Every week, we are highlighting a panel from TBRCon2023, looking back on the amazing variety of panels that we had the honor of hosting. This week, join moderator/author Zack Argyle and authors Rob J. Hayes, Michael R. Fletcher, J.D. Evans, T.A. Bruno and Patrice Fitzgerald for a TBRCon2023 author panel on "Are SPFBO & SPSFC Important for Indie Authors?". SUPPORT THE SHOW: - Patreon (for exclusive bonus episodes, author readings, book giveaways and more) - Merch shop (for a selection of tees, tote bags, mugs, notebooks and more) - Subscribe to the FanFiAddict YouTube channel, where this and every other episode of the show is available in full video - Rate and review SFF Addicts on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: email@example.com ABOUT THE PANELISTS: Zack Argyle is the author of The Threadlight Trilogy. Find Zack on X, Amazon and his personal website. Rob J. Hayes is the author of The War Eternal series, the Mortal Techniques series, The Ties That Bind series and more. Find Rob on X, Amazon and his personal website. Michael R. Fletcher is the author of The Obsidian Path series, the Manifest Delusions series, the City of Sacrifice series and more. Find Michael on X, Amazon and his personal website. J.D. Evans is the author of the Mages of the Wheel series. Find J.D. on X, Amazon and her personal website. Patrice Fitzgerald is the co-author of Captain Wu, book one in the Starship Nameless trilogy, and more. Find Patrice on X, Amazon and her personal website. T. A. Bruno is the author of the Song of Kamaria trilogy and Down Below Beyond. Find T. A. on X, Amazon and his personal website. FOLLOW SFF ADDICTS: FanFiAddict Book Blog Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "Into The Grid" by MellauSFX Outro: “Galactic Synthwave” by Divion --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sff-addicts/message
The Witcher family is almost all back together, but first there's more deception happening in the realm and the Mages have a plan to sort things out, a Conclave. Plus, Jaskier has a crush, and a rival to deal with. Join us as Courtney tries to keep up with all the secrets making their way through Aretuza.Twitter: @concentratedpodInstagram: @concentratedpodFacebook: http://facebook.com/concentratedpodcastVoicemail: 301-531-4393Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgBuyMeACoffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/concentratedpodYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTqvXBYCkLcFnVyevMSaBQgConcentrated Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/user/concentratedFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/concentratedpodcast
This lecture discusses the science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula K. Leguin's novel, A Wizard of Earthsea, the first of six Earthsea books It focuses specifically on Ged's education in the high arts of magic at Roke Island. To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2,000 philosophy videos in my main YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/user/gbisadler Purchase A Wizard of Earthsea - amzn.to/2YgnLvv
Mageseeker spoilers 1:34:45 - 2:06:53Rebecca would like to note she's not nearly as pro-Sylas as this episode makes her sound. LOOK I JUST GET HIM OK I WOULD ALSO BE A VILLAIN IN HIS SHOES JUST WITH WAY LESS MUSCLES I AM VERY WEAK.Sylas has sooo much lore, and it's all extremely interesting. Weird! That's probably why this is over two hours long. ------------- WE HAVE MERCH!bit.ly/loreheadmerch Twitter! twitter.com/loreheads Discord! https://t.co/o21E0W4C8z?amp=1 Twitch! twitch.tv/loreheads Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leagueofloreheads Song Title | Sylas, the UnshackledArtist | League of LegendsCourtesy of Riot Games https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/news/community/riot-music-creator-safe-guidelines/Image by Yuri_B from Pixabay - book with sparkles
Every week, we are highlighting a panel from TBRCon2023, looking back on the amazing variety of panels that we had the honor of hosting. This week, join moderator/author Scott Drakeford and authors Nicholas Eames, Josiah Bancroft, M.J. Kuhn and Ren Hutchings for a TBRCon2023 author panel on "What Makes a Compelling Character Ensemble?" SUPPORT THE SHOW: - Patreon (for exclusive bonus episodes, author readings, book giveaways and more) - Merch shop (for a selection of tees, tote bags, mugs, notebooks and more) - Subscribe to the FanFiAddict YouTube channel, where this and every other episode of the show is available in full video - Rate and review SFF Addicts on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: email@example.com ABOUT THE PANELISTS: Scott Drakeford is the author of The Rise of the Mages, his debut novel, as well as co-host of the Publishing Rodeo Podcast. Find Scott on Twitter, Amazon or his personal website. Nicholas Eames is the author of Kings of the Wyld and Bloody Rose, books one and two in his fantasy series The Band. Find Nicholas on Instagram, Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. Josiah Bancroft is the author of The Books of Babel series, including Senlin Ascends, Arm of the Sphinx, The Hod King and The Fall of Babel. Find Josiah on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. M.J. Kuhn is the author of Among Thieves and its sequel Thick as Thieves. Find M.J. on Twitter, Amazon and her personal website. Ren Hutchings is the author of Under Fortunate Stars, her debut novel. Find Ren on Twitter, Amazon or her personal website. FOLLOW SFF ADDICTS: FanFiAddict Book Blog Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "Into The Grid" by MellauSFX Outro: “Galactic Synthwave” by Divion --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sff-addicts/message
With their magic spells, curses, and arcane incantations, the witches, warlocks, and mages of Dark Shadows certainly left a strong and lasting impression upon fans of the show. One of those fans is Laramie Dean, a talented novelist (Black Forest) and playwright (Frankenstein Among the Dead, Dracula, The Gorgon Sisters). The delightful Laramie pays a visit to the podcast for a spirited discussion about Angelique, Nicholas, Judah, Bathia, Petofi, and other wielders of magic in the DS universe. The episode also includes: a geeky side lecture on the depiction of witches in horror films, and a substantial DS opening news segment that includes info about new books, appearances, podcasts, and more! The show ends with shoutouts to several Dark Shadows and DS-adjacent podcasts! ALSO: get thee to the Blue Whale jukebox and dig the terrifyingly tubular new surf rock version of the DS theme song, ‘Surfing the Shadows', performed by Johnny D & The Moonlighters! It also happens to be the new opening theme for Terror at Collinwood! Help support the podcast by donating at Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/terroratcollinwood
Welcome to Mage: The Podcast, a show dedicated to exploring the arcane depths of Mage: The Ascension! Prepare to embark on a spellbinding journey through a world where magic and reality intertwine, where mages wield unimaginable power!
Dal Vangelo di Matteo 20,20-28 In quel tempo, si avvicinò a Gesù la madre dei figli di Zebedèo con i suoi figli e si prostrò per chiedergli qualcosa. Egli le disse: «Che cosa vuoi?». Gli rispose: «Di' che questi miei due figli siedano uno alla tua destra e uno alla tua sinistra nel tuo regno». Rispose Gesù: «Voi non sapete quello che chiedete. Potete bere il calice che io sto per bere?». Gli dicono: «Lo possiamo». Ed egli disse loro: «Il mio calice, lo berrete; però sedere alla mia destra e alla mia sinistra non sta a me concederlo: è per coloro per i quali il Padre mio lo ha preparato». Gli altri dieci, avendo sentito, si sdegnarono con i due fratelli. Ma Gesù li chiamò a sé e disse: «Voi sapete che i governanti delle nazioni dominano su di esse e i capi le opprimono. Tra voi non sarà così; ma chi vuole diventare grande tra voi, sarà vostro servitore e chi vuole essere il primo tra voi, sarà vostro schiavo. Come il Figlio dell'uomo, che non è venuto per farsi servire, ma per servire e dare la propria vita in riscatto per molti». --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/vangelo/message
Make sure to check the rest of the description for all of our social media and charity links, including our Patreon (patreon.com/DoNotRelent)! Patch 10.1.5 continues to sow chaos all over the Dragon Isles, and our gang (Slidewhistle, Immunization, and Aaron) continue to try and contain it! Our Chicago boys have finally experienced traveling through time, Aaron gives us a rundown on how much time he's wasted in just 2 short weeks, and we once again publicly disavow a WoWhead writer. THE BOYS JUST CANNOT BE STOPPED! Please send all your love mail, hate mail, and loose BlizzCon maps to @DoNotRelentPod (Twitter) or on gmail at DoNotRelentPod@gmail.com! We will respond to literally anything and read it on the pod. Find us at: Patreon: patreon.com/DoNotRelent Discord: donotrelent.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/donotrelent Twitter: twitter.com/DoNotRelentPod Livejournal: donotrelentpod.livejournal.com E-Mail: DoNotRelentPod@gmail.com Finally, if you feel so inclined, please rate us on iTunes and bonusroll.gg. We will take a shot on air in your honor! Every rating helps! :D Additionally, here are the links to the charities that Blizzard employees have asked us to support in the wake of the sexual harassment and gender inequality lawsuit: https://www.blackgirlscode.com/ https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/ https://girlswhocode.com/ https://www.rainn.org/ https://womeninanimation.org/ https://www.getwigi.com/
Dal Vangelo di Matteo 9,1-8 In quel tempo, salito su una barca, Gesù passò all'altra riva e giunse nella sua città. Ed ecco, gli portavano un paralitico disteso su un letto. Gesù, vedendo la loro fede, disse al paralitico: «Coraggio, figlio, ti sono perdonati i peccati». Allora alcuni scribi dissero fra sé: «Costui bestemmia». Ma Gesù, conoscendo i loro pensieri, disse: «Perché pensate cose malvagie nel vostro cuore? Che cosa infatti è più facile: dire “Ti sono perdonati i peccati”, oppure dire “Àlzati e cammina”? Ma, perché sappiate che il Figlio dell'uomo ha il potere sulla terra di perdonare i peccati: Àlzati – disse allora al paralitico –, prendi il tuo letto e va' a casa tua». Ed egli si alzò e andò a casa sua. Le folle, vedendo questo, furono prese da timore e resero gloria a Dio che aveva dato un tale potere agli uomini. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/vangelo/message
Non c'è più religione. Ma Gesù dopotutto ne sarebbe contento, forse. D'altronde, non ha scritto nulla. La sua storia non è stata scritta neanche dai suoi discepoli. Evangelizzare è una cosa stupida... Un coming out nella settimana del pride di Bologna...*altrettante
Ellen Evert Hopman is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) and the author of a number of books; Secret Medicines from Your Garden – Plants for Healing, Spirituality, and Magic, The Sacred Herbs of Spring, The Sacred Herbs of Samhain, The Real Witches of New England, A Legacy of Druids – Conversations with Druid leaders from Britain, the USA and Canada, The Priestess of the Forest trilogy of novels, and other volumes. She is the current Archdruid of Tribe of the Oak (Tuatha na Dara) www.tribeoftheoak.com, an international Druid Order based in New England. See all her books and blog at www.elleneverthopman.com Ellen Evert Hopman has been a teacher of herbalism since 1983 and is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. She has been a teacher of Druidism since 1990. She is the author of a number of books; The Sacred Herbs of Spring, The Sacred Herbs of Samhain, The Real Witches of New England, Tree Medicine Tree Magic, Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore, the Priestess of the Forest Druid trilogy of novels, A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine, and other volumes. She has presented at schools and workshops across the United States and Europe. A Druidic initiate since 1984, she is the Arch Druid of Tribe of the Oak www.tribeoftheoak.com, a founding member and former co-Chief of The Order of the White Oak (Ord Na Darach Gile), a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri, an ArchDruidess of the Druid Clan of Dana, and was Vice President of the Henge of Keltria for nine years. She is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages and taught at the Grey School of Wizardry for several years. Find her books and blog at www.elleneverthopman.com now at https://guidetoremoteviewing.comTo listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv*** AND NOW ***The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.comThe ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewpaper.com
Every week, we are highlighting a panel from TBRCon2023, looking back on the amazing variety of panels that we had the honor of hosting. This week, join moderator/author P.L. Stuart and authors Ed McDonald, Premee Mohamed, Ben Galley, Rebecca Zahabi and Scott Drakeford for a TBRCon2023 author panel on "Hard vs. Soft Magic Systems." SUPPORT THE SHOW: - Patreon (for exclusive bonus episodes, author readings, book giveaways and more) - Merch shop (for a selection of tees, tote bags, mugs, notebooks and more) - Subscribe to the FanFiAddict YouTube channel, where this and every other episode of the show is available in full video - Rate and review SFF Addicts on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: firstname.lastname@example.org ABOUT THE PANELISTS: P.L. Stuart is a podcaster, blogger and author of The Drowned Kingdom series. Find P.L. on Twitter, Amazon or his personal website. Ed McDonald is an author, medieval historian and a practitioner of Historical European Martial Arts. His works include the Raven's Mark series, comprised of Blackwing and its sequels, Ravencry and Crowfall, as well as Daughter of Redwinter, his newest release. Find Ed on Twitter or his personal website. Premee Mohamed is an environmental scientist and author of Beneath the Rising, The Annual Migration of Clouds and more. Find Premee on Twitter, Amazon and her personal website. Ben Galley is the author of the Emaneska Series, The Scalussen Chronicles and much more. Find Ben on Twitter or his personal website. Rebecca Zahabi is the author of The Collarbound and The Game Weavers. Find Rebecca on Amazon or her personal website. Scott Drakeford is the author of The Rise of the Mages, his debut novel, as well as co-host of the Publishing Rodeo Podcast. Find Scott on Twitter, Amazon or his personal website. FOLLOW SFF ADDICTS: FanFiAddict Book Blog Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "Into The Grid" by MellauSFX Outro: “Galactic Synthwave” by Divion --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sff-addicts/message
From vulva and labia discussion, to leaking nipples, to ghost kicks, this episode covers it all. Tune in for the realness you didn't know you needed to know, before giving birth and stepping into the mother archetype. Discussion on all things around the transition to mother, including co-regulation, mental health, and relationships between two friends is the catharsis you didn't know you needed (at least that's how we felt!)
