Entertainment

Elycia and Howard’s Wedding

Pifemaster Productions Disc Jockey - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 5:22pm
On Saturday September 20, 2014 we were at the Butler Vagabond Center in Lyndora Pennsylvania. The event was a wedding reception for Elycia and Howard. Elycia and Howard were married at 2:30 pm at the Saxonburg Presbyterian Church in Saxonburg PA. Guests began arriving at the Vagabond Center at 5:00 pm where they enjoyed cocktails […]

You Vs Kick-Ass

Factpile - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:18am

FactPile: You Vs Kick-Ass

Suggested by Marche The arena is a 15 x 80 feet alley,you start 10 feet from Kick-Ass. Scenario 1: You can have any weapon you would be able reach in your house. Scenario 2: You fight him empty handed. What... Read More »

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Michael Sheen on Speakeasy

My Brilliant Mistakes - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:01pm

I watch a select few series on YouTube: There’s a world of interesting stuff, but only so many hours in a lifetime, and one must choose carefully.

One series that I adore and watch without fail as soon as each new episode is posted is Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins. These are interviews, over drinks, by actor/comedian Tompkins with a range of people – mostly actors but also comedians, writers, and performers of many kinds. There are thoughtful and funny interviews, never confrontational but always having some unexpected element.

Many of the interviews I’ve enjoyed most were with actors I didn’t know at all, people who have played roles in series that I don’t watch, for example. This week’s interview is with Michael Sheen, who played David Frost in the play and then film adaptation of Frost/Nixon, Tony Blair in The Queen, and a variety of other roles on stage, on TV, and in film (Twilight, Tron, Midnight in Paris). He currently has the lead role of William H. Masters in Showtime’s Masters of Sex. These are big roles, and I’ve never seen a single one them.

But this interview is delightful not for the behind the scenes views of these roles, but because Michael Sheen turns out to be a brilliant storyteller of his own experiences, which are themselves funny (or sound so when he recounts them). I could watch him be interviewed all day.

Watch on YouTube here.

Link & Cloud Strife Vs Lion-O

Factpile - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:15am

FactPile: Link & Cloud Strife Vs Lion-O

Brought to you by Cole Here we have Link (Legend of Zelda) and Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII) facing off against Lion-O (1985 Thundercats) in a 3 round battle. Round 1: Link is allowed his Master Sword, Julian Shield, and... Read More »

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South Korea Vs Japan

Factpile - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 6:06am

FactPile: South Korea Vs Japan

Suggested by itcheyness South Korea decides that it wants Japan to renounce its claims to the Liancourt Rocks and declares war on Japan to get the to comply. Japan and South Korea will fight until one side decides that its... Read More »

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Saturday Anime – Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust

Factpile - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 6:29am

FactPile: Saturday Anime – Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust

Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust Beautiful animation accompanies this re-imagined classic as D embarks to rescue a captured young woman. Can he save her before the Vampire Lord whom has claimed her turns her or worse? Can he beat this new... Read More »

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Zaheer Vs Delsin Rowe

Factpile - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:32am

FactPile: Zaheer Vs Delsin Rowe

Suggested by Nomad This fight marks the official debut for Zaheer (Legend of Korra) on FactPile. Zaheer will be pitted against Delsin Rowe from Infamous: Second Son. Match location is the capital of Naboo, Theed. Who would win? Related Posts:... Read More »

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Cosmere Vs Legendarium

Factpile - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:18am

FactPile: Cosmere Vs Legendarium

Brought to you by Kaladin Stormblessed Here we have Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive, etc) versus Tolkien’s Legendarium (Lord of the Rings). No direct interference from gods (In other words, no Shards, no Illuvatar, and no Valar). Splinters... Read More »

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Five Things To NOT Do Making Your First Film – By Matt Croyle

Official Web Log Of Matt Croyle - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:45pm

Matt Croyle – Writer/Director of ‘Potential Inertia’

As I near completion of my first feature film, I’ve learned quite a few things about what not to do while making one. If you’re considering making a movie, here are five important things you must never do.

