Archive for month: March, 2013

Badmoon Rising – Chapter 17 – Answers, Questions, Answers, Death

30 Mar
March 30, 2013

Farmer and I kept the Mexican standoff for a few, long moments as my mind processed the bombshell Farmer just dropped on me. Elizabeth was alive! I looked into Farmer’s eyes, needing to see if there was any deception, and terrified that there might be. Farmer just kept his eyes steady, almost as if he knew what was going through my mind. There was no deception in him. Elizabeth was alive! All of those emotions I had carefully packed away flooded through my mind. It took most of my reserve to holster my pistol before I dropped to the floor. The pack warrior rushed to try and catch me. All of that deep, dark fear that tormented me had crystallized into a relief and joy so strong my mind just could not cope. I had seen others overcome by emotion, but I never truly understood what was happening to them. Now I did, and I would never dismiss them again.

“The Lady-Apparent’s alive?” I managed to force out. Farmer knelt down next to me. There was no emotion on his face, nothing that I could grasp on to see what he was thinking. Read more →

Zombie Strike Part 10 – Chapter 102

29 Mar
March 29, 2013

In Chapter 102, while Quentin examines the tablet, he is shown the creation of Mikhail.

Narrator: Kenn Blanchard

Story: Derek Ward

This episode was originally broadcast on the Urban Shooter podcast.

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Odd Podcast Events

29 Mar
March 29, 2013

I listen to a lot of podcasts. A lot of podcasts. In order to get through the backlog of episodes, I was listening to them at 2x. Now, I’m using 3x for most of them.

For the record, Godsmack’s Voodoo sounds hilarious at 3x, but at least I can understand all of the lyrics.

Zombie Strike Part 10 – Chapter 101

27 Mar
March 27, 2013

In Chapter 101, the Guardians transport Quentin back to see how Castle became involved with the prophecy. They also tell him where Zombie Strike needed to go next.

Narrator: Kenn Blanchard

Story: Derek Ward

This episode was originally broadcast on the Urban Shooter podcast.

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Metal Tuesday – AC/DC – Thunderstruck

26 Mar
March 26, 2013

This week’s Metal Tuesday is AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” I’ve decided to use a different type of video for the song because I like helicopters, and it is my blog.

How can you not like that beginning riff?

Lyrics from elyrics.net

Thunder
Thunder
Thunder
Thunder
Thunder
Thunder
Thunder
Thunder
Thunder
Thunder

I was caught
In the middle of a railroad track (Thunder)
I looked round
And I knew there was no turning back (Thunder)
My mind raced
And I thought what could I do (Thunder)
And I knew
There was no help, no help from you (Thunder)

Sound of the drums
Beatin’ in my heart
The thunder of guns
Tore me apart
You’ve been thunderstruck

Went down the highway
Broke the limit, we hit the town
Went through to Texas, yeah Texas
And we had some fun
We met some girls
Some dancers who gave a good time
Broke all the rules, played all the fools
Yeah, yeah, they, they, they blew our minds

I was shakin’ at the knees
Could I come again please?
Yeah the ladies were too kind
You’ve been thunderstruck, thunderstruck
Yeah yeah yeah, thunderstruck

Oh, thunderstruck, yeah

Now we’re shaking at the knees
Could I come again please?

Thunderstruck, thunderstruck
Yeah yeah yeah, thunderstruck
Thunderstruck, yeah, yeah, yeah

Said yeah, it’s alright
We’re doing fine
Yeah, it’s alright
We’re doing fine
(So fine)

Thunderstruck, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Thunderstruck, thunderstruck, thunderstruck
Whoa baby, baby, thunderstruck
You’ve been thunderstruck, thunderstruck
Thunderstruck, thunderstruck
You’ve been thunderstruck

Zombie Strike Part 10 – Chapter 100

25 Mar
March 25, 2013

In Chapter 100, as the team deals with the ambush of the zombie horde, the Guardians reveal more about the prophecy surrounding Xipe Totec and how Zombie Strike fits into the prophecy.

Narrator: Kenn Blanchard

Story: Derek Ward

This episode was originally broadcast on the Urban Shooter podcast.

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Friday Quote – 3/22/13

22 Mar
March 22, 2013
Mockery of religion is one of the most essential things… One of the beginnings of human emancipation is the ability to laugh at authority.

Christopher Hitchens

As an atheist and a libertarian, I have a nasty anti-authoritarian streak. This includes poking fun at those who would claim dominance over my physical and metaphysical person.

Zombie Strike Part 10 – Chapter 99

22 Mar
March 22, 2013

In Chapter 99, Zombie Strike raids the church against Truth acolytes.

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Zombie Strike Part 10 – Chapter 98

20 Mar
March 20, 2013

In Chapter 98, the team meets up with their contact in Barcelona and plan to raid the church where they believe Castle started the Truth.

Narrator: Kenn Blanchard

Story: Derek Ward

This episode was originally broadcast on the Urban Shooter podcast.

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Metal Tuesday – Disturbed – Indestructible

19 Mar
March 19, 2013

This week’s Metal Tuesday is Disturbed’s “Indestructible.”

This song piqued my interest when I heard an urban legend about it. Supposedly, the band learned that a lot of our soldiers in Iraq were listening to Disturbed to pump themselves up before going out. So, the band wrote this song for them. Like most urban legends, I don’t think this is true, but it is pretty cool to think about.

Lyrics from elyrics.net

Another mission, the powers have called me away
Another time to carry the colors again
My motivation, an oath I’ve sworn to defend
To win the honor of coming back home again

No explanation will matter after we begin
Unlock the dark destroyer that’s buried within
My true vocation and now my unfortunate friend
You will discover a war you’re unable to win

I’ll have you know
that I’ve become

indestructible
Determination that is incorruptible
From the other side, a terror to behold
Annihilation will be unavoidable
Every broken enemy will know
That their opponent had to be invincible
Take a last look around while you’re alive
I’m an indestructible master of war

Another reason, another cause for me to fight
Another fuse uncovered now for me to light
My dedication to all that I’ve sworn to protect
I carry out my orders without a regret
My declaration embedded deep under the skin
A permanent reminder of how it began
No hesitation when I am commanded to strike
You need to know that you’re in for the fight of your life

You will be shown
how I’ve become

Indestructible
Determination that is incorruptible
From the other side, a terror to behold
Annihilation will be unavoidable
Every broken enemy will know
That their opponent had to be invincible
Take a last look around while you’re alive
I’m an indestructible master of war

I’m indestructible
Determination that is incorruptible
From the other side, a terror to behold
Annihilation will be unavoidable
Every broken enemy will know
That their opponent had to be invincible
Take a last look around while you’re alive
I am indestructible (Indestructible)

Indestructible
Determination that is incorruptible
From the other side, a terror to behold
Annihilation will be unavoidable
Every broken enemy will know
That their opponent had to be invincible
Take a last look around while you’re alive
I’m an indestructible master of war