Demonic Nature

This post is a long time coming. I think I promised it to and/or oh, literally years ago now. What do I mean when I say that I’m a demon? The problem with the term ‘demon’ is that when one person says demon and means one thing, the other person hears demon and thinks something completely different. The idea is inextricably tied up with a person’s religious and cultural upbringing and experience. How can one…

Reproducing “The Call”

I’ve had a lot on my mind lately, and precious few appropriate places to unload my thoughts. The post below was directed towards the psi-vamp groups, but really, aside from a few minor specifics, could apply to any kin-group, or similar community. I’m reproducing it here, because, honestly, I’m rather fond of it, and I think there are are few people on my flist who could do with reading it. -Mordax It always pains me…

Xelloss Image Song english Dub

Its been my ambition for almost a decade to do an english version of Xelloss’ Slayers Next image song. I’m rather fond of the lyrics I came up with. On the other hand I will be the FIRST to admit that my singing voice is really, really terrible- both flat and nasally. I’ll also blame the crappy mic. If someone else would like to take a crack at singing this, I would be absolutely delighted!

Ebook Piracy for Complete N00bs

My mom’s coworker recently got a Sony ebook, and I offered to teach her how to get pirated books. She bit, so I wrote up this tutorial. Basically all it assumes is that you know how to use the internet at a 5th grade level. The best site I know of for finding ebooks for direct dowload is filecrop.com. It’s basically a search engine for rapidshare and megaupload. (If you don’t know, rapidshare and megaupload…

This’ll piss off about half my friends list

But I don’t really mind, because this is something I care deeply about. http://www.newsweek.com/2010/01/28/the-depressing-news-about-antidepressants.html# Excerpts from a January NEWSWEEK article, linked above. Emphasis mine. The Depressing News About AntidepressantsStudies suggest that the popular drugs are no more effective than a placebo. In fact, they may be worse. …Yes, the drugs are effective, in that they lift depression in most patients. But that benefit is hardly more than what patients get when they, unknowingly and as…

Revelations

Well, since everyone’s coming clean and laying themselves bare, I think I’ll add mine to the pot. I can’t fucking stand toast. For serious, gimmee plain old bread any day of the week. -Mordax PS: If anyone is wondering why I’m not on AIM, its because I’m at my bf’s house.

Writer’s Block: A rose by any other name

Well, neither of us usually answers these questions, but this one seemed to be too good to pass up, Our birth name "Greer" is the name we’ve both had to answer to since childhood, obviously. As such, while it applies to both of us, neither really "owns" it. We’ve come to think of "Greer" as a gestalt entity; the two of us functioning together. The person that those who know us as one person see.…

ARG(H)

So, there’s a new big ARG/Viral Marketing campaign starting up that I’m excited about. This one is for JJ Abrams new movie “Super 8”, which is set in the 70s and about aliens, the trailer for which is running before Iron Man 2. I’m not really interested in the film itself, but big budget ARGs always have something to bring to the table with their cash-reserves that grass roots games can’t manage. Plus, an ARG…

Agents: The Series

A long time ago I was one of the main authors in a shared fanfiction universe for the Matrix. I left my characters in a really dire situation when I quit, and its haunted me for quite some time. I finally went back, and gave them an ending. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5937905/1/ -D Ooh, ohh! Now I can say it! THIS Vincent! -Vincent ETA: *facepalm* I accidentally uploaded it onto the wrong account initially,. *sigh* I’m an idiot.…

Toracon Con report

I was holding off on posting this until I could get pics up, but I still can’t find my goddam motherfucking shitty mini usb cable to get them off my camera. So, report now, pics later. Toracon 2010 (Saturday) started for us at 8 a.m. with 2 hours of standing in line. In fairness, this would have been the outcome no matter when we got there, and even if we had preordered. Once registration actually…

Phantom: Love Never Dies album review (spoilers)

