This Old Man Finally Saw His First Real Concert
Well, as the title suggests, this old man finally saw his first real concert after 35 years. Why do I say first real concert? I say this because, on November 21st, I finally got to go to a concert for a band that I love. That band is Alien Weaponry.
Retreat at the Camel Cove Lodge
Fsshh, fsshh, clack, clack. Martin could hear the wind leaking through the poorly secured window, rattling on its hinges. There he was, Martin Finch, Chief Financial Officer of Kalt Analytics, arguably one of the most powerful men in the country. Now huddled on the floor of a previously luxurious lodge, sharing a couple of sleeping bags half-zipped together with his wife, and personal assistant. But Martin knew from his experience on K2, that they would have to find the sat phone, or find a way out on their own soon. Despite the deplorable conditions, he was happy that the walls of the original cabin stood strong amidst the deluge of rock and snow that took out the west wall. What started as a great idea had turned into a complete nightmare. They were only supposed to be there for four days. Now, it has turned into one of the longest weeks of his life. Mister Durandeau, the chef recommended by Jeff, had been rationing their food for the last few days. And to make matters worse Harpreet Kaur, the company’s Chief Accounting Officer, and Kevin Hall, a creative director the company hired to help them take their brand public, were now missing.
Death in the Cold
**************************TRIGGER WARNING*********************** I realize some of the subject matter regarding harm to a child and mental health in this story may be distressing to some readers. However, elements of this story are autobiographical, and writing this was therapeutic.
The Abyssal Reckoning
Slithering solemnly through the saline abyss, it wanders for the next bloom of doom. From the abyssal plain, it waxes and wanes to bring justice to the insane stain of the human brain. It has been known by many a name. Siren, banshee, sea witch, gorgon, selkie, Cthulhu, La Llorona, and Calypso are but a few that we once knew. When we rise too far, it comes to crush our hubris. We have disturbed its slumber once again. Now it rises to eat the crystalline souls of control.
Maps of Knowledge
Looking for magic in Medieval and Renaissance German society can be difficult at times. The difficulty does not lie in a lack of magic, but rather, the disunity between the societies recognized as being Germanic. This disunity makes the quest for such history much more expansive. Thus, one must expand their definition of what it meant to be German in these eras to all the lands that the various German peoples inhabited. Taking this expanded view, one realizes that Germanic influence spread from Greenland in the north to the Mediterranean in the south, and from the British Isles in the west to the Caspian in the east in the Medieval period. This area encompasses a wide range of cultures and thoughts that influenced Medieval and Renaissance German culture. This milieu forced the various Germanic peoples into conflicts with peoples from cultures as disparate as the Celtics, with their gods inhabiting every pebble and twig insight, to Mamelukes, who had accepted the monotheism of Islam. The Medieval and Renaissance eras found German society immersed in conflicts for who would be the cultural heart of Europe, thus it is logical that the church sought to conquer the souls of heathen European cultures, and to bring them under the heal of the Trinity. However, as those that bore the cloth were often the middle-born son of their family, their battle was to spill ink upon the page, as they were dissuaded from shedding blood on the battlefield. In this paper, we will explore the historiography of those who battled over canon, rather than with cannons, and how they framed the conversation around magic in German society during the Medieval and Renaissance eras.
Picking Up the Pieces After a Friend Has Left: Tom Bradbury
Please bear with me, as this is my first time doing this in writing. Unfortunately, this is not my first eulogy. Nor is it my first for one someone that has made such a large impact on my life in such a short time. I’ve spent most of my day trying to write this and finding it hard to piece together the words. I’ve been lurking, but not as active as normal in the Vocal community today. This is because we have lost one of our most beloved creators.
Who Created Princess Leia’s Aesthetic?
Star Wars is one of the most iconic films in American history. This is due to both great storytelling and the timeless costumes. And as with all great works, fans are always curious about the origins of their favorite works, and Star Wars is no exception. Whether it’s drawing links between Star Wars and other sci-fi works like Dune or Perry Rhodan, or other inspirations such as Seven Samurai, it is easy for one to see that George Lucas’s sci-fi epic was not created in a vacuum. However, one of the most iconic looks of the first film (now episode IV), Star Wars: A New Hope, is Princess Leia’s hair. And as such, it has been the subject of much speculation since the film was released. The goal of this article is not to rehash old articles or detract from how others interpret Star Wars through their cultural lens. But rather, it is an attempt to ponder the actual origins of Princess Leia’s look and offer new evidence as to its providence.
I'm Glad You Changed Your Name
A group of misfit companions must cross a cursed land to save to their world from the clutches of a crazed wizard. In their quest, a good wizard leads the band to take on the growing army of monsters of the evil wizard. No, this is not Lord of the Rings. This is Wizards, Ralph Bakshi’s 1977 post-apocalyptic science fantasy film.