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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Play With The Darkness



One of the most beautifully rendered games I have ever played.   Lots of fun, blood and gore galore!!  Play this game if you haven't.


The Darkness 2 Trailer


     You can also join me through a playthrough of it as I just finished my playthrough of it tonight.   Awesome game.


Nightghost Plays The Darkness 2




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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Blackmore's Night - Ghost of a Rose

A PBusardo Video - An Interview with Dr. Farsalinos

Love this video from PBusardo.  I was able to quit smoking from my vaping experience as well.   Love vaping and making my own ejuice.  I am currently loving my menthol-coconut vape I have made.











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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Nightghost Gaming Roku Channel




I love my Roku, and I created a Roku Channel.   It is private, but it was a lot of fun making it.  If you would like to see some of my gaming videos on your Roku you can add my private channel to your Roku by using my private channel id: nightghostgaming123   I am just getting used to using it and may upgrade it to a public channel later (depends on my income, LOL), but come on in the waters fine, LOL!



Roku Private Channel ID: nightghostgaming123


Nightghost Funny Fails Compilations


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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hold On Dream Weaver, Visit the Old City Gold Soldier and Enter Leviathan



Dreams.  Haven't dreamed anything I can remember for awhile.  Gonna really concentrate and see what I can dream tonight for tomorrow.  Gotta get in the mood and play some Soldier of Fortune Gold, LOL!   New playthrough that I am doing and started part 1 last  night, along with my playthrough of Half-Life 2 (whew this one is going to take awhile).   Anyway, Dream Weaver...
always loved this song

Gary Wright - DreamWeaver Official Video






Nightghost Plays Soldier of Fortune Gold





Also, ran into this game while looking around last night.  I was intrigued and am looking to get it, because it was a very strange and interesting playthrough I was watching.  Good review here: PCGames The Old City: Leviathan review


The Old City: Leviathan - Trailer


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Monday, November 17, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Helix



WoW!   Just found this show Helix on Netflix and thought I would give it a go.


Helix


This show is good.  Glad I started it.   Looks like it has only 1 season on Netflix, but man it's good.   Give it a watch.  I had not even heard of it.


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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lovecraft is Missing



Awesome!  Totally Awesome!!   I am just hooked.   I just found out about this lovely web comic and am a big fan now, LOL!   Just sorry I found out about it so late.   Anyway, if you are a fan of Lovecraft, you probably will love this webcomic.


Lovecraft is missing


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Homer and the Egg



LOL!  Classic Simpsons episode.


Homer the Great



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Enemy Mine

The lament of the sorcerer.
Oft his greatest strength.
What is this lament?
Ha!  To know you have to be.
A side lament is that others knowledge,
    is greater than his own.
So, what to do.
A true judo trick.
A magician, synchromystic endeavor.
The great live long.
The greater live forever.
The greatest live.
A wise sorcerer when confronted,
    with a more powerful mage.
Subscribes enemies as friends.
Appoints hated ones as loved.
As the power knows, now, direct attack,
     is folly.
The enemy destroys the enemy.
Then, is easily conquered.
The greatest strength, of a king.
Is simply to dwell, in the house of your enemy.

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Transylvania 6-5000



LOL!  WoW!  In a short period of time, I have seen 4 references to this movie, literally within seconds of each other, on my 'puter and tablet and a fore thought before the cycle started, LOL!  Very interesting.


Transylvania 6-5000 Theme Song







I even heard this variant on Twin Peaks, which is (I found out) an older song.


Twin Peaks - Pennsylvania 6-5000

Which, afterwards brought this to mind, LOL!




Even Bugs got in on the act...


Bugs Bunny Transylvania 6-5000





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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It is as Inexplicable...



My playthrough of Amnesia: The Dark Descent is as scary as it is informative and synchronistic (hope I spelled that right, LOL).  I have just passed the water monster portion (nerve wracking as hell, LOL) of this wonderful game and have ran into a curious letter: Letter Regarding the Discovery of an Orb.


Text (from graphic above): 

Letter Regarding the Discovery of an Orb
To my most trusted student and friend Johann Weyer.

The most remarkable thing happened as I was traveling through the Prussian woods this summer. I finally found one of the orbs I have been looking for the last twenty odd years. It is as inexplicable as the Heliodromus described it in the Hortus Conclusus. It was as it was told about, an underground Mithraic temple crowned with the unearthly artifact. The orb was big enough to fill my cupped 
hands and the texture was smooth and jagged - its color washed while rich. Contrast is not enough to describe its nature. It was an impossibility, an artificial paradox captured within stone.

I was staying in a nearby village called Altstadt, investigating one of the antiquated trails, when I finally found the cavern. I went inside and suddenly I could verify the truth of these enigmatic artifacts - they were real.

As you can understand, this is the most important discovery of my life, but it has also become my greatest fear. As I entered the underground chamber I could feel that I was trespassing. Because of my curiosity I did my best to fight these instincts and fetched the orb from its place. I scrambled out of the chamber and into the woods. I could sense something was following me, it bayed loudly as it closed in. The beast, this guardian of the orb, was relentless in its pursuit.

