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Join Scott and Mark with their guest, Justine Warrington, Justine Warrington is aCanadian actress from Vancouver. She is trained in theatre and is a Lyric Project Alumni, Warrington developed her career in independent film with works touring international festivals. Her original stage play - a collection of monologues entitled The Oblivion Series - celebrated its American debut on stage in the summer of 2010 at the legendary Stella Adler Theatre, LA. Her show was also selected for the inaugural Hollywood Fringe Festival. Her father was a visual artist, a renowned architectural photographer, and a war veteran. Born in Vancouver, Canada to European parents. Her mother is an English teacher, humanitarian, environmental activist, and poet. Born on the same day as Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Gloria Steinem, and Doug Stanhope. Career:Warrington is known for her work on Dragged Across Concrete, The Cabin Movie and The Professor. She was nominated as "Best Supporting Actress" at the Leo's in 2006 for her portrayal of "Ginny" the boundary-pushing sexual vixen in "The Cabin Movie". The Professor:Warrington achieved one of her career goals in 2017 when she shot a role in The Professor, opposite Johnny Depp. Depp stars as a college lecturer who is shocked to learn he has six months to live, and so he transforms into a rebellious party animal. Warrington plays someone who helps Depp's character begin his new life. Outline of the Episode:[01:20] Justine Warrington Introduction. [02:16] The Spoof in the movie “Rainbow” [08:32] Justine Warrington talks about the process of stunts in the movie. [10:15] Justine Warrington shares experience of working with top actors of industry. [12:51] Experience shooting sex scenes.[17:07] How was the feeling working with your crush.[18:01] Desire to work with any Hollywood actor. [18:56] Mark & Scott Crush in Hollywood[20:29] Journey of becoming an actor.[24:36] What you do to improve you comedy skills and any plans to comedy in future? [29:26] Justine Warrington learning experience working in the comedy clubs.[37:17] How you stumbled across club house?[42:18] Talking about Earth lickers from the past[46:09] Favorite Conspiracy[47:48] Piece of Information that you have learned that is Illegal to know?[49:19] Justine Warrington life hack. Catch Justine Warrington! Twitch:http://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-warrington-52bb019a Twitter:http://www.twitter.com/justwarr Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/justwarr Connect with AmigosPC! Website:https://www.amigospc.net Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TwoandahalfAmigos Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/amigospc Twitter:https://twitter.com/AmigosPC Check out Offical AmigosPC Merch at: https://teespring.com/stores/amigospc Join the conversation with the Amigos by becoming a member of Amigospc get direct access to our discord and other cool free stuff amigospc.supercast.tech
It's time to return to The Dreaming! This week, we're discussing the third and fourth volumes of Neil Gaiman's celebrated series. Come for the one-off stories of Dream Country, and give the devil his due when we cheer Lucifer's epic trolling of Dream in Season of the Mists. ----more---- Episode 17 Transcript Jessika: [00:00:00] I just, I like have had five sets of teeth in my life. They just keep growing bigger and bigger each set I got, Hello, and welcome to Ten Cent Takes, the podcasts where we morph from delight to delirium one issue at a time. My name is Jessica Frazier and I'm joined by my cohost, the blasphemous baker, Mike Thompson. Mike: I am full of carbs and caffeine. How are you doing? Jessika: Oh, I am somewhat of both as well. Could use a little more sleep, but I have a day off tomorrow, so I will be doing that, Mike: I'm jealous. Jessika: Dude. I work nine hours a day. Don't be too jealous. It's those nine hours that get me that day off. Mike: Oh man. I've been pulling [00:01:00] like 10 to 12 hour days for a couple of months and I'm just, Jessika: Oh shit. Nevermind. Goodness. Well, the purpose of this podcast is to study comic books in ways that are both fun and informative. We want to look at their coolest, weirdest and silliest moments, as well as examine how they're woven into the larger fabric of pop culture and history. If you'd like to support us, be sure to download rate and review on Apple podcasts or wherever you live. Mike: Yeah, that really helps with discoverability. We know that we are not a large podcast, but the support that we've gotten from everybody has meant a lot to us. And we're hoping that we can continue to reach more people. If you like, what you're hearing, do us a favor and invite your friends to like our pages, every little bit helps. Jessika: Yeah, well, today we're continuing on. with the second episode of our book. As we discuss volumes three and four of the Sandman series. But before we jump into [00:02:00] that, Mike, what is one cool thing that you've read or watched lately? Mike: Something actually that you mentioned on the last book club episode that we did was that there is a Sandman Audible book right now. As much as I don't like giving Amazon my money, if I don't have to, I've had an Audible membership for like a decade. And that means I have access to their Audible originals, which is what this audio book is. And then one of my friends, hi, Darren, also recommended that I listen to the audio book after I told them that we were doing a Sandman book. So I finally downloaded the audio book and started listening while I walked the dogs. And it's legit incredible, like all-star cast. It feels like an audio play complete with like all these incredible production values. Neil Gaiman is serving as the narrator and then they have all of these incredible actors voicing characters and it actually, you know, Neil [00:03:00] Gaiman rewrote it. And so it feels like what he wanted the Sandman, the first volume Preludes and Nocturnes to be, with the hindsight of 30 plus years. Jessika: Nice. Mike: Yeah, it's great. Jessika: And he's such a good orator. Mike: he is he's done a couple of his other audio books that I've listened to over the years. He did The Graveyard Book, which was The only way I can describe it as a Victorian Gothic version of the Jungle Book. And then he also did Coraline. I think he did Coraline. I'm pretty sure he did, but every time that I've listened to him, narrate stuff, it's always been just fantastic, But, yeah. Jessika: Great. Mike: How about you? Jessika: Well, I grabbed another $1 image teaser comic. , this time it was Kill or Be Killed by Ed Brubaker. Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breittwiser. It was okay. It didn't grow. It followed the first person account of how a man was driven to be an assassin. He basically attempted to die by suicide by jumping off a roof, ended up not dying, but [00:04:00] being visited by what appears to be a demon who tells him , that he now owes him for the life. He tried to waste or something, a life for a life, kind of a such and the rubric for killing being , someone basically like bad and it's not very well defined. So he goes from this guy who can't fathom killing someone to being ready to kill. So he doesn't die. The whole reason he wanted to die was over a woman that chose his roommate over him, by the way, like his best friend. And it was this whole pining love thing. It was just a little just had, really bad incel vibes. You know what I mean? Mike: Yeah, Jessika: I don't know. It just felt very strange. Like his whole motive was very, contrived it felt, Mike: Yeah. Brubaker does a lot of good stuff, but he writes a lot of, kind of the modern equivalent of pulp noire. Jessika: Mm. Mike: Everything that you've described sounds very much like a Brewbaker story. You got to find the right thing. He writes some really good stuff. Like he's the guy who actually created the winter soldier for the Captain America Comics. Jessika: [00:05:00] Okay. Mike: Yeah. He did a couple of other kind of like noire-ish stories for image that they were hit or miss for me, but when he's good, he's really good. And then other times it's just, it's not my vibe. Jessika: Okay. That's fair. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: So, honestly though, again, it was one of those $1 Image teaser situations. Mike: I love how they do that. Jessika: I didn't feel like I really lost anything. Mike: No, I think that's a really great strategy of theirs where it's just kind of the entry-level pilot. Jessika: Yeah, well, let's mosey on to our main topic. Mike: Yes. Jessika: So last episode, just to recap, we covered an overview of the history and places you can read, watch and listen to the Sandman series. And if you haven't already listened to episode 15, we highly recommend you check out that episode for that. And our discussion on the first two volumes of the Sandman series, because from here, we are going to be discussing [00:06:00] volumes three and four. I don't really have many tidbits per se for us this episode. Really? We're just going to look at the plot and then talk about what we thought. Mike: I actually have a couple of tidbits. Believe it or not, not many, but a couple. Jessika: Mike has tidbits everyone. I love it. I didn't even know. Well, awesome. Mike: All right. So should we kick things off? Jessika: Let's do it. Volume three is titled Dream Country and it was published in 1990 and only included issues 17 through 20. And what made up a four-story anthology. It was, of course, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Kelly Jones, Malcolm Jones III, Charles Vess, and Colleen Duran. We start with the story of Calliope, the youngest Greek muse, who has been imprisoned by Erasmus Fry to be his own personal muse. Super gross. [00:07:00] She'd been captive for closest 60 years. So Erasmus gives Calliope to Richard Maddick, who is a writer who has one successful novel but now has hit a patch of writer's block. And unfortunately for Calliope, he's a greedy motherfucker who only cares about his own success. So he takes Calliope who has been left without clothes in a room alone. And of course, immediately rapes her. This one was really hard for me. You can already tell, as I'm trying to get through this description. Mike: Yeah, it's an uncomfortable issue to read now. Even now it's, mean, it was really uncomfortable when I first read it when I was, I don't know, 18 or so. And it's just gotten increasingly gross as time goes on, especially now, post me too in the entertainment industry. Jessika: Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, definite correlations there. Mike: Oh yeah. Oddly prescient. Jessika: Yes. So Richard of course gets gains from this whole [00:08:00] situation and enjoys a few years of very good success. He writes more hit novels, some award-winning poetry, and even gets into Hollywood with writing and directing. So here we are again with the correlation situation and of course winning awards in that area. And this is all happening while Morpheus is still in prison, by the way, until he isn't any longer. And one thing we need to know about Calliope is that she and Morpheus have history. In fact, they have a child together. So Calliope calls out to him in desperation. After being told by her visiting muse sisters, that they were unable to help her and help Morpheus did. The author wanted ideas, then he was inundated with them. So many that they were causing him to have an actual breakdown seemingly with psychological effects. In the end, Richard sends someone to release her where he only finds Erasmus Fry's book in the room where she should have been. Mike: And doesn't it [00:09:00] originally start out with Morpheus trying to free Calliope, but Richard doesn't want to, because he needs the ideas she gives him when he rapes her? Jessika: Yeah Mike: Yeah. And that's when Morpheus sits there and basically punishes him with an overflowing chalice of ideas. Jessika: Yeah. It's, definitely a fitting punishment. In my opinion Mike: Yeah. Jessika: story, number two was super fun. I think you and I can probably agree. And this story was about a cat speaking to a crowd of cats in a graveyard. And this cat told the story of having kittens and having them taken away by the people that owned her. And of course, the guy was super level-headed about the whole thing and took the kittens to a shelter and they were adopted by loving families and, oh wait, never mind. He put them all in a bag, tied the bag to a large rock, and threw it in a body of water. I just can't with people. Like, honestly, I can't, Mike: It's a safe assumption that people are going to be terrible throughout this series. Jessika: I mean, it's true, [00:10:00] but I would love to have them all adopted. So the cat naturally is super upset but also looking for some sort of vengeance or something. And that night she has a dream where she goes on a long and difficult dream quest to see what is ultimately Meowpheus the cat. Mike: Meowpheus I like that. Jessika: So basically a Meowpheus tells her that cats used to rule. They were larger and humans were basically the pets. Instead, cats choosing to hunt humans for food and sport and keeping them to feed and groom them. One day, humans banded together and with participation from only 1000 humans, they were able to dream the same dream together and basically manifest humans being the alpha in the world, instead of the cats. And this went back into time where the power of the collective dream actually rewrote history in favor of humans, making the cat subservient. Instead. [00:11:00] The cat in the graveyard was basically preaching a gospel, asking all the cats in the graveyard to dream the same dream. That she was trying to get 1000 cats to help her so that, they could all pull a Cher and turn back time to be in power once again. I enjoyed the partying quippy remark from one of the listener cats, which was effectively