Brakus

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from Central New Jersey

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    • Forgot to Rub this In

      7 years ago

      Brakus

      I got to see the legendary BOB DYLAN on Tuesday, with opening act, Dion!

      Truly mind expanding, very glad I got to go, my friend purchased tickets, was an amazing time, got into some great hypnotic trances, he's such a terrific sonic story teller, the band he played with was top notch as well!

      You can always rub in some jelly

      Also, just finished a draft of the rewrite for Part 1 of my film trilogy, hopefully all you Star Wars and Matrix fans will be happy with it. It's a Shamanic/Science Fiction Action/Adventure, I'm optimistic about the project. I sent it out to a few trusted readers, my brother the actor, and my friends Chris and Steve, my writing/film/and music partners. I definitely need some outside views on the project because I kind of like it, and that freaks me out. It is either really good, or really shitty. Hopefully it won't need too much work, I want to get started on the second part!

      Also,
      Have you guys heard about this?, and I know we way behind in neolithic times to you futuristic Western Canadians with your lax marijuana enforcement, Grail ;P

    • Truth About Swine Flu

      7 years ago

      Brakus

      I hope you all can please find the time to watch this video

      Teresa Forcades is a nun at the monastery of Sant-Benet, in Monserra-Barcelona. She is a doctor physician specializing in internal medicine, PHD in public health at Barcelona’s university, specializing in the USA at the State University of New York. She gives verifiable scientific data and the disturbing irregularities related to this subject. This is relevant to all countries, all people.

    • Glimpse of First Dawn

      7 years ago

      Brakus

      Glimpse of First Dawn
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      Satellites have observed a gamma-ray burst that is 13 billion light years away, giving us a glimpse of the 900 million year period known as the "cosmic dark ages,"--the time following the Big Bang when our Universe was formed.

      This vibrant light residue is now marked as the furthermost object in all the cosmos, occurring nearly 700 million years ago with radiation that finally reached us in April.

      According to officials, the ancient age of this particular gamma burst means the dying star that produced it was one of the first stars ever created. It came at a point when "the Universe was less than 5 per cent of its present age and a tenth of its present size," and offers a window into the past at the dawn of our presently known existence.

    • The Essence of Two

      7 years ago

      Brakus

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      Spawning Life 2009

      Freedom. The absolute facade. No one is ever free because we are all a part of a system of one, and at the same time at the whim and mercy of others.

      Each pull and tug at the string causes vibrations that mold and manipulate your personal trajectory.

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      The One 2008

      Words are often hollow, without true meaning. Nothing can truly describe the intense emotions of the human mind, the song of nature, and the will of the earth. Words cannot describe these feelings, for only feelings can. Transitory vibrations from one particle to the next.

      What puts two people, two particles, on a collision course with each other? What is the force of tension that nags two particles to interact and meet throughout the distance of the cosmos? Tension is the cohesion of all matter. Two opposing forces pit against each other at opposite ends. And, as the threads become taunt, the threads twist and spin. It becomes a spindle in motion, first one way, and then coming to a stop before reversing. Back and forth, endlessly.

      These two points of tension allow the energy to build, until it reaches a threshold, which once passed, the energy releases in a brilliant climax that sparks a new beginning, a Third.

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      Dual Maya 2009

      Conflict, it's all that seems to propel life. But even greater is the essence of love. Love and conflict, two binaries that are the same at the core, for they both bind and pull, increasing in energy through give and take. Love is an amazing force because the coming together of two particles that search each other out from across the cosmos brings forth a great amount of forward kinetic energy, and when met, the climax is great, capable of creating or destroying anything. It is complete fusion, rather than fission, that allows two beings, or particles, to conform into a new third.

      Is that the purpose of this life? An attempt at that fusion? Are we here simply because of a great search that has brought us through time and space to this arena? Or, is this just an illusionary landscape, a drama written to maximize productivity created by this timeless search of two particles coming together? Like the Gaia hypothesis of the Earth, does the omniverse have a consciousness and instincts of survival whereupon organisms just occupy larger organisms to keep the cycle propelled? If that is true, then it stems to reason that the omniverse is but an organism for a larger system of consciousness. But if we follow this great chain of being, where does it end? How can we even fathom such a scenario, and why as human beings do we find it necessary to ponder such things?

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      Cosmic Marriage 2009

    • My Article is Up!