Overwatch 2 lied to us, Diablo 4 is probably lying to us, but thank god, Blizzcon is still on this years! Then we've got potential for a Zelda Movie, and of course we're gonna talk about Tears of the Kingdom. Also, we discuss upcoming games Warlander and Age of Wonders 4, and we've got rumors of a Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater remake, and a brand new Metal Gear Solid. What does a Metal Gear solid game look like without Kojima? Let's talk about that. Then we've got announcements about announcements announcing. Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition approved by EU regulators BlizzCon Returns This November Blizzard is scrapping Overwatch 2 hero missions and progression: 'It's clear that we can't deliver on the original vision for PvE' Longtime Zelda Producer "For Sure" Interested In Television Or Movie Adaptation Warlander - Harness the almighty powers of god-like Warriors, Clerics, and Mages, with a unique style that mashes a Medieval-inspired setting, Fantastical items and abilities…and…EVEN POWERFUL ROBOTS! Master siege weapons and cataclysmic spells to control the battlefield and destroy the enemy's core! - Toylogic Inc. (Steam, Out Now) Age of Wonders 4 - Rule a fantasy realm of your own design! Explore new magical realms in Age of Wonders' signature blend of 4X strategy and turn-based tactical combat. Control a faction that grows and changes as you expand your empire with each turn! - Triumph Studios (Steam, Available Now) Rumor: Metal Gear Solid Series' Revival is Imminent (Also State of Play announcement) Xbox Games Showcase set to air in June 2023 Steam Announces Its Next Big Demo Event
Lauren is a movement educator and specialist, and a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and mama to Lila. She's here today to share her birth story which is so full of details surrounding boundary holding, intuition, and the preparations she did to feel empowered. Similar to our episode with doula Hehe Stewart, (listen here), Lauren chats all about how important it was to have her birth team on board with her plans. In addition to her birth story, we go deep into pelvic floor preparation and healing, and Lauren busts some myths for us too. Stay tuned for part 2! Sign Up: Prenatal Preparation for Postpartum Restoration workshop, where Garrett will be speaking postpartum mindset! Follow Lauren on IG: @mind.body.vitality Website: www.mindandbodyvitality.com _____________________________________ Connect with our host on IG: @garrettnwood Sign-up for the kozēkozē newsletter here. Follow kozēkozē on IG: @kozekozemama Podcast Instagram for details on past guests: @kozekozepodcast Follow Garrett on TikTok: @kozekozemama GET ON THE WAITLIST FOR THE 2nd ANNUAL FULL CIRCLE FEMININE WELLNESS RETREAT If you like Garrett's voice, check out her meditations here. email garrett: email@example.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kozekoze/message
I talk about the 12 Week Year and my post course review and thoughts about my 6 Week Concept Art I took at Mages. - CG BOSS Links: beacons.ai/cgboss Follow Me on Artstation: https://www.artstation.com/weiqing All My Social Links: https://beacons.ai/weiqing - Notes: 12 Week Year --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cgboss/message
Gesù ci ha dato l'esempio perfetto di come essere leoni per lui, senza innalzarci e senza essere aggressivi, ma restando fermi nella nostra fede per essere una testimonianza per gli altri ed un aiuto per coloro che lo cercano. ---Predicatrice: Lucia Pedoto CLICCA SUL TITOLO PER ASCOLTARE IL MESSAGGIOTempo di lettura: 14 minutiTempo di ascolto audio/visione video: 22 minutiQualche settimana fa abbiamo parlato del nostro Gesù che è il leone e agnello nello stesso tempo. Abbiamo detto che è forte, ruggente come un leone; è un re che non verrà mai più smosso. Ma allo stesso tempo è agnello; si è immolato per noi, è morto per noi, si è fatto maltrattare senza proferire parola.E c'eravamo lasciati con un punto di domanda: “Come possiamo noi essere leoni e agnelli come Gesù?” Ne parleremo oggi e la prossima volta che predicherò. E partirei da questo versetto: "Siate dunque imitatori di Dio, come figli amati" (Efesini 5:1)Mi è piaciuta molto e la volevo condividere con voi la traduzione di The Message, perché la vedo molto pratica; è più facile da capire"Guarda cosa fa Dio e poi fallo, come i bambini che imparano il comportamento corretto dai propri genitori." (trad. Bibbia "The Message")Perciò la prima cosa da fare se vogliamo essere imitatori di Gesù , è vedere Gesù cosa fa. Quindi oggi vedremo tre comportamenti di Gesù che possono aiutarci a diventare dei leoni, dei leoni spirituali, dei leoni nella vita.Questo che leggeremo tra poco è il primo aneddoto che c'è nellaBibbia di quello che ha detto e fatto Gesù in tutta la sua opera grandiosa qui sulla Terra con noi, e Dio ha voluto che sapessimo questo.Stiamo parlando di un Gesù che ha dodici anni; c'è qualcuno che ha dodici anni qui dentro? Non imbrogliate eh, vi faccio tirar fuori le carte d'identità! Ce l'abbiamo un dodicenne? Si, mio figlio Giovanni è un dodicenne e non servono documenti perché c'ero, me lo ricordo... sì ha dodici anni.Si avvicinava il periodo di festeggiamenti di Pasqua; Gesù, Maria e Giuseppe partono a piedi da Nazareth per andare a Gerusalemme. Erano in tantissimi; era una lunga carovana di persone perché piano piano che passavano nei paesi altri si accodava a questa carovana e insieme si andava a piedi a festeggiare questa Pasqua a Gerusalemme, che vi ricordo, lo sapete già, a quei tempi la Pasqua era il ricordo e il festeggiamento dell'Esodo, di Dio che aveva liberato il popolo d'Israele dall'Egitto.Cosa succede? Vanno a Gerusalemme, festeggiano la Pasqua, si rimettono in cammino, prendono “armi, bagagli e bagattelle” e partono; dopo un giorno di cammino Maria (tipo come nel film “Mamma ho perso l'aereo”) realizza che era un po' che non vedeva Gesù. Inizia a chiedere a quelli che erano con loro, parenti e amici, se l 'avessero visto... ma non c'era! Cosa fanno, dopo un giorno di cammino a piedi? Tornano a Gerusalemme, lo cercano, e dopo tre giorni lo trovano: era nel Tempio! Mi veniva da ridere, perché pensavo alla versione italiana di Maria: “No Gesù! Ma dove eri? Mi ha fatto venire i capelli bianchi! Mannaggia a me, ma perché non sono stata ferma! No tu mi farai cascare tutti i capelli! Io sono disperata, non ce la faccio a stati dietro!”Invece credo che Maria non abbia reagito così; io credo che Maria, quando ha visto Gesù nel Tempio, abbia guardato questo ragazzo, il suo amato figlio, e abbia pensato: “Ci siamo, sta per essere svelato al mondo chi veramente è lui.” E quindi gli ha semplicemente cosa fosse successo; e Gesù con la sua pace inimitabile, con la pace che solo lui può avere risponde a dodici anni così:"Ed egli disse loro: «Perché mi cercavate? Non sapevate che io dovevo trovarmi nella casa del Padre mio?»" (Luca 2:49)Perché il Signore voleva che sapessimo questo? Ha fatto talmente tante cose grandi Gesù, guarigioni per tutti i peccati... Ma la prima cosa in assoluto che ha fatto è stata una dichiarazione di fede: dobbiamo partire da lì. Quello è il punto di partenza; era nel tempio con dei maestri con degli esperti della Parola, eppure loro si meravigliavano di lui, della saggezza che aveva, delle cose e delle risposte che dava. Era veramente un leone, un leone ruggente.Quindi, cosa possiamo fare noi per imitare in queste cose Gesù?"...glorificate il Cristo come Signore nei vostri cuori. Siate sempre pronti a rendere conto della speranza che è in voi a tutti quelli che vi chiedono spiegazioni..." (1Pietro 3:15)"Infatti non mi vergogno del vangelo; perché esso è potenza di Dio per la salvezza di chiunque crede, del Giudeo prima e poi del Greco." (Romani 1:16)Perciò partiamo da questo per essere dei veri leoni ruggenti nella fede e nella vita di tutti i giorni: dobbiamo dichiarare in chi crediamo. Certo con mansuetudine e non con prepotenza e con insistenza, ma con mansuetudine dobbiamo cercare sempre il modo di poter dire: “Io credo in Gesù.” Per esempio, quando ci chiedono: “Ma perché sei gioiosa e fiduciosa? Non hai lavoro, hai mille malattie, mille problemi a casa... ma che hai per essere gioiosa speranzosa?". Si, ho Gesù. La mia speranza viene dal Signore, da qualcosa che non è qui in questo momento e che tu puoi toccare. Ma una cosa che io ho nel cuore e che arriverà. Una speranza certa, la speranza della certezza che Gesù tornerà; e non mi serve nient'altro.Esistono due tipi di paure o di vergogna nel proclamare la propria fede. C'è la paura fisica, che hanno sicuramente i nostri fratelli credenti che vivono nelle zone dove i cristiani sono ancora perseguitati. Una paura reale, tangibile: torture e morte.E poi c'è la nostra la nostra; è meno evidente, ma non è da sottovalutare. La nostra è una paura sociale. Nel mondo in cui viviamo, dove tutto è velocissimo, dove quello che voglio lo voglio ora, e tutto è perfetto tutto è a mia disposizione, e devo essere io al centro dell'universo, dichiarare di essere credenti in Gesù spesso ci rende agli occhi delle persone fanatici, illusi, sciocchi.A me è capitato anche che mi dicessero: “Ma sei intelligente, ancora stai a pensare a Gesù?”. E il credere in Gesù ti sminuisce. Quindi non è poca questa paura; la paura di essere umiliati. Io penso ai miei figli, che sono quasi adolescenti: ma quanto bisogna essere coraggiosi per essere in un gruppo di adolescenti che pensano alle ragazze, che già vedono immagini non propriamente pulite, che già pensano ai primi vizi da poter prendere, dire: “Ma io credo in Gesù!”. Per me è un atto di veramente di coraggio.Oppure un lavoratore che sta con i colleghi; si prendono una birretta a fine turno, fanno quattro chiacchiere dove si parla di qualsiasi cosa: “Io sono credente!”. Ci vuole coraggio. Ci siamo trovati tutti in questa situazione; non è facile e questo che significa veramente essere leoni, proclamare la propria fede. E vi dico una cosa , e questa ve la garantisco: se dite in un gruppo di persone che siete credenti, sicuramente l' per lì si fanno coraggio l'uno con l'altro e vi prendono in giro, ma vi assicuro che almeno uno di loro vi verrà a chiedere qualche cosa, un approfondimento, una spiegazione. Verrà in privato vi manderà un messaggio... Perché il seme di Dio da qualche parte arriva sempre. E chi lo sa che una semplice dichiarazione di fede vi possa portare ad essere vi quello che abbiamo detto qualche predicazione fa, un ponte tra quella persona e Gesù.Cosa altro ha fatto Gesù che noi possiamo imitare? Ecco la seconda cosa"Allora Gesù gli disse: «Vattene, Satana, poiché sta scritto: “Adora il Signore Dio tuo e a lui solo rendi il culto”». Allora il diavolo lo lasciò, ed ecco degli angeli si avvicinarono a lui e lo servivano." (Matteo 4:10-11)Che cos'altro ha fatto Gesù? Ha resistito alle tentazioni, e l'ha fatto da uomo, lo abbiamo detto più volte.Parliamo spesso di questo argomento, però oggi con voi mi andava di parlare non delle cose più eclatanti, le tentazioni della droga, dell'alcol, la violenza, la prostituzione, la pornografia, perché queste infatti servono talvolta a crearci un alibi: “Io non bevo, non mi drogo, non vado a prostitute, non vedo porno, per cui sono fuori da questo discorso!”.Io parlo di quelle tentazioni radicate proprio dentro all'uomo, quelle che sono nate con noi. Ma quanto è dolce parlar male di qualcuno che vi ha fatto un torto? Ma quanto è bello sfogare la rabbia con le parolacce e tirare un oggetto quando siete nervosi? Ma quanto è piacevole di una bella parolaccia quando vi cade qualcosa dalle mani o state preparando qualcosa che non vi riesce? E che soddisfazione è quando va male qualcosa a qualcuno che vi ha fatto un torto?Io credo che questo sia capitato almeno una volta a tutti noi... Almeno una volta al giorno, ragazzi! Questo è proprio come siamo fatti; noi siamo impastati proprio così. Oppure, quando voglio fare quell'imbroglietto e recupero qualche soldino... tanto lo posso fare!Vi capita mai di uscire di casa con tutti i buoni intenti? Io ad esempio sto in un posto di lavoro dove l'asticella delle mie arrabbiature la devo sempre alzare di più; perché la vita è come una palestra, noi qui siamo per allenare i nostri muscoli spirituali a migliorarci sempre di più e a cercare di fare meno degli errori perché poi, quando impareremo a fare meno quelli, ci saranno altri errori da correggere.Quando io vado al lavoro, prego per tutto il tragitto; e anche quando sto mettendo il primo piede dentro e si aprono le porte, dico: “Signore per favore aiutami a resistere.”. Ma non tanto a resistere perché quello a cui tu resisti prima o poi ti cade addosso; immaginatevi di tenere la porta di un armadio pienissimo di vestiti: tenete la porta perché altrimenti vi vengono tutti addosso. Quanto si può resistere? Cinque, dieci minuti? Non potrete restare tutta la vita a reggere la porta... e prima o poi vi cadranno addosso. Quindi quando si parla di tentazioni usiamo sempre la parola resistere, perché è la più facile; ma dobbiamo proprio cercare e chiedere a Dio di farcele scivolare da addosso, così che non siano più attraenti per noi.Quindi io entro e dico: “Signore per favore, aiutami!” E puntualmente Satana, che è intelligentissimo almeno in questo, trama e ordisce un sistema, prepara proprio la situazione ideale perché tu possa sbagliare. Io arrivo, e puntualmente succede qualcosa che mi manderebbe in escandescenza. A volte riesco a controllarmi e a volte no e non me ne faccio più una colpa; quando non ci riesco faccio un sospiro e dico: “Ok, la prossima volta ce la farò!” E' questo quello che la Bibbia ci insegna:"Nessuna tentazione vi ha colti, che non sia stata umana; però Dio è fedele e non permetterà che siate tentati oltre le vostre forze; ma con la tentazione vi darà anche la via di uscirne, affinché la possiate sopportare." (1 Corinzi 10:13)"Sottomettetevi dunque a Dio; ma resistete al diavolo, ed egli fuggirà da voi.” (Giacomo 4:7)Questa è una promessa da Gesù; il diavolo fugge quando capisce che quello scenario non vi sconvolge più, se ne va.... Magari va a preparare qualche altra cosa, lo sapete già! Però quella battaglia, almeno quella è vinta.Abbiamo detto prima di proclamare la propria fede senza pensare al giudizio degli altri; bisogna essere leoni, ma è comunque più facile di lottare contro se stessi. E allora dobbiamo cercare di farci scivolare addosso le tentazioni, resisterle per parlare più facilmente. Bisogna essere dei veri e propri leoni, con delle belle zampe piantate per terra che neanche la tempesta ti può smuovere.Però sappiamo che non siamo soli in questo; la Bibbia e il Signore ci dice che siamo aiutati dallo Spirito Santo che ci consiglia.Lo Spirito santo è l'altra vocina. C'è una vocina che ti dice rispondere sgarbatamente e aggressivamente, e poi c'è quell'altra vocina che dice: “Non si fa, si arrabbiati ma non peccare.” Lo Spirito Santo che ci aiuta in quelle che spesso Marco (ex pastore della nostra chiesa NDR) chiama “preghiere a microonde”, preghiere immediate; sto per cadere sempre in quello sbaglio, e prego: ”Signore, aiutami, non mi far sbagliare stavolta!”