict them abstractly, as a state of loss rather than as fiery torture literally underground, but this view of the concept of a hell can, in fact, be traced back into the ancient and medieval periods as well. Hell is sometimes portrayed as populated with demons who torment those dwelling there. Many are ruled by a death god such as Nergal, Hades, Hel, Enma or the Devil.
Clive barker's Undying - original trailer - PC videogame
Doom3 - Trailer
Doom3 Resurrection of Evil - Trailer
and for some reason these people kept coming to mind.
Children of the Sun: Kurdish Yezidis, (2009) Part 1/2
Children of the Sun: Kurdish Yezidis (2009) Part 2/2
I have been interested in the Yazidi ever since I read about them and this is as good a site as any on them: Genesis Secret: the Yezidi