Geek Fallout Ep #110: 2014 Year End Review

Geek Fallout Ep #110: 2014 Year End Review

Geek Fallout.

Rather than a Top 5 or month by month run down, Host Erik Johnson thought we could to try to run this episode like an awards show. Erik is joined by editor Chris Gaida, MissM and Chris Lockhart. For each category we pick a winner and at least one honorable mention. We go through each person’s choices and give everyone else to offer up corresponding comments.

No News (maybe a certain…

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Geek Fallout Ep #110: 2014 Year End Review

Geek Fallout.

Rather than a Top 5 or month by month run down, Host Erik Johnson thought we could to try to run this episode like an awards show. Erik is joined by editor Chris Gaida, MissM and Chris Lockhart. For each category we pick a winner and at least one honorable mention. We go through each person’s choices and give everyone else to offer up corresponding comments.

No News (maybe a certain “Interview” is mentioned) this episode and we also provide a Christmas Report (Brag about Geek Gifts, sickness and funny stories)

The categories are Best Movie, Best Comic Book, Best in TV, Best Treasure (Toy, Collectable, Second Hand Store Find), Fallout Favorites (Best Memories of being on the show), Biggest Letdown, Biggest Anticipation for 2015 and finally ‘Gone but not Forgotten’ (Brief Memorial for Geeky Movers & Shakers)

All the best from the Geek Fallout Podcast & RN/GF Podcast Productions for 2015!!!

2014 In Review For Nerdy Life Of Mine

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Star Beings: The Introduction of a Contactee

Aliens.

Extraterrestrials.

Star beings.

Martians.

Space Invaders.

 

Whatever you call them, they have been a subject of mystery to humans for many years.  There are many people that speak of the abundance of different races and faces of theses beings, myself being one of those people.  You can easily go onto various video sharing sites and find (countless) “actual” footage, that is almost always shot from a grainy camera or from a far distance.  The likelihood of their existence seems to shrink after seeing fishing wire attached to a UFO in some video claiming to be proof.

Does that mean they do not exist?  It most definitely does not mean that.  All it means is that some people become so desperate about wanting to have experiences with ET’s, that they will go above and beyond to prove that they have.  Even if that means driving out to a desert area, remote control helicopter/makeshift UFO in tow to get a good shot before 9pm so, they can still upload it before midnight.

Believer or not, you must admit that aliens are quite a fascinating subject to discuss.  One side says aliens don’t exist and that we are the only intelligent life in the entire damn universe.  The other side says “Are you kidding me?”  Humans as the most intelligent life in the whole wide universe?  That would be a shame.  Humans are incredibly primitive if you ask me, like cavemen 2.0.

 

Why Am I A Believer?

I will confess with 100% honesty that I have seen multiple UFO’s in my short lifetime and have had minimal (that I can remember) contact with actual non-earth beings.  I had a weird fascination with them as a child and drew them all the time but, any form of contact didn’t really start until I was thirteen years old and they started marking me (more on that another time).  From then on, I started having more unusual experiences.  I didn’t see any UFO’s until I was in my early twenties though and it became a daily occurrence for a while.  Have I ever gotten them on camera? No.  Have I tried? Yes, a few times.  It just never seems like I’m looking at the sky and have my camera ready at the same time.

 

My First Experience With A UFO:

I was 22 and in the kitchen, when I stopped what I was doing to look out the window at the birds that were always a little too noisy for me. I happen to look away from the tree I was staring at and into the sky, where I saw a disc like craft hovering in the sky.  I could see through the top part of it, which was domed and the bottom part just looked like a large metal disc with smaller discs that when around it.  I remember my jaw dropping as it calmly hovered there and then kind of just floated away but, disappearing even more as it moved.

Now, I know that’s not the most exciting/shocking time but, it was my first time seeing one and at the point it was pretty shocking to me.  I didn’t know what the future had in store though and that I would learn so much since then.

 

While my experiences are my own and I will get more and more into them as time passes, I do not expect to turn a non-believer into a believer.  I don’t even expect to make other believers believe me but, I will and can say this:

 

We are not alone.

 

 

Assignment from The League: The Apocalypse & History Lesson

So this week’s blog assignment from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers’ was the topic of the Apocalypse…
Now being the nerd that I am, the first thing I thought of was X-Men’s character Apocalypse..

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After laughing a little bit, sat back for moments to rethink. Second nerd problem: thought of the TV show Supernatural and how many times that show came so close the apocalypse.

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Okay sitting back again trying to be a lil bit more serious. Third nerd problem: I thought of the TV show The X Files.

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So that’s what my struggle and  in the more rational side of my brain was trying to figure out the religious views or whatever scientific outline you can have with the apocalypse. I kept trying to think of the signs from biblical writings about the apocalypse like: boiling oceans,  raining fire, the four horsemen, ETC. But I find myself thinking about The Walking Dead and even Doctor Who.

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So with the power of Google and my history books I sat down to do some researching. Every religion and cult has their own views on how the apocalypse is going to go down. I mean the ending is always the same. But the the events and the times they start are always different. For example the cult Heaven’s Gate. For those who don’t know in about the 1970s Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles came to a conclusion or they say witnessed 11th chapter in the Book of Revelations. So they started preaching and recruiting followers ranging from Oregon all through out California and some of the other surrounding states, about the apocalyptic prophecies and what their salvation could be.

So they believe the way for salvation was supposed to transform bodies in a cocoon like state to be taken by a spaceship and the bodies can be taken to heaven. The group was called “Human Individuals Metamorphosis”. Later they changed it to “Total Overcomers Anonymous”, till finally coming out with Heaven’s Gate in the 1990s. Applegate wanted to purge them of any emotions or just any type of sexual identity that they had, also like the wear long loose fitting robes. The cult itself from got up to about 60 members, it wasn’t 1993 where the group got his popularity do to the Internet’s help spread the word. In 1997 the Hale-Bopp Comet , came in and there was rumors of a UFO that was going to traveling behind it. The group took the rumors very seriously and became convinced that this was their “salvation”. In 1997, 39 members were found dead by apparent suicide in preparation for the transition into heaven.

Another odd group is the Manson Family. Charlie Manson followed some of the teachings from Satanism and also Scientology which both have their ideas as to why the apocalypse might happen. I mean there’s a whole list of doomsday cults out there. Like the Peoples Temple aka Jonestown that either killed themselves or they killed others with the grand total of 914 death. Other one called Solar Temple that was a fusion of a few groups like the Roman Catholic Church  and New Age beliefs. Between 1995-97 combination numbers murder/suicide 74 people.
Personally I think apocalypse is what we make. There has been no signs or anything from the Bible or whatever religious book you follow. So far every mass death was caused by some crazy cult or differences between the human race.

But that’s enough of me getting on my soap box….. So here is a picture of Captain Kirk and Spock slapping each other.

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Check out Erik Johnson Illustrator post!!