. La preghiera, e i versetti che vi vengono in mente! Leggere la Bibbia perché, in ogni secondo lo Spirito Santo tira fuori dalla memoria qualche versetto che ci può incoraggiare in quel momento.Come dicevo prima, spesso si parla delle grandi tentazioni (alcol, droga, ecc.) ma per quelle è più facile distinguerle, perché sono evidenti perché sono innegabili; ma queste piccole, queste cosine sono proprio quelle che inquinano il mondo. Questo mondo va così grandemente male perché ci sono questi piccoli condotti di cattiveria, di veleno che inquinano quello che ci sta intorno. Ovviamente il Signore sa che siamo umani, che cadiamo, ed è sempre lì pronto a perdonarci, l'importante è rendersene cono e cercare di tenere duro. Terza cosa che vediamo oggi di ciò che ha fatto Gesù e che dovremmo imitare:“Mentre Gesù era a tavola in casa, sopraggiunsero molti pubblicani e peccatori e si misero a tavola con Gesù e con i suoi discepoli. I farisei, veduto ciò, dicevano ai suoi discepoli: «Perché il vostro maestro mangia con i pubblicani e con i peccatori?» Ma Gesù, avendoli uditi, disse: «Non sono i sani che hanno bisogno del medico, ma i malati." (Matteo 9:10-12)In genere questo versetto lo leggiamo per parlare sempre della grandezza di Gesù che è venuto per curare e per portare la Parola che ha bisogno di lui; invece io oggi vorrei farvelo vedere sotto un altro aspetto. Noi, che siamo peccatori, siamo tutti i giorni con i peccatori più o meno di noi; non abbiamo bisogno di cercarli, e è qui che ci chiama il Signore; in questo tempo, in questo momento.Ma quanto bisogna essere forti per stare in mezzo ai peccatori e rimanere integri! Quanto devo essere forte per vedere che, dove lavoro, tutti arrotondano lo stipendio allungando le mani e non tu, tu vai avanti per la tua strada ? Quanto è difficile stare con un gruppo di amici che hanno le mia età che però il sabato sera si divertono ad ubriacarsi e magari a dare fastidio alle ragazze, a rompere le macchine delle persone che dormono nei palazzi, a distruggere le città? E io devo vivere in mezzo a loro, ma stando fermo nella mia fede. Oppure sto con i colleghi che mi dicono: “Ma sì, dai! Stasera andiamo in quel night che ti importa? Chi ti dice niente?” e i tuoi piedi devono essere sempre saldi e non vacillare.Questo significa essere leoni; cercare di affrontare le cose di tutti i giorni rimanendo ovunque saldi. E questo Paolo ce lo dice bene:"Poiché, pur essendo libero da tutti, mi sono fatto servo di tutti, per guadagnarne il maggior numero; con i Giudei mi sono fatto giudeo, per guadagnare i Giudei; con quelli che sono sotto la legge mi sono fatto come uno che è sotto la legge (benché io stesso non sia sottoposto alla legge), per guadagnare quelli che sono sotto la legge; con quelli che sono senza legge mi sono fatto come se fossi senza legge (pur non essendo senza la legge di Dio, ma essendo sotto la legge di Cristo), per guadagnare quelli che sono senza legge. Con i deboli mi sono fatto debole, per guadagnare i deboli; mi sono fatto ogni cosa a tutti, per salvarne ad ogni modo alcuni. E faccio tutto per il vangelo, al fine di esserne partecipe insieme ad altri." (1 Corinzi 9:19-23)Paolo, come Gesù, ha frequentato quelli che si possono considerare i peggiori della società, ma sempre rimanendo Paolo. Certo, qui stiamo parlando di Gesù e Paolo, abbiamo dei bei modelli tosti da seguire; ma è questo che ci chiamano a fare tutti i giorni.Gesù stava sì con i pubblicani, con i peccatori, si è fatto baciare i piedi da una prostituta, l'ha perdonata per quello che aveva fatto, ha preso come discepolo un esattore delle tasse, passava per la strada, ha visto Zaccheo sull'albero, l'ha fatto scendere e è andato a casa sua per mangiare con lui e quel giorno se è subito convertito, ha cambiato il suo comportamento. Perciò è necessario che noi stiamo in mezzo agli altri; non possiamo pensare di rimanere integri stanno sempre tra i fratelli o da soli. Noi siamo chiamati a stare in mezzo al mondo; e lì che bisogna vedere, come dicevamo prima, se riusciamo a resistere alle tentazioni. Perché dobbiamo fare tutto questo? La Bibbia ci dice:“Sfòrzati di presentare te stesso davanti a Dio come un uomo approvato, un operaio che non abbia di che vergognarsi, che tagli rettamente la parola della verità." (2 Timoteo 2:15)Lo vedete come comincia il versetto? “Sforzati di presentare te stesso”; ci lascia uno spiraglio un piccolo margine di perfezione. Il Signore lo sa che non saremo mai perfetti; aggiustata una parte del nostro carattere, sicuramente ce ne sarà un'altra da sistemare. Ma lui è questo che valuterà: quanto ci siamo sforzati, quanto abbiamo preferito seguire la sua retta via piuttosto che abbandonarci alle piacevolezze del mondo. Questo significa essere leoni. Leoni come Gesù lo è stato.La prossima volta vedremo che significhi essere agnelli, imitando Gesù e vi lascio questo riassunto: Gesù Gesù con il suo esempio ci insegna che dobbiamo proclamare la nostra fede in Dio sempre e comunque, imparare a resistere alla tentazione e restare integri nel mondo ma senza farci influenzare dalle cose del mondo.Preghiamo.GUARDA LE DIAPOSITIVE DEL MESSAGGIOGUARDA IL MESSAGGIO IN BASSA RISOLUZIONE SU FACEBOOKGUARDA IL MESSAGGIO IN BASSA RISOLUZIONE SU INSTAGRAM---GUARDA IL VIDEO DEL MESSAGGIO IN HD
Danger is an ever-present Theme in Tabletop Roleplaying, constantly Characters face off against Mages, Demons, and Dragons in stories that put the fate of an entire world on the line. Player Characters put themselves on the line to fight off a villain, save a town from destruction, and destroy a magical artifact, they face danger every day in TTRPGs, but why is that? That is exactly what we answer today. We discuss why it is dangerous situations that put everything on the line that we crave so much when playing D&D and TTRPGs. Danger often means Challenges, Risks, and Choices, these things create Player Agency and Drama, two things we desperately seek when playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. And we will discuss exactly how you can create Drama-filled Moments of Bold Choices, Incredible Storytelling, and Risky Action using Danger in today's episode! Our Midroll Music is "Midnight Tale" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Our Outro Music is "Ascending the Vale" Kevin MacLeod (imcompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ You can find us on the Web under these Links: https://www.doubledm.com/ https://twitter.com/DoubleDMpod https://www.instagram.com/doubledmpod/?hl=de https://ko-fi.com/doubledm If you want to reach out to us via E-Mail use: firstname.lastname@example.org --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/doubledm/message
Caffeinators, if your morning cup of coffee doesn't open your eyes, this episode surely will! Alyssa Mages, BS, CVT, recently came by the Vet Tech Cafe and knocked our socks off. We covered so much ground in this episode, but at the same time, every little thing we discussed could've been its own hour of discussion. She's a founder of Empowering Veterinary Teams, and that was where the bulk of the discussion lies-what that looks like, what they do, how it started... you know we love to talk about veterinary technician entrepreneurs! We covered training, utilization, and a whole host of other topics. She's also a Board member of Pawsibilities, and we cover that as well. Just listen, we promise you'll dig this one! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vettechcafe Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vettechcafepodcast Like and Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMDTKdfOaqSW0Mv3Uoi33qg Our website: https://www.vettechcafe.com/ Vet Tech Cafe Merch: https://www.vettechcafe.com/merch If you would like to help us cover our podcast expenses, we'd appreciate any support you give through Patreon. We do this podcast and our YouTube channel content to support the veterinary technicians out there and do not expect anything in return! We thank you for all you do.
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Read transcript It's time for Press B's March Radness! A month long celebration of salt and tears as each week in March we do bracket tournment style episodes. On this week's episode of Press B, join our hosts as they dive into the world of video game villains and battle it out to crown the ultimate bad guy! We've assembled (scientifically and randomized) brackets of 12 of the most iconic and memorable video game villains, from Bowser to Sephiroth to GLaDOS. Listen in as they debate and discuss each villain's strengths, weaknesses, and overall impact on their respective game's story and gameplay. Who will come out on top and be crowned the ultimate video game villain? Tune in to find out! Press B To Cancel now on Youtube! For updates and more episodes please visit our website www.pressbtocancel.com, or find us on Twitter @pressbtocancel and Instagram @pressbtocancel. Special thanks to The Last Ancient on SoundCloud for our podcast theme. Transcript: Chard (A): If he dies, he dies. Greatest video game vitillins today on. Wulff (B): Um. Chard (A): Welcome, everybody, back to another actual, live bless you episode of Presbyter cancel tonight. I am the blessed host of this evening's episode. But I'm not alone. As Jake say. No, I'm not alone. I'm with four of the greatest villains I know running amongst us here. Jake, how are you, sir? Jake (C): I'm doing good. Thanks for being having me back. Chard (A): Thanks for being having back. Thanks for being having back, too. You hit me. I'm just werewolf. Jake (C): I'm distracted setting shit up and oh, crap. Chard (A): How are you set up if we're running? Jake (C): I always set stuff up. Sins (D): The intro. Chard (A): No, even every mad scientist has an evil contraption werewolf. How are you, sir? No. Wulff (B): Is the audio long? Sins (D): There we go. Chard (A): There it is. Wulff (B): Okay, so I unmuted after the sneeze. Cool. Chard (A): It works. Wulff (B): Just muted after the sneeze. Great. Chard (A): Your reverse machines work great. Wulff (B): I apologize for that sneeze. Sins (D): Hey, I caught a light sneeze. Chard (A): Of the evening. I guess I also made my own pretty hate machine. Citistar, how are you? Sins (D): I am Valaneous tonight. Chard (A): There's a pill for that GP. How are you? No whimsical, friend. GP (E): Speaking of Charlie, speaking of whatever those erection pills were that you sent me, they are nuts if we can keep this episode under 2 hours, because at the end of about an hour and a half from now, I will need to go to the Er. Two and a half hours ago, my. Chard (A): Wife accidentally washed those pills, and now I cannot get my pants to fold. Guys, just as bad as that joke are these people that are on our list today. You like that, Segue? Jake (C): That's pretty damn smooth. GP (E): We go hard. Chard (A): We do in the paint, as a matter of fact. Sports reference. Sports ball. Sins (D): Sports ball. Chard (A): Guys, it is march. Radness. We continue fourth on our continuation of brackets bracketeering the brack on tears. Isn't that a Jack White band? No, we're talking music, and we're definitely talking music and sports today. And unfortunately, these guys have come along. We're going to break these guys down. We have several selected villains that we are going to do in our own scientifically, whimsical, Canadian lies way of discussing who tyrannically. Sorry, tyrannically is what I meant to say. Jake (C): I have whimsical back. I'd rather be whimsical. But, you know, out of our no. Chard (A): There'S no Whimsical out of our list of these people. Now, we know there's other villains out there. We dug very deep on the surface of these to try and figure out which one of these villains would be good. Some you'll know, some we won't know. It'll happen, trust me. And some you will probably rant rave that these were poor choices, but guess what? We're the host, so we pick what we want, because that's how things work around here. Sins (D): If it's not on our list, call out in the comments or come yell at us in discord there you go. Chard (A): Yeah, that 100% of us have full time jobs. It's very difficult to find a list when you're having people yelling at you all day. Well, okay. Sorry. 90% of us. Wow. Sins (D): Jeff throwing down early. Chard (A): Time job. Wulff (B): You take care of it. Chard (A): That's not easy. That beautiful background behind you. That's beautiful. That's hard work. Wulff (B): I don't get to see it as. Sins (D): Much as I used to in Chat. Jeff's throwing down early. GP (E): Let's ease up on the spoilers. Chard (A): What do you think? Jake (C): Kafka may not even be there. Sins (D): Kefa didn't make our list. Jake (C): Yeah, he's a small time you guys. Chard (A): Are using the Kafka didn't make our list. Chard Monk didn't make the stream. Wulff (B): All right. Chard (A): It's kind of a one, and it's like, if there's one thing that comes with me everywhere, that's not my wife, it's Kefca. Let's just be honest, all right? I do. I'm trying to get a Kefca tattoo, as a matter of fact. That's not a joke. That's true. Let's go ahead and fire things off. We're going to start with our first two villain matchup back to back here. Our first selection is Joker Mark Hamill. Sins (D): Mark, joker. GP (E): Need to specify that. Chard (A): And Bowser from Mario from the Mario Brothers series. Jake (C): The Marios. Yeah. Sins (D): We're specifically talking video game versions of these villains. So Joker, Mark Hamill, I know that there's similarities, but it is the video game arkham series and not the cartoon series, where he's the Joker. Jake (C): Right. He's great in both, but specifically the video game in this case. Yes. GP (E): Also, when we're talking about let's read. Chard (A): Everything'S about video games here. Right. GP (E): But also, is the metric or the rubric that we are saying for best villain, meaning, like, most iconic, most likable, most successful. What's the metric here? Jake (C): I think we have to be well rounded with this. Right. We have to look at their impact in the game, their successes, their character. I think it's a well rounded we should look at all angles when we're talking about these villains. GP (E): Yeah, agreed. Wulff (B): Yeah. Chard (A): We got to think about some longevity issues that are in here too, because Bowser has been an iconic villain for a long time, while the Joker has been an iconic villain, but not in video game tropes for as long as Bowser. Jake (C): Okay. Sins (D): And if we do look at backstory, then Joker actually comes all the way in from whatever 1930s or 40s or whatever it was, right? If we're talking backstory. Chard (A): Right. Not joaquin. Phoenix's. Joker, by the way. Sins (D): No. Chard (A): Still a great movie. Jake (C): No. GP (E): I could do an entire podcast episode on why that movie upset me. Chard (A): All right, who wants to go round robin on this first? I'll go. I'll tell you what, I'm going to just announce this right now. I know Sinister said he would go last, but I'll tell you what, as the host, I will be the tiebreaker of going last. I will make that decision. Sins (D): This is how Kefco wins call me a tyrant. This is how Kefko wins. Chard (A): I'm trying to ease everybody's mind on here. Although I do like it when GP says, all right, Char, well, you and I, our opinions don't matter. So what do you pick? GP (E): I'm going to go and call it Chard. You and I, our opinions don't matter. Chard (A): So who wants to go first in this round? Jake (C): I'll go for this one. Yeah. The randomized brackets are really cruel here because this is a tough matchup. I mean, Bowser is one of the longest standing video game villains. It was randomized. We discussed this off this, off the stream. It's randomized, scientifically, accurately, through the AI. Anyway, bowser has been a longtime villain, but Mark Hamill, forget the animated series, forget everything else in his career. Just the arkham joker, like Arkham city and Arkham Asylum. He is so good. His voice acting is just iconic as this villain. He's chilling. He's just scary. He's such a great villain and such a great performance in the Arkan games. I mean, Bowser is great and all, and he's a big part of the Mario franchise. But I mean, come on. Joker, I think, is the villain. I think he's like, such an iconic villain. I like Bowser, but I think especially the more recent Mario games where they had the opportunity for things like me voice acting or a story, they don't really do that right. Like, even in Mario Odyssey, the story was Bowser's kidnapping Peach to get married. It makes no sense, and it's barely even a damn plot. So even though he's like, iconic looking, he's not really impactful in the storylines to Mario. Not that there is one to begin with. I mean, he's memorable, I guess, because of nostalgia. But I think Mark Campbell's performance as the joker in Arkham is so damn good. Sins (D): All right, I want to go next. That's why I was holding up my finger there. Chard (A): Because I was getting my bingo card out? Sins (D): No, because I was going to make the argument, you already did this, but I guess I'm going to probably drive it home a little