1. DO NOT SHOOT WITHOUT A FINISHED SCRIPT

While ad-libbing scenes can be a fun and creative way to create scenes with actors, and while there have been some great flicks made by simply having a treatment or outline, this is not how you want to make your first film. Chances are the actors you can afford to cast are not the wonderfully trained ad-libbers they think they are. The more structured — your first filmmaking experience is — the better.

Also, shoot the script. Shoot what is written on the page. Anything else can be done in pickups or re-shoots. The bulk of the performances on your first film will be shaped entirely in the editing room.

2. DO NOT HIRE PEOPLE FOR YOUR FILM THAT CAN’T COMMIT THE TIME TO DO IT

When you are making your first film people will have a tendency to view it as some sort of hobby or extracurricular activity — even those folks you ask to come aboard, to be part of it. Until they see some progress, or a rough cut, most won’t see it as a serious endeavor. Do NOT bring people into your project that aren’t going to be available on days you need them. That family day at the amusement park should have to wait until you get the shots you need. The actress who can’t find a babysitter needs to find one, and show the fuck up when she’s called to set.

3. DO NOT USE ON-CAMERA AUDIO

Audio is the most important part of your first feature, because chances are it’s not going to be a cinematic masterpiece. It’s going to be a stepping stone. Clean, external, audio will make your production stand out next to the kid shooting his on the camcorder. According to one of the board members at SXSW, clean audio makes a huge difference in whether or not a film is chosen to screen there, regardless of what it looks like. In other words: Your movie can look like crap, but as long as it has clean audio, that people can hear, and isn’t distracting, your movie is already better than one that looks amazing except for the fact that people can’t hear anything.

4. DO NOT ALWAYS RELY ON EXISTING LIGHT

This is a given, especially with DSLR technology. Some cameras are great in low light, but sometimes you have to light the shit out of things in order to get that clean digital look. This can always be adjusted in post by adjusting gamma, brightness, and contrast. Light, light, light.

5. DO NOT KILL YOURSELF

Making movies is a very difficult thing to do. Your first flick should be super-fun and engaging, but do not beat yourself up over things you can’t control. Making movies is fun. And if it becomes not fun, then you should probably find something else to do with your time. Relax. Enjoy the process. Good luck.

 

Copyright © 2014 Matt Croyle. All Rights Reserved.


Starkiller Vs Kain

Factpile - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:18am

FactPile: Starkiller Vs Kain

Suggested by Amm0vamp1r3 Starkiller, The Jedi of the force unleashed series (Star Wars) up against The Vampire Lord of the the Legacy of Kain series. Both warriors are known for their ability to control people with their particular brand of... Read More »

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Jamie and Jimmy’s Wedding

Pifemaster Productions Disc Jockey - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:26am
On Saturday September 13, 2014 we were at the Butler Vagabonds Center in Butler Pennsylvania. The event was a wedding reception for Jamie and Jimmy. Jamie and Jimmy were married at 1:00 pm at St. John’s Church in Cabot PA. Guests began arriving at the Butler Vagabonds Center at 2:30 pm where they enjoyed cocktails and […]

Blackwatch Vs Nazis

Factpile - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:59am

FactPile: Blackwatch Vs Nazis

Suggested by croc911 Blackwatch (Prototype) faces off against the Nazis (Wolfenstein the new order ) Battle over the conquest of earth. Everything allowed. Who wins? Related Posts: Helghast Trooper Vs Blackwatch Trooper Blackwatch Vs Covenant Raiden & Sam Vs Alex... Read More »

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“A Life Less Ordinary” or (I Am Not You) – by Matt Croyle

Official Web Log Of Matt Croyle - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:25pm

This is an essay. This is an essay about being ordinary. This is an essay about being ordinary in a world where you are supposed to be ordinary — a world that teaches you to follow the status quo, to follow expectations derived from centuries of people telling other people what to do — and when and how to do it. This is your life.

