Hello everybody, and welcome to a very special post! This particular topic will cover one of my favorite Podcasts. I’ve been listening to podcasts for as long as I can remember, and always love the diverse subject that they go into. You can imagine my delight when I found out about this one! I discovered this gem when researching information about Kevin MacLeod’s music. He did a very in depth interview on how Kevin produces his Royalty-Free Music. The Podcast is simply titled Composer Quest: A Songwriting and Music Composition Podcast. This podcast covers a variety of musical topics from Royalty Free Music, to Slot Machine Music. The host of this podcast is Charlie McCarron, an incredibly talented Composer and Producer that lives in Minneapolis. From He has a very quirky personality, and vast knowledge of everything music. Every week, for four years (1/2/13-1/24/17, he interviewed a different composer about a different genre of music. He would give various composing tips, and explain the inner workings in a way that was easy to understand. There’s 177 episodes to choose from, so the possibilities are nearly endless. The best part is that all of the Podcasts are completely free, and easily accessible on his website, charliemccarron.com, and on iTunes. I highly recommend this Podcast, and will share my favorite episodes below. Final Rating: 10/10 (CHECK THIS OUT IMMEDIATELY!)
Slot Machine Composing
Kevin MacLeod, King of Royalty-Free Music
Cyriak’s Surrealist Music And Animation
Game Music so Sweet it’ll Make Your Teeth Hurt
Chiptune Composing With Ben Barnes
Eggs, Bacon, and Composer Wisdom from Rick Sowash
Schizophrenic Synthpop Storytelling with Felix Frost
Torley on Creativity, Asperger’s, and Music Production
Metal 101 with Devin Earlywine
How to write a pooping duck robot song with Matt Schubbe
Hello everyone, and welcome to a very special post. Today, I will be discussing the amazing phenomenon known as ASMR. ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, and is a tingling sensation that some people get from a variety of stimuli. These include; tapping on objects, soft voices, binaural beats, brushing hair, role-plays, and vocal triggers. The sensation is incredibly soothing, and puts the mind into a state of Nirvana. Various people on Youtube make videos to specifically trigger this phenomenon, and they’re known as ASMRtists. It’s an extremely diverse community, with members from all around the world. I had experienced ASMR in my childhood, when my mother would trace my arm up to my head. This would immediately cause all of the stress to leave my body. I recently discovered the ASMR community, and have completely fallen in love with the relaxing videos. I get ASMR mainly from role-plays or message videos. Some of my favorite ASMRtists include; Gibi ASMR, Tingting ASMR, Articulate Design ASMR, ASMR Darling, ASMR Zeitgeist, Ephemeral Rift ASMR, Gentle Whispering ASMR, Whispers Red ASMR, Heather Feather ASMR, Jojo’s ASMR, Fred’s Voice ASMR, and Message ASMR. As you can see, there’re tons of ASMRtists on Youtube, and it’s up to you to decide which ones work for you. I will be posting a link to a great introduction of this sensation in the comments’ section below. Now, prepare your brain for an awesome message!
Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more messed up characters. Now, grab your favorite Graphic Novel, and let’s begin!
Black Hand Real Name: William Hand Status: Misanthrope First appeared: Green Lantern#29 (June 1, 1964 DC Comics) Powers/Abilities: Using the black power ring, William can reanimate the dead, and steal energy by killing his victims and eviscerating their hearts
William was raised in a mortuary, and became disturbingly fascinated with the dead bodies. His interest in the dead became a major problem with his family. He soon was being stalked by the Red Lantern known as Atrocitus. This eventually lead Hand to insanity, and he brutally murdered his family before taking his own life. Instead of dying, he became reanimated as a Black Lantern. He became a major thorn in Hal Jordan’s side, and even killed his father in cold blood. After being reborn for this fourth time, he finally meets his permanent end at the hands of the Source Wall.