bit. Bowser, while being a long term video game villain, he hasn't actively tried to murder at mass levels. His whole goal is to marry Peach and rule the mushroom kingdom. Right? And then here's the Joker who has literally tried to kill everyone through infection or some other whatever, and he does it with almost a lack of reasoning or care. We've done this trope before, but some people just want to watch, so well. Ben right. GP (E): Specifically, your Mark Hamill impression is horrible. Sins (D): It is. Chard (A): I thought that was Bowser. GP (E): I should have said that. Jake (C): Jack black. Sins (D): But one thing I want to point out, and this happened, I think this was in Arkham Asylum. The first of kind of the video games that we're talking about at the end, he actually has destroyed the cure and he is infected and he knows that Batman is going to save him. And so he goes into this just balls to the wall. Because he knows that no matter how bad of a villain he is, his hero is going to save him because he knows Batman is that good. And so he is just that bad that he is like I will destroy my chances of even surviving this because I know that the hero is going to save me. So I also vote joker. GP (E): Interesting. I hear what you're saying, Sinistar, and also I hear what you're saying, daddy, but I think that it's tough. I think the more iconic villain here in terms of video games is going to have to be Bowser. Which villain do I find more ultimately captivating? Interesting? Would I rather party with all those things going to go to the Joker? But if we're just talking across the spectrum of pop culture, I don't know, it's tough. If the Joker did not exist in movies, TV shows, or anything other than the Arkham series, I don't think he would be as prolific as Bowser, who is primarily in the video games. Yes, he's been in some movies, dennis Hopper, but that's not what he's known for. Sins (D): We don't talk about Super Mario Brothers. Jake (C): Yeah. Chard (A): John Lang Guizamo was excellent as an Italian plumber. GP (E): Okay, first off, John Lang Guizamo is great in about anything. I'll watch him read the dictionary. Johnny Legs, if you're watching, I love you. Hope I can call you Johnny Legs. The other part of that, though no, again, I think if the Joker didn't exist outside of video games, he would be a cool villain, but I don't know that he would be as prolific as Bowser. So I think I got to vote Bowser, even though, in fact, right now, I'm wearing my Batman pajama pants. You guys know I'm a big Batman fan. I got to give it to Bowser. I'll lock it up. Wulff (B): All right. Chard (A): That was an incredible twist of events I did not expect. Wulff (B): Let's look at the lengths that Bowser will go to accomplish his goals. Chard (A): He is willing oh, you're going to read the book. Wulff (B): No, he's going to read the he. GP (E): Is the biggest employer of the Mushroom Kingdom, I wager that. Wulff (B): But he's willing to go to the moon to accomplish his goals. He is willing to. What was the other one? He'll work with Mario if he absolutely has to. GP (E): Mario RPG. I like that. Wulff (B): Which he's done. He can set aside his personal differences to achieve his goals. And when a villain really wants to accomplish what they want to accomplish, they have to learn to be able to move forward with the circumstances they're given. And Bowser always does that. Bowser also lied to his child about who his mom was. Who the fuck does that? That's dark. Jake (C): That's how bad a villain he is. He lies to his children. He's a bad daddy. That's what. Chard (A): His nephews we have the daddy of daddy. Sins (D): I want you to remember somebody who knows something. I want you to remember this argument for later. Because me? Yeah, because there is a villain that we are going to bring up daughter issues. GP (E): No, I don't want to know. I have done my way to ignore the list that you all do some research. Chard (A): I know what you're going to talk about. Jake (C): Okay, real quick. Bowser versus Mario. Can't we all agree that Mario is killed more than Bowser? So isn't Mario a better villain than Bowser anyway? So that automatically disqualifies. GP (E): That goes back to what I was saying though. I mean, Bowser is the largest employer of the Mushroom Kingdom. You have the Princess Kingdom who rules over all these individuals. And then you have the Plumber who comes in and kills them all trying. Jake (C): He's a bad employer. He's a bad boss, but doesn't make him a bad guy. GP (E): Look, yes, we all know horrible employers, but in the end of the day, is he not putting food on tables? I don't know. Chard (A): It sounds like the premise for horrible boss is three. Wulff (B): Yeah. How many things does Bowser kill? We never see him kill anything unless he kills Mario. Right. Have you watched Mario brother throwing yoshis into lava pits and off of cliffs? Sins (D): Yeah, never mind. Never mind punching yoshi in the back of the head to make him eat things. Chard (A): Yeah, right. Wulff (B): Friends. He's throwing off of cliffs and into lava pits. GP (E): For what it's worth, count for a lot. It's mutually. Wulff (B): Mario is the villain. Jake (C): I think so. Browser's biggest crime is just not having his fortresses up to safety. GP (E): That's not true. There's the kidnapping and presumed attempted rape, which you can't sweep that under the rug. Chard (A): That's true. Sins (D): Trigger warning. GP (E): Sorry folks, nobody's a piece of shit. But I think if the issue is iconic have we voted? Did everybody go? Wulff (B): I said bowser. To me. Bowser. No line is too much to cross for him. Jake (C): Okay. GP (E): Yeah. Jake (C): So it's two to two, I guess, right? Chard (A): Yeah, the tiebreaker is wow. Jake (C): There you go. Your opinion does matter. Chard (A): It does matter. It never matters that far. Okay, well, on that note, listen. You guys say that Bowser hasn't killed a whole lot of people. I've watched Cindy Star play Mario Brothers. That's not true. He's killed a lot of people. GP (E): You're thinking of gravity. You're thinking of gravity and spatial awareness. Chard (A): He did design spatial awareness. That's true. The big villain here is actually gravity and spatial awareness. That's true. Sins (D): In a trick twist, the first bracket goes to gravity and spatial awareness. Chard (A): Aka Bowser. Listen, bowser turned the Mushroom Kingdom people into bricks and Mario did kill them. That's where I thought you were going with that wolf. I got to lean on this whole thing with me and the Joker. The Joker and Mark Hamill. Fantastic. Let's think of it this way. I'm going to do how my discussion on the phone went today. Listen. Mark Hamill. Incredible actor. Wonderful job. Top tier, couldn't have done any better. Top notch. However, not going to cut it in this bracket. I got to go with Bowser on this one. And purely because, like GP said, if it wasn't for the Joker being iconic and other things and in comic books before he was put into video games, he's everywhere. It's not really a video game character. He's everywhere. Bowser is a video game character. He was created for gaming and gaming likeness and then has spawned into Dennis Hopper playing King Cooper and the whole nine yards. I'm just saying that if we're going to the roots of video game villains, got to go with Bowser. And it may be the nostalgia again talking. Don't know, don't care. I'll go with bowser. So I've noticed that the bowser fight. GP (E): In Super Mario World. Sorry for the Super Nintendo. After you jump on him and he's in his little thing, he pops out and she's waving. She's like hell. Not to show my sensibilities here, but that was terrifying to me as a kid. She's obviously not wanting to be there. Don't do that. Sins (D): Yeah. Chard (A): Horrible, right? Sins (D): And Bowser, don't stand on her when you're flying your little weird propeller chair. GP (E): That's a TARDIS. There's more room down there than what you think. Jake (C): Yeah, figure it on the inside than isn't. Sins (D): I don't want to hear about Bowsers down there. It's fine. Chard (A): I was going to say it's an undetectable extension charm. GP (E): I love that. All right. Bowser. Jake (C): Bowser. Chard (A): Okay, so round two. So round one goes to Bowser of the Mario franchise. That's fantastic. I'm excited about this one. I'm really excited about this next matchup. We had discussed this amongst our MPs together as a team and we were kind of very him and ha. But Jake actually had a very solid point about this. Could have some really good discussion going into it. So without further ado, I had a good point. Sins (D): No, it's getting delayed. Chard (A): As I am told quite often when I say see, I say things that are smart, I usually get retorted with, well, a broken clock is right twice a day, too. So I'm going to hit you with that one. 1%. One in a row, Jake. One in a row. Sins (D): Except for you're running in military time. And it's once a day, sir. GP (E): My anxiety can't handle this. What's the bracket? Is it like two minutes? Jake (C): Come on. Chard (A): Don't a, I'm going to pronounce this the way I feel it needs to pronounce. Do not at me. This is Magis from Chrono trigger fame. Wulff (B): What? Chard (A): And Handsome Jack versus Mages and Handsome Jack. Sins (D): All right. Can I go first? Jake (C): Only you called megas. GP (E): Maybe. Chard (A): Not called magic. Called magic. Thank you. Sins (D): Look, we're going to have a GIF versus GIF argument here. It's fine. Like my juffed, I'm going to start with Magis. So my experience with Magus Magus, Magus, magus is so far I have only had him as the villain, and I ran him off. I haven't seen some sort of redemption story, but I've heard tell of redemption story. Chard (A): Should we have Citizen mute his headphones for this discussion after he's done making. Sins (D): No, well, it's fine. Jake (C): He's already past the point of the spoilers for that anyway, right? Like you did the NC Palace. I saw you stream it. Chard (A): Yeah, no, he did not go to the end of the he's in the area, like right before one of the boss fights. Sins (D): It's fine. It's okay. That game is 30 years old. However years old it is. Jake (C): Yeah, there is a redemption in that. He's not the big bad, right? In crone trigger. It's Lavos. That's the big bad. Sins (D): And that's kind of where I'm going, is even knowing that he's a redemption story. He did start the whole Lavos mess, right? Well, didn't he kind of kick it off? I mean, it's fine anyway, but with the redemption story, he feels a little soft. He feels a little soft as far as a villain goes. Now, Handsome Jack handsome Jack literally places a floating space station in orbit that can nuke basically whatever he wants. And when his daughter, who has the Siren abilities, accidentally kills her mother through a fight with another person, he decides that he's going to imprison her to power his station. So if you want to talk a daughter arc, if you want to talk a father daughter arc, here's a guy that's like, well, sure, you accidentally killed your mother, but you know what? You're now my power source and enslaves her and then proceeds to basically destroy any vault hunter that decides to show up on Pandora. He purposefully murders, unless they have the chance to open the vault for him specifically. GP (E): But he was honest about who the mother was, and I think that counts. I agree. Handsome Jack for the win on this one. Sins (D): Yeah, I'm going Handsome Jack over. Magus. Magus. Magus. GP (E): Have you guys heard of Dragon Ball Z? Chard (A): Yeah. GP (E): Who is the greatest villain from Dragon Ball Z? Here's a hint. Not Vegeta. Chard (A): That's true. GP (E): Okay, well, I'll close it there, but no law applies. And between these two I got to go. Handsome Jack. Though I do very much enjoy Maggis. Sins (D): That's two for Handsome Jack, then. GP (E): His Majesty. No, too much. Sorry. Chard (A): Booker T. Booker. Majesty. Booker. Sins (D): Yeah. Chard (A): Wrestler do you want to go or. Wulff (B): You want I have a quick question. Is Handsome Jack's daughter, serif or Seraphim, whatever her name was. Whoever. Sins (D): No, he enslaves her later when his I think his daughter ends up dying and he ends up putting the other Siren in her place. Wulff (B): I didn't finish. I only got like maybe halfway through or something. Sins (D): Yeah. Angel. Thank you. Wulff (B): Angel. Yeah. Thank you, jeff but McGuff, he was an asshole. Chard (A): I love it. Wulff (B): But his intentions were in the right place. He was trying to do something for the greater good. He wasn't trying to be a villain. And his end goal was to save the world, not destroy it. Right? That's not much of a villain. He's Chronos nemesis for a time, but he's not the villain of the game. Handsome Jack is a villain. I got to say that's coming from I knew about his redemption chance the first time I played Chrono trigger, and I still said, Fuck that, Maggus. You're going down. GP (E): He's not your gus. He's Mcguss. Wulff (B): Yeah, he's Mcguss. Jake (C): As a youth, he was Janus. As an adult. He's megas janus. Wulff (B): Janice. GP (E): Which would you rather be called? Anus. Chard (A): Look, we don't get to pick her. Jake (C): Names that her parents bestowed on us. And he was named J Anus. And that's just the way it is, my kids. Wulff (B): Question. How do you pronounce his sister's name? Chard (A): Shala. Wulff (B): I'm sorry, I derailed the conversation there. Sins (D): Quick aside, quick aside. I do have to give Handsome Jack. He did create. Or he bought, actually. But without Handsome Jack, we wouldn't have butt stallion but. Chard (A): The iconic. Wulff (B): But my vote is Handsome Jack on this one. GP (E): Yeah. Jake (C): Okay. Chard (A): Well, Jake, looks like you're, in my opinion, don't matter. So what do you got, bud? Jake (C): I tell you. Here's the thing. Okay, fine. So you want to argue that Handsome Jack is maybe the more sinister, the more evil villain. That's fine. Villain does not necessarily always mean evil. Sometimes it could just be a jerk and that could be a villain, right? GP (E): Are you talking about Kirby? Jake (C): No. Kirby has many villains. Can you do those? Misunderstood. Chard (A): Anyway, is this a veiled attack? Jake (C): No. So maggus. Magus magus magus magus maggas. His aura, okay? His look, his garb, the cape, the rubber gloves, the dark slick back hair, the paley pasty white skin, the red eyes. The theme music in the boss battle with Megas is fucking iconic and is one of my favorite boss encounters. And you don't do boss encounters against friends. He's the bad guy. Is he the world's most evil villain? No, but he's a pretty awesome bad guy. GP (E): Conversation is, though. Jake (C): Handsome Jack is just evil. Chard (A): Sure, but he's just rich. Jake (C): He doesn't look cool. He's got a cool horse, he spends his money. Sins (D): He's handsome. Is he? GP (E): We will have other episodes where we discuss handsome doable dude in video games. Is that is not this one. Chard (A): Wow. Jake (C): Ride his crystal horse all he wants. He's not the best bad guy in this match. Sins (D): He purposefully diamond horse. It's a horse made of diamonds. Literally of diamonds. But he is so handsome that he put his face on a whole bunch of doppelgangers on purpose. Jake (C): Look, is Batman the best hero because he's rich? No. Chard (A): He's arguably not a very good hero to begin with, but let's not get into that debate. Sins (D): Jeff. Jeff is correct. Wulff (B): In Chat, this isn't about heroes. This is about village. Sins (D): Jeff is correct. In Chat, Handsome Jack succeeded. GP (E): Now, is it not Handsome Jack. Jake (C): It's Handsome handsome also, am I not wrong? Chard (A): Who cursed? Jake (C): Wasn't it not Magus who cursed, Frog? It was maggus, right? GP (E): Glenn? Chard (A): Magis. GP (E): Not to dachshund, but Glenn, yes. Jake (C): Who cursed? Glenn. Chard (A): Glenn of 600 Ad. Sorry, dude, my bad. GP (E): Wow. Everybody's going to go hunting for Glenn now. Sins (D): It was Maegus. Wulff (B): To be fair, Cyrus had no business dragging