Social norms are not written down. You tend to follow them, but they’re not written down. How has this happened? To quote Emerson:

“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”

Take a moment and clear your head. Clear your head of everything that surrounds your daily life: your family, your job, your bills, your mortgage — everything outside of your own body that externally defines you. Push it out of your mind. Is it gone? Now, look at yourself without those things. Who are you? Who are you without those external forces in your life? Do you know? Do you recognize yourself at all? A better question: Do you even want to recognize yourself without those things?

You are a person. You are an individual. You came into this world with very little information, with no character, without knowledge, without hope. The mind of an infant cannot process what hope is. It’s only after you’ve been nurtured that you gain a sense of it. And while you’ve been nurtured into a full-fledged human being by your surroundings, you still grew with a sense of wonderment and self. Do you remember seven, eight years old? Perhaps specific instances, a few flashes, but do you remember how you thought, how you felt about the world, how you felt about yourself? Have you forgotten who you are?

First things first. I am NOT you. Do NOT judge me for not being you. I CHOOSE to not be you. I’m not saying there is no merit in being you. You are awesome. I’m just different.

I’m searching for something. I’m searching for something more than just the everyday motions we go through: Get up. Take shower. Go to work. Do “job”. Come home. Hang with kids. Eat dinner. Watch TV. Go to bed.

Life needs to be more than that to me. For some it’s fine, even admirable, but my mind is not content with that. I am not “better” than anyone else, but ordinary lives are forgotten. I don’t want to be forgotten.

When was the last time you truly challenged yourself with some extraordinary task? When was the last time you expressed yourself in a way that truly shows the world who you are and why you deserve to be remembered? I think the everyday motions we put ourselves through has numbed us to the point of complacency in thought and expression, and I think it is up to us to find a way to bring a passionate expression of who we truly are into the world.

I’ve recently started living “on my own” for the first real time in my life. Earlier in my “adulthood”  living “on my own” would consist of a significant other. This is the first time I’ve been truly on my own. So, I’ve enlisted a couple of roommates — not your normal household setup for someone in their late thirties — to help on the start of this venture, and we’ll see what happens. I have started my life four times: Birth, my divorce, the split of my son’s mother, and my last fiance. With the recent death of my father, and with my mother not having long to go, it’s fitting that this journey may, again, take a new beginning. This new beginning won’t be a normal one. I will do it with the reckless passion I’ve always had for life and its pleasures, its heartaches, and its overrated expectations.

For those of you who question who you are, what you want and need — I urge you to close your eyes, strip everything away from your life as you know it, and look at yourself. Who are you? Who were you? Who do you want to be? Do you know?

 

Copyright (C) 2014. Matt Croyle. All Rights Reserved.


“A Life Less Ordinary” or (I Am Not You) – by Matt Croyle

Official Web Log Of Matt Croyle - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:25pm

This is an essay. This is an essay about being ordinary. This is an essay about being ordinary in a world where you are supposed to be ordinary — a world that teaches you to follow the status quo, to follow expectations derived from centuries of people telling other people what to do — and when and how to do it. This is your life.

Social norms are not written down. You tend to follow them, but they’re not written down. How has this happened? To quote Emerson:

“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”

Take a moment and clear your head. Clear your head of everything that surrounds your daily life: your family, your job, your bills, your mortgage — everything outside of your own body that externally defines you. Push it out of your mind. Is it gone? Now, look at yourself without those things. Who are you? Who are you without those external forces in your life? Do you know? Do you recognize yourself at all? A better question: Do you even want to recognize yourself without those things?

You are a person. You are an individual. You came into this world with very little information, with no character, without knowledge, without hope. The mind of an infant cannot process what hope is. It’s only after you’ve been nurtured that you gain a sense of it. And while you’ve been nurtured into a full-fledged human being by your surroundings, you still grew with a sense of wonderment and self. Do you remember seven, eight years old? Perhaps specific instances, a few flashes, but do you remember how you thought, how you felt about the world, how you felt about yourself? Have you forgotten who you are?