good luck getting multiple cats to do anything at the same time. Mike: Uh, yeah. Accurate. Jessika: And while it was really sad and cruel I like the idea that cats have an attitude for a reason. Mike: Yeah, I thought it was cute. It was just, it was a very, I mean, we'll get into this later on, but it was, I thought it was very. Jessika: Yeah. The third step. Told us, the creation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream wherein Morpheus has actually requisitioned the play in specific terms and asks Billy Shakes and his troop to perform in the middle of an empty field. Well, kind of. That field is not empty for a long as [00:12:00] Titania, Oberon, Puck, and all the other characters from the fairy realm have arrived through the portal, which Morpheus opens for them. It's mentioned during the dialogue between Titania and Morpheus, that this is probably the last time the mortal realm would allow them to enter, that they were feeling the hostility from Gaia upon their entry. During the play puck steps in for the actor playing himself and kills of course, and Titania is very strangely fascinated with Billy's 11 year old son Hamnett and is like trying to entice him. And then in the end, everybody, but Puck leaves the realm. And it's mentioned at the end of the issue that Hamnet died later that same year. So like, did Titania finally get Hamlet to go with her? Mike: You know, it's left a little bit open, but it's playing into that whole idea of the changeling child and, you know, the mortals who go over into the very realm, as children, which I really liked that I thought it was a nice ending that was very bittersweet. Jessika: Yeah. I thought so too. And the fourth and final story [00:13:00] of this volume is called Facade and it is about a woman named Rainey who we learn has been given a gift by the sun, God Ra, which makes her a metamorph. Meaning that she can change her physical appearance, physically change faces, skin, everything. But this also means that she no longer has a normal human appearance. Her skin is scaly and multicolored. Her hair has turned of violent shade of green and her face is withered and her nose is almost completely gone. We find Rainie living a very solitary life, getting a monthly disability check and only interacting with the worker assigned to her, but disability case she's depressed and has suicidal ideations. Probably the scariest part of the story is when an old friend who works for the same company that Rainey was working for, when Ra messed her up, who invites her to lunch, Rainie sucks it up, puts on a face literally and meets [00:14:00] at the restaurant. Where her entire face falls off into a plate of spaghetti. I don't, I don't know about you like that. I thought it was super terrifying. Mike: Yeah. I mean, it goes back to that very human emotion of seeing someone that you haven't seen forever. And you're trying to do as much as you can to make sure that they don't see that you've changed too much. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: You and I are at that age now where it's like, people from high school want to get in touch and we're all older. You know, some of us are. And so you see these people and you still want to seem like the person that they knew, because you don't want to, you don't want them to comment on how you've changed. You don't want to acknowledge it. And I read it as she'd been working for like the CIA or an intelligence agency because they call it “The Company.” They don't ever refer to it as anything else. Jessika: I think it was something of that nature kind of checking out sites, et cetera. Mike: Yeah.[00:15:00] But yeah, and then the whole thing is that because she can change her body into elements. She's, she's a sidekick from the old Moetamorpho series in the sixties. I didn't really know much about her, but I did a little digging cause I couldn't remember a lot. And so Metamorpho is a DC hero who is part of the justice league and his whole thing is that he can't. Basically change his body into any element that he wants. And so that was the whole thing where she's talking about, oh, like it's not hard for me to change the color of my hair. I I just turned it into copper and, and then she basically grows a kind of silica over her face, but she was saying that after roughly a day it gets stiff and, it falls off. And unfortunately, that's what happened with her, at her lunch with her friend. Jessika: Yeah. it was definitely a bummer. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: So of course, Rainey goes home crying where she has to break into her own house by melting the handle because she forgot her purse with her keys and breaks down crying. Death appears having been visiting one of Rainey's neighbors who fell off a stepladder and talks with Rainie, advising that she should [00:16:00] ask rah nicely to take away her gift, or at least giving us an option. She looks into the setting sun and becomes what I'm assuming is a pile of Ash. It looks like death didn't actually take her. So I'm not sure if Rainie is supposed to be just with the world. You know, just one with the world as it kind of seemed like she fear being Mike: You know, I read it as like she was, she had her immortality taken away from her because she seemed so happy when she turned into, I don't know if it was ash or glass or something. It was kind of hard to tell what the art, and then it cracked and fell apart. And then Death answers the phone and says something along the lines of like, no, she, she can't come she's gone away or something to that effect. And, death isn't this cruel being or anything like that. I think death helped her move on. I'd like to think that she did. Jessika: Okay. Okay. Yeah. it was Fe usually. she like wanders away with the person [00:17:00] she's like low key reaping. Mike: Usually. Yeah. I don't know. I think maybe it was just a little bit, it, it was for the sake of narrative in this case, Jessika: That's fair. That's fair. Mike: But yeah. Urania was this, so her full name is Urania She was a side character for a few issues in Metamorpho's sixties series. And then she wound up basically giving herself the same powers that he had, and it was delivered via device called the Orb of RA. So it's really interesting because, Metamorpho is always a science character, because it's all about the elements of what he can turn himself into. But at the same time, there is in his background. is this like, you know, mystical quality to it. And so I liked that they kind of tapped into that mythology a little bit, and really they did a nice job with a character that I think most people had forgotten existed. Jessika: So, Mike, did You have a favorite [00:18:00] character part of the story? What did you dig from this? Mike: This volume in particular, I really like, because it feels. Like a breather from the main narrative. And honestly, I think that's something that we needed because I mentioned last time, how I always am a little bit surprised at how dark the early stories are. They're very much horror stories with a little bit of fantasy kind of softening the blows a little bit, but there's a couple of moments in those first couple of volumes where I feel like I need to pack a flashlight. it's dark. but yeah, this collection is just, a much-needed change of pace just for a little bit. My least favorite story is the one with the cats. And it's not because I think it's bad. I just don't connect with it that much. Part of it is because we've got a rescue cat, we treat her better than the kids. Let's be honest. I can't fathom throwing kittens into a pond. It was just, it feels a little bit too mustache-twirly. You know, especially in this day and age where like, if people find out [00:19:00] about that you get tracked down on social media and just annihilate it. But it was cute. The whole bit where at the end, it's like, oh, it must be, it's dreaming, you know, it's chasing something and, you're like, oh, okay. Yeah. So it's, it's dreaming of hunting humans. Cool. Jessika: [laughs], Mike: And it's funny, cause I was actually in a production of Midsummer Night's Dream when I first read this collection. So I loved everything about that specific issue. I loved how it tapped into fairy lore it showed this kind of weird, strange relationship with Titania and Oberon. And how absolutely sinister pock seemed not to mention how there's that dangling plot thread, where he basically gets loosed on earth afterwards Jessika: mm. Mike: I don't know. It's just, it's very different than any other portrayal I'd seen up until then. And, , it's interesting because they brought those characters specifically back in a number of different ways across the vertigo comics later on, like to Tanya actually had her origin explained in the Books of Faerie, which was in itself a series that [00:20:00] spun off of another comic that Neil Gaiman wrote called the Books of Magick, where eventually it's revealed that the main character from the Books of Magick, Tim Hunter, who was like the next great magician of the age, he's like our version of Merlin. It is very. They always leave it a little bit up in the air, but Titania''s his mother, because she was a human who was brought into the world of Fairie. And then eventually he got married to Oberon and then she had an affair with a human that was in service to Oberon. Jessika: Okay. Mike: She becomes a major part of the lore in her own right. Which I thought was really cool. And Puck shows up again later in the series. I, like I still squirm when I read that story of Calliope, especially where we are like sitting on the other side of me too, and the ongoing flood of stories about successful men in the arts, just being abusive, assholes to those who aren't as powerful as they are. Like when we're recording this, there's a whole flood of stories coming out of Activision [00:21:00] blizzard, if you're not in video games, they make Warcraft and a bunch of other stuff. it turns out that that was a really toxic place for women. And I spent almost a decade working in video games with various companies and yeah, it's not surprising, but it's just, these stories need to be told that at the same time, they're always super uncomfortable to read. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: Um, yeah. And then, the facade story, I really liked, I really appreciate how gaming does this amazing job spinning out a story that's focused on loneliness and how harmful it is. and then I thought it was kind of neat that it arguably has a happy ending, though the main character dies. Jessika: Yeah. I can see that. Mike: Same question back at you. What about you? Jessika: So, you know, I really enjoyed the cat story. Mike: You don't say. Jessika: I did. I mean, I get it though. Like cats are, are super intense and honestly they make [00:22:00] me a little nervous. I heard some horror stories about cats, just going bananas on people and them just like getting super fucked up, like missing part of an ear and shit. Like I've heard some stories. That's just like a regular house cat. Oh, I don't think so Mike: Well, and then you've met our cat. Jessika: Yeah. Well, yeah. You know that's but I don't, I didn't fear your cat right away. There are some cats I go into someone's house and I'm just like, oh, I got to watch my back. Mike: We have a dog and a cat's body. Jessika: Yeah. Your cat's sweet. Mike: No, she... she's fat and lazy and she knows who feeds her. So she's like, I'm good. I don't need to get out. I don't need to be now. Jessika: I'm strictly a dog household, so I just don't really truly get them to be honest with you. And I honestly, I'm kind of glad I have allergies as an excuse, not to have to get one. So did you have a favorite art moment in this volume? Like was there a panel or cover that really stood [00:23:00] out to you or hit you in some kinda way? Mike: Yeah. That final sequence in the Midsummer issue, so that one was illustrated by Charles Vess and he's this really he's this artist that has this really beautiful illustration style that feels very old school storybook. Sarah loves this British artist named Arthur Rakim and Vess always kind of reminds me of his work, but the closing monologue by Puck is I gotta be at that closing monologue is kind of terrifying, especially with the way that it's illustrated. I also liked how this felt almost like, well, I mean, it was in certain ways, it was a sequel to men of good fortune, that issue that we talked about last time with Hob Gadling and the mortal that keeps on meeting up with Morpheus. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: Yeah, you remember during, the last book club episode, how I mentioned that Sandman won the World Fantasy Award. Yeah. So it was for this issue specifically, you know, and then they got all grumpy about it and they [00:24:00] changed it so that you could no longer win a world fantasy award with a comic book. So. The only comic book to ever win a world fantasy award, Jessika: extra salty, Mike: extra salty. Jessika: Hate to see it. Mike: what about you? Like, I'm actually curious. What did you think about Vess's illustration style? Because we haven't seen, I don't think we've really seen much of his artwork in the series up until now. Jessika: We haven't, and that's actually this, this was my favorite art volume as well, or art issue as well. I mean, it just, it was beautiful. It used color in a really interesting way that went from playful to dark and serious. I mean, it just with the same type of illustration and the color would just change the whole. