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.



Monday, September 22, 2014

Awesome Article at Etemenanki

Awesome article from Goro at Etemenanki:

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



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


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

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 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!