But I can assure you that this album is very different to her previous releases, even if the reviewer dowsn't agree with me. Oh, and there are three songs from the album available as downloads on that site!
This is from kradical, who edits the new "Short trips" Doctor Who anthology:
"I'm pleased to finally officially announce the table of contents for the May 2008 Doctor Who: Short Trips volume The Quality of Leadership, which was conceived by John S. Drew and edited by Keith R.A. DeCandido (that's me).
Introduction by Keith R.A. DeCandido "From Little Acorns..." by John S. Drew "One Fateful Knight" by Peter David "The Slave War" by Una McCormack "Goths and Robbers" by Diane Duane "Good Queen, Bad Queen, I Queen, You Queen" by Terri Osborne "The Price of Conviction" by Richard C. White "God Send Me Well to Keep" by Linnea Dodson "Peaceable Kingdom" by Steve Sav "Rock Star" by Robert T. Jeschonek "On a Pedestal" by Kathleen O. David "Cleanup on Aisle Two" by James Swallow "The Spindle of Necessity" by Allyn Gibson "Epilogue" by John S. Drew
I promised two Times best-sellers, did I not? *grin* This is also the first time that either Peter David or Diane Duane has written professional Who fiction, and while I'm stunned it took this long, I'm thrilled that I got to be the one to get them to do it.
Vonda Shepard's new album to be released soon! Makes me very happy. It's called "From the Sun" and it sounds very different to her previous albums but I love it already. How do I know you ask? Because you can listen to the complete album here:
*I deleted the link from this post by request of the record company*
Sorry, didn't know this link was just for the press and not for the general public. I've found it on the official Vonda shepard site at the message board.
Doctor Who - 3x13 - Last of the Time Lords Really disappointed. After the great build-up in the last two eps this was such a big let down. It seemed to me that not a lot happend in the 50 minutes the episode was on.
I liked the music. I liked the concept of "one year later"
BUT it was boring and the potential was wasted. Why did RTD believe that bringing Jack back would be enough. He'll look great in the background, he obviously thought. So sad. :(
And the Face of Boe? Pleaaaazzzze! :rolleyes:
I like Martha, though. She has class! I'm sad to see that her role will be limited in the next season. Although I like that we'll get more than one companion in the near future! That's more like it. I just hope they think of something more creative than Rose No3.
EDIT: Okay, I know the new companion will be Catherine Tate. Don't know what to make of it. Better than Rose No3. It'll probably be like this. She'll get a story with a beginning, middle and end, Martha will join the team in the last three or so episodes and Donna will leave in the finale. Easy!
Jesus erscheint als der Lebendige, der Sohn des lebendigen Vaters, der Offenbarer, der den Jüngern das Geheimnis seiner – und ihrer – Herkunft mitteilt. Die Menschenwelt wird negativ beurteilt (Logion 56 und 80). Unser Heil, unsere Verbindung mit Gottes Reich, tritt ein mit einem inneren Vorgang, dem Selbstverständnis als Gotteskinder; dadurch eint sich unser Wesen mit dem im Himmel verbliebenen Abbild unserer selbst (Logien 3, 84 und 106).
Der Mensch ist, wenn auch "trunken", d. h. unwissend, doch göttlichen Ursprungs (Logion 3, 85 und 87), er ist nach göttlichem Bild geschaffen (Logion 50; vgl. auch Logion 83 und 84).
Das 'Königreich' (das 'Reich des Vaters' oder das 'Reich des Himmels') ist ein Zentralbegriff des Thomasevangeliums. Dabei wird der Unterschied zu der Predigt Jesu in den drei ersten Evangelien deutlich: die eschatologische Ausrichtung auf die Zukunft fehlt fast völlig. Gewiß ist von "eingehen" oder "finden" die Rede, und zwar durchaus in zukünftigem Sinn. Aber diese Aussagen hängen eng mit der Aussage zusammen, daß der Jünger aus dem Reich stammt (Log. 49). Wichtig scheint nur die Gegenwärtigkeit des Reiches zu sein '(Log. 113)'.
Es lassen sich kaum Spuren einer Gemeinschaftsbildung erkennen, und ekklesiologische Gedanken fehlen völlig. Der Zugang zum 'Reich' wird den einzelnen, von dem Ruf Jesu Erreichten zugesagt. Es sind die 'Kleinen', die 'Einzelnen', die 'Einsamen', die das 'Reich' und damit die 'Ruhe' erreichen.
I just watched "East Enders" for the first time My father has digital TV now and so we get BBC Prime, which shows some cool BBC Comedies and shows. I missed Spooks last night (always wanted to see that) but I saw two episodes of East Enders today.
And I came to the conclusion that the Brits are lucky. Despite being a Soap with all its trappings, clichees and its twisted view on reality, it had nothing to do with german soaps. I actually enjoyed it in parts and I didn't even know the characters or the background. The writing wasn't bad at all and the actors really could act! It was even moving, something a german soap opera wouldn't achieve EVER.