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Which was super cool just by adding shadows, moving the colors. Plus you got to love a good donkey head and you know, okay. I was musing and you have to go with me on this journey. They had to have used a taxidermied donkey's head. Right. Mike: [00:25:00] No, they, I Jessika: Please. Come on, come on, go with me on this journey. Mike: Ugh no. Hmm. Jessika: Ah, Mike: Like, like that's a whole element in that American Horror Story series, like where they make a mandatory by putting a bull's head on a dude. Like, no, no, Jessika: I am going horror with this one. Mike: Well, have fun going down that road. I'm not there with you. Jessika: Okay. Well, that's good. I suppose we are on volume four Mike: I suppose Jessika: Volume Four!. Alright. Mike: What accent is that? Jessika: I don't know, I do a lot, don't I? Mike: A little bit? Jessika: I think it's my 1920s. Mike: Okay. Jessika: I don't know. It's like my newscaster, I used to have an old-timey newscaster kind of an accent that I did. And I think I'm combining, I'm combining my Virginia [00:26:00] Montgomery Prescott, the third Esquire. Mike: It's, that so proper American that it's almost English kinda like that very Northeastern accent. Yeah. Jessika: Yes. Yeah. Mike: Yeah. All right. Jessika: All right. Volume four is titled season of the mists and came out between 1990 and 1991 and included issues 21 through 28. Story as always was written by Neil Gaiman and illustration was done by Kelly Jones, Malcolm Jones, the third Mike Drigenberg, Matt Wagner, Dick Giordano, George Pratt, and P Craig Russell. Volume four begins with our introduction to destiny. Ooh. While wandering his realm is visited by the fates, the three sisters that we have seen previously, the sisters inform him that he needs to call a [00:27:00] reunion of all his siblings of the eternal realm. So off, he goes to the family gallery where he goes up to each portrait of his sibling and they appear out of the portrait. When summoned the siblings are a mix of characters we have seen. And one that is new to this issue. Death who is told to change her outfit, even though no one else was, I thought that was kind of rude. Mike: Yeah, Destiny's a stickler for formality. Jessika: Yeah. Well, the other one's got to wear nimble to CWA. They got to wear whatever Mike: Hmm. Jessika: I, whatever. I don't know. It makes me angry. So don't tell women they have to change. They are not a distraction. Death has followed by Dream and then the twins, Desire and Despair, and lastly Delirium who we come to find out, used to be Delight. So during their reunion, desire calls out Dream's treatment of lovers who have spurned [00:28:00] him, leading him to ask for validation of his actions from Death. And Death instead agrees with. Prompting dream to plan, to travel to hell in order to remove queen nada from her torturous captivity, who was, that was the subject of their whole conversation. Mike: Yeah. And we actually saw that whole story in the previous volume to Jessika: Yes, Mike: saw what happened to. Jessika: exactly. so destiny closes out the reunion basically stating that the actions that needed to be put into motion had been accomplished by dream deciding to go back to. hell. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: The next issue gives us a taste of what hell looks and feels like. So back in the dream realm, Dream is saying his goodbyes and makes a big announcement to those living in his realm. He tells them about Nada, how he had been unjust and how he had to rectify his actions and that he may not return as he is not on good terms with Lucifer. So [00:29:00] he sends Cain to Hell as a messenger to let loose for know that dream will be visiting whether he approves or not basically. So that was fun. Mike: Well, he knows that he can't kill Cain because Cain is protected by the mark of Cain from, the Cain and Abel story. He knows about that. Jessika: oh yeah. Yeah, for sure. Mike: That's why dream sent Cain it's because he knows that Cain can't be killed. Jessika: Exactly. Exactly. Lucifer clearly is still really salty about being embarrassed. The last time dream was there and he makes an announcement to his, his demonic minions reminding them that he is the oldest and strongest bad-ass lets them know that dream will be returning and implies very strongly. That the day that Dream returns will be very memorable. Kane delivers the response to Dream. And on the last stop of his farewell tour, Dream also visits Hippolyta whose husband [00:30:00] was the pho dream king superhero thingy from one of the other stories while he was enslaved or, you know, captive. Mike: Yeah. she and Hector the previous Doctor Fate were being used by Brute and Glob to basically create kind of like an island for them to operate outside of the dreaming the dreams of a kid who was being abused. Jessika: Exactly. Mike: And then, Dream is on her shit list because he sent her ghost of a husband on to wherever he got sent onto, but she was pregnant at the time. And so there's a connection between Dream and the baby because she carried the baby to term mostly in dreams, Jessika: Well, the baby was in gestation for like that, like 30, 30, 40 years or something more than that. I mean, it was like 60 years? I don't remember how many it was like however long or Mike: I, Jessika: or was it just the kid timeframe? Mike: I think it was just the kid timeframe. So I think it was only for a couple of years, but still it was in gestation injuries for a long time compared to. Jessika: Oh, I can't even imagine [00:31:00] being pregnant once, let alone for like two years straight. Holy crap. And she was like really pregnant. That's not comfortable. So Morpheus advises Hippolyta to take good care of the kid that had been gestating in the dream realm, because he will take it someday. So. Cool. Thanks, Dream. That's awesome. Mike: Really endearing us to you, buddy. Jessika: Yeah. serious. Oh, he also gives her the name Daniels because she had kind of been struggling with a name for him. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: So that's the kid's name now? I guess. So Dream makes his way to hell anticipating a fight with Lucifer, but what He finds is an eerily empty hell with Lucifer in the process of locking all the gates. And when asked about this loose advises that he's, he's done, he's quitting and he is no longer the ruler of hell. He's freed everyone and everything that was locked up. And he's not really sure what happened to them or where they all went, whether it was to earth or other realms or what, but he just [00:32:00] knows they're no longer in hell Mike: Yeah. He likes straight up. Does not care. Jessika: Oh, zero fucks. None. Mike: They're his favorite kind of problem. Not his. Jessika: Then he goes, Yeah. think I'm bluffing. Hey, here's a knife. Why don't you cut off my wings? Just see, just, just go ahead and see. And, and Dream does. And then as a parting gift, he hands the key to hell Dream stating basically Like Hey, this is your problem now. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: that's some high-level trolling. Mike: Dream was prepared for just about every outcome except that one. It is. Jessika: Exactly. We are then introduced to Oden who travels to the cavern where Loki is being held captive and has been enduring an eternity of torture until Ragnarok, the end times in which the Asgardian realms would be destroyed. Odin [00:33:00] frees low-key from his situation and asks him to help him as he wants to take over the Hell situation since Lucifer abdicated and Loki agrees to help, then we cut back to dream because he's not really sure what to do. So he calls on his sister death for advice. And she has like, no time. First of all, she has no time for him in that issue. She's like, what do you need? I'm super busy. She pretty much says, this is your problem. Also, he knows things are going to go down and he hides, frustrated his castle basically. And then he just starts getting visited by all these different parties, all wanting the keys to hell. So you have the Asgardians, Azazzle and a demon Envoy who're like “That's my house. I just want to live in my house again.” Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Yeah. Anubis and Bastet who are like, yo, [00:34:00] you know, who does a good job with death with underworlds let me show you. Mike: it's a really eclectic mix of mythological figures because you also have. The Lords of chaos and order send their envoys, Shivering Jemmy from the Lords of chaos who... I really like her. I think she's a great, Jessika: did too. Mike: and then the Lords of order send their representative and it's a cardboard box that basically spits out ticker tape and Jessika: Which Mike: And, then you get the elves, a ferry at one point. And they have, a really unique proposition, which is that the lands of Faerie had a tie to hell where every seven years they had to send over a certain number of , their best and brightest as a sacrifice. And they wanted, basically begging dream, not to let hell reopen. Jessika: And we did. We establish that That was still a thing when all the other shit went down. Mike: That specific deal? Jessika: yeah. Mike: Oh yeah. It's still a deal. And actually, that was a whole thing in the books of [00:35:00] magic. They have a whole thing with ferry and hell going into conflict with each other, because I think it has been almost 20 years since I read this last. But if I remember right, it was, I think Faerie refused to pay the tithe anymore anymore. And as a result, they basically straight up, went to war with hell. and it was, oh man, it was cool. I remember liking that storyline. I don't remember it enough to really talk about it a lot though, because it's been so long. But it's, it's good. It's in one of the collected volumes of the Books of Magick that they did, they only collected the first 50 issues, 50 through 75 aren't collected anywhere. Jessika: Hmm. Hmm. So we also had Suzan O No Mikto Mike: Yes. Jessika: Oh, and a couple of angels who were there just to be voyeurs to the situation Mike: Yeah. Jessika: and Dream finally lets them into the castle. [00:36:00] After he stopped sulking and he advises that he'll be hosting a banquet and having accommodation set up and they could discuss the key to the realm the next day, basically. And we start seeing the consequences of hell's release through a boys boarding school where one solitary boy is staying over during the holidays while his father, as a prisoner of war in Kuwait and all hell returns. When boys and staff who used to attend the school, start to show back up Mike: yeah. Jessika: Along with the headmasters previously deceased mother. Mike: Yes. It's... that issue. It's really interesting because I really didn't like it originally. And I've come to appreciate it more because it feels like a very Gothic or story kind of like the Hunting of Hill House from Netflix. Jessika: I can see that. Yeah. Mike: yeah. Jessika: It was wild. Like all of them had reasons that they were in hell. Mike: Yeah. That [00:37:00] issue is really interesting and it's really weird because it's drawn by Matt Wagner, who has a very interesting style. All of his own Wagner himself is famous for creating a couple of different characters on his own. Like he created a character called the Grendel, who is this assassin and wound up becoming a cult property, had a long run with Dark Horse, if I remember right. But this story in season at the mist is really creepy because the whole thing is that the dead are coming back to earth and all sorts of unexpected ways. And then there were a bunch of boys who were really awful, Who come back and they start tormenting Charles, because he's the only living soul there. And he's also, you know, he's a sweet, sensitive little kid, like who is just an easy target for people like that. And the thing is, is like, that was me when I was at that age was I was that sensitive kid who was just an easy target for bullies. And so it was really hard to read it when I was younger. And, I've got a little different perspective now, [00:38:00] but it's, still tough. Anyway, go on. Jessika: Oh, that's okay. So yeah, Charles, unfortunately, he got tortured by that trio of boys. And apparently those boys had murdered another school boy as an offering to Lucifer. So joke's on them, the offering didn't save them from the torture of damnation, Mike: Yeah. Jessika: so Charles ends up being physically tortured and then starves to death. And his only companion was that other boy who had been killed on the premises that boy, that, those, that trio allegedly sacrificed. Edwin. Yeah. So death rolls up to pick them up and Charles says “Yeah, no thanks. I'm gonna hang out with, uh, Edwin and deaths. Like you don't, I don't, I don't have time for this. Like literally every one is coming back. Like I literally don't have time. I will come back for you. Mike: I loved that she was in early nineties, jogging paraphernalia, like Jessika: Yeah. Mike: I thought it was fantastic. Jessika: was ready for it. Mike: [00:39:00] I may be misremembering this, but I thought it was really funny how it was like, I think it was like pink and purple too. Like it was very colored. Jessika: I think it did have some color to it. Yeah. Oh, funny. So back in the dream realm, two more guests from the theory realm, those two that we had talked about, they arrive and the banquet in. And each of the guests eats and drinks, their desire delicacies, cause , poof we're in dreamland and shenanigans ensued due to the differences of the attendees. And one by one, they basically corner Morpheus requesting a private conversation and he provides each of them with a signal stadium that he'll meet with them after the banquet and entertainment have concluded Cain and Abel show up as the entertainment we're able dies,by being cut in half and then being made into sausage in a magic act Mike: which. That is a, that is a recurring theme with Cain and Abel in, in the Sandman comics. Jessika: Yeah, I've noticed. Mike: But, [00:40:00] Cain was the host of another horror series called the house of misery. And he always had this kind of macabre sort of sense of humor. I know Abel eventually showed up in the house mystery series. I don't know if Cain murdered him every time. I wouldn't be surprised. Jessika: Fair enough. So this is this tracks apparently, each