      7 years ago

      Brakus


      My article is finally up and published on on Reality Sandwich, please check it out! And if you're feeling up to it, log on and leave a comment.

      New drawings are up on my website, once I get around to sponsoring here again I'll put them up here as well.

    • Hola

      7 years ago

      Brakus

      How are you guys? Been a little busy here, started writing for Reality Sandwich, some small news alerts and things like that, new one is up today if you want to give a look RS. Working on an interview and feature for the website on a documentary that has been airing on the History Channel called I Know What I Saw. It's a pretty cool film, basically trying to get America to release their UFO documents since France and Britain has, it features testimony's from retired air force generals from several nations and other high level peoples. I'll be interview the director and getting a piece up there before Halloweens airing. Here's a direct link to my RS blog

      They still haven't put up my article yet, but that should come out soon, at least they are letting me do this kind of stuff because of it.

      Got some new things scanned, 6 of them, still have 19 left to be scanned, can't seem to shrink that reserve, which is a good thing considering that I have been worried about my time to draw and write.

      Almost done with a draft of the first part of my trilogy, on Act III, taking my time with this part because there are a few things I need to flesh out and take time caring for.

      I'll get those new drawings up soon. Once again they'll be up for you guys first before I get them up on my website, etc.

      How has everyone been on here, I've been trying to keep up with alerts from most of you, mainly the same group of people that I have always continued to check on, and I will continue to do so.

      Talk to you later!

    • Hey All

      7 years ago

      Brakus

      Whew, I'm beat, today was the first day of my "internship" for Reality Sandwich, I'll be writing short news articles and the likes, they will also be publishing my larger piece pretty soon. Got to meet Daniel Pinchbeck today with the other two founders of Reality Sandwich, really nice people. So I'll keep you guys posted on any updates with that. My first news alert was for a screening of a documentary called I Know What I saw, it's all about UFO contact with officials of the likes as Air Force Generals from several countries, various military advisers and so on, so it's cool to see politics finally coming out with this stuff.

      That's about all. I'm exhausted, NYC commuting knocks me out, now I will go back to watching Frasier with my brother who came to visit! Later all!

    • Evolver.net

      7 years ago

      Brakus

      Check out this website it's a partner website with Reality Sandwich, a social network for conscious collaboration, I'm going to be interning for them. Maybe then I can find out what's they delay with publishing my article on Reality Sandwich!

    • Been away

      7 years ago

      Brakus

      Sorry for my absence, I went camping for about a week and then have been spending extra time today with Cait before she went back to school today, will get through the watch list soon, hope all is well with all of you!

    • Blame Solice Book 12 Wheel of Time

      7 years ago

      Brakus

      Partly for my disappearance from this site, for he was the one to turn me on to The Wheel of Time. I began the series last summer, leaving off with the fourth book. Picked the series back up this summer, and have been thoroughly addicted to it yet again. This time my girlfriend has becoming equally as addicted!

      This October, Book 12 will be releasedI'm looking forward to see how it goes, looks like the 12th book will be split up into three separate books due to it's length, it appears that Mr. Jordan described the end story on tape to his family and friends before he passed, so it should be in good hands.

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    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      I'll send you a quarter!

    • RevolutionX

      7 years ago

      What's up with me. What about you and your fancy new internship. And mega posting on pictures and journals. I'll just go down the list of things you posted on as I feel the need to reply to a few specifically.

      One. Thirst was great. Amazing. I think I liked it better than Let the Right One In. Hit all the notes you want a Vampire film to have...and then some.

      Two. Saturday Mourning Watchmen was someones interpretation of what Watchmen would look like if a greedy corporation got its hands one the property and made it G rated, like most people think comics are.

      Three. I find it awesome that your a fan of Way of the Gun also. Figured I was one of the few on this site who's a fan of it. McQuarrie's dialog in it is fantastic. Not to mention the real life weapon tactics.

      Four. I still drool when I see Gaiman's book collection.

      Five. Did you get your typewriter yet. People are selling some nice antique ones on EBay for pretty cheap. 50 dollars or so. They're not all fixed up, but some look in decent shape.

      Six. Shut the fuck up, Donny.

      As for what's up with me. Not a whole lot. Doing the Christmas shopping thing. With five sisters. A brother. A niece. Mum and her Boyfriend. Dad and his Wife. And a Uncle. I start a bit early to get everything. And that's not the whole family. Just the ones that come around. I'm not rich enough to get gifts for all of them.

