Zephirah’s Musical Adventure: Jim Butler!

Greetings, this week in the musical adventure I wanted to do something a little different. I have been listening to Jim Butler for a number of years. About 12 actually. I remember when I first listened to his music on a cold January morning in 2007.

I found his “Dark Ambient 2.0” podcast fairly early on by looking for something to listen to via iTunes. Once I started to listen the vibe felt different then what I was listening to at the time and was hocked instantaneously.

Recently I have been listening to a slew of classical music when I am at the gym with a mix of chill house music. I know that sounds weird as all get out but it helps me keep my own pace. The following video from Jim I have also incorporated into the list of things to listen to as while working out.

I find that the sound the singing bowls assisted me with focus, staying mindful, and having the ability to work out to the fullest with out having some thumping noise in my headphones. It chills me out to a point that is unexplainable.

So far, it has been working for me. I have lost nine pounds so far. That makes me feel happy and in the long run I will become a healthier version of myself.

To learn more about Jim and his work visit his website here: https://www.jimbutlermusic.com

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Feature Friday: Spartantown!

I know so many of my friends, people I work with, and people I game with on the regular love comic’s. I absolutly love the conversations we have about the art, story, and various aspects of comic’s.

This week’s feature, Spartantown, is a fantastic blog offering commentary on the world of comic books, entertainment and geek culture. 

Take the time to visit Spartantown here!

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Thursday Thought’s: Podcast is moving to monthly!

I know I am dropping a huge bomb on everyone here.

I just wanted everyone to know what to look forward to when it comes to be blog and podcast. I am still going to be actively doing the podcast. The reason why I chose to do it this way if for a few reasons.

The first reason is it will make the podcast longer then eight to ten minuets with out a guest. The secondary reason is time investment over the summer will be limited for me and I want to produce the best podcast that I can. The third is that it will give me time to look for a full time cohost. As you all know I have been searching for a while.

I absolutly love that you chose to listen to the podcast up to this point, and read the blog. For that I can not thank you enough.

You can find the podcast on all of your favorite pod-catchers! Here is a list of all of the available places. Yes, click no your favorite!

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Thursday Though’s: A Night To Shine!

By the time this post is live on the blog there will be a little over 24 hours for the Tim Tebow Foundation’s “Night To Shine” and I am super excited. If you do not know what the event is, let me take some time to explain. It is a prom for children and adults with disabilities. This year will mark the third year that I will be attending the event as a buddy.

Last year, after the prom, I got sick. It was so worth it. I just so happened to be a guest on the podcast “Frazlcast” with Frazley and he said I sounded like Minni Mouse. For the fantastic time I had just to see the the children smile.

I just wanted to take a time to say thank you to all of the volunteers, the church’s that host the event, to the foundation for putting the event together, and for all of the children who have such a great time.

To learn more about the Tim Tebow Foundation, please visit their website.

https://www.timtebowfoundation.org

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Zephirah’s Musical Adventure: Within Temptation!

The Reckoning
By Within Temptation
FT JACOBY SHADDIX

February first the seventh studio album ‘Resist’ will be released by Within Temptation. It was scheduled to be released on December 14, 2018 but because of delays with production, it was pushed back.

I have been listening to Within Temptation for years and the anticipation of this album’s release has me extremely excited. This album marks the longest amount of time between album release’s. I already am enjoying the singles and always encourage everyone to listen.

If you enjoy the music, support the artist!

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Feature Friday: WoW, FFXIV, & General Nerdery!

Greetings! Welcome back to another “Feature Friday” post! The new year is showing us that we are going to get a lot of great content to feature so far!

Kaylriene is the Demon Hunter alter-ego of one Robert “Bobby” Davis. Formerly Syladylin, then Chugmug – Bobby tanks for the guild Some Kind of Loot System on Cenarius-US.  Bobby also blogs about his time in Warcraft.

Bobby posted a wonderful “impressions” about 8.1.5 and it was a great read! Whenever you get a chance, take a moment and read the post here!

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Thursday Thoughts: Blog Schedule!

For the rest of the 2018 is going to be super fun! I wanted to give the readers an update and what to expect for the remainder of 2018.