Glenn around with him to fight McGuff. Chard (A): They were buggy. I go everywhere. Dennis Star, he doesn't drag me around. I just fucking chill up. Wulff (B): How many squires? How many squires? Just Glenn. He's the only one taken advantage of by heroes in that game. Chard (A): Cyrus is so good, he doesn't need multiple squires. He only needs g. Lynn all right, so we're going to go with Mages on that one, Jake? Is that what you're saying? Jake (C): Yeah. I'm saying magus mages cool. GP (E): Please agree. How to pronounce jump. J Is it Forest Jump are we having. Chard (A): I don't know a lot about Borderlands, I know a lot about Chrono Trigger, and I'm going to go ahead and chime in on this one. Magus is not a villain. He is a man of circumstance and time. Literally of time. He's a man that is trying to get revenge. Sinister plug ears earmuffs sinister ear muffs. Thank you. He's a man that's trying to get revenge on what his mother did to him and his family and how and his sister and all the shit that went down with there. The man was just trying to get back at him and unfortunately, people were getting in his way to get it done. Yes, it is the Vegeta complex, we will call it that. It is vegeta. It's literally vegeta. Wulff (B): Literally trying to what his family broke. Chard (A): With the risk of how this sounds, it's Vegas. It's what it is. It's what it's going to be. We're going with it. I don't care. Don't die on me, Jake. Jake (C): Really? Chard (A): Vegas? Yes. Handsome Jack, you could put your there you go. Handsome Jack is so fucking twisted that in his brain, he thinks he's the hero. GP (E): Well, that's the hallmark of a good villain. Chard (A): Yeah, he thinks he's doing the right thing, but it's so fucking twisted and fucked up, he doesn't care. He still thinks he's right. He still thinks he's getting roll up. I did research today. I've barely played any Borderlands, so I have plenty of people here to tell me if I'm wrong or not. GP (E): You knew he was from Borderlands. Chard (A): Like we are killing off all the Volt hunters because he thinks he's doing it right and he's doing world dominance. Thinks he's the hero. He thinks he's saving his daughter by turning her into the power source for his doomsday device. So as much as I love Mages, or Ages, or Mcgaggas, or Janus Forest Guillumpus, I'm going with Handsome Jack. Sins (D): It's Forrest. Chard (A): I did not stutter. So, I think Handsome Jack is going to be the true villain out of these two. I think that Mages is a really good story and could be a really like on its own debate on on his experience. His depiction is direction, but for actual villainry, I got to go with Handsome Jack on that one. Jake (C): Look, Handsome Jack doesn't have a theme song. Just saying. He does not have a clip. Chard (A): Mages theme song is easily I had it recreated for my stream. That's how good it is. Sins (D): I love that Handsome Jack gets not one, but two games, right? Two entire games of him as the villain. Chard (A): If Chronocross wasn't garbage, then maybe Mages could have had two games too. But unfortunately they decided to shit all over that one. But listen, in terms of cool factor, if we're talking cool factor and badass fights and great lead ins and music and shit, majors wins nine times out of ten and twice on Sundays. He's incredible. But in the villainry department, without spoiling it for Sinistar, heads of Jack wins. You're good. GP (E): What constitutes as a theme song for a villain? The reason I ask there is a song my dad used to hum when I was a kid and he would not important. Chard (A): Let's move on. Was it an original piece? Jake (C): Wow. GP (E): I don't know. Chard (A): Made it up as he went. That it's his this was fucking dark. You want to go dark? I'll dive right into that black pit with you. Right. Sins (D): Sorry, YouTube. Chard (A): Everybody said he was going to be agreeable. Sins (D): Yeah, he's agreeably. Tainting all of every story with his. GP (E): Dad always up on the backstory on the lore. The GP. Chard (A): Lore. Doesn't the GP lore. GP (E): Yeah. Chard (A): All right, guys, let's move on to the next one. So I just recently got to know one of our villains in this particular bracket, and I'm pretty excited about it because she's fucking funny as shit. She kills me, literally. Tries to at least a couple of times. And then this other one is we went with the human form, the later form of this in particular. So we're going to go with Gladys from Portal and Ganondorf Ganondorf, the dorf in the later versions. Ganondorf Dorphy. Good old the zelda. This is a good bracket montage. GP (E): It also sucks because gentlemen, these are great bad guys. Start your bad AIS. Sins (D): Who's starting this one? GP (E): I don't want to. Wulff (B): I will start. So we've got the humanoid gannon. Ganondorf. Or we've got genetic life form and disc operating system. Chard (A): But she's so funny. Sins (D): Have you played number two? Yeah, I've been playing no, jimmy, have. Wulff (B): You played the show? Yeah. Sins (D): Okay. Wulff (B): Portal two. Chard (A): This would be the time where I pull out my steam deck and say, yes, I've been playing on my steam deck, but it's in the living room because I was playing it on my steam deck. Wulff (B): Absolutely. I've played portal one and two. I love those games. But glados. Oh, man, I don't know. This is a tough one because Gannon is just such an evil prick who is relentless, right? GP (E): What an. Ahole, absolutely. Chard (A): But he has a smug look on his face too. Jake (C): Don't punchable face. Chard (A): Big fucking nose, asshole. Wulff (B): Gladys isn't even really capable of emotion. She's just doing what needs to be done. Sins (D): No, but she is an asshole prick too. With the whole parents thing. Your parents don't love you. Or this air is recycled from outside. I'm just kidding. Or I saw a deer today, but you don't get to. Chard (A): Stasis. Wulff (B): She is definitely endlessly demeaning, I will give you that. Chard (A): Which most people, when they come out of stasis, tend to lose a little bit of weight and are fatigued. You don't appear to have lost anything. Damn, bitch. Call me fat man. Sins (D): When she has celebration for the character's parents, confetti comes out. Chard (A): Oh, I'm sorry, they don't love you. Wulff (B): It's just a insults and attacks constantly. Sins (D): Just verbal. Wulff (B): Not just verbal, but you know what I mean, because she does try to kill shell numerous times. Sins (D): What about when she's in the potato? She actually kind of has a personality with feelings when she's in the potato. Wulff (B): I think that's partly because she doesn't have the personality core limiters. Sins (D): Right, right. Wulff (B): So it's really all the Tweaking to her systems that have made her how she is. She was not inherently that way, but at the end of the day, those tweakings to the systems are still Gladys and not the original person that she was based on. That worked for Cave Johnson. At her core. She's Cave, johnson's assistant. But the personality limiters have made her glados. Right. And that's what we see as the villain in Portal. And then you've got Gan, and again, like I said, he's just a relentless reincarnating self aggrandizing wanting to take over the world. Bastard, right? GP (E): Yeah, he's the archetype. Wulff (B): Yeah. Chard (A): I don't know. GP (E): Part of what makes Blatant so kind of scary and chilling is because her motives were kind of unknown. To what degree? What is her end game? If I die in this building, is she going to continue mocking my corpse? Sins (D): Well, and that's the thing that I want to bring up is that's the thing I want to bring up is yes, Ganondorf has continued to try to take over the world. Right? But here's the thing about Gladys. The world has already ended and she's continuing on with this last person. Jake (C): Is that the lore for Portal? Wulff (B): We don't know for sure. Sins (D): You don't know? But there's no humans. You don't ever see any other humans. Jake (C): Right? Well, the facility is empty except for the one character. Sins (D): Well, but there are allusions to basically saying like, this is post the end of humanity. There are illusions to that. Jake (C): Okay, you guys kept saying Ganondorf is wanting to take over the world. He does, though, in Arcarena of Time, he actually ends up taking over the world when Link is stuck in a time thing. And when you come out as adult Link, the world is basically an apocalypse. Gannon rules everything. So he kind of does win in Link to the Past. He maintains dominion over the entire dark world. So he's always had in some capacity like this. He controls vast number of people and, like, takes him down. But he still he wins to a degree. Right? Wulff (B): Yeah. Well, he also you come into Breath of the Wild, and Gannon has already won. You're well past Gannon winning. Sins (D): That's true. Wulff (B): Gannon is supposed to be the physical form of evil in The Legend of Zelda. Right. Like, that's what Gannon is, no matter what iteration of it. Gannon is the physical manifestation of evil in Zelda. Sins (D): Right. Wulff (B): Whereas glados she's got goals with psychopathic tendencies. Right. And it's hard to say which is scarier, kind of no, this is crazy, is scary and Gladys is crazy. GP (E): And you don't have enough information because of the Starkness and the scarcity of anything in the Portal games, your knowledge of what is is severely limited. But you know that there's this very irritating but oddly charming, funny, sexy, early bond kind of voice talking to you. Sins (D): Anyway, Gannon, real quick aside, real quick aside, there's a poker game on steam poker night. Wulff (B): Poker night at the inventory. Sins (D): Yeah. And the second one, Gladys, is the dealer. And it is delicious. It is absolutely delicious. Chard (A): I just had dinner, too. Wulff (B): This is a tough one. Chard (A): I forgot Wolf hasn't been yeah, I. Wulff (B): Think I have to it's it's very close, but I gotta go Gannon on this one. GP (E): I agree, Gannon dorf. But who would I rather probably have a conversation with? Gladys? Sins (D): There's two for Gannon. There is a scene in my mind there is a scene in my mind in Portal Two when Wheatley has been helping or you've been helping Wheatley get the system activated again and all of a sudden that elevator starts going up and all those switches start flipping. And then you see Gladys peel herself off the floor in her cybernetic bits and pieces and it is terrifying. And then on top of that, for those that have VR whatever, that steam that VR. No, but I'm talking the game that they made where you can like but it's all portal based game stuff. Chard (A): Oh, is it really? Yes. Sins (D): And Gladys gladys is massive and terrifying. Wulff (B): So they did something. Chard (A): You can play portal on VR. Sins (D): No, it's its own game. I can't remember what it's called. There's a scene where you assemble the little dudes that are in Portal Two. Wulff (B): And there's a scene where you okay, this is a thing that they built to sort of teach you how to use the valve index. Sins (D): It was prior to valve index. This was during live. Wulff (B): Okay. Sins (D): But if you go into that, you put that headset on it, you look up a gladys, it's called the lab. That's what it is. It's the lab. Chard (A): The lab. Sins (D): It is terrifying. Yeah, it is terrifying. I'm going to say Gladys because to. GP (E): Me. Sins (D): There is nothing more sinister than what seems like the world has already ended and the villain is still going. Like the villain has one last toy and is still going. So I'm going to vote for Gladys because it's not even trying to take over the world. She just wants to experiment on these people. GP (E): Just wants to watch the world burn. I think I just came up with that. Chard (A): That is kind. Sins (D): So gladys here. Jake (C): So I was already to say Gannon but then sister is making a good point and then Wolf said something that's sticking with me where it's just like Gannon is the embodiment of evil. Sure. But Gladys is crazy and crazy is scary and terrifying. Wulff (B): Yeah, crazy beats scary is what it was. I think. Chard (A): Crazy hot. Crazy hot scale, right? Jake (C): So Link against Gannon. Link kind of knows where he stands with Gannon, right. At all times. He's evil. He's the bad guy. His mission is defeat Gannon. He knows this. They could enter a room together and they know where he stands with Gannon. He's just the bad guy. Glados you never know. Is she throwing you a bone, throwing you some cake, trying to get you to help you? Or is she just experimenting as another trap, another twist, another minor cake. GP (E): There will be cake. You will. Sins (D): Spoiler. Warning for those that haven't played portal one I'm going to say this. There is a line where she says in one of the experiments she says I lied to you but I won't lie to you again. And then later, like a couple of experiments later she says you will be baked and then there will be cake. And you think it's a slip of the tongue. GP (E): But there is no tongue. Jake (C): Yeah, it's not. GP (E): There's only a disk operating system. Jake (C): The other thing is too is Gannon. Chard (A): Is he's the bad guy. Jake (C): He's kind of like created these dungeons or added his minions to these dungeons. His final tower is constructed by him. It's really not effective at all. Really. Link easily trounces the final dungeon arcane of time and makes it to the top. It's not much of an obstacle. Whereas Gladys has made a maze of traps and just terrifyingly difficult puzzles to torment and torture the player. I actually think Gladys I think is the better villain in this case. I didn't think I'd go this way but I'm going to vote Gladys. Sins (D): All right, one last thing. And this has no voting like tie to it whatsoever. I talked to Chard about this but the anger module is voiced by Mike Patton. GP (E): Also Ganondorf I think has to win with horse riding abilities. So not that's part of the official you ever see Gladys on a horse? I've not. Chard (A): How fortuitous that I am here yet again. Being the tiebreaker between you chosen charge. Jake (C): Your opinion matters again. Wulff (B): Yeah. Jake (C): Two for two. GP (E): Wow. Chard (A): Two for two. That's never did it right there. GP (E): What do we got? Chard (A): I'll approach. It the same way that my phone call went this morning. Gannon Dorf is a fantastic additional fuck it. Gannon is an evil motherfucker and he's repetitive, but it's the trope. It's the same thing, right? I'm going to kidnap Zelda user. GP (E): It's consistency. Chard (A): My shit is pretty consistent and nobody wants to hear about that either. Sins (D): It's true. GP (E): Charge. Deuce. Moving on to the next round. Chard (A): That is my shit. Sins (D): In a surprise twist, not only do we have gravity going one round, but we have charged shit going on round three. GP (E): What kills more people? Gravity or charge? Jake (C): Please continue. GP (E): I'm sorry, I'm done interrupting. Chard (A): I am Gwen Stefani. Shit. GP (E): But one more thing. Chard (A): Okay, Fenda? Wulff (B): Yeah. Chard (A): I got to go. Gladys. So here's my thing about Gladys. Sinister literally pulled the thing from my brain is the thing coming up and you're flipping all the switches on and Gladys coming in, following that. Gladys remembers you killing her, and she constantly reminds you of it the entire time you're running around inside the fucking maze. And every time you feel like you're going to get out just puts you further, deeper in and then gives you some fucking snide comment about you. That's horrible. And it's literally it's the kid with the magnifying glass on the anthill. That's exactly what it is. She is playing with you the entire time. GP (E): One of my favorite things about Portal was discovering that it was kind of a psychological horror game going into it. You don't know it. It's fun, it's cheeky. It's a puzzle game. Chard (A): You just think it's a puzzle game. GP (E): Oh, my God, I'm getting shot at. As you're learning