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Welcome to Issue 197 of Critical Encounters, a podcast about Marvel Champions, a Living Card Game by Fantasy Flight Games. Here we take a good look at that most critical piece of the game, the Encounter Sets. We'll discuss those poorly understood characters, unfairly labeled Villains, and their various plans to shape humanity and benefit the planet, as well as those so-called heroes intent on thwarting them. In this Shadow of the Past issue we look at Wolverine's Nemesis, Omega Red You can find us on Discord as: Vardaen, bigfomlof, and WanderingTook and BoardGameLawyer You can find BGL on Twitch and YouTube! Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/criticalencounterspod/ Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg-r6-EooHoJGa1RRsH7i3w Find our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/criticalencounterspodcast You can also find our Discord Channel on the Marvel Champions Monthly Discord Server. “My deathspores will drain the life from your body." - Omega Red
Brawlers, this week join Nemesis, Doom , Bullseye, Sinestro and welcome back Black Manta, as they talk about two massive properties in Nerdom, Star Trek v Harry Potter. They will talk about their favorites from each, what they love thats been inspired by them, their misses and where they want to see these two franchise in the future. Dooms controls himself, but only slightly better and 3 Potter movies are claimed as the very BEST. Its episode 22
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Episode 131 – The one with Nemesis: The next chapter In episode 131 of Kaiju Curry House, Jeremy Robinson, writer of the Nemesis Saga returns to talk about his new book titled Nemesis. This is perfect for new readers and long time fans as it takes place in an alternate reality so everything is different, … Continue reading "The one with Nemesis: The next chapter"
The Haunter of the Dark By H. P. Lovecraft (Dedicated to Robert Bloch) I have seen the dark universe yawning Where the black planets roll without aim— Where they roll in their horror unheeded, Without knowledge or lustre or name. —Nemesis. Cautious investigators will hesitate to challenge the common belief that Robert Blake was killed by lightning, or by some profound nervous shock derived from an electrical discharge. It is true that the window he faced was unbroken, but Nature has shewn herself capable of many freakish performances. The expression on his face may easily have arisen from some obscure muscular source unrelated to anything he saw, while the entries in his diary are clearly the result of a fantastic imagination aroused by certain local superstitions and by certain old matters he had uncovered. As for the anomalous conditions at the deserted church on Federal Hill—the shrewd analyst is not slow in attributing them to some charlatanry, conscious or unconscious, with at least some of which Blake was secretly connected. For after all, the victim was a writer and painter wholly devoted to the field of myth, dream, terror, and superstition, and avid in his quest for scenes and effects of a bizarre, spectral sort. His earlier stay in the city—a visit to a strange old man as deeply given to occult and forbidden lore as he—had ended amidst death and flame, and it must have been some morbid instinct which drew him back from his home in Milwaukee. He may have known of the old stories despite his statements to the contrary in the diary, and his death may have nipped in the bud some stupendous hoax destined to have a literary reflection. Among those, however, who have examined and correlated all this evidence, there remain several who cling to less rational and commonplace theories. They are inclined to take much of Blake's diary at its face value, and point significantly to certain facts such as the undoubted genuineness of the old church record, the verified existence of the disliked and unorthodox Starry Wisdom sect prior to 1877, the recorded disappearance of an inquisitive reporter named Edwin M. Lillibridge in 1893, and—above all—the look of monstrous, transfiguring fear on the face of the young writer when he died. It was one of these believers who, moved to fanatical extremes, threw into the bay the curiously angled stone and its strangely adorned metal box found in the old church steeple—the black windowless steeple, and not the tower where Blake's diary said those things originally were. Though widely censured both officially and unofficially, this man—a reputable physician with a taste for odd folklore—averred that he had rid the earth of something too dangerous to rest upon it. Between these two schools of opinion the reader must judge for himself. The papers have given the tangible details from a sceptical angle, leaving for others the drawing of the picture as Robert Blake saw it—or thought he saw it—or pretended to see it. Now, studying the diary closely, dispassionately, and at leisure, let us summarise the dark chain of events from the expressed point of view of their chief