Hole in the sky?

My name is Major, and my heart is black and full of hate...



Thursday, September 30, 2010

Legend - Underrated movie?

God knows i'm a huge legend fan. Hell, i had a website that i maintained about the movie from 1994 until 2000. Don't believe me?

I had a lot of websites, that much i'll admit, but i was a closet Legend fan from day one. I watched the movie everyday and spoke each word of the movie without turning around in my computer chair to see what was happening on the screen. It was just a matter of time bfore i addressed the movie here.

I had a bad life there for a while at home and i turned to fantasy books and movies to kill the time and make me wish i was somewhere else. I've told this story many times before on many different websites so i won't bore you here, lets just say that it sucked, i didn't like it, and i never want to have to draw D&D maps on motel kitchen tables in the near future.

When life improved for me drastically when my father remarried, my infatuation of fantasy and science fiction remained, and so when i had the means (thank you Performa 636 macintosh) i made a website to chronicle my life from that point forward, including my new favorite movie: Legend.



I made a "ring"and invented a Legend Convention, hosted fan fictions and met friends that i would still keep in touch with for years to come. People assumed i was much older than i was; i called agents and argued my points with the owners of Figmentfly.com about who did what costume and which actor portrayed what. To this day if you type in my website address at google, you get thousands on hits on the subject. I hand typed the first Legend script with help from a friend, now titled the March 10th Script, which is popularized as the definitive script about the movie to read.. if you were so inclined. Some of the things i pointed out on the Europeon edition of the movie were used in the Legend Ultimate DVD set, released by active petition (that i started in 1998) in 2002.

I was pretty into it i guess.

I did the same thing for alot of things, which got me into web design, writing, and lastly, this blog. If your interested in other things i've played around with prior to 1999, google the word, "Docdroz". You may need a while to see it all.

Last Day of the Month.. Proceed!

I'm just going to post this every now and then. Get used to it. This is the HD version afterall and i was excited after i found it.

For those of you who don't know, this video nearly started the Anime revolution.

Wiki Source

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Newcomer: RYU HYABUSA






YES FOR THE LOVE OF GOD YES.

Now your sleeping with power!

Buy me this because I won't shut the fuck up until you do.

Source

Machinarium......Nuff said.

Somehow, Amanita Design, the makers of the irresistible but incredibly short Samorost and its sequel, managed to take everything that worked about their popular freeware title and only improve upon it for this quirky full-length offering. In addition to the creatively stylized environments we've come to expect, we have a moody, elegant score, fresh and surprising character design, and some startlingly clever puzzles, both environmental and item-based, that may bring back fuzzy memories of adventure games of yore. Plus, it's about robots. What more could you ask for?





This goes on for quite some time, there are about seven more recorded parts to this machine madness, very cool to watch though. I did the same thing when I was growing up, except it was Metroid and I used a VCR. Long live Samus Aran! (サムス・アラン)

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion


Go ahead. Google it. While your at it, google the name "Henry Darger." I'll give you a minute then scroll down some.

Henry Joseph Darger was a reclusive American writer and artist who worked as a custodian in Chicago, Illinois. He has become famous for his posthumously discovered 15,145-page, single-spaced fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, (also know as Into the Realms of the Unreal) along with several hundred drawings and watercolor paintings illustrating the story. Darger's work has become one of the most celebrated examples of outsider art.

15,145 pages.. one book?

In the Realms of the Unreal includes The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, and extends over 15 immense, densely-typed volumes of 15,145 total pages. The text is accompanied by three bound volumes of several hundred illustrations, scroll-like watercolor paintings on paper, the work of six decades, derived from magazines and coloring books. In addition, Darger wrote an eight volume, 5,084-page autobiography, The History of my Life; a 10-year daily weather journal; assorted diaries; and a second work of fiction, provisionally titled Crazy House, of over 10,000 handwritten pages. He started writing in 1908.

The son of a bitch was crazy, spent his entire life writing and drawing huge elaborate pictures from tracings of childrens books about 7 sisters on another planet. Some of the drawings he made took up to 3 years to complete, were 10 feet long, and had 10,000 or more tracings.

What the hell? I'm right there with you. Just watch the vid below.

The Bimini Road


Everyone has heard the story of the lost city of Atlantis, but what about the Bimini Road? In 1968 an underwater rock formation was found near North Bimini Island in the Bahamas. It is considered by many to be naturally made, but because of the unusual arrangement of the stones, many believe it to be a part of the lost city of Atlantis (first spoken of by Plato).

Another curious element of this mystery is a prediction made in 1938 by Edgar Cayce: “A portion of the temples may yet be discovered under the slime of ages and sea water near Bimini… Expect it in ’68 or ’69 – not so far away.” In a more recent expidition, amateur archeologist Dr Greg Little discovered another row of rocks in the same formation directly below the first, leading him to believe that the road is actually the top of a wall or water dock.

I'll explain why i posted this. Several weeks ago i read the book, Bermuda Triangle.