You will receive your usual Feature Friday post tomorrow. Monday is going to be the normal Magic! The Gathering post. Tuesday I am planning to have a special Christmas post, Wednesday is the normal “Whats Next” post for Warcraft. Next Thursday is going to be another special “Zephirah’s Adventure: Year In Review”. The following day is going to be a list of my favorite’s feature, pulled from the blog here. A top 5 of sorts!

After that, you will start receiving your Zephirah’s Adventure post as normal.

If you do not know what that consist of is as follow’s:

  • Monday’s: Magic! The Gathering
  • Tuesday’s: Music
  • Wednesday’s: Warcraft
  • Thursday’s: “Thursday Thought’s”
  • Friday’s: “Feature Friday”

Thank you for reading this year and making 2018 great!

#StayAwesome

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Feature Friday: Alternative Chat!

Let me start with the following statement. With any featured blog, video, tweet, or any other from of commentary I post to the blog those are though’s of that particular person. I in no way want to sway their thoughts or opinions. I would rather like to have a conversation on the topic at hand. I am not going to openly have a salty take on things here either.

In other words, if you are going to be a jerk, this is not the place for it.

On that note, I found Alternative Chat’s “The End of the Innocence” post interesting. You can read their entire post here! (Clicky Clicky!)

In their post, and I am quoting here. “I am not here to tell you how to spend your cash. I cannot also reasonably direct anyone to stop enjoying something they clearly love and appreciate based on business decisions. The whole mantra of ‘let people enjoy what they do’ needs to continue to be sung, for as long as people have the capacity to do so. How that happens is nobody else’s business but yours.” That statement I absolutely agree with. Who are you, Alternative Chat’s author, any other player of Warcraft, and I to tell anyone to tell someone how to spend their money? I find people that do that type of thing incredibly insulting and to be quite honest an absolute jerk bag.

Alternative Chat pointed out the new mount on the Blizzard store was only meant to be for Korean player base. I will entertain the idea that they have in their post as well that it is a flying, blue colored mount that is a skin of the fox mount from Legion that could be obtained via your Class Hall Mission table. I was lucky enough to get the said mount in my collection. I use it often. Honestly, I do not know weather or not I am going to spend the cash to get it because of the other various mounts in game that I have yet to get to drop that I, as a collector, would love to have.

Is it a cash grab? Sure. Whatever terms you want to use there. However, paying for mounts from the Blizzard online store is not something new. This is also true for Battle Pets. (My previous statement about collecting in game Battle Pets in game over purchasing them still stands in this situation!)

Basically, with the changes within the company recently, one that is out there for making money. With the end of the Heroes of the Storm esports and the release globally of the mount, in the long run, making money is in mind. Do I hate that people lost their jobs? Hell yes. It is also just before the holiday season. It just plain sucks.

I just hope that their is some way to work things out in the future to have the esports for Hero’s at a smaller scale. I know people love that game and the esports behind it. How to accomplish that? I have no idea.

*sigh*

Basically, if you like the mount and want to get it – do so. If not then don’t. Also, remember that there are people behind the pixels. You know, actual humans. Practice being kind even if you do not like what happened.

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Feature Friday: The Arcade Blogger!

If you grew up in the 70’s and 80’s, video games had a different form then.

The Arcade Blogger is a great way to relive a blast from the past with restoration articles, reviews of classic machines,  and articles that will make you feel like a kid again.

Take a look at the blog here!

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Thursday Though’s: The Miscellaneous Podcast!

Doing creative things, no matter the form, is always fun. It is even better with friends.

Pauly and I met via World Of Warcraft years ago. The guild, Convert To Raid, fostered that friendship. I am absolutely thankful for how our path’s crossed.

Just as a forewarning to all of you, Pauly and most of the guest on “The Miscellaneous Podcast” have a very colorful scene of humor. I always have been known to be the same. The dirty random dick jokes, ramped swears, and random blurting out of the word “boobs” is always something our friend group has done. Anyone that knows me at least a little bit, or has spent any amount of time, knows that is my style. The inappropriate jokes are always something I have done even if I try to leave the blog as PG as possible.

The giggles that at times are contagious. Honestly, I never intend to offend; however, to bust out a dirty joke is something that makes me happy.

On that note, take a listen to all of the jokes that the crew at the Miscellaneous Podcast has to offer.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-miscellaneous-podcast/id1200357085?mt=2

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