actor. Young Blake returned to Providence in the winter of 1934–5, taking the upper floor of a venerable dwelling in a grassy court off College Street—on the crest of the great eastward hill near the Brown University campus and behind the marble John Hay Library. It was a cosy and fascinating place, in a little garden oasis of village-like antiquity where huge, friendly cats sunned themselves atop a convenient shed. The square Georgian house had a monitor roof, classic doorway with fan carving, small-paned windows, and all the other earmarks of early nineteenth-century workmanship. Inside were six-panelled doors, wide floor-boards, a curving colonial staircase, white Adam-period mantels, and a rear set of rooms three steps below the general level. Blake's study, a large southwest chamber, overlooked the front garden on one side, while its west windows—before one of which he had his desk—faced off from the brow of the hill and commanded a splendid view of the lower town's outspread roofs and of the mystical sunsets that flamed behind them. On the far horizon were the open countryside's purple slopes. Against these, some two miles away, rose the spectral hump of Federal Hill, bristling with huddled roofs and steeples whose remote outlines wavered mysteriously, taking fantastic forms as the smoke of the city swirled up and enmeshed them. Blake had a curious sense that he was looking upon some unknown, ethereal world which might or might not vanish in dream if ever he tried to seek it out and enter it in person. Having sent home for most of his books, Blake bought some antique furniture suitable to his quarters and settled down to write and paint—living alone, and attending to the simple housework himself. His studio was in a north attic room, where the panes of the monitor roof furnished admirable lighting. During that first winter he produced five of his best-known short stories—“The Burrower Beneath”, “The Stairs in the Crypt”, “Shaggai”, “In the Vale of Pnath”, and “The Feaster from the Stars”—and painted seven canvases; studies of nameless, unhuman monsters, and profoundly alien, non-terrestrial landscapes. At sunset he would often sit at his desk and gaze dreamily off at the outspread west—the dark towers of Memorial Hall just below, the Georgian court-house belfry, the lofty pinnacles of the downtown section, and that shimmering, spire-crowned mound in the distance whose unknown streets and labyrinthine gables so potently provoked his fancy. From his few local acquaintances he learned that the far-off slope was a vast Italian quarter, though most of the houses were remnants of older Yankee and Irish days. Now and then he would train his field-glasses on that spectral, unreachable world beyond the curling smoke; picking out individual roofs and chimneys and steeples, and speculating upon the bizarre and curious mysteries they might house. Even with optical aid Federal Hill seemed somehow alien, half fabulous, and linked to the unreal, intangible marvels of Blake's own tales and pictures. The feeling would persist long after the hill had faded into the violet, lamp-starred twilight, and the court-house floodlights and the red Industrial Trust beacon had blazed up to make the night grotesque. Of all the distant objects on Federal Hill, a certain huge, dark church most fascinated Blake. It stood out with especial distinctness at certain hours of the day, and at sunset the great tower and tapering steeple loomed blackly against the flaming sky. It seemed to rest on especially high ground; for the grimy facade, and the obliquely seen north side with sloping roof and the tops of great pointed windows, rose boldly above the tangle of surrounding ridgepoles and chimney-pots. Peculiarly grim and austere, it appeared to be built of stone, stained and weathered with the smoke and storms of a century and more. The style, so far as the glass could shew, was that earliest experimental form of Gothic revival which preceded the stately Upjohn period and held over some of the outlines and proportions of the Georgian age. Perhaps it was reared around 1810 or 1815. As months passed, Blake watched the far-off, forbidding structure with an oddly mounting interest. Since the vast windows were never lighted, he knew that it must be vacant. The longer he watched, the more his imagination worked, till at length he began to fancy curious things. He believed that a vague, singular aura of desolation hovered over the place, so that even the pigeons and swallows shunned its smoky eaves. Around other towers and belfries his glass would reveal great flocks of birds, but here they never rested. At least, that is what he thought and set down in his diary. He pointed the place out to several friends, but none of them had even been on Federal Hill or possessed the faintest notion of what the church was or had been. In the spring a deep restlessness gripped Blake. He had begun his long-planned novel—based on a supposed survival of the witch-cult in Maine—but was strangely unable to make progress with it. More and