About Auras It was in 2003 when I saw a human's aura for the first time. I was on a Geomancy seminar in France on one of the greatest Place of Power in Europe - the Mont St Odile. On my first day there we did a lot of meditations and trainings that were very simple awareness trainings. For example, staring at each other for at least 20 minutes without blinking. Blinking protects the eyes not only from drying-out but also from "invisible" ether. It works like a filter.
And let me tell you how hard it is not to blink for that long, especially when you're wearing contact lenses that need to be wet. So it didn't really work out for me. There were many tears, my eyes were hurting and all I got was a blurred view. Anyway...
...the Mont St. Odile is a wonderful place that was used by the Celts to enhance all of their senses for the invisible world. At the end of my first day it was just there. I guess all the things we did before that were preparations. In the dawn I saw the complete aura of another seminar member - and I haven't done anything special to gain this sight.
It's a rather strange experience to see something like this like you look at a table or a tree. All your doubts are washed away in a second. Those colors are more beautiful than any colors you can imagine and there are even some kind of "pictures" visible.
This whole experience was a bit too much for me, I guess. I wasn't grounded enough. I saw everyone's aura, everything's aura and the whole place was bathed in light. I suddenly lived in all the realms at the same time. Which was kinda scary. But also very beautiful. This is probably comparable to a drug experience. I don't know since I've never taken drugs. All I know is that I felt something funny in my stomach and I thought I had to vomit. I blinked and blinked but it didn't go away.
The Geomancer who did the seminar noticed this and pushed me all of a sudden to the ground. That was when I felt myself and the lights vanished. Since then I haven't seen the world in these colors again, but I learned how to control my "aura view".
The first thing I see is this: Any human has some kind of energystream above their head. It looks different from person to person but there's always coming some energy from above that goes into the head and there is some energy leaving the head.
When I concentrate on this I usually see the complete aura. I've lived with this now for about three years. I can't imagine how it would be to not see an aura. I guess it is riding the bicycle. Once you've learned how you do it, you'll never forget it. Although, sometimes it's harder for me to concentrate on an aura. Other times it just jumps in my face - and it isn't always a beautiful sight! More on that in an later entry.
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Last night's dream I dreamt that I was on an island with a group of people I don't really know in "real life". We were on the run from real living dinosaurs, which terrified me a lot. A T-Rex was just behind us but somehow we escaped. Later we climbed on some hill on which beautiful plants grew. There we found the body of a man who was obviously torn apart by some dinosaur. Next to him was a little hole in the ground, filled with water. In it was a baby, obviously dead. Its eyes stared at me in a strange way. Someone in the group said to me that I should decide if trying to resurrect the baby was worth it. Although, I thought that the baby was long dead and couldn't be resurrected, there was something about its eyes that seemed very alive to me. So I decided that we'd resurrect it. Surprisingly, someone in the team resurrected the baby very easily and I carried it with me. We found a building amidst the jungle and it was full of dinos, of course! Nevertheless, we went inside it, escaped the Raptors and locked us into a room. There we waited. The baby has grown older meanwhile and was now a small child. It still had these strange big eyes, which used to look at me all the time. A woman in the team tried to speak to it but it ignored her. So I tried the same and it answered in a very ordinary, adult way. I just can't remember what it said, lol. But I think he (it was male) considered me as his father. Later on in the dream the dinosaurs vanished and I had a dream about the school I used to go to (which I nearly forgot all about). But one thing I can remember is coming across the same child, now grown up to be a 7-8 year old, playing a ball game with other kids. That was when I proudly remembered that I was a dad. :D
A message buried deep in the Bush thread asked me to comment on Dan Didio's various assertions about "Young Justice" in a Heroes Con interview quoted on Newsarama. First he complained about the quality of the book's sales, stating that a book which features such iconic characters should have far higher numbers. And second he asserted that "Slobo" ruined the character of Lobo.
The aspect that Dan perpetually leaves out of his two-part evisceration of "Young Justice" is that YJ was specifically designed to appeal to a younger readership. That was the mandate from editorial. That's what I was asked to write. YJ was intended to skew young--in its stories, in its subject matter, in its readership--with the notion that it would draw in younger readers who would eventually "graduate" to the older-skewing titles. I was told at the outset that DC neither expected nor needed the book to sell huge numbers; it was aiming at the long-term goal of bringing in new, younger readers. So his complaining about the quality of the sales is irrelevant...not to mention that YJ outsold "Impulse" and "Superboy," both of which were also cancelled, and even he admits the book was turning a profit. So pointing to these iconic characters--characters so "iconic" that DC did away with them--and complaining that sales didn't reflect their presence is really beside the point.
As for Slobo, I wanted to introduce a Wolverine-esque character to stir things up. Since the book featured junior versions of Superman, Batman, and the Flash, a junior version of Lobo seemed perfectly appropriate. A character who was, in his execution and handling, far more serious than Dan remotely gives him credit for (because, y'know, having Slobo go slowly blind was such a knee-slapper of a storyline). And, frankly, I think that a company that raped and murdered Sue Dibny, murdered Blue Beetle, tortured and crippled Batgirl, and had both Superman and Wonder Woman at various times cold-bloodedly murder opponents, doesn't get to say that *I* ruined one of their characters.
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Young Justice was a cheap humor book at the beginning but it grew up to be one of a really great character book.