of the guests go off to their respective quarters to wait to be summoned. And they each go to Morpheus, either offering something they think he would want or threatening him in order to turn over control the key to hell. And he advises each one of them that he will announce his decision in the morning. And once in the privacy of his own quarters, he ruminates on the pressure of the weight of his responsibility that was dropped on him. Mike: Yeah. What was your favorite bargaining tactic? I've got mine. I'm curious about yours. Jessika: I didn't like the whole trading people thing. I don't know. Cause they were all so good in different ways. Like order and chaos were both really interesting to me. I think chaos just being like, [00:41:00] we will find you Mike: Chaos was my favorite Jessika: I was going to say like, but Shivering Jemmy was just so funny to begin with. Mike: Well, Jessika: was just such an interesting. Mike: you know, they play, they play with this a lot because, Dr. Fait is one of the Lords of order, DC comic books. And so there's always been this presentation that, order is, the right way to go. And what I kind of enjoyed is that this very much embodies, no order is a dull little box in chaos is chaos. It's not what you expect. And so they send this, hobo girl with a red balloon and Jessika: like, uh, like a clown face. Mike: yeah, and she's like, speeding. Almost like toddler English, like it's much younger phrasing than you would expect from a kid who looks like they're 10 or 11. And then, turns into this monstrous thing, delivering ungodly threats to the Lord of dreams. And then, you know, it turns back into the little kid again, after when it was like,[00:42:00] byeeeee. Yeah, I can get behind this. Jessika: So good. She just ate ice cream for dinner too, which I loved. Mike: Oh yeah. It was so good. I, again, I think she shows up in the books of magic later on, but I can't remember for that one. Jessika: That's amazing. So I really did like her as a character. Mike: it was good. Jessika: So the next morning. As Morpheus, still struggles to decide to whom he will grant the key. He is visited by the voyeur angels who tell him they have a message for him from the creator who dictates that the two angels will now run hell and guess what guys, you're not allowed back to the silver city Remiel. Oh, Remiel was not happy about this situation. He did not take this well. Mike: No, he did not it was very much implied that he was about to rebel, like Lucifer. Jessika: Yup. He's like fuck the shit. [00:43:00] Why do I have to go down there? And he had that. He was like, this is your fault. I was like, whoa, damn, you need to go calm down. Your silent homie is not the enemy. there was some salt. This issue. So Morpheus hands over the key after Remiel takes a chill pill and Morpheus still has the task of telling the other as the outcome of his decision and lets them know the decision was really made for him that if the creator of hell wanted angels to run it, who was he to decide differently from what the creator of that thing wanted to do with it. And most of his guests took this. Okay. I liked orders response of this? This is logical. Mike: Yeah. And then chaos is like, man, it's fine. We just didn't want order to get it. It's fine. Whatever. Jessika: Exactly. Mike: And then Jessika: was even better. Mike: doesn't she give Morpheus her balloon afterwards? Jessika: Yeah. Mike: Yeah, I thought that was great Jessika: She's like, oh, well, I didn't really want this anyway. [00:44:00] but Azazel was especially upset about this whole situation Mike: Embodiment of bitter party of one. Jessika: Yes. yes. Table for one. Absolutely. And he pretty much said that he was going to consume the souls of Nada as well as his companions from hell, because he had actually kidnapped her. Mike: Yeah, and we should note that one of his companions from hell was actually, the demon who had Morpheus's helm before. it was a honied offer of him sitting there and saying, well, I will give you the woman that you're searching for, but then I'll also let you enact punishment of this guy who challenged you and to make you look bad in front of all of hell. Jessika: That makes sense. I was kind of wondering why he was like, why would he care about this one, dude? But that makes way more sense. I forgot about that, dude. Mike: Yep. Jessika: There's a lot. There's a lot to remember in this. Mike: You know, I can't remember everything and I've read this series multiple times. It's a dense story. And I always feel like. I probably caught things before, but, I always [00:45:00] find things that I feel like I'm discovering for the first time with each reread. Jessika: Oh, that's so cool. I'm so glad I picked up the trade paperbacks. Mike: Yeah. I'm glad that you, I'm glad you're spearheading this. This is a really fun series to talk about. Jessika: Thank you. So Azazel tells Morpheus, basically, I'm going to consume the souls of Nada and my other companion, unless Morpheus could jump into the abyss of space of teeth, the abyss of his Azazel's teeth, which he's just like space with teeth. Like that's what he is. Mike: And eyes.. Jessika: And eyes. Yeah, that's right. He does have eyes too, but he's just like a bunch of Maltz mostly. Yeah. So Morpheus does it. He does the thing and jumps in, finds them, captures his Azazel after he tries to go back on his word of letting them go. If he'd have found his company. And then asks his Raven friend, Matthew, to tell Nada that he needs to talk with her because he has some apologizing to do, Mike: Mm Jessika: The inhabitants of hell [00:46:00] begun to return as the new angel leaders look on and dream meets with nada and makes a pitiful attempt at half-apology and Nada slaps him and in doing so extracts an actual apology, which it shouldn't take that much. But Dream seems to realize how he's in the wrong. Although he almost immediately negates that understanding by once again, asking her to be the queen of the dream realm. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Bro. She was, and she was like, bro, we've done this already. I don't want to do this. I already said no to you once. And I meant it. Mike: I really appreciate that gaming does not make dream this infallible being, he very much shows like, no, he is. A flawed dude Jessika: Yeah. Mike: and he doesn't always get things immediately. Jessika: Yeah, That was really interesting. [00:47:00] That piece of it, I mean, dream has to concede, but he he basically says, let's go discuss your future. Mike: yeah, Jessika: Which is really neat, cause he's taken her whole life away and, and then some, and he's in a, he's a negative said this blank she's for thousands of years been tortured in hell. Like how do you even make that up? Mike: Exactly. And that was actually something that I was curious about the first time I read it, I'm like, how do you make this right? cause that's, that is so much red in the ledger. Jessika: That's What I was thinking too. It's like, oh, okay, well, what are you going to do now, dude, aspire flowers and be like, well, babe, Mike: What about you chocolates? I only ate half of them. Jessika: right? It's Valentine's day it's. This is what we do. Right. So, so Loki who was supposed to have been taken back to his cave of acid dripping wonder Mike: His torture cave, Jessika: his torture cave with a snake and a woman. And torture. Mike: where he is [00:48:00] bound in the entrails of his own son and his wife catches venom dripped from a snake's fang. And then occasionally when she empties the cup, that's catching the phenom. It causes him to shake the earth and agony. And that's why we get earthquakes. Norse mythology is a thing. Jessika: Yes. And so Loki though has switched places, the little trickster he is with Suzano No-Ol-Mikoto who was sent back to the cavern to be forever tortured, which is rough. He didn't do anything. And then he tries to cut a deal with dream, to not get them sent back. Mike: he, he does like, he actually cuts a deal with him. Jessika: I mean, he does cut a deal He does, which. Guy, are you at least get a, go get the other homie from the blade? He doesn't, he doesn't even go other homes. Mike: yeah, he does Jessika: like he does. Mike: Yeah, he does. He says what I'll do is, as I will, I will basically create , an illusion of you in that tormented space. Jessika: Okay. I must have missed that part because I was just like guy. [00:49:00] Mike: it's a throwaway line. It's he basically sits there and he says like, but if I do that, you owe me a favor. Jessika: Okay. I mean, I got that part of it. I was like, you're getting out of this, but like, whoa, Mike: I have a lot of favorite moments in this, in this volume, but that was one of my favorites where dream asks him and he's like, why did you choose Susano No O Mikoto, but Loki basically just says, yeah, I just really don't like thunder gods. And I was like, Jessika: Which all Mike: also I love how much of just a turd Thor is throughout the entire time that he appears he's such a gross dude. Like there's Jessika: gross. Mike: the bit where he's trying to hit on bass and he's like, do you want to touch my hammer? It gets bigger when you play with it. I'm like, blech Jessika: it was so bad. And that he's just trashed. He's just like,Ugh. Mike: Well, I think bast actually scratches up his face too, which I thought was great. Jessika: Yup. Yup. Mike: but it's funny because I read this in the nineties, give or take my only exposure to Thor in comic [00:50:00] books before that had been Thor, the superhero, and this was such a wildly different take on him. I was like, this is amazing cause Thor was awful and mythology. Jessika: Yeah. Oh Yeah. there were definitely some, questionable stories that I have read. Yes. Mike: Anyway, I really enjoyed that. Jessika: yeah. So we also find out that Nuala that was one of the two ferries is being left in the dream realm, even though the ferry deal was not the one that panned out her bros, just like, see ya. I, I wasn't ever supposed to bring you back. You're staying regardless. Mike: Yeah. You're, a gift from the court to dream. Jessika: Which, and he's just like, okay. And he's like, oh, by the way, I don't dig glamour here. So you can just drop the glitz. You're glimmering right now. And then she's just this little petite, mousy hair, smaller elf looking, which, you know what I did not, I didn't like the whole idea that, she had to be, [00:51:00] that, That she felt like she had to glamour to begin with. And that, that was a whole thing. Mike: I don't know what part of mythology it is, but, but one of the European pieces of mythology is that the elves have an ability to wrap themselves in illusion. in that they're actually these kinds of weird, gross little things. So that, that was tying into kind of the European folklore. But yeah, it's a thing. I don't remember if she shows up in later issues. I think she does, but I don't remember. Jessika: I mean, that would suck to just be like, by the way you live in the dream realm now oh and we're never featuring you again. Double rough. Mike: yeah, Jessika: Yeah. So after dream is like, nah, you gotta be you, boo. He goes and puts not a soul into a newborn child basically. So it's assumed that she will get to live the life that dream took from her so many centuries ago. Mike: Yeah. He basically, he, he gives her the opportunity to live life again, kind of wiping the slate clean, which is, mean, let's be honest. That's probably the best offer that [00:52:00] he can give her. Jessika: He also puts her in a male body, which like, talk about like leveling up, Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Come on. You're already doing better. Mike: Yeah. And then he has that really nice moment where he says something along the lines of I will remember you and love you matter what body wear. And you will always be welcome in the dream realm. I have my quibbles with, with Dream, especially with this whole storyline. But I feel like that was arguably the best solution he could have come up with. Jessika: Oh I agree. Yeah, when I did see that, that was the solution. I mean, you can't provide somebody with multiple lifetimes, but you can take away the pain of knowing that that happened and provide them with a new life that you don't interfere with. I thought it was a good, a good deal. I guess. All things considered. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: We then cut to Lucifer, wingless, chilling on a beach, looking at the sunset where he is approached by an older man who walks [00:53:00] over and make small, talk about the sunset with him and stay till, see him tomorrow. If he's still there and Lucifer admitting that the sunset is actually really beautiful, goddammit and giving some credit to the creator. And we end the volume with the two new leaders of hell going around and making quote unquote changes Mike: yeah. Jessika: the way things are. Basically, they're still going to be torture, but it's supposed to be phrased differently as a rehabilitation, but the angels don't quite understand the meaning of the tortures of hell, which makes it even worse. Mike: Yeah. It's so uncomfortably abusive where they're like, no, we're doing this because we love you. And one day you'll thank us for it. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: you're just like, woo. Jessika: It's it was a gross abuser situation. Mike: Yeah. And then there's that bit where one of the souls is like, no, you don't understand that makes it worse. Jessika: Yeah. Yeah, exactly. Oh Yeah. And unfortunately the angels start to embrace their [00:54:00] roles in the endless pain and suffering. Mike: Yeah. And that's actually, that's something that is, brought back to the forefront in Lucifer, the series that Mike Carey wrote in the late nineties to early odds, which I've talked about this before, but like that series is also, I think just as good as Sandman. It's really great, we also see a lot of pantheons of different gods getting pulled into Lucifer's machinations and there's a whole thing where he makes things difficult for the angels running hell. Jessika: Oh, I'm excited to see it Mike: It's very good. Jessika: Well what were your overall impressions of the story and who were your favorite or least favorite characters or events of this? Mike: It's actually hard to sit there and talk about just a couple of favorite moments because I really love this collection. I loved it when I first read it. I still love it. I love the strange sadness of the overall story and the original takes on the gods. And also, I really love the twist that heaven takes over [00:55:00] the running of hell. We talked about how I really enjoyed Dream kind of, spoiling the plot twist about Loki, having switched places with Susano. And, I really soured on Dream as a character in these early issues over time. I dunno it, like, when I read this as a kid, I was like, oh, okay. He feels bad about his actions. And is going to rescue this woman that he loves from hell and now I'm like, motherfucker, you put her in hell. And she details how awful her time there was like, come on, dude, you condemned her there for millennia just because she wouldn't marry you?Like, get fucked. Jessika: And then you said, I guess I did something bad if that's how you feel. Mike: it wasn't even, you didn't even come to this realization on your own. You had to be told by multiple people that you fucked up. Like a mediocre white guy in his thirties, you sat there and dug your heels and went no, no. Well, maybe Jessika: “I don't think that's right.” Mike: maybe. All right, fine. [00:56:00] It's like, whatever, Jessika: Oh, no. Mike: like that. I'm coming down harsher on dream than you are. Jessika: No, but that's how I felt about it too. I mean, you're just doing all the work. I'm just going to sit back and ride this ride because I'm like, I'm there with you, but I'm like passenger seat. I'm chilling. Like I don't need to be the navigator. We have maps now we have Google maps. It's fine. Mike: I'm sitting there swinging my arms and getting all mad and getting the cardio. Jessika: Oh yeah. And I'm doing the pumping our movement of the trucks next to me. You know, I'm just along for this ride. No, I agree. He's a shit heel and a lot of these, and I'm like, I have had more than a few moments where I think to myself, how am I supposed to feel about this character? But then I think to myself, no, that's a good character. But then I think to myself, no: That's a good character. That's a good character, because that means it's complex. It's more realistic because that's what people. Mike: Yeah. To be honest, he is that privileged male character who has never had to really stop and think about his [00:57:00] actions really not have things go his way. And we are now at the part of tonight's program where we are finding out after having fucked around for a while. Jessika: Fucked around so hard. So Well, I really enjoyed the banquet and I really liked the different interactions between the different mythologies and how they behaved and what they ate. And it was really funny, but I also thought it was very thoughtful. In the way that it was done. And similarly with the way that each party had a different way and signal to meet with dream, it just really showed his understanding and empathy by adapting to each of his guests needs. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Or perhaps he's just used to doing this for each individual's dreams. Mike: Well, it's a little bit open to interpretation because in other episodes you see his appearance changed. Like there was, you know, he was Meowpheus. Jessika: Yep. Mike: So my take on him is that his appearance. Doesn't change. It's just, we [00:58:00] perceive them in different ways. And because we are, you know, people reading the story, we are seeing him in his siblings manifest as people. Jessika: That's very astute, sir. Mike: But yeah, I mean, like you looked at like the different art styles that came into play when he was meeting with the different gods. And I mean, I, I still think about how doesn' het have like a tea ceremony with Suzano when they're, when they're talking. And then I feel like it's much darker and moodier when he meets with Odin. And then again, the art style changes again when he meets with Bast. Jessika: Yeah. Well, speaking of art, did you, did you have a favorite art moment in this volume? Mike: Yeah. okay. So you remember how last time we talked about how I have this, one defining moment where in Men of Good Fortune hob has these three panels where his face changes? Yeah. There's a couple of different images throughout the series that I always just kind of have pop up in my head when I think about it. And one of them is from this volume and it's the bit where he's inside a Zazzle and [00:59:00] he's like prying open the mouse and the empty space and he's floating around it feels kind of more traditionally action comic booky, and the way that it's drawn, that's not a bad thing. It's just, for some reason it feels that way. And I, I think it's really good. and I also really liked how at the end of it, he reveals that he is trapped. Azazel in a jar. It's very in keeping with how Gaiman would resolve conflict in ways that could be a giant battle, but instead they're very clever. , it was like when they had the battle between him and Dr.Destiny, and then afterwards you get the field of white and then it turns out he's just sitting in the Palm of dream's hand. Jessika: Yes. Yeah. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: So good. Mike: I'm curious, you're approaching this with fresh eyes because this is the first time you've read through this. So I'm wondering, do you have the same moments or are they different? Jessika: I actually thought Morpheus had a lot of really good billowing robe moments. Mike: Yes. Jessika: Like, I mean, they didn't have, I think they may have had like one semi-full page of like a billowy robes situation. But there were quite a few shots of him, like floating into [01:00:00] hell and he was just making an entrance Mike: yeah. I was just thinking that Jessika: here for it. Yeah. Mike: he's got his helm Jessika: Yeah. Mike: the bit where Jessika: dressed up. This is the met gala. He is here. Mike: Yes. And then what I really liked about that was there's that moment where Lucifer is like, are you afraid of me? And more visas? Like, yes. And I'm like, all right. Not, your difficult comic book. All right. Cool. Jessika: Just being real between you and I. Absolutely. Mike: That was great. Jessika: Yeah. So I really like, again, to your point about what you really enjoyed was the kind of feeling of movement of probably him floating through space and having that action feeling. That's what I really liked about the billowy ropes. Was it just, I could almost see them moving, and I could feel the movement of him floating down, which was so neat. Yeah. Well, let's move along to our brain wrinkles. [01:01:00] Mike: All right. Jessika: So this is the one thing comics or comic-related. That has just been sticking in our noggin since the last time we spoke. So, what is it for you? Mike: Well, Sarah and I had our anniversary this week, and she got me this really cool book called American Comic Book Chronicles, the 1990s by Jason Sachs and Keith Dallas. Do you remember those American century books from time life? They were those prestige format photo history books, and they would document major moments in America and world history from across the 20th. Jessika: I do. Yup. Mike: I feel like every school library had a complete volume. Jessika: Exactly. Mike: So this is like that except for Comics. And so it's really cool. And nobody should be surprised at this point to hear that I particularly love comics from the eighties and nineties. And as I'm reading through this book, it's reminding me about how absolutely insane the early nineties were when it came to the comic book industry and [01:02:00] also just comic collecting in general. So I think we're going to have to do an episode where we talk about something related to that topic sooner or later, probably sooner. it has been rattling around my head for the past couple of days where I just reread I've read the stuff that some of it, I knew some of it I didn't and all of it's insane. Jessika: well, let's definitely talk sooner rather than later, because let's go back to childhood. Mike: All right. You talked me into it. We're going to do a nineties episode at some point. It's fine. FINE! Jessika: Twisted his arm. There's no violence on this podcast. I'm a pacifist. God dammit. Mike: Uh, but yeah, that's me. What about you? Jessika: Well, Mike, you told me about the podcast Bitches on Comics, which, okay. I'm not going to lie to you. I've binged the first 45 episodes since you told me about it less than a week ago, you haven't, it hasn't been a week. Mike: I can't remember. I know it's been about a week. [01:03:00] I really like that show. Jessika: It's been about a week. Okay. It's so good. And they have their, I mean, they're very queer, which are, you know, a hundred percent I'm here for, and I got to tell you, they, Mike: Like more queer fans of comic books. Oh, no. Jessika: Oh, no. Well, and they have this thing in there where they're. There aren't a lot of queer podcasts about comic books and I'm like, wait, we're here now, here we are. Pick us. Mike: Yeah, exactly. I'm like, oh, can we come talk to, you want to have us on, or do you want to come on our show? Like, whatever you want to talk about, it's fine. Jessika: I, will awkwardly approach them with my bag lunch and ask if I can sit with them. Mike: Oh, a hundred percent. Yeah. They're great. their Mojo episode, I thought was really interesting and I wound up tweeting with them for a little while because they pointed out that there really aren't many characters like mojo. And I think I made a good point with him. I mentioned how Superman's bill and Mr. Mxyzptlk might be another equivalent character[01:04:00] where he's all about throwing shit up in the air and, disrupting everything but no, they, they were great. Jessika: So good. Well, they, in episode three, they introduced me to the novel, the refrigerator monologues, which delves into the, the idea of women in comics being fridged or killed just for entertainment sake, or to drive a plot narrative, or to make the, the main hero sad, or, basically as a plot tool and the refrigerator monologues delves into it as first-person accounts of female superheroes and how they had been used. And I went and listened to it because you can find it. I kept it on hooplah actually. So I listened to it for free and it was an audiobook. It was very, very good. And he talked about them not having autonomy or storylines of their own. it got me thinking about the way that we write characters and who we are allowed to succeed in [01:05:00] any given situation. I don't know, I just, I highly recommend this book and I highly recommend listening to Bitches on Comics because they have got me just like thinking about shit. Mike: Yeah, you and I should talk about a Hawk and Dove from DC in the 1980s and how they just did the most egregious fringing of Dove in a 1991 crossover in a way that was really bad. it's one of those things where I still talk about it. I've been talking about it for 20 years because it's so wild. Jessika: Man. Well.I guess we'll have a really uplifting conversation about that later. I'm sure I'm going to have no zero opinions about that. Mike: No. Jessika: I tell you, I commit now. No opinions. I can't commit to that. Everyone knows I'm
03:40 - Meditación inicia Necesitarás: Una velita Con qué encenderla Un lugar cómodo donde sentarte, y luego donde acostarte. La meditación comienza sentado y termina acostado. Antes de comenzar la meditación les cuento de un ejercicio que hicimos del libro: You can heal your life de Louis Hay, que puede ayudarte a aclarar tus deseos previo a meditar. Esta meditación está inspirada en dos de mis meditaciones favoritas: Desire and Destiny del Chopra Center, disponible en varios idiomas. Morning/Evening Meditation by Joe Dispenza. Esta meditación está en inglés, pero he encontrado todas las meditaciones de él traducidas por otras personas de su equipo, en cantidades de idiomas. Cita que leo de Deepak Chopra es una traducción de esta cita en inglés: "As is your intention, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your destiny.” _______________________________________ Puedes conocer más sobre mí: Para adultos: aniesk.com & @ani.esk Puedes agendar una primera entrevista para coaching conmigo en este link. Para niños: www.cacaocamps.com & @cacaocamps
Listen for a sneak peak into an 8 Figure Shift coaching call - Today, I'm talking about how to get the things you want with one simple shift. Need is fear based but desire is an expression of abundance. Need is contractive and desire is expansive. Understanding the difference determines whether you're empowering yourself or tearing yourself down. This is a very simple shift you can make in your thinking to level up your mindset and STOP sabotaging yourself. * If you received value from this podcast, please share this episode & leave a 5 star review.* To exponentially grow your business, go to http://www.8figshift.com/ (www.8figshift.com) Get to know Ani Manian:https://www.facebook.com/transformwithani/ ( https://)http://www.animanian.com/ (www.animanian.com) Connect with Ani: Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEL1kuB_mLwSYfg1pseHulFFTvRsML5yT ( https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEL1kuB_mLwSYfg1pseHulFFTvRsML5yT) The You Are Limitless podcast:https://www.animanian.com/podcast ( https://www.animanian.com/podcast) Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/transformwithani/ ( https://www.facebook.com/transformwithani/) Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/ani.manian/ ( https://www.instagram.com/ani.manian/)