more he would sit at his westward window and gaze at the distant hill and the black, frowning steeple shunned by the birds. When the delicate leaves came out on the garden boughs the world was filled with a new beauty, but Blake's restlessness was merely increased. It was then that he first thought of crossing the city and climbing bodily up that fabulous slope into the smoke-wreathed world of dream. Late in April, just before the aeon-shadowed Walpurgis time, Blake made his first trip into the unknown. Plodding through the endless downtown streets and the bleak, decayed squares beyond, he came finally upon the ascending avenue of century-worn steps, sagging Doric porches, and blear-paned cupolas which he felt must lead up to the long-known, unreachable world beyond the mists. There were dingy blue-and-white street signs which meant nothing to him, and presently he noted the strange, dark faces of the drifting crowds, and the foreign signs over curious shops in brown, decade-weathered buildings. Nowhere could he find any of the objects he had seen from afar; so that once more he half fancied that the Federal Hill of that distant view was a dream-world never to be trod by living human feet. Now and then a battered church facade or crumbling spire came in sight, but never the blackened pile that he sought. When he asked a shopkeeper about a great stone church the man smiled and shook his head, though he spoke English freely. As Blake climbed higher, the region seemed stranger and stranger, with bewildering mazes of brooding brown alleys leading eternally off to the south. He crossed two or three broad avenues, and once thought he glimpsed a familiar tower. Again he asked a merchant about the massive church of stone, and this time he could have sworn that the plea of ignorance was feigned. The dark man's face had a look of fear which he tried to hide, and Blake saw him make a curious sign with his right hand. Then suddenly a black spire stood out against the cloudy sky on his left, above the tiers of brown roofs lining the tangled southerly alleys. Blake knew at once what it was, and plunged toward it through the squalid, unpaved lanes that climbed from the avenue. Twice he lost his way, but he somehow dared not ask any of the patriarchs or housewives who sat on their doorsteps, or any of the children who shouted and played in the mud of the shadowy lanes. At last he saw the tower plain against the southwest, and a huge stone bulk rose darkly at the end of an alley. Presently he stood in a windswept open square, quaintly cobblestoned, with a high bank wall on the farther side. This was the end of his quest; for upon the wide, iron-railed, weed-grown plateau which the wall supported—a separate, lesser world raised fully six feet above the surrounding streets—there stood a grim, titan bulk whose identity, despite Blake's new perspective, was beyond dispute. The vacant church was in a state of great decrepitude. Some of the high stone buttresses had fallen, and several delicate finials lay half lost among the brown, neglected weeds and grasses. The sooty Gothic windows were largely unbroken, though many of the stone mullions were missing. Blake wondered how the obscurely painted panes could have survived so well, in view of the known habits of small boys the world over. The massive doors were intact and tightly closed. Around the top of the bank wall, fully enclosing the grounds, was a rusty iron fence whose gate—at the head of a flight of steps from the square—was visibly padlocked. The path from the gate to the building was completely overgrown. Desolation and decay hung like a pall above the place, and in the birdless eaves and black, ivyless walls Blake felt a touch of the dimly sinister beyond his power to define. There were very few people in the square, but Blake saw a policeman at the northerly end and approached him with questions about the church. He was a great wholesome Irishman, and it seemed odd that he would do little more than make the sign of the cross and mutter that people never spoke of that building. When Blake pressed him he said very hurriedly that the Italian priests warned everybody against it, vowing that a monstrous evil had once dwelt there and left its mark. He himself had heard dark whispers of it from his father, who recalled certain sounds and rumours from his boyhood. There had been a bad sect there in the ould days—an outlaw sect that called up awful things from some unknown gulf of night. It had taken a good priest to exorcise what had come, though there did be those who said that merely the light could do it. If Father O'Malley were alive there would be many the thing he could tell. But now there was nothing to do but let it alone. It hurt nobody now, and those that owned it were dead or far away. They had run away like rats after the threatening talk in '77, when people began to mind the way folks vanished now and then in the neighbourhood. Some day the city would step in and take the property for lack of heirs, but little good would come of anybody's