First things first. I am NOT you. Do NOT judge me for not being you. I CHOOSE to not be you. I’m not saying there is no merit in being you. You are awesome. I’m just different.

I’m searching for something. I’m searching for something more than just the everyday motions we go through: Get up. Take shower. Go to work. Do “job”. Come home. Hang with kids. Eat dinner. Watch TV. Go to bed.

Life needs to be more than that to me. For some it’s fine, even admirable, but my mind is not content with that. I am not “better” than anyone else, but ordinary lives are forgotten. I don’t want to be forgotten.

When was the last time you truly challenged yourself with some extraordinary task? When was the last time you expressed yourself in a way that truly shows the world who you are and why you deserve to be remembered? I think the everyday motions we put ourselves through has numbed us to the point of complacency in thought and expression, and I think it is up to us to find a way to bring a passionate expression of who we truly are into the world.

I’ve recently started living “on my own” for the first real time in my life. Earlier in my “adulthood”  living “on my own” would consist of a significant other. This is the first time I’ve been truly on my own. So, I’ve enlisted a couple of roommates — not your normal household setup for someone in their late thirties — to help on the start of this venture, and we’ll see what happens. I have started my life four times: Birth, my divorce, the split of my son’s mother, and my last fiance. With the recent death of my father, and with my mother not having long to go, it’s fitting that this journey may, again, take a new beginning. This new beginning won’t be a normal one. I will do it with the reckless passion I’ve always had for life and its pleasures, its heartaches, and its overrated expectations.

For those of you who question who you are, what you want and need — I urge you to close your eyes, strip everything away from your life as you know it, and look at yourself. Who are you? Who were you? Who do you want to be? Do you know?

 

Copyright (C) 2014. Matt Croyle. All Rights Reserved.


Why you shouldn’t call yourself a pagan

Xaotik Designs - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:00am

Too many times, I hear people referring to themselves as “pagan” when the discussion of religion comes up.  You really need to stop doing this, let me tell you why. Firstly, you should know where the word comes from.  We can trace its origins way back to the Roman Empire.  Just a few centuries after […]

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Ragnar Lothbrok Vs Jon Snow

Factpile - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:47am

FactPile: Ragnar Lothbrok Vs Jon Snow

Suggested by Darth Bombad Making a double debut here on Factpile, Earl Ragnar Lothbrok from The History Channel’s Vikings takes on Jon Snow from HBO’s Game of Thrones. They meet on a rainy day on the fields of Whiterun from... Read More »

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Team Magic Vs Team Force

Factpile - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 6:21am

FactPile: Team Magic Vs Team Force

Brought to you by sadot06 Team Magic: Argeddion, Darquesse & Lord Vile (Skulduggery Pleasant) Doctor Doom (Marvel) Molly Carpenter & Ebenezar McCoy (Dresden Files) Richard Rahl (Sword of Truth) Rand al Thor (Wheel of Time) Vs Team Force: (Star Wars)... Read More »

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Saturday Anime – DBZ Lord Slug

Factpile - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 9:28am

FactPile: Saturday Anime – DBZ Lord Slug

Dragon Ball Z Lord Slug Piccolo ain’t the only bad ass Namek around. Can our heroes make it? Related Posts: Saturday Anime – DRAGON BALL Z: THE TREE OF MIGHT Anime Smash Battle Black Adam Vs Omega Shenron Dr Doom... Read More »

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Ray Rice in Elevator Action

Xaotik Designs - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:00am

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Siege of Gorro

Factpile - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:57am

FactPile: Siege of Gorro

Suggested by Rookie Invaders (StarCraft and Star Wars alliance): Entire Death Squadron. Lusankya. Eclipse. Malevolence. Shedao Shai’s fleet. 5 Leviathans with zergs troops. Mothership with protoss troops. Additional land troops: Emperor’s Royal Guard 3000 Phase I dark troopers. 1500 Phase... Read More »

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