more, I really don't. Chard (A): Want your learning the entire way. Yeah, she's twisted. She's twisted. Fuck. And she does want to kill you, but unlike Gannon, wants to take over the world and links just in the way of that. That's pretty basic, right? You're in the way of me. Or he's already done it and he's trying to maintain his evil persona and links. He's the fly in the ointment. He's the monkey wrench in the gears. I got to kill this motherfucker. Gladys is just like inkling of hope. You may have no, take that away. Oh, hey, I'm going to give you a little bit. No, I'm going to go ahead and take that away. And you're just going to keep getting worse and worse. She goes, I'll kill you eventually, but right now, this is just too fun. GP (E): It's that whole going back to talk about my dad real quick in a weird coincidence. Jake (C): I'm kidding. GP (E): Please, go ahead. Chard (A): Yeah, I got to go. Gladys and it's fresh with me. It's a fresh thing with me. So it's still like, on the brain with her. I've been really impressed as I think Jake said it, where it was like this. You think it's just a puzzle game. GP and Jake both said it. It's a puzzle game. And I just never got into how interesting the puzzle aspect of it was. But there's so much more into it, and she's so fucking twisted. I remember fighting her at the end of the first one. It's like, this is crazy. All the shit's going down. Gladys is my winner for this round. Sins (D): And for me, one of the things I absolutely love is I went into that game thinking it was just a bear puzzle game. Just a bear puzzle game. And then it has this very cool backstory of what Gladys is doing to you. Chard (A): Anyway. All right, so Gladys, winner of the over Ganondorf. Perfect. All right, I'll try and speed these up because we're already 52 minutes in and we still got at least three more to go. All right, our next one ridley from Metroid series and Salvanis from the Warcraft series. Now, I know there is a lot of deep knowledge amongst this panel for at least one of these characters. I'll go first. So please have added gentlemen, give us. Jake (C): That Lord dump GP. GP (E): Well, okay, no, I don't want to retread things that everybody here clearly already knows and it would be insulting to the audience to go over too much. One of the things that I like so much about Ridley is actually tangentially to Glados. It's this idea of the unquantifiable entity. We don't exactly know the motivations right away. We just know there's, in the case of Ridley, this big, imposing figure that we have to figure out how to take down. And the fact that Ridley comes back several different times for the series, I don't know. And then, of course, the other person that you named who I mean, what. Sins (D): Needs to be said about Sylvanis? GP (E): What else can you say that hasn't already been said and documented in the annals of time? But that said, Ridley I always thought Ridley, aside from being kind of scary or whatever, just a really cool bad guy. And then the revelation of Ridley being in prime when you first see him and all that kind of thing and then you think you've taken him down with the space frigate and then just for him to I don't know, it was some cool shit and a dope looking bad guy. Chard (A): That's my I think you pronounced annals wrong. It's j annals. Sins (D): Analyze anals. GP (E): I thought you were going a different direction. Anyway, yeah, so that's me, of course. I'm kind of a Metroid fanboy, so yeah, that's where I fall between that one and. Wulff (B): Runner. GP (E): Sylvana. Chard (A): Windrunner was my maiden name. Sins (D): Ilvana. Wulff (B): Let me give you guys some backstory on Sylvanis and Ridley. GP (E): Please. Chard (A): You mean Kerrigan? Wulff (B): Yeah, I can do some backstory on Ridley, too. Actually, I did some reading about him today. Fantastic. I want to preface this by saying if we were counting expanded lore outside of the Games, ridley would win. Okay? Because Ridley, shown outside of the Games in the manga is one evil, soulless son of a bitch right? But once you limit your lore base to just what's in the video games, Sylvanis wins. And it's not entirely because she's just a bad person. Because she's not entirely a bad person. She was actually someone of great stature and honor who her soul was ripped out of her by the Lich King, and then he turned her into a monster. And she's been wrestling with that ever since. Her soul was split in two when that happened. When it's together, she is at least someone who is trying to make a better world for the people like her, the Forsaken, the undead that don't answer to the Lich King. Right? But when her soul is ripped apart, separated, the evil part is pure evil and commits genocide. Right? She burned down the world. GP (E): That's Sylvana. Chard (A): Sylvana Winchester. Wulff (B): She was willing to do whatever it took for other people's nefarious devices. Right. But when her soul is whole, she actually means well and does not get her hands all that dirty unless she absolutely has to for the greater good of the Forsaken first, the Hoard second. She's for her people first and then for her faction second. But that's still way up there, right? It's just the fact that her soul can be separated again makes her a scary villain because she will go to great darkness to achieve things. Chard (A): Remember that episode where Sylvanus and Dean were fighting the Lich King outside of the hotel? And then the yellow eyed Lich King, he throws the holy water and he says, hey, ass face, and then he throws on her, and then Sylvanus gets trapped. Her soul gets trapped in the cage with Satan or Lucifer. I remember that. Wulff (B): It wasn't as face. It was ass butt. Sins (D): Yeah. Wulff (B): Okay, you're a short ass, but. Jake (C): I want to build on what Wolf said. So the thing with Savannah so when we're making this list of villains, I think we had to put a Blizzard villain on here. The problem is a lot of Blizzard villains are very formulaic, right? Like, we joked. Carrigan. Right. There's also the lady who played Diablo in Diablo three. Kind of some similar personality traits, I guess. But Sylvanus, though, she's a long standing character. Going back to warcraft three and then World of Warcraft. Yes, in World of Warcraft Three, or sorry, Warcraft Three, she was the bad guy, but she's under the control of the Lich King Arthur when she freed herself in World Warcraft and built up a faction of basically the undead who opposed the Lich King. She's not necessarily a bad guy. Yes, she's looking for people and very Xenophobic, maybe you could say. But she's still looking out for people. So I don't think she's evil then. And there were recent expansion. This is why I want on the list. She becomes the bad guy in that expansion. I think she goes to, like, the afterlife. I don't know the warcraft lore, but she goes to the afterlife and makes a deal with the jailer, the demon. And part of the deal is that she becomes alive again. But she has to kill people to feed him souls. And that's why I felt she was, like, such a great villain. But by the end of that Expansion, she's redeemed her soul. Pieces that are split are burst together, and she feels remorse and guilt and all those things. And by the end of that Expansion, she's no longer a villain. She's trying to redeem herself. So that, I think, does not make her villain. Just like megas. I was all ready to say she was the big, the winner in this. But when I read that last bit of lore today at the end of the expansions, that's what happens to her. That's her fate, is she redeems herself. And she's out there in the world now trying to gain due penance to make up for the atrocities that she's committed. I think that turns around. And much like Meghan, I think she's maybe not the better villain in this case. Wulff (B): Yeah. Sins (D): All right. Chard (A): Sylvanus's origin story is going to premiere on The WB here real soon, too. Sins (D): So, are you saying that's two for Ridley and one for Sylvana? Jake (C): Ridley is not a great villain. Like, Ridley, to me, is super Metroid, and that's it, right? You shoot him in the intro and then you have a boss fight with him. GP (E): Sorry, did Ganondorf show up in a bunch of other properties I don't know about? Wulff (B): Other than Ridley? Chard (A): Mega Ridley? Holy shit. That thing is mega. Wulff (B): Ridley is not Ridley. Right, but it's made of himself to show how powerful he is. Jake (C): Oh, I thought it was him. Chard (A): That's a pretty evil trope. You know what? I'm going to make an evil robot of myself just to prove you how fucking evil I am. That seems pretty evil. Jake (C): That's the robot I'm delegating. Chard (A): I may not have seen that episode of Supernatural, but I'm telling you, that's pretty fucked up. Wulff (B): Two things we never actually learn of Ridley's personal motivations in the Games. Also, he just works for Mother brain. GP (E): Kind of a dick, non quantifiable entity. Why is this person destroying Henchmen then? Jake (C): Not a villain? Is that the argument? Sins (D): I guess. Wulff (B): Yeah. He's basically a cooper kid. Chard (A): What is it, two and two still? Sins (D): I'm going last. I haven't voted. Chard (A): Okay, well, you know what? Jake (C): I think I might go back to savannah has been a villain, right, in the past. I can't even see the name. Windrunner has had a villainous past. She may not be a villain currently, but she was. Ridley's just a henchman and has always been a henchman. He's just a schmuck. All right, you know what? It will flip me. I'm Sylvanis. Sins (D): Okay? So sylvana. Sylvanis. Ridley for GP. What are you charred last? Chard (A): Go. GP (E): No, real quick, please keep in mind to the two other guys who still need to vote here, if you vote Sylvanis, that means that Sylvanis will show up in another bracket and we're just going to have to talk about her some more. We all have to act like we know what's going on. Wulff (B): She's a better villain. Chard (A): No, I'm going, Ridley, because I've seen that episode of Supernatural and it wasn't very good. Sins (D): So now it's two and two, right? Wulff (B): Yes. GP (E): Okay, that's announced my retirement. Go ahead. Sins (D): I'm going, Sylvanus, because no werewolf is absolutely right. We talked about how these are specifically the video game villains versions and Ridley in the video game is just a boss. Sylvan just a boss and not the final boss. Chard (A): All right, that's fine. No, that's fine. You could be a bad guy for like, a segment and then be good again and still be a better villain than a person that's a villain all the time. That's fine. That seems to make perfect sense. GP (E): That's all it is. You're just a temporary asshole. That's all it is. Chard (A): That's fine. I'm sorry I didn't eat today. I was hangry. Best villain ever. Jake (C): Have a snicker. Chard (A): You're good. Sins (D): Except for I didn't eat today and I'm an asshole means I actually fed human lives to the Lich King. That's fine. Chard (A): I fucking slept 3 hours. I guess I'm the best villain today. Cool. GP (E): If somebody would just give don't worry. Chard (A): And my advanced DG, all my soul shards will come back together and I'll stop eating a dick. Cool. Your soul shard villain. GP (E): I love that. Chard (A): They're all in my kitchen next to my advanced GG shaker. Terrible pick. Let's move on. So what everybody's been waiting for? Let's go. We got two final fantasies back to back, but I'm going to throw you a curveball. Yeah, we're going to pick. Everybody likes Sephiroth for some reason is picked on here. I don't know why we went with Sephiroth. There's better villains than that, but not Canadian. So I guess I don't have to understand. Jake (C): I didn't make these brackets. It was a group. Chard (A): Of the gods. Section two. GP (E): Versus what? Chard (A): I love all the squids. It's just Kafka. I'm just fucking with you. It's Kafka. Kafka versus Sephirothko. This should be an easy one. Sins (D): Kafka, look. GP (E): Life, dreams, hope. Where do they come from? Where do they go? Such meaningless things. I'll destroy them all. Kafka for the win. Forever and always. Sins (D): Where did you go? Chard (A): Oh, must be exhausting. GP (E): We talked earlier about how one of the benchmarks of an interesting villain is a strong willed person who believes they're doing the right thing thanos Ultron. Just use some comic book tropes. The great thing about Kefka is Kefka doesn't really have the ideals of right or wrong. They are bat shit crazy in a similar way to the Joker, but to a very, very successful degree. Sins (D): We talked about how crazy is scarier than evil. Kafka is crazy when he man killed an entire kingdom. GP (E): Yes, the kingdom of Doma poisoning. And he becomes all powerful and in a way that's what he's after. But he doesn't really care about being powerful. He just cares about destroying the power is not the goal. Ending everything is the goal. The power is just the means for it. And. Sins (D): The power to destroy a world was in Kafka all along. Chard (A): Yeah. And all of us. Wulff (B): Yeah. GP (E): I don't know about all right, that's two for Kefka. Chard (A): How did Sephiroth even get a fucking. Wulff (B): Heyday, Sephiroth looks cool. Chard (A): Yeah. Jake (C): He is a big source. Wulff (B): An angry toddler. Chard (A): Yeah. Wulff (B): He is just mad about his life circumstance. Chard (A): Genetically enhanced toddler. Wulff (B): That's all it is. Whereas Kefka and we're going to bring it around. We're going to bring it around. Kefka is the joker. If Joker had magic. GP (E): Yeah, that's exactly right. That's a mic drop. Don't drop the mic. But that's right. Chard (A): There goes the thing is, somebody lied. GP (E): To Kefka about who his real mom is. And the reveal of that in the game, I think was one of the highlights of Final Fantasy Seven, because he believes he was an ancient, but turns out he wasn't. He ends up being descendant of this other horrible thing that came to Earth. So big twisty reveal there. You don't have to have a big twisty reveal with Kafka. He just did the thing he said he was going to do. Wulff (B): Yeah, he's just horrified. All he cares about is himself. That's it. Chard (A): I don't even think he cares about himself. I think he doesn't care about anything. Wulff (B): No, he cares about him. If he didn't care about himself, he wouldn't name things after him. He wouldn't say, I'm rebuilding the world in my image. Chard (A): He is, right? Jake (C): Yes. Wulff (B): An egomaniac to the umpteenth degree. Right. He wanted power, so he became a general for Emperor Gestalt. And then Gestalt was like, no, stop. And he was like, you're stupid. You don't know what you're talking about. I'm not stopping here. And so he kept going and kept going and kept going. And then he succeeded, and then he kept everybody down afterward. Even after he was a success, he still didn't care about anybody but himself. GP (E): Yeah. The closest thing Kepka ever cared about, in my opinion, in my estimation, is trying to get people to understand why nothing matters, and he doesn't really care that they understand it, but he still poses those questions. Why do people cling to life knowing it has to end, and that once you're dead, none of it will have meant anything? Like, that's? Some lofty ass shit for six year old me. And I'll say this. Even if Kafka was we'll say, Dr. Wiley, I would probably still vote for him based on nothing other than the Kafka Tower fight battle music fair. I'll stop now. I'll let everybody else talk. Chard (A): You're good. So is that three for Kafka? Wulff (B): I vote Kafka. Chard (A): All right. Sins (D): Jake, you don't matter. Jake (C): Yeah, I know. The story of my life. Chard (A): I'll just say. Jake (C): I thought when the brackets were randomly selected in this. I thought there'd be more of a fight and more balanced fight, but I guess I was wrong. I mean, the brackets fate was wrong. GP (E): That speaks to Kepka. I'm sorry. Would easily beat see how Gladys feels about it. Charge. Jake (C): So Sephiroth's greatest achievements is he