I sit down with certified sex educator, Shan Boodram (@shanboody), to discuss all things sexuality, desires, wants, and education. We discuss how to tap into your sexuality, how to express your needs to your partner and get specific on your wants, and how to follow your passion - both in and out of the bedroom. Key Talking Points: Getting comfortable with your sexuality How to express your needs to your partner Following your passion inside and outside of the bedroom Ways to get specific on your wants Making sex less of a taboo subject Books that Shan mentions: The Social Animal by David Brooks The Second Mountain by David Brooks Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski The Art of Loving by Eric Fromm The Game of Desire by Shan Boodram Sex toys that Shan mentions: The Magic Wand The Womanizer Tracy's Dog Follow Shan Boodram: Instagram: @shanboody Youtube: Shan BOODY Shan's youtube video that she mentions: When the Sex Gets Boring Website: shanboodram.com Podcast: Lovers and Friends Follow me: Instagram: @freckledfoodie Website: freckledfoodie.com TikTok: freckledfoodie Twitter: @freckledfoodie Youtube: Cameron Rogers / Freckled Foodie Pinterest: Freckled Foodie This episode was edited by Tim Flanzbaum
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It is October 12th. Welcome to national holidays, fear, motivation, and the scariest places. Join us for a fun show!This Day in History/Birthdays:Huge Jackman turns 52 years old1915 - Ford sells his 1 million car1900 - First sub was commissioned by the US Navy1901 - Teddy Roosevelt renames the executive mansion, white houseNational Gumbo DayNational Savings DayNational Pull Pork DayNational FreeThought DayNational Face Your Fears DayWeekly Challenges:Personal Fears:Scariest Places:https://www.travelandleisure.com/holiday-travel/halloween/most-haunted-places-in-the-worldMotivations:Money and Rewards. Do I need to say more? ...Desire to be the Best. Some people just cannot accept to be number two in their lives. ...Helping the Others. Some people are motivated by helping others. ...Power and Fame. ...Recognition. ...The Passion.Challenge:Highs and Lows:Please connect with us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemumbojumbo/Twitter: @midlifemumboju1Email us your comments at:firstname.lastname@example.orgReddit: midlifemumbojumbo
How do you go from having a vision and a desire for something in your life to holding it in your hands? Too often we get can be stuck in a place of always dreaming and never putting our heart on it. There are biblical keys to seeing the desires of our heart come to pass. Join me live from the studio as I share practical action steps you can take to have what your heart desires. God cares about even the smallest things about you and it is His joy to bless you! Watch the video version: https://youtu.be/pkN-CssTppU Visit my new website: carolynshuttlesworth.com Order My Devotional "Lines": http://shop.miracleword.com/lines-40-day-devotional-by-carolyn-shuttlesworth/ Shop the Nonstop Mom Merch: http://shop.miracleword.com/nsm/ Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CarolynShuttlesworth/ Join the private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nonstopmoms
How do you go from having a vision and a desire for something in your life to holding it in your hands? Too often we get can be stuck in a place of always dreaming and never putting our heart on it. There are biblical keys to seeing the desires of our heart come to pass. Join Carolyn live from the studio as she shares practical action steps you can take to have what your heart desires. God cares about even the smallest things about you and it is His joy to bless you! Sow a seed and help us change this generation before it's too late: http://bit.ly/2B81pjY Give by PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/miracleword Give by CashApp or Venmo: $MWgive Get exclusive emails and our free magazine here: http://bit.ly/2WlgS6N Get text messages from me: http://bit.ly/2XoOapG I want to highly recommend our online training courses found at https://www.miraclewordu.com/ Each course is designed to equip you with biblical knowledge that will give you the fuel to overcome in every area of life. Our brand new course "Divine Prosperity" is now available in Miracle Word University! For more great content, follow me on Instagram: @tedshuttlesworth and Facebook: @MiracleWordMinistries
Why and when does passion go out the window in so many long-term relationships? What are some tips and tools for lovers/couples to revive it? We also answer a (graphic) sex question about what to do about upset stomach/bowels from "finishing inside" after anal sex. Want to skip to the interview? Fast forward to minute 16. About our guest: Naomi Slater is an experienced love & intimacy coach, host of the “Divine Couples” podcast, yoga teacher and bio-energy therapist. She is the creator of the online course “Awaken Your Desire” - helping women reclaim their wild and powerful divine feminine. Naomi's passion is guiding women and couples to heal their relationships and reclaim their power, pleasure and passion. To learn more visit divine-couples.com. To sign up for her free masterclass go to awakenyourdesire.com Follow her on Instagram at @divine.couples Other links: Get 30% off any Satisfyer sex toy with code Shameless30 at satisfyer.com Get Feeld - our favorite dating app - FREE by clicking here or going to this link: feeld.co/shameless Get 10% off + free shipping with code SHAMELESSSEX on Uberlube AKA our favorite lubricant at uberlube.com Get $5 off while mastering the art of pleasure at OMGyes.com/shameless Get 15% off all of your sex toys with code SHAMELESSSEX at purepleasureshop.com Want to try one of our favorite boutique wines? Get 10% off of 3 bottles or more with code SHAMELESSSEX10 or 15% off of 6 bottles or more with come SHAMELESSSEX15 at marginswine.com
You are powerful. Noone else has had the experiences you've had. Noone else has lived your life. Here's the bottom line on this - you get to choose how you approach others. What comes out of you can serve to lift them. And in terms of the M-A-G-I-C formula, the “I” stands for Inspiration. When you inspire someone else to act or even to think differently, you've demonstrated your influential power. Use it for good! And if you'd like to take advantage of the FREE MASTERCLASS that I mentioned, go to https://www.WaynePernell.com/PowerfulPresenceMasterclass. Get the steps you need to Dare to Desire and take that out to your Destination. Thank you for listening to One Sharp Sword! Be sure to also check out Wednesdays With Wayne for quick, fun, and inspirational mid-week reading. www.WaynePernell.com/blog
Today's episode is an excerpt from Deepak Chopra's Commune course, The Nature of Reality. You can enjoy this program free for 6 days at onecommune.com/reality. Matter, energy, information and everything we consider reality—from your next thought to the most distant star—is simply a modified form of yourself. When you understand that you are the universe, you unlock the spontaneous fulfillment of all your desires. Let's go on a philosophical journey that is as delicately intangible and yet as deeply practical as your next breath. Learn more about Commune at onecommune.com. Connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune and @jeffkrasno.
Do you think you really want to lose weight, but when it comes to actually doing what it takes to get results, it's hard to stay on track? The reason why most people who are unsuccessful with weight loss don't reach their goals isn't because they can't do it. It isn't because you don't have self-control or willpower. What you may lack is commitment. Commitment is a key ingredient necessary for reaching your goals, whether your goal is to lose weight or anything else. If you're not fully committed to your goal, you won't make it a priority. You'll be more likely to make excuses for not doing what you know you need to do. You won't give it all the effort required to succeed. You'll give up before you really give it your all. Most people think they're committed because they desire the outcome. You want to lose weight. You want to be thinner. You want to fit into that dope dress you wore a few years ago that's gathering dust in your closet. That's not commitment. That's desire. There's a big difference. Tune in to learn the difference between desiring something and actually committing to getting results, and how to commit to doing what it takes to reach your goals. If you're ready to make a commitment to yourself to change your eating habits to lose weight, check out my free video masterclass, Kick the Emotional Eating Habit for Good, available on demand by clicking http://bit.ly/EEE-Webinar
Sarah LaChance Adams is Florida Blue Distinguished Professor; Director of the Florida Blue Center for Ethics at the University of North Florida; and the author of "New Philosophies of Sex and Love: Thinking Through Desire." She visits with host Jack Russell Weinstein, distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of North Dakota.
1 Peter 2:2-3 A lot can be gleaned from newborn babies that teach the children of God what it is to hunger and thirst. Peter, instructs believers, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” (1 Pet. 2:2). In the natural, newborn babes have an insatiable thirst and hunger for milk. Peter is saying that this ought to characterise the appetite of the believer in Christ! Have you an appetite for the Word of God? Have you strong cravings, not only to behold it but also to consume it? May God bring each one of us onto higher ground and revive in us an insatiable hunger for His Word.
It's always nice to have some extra cash. The trouble is: knowing where to invest it. The truth is that most people need help deciding what to do with their money — especially entrepreneurs. Today's guest, Bill Bloom , President, Bloom Financial Company , is on a mission to help entrepreneurs better invest their dollars to maximize their success. In this episode, we discuss: Why people need help investing What to look for in an advisor How Bill's latest venture will provide sound financial advice at scale You can find this interview and many more by subscribing to Banking on Digital Growth on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or here. Listening on a desktop & can't see the links? Just search for Banking on Digital Growth in your favorite podcast player.
Please visit QueenofPeaches.com for full show notes. Francesca Kritikos is the author of the chapbooks It Felt Like Worship (published by Sad Spell Press in 2017) and Animals Don't Go to Hell (published by Bottlecap Press in 2021) as well as the forthcoming full-length collection Exercise in Desire (which will be published by Vegetarian Alcoholic Press in early 2022). Her poetry has also appeared in the Des Pair Quarterly, Ghost City Review, and Witch Craft Mag. She completed the undergraduate creative writing program at the University of East Anglia in the UK in 2017. She is on Instagram @fmkrit.
Octavious Bishop is a name many of you have heard of, especially if you are a University of Texas alumni. Octavious was enrolled in Special Education classes when he entered high school, and he was reading at a 4th grade level. Today, he is Dr. Octavious Bishop, having successfully defended his dissertation in 2018. Go to The Determined People Podcast YouTube Channel to watch his incredible story of faith, family and football.
This is Episode 136 of The Changed Physician Podcast where the hosts discuss the human side of creating change with Tim Creasey. Tim Creasey is an author, researcher, and change expert who focuses on the people side of change with process, wit, and vigor. Tim's work forms the foundation of the world's largest body of knowledge on change management. His role as Chief Innovation Officer at Prosci gives him unparalleled insight into change management challenges, trends, and futures. Tim's background in economics gives him a data rich, analytic perspective. Having spoken to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe, Tim is authentic, knowledgeable, and unassumingly funny. He enables audiences with valuable data and actionable information. Timeline: 01:34 His Story and Importance of Change 05:00 How he became involved with the Prosci organization 07:40 How they do their research to support change process 09:26 What is A.D.K.A.R. or the building blocks of change? 12:10 Awareness and the understanding of the need to change 15:08 Desire or what is in it for me? 17:30 Knowledge is necessary but not sufficient 19:00 Ability to show up in a different way 21:30 How Prosci helps organizations/people facilitate change 25:00 Splash pad example of poor change management 26:30 Why reinforcement is critical to maintain change 29:00 Practical issues with change 31:10 To What End? 33:00 Are you on the same page with someone else? 34:30 Communication is what is heard and not what is said; Reality is perception ADKAR Model: —Awareness (of the need for change) —Desire (to participate and support the change) —Knowledge (on how to make the change) —Ability (to implement those new skills or new behaviors) —Reinforcement (to sustain the change) Tim's book (co-authored with Jeffrey Hiatt, the developer of the ADKAR Method) titled “Change Management: The Human Side of Change” is found at: https://www.amazon.com/Change-Management-People-Side/dp/193088561X You can learn more about www.prosci.com, which has free tutorials and webinars. You can also find one of Prosci's "Tim Talks" talking about ADKAR here: https://youtu.be/L_7I03LOyyk Learn More About the Community at:
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Paul Axton Preaches - The church is in a sexual crisis which might be partly explained by a misunderstanding of desire. Desire is greater than gender or human eroticism, though it accounts for both, as desire originates in God's desiring love. Become a Patron! If you enjoyed this podcast, please consider donating to support our work.