      Past that been very lazy. Haven't read a single page of my current book for three weeks. Good book too. About Psychology. But I think I mentioned that to you already.

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      I guess.

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      it's the theme of my life!

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      no change, you?

    • BloodFetish

      7 years ago

      Well written!

      No worries Im NOT NOT NOT getting that vaccine! My Grandpa was really, really pushing me getting both. I wasnt planning on getting either but since I usually get the regular flu shot (in past years Ive gotten it for free) I compromised saying Id get one but NOT the other.

      Big awkward argument with the grandparents who help me out with things.

      The whole swine flu is ridiculously blown out of proportion.

    • Heather

      7 years ago

      All is ok, for the time being. smiley1.gif

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      Thank you.

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      I'll just continue to do what I do, one tiny baby at a time

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      yeah, sad but true.

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      I know! I would love to have some sort of animal sanctuary. But I would need an unlimited source of funds.

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      The mother is so sweet, as is her babies. They will let you pick them up and pet them. I just hope we can find them some great homes.

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      No, they were born feral. They are so damn adorable too.

    • grail

      7 years ago

      its all good, for a few minutes there i thought you turned on that stupid twitter login thing...

    • grail

      7 years ago

      yep i noticed it stopped asking for me to log in

    • RevolutionX

      7 years ago

      Well lets be honest. What else is there to do with power other than personal gain? Advancing the species is for idiots who believe in Darwinism.

      I hope my sarcasm was understood there....I laid it on thick.

      There's one plus with politics. It makes for great entertainment as I'm sure you know....it's just scary that it's not just that.

    • RevolutionX

      7 years ago

      I couldn't post on sites that are serious about ideas or what have you...at least not whole heartily. I thought about signing up to Evolver.net but I call bullshit on most of the things I think of. So I could never muster to put the stuff up on sites like that.

      Would be interesting if there is a sudden disclosure of the existence of aliens. I also wonder if there is a government cover up of their existence and it comes to light, how many people will ever trust a government again. As it stands now I think most politicians are only in the game for the money and spotlight. I bet half of them don't give a shit about 'the people'....until election time. Even then it doesn't sound sincere in any way. At least not to me.

      I would love to read about the psychology of systems. Example. Are politicians narcissistic money grubbing idiots by nature or does the system breed that type of person by how it's set up. I imagine they start off wanting to help, but once you get in you realize you can't do shit without breaking your morals. But I don't know. I remember hearing about the psychology of the military...well about recruiting. They go after teens because a teen doesn't have a 'full' personality. They can pull you in easier that way. They throw slogans at them and it captures their imagination because of the idea of adventure. Or what ever it may be. Of course the teen probably also doesn't have a full understanding of what he just signed up for...at least I imagine a few don't. Then there's the psychology of uniforms. Seems like there is a lot of shit working against us that we never notice. I'm babbling....or thinking out loud in real time. But speaking of psychology as I was, there was a great experiment done in the early 70s called The Standford Prison Experiment. I think you would find it interesting....if you haven't heard/read about it yet. It's insane how the system mentally breaks us down.

    • MissJackie

      7 years ago

      i supppooose soo

    • MissJackie

      7 years ago

      y'know, i tried... but im a failure at having one of them

    • MissJackie

      7 years ago

      well duhh!

    • MissJackie

      7 years ago

      yeah we can be twins :]]

    • BloodFetish

      7 years ago

      Guess what I finally started watching? Dexter! i cant believe its been out since 06 and Im just now seeing this... Its amazing! Im going to finish season 1 tonight. Im GLUED to the tv!

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      facebook!

    • grail

      7 years ago

      because Chris has put it up yet please go here to see his stuff on reality sandwich

    • Heather

      7 years ago

      Yep, back home, back to the grind.
      Looking at transferring to Toronto to work with my company there for a few years - that's in the pipeline now and looks promising, so should be up your corner of the world on a permanent basis in the forseeable future. smiley1.gif

    • luggagegirl

      7 years ago

      Oh my God I do NOT want any further details on that!!

    • Jimmerz

      7 years ago

      I'm sure catsup made with good tomatoes rather than the ones they can't use anywhere else, and other wholesome ingredients, would taste much better. But beyond knowing the horrible crap that's in the normal stuff, I just don't like the taste.

      We had a woman who made mayonnaise from scratch and it tasted completely different, so point taken.