burned a village down and he killed Eris. Wulff (B): Or Erith well, I mean nearly destroyed the planet with a giant comet, if you recall. Jake (C): Yeah, but then Kafka literally destroyed everything. GP (E): The weapons, the giant elemental weapon beasts. He took down Midgar, which is the source of all the horrible stuff. Wulff (B): Transformers. GP (E): Yeah. Sephiroth is a badass again, that doesn't. Chard (A): Take away from Sephora screamer off. Jake (C): I think I'm going to go back to what you said earlier. Crazy is scary. Like, crazy is terrifying. And Kefka is going to win. But I was hoping that Sephiroth would have more of an argument for him. But ultimately, I think kefa. This one. Wulff (B): I've always thought that Sephiroth was just like an adult child having a tantrum. GP (E): Scary or pure than a child. The quote from Bebop or crazy. Jake (C): No, but GP, when you mentioned the backstory in Sephiroth and where he came from, I completely forgotten. He thought he was an ancient. And there's a whole weird thing there that the story in fanface seven was always just confusing. I still never understood. I was hoping the remake would expand on that when they finally finish whatever, how many parts they do. Chard (A): We're going to leave out all that important stuff. GP (E): I think we took out Liquid, am I correct? I'll mention this real quick. The reason I thought Liquid Snake would have been interesting for this is because the whole premise to Metal Gear Solid is we have these two genetically almost identical twins who are manufactured, and then one is believing himself to be the inferior clone, and the other one superior, and it kind of goes back and forth. So then Solid Snake ends up winning. And the big kind of twisty thing there, because they do that in that series a lot, is that in fact, Solid Snake was the inferior one, and that theming. And that twist kind of speaks back to the only thing, in my opinion, that really makes Sephiroth super interesting is realizing or finding out eventually you're not what you thought you were. Wulff (B): You heard it here first, folks. Solid snake is Danny DeVito. Confirmed. GP (E): Anyway, all right, sorry. Chard (A): Thank you for that Kafka sweeps. Okay, I'll cut it short. I don't need to go on my die triad for that. You know how I feel about that. All right, we'll go into the next one. Robotnik eggman as depicted by Jim Carrey in the recent films and Dr. Wiley of the Mega man series. Sins (D): Gentlemen, can I start this one? Chard (A): You have your doctor's degrees, you have your eight years in college and in what do they do in practice? Residence. That's it. Resident, please don your white lab coats and. Vote. Sins (D): Okay, my vote. Chard (A): Sorry, you can go first. Sins (D): My vote. Who cares? Move on. Chard (A): Because we'll have a fucking awkward leg if that's the case. And Kefi will automatically win. Sins (D): Fine. Dr. Wiley. Because Mega Man I don't know, I always felt like eggman robotnik was like I always felt like he was a joke. Honestly, I always did. At least Wiley was. I don't know, he felt like robots should always be subservient. So let's go. Wiley wins. Wulff (B): They're both pretty egomaniacal and kind of inept. Let me say something here. How many eons of injustice is Dr. Wiley responsible for? Start with Mega man. He is responsible for the events of Mega Man X, which lead to the events of Mega Man Zero, which lead to the events of Mega Man ZX. All of that is Wiley's fault. GP (E): Yes, he even comes back as surges in my mind palace in X Two. I know there's a subreddit there, but you're exactly right. I don't want to step on you. I'll wait for my turn. Chard (A): Go ahead. GP (E): Sorry. Wulff (B): No, and even if you look at the Battle Network aspect, I'm pretty sure he's responsible for all of those six. And then it goes on to what? Star Force? Which is a spin off of Battle Network. So regardless of Mega Man timeline, you follow, wiley is responsible for everything. Maybe he didn't Wiley all along, but he did the most damage. GP (E): Yes. I'll kind of make my case here. The bad thing about Wiley is he failed a bunch. I can name at least eleven instances in which he did. With that said, whatever it was, he died. His final fuck you to the world was leaving the Zero virus like his last send off was apocalyptic levels of horseshit. But the pro for him being voted is, like you said, the longevity. His legacy of evil is top tier. So if you look at Robotnik, kind of a silly bad guy. I don't really fully understand the story there, why he hates Sonic. Here's the thing though. If you're going to say a pro about Robotnik, and this will lead into his con, he's actually faster than Sonic the Hedgehog. If you make it to the end of Sonic Two, as I recently did, there is a foot race that happens and it doesn't matter if you're running a Sonic or if you're in your little run like Naruto. Yeah, and Naruto runs all the way to the end. So he is faster than the enemy that he is trying to beat. And his enemy, Sonic, the only thing he's famous for is his speed. So why go through all the extra stuff? Why build the giant robots? Why do all that stuff when you can just say Sonic, I bet I can beat you, and we'll go our separate ways? Wulff (B): That he's got to think it's jewelry, right? GP (E): Yeah, I mean, can't blame that. Wulff (B): All he's really after is the the bling bling. GP (E): So, you know, that's robotics kind of. Chard (A): Cue the ring sound. Cue the ring sound. GP (E): Sinister, would you put the the ring sound in after you make the shiny thing? And anyway sure, and show me every step of the process. But the thing is I love you so much, Sinister. You're my best friend. I got to give it to Wiley for those reasons. Chard (A): Oh, man, there's so many inside jokes in this episode. I think you and I might have a similar answer being Sega kids at one point in our lives. Jake (C): Yeah, for me, when I look at this matchup, they do feel very similar in that they both fail a whole lot. And I'm not as familiar with the X lore and ZX and all that stuff. I only know the classic Mega Man games and Dr. Wiley there, where even when he's not the bad guy, he still kind of is, but he still loses every damn time, and he keeps making invention after invention, and they all fail to make a man. So I don't know, but it's also. GP (E): The sorry, go ahead. I'm sorry, I don't mean to keep interrupting. Jake (C): Yeah, not to say Robotnik is this supervillain. He also loses a Sonic every damn time. What does it say when the most brilliant mind in that franchise loses to a blue little fur ball? Every time, right? Like every single time. Yeah, he's faster than. Sins (D): All that means is that Sonic was the true villain all along. GP (E): Look, either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Jake (C): So here's where I'm going to fall on this one, because I think both of them are inept villains. From my experience in the franchise, I played with them. They both lose all the time. Sins (D): I come back and come down. Jake (C): No, well, I care for the sake of the science in this bracket, in this tournament important, it's relevant. We're doing dedication here, dedication. We're professional at Press B. So, look, don't let me forget, my point comes down to shit, I lost it. GP (E): Well, while he's searching Sonic, which one are you picking? Chard (A): Robotnik or Wiley? Jake (C): Who's more recognizable as a bad guy? If you went to the
Il piano di Gesù non era quello di risolvere solamente i problemi legati alla nostra vita quotidiana, ma di risolvere in maniera globale il problema della VITA: quella scritta tutta in maiuscolo. Quella eterna! Come risurrezione e vita, Gesù sarà sempre lì, al nostro fianco per noi. Credi tu questo?---Predicatore: Marco Delle MonacheCLICCA SUL TITOLO PER ASCOLTARE IL MESSAGGIOTempo di lettura: 8 minutiTempo di ascolto audio/visione video: 21 minutiImmaginatevi di avere un familiare gravemente ammalato, che rischia la vita, e di sapere che c'è uno specialista che potrebbe salvarlo...e che quello specialista è amico vostro...“C'era un ammalato, un certo Lazzaro di Betania, del villaggio di Maria e di Marta, sua sorella. Maria era quella che unse il Signore di olio profumato e gli asciugò i piedi con i suoi capelli; Lazzaro, suo fratello, era malato. Le sorelle dunque mandarono a dire a Gesù: «Signore, ecco, colui che tu ami è malato».” (Giovanni 11:1-3)Marta e Maria stanno affrontando davvero questa situazione:sanno che Gesù ha ridato la vista ai ciechi, ha guarito i lebbrosi e ha scacciato i demoni dagli indemoniati. E tutti questi erano per lui “estranei.”Ma Lazzaro non è un estraneo. Anzi, Lazzaro, Marta e Maria erano grandi amici. Gesù era stato lì per i fine settimana; aveva mangiato alla loro tavola, era come uno di famiglia. Così, sembra naturale chiedere a lui che intervenga...ma Gesù non interviene...Anzi, deliberatamente rifiuta di andare...minimizza la gravità della malattia:“Gesù, udito ciò, disse: «Questa malattia non è per la morte, ma è per la gloria di Dio, affinché per mezzo di essa il Figlio di Dio sia glorificato»” (Giovanni 11:4)E così, accade quello che Maria e Marta temevano, quello che, chiamando Gesù, volevano evitare:“Gesù dunque, arrivato, trovò che Lazzaro era già da quattro giorni nel sepolcro... Marta dunque disse a Gesù: «Signore, se tu fossi stato qui, mio fratello non sarebbe morto...” (Giovanni 11:17, 21-22)Come si saranno sentite Marta e Maria? Confuse.? Deluse? Un po' imbrogliate? Perché Gesù non aveva guarito Lazzaro; non era stato neppure al suo funerale?Quando Gesù arriva a Betania, Lazzaro è stato sepolto da quattro giorni. È passata un'intera settimana da quando Gesù ha ricevuto il messaggio della malattia.Lazzaro è morto quattro giorni fa; e lui stava a quattro giorni di cammino... non ce l'avrebbe fatta a raggiungere Lazzaro prima che morisse!Però, un attimo,Gesù ha guarito il servo del Centurione a distanza...Ha guarito un “estraneo”...Perché non l'amico Lazzaro? Se lo chiedono persino le persone davanti al sepolcro!“Ma alcuni di loro dicevano: «Non poteva, lui che ha aperto gli occhi al cieco, far sì che questi non morisse?»” (Giovanni 11:37)Sono convinto che se lo era chiesto anche Marta, quando aveva detto: "Signore, se tu fossi stato qui, mio fratello non sarebbe morto..." (v. 21)Ti suona familiare? Le parole della folla non sembrano le mie, e le tue? Parole che abbiamo detto ad alta voce, o pensato tra noi e noi, davanti a momenti bui delle nostre vite? “Dio, se tu avessi fatto il tuo lavoro questa situazione non sarebbe accaduta. Se tu avessi usato il tuo potere, non saremmo in questa situazione. Ero nel bisogno e Tu non ti sei fatto vivo.”Non c'è bisogno di stare davanti a una tomba, o di assistere alla malattia di un caro, per avere pensieri come questo. Bastano anche eventi più piccoli, inciampi quotidiani per dirle o pensare.Delusione. Confusione. Dolore. Si presenta in ogni tipo di forma.Abbiamo fede, preghiamo, leggiamo la Bibbia, ci impegniamo verso il prossimo, siamo leali e veritieri...Perché, allora, Gesù, ti volti dall'altra parte, e non fai nulla! Dov'è Gesù quando ne abbiamo bisogno? E anche noi facciamo eco alle parole di Davide:“Fino a quando, o Signore, mi dimenticherai? Sarà forse per sempre? Fino a quando mi nasconderai il tuo volto? Fino a quando avrò l'ansia nell'anima e l'affanno nel cuore tutto il giorno? Fino a quando s'innalzerà il nemico su di me?” (Salmo 13:1-2).La fede dice: "Gesù non ci deluderà mai", il dolore dice: "Mi sento deluso, mi sento delusa". Marta e Maria si sentivano così. Anche noi possiamo sentirci così. “Gesù le disse: «Tuo fratello risusciterà». Marta gli disse: «Lo so che risusciterà, nella risurrezione, nell'ultimo giorno». Gesù le disse: «Io sono la risurrezione e la vita; chi crede in me, anche se muore, vivrà, e chiunque vive e crede in me, non morirà mai. Credi tu questo?»” (Giovanni 11:23-26)Gesù non voleva non guarire Lazzaro, ma non voleva SOLO guarire la malattia di Lazzaro:Il suo piano era molto più alto, mirava a dare una risposta totale, e per sempre ai problemi della vita di Lazzaro...e di tutti i Lazzaro che si sarebbero rivolti a lui...come me... come te che mi ascolti oggi!Vedete, i momenti difficili non smentiscono l'amore di Dio. Le difficoltà della vita non smentiscono che Gesù si preoccupi.Giovanni 11:35 ci consegna il versetto più corto di tutta la Bibbia, ma il più ricco di significato per chi si trova nel bisogno, nella disperazione, nel dolore:“Gesù pianse.” (Giovanni 11:35)Gesù è l'Emmanuele, colui che abbiamo celebrato a Natale, il Dio con noi non solo nella gioia, non solo nella festa, ma anche, e soprattutto nei momenti bui.Il Figlio di Dio piange con noi. Piange il nostro dolore. Sente il nostro dolore. Isaia, più di settecento anni prima,lo aveva descritto così:“Disprezzato e abbandonato dagli uomini, uomo di dolore, familiare con la sofferenza, pari a colui davanti al quale ciascuno si nasconde la faccia, era spregiato, e noi non ne facemmo stima alcuna.” (Isaia 53:3)Gesù è l'uomo dei dolori. E' colui che salirà la croce per spezzare ogni dolore, e dare una nuova vita, perché la sua morte divenga la porta attraverso cui potranno passare tutti coloro che crederanno in lui. Ma, all' epoca della morte di Lazzaro la sua morte e la sua risurrezione dovevano ancora arrivare. Nessuno conosceva ancora la potenza della croce.Non so perché Gesù pianga; se per l'amico morto, o per la tristezza di Marta e Maria, o perché vede che la gente là attorno, anche coloro che lo conoscono e lo amano, si fermano a vedere ciò che c'è ora, e non ciò che ci sarà... se crederanno...“Credi tu questo?” (v.26)Mentre la gente lo critica perché lui era arrivato in ritardo per i miracolo, è come se lui dicesse:"Aspettate un attimo, qui c'è in gioco molto di più. Non la vita, la VITA, quella scritta tutta in maiuscolo! Quella eterna! Io sono la risurrezione e la vita".Ci preoccupiamo tanto di cose come il matrimonio, la carriera, la posizione sociale. Siamo occupati, e preoccupati di tante cose durante le nostre giornate, diamo priorità a tutto...ma dimentichiamo la parte più importante...Marta lo aveva appreso da Gesù, quale fosse la parte importante:“Marta aveva una sorella chiamata Maria, la quale, sedutasi ai piedi del Signore, ascoltava la sua parola. Ma Marta, tutta presa dalle faccende domestiche, venne e disse: «Signore, non ti importa che mia sorella mi abbia lasciata sola a servire? Dille dunque che mi aiuti». Ma il Signore le rispose: «Marta, Marta, tu ti affanni e sei agitata per molte cose, ma una cosa sola è necessaria. Maria ha scelto la parte buona che non le sarà tolta».” (Luca 10:39-41)Dovremmo essere più Maria, fermarci ad ascoltare il Maestro di più...e ci ritroviamo ad essere tante Marta, indaffarate, preoccupate, sudate... lamentone...Gesù, davanti alla tomba del fratello, stava ricordando a Marta, ancora una volta, la prospettiva eterna che le era sfuggita durante quella visita a casa sua.Ancora una volta le chiede di concentrarsi su quella!(“Io sono la risurrezione e la vita; chi crede in me, anche se muore, vivrà, e chiunque vive e crede in me, non morirà mai. Credi tu questo?” (vv. 24-26)Attenzione al verbo che usa Gesù:“Io sono”: in greco è declinato al “presente indicativo attivo”che esprime un'azione che sta succedendo nell'esatto momento in cui viene pronunciato.Non è "Io sarò la risurrezione e la vita" ma Gesù afferma a Marta: “Io SONO la resurrezione e la vita!In questo momento tu puoi essere già risorta: sta accadendo in questo momento. Ci credi, Marta?Ci credi che puoi ottenere questo se tu ti fidi, se tu ti affidi a me, Marta?”Gesù non si concentra solo sul superamento della morte. Gesù ci mostra come possiamo godere della vita.Gesù è venuto per dare la vita. Per darci la forza di cui abbiamo bisogno, che è più che sufficiente per affrontare i nemici che dobbiamo affrontare in questa vita.Nemici come il dubbio. Nemici come la confusione, la delusione, la rabbia per il passato o per le ingiustizie subite. Nemici che cercano di trascinarci giù e di portarci via.Nemici che ci fanno dubitare che Gesù sia realmente interessato, che voglia coinvolgersi con le nostre vite.Ma Gesù è vicino; Gesù promette una soluzione non agli inciampi della vita ma alla vita in se...promette che, se ci focalizziamo sul dono eterno, su quella croce e su quella resurrezione che tra qualche settimana celebreremo, noi saremo vincitori.