Join AMI Fellows beginning a course on René Girard's Theatre of Envy. Professors Downey and Schubert set the groundwork for exploring the realm of mimetic rivalry, triangulation, scapegoating, and how Rene Girard uses these theories in interpreting some of Shakespeare's greatest plays. To become a Fellow today and join us in live and interactive courses, visit MagnusInstitute.org. Support the work of the Albertus Magnus Institute with a tax-deductible donation here. https://magnusinstitute.org/give/
Desires: We all have ‘em. And sometimes they really get in our way. What are we supposed to do about this? Does Jesus care about our desires? Does He value them? As our good friend Curt Thompson points out, Jesus first question in the gospel of John is, “What do you want?” Clearly, our desires matter to God. How and why? Listen with us to find out. | Highlights | “Jesus' assumption is that what I want is a really, really big deal.” -Curt Thompson “[When I am wounded] I don't desire, I devour.” -Curt Thompson “…[S]till Jesus says, ‘What is it that you want?' And I'm like, ‘What else is there to want? I've run out of all the options that I've made, that I've created.' And this is when He comes with Himself and undoes us. Because—what I really want? I wanna be loved, I wanna be seen, I wanna be known, I wanna be wanted. And even though it terrifies me, I even want to be wanted by [Jesus], including the parts of me that I hate the most. And Jesus is saying, ‘I'm all in. And the parts of you that you hate the most? I'm not afraid of that, and you can't make me leave the room.'” -Curt Thompson | Do the Next Thing | Want more of Curt? We have loads! (We're big fans of him around here.) For the basics, check out his website, including his NEW BOOK, The Soul of Desire! https://curtthompsonmd.com/books/ To hear more from Curt on our podcast, check out these other episodes! * Episode 64: Exploring Our Souls of Shame, pt. 1 - https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/exploring-our-souls-of-shame-part-1/ * Episode 65: Exploring Our Souls of Shame, pt. 2 - https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/exploring-our-souls-of-shame-part-2/ * Episode 138: Shredding Shame in a Pandemic - https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/shredding-shame-in-a-pandemic-with-dr-curt-thompson/ Are you looking for a community with whom to explore more of the issues discussed on the podcast? Join the Heart of the Matter on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/434827357279517 Looking for a great translation of the Bible? The CSB translation is a sponsor of the HIMH podcast! Learn more about our new favorite Bible at csbible.com. Watch this conversation! https://vimeo.com/627110494
We must be diligent about taking care of our bodies. External forces such as our environment, the water we drink and the food we eat can contribute to people getting cancer. Take care of yourself before it's too late. Eat healthy food, drink lots of clean water, exercise regularly and get sufficient sleep. People are counting on you.
In this special episode, my friend Aimee Batuski interviews me on my journey through shame, HSV, and the rapid growth of Living Brave to a 7 figure business. We dive deep into my heartbreak – the only public interview I've had on the experience. This episode was recorded for Aimee's podcast 4 months after the end of my long-term relationship. I'm confident that you'll find inspiration on your journey of healing and leadership in hard times.Connect with Shoshanna & the Living Brave Communityinstagram.com/shoshanna_ravenhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/livingbravecommunityExplore programs & mentorshipShoshannaraven.comBecoming Brave kicks off on October 11! Sign up here.Connect with Aimee Desire on Fire PodcastAimee's Instagram
On episode 66 of Beyond Labels & Limitations, John Graybill shares his recent trip to Estes Park with his family, what struggles he encountered there and how a frustrated man who honked at him revealed something. Lastly, John shares a dream he had at the end. _____________________________ Connect with John: Visit the Website Subscribe on YouTube Email: BLLjenjohn@gmail.com ______________________________ "Desire to Inspire" TKG
Episode 452: You Are Not Your Past...But You Are Your Future Quote of the Day Compassion is the basic of morality...Arnold Schopenhauer The world could use more compassion and concern for others right now. Ironically, this is probably the best strategy you could have to create the best version of yourself and also eliminate negative, scarcity thinking. I have always found that when I stop thinking about my own misfortunes or problems and focus on service and compassion for others, my life always changes in an amazing way. Today, I want to talk to you about Learning to Change Your Perspective on yourself. Lets face it, if you can't change the way you see yourself, then you will never shift into an optimal state of abundance thinking. I'm referring to the "stories" we all tell ourselves about who we are, how we act, and most importantly how we see ourselves in the mirror. Tony Robbins and many other thought leaders have talked about changing your limiting beliefs and self image in order to restore confidence, motivation and passion into your life. But, it always starts with changing the view you have of yourself. I have personally found many people suffering lately from either a low self image or a distorted version of who they "think" they are. I cannot emphasize enough how much this tends to limit and block the growth that you are so desperately trying to achieve in your life. In order to start having a more abundant mindset, you must start with how you see yourself and the perspective or filter you apply to your life. You've heard this saying before, but it bears mentioning right now... You Are Not Your Past. Your Past Does NOT Define You. I truly believe the most of us would agree with that statement. However, why do we continue to define ourselves with Limiting Believe about ourselves that erode the value and self worth that you truly deserve. Let me give you just a few examples. Have you caught yourself saying... I always... I never... Thats just the way I am... I'm bad at relationships. That aways happens to me. I wish I could just catch a break. Why do things like that happen to me. I could go on and on. But I want you to consider that sometimes we even "feel" or "believe" certain things about ourselves that limit us even if they are subconscious or not outwardly expressed. The bottom line is that if you don't have UNSHAKABLE confidence then it's likely you have some thoughts or feelings that are just not positive or healthy about yourself. The reason I can say this is because I know (even without knowing some of you personally) that every single person reading or listening to this message has overcome massive obstacles, challenges and trials in their lives. That is a FACT... The reason I can say this is that you are here...alive...on this earth as a living breathing person. Do you realize how incredibly rare and unique and special that is? Also, you had to overcome a million challenges growing up. You had to learn to walk, talk, act, survive...and there was very little that anyone could do to literally make your mind and body do these things other than what YOU could do on your own. Of course, we had many people in our lives there to help us when we fell or pick us up when we stumbled. But, you have to recognize that all throughout your life you have overcome, adapted and triumphed in many many ways. The real problem is that most often we dont see ourselves as triumphant, WINNERS in life. We just seem to recognize and point out our failures and how many times we fell down. As Rocky said in the movie we all know... It's not how many times we fall down in life that counts. It's how many times we pick ourselves up and keep going on. That is not just a really cool story, it is a universal truth. So, remember that you are not your past. I mean literally, you are not that 1 year old baby learning to walk. You are not that 2nd or 3rd grader learning to write your name or learn a language. You are not the person that got that first job and learned a skill. You are not your past and you are not even that past version of yourself that you are thinking you are. So stop comparing, filtering and judging your life based on the past. You are not your past. You are however the FUTURE, Improved version of yourself that you DESIRE to create. You see the second principle I want to emphasize is that you MUST learn to Visualize, Accept and Challenge yourself to become the Best Version of You there can be. A key principle to learn is that you MUST start to filter and visualize yourself as the Future Version of yourself in order to truly create Growth, Success and Fulfillment in your life....and most importantly to become Abundant thinking. Abundance is expecting something that you dont already (in the present) have in your life. The reason you can be abundant is that you are always evolving, growing and becoming better. You know this from experience. Right?! It's been happening all your life. So, let's start to get ahead of the curve and CREATE the version of yourself that you KNOW you will become. Are you getting the point I am trying to make... YEAH? I want to suggest that when you stop viewing the past version of yourself and start visualizing and believing the future version of yourself.....miracles will begin to happen in your life. This act of visualizing yours best version of you will provide many benefits to you (at a minimum): You will become more inspired to live that version. You will become more motivated to do the work. Your vision and goals will become more clear and vivid. You will handle situations in a more abundant, positive way. You wont hold yourself to a old standard but a NEW one. You will eliminate the distractions, negativity and destruction of past thoughts of you. You will be more patient with yourself and your learning. You will recognize the growth and small wins more than the losses and failures. And most importantly, you will begin to build unshakable confidence and higher self esteem. Now, I know this whole thought today isn't easy. If it were easy, it wouldn't be hard...Listen to that statement again. If it were easy, it wouldn't be hard. And don't we want growth in our lives? Absolutely, so we want things to challenge us. So I recommend you double down on your daily rituals. I recommend you implement affirmations and I Am statements that remind yourself daily of the best version of yourself that you know you are inside and are becoming each and every day. I know this is the way to create the life you were meant to live and I challenge you to do it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Have an Amazing day and thanks for listening. George Wright III
Imagine planning your wedding by taking the most direct path to your desires. What would that look like for you? What would it feel like? When you're really on the path and following your desire - planning a wedding doesn't have to feel stressful or tight. In today's episode, I invite author & women's empowerment coach, Stacy Trujeque, and women's leadership & business mentor, Victoria C. Lützhøft, to talk all things weddings and marriage! We discuss each of our wedding journeys (including cancellations and surprise pregnancies!) and how to become the woman who can have the wedding you truly desire. We dive into: How to plan a wedding from desire - and the growth that can be found here! The juicy BTS of planning our weddings (pregnancies, cancellations, and so many “shoulds”!) Why your partner may have resistance toward your big desires - and what to do about it What it really means when you start negotiating with your desires The concept of “nothing extra” and how to use it to plan the wedding of YOUR dreams! And more! Connect with Stacy: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stacydoreen/ & https://www.instagram.com/theexaltedwoman/ Connect with Victoria: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_mamavic_/ The Revolutionary Woman, a beyond business next level leadership mastermind: https://www.wellcuratedwellness.com/therevolutionarywoman Waitlist Early Bird for 2022 program now available Explore our website: https://www.desireonfire.com/ Come and join our FB community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DesireOnFire/ And connect with us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/desireonfire/ Connect with Aimee: Check out my instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/aimeebatuski/ Connect with Ellie: Check out my instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/elliemontgomerie
We're joined today by cultural critic, poet, podcaster, and author Nichole Perkins. Her new book, Sometimes I Trip on How Happy We Could Be is a memoir in essays that covers the intimate details of Perkins' life. We talk on this episode about sex writing, setting boundaries, and intended versus actual audience.You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2021/10/06/ep-184-nichole-perkinsThe Stacks Book Club selection for October is Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan, we will discuss the book with October 27th on Nichole Perkins.SUPPORT THE STACKSJoin The Stacks Pack on PatreonConnect with Nichole: Twitter | Instagram | Website | This is Good for You PodcastConnect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Shop | Patreon | Goodreads | SubscribePurchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
TODAY'S HOLY ROSARY PRAYER FOR WEDNESDAY BY THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS - CALM SHORES WITH SOFT MUSIC - FALL ASLEEP PEACEFULLY: 4 Hour Sleep Rosary https://youtu.be/4a-uaEEJOF4 BEST MONDAY ROSARY: Calm Music https://youtu.be/ryTdYnt1eUI ONE HOUR DEVOTION: Complete Rosary https://youtu.be/rrNMRJ5oH-Q A soothing blend of ocean waves on a peaceful beach with gentle music compliment this daily rosary. May this Rosary become a faithful companion to your prayer life. Additional prayer tools at www.rosarywristband.com Have you joined our Membership? For $1.99 a month, you can directly help this channel grow: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXCEpdy0etQAdEHB1z-oTg/join Or consider a donation through PayPal to help us continue creating quality content: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?business=CHerrera720037%40gmail.com&cmd=_donations¤cy_code=USD&item_name=Donation+to+The+Communion+of+Saints&return=https%3A%2F%2Frosarywristband.com%2Fhome Blessings, Chris - The Communion of Saints Email: email@example.com Simply, easy and quick rosary prayers for everyday recitation and reflection. This collection of Catholic rosary videos in english serve as a daily devotion and feature calm background music and nature soundscapes. Choose from audio only or follow along video with all mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous. A short version rosary before sleep, while sleeping or at any time of the day will bring you renewed focus and peace. “Together we pray” (Sign of Cross) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. (The Apostles' Creed) I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into h3ll; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen. (Our Father) Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. (Hail Mary - For our faith) Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinn3rs, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. (Hail Mary - For our hope) (Hail Mary - For charity) (Glory Be) Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. ( 1 ) The First Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection - Fruit of the Mystery: Faith (Our Father) (1-10 Hail Mary) (Glory Be) (Fatima Prayer) O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of h3ll, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your mercy. ( 2 ) The Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension - Fruit of the Mystery: Hope, Desire for Heaven (Our Father) (1-10 Hail Mary) (Glory Be) (Fatima Prayer) ( 3 ) The Third Glorious Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Spirit - Fruit of the Mystery: Wisdom, Love of God (Our Father) (1-10 Hail Mary) (Glory Be) (Fatima Prayer) ( 4 ) The Fourth Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Fruit of the Mystery: Devotion to Mary (Our Father) (1-10 Hail Mary) (Glory Be) (Fatima Prayer) ( 5 ) The Fifth Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Fruit of the Mystery: Eternal Happiness (Our Father) (1-10 Hail Mary) (Glory Be) (Fatima Prayer) (Hail Holy Queen) Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray: O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and Resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant we beseech You, that meditating upon these Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. (Sign of Cross) Visit rosarywristband.com for comfortable one decade rosaries.