I made my way to a nearby ravine where I stumbled upon some men fishing in the lake. I tried to warn them as I passed, but fortunately they remained as I continued my escape. When I heard their cry of pain echo through the valley, I felt such a tremendous sense of relief, thinking I would be spared.

Suddenly a blue shimmering light engulfed me and the colors of the forest were washed away before my eyes. I kept running through the bleak surroundings, the trees had turned charcoal black with leaves of cinder, the ground covered in murky water. I pressed on through the drenched land as the glowing ember gave way to the rising wind and rained on me. I could hear pleading screams in the distance and I joined in as pain and fear overtook me. I fell to the ground gasping for air.

This certainly must sound strange, but I had been carried miles away across the Alps to a grassy field outside Genoa. The guardian had taken the orb from me, but still until this day I fear its return. Sometimes I lay awake at night listening for the howling cry I heard in the forest. It has been nearly a decade since that day and I still haven't been able to write about the incident.  

The last time we spoke you told me about your interest and ongoing research into the mythic orbs and I realized I owed you the truth about my visit to Altstadt.

Your friend and mentor,

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa.


This quote from that letter is interesting: It is as inexplicable as the Heliodromus described it in the Hortus Conclusus.




So, a bit of reading later, I find it interesting that Clyde Lewis of the Ground Zero Radio show has always been talking of Ahriman and just find the whole synchronicity fascinating, to say the least.



Location of the letter: Letter Regarding the Discovery of an Orb


Nightghost Plays Amnesia the Dark Descent Part6



Well, ain't that interestin'
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

STINGRAY



Found myself thinking about this wonderful, short-lived series starring Nick Mancuso, that I really enjoyed when I was young.   I hadn't thought about it and would love to see a reboot and hopefully, the series on Netflix.


Stingray TV Intro - remastered Stereo Version


Awesome show!!!
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Meshekenabek



Just been surfin' and looking for some interesting reading, and ran into a legend over by Rochester, Indiana, that I had never heard of before.   Should be an interesting journey.  I might have to go over and visit Rochester (very close to me) to see this Lake Manitou and take some pictures and video.

Some interesting quotes and links concerning Meshekenabek, the Lake Manitou serpent:

The Preacher's Lantern - Serpent Worship -  Among the Red Indians there is a traditional being answering to the Greek Apollo or the Indian Crishna This is Manabozho he was the great teacher of the Algon quins and is always represented as in opposition or conflict with Meshekenabek the great serpent This tradition like that of Thor and the midgard or Crishna has features about it strikingly like some of those in Scripture Manabozho missed his young cousin and knowing by trails in the sand that he had been decoyed away by the great enemy Meshekenabek he tracked him to the edge of the deep and dreadful lake which has ever since been called the Lake of Manitou the spirit lake or the lake of devils At the bottom of this lake was the dwelling of the great serpent with all his monstrous and terrible companions all serpents In the midst of this horrible company was the great serpent himself coiling his awful folds in volumes round the hapless cousin of Manabozho Dreadful was the appearance of the arch snake his head was red as with blood his eyes burning and glowing like fire his body covered over with hard impenetrable glittering scales The pitying god Manabozho looked down upon the fearful sight and determined on the salvation of his cousin He dispersed all the clouds from heaven and caused the winds to be still so that the waters might be stagnant Then he caused the sun to shine upon the lake in all its fierceness that so his enemy might be compelled to come forth and seek the cool shadows of the trees upon the banks of the lake he meantime never relinquishing his power to destroy took his bow and arrows and placing himself in the spot where he knew the great serpent would emerge transformed himself into the stem of a tree that so his presence might not be suspected All the winds were still the air stagnant the rays of the sun so fierce that they penetrated to the evil brood at the bottom of the lake bubbles rose to the surface an awful serpent's head was raised looking round the shores the waters hissed as Meshekenabek said Manabozho sleeps The great serpent came forth from the waves his scales glistening like a sleetcovered forest beneath the winter's sun The shores of the lake were soon covered with the foul trailing bodies of the snakes They saw the stunted stem of the tree and they knew the cunning of Manabozho and even suspected it might be one of his disguises The giant snake coiled himself round it and sought to drag it down but he could not Manabozho was firm and by and by the great snake and all the snakes of the forest slept Then Manabozho from the stem of the tree drew his arrow and pierced the heart of the great serpent and the hiss the snake gave drew a howl of consternation from all the creatures and beasts of the forest The great serpent was mortally wounded though he and his snakes were tenfold more wild and terrible in their wrath High on the crest of the waves of the lake black as midnight rode the expiring snake pouring forth a deluge of venom which rose to a flood and almost overwhelmed the hills and the villages round But the good Manabozho achieved the salvation upon which he determined The great serpent was dead and the snakes his companions were cast again into the lake of evil spirits whence from the fear of Manabozho they never more dared to come forth This is a sufficiently curious tradition although some may think it almost unworthy of a place in our chronicle of serpent worship All these pieces of primeval folklore however are interesting in themselves and it is from such as these we are to seek the crude elements from which we trace the development of religious ideas This idea so universal of the serpent the cunning serpent the implacable foe of man from the beginning seems to point to conclusions which will hardly satisfy themselves with those notions which represent evil as a mere generalisation made by man from the perception of pain 