touching it. Better it be left alone for the years to topple, lest things be stirred that ought to rest forever in their black abyss. After the policeman had gone Blake stood staring at the sullen steepled pile. It excited him to find that the structure seemed as sinister to others as to him, and he wondered what grain of truth might lie behind the old tales the bluecoat had repeated. Probably they were mere legends evoked by the evil look of the place, but even so, they were like a strange coming to life of one of his own stories. The afternoon sun came out from behind dispersing clouds, but seemed unable to light up the stained, sooty walls of the old temple that towered on its high plateau. It was odd that the green of spring had not touched the brown, withered growths in the raised, iron-fenced yard. Blake found himself edging nearer the raised area and examining the bank wall and rusted fence for possible avenues of ingress. There was a terrible lure about the blackened fane which was not to be resisted. The fence had no opening near the steps, but around on the north side were some missing bars. He could go up the steps and walk around on the narrow coping outside the fence till he came to the gap. If the people feared the place so wildly, he would encounter no interference. He was on the embankment and almost inside the fence before anyone noticed him. Then, looking down, he saw the few people in the square edging away and making the same sign with their right hands that the shopkeeper in the avenue had made. Several windows were slammed down, and a fat woman darted into the street and pulled some small children inside a rickety, unpainted house. The gap in the fence was very easy to pass through, and before long Blake found himself wading amidst the rotting, tangled growths of the deserted yard. Here and there the worn stump of a headstone told him that there had once been burials in this field; but that, he saw, must have been very long ago. The sheer bulk of the church was oppressive now that he was close to it, but he conquered his mood and approached to try the three great doors in the facade. All were securely locked, so he began a circuit of the Cyclopean building in quest of some minor and more penetrable opening. Even then he could not be sure that he wished to enter that haunt of desertion and shadow, yet the pull of its strangeness dragged him on automatically. A yawning and unprotected cellar window in the rear furnished the needed aperture. Peering in, Blake saw a subterrene gulf of cobwebs and dust faintly litten by the western sun's filtered rays. Debris, old barrels, and ruined boxes and furniture of numerous sorts met his eye, though over everything lay a shroud of dust which softened all sharp outlines. The rusted remains of a hot-air furnace shewed that the building had been used and kept in shape as late as mid-Victorian times. Acting almost without conscious initiative, Blake crawled through the window and let himself down to the dust-carpeted and debris-strown concrete floor. The vaulted cellar was a vast one, without partitions; and in a corner far to the right, amid dense shadows, he saw a black archway evidently leading upstairs. He felt a peculiar sense of oppression at being actually within the great spectral building, but kept it in check as he cautiously scouted about—finding a still-intact barrel amid the dust, and rolling it over to the open window to provide for his exit. Then, bracing himself, he crossed the wide, cobweb-festooned space toward the arch. Half choked with the omnipresent dust, and covered with ghostly gossamer fibres, he reached and began to climb the worn stone steps which rose into the darkness. He had no light, but groped carefully with his hands. After a sharp turn he felt a closed door ahead, and a little fumbling revealed its ancient latch. It opened inward, and beyond it he saw a dimly illumined corridor lined with worm-eaten panelling. Once on the ground floor, Blake began exploring in a rapid fashion. All the inner doors were unlocked, so that he freely passed from room to room. The colossal nave was an almost eldritch place with its drifts and mountains of dust over box pews, altar, hourglass pulpit, and sounding-board, and its titanic ropes of cobweb stretching among the pointed arches of the gallery and entwining the clustered Gothic columns. Over all this hushed desolation played a hideous leaden light as the declining afternoon sun sent its rays through the strange, half-blackened panes of the great apsidal windows. The paintings on those windows were so obscured by soot that Blake could scarcely decipher what they had represented, but from the little he could make out he did not like them. The designs were largely conventional, and his knowledge of obscure symbolism told him much concerning some of the ancient patterns. The few saints depicted bore expressions distinctly open to criticism, while one of the windows seemed to shew merely a dark space with spirals of curious luminosity scattered about in it. Turning