The entire contents of the book point out how fucked up Bimini Road is, why there are castles under water, and why no one has made a huge deal about this and explained it better. I live in Florida, I'm not far away and i'd love to see it for myself. Maybe ill spot some water zombies or something. Ancient power source? Sure.

Wiki Article on Bimini Road

Alphaville - Forever Bartertown



Fuck you, i like this song.

I just wanted to pick apart the video for a second. Are they in some kind of post apocalyptic world where all they have is scraps and 80's jump suits? Why is the lead singer so creepy?

My wife called me over and had me put on her headphones at the ending of one of the episodes of "Big Love" the mormon show that popular right now with Bill Paxton and Chloe Sevigny (ahem brown bunny), and this music was playing.

Just sayin'.

Sonic & Knuckles, World's Fastest Run



WARNING: The awesomeness of Hyper Sonic may damage your eyes or trigger seizures in susceptible people.

The 9th Gate Revisited


I have read The Club Dumas almost every year from highschool at least one time. This year for some reason i read it twice. Morgan posted the wood cuts from the movie, which are just awesome.

I'm an admitted Bibliofile.. i collect books, read them, love them. One day i would like to sell them.

Let me tell a quick story about Corso Books.


I contacted a guy who lived in Wales who was a college student. His father whom he never talked to left him a huge mass of books and a library to put them in. Books mostly on the subjust of the Occult and some various other subjects lied within the library, dating back to the early 15th century. The house was given to his family, and the burden of the estate was dumped on him. The books were worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Sell a book to a museum over here, to an occultist over there, pretty soon life was pretty good for this guy. He didnt care if he sold one book a year if thats all it took to get food on the table and pay the bills.

I emailed him and asked if he would ever broker sales to the United States and Canada, out of curiosity, and nothing else. He said not a problem at all, and he would send me scans of the books as he got to them, he had several books on vellum that he had several doubles of, that he would loan them to me and see what damage i could do. This man had no fixed and updated website, did not sell on ebay, and was not interested in travel. We made an agreement, and he sent me the first of the scans.

I looked over the scans and did not know what to say. All the ideas i had, and i knew no one that would be interested in these books. Hell, one of them would be a months salary for me, some of them, much more. I had no idea he was serious. Who would want these books? The pictures scared me sometimes. The woodcuts in the scans stood out like they jumped off the page. The writing was in perfect practiced latin hand, and the vellum of the pages was uneven, but cut so straight, that you would never know how old it was.

I did the only thing i knew how to do: I made a website. I tried to hide refrences and homages to movies, to add little secret buttons and mouse-overs, i really gave it my all with the design. I talked to a friend of mine at work and he said he was interested in the selling part if we could get any bites. We did get bites, calls somtimes from across america. "Are those book really for sale, or is this a joke.", Was a the main theme for the basis of all the emails.

Once in a while the gentleman from wales emails me and asks me if i sold the books. I tell him no, and im sorry, and he says no problem, don't worry about it. They will sell someday.


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Oh, to settle rumors, the Nine Doors to the Kingdom of Shadows (Nonus Porta) Does not exist, (but you can get your own here.) When Arturo Perez wrote the book it was obvious that he had to make some things up to make the story believable, and lets face it, the devil didn't write anything.
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Or did he?
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The truth is, there really is a book that is the treastise on magic, that you can use it to summon the devil, that has no known origin with secrets laying across 3 copies, and you need all three and the key words and phrases to unlock them. There were errors (?) across the three known books, that the wood cuts of the diagrams were copied from an unknown source, so you need all three books present to get it right. It has been translated.
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So what are you waiting for? Go summon the devil already... you assholes.

Voynich Manuscript



This one is a hard pill to swallow. Almost as hard as flying Indian Nuclear powered death machines.

The Voynich Manuscript is a book written in an unknown language in the 15th century, and has never been deciphered. It contains pictures and diagrams split into chapters like Astrology, Botany, Cosmology with extensive maps. No Big deal right? Tons of old maps and things have been found over the years.

Nothing in this book makes any sense whatsoever. The pictures of plants alone are enough to make your nose bleed, with pictures of trees with unknown fruit, star clusters that don't exist, maps and formations that have never ever been found to exist on our world. The writing is nothing like anything we have ever come across, and has not been translated as of yet. Tons of money has pumped into programs to have it translated and its diagrams deciphered to no avail.
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Antikythera Mechanism: What!?

The Antikythera Mechanism is believed to be an ancient mechanical calculator (also described as a “mechanical computer”) designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was discovered in the Antikythera wreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, between Kythera and Crete, and has been dated to about 150-100 BC. It is especially notable for being a technological artifact with no known predecessor or successor; other machines using technology of such complexity would not appear until the 18th century. While a century of research is finally answering the question of what the mechanism did, we are actually no nearer to answering the question what it was for.

It's been shot with gamma radiation, taken apart, x-rayed and shown to have thousands of microscopic moving parts, gears, springs...