Strange Mag - An Unnatural History of Indiana 5 - Located in the town of Rochester, Lake Manitou was once considered forbidden to the Potawtomi who lived in the area. The reason for their fear was their belief that the lake was inhabited by a great monster called, Meshekenabek. In hisRecollections of the Early Settlements of the Wabash Valley, Sanford C. Cox reported that, "The Indians would not hunt upon its borders, nor fish in its waters for fear of incurring the anger of the evil spirit that made its home in this little woodland lake." In fact, the Native Americans would later warn settlers against building a mill on the lake, said Cox, fearful that the monster would "rush forth from its watery dominions and take indiscriminate vengeance on all those who resided near the sacred lake."




Lake Manitou - 6/14/2014, Rochester, IN.


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Banzai!! Gordon Cole.



LOL!   Laughed really hard at this scene.  Made my day today.  Really been enjoying the Twin Peaks series on Netflix.  Never did watch it when it came on tv long ago.  My loss, but I get a chance to catch up on this great show.


Twin Peaks - Gordon Cole


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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Special Halloweenie Edition...I Have Amnesia



YaY!   Halloween, my favorite holiday, LOL!   So, with my favorite holiday on the way, this month of October, I am doing a playthrough of one of the scariest games ever made, and one of my personal all-time-favorites: Amnesia the Dark Descent.



Join me on this adventure through Castle Brennenburg




and realms beyond.




Amnesia the Dark Descent - Trailer



Nightghost Plays Amnesia: The Dark Descent






Happy Halloween
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What About That Rubber Tree...



Strange.   This popped in my head and won't leave, LOL!


Frank SINATRA - High Hopes


Whoops, there goes a billion kilowatt damn, LOL!~!

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Trechas Spicy Powder



Oh man!   Someone, gave me some of this today and I was trying it on some Applesauce and...WoW!   This stuff is tha' bomb!   I loved this.   It spiced up my applesauce.  Made it a man's meal.   LOL!  Put some hair on my chest, well...more hair, LOL!   If you get a chance, try some of this on fruits or vegetables.   Oh man, this stuff was good.  Loved it on the applesauce.

Trechas - Spicy Powder

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Godzilla Vs. The Avengers


Saw a cool comment on this article:  http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/scifi/godzilla-lot-problems.html

I thought; yeah, that would be a cool movie.  I remembered then, that it has happened in comic form and I used to have that one, and it was a cool story that would make a very cool movie, LOL!


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Friday, October 3, 2014

Ylvis - Trucker's Hitch [Official music video HD]

The Zombie King



The Zombie King

Oh, where does the even keel plow?
There, is a question of the moment.
What will keep the cistern,
      as an optimist and a pessimist observance?
Laughing, as I am wont to do.
The questeeown occurred, then an answer came.
The zombie king.
The zombie king.
Wherefore art thou, O zombie king.
I am coming then all will be status quo.
So you think, but I am still here.
I am questing, and immune.
Laughing quietly.

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Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Official Trailer + Collectibles

Awesomeness!!   This looks good!





Friday, September 26, 2014

The Tale of Camphor Fil



The Tale of Camphor Fil (pronounced: file)

     A traveler on his way, to where, to only where he can guess.  Walking through a dense forest, not caring where his next step would land.  The next step, and he stopped.  Listening intently he made out the faint recognition of singing.   Barely audible, but his keen ears led him closer.  As he leaned into the sound towards its direction, he followed.  He, turning this way and that way.  Each step, now bringing him closer to this wonderful voice.  A voice, so alluring, as to make even his loins quake with the anticipation of a newlywed, seeing his beloved for the first time in the morning sun.  He almost bumped right into the wall, which surprised him, for it seemed to appear from nowhere in the dense growth of the forest.  Here, though, he could see the source of this siren's song.   A beautiful maiden with long hair and lovely attire was in the window of a tall spire, behind the wall and producing the song, he thought should only have come from the gods themselves.  He sat on the ground mesmerized for hours, it seemed.   After the song had stopped, and she had left the window, he still sat.  Unable to move, with tears in his eyes, listening to the echo in his minds eye.   Later still, he finally shook his head, stood up and rubbed his eyes.  He then busied himself with making a camp near the wall, but a little further out.   Lighting a fire and cooking a meal, heating some water for the coffee that he had in his pack, he ate and drank.  Without a word said, he just stared, rolling the song and voice, over and over in his mind.   When he was finally too tired to stay awake, he laid out his bedroll and fell into the deepest sleep he had ever had and just dreamed of the lovely girl and her voice.

(continued...)


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Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Tick



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



SPOON!


LOL!
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Friday, September 19, 2014

A Red Letter Day...



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).[1] 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


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

315

315


Been seeing this number several times today, in many different references.  Strange.  Wonder what it means?  Wait and see I guess.   Gotta speculate though.




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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Orcish Rage Poker Face and the Land of Xen


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

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



Rule
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.
Word.

LOL!  Happy Gaming!
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