    • RevolutionX

      7 years ago

      I'll have to heck this issue out.


      You'll have to heck it out you say.

      Sadly for the 70mm still you have to subscribe. At least that's what the ad in the magazine states.

      Still worth getting when you get writers like Kurt Vonnegut in it.

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      smiley8.gif smartass

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      You shouldn't do that to an old woman! lol

    • RevolutionX

      7 years ago

      Your a vinyl fan also? There is something about vinyl that is so much cooler than a cd or mp3. Too bad I can't find some new bands on vinyl. Though there are some who still release on the medium. I only have about ten albums, but slowing buying some vintage stuff. If you do get the new Dredg album on vinyl beware that the original batch of them from the production line have a scratch on disc 2 side 1. It gets caught in an infinite loop repeating the same part over and over. Merchnow has the new batch for sure. That's where I got mine from. So check the album before getting rid of the receipt if you get it from a store.

      Finally started The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers. Good stuff so far. I find it strange but all the books I read on writing seem really simple to me. Maybe it just comes naturally to me or something. Half the stuff I've already noticed just from the experience of reading or watching film. I want to get this Book next. Seems like it could be an interesting read.

    • Jimmerz

      7 years ago

      I've never really listened to much Flaming Lips, just the occasional song here and there. It's a band I should look into. The upcoming release that has me stoked is Alice In Chains. Sadly, with a new lead singer, but the new guy seems to be quite good. It comes out this week or next.

    • Bloodysnoman

      7 years ago

      i hate my physics prof

    • Bloodysnoman

      7 years ago

      meh been aight. chillin in college now

    • grail

      7 years ago

      i am doing great, pax was a blast, how are you?

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      my pleasure

    • RevolutionX

      7 years ago

      Surprisingly they did a good job adapting Perfume. There are changes of course and you miss a lot of the psychological reasoning of why Grenouille is how he is. But plot wise it's quite close. Some things are changed because other things are missing or because it would be almost impossible to show on screen. But after enjoying the film myself so much I'm surprised it's as close as it is. Not usually the case.

      I've only read two Chuck Palahniuk books. Choke and Invisible Monsters. Invisible Monsters was a tad more enjoyable to me just because of it's bizarre nature. I would love to see it on film. A main character with no jaw that isn't a horror film. No jaw and doing dramatic scenes. I just love that idea.

      Life of Pi was good. Even though I head they're trying to get it made into a film I don't know how it's going to happen. It's an R rated film if anything, but you just know the studio wants a PG or PG-13 probably. Which would ruin the story...or at least the seriousness of the situation the kid is in. Maybe it could work as a PG-13. I'm not a screenwriter so I don't know. Also I get the feeling the film would be two and half hours if done properly. Or three hours. Either way the book will always be there untouched.

      At least in New York/New Jersey (where ever your located currently) these books aren't hard to find. I have to order online for a good portion of the ones I read. Which is for the best I guess because a good portion I've gotten used for a dollar or so. Been getting a few Everyman's Library books lately though. Those are some nice quality books. Re-bought The Idiot just to have a nice edition of it. Plus I love Dostoevsky's writing. Have to be in the right mood for his books, but his writing flows beautifully.

      I think I have film on my mind now that I reread that past paragraphs. Damn The Auteurs site. Been really getting into Andrei Tarkovsky films. Be warned they're long films. Well some of them. They have some great ideas in them and beautiful long shots. Slow films, but they don't seem slow while your watching them. At least to me. I think you'd enjoy Solaris....if you haven't watched it yet that is.

      Don't you love long rambling responses.

    • Dopp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ROLL TIDE

      7 years ago

      I may have to do that, although I've already started 3 series from Orson Scott Card that I've yet to finish.

    • MissJackie

      7 years ago

      n2m. lol i got off of work today so im happy to not have another 6 in a roww againn

      uu?

    • MissJackie

      7 years ago

      heys :]

      i see u comment me all the time..
      how rude of me to never say hi!

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      You're welcome!!

    • grail

      7 years ago

      i am fine how are you?

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      well they can come see me! I've lived here almost 3 years now and not once have they visited.

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      last christmas was my last visit there.

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      thanks you too!!

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      and you are wise to recognise that!

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      cause I'm older and wiser than you!

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      and just what head are we talking about now? lol

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      wow that was easy!

    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Interesting

      7 years ago

      lol, okay now I might slap you! smiley8.gif where though now that's a different story

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