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this episode, we have a conversation with Filmmaker, Entrepreneur, and Podcaster Alex Ferrari. In addition to his best-selling books, 'Shooting for the Mob' and 'Rise of the Filmtrepreneur,' we talk about his latest film 'On the Corner of Ego and Desire,' his childhood growing up in Jamaica Queens, NY, where and how he developed his "Hustle" mentality, his infamous Hollywood Video and GameStop arbitrage stories, why he decided to retire from Post Production work, and so much more. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative Love Indie Film? Love the MAKE IT Podcast? Become a True Fan! www.bonsai.film/truefans www.makeit.libsyn.com/podcast ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More About Alex Ferrari ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ www.indiefilmhustle.com IFH Academy www.ifhacademy.com IFHTV: www.indiefilmhustle.tv (The World's First Streaming Service for Filmmakers and Screenwriters) Author of Rise of the Filmtrepreneur: How to Turn Your Indie Film into a Moneymaking Business Shooting for the Mob (Based on the Incredible True Filmmaking Story) Become a Fan: www.facebook.com/indiefilmhustle Follow us @indiefilmhustle Instagram @ifilmhustle Listen to the IFH Podcast: iTunes Listen to the Bulletproof Screenplay Podcast: iTunes Listen to the Filmtrepreneur® Podcast: iTunes #MAKEIT
Michael Kurn – Desire Dream Vision - Southampton born a bred TV presenter and broadcaster Michael Kurn has so far had a career that has taken him across the globe. From major sporting events including the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and FIH Hockey World Cup, to working with national and international broadcasters including the Star Sports (India), Super Sport (Africa), Mola TV (Indonesia), BBC and Talk Sport. Get Michael's book Desire Dream Vision: Three Words that will Change Your Life Michael is a first-timer on the BIDS, where we talk about his work and passion - he's also an author with his last book being “Life Of A Saint” released in March 2020, and is also the founder of Desire Dream Vision. Please support the Break It Down Show by doing a monthly subscription to the show All of the money you invest goes directly to supporting the show! For the of this episode head to Haiku Kurn, it rhymes with burn And his Desire does burn Got Dream, Vision too Similar episodes: - - - Join us in supporting Save the Brave as we battle PTSD. Executive Producer/Host: Pete A Turner Producer: Damjan Gjorgjiev Writer: Dragan Petrovski The Break It Down Show is your favorite best, new podcast, featuring 5 episodes a week with great interviews highlighting world-class guests from a wide array of shows.
Amia Srinivasan joins PTO to talk about her new book, The Right to Sex. We spoke about whether it's legitimate to interrogate our sexual desires and to think about how desire is shaped by patriarchy, racism, capitalism, and heteronormativity. We also talked about why Amia takes the case of so-called incels as the way into discussing those questions. Finally, we considered the anti-pornography critique of Andrea Dworkin and Catharine MacKinnon, and whether their work can be generative in spite of its obvious drawbacks and failings.
Episode 102 of Adapt or Perish is here, and it's time for our Four Year Spectacular! In it, we'll look back at the best (and worst) adaptations that this past year has given us. In this episode we discuss the episodes in which we discussed: The Addams Family High Fidelity Christmas in Connecticut The Manchurian Candidate The Parent Trap 3:10 to Yuma Emma (and Clueless) Valley of the Dolls The Day the Earth Stood Still A Little Princess Wings of Desire and City of Angels The Witches Stuart Little Wuthering Heights Planet of the Apes Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca The Stepford Wives Les Misérables 101 Dalmatians Footnotes: A picture of Enrica Soma, Anjelica Huston's mother @hayleymills_official on Instagram You can follow Adapt or Perish on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and you can find us and all of our show notes online at adaptorperishcast.com. We're also on Patreon! You can find us at patreon.com/adaptcast. We have multiple reward levels, which include access to a patron-only community and a patron-only, biweekly bonus show! We hope to see you there. If you want to send us a question or comment, you can always email us at email@example.com.
How do romantic narratives explore or influence our ideas of which bodies are "desirable"? Dr. Christina Fattore will introduce us to neoliberalism, and we'll discuss how the ideological focus on individual agency influences our ideas of which bodies are most desirable to acquire in romantic partners and how individuals must produce desirable bodies to create "value" in a romantic marketplace. CW: discussion of diet culture, body size, etc.Guest: Dr. Fattore, associate professor of political science and romance reader and writer.Discussed: Neoliberalism, "desirable" bodies, romantic partners according to dominant cultural ideologiesGuest: Dr. Christina FattoreAssociate professor of political science at West Virginia University as well as an avid romance reader. Currently working on a project on romancelandia and political participation, which was featured in the Washington Post.Website: https://christinafattore.org/Find on Twitter: @cfattorewvuShelf Love:Sign up for the email newsletter list | Website | Patreon | Twitter | Instagram | YouTubeEmail: Andrea@shelflovepodcast.comMentioned:Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
In this week's episode we discuss... *Getting out of a "funk" / how to become inspired (again) *The importance of having a "Vision of the Future" *The power you hold in each NOW moment *How powerful desire is and why it is a vital fuel in our lives *Nutrition and it's energetic imprint on the body and energetic field *How to release, clear and forgive *Leaps and evolution in consciousness and what that looks like in a daily practice *Your power and how to awaken to it GO BEYOND My Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pbbunny97yt/ SEDONA March 2022 Retreat Booking & Info Link: http://polinaberegova.mykajabi.com/Sedona DIVINITY Membership: https://shop.pbastrology.com/collections/divinity-the-membership THE UPLEVEL: MASTERCLASS BUNDLE: https://polinaberegova.mykajabi.com/theuplevel The Cosmic Reset: https://polinaberegova.mykajabi.com/cosmic Your 2 Week Abundance Quantum Leap Self-Study Course: https://polinaberegova.mykajabi.com/abundance My Website: PolinaBeregova.com 1-1 Coaching with Me: https://shop.pbastrology.com/collections/1-1-with-me Connect with you again soon, Angel... With so much love, Polina
TODAY'S HOLY ROSARY PRAYER FOR SUNDAY BY THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS - SOFT JAZZ MUSIC - FALL ASLEEP PEACEFULLY: 4 Hour Sleep Rosary https://youtu.be/4a-uaEEJOF4 BEST MONDAY ROSARY: Calm Music https://youtu.be/ryTdYnt1eUI ONE HOUR DEVOTION: Complete Rosary https://youtu.be/rrNMRJ5oH-Q Unwind and relax to soothing jazz music arrangements created in a moment of flowing creativity alongside this daily rosary. May this Rosary become a faithful companion to your prayer life. Additional prayer tools at www.rosarywristband.com Have you joined our Membership? For only $1.99 a month, you can directly help this channel grow: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXCEpdy0etQAdEHB1z-oTg/join Or consider a donation through PayPal to help us continue creating quality content: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?business=CHerrera720037%40gmail.com&cmd=_donations¤cy_code=USD&item_name=Donation+to+The+Communion+of+Saints&return=https%3A%2F%2Frosarywristband.com%2Fhome Blessings, Chris - The Communion of Saints Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Simply, easy and quick rosary prayers for everyday recitation and reflection. This collection of Catholic rosary videos in english serve as a daily devotion and feature calm background music and nature soundscapes. Choose from audio only or follow along video with all mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous. A short version rosary before sleep, while sleeping or at any time of the day will bring you renewed focus and peace. “Together we pray” (Sign of Cross) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. (The Apostles' Creed) I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into h3ll; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen. (Our Father) Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. (Hail Mary - For our faith) Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinn3rs, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. (Hail Mary - For our hope) (Hail Mary - For charity) (Glory Be) Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. ( 1 ) The First Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection - Fruit of the Mystery: Faith (Our Father) (1-10 Hail Mary) (Glory Be) (Fatima Prayer) O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of h3ll, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your mercy. ( 2 ) The Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension - Fruit of the Mystery: Hope, Desire for Heaven (Our Father) (1-10 Hail Mary) (Glory Be) (Fatima Prayer) ( 3 ) The Third Glorious Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Spirit - Fruit of the Mystery: Wisdom, Love of God (Our Father) (1-10 Hail Mary) (Glory Be) (Fatima Prayer) ( 4 ) The Fourth Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Fruit of the Mystery: Devotion to Mary (Our Father) (1-10 Hail Mary) (Glory Be) (Fatima Prayer) ( 5 ) The Fifth Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Fruit of the Mystery: Eternal Happiness (Our Father) (1-10 Hail Mary) (Glory Be) (Fatima Prayer) (Hail Holy Queen) Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray: O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and Resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant we beseech You, that meditating upon these Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. (Sign of Cross) Visit rosarywristband.com for comfortable one decade rosaries.