“Ma, in tutte queste cose, noi siamo più che vincitori, in virtù di colui che ci ha amati.” (Romani 8:37)Mi piace la parafrasi che la Bibbia “La Parola è vita” fa di questo versetto“Ma anche se affrontiamo tutte queste cose la vittoria schiacciante è nostra, grazie a Cristo, che ci ha tanto amato da morire per noi.” (Romani 8:37 PV)Non solo vincitori:più che vincitori, una vittoria schiacciante...vale un 7 a 0 a calcio, 6-0 6-0 6-0 a tennis, un giro di distacco al secondo in Formula 1...Quando ci serve di ricordarcelo? Quando non raggiungiamo i nostri obiettivi. Quando le nostre aspettative non vengono soddisfatte. Quando ci troviamo in quel luogo di delusione, di confusione di "perché proprio adesso, perché proprio a me?".Dopo tutto quello che ho detto potresti essere portato, o portata a pensare che Gesù NON si occuperà MAI di te...dei tuo inciampi, delle tue cadute. TI prego, non pensarlo mai! Non essere come Marta!“Gesù disse: «Togliete la pietra!» Marta, la sorella del morto, gli disse: «Signore, egli puzza già, perché siamo al quarto giorno». Gesù le disse: «Non ti ho detto che se credi, vedrai la gloria di Dio?»” (Giovanni 11:39)Gesù si occuperà anche di quello; dei tuoi problemi di tutti i giorni, del tuo matrimonio in crisi, del lavoro che non arriva, della malattia piombata nella tua vita...della tomba chiusa... con un cadavere che puzza... Gesù intervenne nella vita di Marta e Maria, e Lazzaro visse di nuovo...e di nuovo morì...anche se era già risorto...E non sulla terra, ma al cospetto di Dio, come credente.Immaginatevi di essere gravemente ammalati, di rischiare la vita, e non quella terrena, ma quella eterna.E di avere uno specialista che ha già vinto la morte per noi...e che quello specialista è amico vostro...E di sapere che i momenti difficili non smentiscono l'amore di Dio. Le difficoltà della vita non smentiscono il fatto che a Gesù importa di te!Come risurrezione e vita, Gesù sarà sempre lì, al nostro fianco per noi.“Credi tu questo?”Preghiamo.GUARDA LE DIAPOSITIVE DEL MESSAGGIOGUARDA IL MESSAGGIO IN BASSA RISOLUZIONE SU FACEBOOKGUARDA IL MESSAGGIO IN BASSA RISOLUZIONE SU INSTAGRAM--- GUARDA IL VIDEO DEL MESSAGGIO IN HD
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Quando pensi alla tua vita, pensi ad un bicchiere mezzo pieno, o a uno mezzo vuoto? E come credente, cosa ti aspetti che faccia Dio? Che forse lo riempia? Lo farà... ma non attraverso le opere del mondo. Non ora, ma alla fine. Ma quando tornerà il Figlio.---Predicatore: Marco Delle Monache CLICCA SUL TITOLO PER ASCOLTARE IL MESSAGGIOTempo di lettura: 9 minutiTempo di ascolto audio/visione video: 24 minutiNei miei trenta anni di servizio come pastore di questa e di altre chiese uno degli aspetti con cui mi sono sempre dovuto confrontare era la frustrazione.Di quale frustrazione sto parlando? No, non quella della crescita della chiesa in senso di numeri.Vivendo in un piccolo centro di una provincia poco popolata e mal collegata e in generale “refrattaria” alle novità sapevo da subito che la chiesa locale non sarebbe mai stata di centinaia, ma piuttosto di decine... e poche decine.Vi faccio vedere fisicamente la cosa per cui ero frustrato:Questa è l'immagine perfetta che la rappresenta: un bicchiere mezzo vuoto.La frustrazione era di vedere come molte persone avrebbero potuto essere felici se solo avessero accettato di muoversi da dove erano. Se avessero smesso di comportarsi come bambini, di avere il complesso di Calimero (quello che dice ce l'hanno tutti con me perché sono piccolo e nero) ma avessero guardato avanti, vedendo le benedizioni e non gli ostacoli, vedendo la metà piena del bicchiere e non la vuota, e avessero accettato il cambiamento, senza cercare di utilizzare i vecchi metodi del mondo.Devo dire che questa frustrazione continua ancora...perché, in fondo, anche io tendo ad essere così,a vedere ciò che manca e non ciò che c'è già.Meno male che, leggendo la Bibbia ho trovato solidi “compagni di sventura”;da Mosè fino a Paolo.Ed è proprio ad Mosè che voglio partire:“Mosè e Aaronne dissero a tutti i figli d'Israele: «Questa sera voi conoscerete che il Signore è colui che vi ha fatti uscire dal paese d'Egitto. Domattina vedrete la gloria del Signore, poiché egli ha udito i vostri mormorii contro il Signore. “ (Esodo 16:6-7 a)Con queste parole, Mosè anticipò il miracolo della manna che il Signore stava per fare a pro del popolo uscito dall'Egitto. Che strano, non trovate, che Mosè debba dire al popolo che "questa sera" vedranno la gloria del Signore? Come mai dice così, se già avevano visto il Signore in azione più volte, sia nelle dieci piaghe d'Egitto e sia nel passaggio del Mar Rosso? Non avevano già conosciuto la potenza del Signore?“Tutta la comunità dei figli d'Israele mormorò contro Mosè e contro Aaronne nel deserto. I figli d'Israele dissero loro: «Fossimo pur morti per mano del Signore nel paese d'Egitto, quando sedevamo intorno a pentole piene di carne e mangiavamo pane a sazietà! Voi ci avete condotti in questo deserto perché tutta questa assemblea morisse di fame!» “ (Esodo 16:2-4)Evidentemente non era bastato; evidentemente il popolo era concentrato su quello che mancava nel bicchiere, dimenticando quello che c'era, ovvero che ERANO SALVI!Fermati un attimo e rifletti:quali miracoli hai visto nella tua vita? E quali non hai visto, o non hai visto ancora?Ma (e adesso, sii onesto, sii onesta),quali sono più presenti nella tua mente?A quali pensi più spesso?A ciò che già hai visto e ricevuto, o all'altro?Quale parte del bicchiere stai guardando?Il sotto, mezzo pieno,o il sopra, mezzo vuoto?Facciamo un salto di qualche migliaio di anni, ed arriviamo a Paolo.Quando leggiamo 2 Corinzi 13:1-10 troviamo Paolo, probabilmente uno dei migliori ministri del Vangelo, che esprime una certa frustrazione nei confronti delle congregazioni di Corinto. Leggiamo 2 Corinzi 13:1-10 “Questa è la terza volta che vengo da voi. Ogni parola sarà confermata dalla bocca di due o tre testimoni. Ho avvertito quando ero presente tra di voi la seconda volta e avverto ora, che sono assente, tanto quelli che hanno peccato precedentemente quanto tutti gli altri che, se tornerò da voi, non userò indulgenza...” (2 Corinzi 13:1-2) “Questa è la terza volta che vengo da voi.Questa è la seconda lettera. Ho già scritto in precedenza. Non sembra essere cambiato nulla...e quando arrivo lì da voi sono cavolo vostri”. Che ne dite, c'è un un po' di frustrazione nella parole di Paolo non è vero?Paolo esprime tutta la sua frustrazione, perché vede che i Corinzi, nonostante tutto quello che avevano ricevuto da lui, ma soprattutto nonostante quello che avevano ricevuto da Gesù ( LA SALVEZZA!), stavano “ritornando indietro”.Quello che avevano già ottenuto il bicchiere mezzo pieno, non sembrava abbastanza...e cercavano di riempirlo con “altro”, che non fosse Cristo.Paolo esorta i Corinzi a cambiare i loro modi dicendo: “Infatti temo, quando verrò, di non trovarvi quali vorrei e di essere io stesso da voi trovato quale non mi vorreste; temo che vi siano tra di voi contese, gelosie, ire, rivalità, maldicenze, insinuazioni, superbie, disordini...” (2 Corinzi 12:20)Cosa è che bramano i Corinzi? Di avere tutto il bicchiere pieno! Ma Gesù non aveva detto “Ma per voi non deve essere così; anzi, il più grande tra di voi sia come il più piccolo, e chi governa come colui che serve.” ( Luca 22:26) ?E per avere il bicchiere pieno, in questo mondo, devi fare esattamente quello che facevano i Corinzi:contendere, far uscire l'ira per prevalere sugli altri...In una parola, essere come eri prima, non cambiare.Qui Paolo fa riferimento alla loro resistenza al cambiamento che ha causato disunità nella chiesa. Ma Paolo sapeva che la resistenza al cambiamento non solo ostacolava la crescita spirituale della chiesa, ma soprattutto quella individuale. Quanto sei “resistente” al cambiamento? Quanto stai cercando di conservare altre coseper avere tutto il bicchiere pieno?E quanto sei frustrato o frustrata di vedere che il bicchiere rimane mezzo vuoto?Se non lo sei affatto, alleluja! In qualsiasi momento della vita di credente tu ti trovi da curioso, a neo credente, a credente maturo, a credente stravecchio, la verità di Cristo che ti ha reso una nuova creatura ti appartiene!Se invece hai una qualche frustrazione, piccola o grande che sia, ascolta ciò che Paolo chiede ai Galati:“O Galati insensati, chi vi ha ammaliati, voi, davanti ai cui occhi Gesù Cristo è stato rappresentato crocifisso? Questo soltanto desidero sapere da voi: avete ricevuto lo Spirito per mezzo delle opere della legge o mediante la predicazione della fede? Siete così insensati? Dopo aver cominciato con lo Spirito, volete ora raggiungere la perfezione con la carne?” (Galati 3:1-3)Paolo afferma: “E' da deficienti – insensati, glie lo dice due volte – pensare di ottenere con le cose del mondo( e in questo caso erano le regole della tradizione ebraica, i sacrifici, i lavaggi ecc:)la parte che vi manca ancora per essere perfetti.”; ovvero, riempire il bicchiere, avere tutto e oltre quello che abbiamo già.Più avanti Paolo dice loro:“Come vorrei essere con voi adesso e non parlarvi con questo tono, perché a questa distanza francamente non so più che cosa fare per voi! (C'è ben un bel po' di frustrazione qui!) Ora ditemi, voi che pensate di dover obbedire alle leggi ebraiche per essere salvati, perché non volete capire il vero significato di quelle leggi? Infatti le Scritture ci dicono che Abramo ebbe due figli: uno dalla moglie schiava ed uno da quella libera.Non ci fu niente di straordinario nella nascita del bambino della schiava. Ma il bambino della moglie libera nacque soltanto in seguito ad una promessa di Dio.” (Galati 4:20-23 PV)In sostanza Paolo dice che Abraamo aveva provato a riempire il bicchiere dove mancava un erede che proseguisse la stirpe per adempiere alla promessa di avere una discendenza numerosa quanto le stelle del cielo con la “procreazione assistita” e i metodi del mondo mentre Dio aveva già in progetto la procreazione assistita e il metodo “miracolo di Dio”.Quale dei due ebbe successo? Fu Ismaele o Isacco l'erede, il sostegno, la prosecuzione della stirpe, l'antenato di Cristo, la “risata di Dio” da cui viene il nome Isacco?Paolo era frustrato:i Galati avevano tutto... in una sola parola:Cristo. Erano SALVI! Qualsiasi cosa fosse accaduta! Paolo era disposto a mettere in discussione la sua stessa vita per far sì che i Galati raggiungessero la maturità spirituale. Ma doveva fare i conti con la natura umana dei Galati.Paolo sapeva che il cambiamento è essenziale per crescere in Cristo,ma i Galati cercavano la perfezione,il bicchiere pieno, nelle cose del mondo, nelle tradizioni, nei gesti che tutti gli altri facevano.Erano a quelle funi che si attaccavano, e non volevano mollare!A cosa ti aggrappi del tuo vecchio io? A quale fune? Quale fune del mondo pensi ti darà ciò che desideri? Quale pensi che Dio dovrebbe lanciarti...e non lo fa... ed è per quello che scegli l'altra?Se non ti aggrappi a nessuna fune se non quella di Cristo risorto, allora, di nuovo alleluja! Per te valgono le parole di Paolo ai Tessalonicesi:“Voi siete divenuti imitatori nostri e del Signore, avendo ricevuto la parola in mezzo a molte sofferenze, con la gioia che dà lo Spirito Santo, tanto da diventare un esempio per tutti i credenti della Macedonia e dell'Acaia. … la fama della fede che avete in Dio si è sparsa in ogni luogo, di modo che non abbiamo bisogno di parlarne...” (1 Tessalonicesi 1:6-8)Se invece aspetti ancora una fune da Dio per raggiungere ciò che credi manchi alla tua vita, vorrei poterti dire che Dio te la lancerà, prima o poi...ma sarei un bugiardo se ti dicessi che te la lancerà al 100%. Potrebbe...come anche no.Perché?Perché viviamo in un mondo caduto, dove non è fatta la volontà di Dio, ma quella del mondo?Ti ricordi come ci ha insegnato Gesù a pregare il Padre? “...sia fatta la tua volontà, come in cielo, anche in terra.” (Matteo 6:10). E' un auspicio, qualcosa che ancora non c'è,una preghiera; e si prega ciò che non è ancora accaduto, affinché accada.E tu mi dirai: “Che bella prospettiva Marco!Allora il mio bicchiere resterà per sempre mezzo vuoto!”La risposta è: no! E non lo dico io, ma Paolo: ai Galati aveva detto:“Siete così insensati? Dopo aver cominciato con lo Spirito, volete ora raggiungere la perfezione con la carne?” (Galati 3:3)Paolo dice che c'è una perfezione da raggiungere, ma non con la “carne”, con il mondo.Ma quando?“Sono sicuro che Dio, che ha cominciato in voi la sua opera, vi aiuterà a crescere nella sua grazia fino a completare questa sua opera in voi il giorno in cui Gesù Cristo tornerà.” (Filippesi 1:6 PV)Ci sarà un giorno in cui Gesù tornerà a riempire tutto ciò che manca, a farlo traboccare:“...adesso possiamo vedere e capire soltanto molto poco di Dio, come se guardassimo in uno specchio appannato. Ma un giorno lo vedremo, faccia a faccia, e lo conosceremo completamente. Ora tutto quello che conosciamo è confuso e annebbiato, ma allora vedremo tutto chiaramente, proprio come il Signore vede nel mio cuore in questo momento.” (1 Corinzi 13:12 PV)Cosa vede in questo momento nel tuo cuore Cristo? Vede qualcuno o qualcuna che accetta la misura della sua vita mezza piena perché la reale pienezza arriverà soltanto quando Gesù tornerà?Nei miei trenta anni di servizio sono stato spesso frustrato nel vedere credenti “tiepidi”. Ma il Signore ha più spesso riempito il mio bicchiere con la vita di credenti caldi, ferventi, che avevano capito quando il loro bicchiere sarebbe stato riempito da Cristo e hanno vissuto la loro vita in attesa di quel giorno del giorno in cui Cristo sarebbe tornato.Preghiamo.GUARDA LE DIAPOSITIVE DEL MESSAGGIOGUARDA IL MESSAGGIO IN BASSA RISOLUZIONE SU FACEBOOKGUARDA IL MESSAGGIO IN BASSA RISOLUZIONE SU INSTAGRAM---GUARDA IL VIDEO DEL MESSAGGIO IN HD
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Danny from the US and Lucie from London join Alyssa for our discussion of Netflix's The Witcher: Blood Origin Episode 104 "Of Mages, Malice, and Monstrous Mayhem". Very important bits include: the thesis of ‘Blood Origin', the public reception to the show, how Ithlinne's prophecy has come to pass, how ‘Blood Origin' expands the Witcher Universe, and the limited series' impact on our bridge characters, Jaskier and Avallac'h. [00:00] Cold Open [00:44] Introduction [00:56] Doug Cockle and Peter Kenny are coming to the podcast! [05:00] Guest Introductions [17:02] Episode Highlights & Lowlights [31:19] ‘Tidings from Toussaint', Mid-Episode News Segment [36:48] How has Ithlinne's prophecy come to pass? [40:46] What is the thesis of ‘Blood Origin'? [45:46] How do ‘Blood Origin''s elves differ from contemporary humans? [57:19] Can ‘Blood Origin' stand on its own? [01:01:47] How does ‘Blood Origin' expand the Witcher Universe? [01:07:17] How might this affect Jaskier in Season 3? [01:10:22] What are the implications of Avallac'h's mid-credits scene? [01:18:49] Closing Thoughts [01:21:15] Outro & Credits The full episode transcript, show notes, merchandise store, and access to our social platforms are available at breakfastinbeauclair.com.
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Sponsored by Last Christmass, when giving organs was still trendy Our Atrocity of Exalts celebrate their victory with their fellow Mages. End of Sadness gives everyone a parting gift as they are ready to get their Arc online, but not before giving their Circle a tour of The Hell of Other People.
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The Witcher: Blood Origin: Episode 4 "Of Mages, Malice, and Monstrous Mayhem" As Merwyn forges an uneasy alliance to achieve her plans for Elfkind, the battle begins in Xintrea, where Éile finds her voice and Fjall loses control. Scorecard: 8/10 Feedback : firstname.lastname@example.org (audio/written) Twitter: BlackGirl_Couch Tumblr: slowlandrogynousmiracle
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