I’ve known about the Phantom of the Opera sequel for years now; back when it was an abandoned idea of ALW’s that he had someone make into a novel (The Phantom of Manhattan) presumably because investors knew a bad idea when they saw one. Well, Lloyd Webber managed to get some stupider investors, or ponied up the money himself and last year the world found Phantom of Manhattan reborn as an upcoming stage musical Phantom:…

LOST has offically…

…driven me to drink. I needed a large dose of hard alchohol after seeing the most recent episode ‘Dr. Linus’. You know, I always surprise myself; I talk up how ‘evil’ I am, and I don’t expect many people to really believe me,. But at the end of the day there is a huge, dominant part of me, that really, honestly is repulsed and confused by the very concept of ‘good’ or ‘altruism’. -(a rather…

Chronology of our Religious Upbringing and Related Anecdotes

Since religion, the occult, etc, gets discussed with some frequency here, I thought it might be helpful and/or interesting to some of you, to know what my real, familial religious background has been. The answer is… total shambles.198X-90: Unitarian Universalist Church in LA: The first church David and I remember attending is this one, in LA when we were between 2 and 4 years old. Looking back it was really more of a social club…

The Return of the Beast

***Self*** The past, what, week and a half, has been a special kind of purgatory for me; a kind of experience many of you reading this could only imagine. My detractors would say that I could only imagine it as well. Before this, I was nearly ready to agree with them. I don’t know how many of you are really aware of this, but for a while now it’s been an open secret that I,…

“Sephiroth” type fangirls continue to ruin lives

I love the webcomic Order of the Stick. Maybe you guys know that. But right now I’m a little annoyed. I know I’m over-reacting to this, but its been getting to me since comic #700 went up. You can read it yourself by clicking on the pic. Go ahead, go read it. I’ll wait. It’s one freaking page. What gets me about the page? Tsukiko; the chick. Previously, she’d been set up as an evil…

You can apply this post to many things I’ve said in the past months

Ahem… No, you ignorant plebes; that’s not what I’m saying! Argh! *** And now for something completely different; have a meme. Your result for The "What Type of Intellectual are You?" Test… Public Intellectual You scored 43% empirical, 66% public, and 58% teaching-oriented Noble, confident, successful! You are The Public Intellectual! You have the enviable traits of the public intellectual. Unlike many great men and women, you are likely to be widely recognized for your…

Nomenclature: or how I learned to stop worrying and love being Overlord Mordax

You know you’ve been using a moniker for too long when it starts to feel like a name. I don’t even blink when people call me Mordax anymore, even offline- I think of myself as Overlord Mordax more often than I do any other name. Saevitia, on the other hand still feels like a net name. I guess it’s not surprising that I’ve gotten used to being Mordax. After all, I’ve had then name for…

Popular! It’s all about popular!

On the Causes and Effects of Awakening Early in the Life of a Popular Work When I saw James Cameron’s Avatar, I knew for a fact that it was going to awaken at least some people; possibly a lot of people. The movie had a lot of elements that help trigger an awakening: powerful visual imagery; unearthly flora and fauna, even transhuman spirituality. And enough people saw it that odds are, if there were slumbering…

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Complete Review (Spoiler Free)

Story: The story is amazing. If you enjoyed the stories is the first 3 Silent Hills, this game will be a joy to you. It has a tight narrative, well acted and superbly paced. The game play and story fit together like a glove. The use of the psychology tests to tailor the details of the story to the specific player are used masterfully, and fit easily within the whole narrative. The characters are all…

Lengthy meme time!

Leave me a comment saying "I want to be evil." I’ll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better (probably people I don’t speak to all the time, XD). Update your journal with the answers to the questions. Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions. 1.You’ve seen your fair share of fandom wangst, and I’m sure you’re in other fandoms, besides Digimon. What…

What Twilight Lacks

Some of you know that Twilight as the book that inspired me to actually finish an entire novel; It did this by virtue of its sheer awfulness. I listened to about half of the book on tape (while working on a sewing project) before I became so absolutely disgusted with the quality of the writing; it watered down to unenjoybility some of my favorite themes and ideas; that I dropped the needle and headed for…