Johnny Sorrow Real Name: N/A Status: Super Villain First Appeared: Secret Origins of Super Villains #1 (December 1, 1999 DC Comics) Powers/Abilities: His own face kills anyone who looks at it (he isn’t immune to this), teleportation, limited intangibility, mask reformation, communication through dimensions, magic manipulation, levitation
Johnny Sorrow was originally a silent movie actor who wanted to move to talkies. He stole a special Subspace Prototype, which made his body intangible. He used this to commit crimes. He was easily caught by the “Dream Lord”, Sand. He transported Sorrow into a horrific dimension known as the Subtile Realms. He then met the dastardly King of Tears, who made him his servant. Upon returning to Earth, Sorrow found out that his face had been horribly disfigured. The sight of his visage was so disturbing, that whoever looked at it would die of shock. He continues his life of crime, and is sent back to the Subtile Realms after the King of Tears dies.
Emplate Real Name: Marius St. Croix Status: Terrorist First Appeared: Generation X #1 (November 1994 Marvel Comics) Unusual Features: Looks like a dry emaciated corpse with purple artery-like veins running down his body. He also has blood red pupils and gray skin. Powers/Abilities: Feeds on the bone marrow of mutants to remain on this physical plane (this cancels out their powers and gives them their abilities), extreme durability, extraordinary tracking abilities, can transform others into abominations like himself, limited invisibility
Marius was born into a very rich family, and lived quite a lavish childhood. This all changed, however, when he turned into a teenager. He was overwhelmed with hunger, and accidentally killed his mother. He was then exiled from his family, and moved towards the study of dark magic. He was eventually found by his sisters, and banished into a different dimension. Inside the dimension, Emplate learns about his powers and his major weakness. He must live aided by a giant purple respirator. If he doesn’t continue to consume mutant’s bone marrow, he will be pulled into a dimension of unspeakable torture. (Geez, what a life!)
Hello fellow movie lovers, and welcome to this special post! Every two months, I will be reviewing a movie. I hope you guys will enjoy this post. Now, let’s get started!
The Trip by Michael Winterbottom Starring: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (Not Rated) Genre: Comedy, Drama (2010) 1hr 51min
The Trip is a hilarious film that stars Steve Coogan of Alan Patridge fame, and his best friend, Rob Brydon. The movie is about a food trip that the two actors take through northern England. They make various stops at different points in the film, and the acting is almost all improvised. Coogan and Brydon have amazing chemistry with one another, and it’s an fantastic sight to behold. Brydon is amazing at impressions, and we get the treat of listening to them throughout the film. I especially enjoy Rob’s impression of Michael Caine, as it’s completely spot on. The entire movie is one giant laugh riot that I highly recommend to anybody. The food looks incredibly tasty, and is pure eye candy. My final rating for this movie is a 9/10.
Hello everyone, and welcome to my Christmas post. I have decided to list two fascinating Christmas cocktails. I will be taking Christmas off, so this will be the last post until the next week. So, have a wonderful Christmas, and I’ll see you guys next Friday.
5 fl oz vanilla-flavored vodka
2 fl oz white creme de menthe
1/2 fl oz peppermint schnapps
Directions: Fill a cocktail shake with ice. Pour vodka, creme de menthe, and peppermint schnapps over the ice. Cover cocktail shaker and shake; strain into a martini glass.
2 fl oz vodka
1 fl oz cranberry juice
1 fl oz triple sec
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 lime wedge
Directions: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, and lime juice. Cover and shake. Strain cocktail into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and cranberries.
Before I start this post today, I have something very important to tell you. I just wanted to thank you all for 51 followers!:D I never thought that so many people would read my blog, and I just wanted to say it makes me so happy. So with that out of the way, it’s time for this week’s tasty dessert. I hope you guys are hungry, because here we go!
Gozinaki: Gozinaki is a “nutty” treat that comes from Georgia. (en.wikipedia.org) It’s a “traditional Georgian delicacy that’s made with caramelized nuts that are fried in honey and usually sold on New Year’s Eve and on Christmas”. (en.wikipedia.org) The nuts and honey are said to have “sacred associations in many rural parts of Georgia.” (en.wikipedia.org)