Okay so its way ahead of its time, and it tells time.. Does not belong in history anywhere at all.. I.. Umm.... . . .
Scientists can't explain it..
I'm confused.
Wait i think i figured it out. If the vikings... Sega Dreamcast.. Teen Wolf 2... . .. AHh!



Wiki Article

Vimanas: Ancient Indian Flying Machines


Vimanas are the mythical flying machines chronicled in the ancient Sanskrit epics of India. The story of the Vimana predates Christ by many thousands of years, and the Hindus of today’s India believe the existence and usage of Vimana to be historical fact. There is a plethora of ancient Indian literature which deals with the Vimana and its many aspects. Most of the epics await translation. One epic, titled Manusa, gives clear instructions on how to build the craft and the proponents that make them able to fly. Other texts have names such as ‘The secret of making Planes invisible’, ‘The Secret of hearing conversations and other sounds in Enemy Aircraft’ and ‘The secret of making Planes motionless’. There are many other texts about Vimana which are spoken of in the epics, but have not yet been discovered. Many texts speak of ships and planes with nuclear capabilities and a great nuclear war that took place. In the ancient ruins of Mohenjo-Daro, once part of the Indus Valley Civilization, 3000 year old skeletons where found with radioactivity levels that surpassed that of the bodies at Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The ruins themselves also emit high radioactivity levels. It is a documented fact that the city was destroyed suddenly.

The wording of the texts is highly technical, and speaks at a high level of intellectual maturity in areas such as physics and aero dynamics. One text of the Vaimanika Shastra, which translates as ‘Science of Aeronautics’, includes 230 stanzas, concerning aviation matters such as construction, take off, cruising for thousands of miles, normal and forced landing, protections of the airships from storm and lightening and how to switch the power source to solar energy from free energy. The same text describes at great detail the construction of the mercury vortex engine, which is the forerunner of the Ion vortex engine used today by NASA. In 1895, a Sanskrit scholar named Shivkar Talpade designed an aircraft based solely on the Sanskrit document concerning the mercury vortex engine. The unmanned craft reached a height of 1500ft.

Apparently these machines have been written about and discussed in great detail for thousands of years. Hell, someone made one and flew it.

Wiki Entry on the subject.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Vagina Bubbles: Another Ninja Down


It appears to me that the FX team for this movie thought that using dry ice to make bubbles would be awesome to kill ninjas with. Fan throwing ninjas.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

D&D session pictures, 9/23/10











Best Dungeon in WOW

Upon entering the city of StormWind, travel to the far west side of the city, you will find a dark side alley with a red door. Once you enter the door you will be immediately captured and forced to spend the night. The screen will switch to a dungeon with a bed in it where three elven nymphs will hold you down and rape you repeatedly. Once morning breaks you will be back at the front of the alley entrance, minus half your hit points.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Installing World of Warcraft Cataclysm: WTF Edition


I'll start off by saying i was not able to play WoW on Friday night because i was downloading a 1.68 GB patch, 4.01, stage one, all day. The download was slow and no amount of tweaking made it go any faster. When i got bored staring at the screen, i used Bittorrent and opened the file manually in the "updates folder", in the WoW folder itself.


Day two: I went to try and play again on saturday because for some reason i thought i had something i signed up for (a raid or something) and stage two was ready for download. At this point i got curious and typed my frustration into Google, thinking maybe the search engine had the answer. Nothing really there either. I asked Kerry, my life long friend if she had experienced anything strange and she called me crazy.


I checked my battle.net account and sure enough, it said i had been selected for the beta test of Cataclysm, and congrats and all that. So when stage 2 (3.8 gb) was done downloading, the game opened up and started downloading two 648mb patches, each which took about an hour, and my connection is good. Then i saw the Cataclysm screen for the first time. Initially i thought i had done something wrong that i did not have it installed already.


I clicked install, and waiting began again, this time i slept. 16.8GB install, which took almost 3 hours on my Quadcore Laptop. Sheesh. When i woke up this morning (sunday) i grabbed the computer and opened the program only to assaulted with another 6.1b download. At this point the game will be playable, but there will be further downloads in the background. The way the new launcher works is like this:


You play wow at your own risk and its slow if you have not downloaded all of the update yet. There are three stages at which you can start playing, all of which are slower than waiting for the download to complete. It works the same way the trial edition works, in that it sends the information direct if you have a fast connection, you may not see any difference.



Update: As of 5 minutes ago, the launcher increased the download size to 11.5gb left to be downloaded. So if your keeping track:


Download Tracker!
-1.69gb
-3.8gb
-.64gb
-.64gb
-6.1gb
-11.5gb
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-24.37gb downloaded

Friday, September 10, 2010

Solarbabies - Now free to watch on Hulu



What do you mean you don't like a post-apocalyptic world with rollerskating featuring the cast of The Lost Boys! For shame!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pictures from the new Conan movie that I was unsure about.











I do love me some Conan, especially the Barbarian with Arnold. The only thing that was going to change my mind about the new movie was if there was going to be nudity and extreme violence.. both of which i have seen now in screen shots. God has answered my prayers.

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