away from the windows, Blake noticed that the cobwebbed cross above the altar was not of the ordinary kind, but resembled the primordial ankh or crux ansata of shadowy Egypt. In a rear vestry room beside the apse Blake found a rotting desk and ceiling-high shelves of mildewed, disintegrating books. Here for the first time he received a positive shock of objective horror, for the titles of those books told him much. They were the black, forbidden things which most sane people have never even heard of, or have heard of only in furtive, timorous whispers; the banned and dreaded repositories of equivocal secrets and immemorial formulae which have trickled down the stream of time from the days of man's youth, and the dim, fabulous days before man was. He had himself read many of them—a Latin version of the abhorred Necronomicon, the sinister Liber Ivonis, the infamous Cultes des Goules of Comte d'Erlette, the Unaussprechlichen Kulten of von Junzt, and old Ludvig Prinn's hellish De Vermis Mysteriis. But there were others he had known merely by reputation or not at all—the Pnakotic Manuscripts, the Book of Dzyan, and a crumbling volume in wholly unidentifiable characters yet with certain symbols and diagrams shudderingly recognisable to the occult student. Clearly, the lingering local rumours had not lied. This place had once been the seat of an evil older than mankind and wider than the known universe. In the ruined desk was a small leather-bound record-book filled with entries in some odd cryptographic medium. The manuscript writing consisted of the common traditional symbols used today in astronomy and anciently in alchemy, astrology, and other dubious arts—the devices of the sun, moon, planets, aspects, and zodiacal signs—here massed in solid pages of text, with divisions and paragraphings suggesting that each symbol answered to some alphabetical letter. In the hope of later solving the cryptogram, Blake bore off this volume in his coat pocket. Many of the great tomes on the shelves fascinated him unutterably, and he felt tempted to borrow them at some later time. He wondered how they could have remained undisturbed so long. Was he the first to conquer the clutching, pervasive fear which had for nearly sixty years protected this deserted place from visitors? Having now thoroughly explored the ground floor, Blake ploughed again through the dust of the spectral nave to the front vestibule, where he had seen a door and staircase presumably leading up to the blackened tower and steeple—objects so long familiar to him at a distance. The ascent was a choking experience, for dust lay thick, while the spiders had done their worst in this constricted place. The staircase was a spiral with high, narrow wooden treads, and now and then Blake passed a clouded window looking dizzily out over the city. Though he had seen no ropes below, he expected to find a bell or peal of bells in the tower whose narrow, louver-boarded lancet windows his field-glass had studied so often. Here he was doomed to disappointment; for when he attained the top of the stairs he found the tower chamber vacant of chimes, and clearly devoted to vastly different purposes. The room, about fifteen feet square, was faintly lighted by four lancet windows, one on each side, which were glazed within their screening of decayed louver-boards. These had been further fitted with tight, opaque screens, but the latter were now largely rotted away. In the centre of the dust-laden floor rose a curiously angled stone pillar some four feet in height and two in average diameter, covered on each side with bizarre, crudely incised, and wholly unrecognisable hieroglyphs. On this pillar rested a metal box of peculiarly asymmetrical form; its hinged lid thrown back, and its interior holding what looked beneath the decade-deep dust to be an egg-shaped or irregularly spherical object some four inches through. Around the pillar in a rough circle were seven high-backed Gothic chairs still largely intact, while behind them, ranging along the dark-panelled walls, were seven colossal images of crumbling, black-painted plaster, resembling more than anything else the cryptic carven megaliths of mysterious Easter Island. In one corner of the cobwebbed chamber a ladder was built into the wall, leading up to the closed trap-door of the windowless steeple above. As Blake grew accustomed to the feeble light he noticed odd bas-reliefs on the strange open box of yellowish metal. Approaching, he tried to clear the dust away with his hands and handkerchief, and saw that the figurings were of a monstrous and utterly alien kind; depicting entities which, though seemingly alive, resembled no known life-form ever evolved on this planet. The four-inch seeming sphere turned out to be a nearly black, red-striated polyhedron with many irregular flat surfaces; either a very remarkable crystal of some sort, or an artificial object of carved and highly polished mineral matter. It did not touch the bottom of the box, but was held suspended by means of a metal band around its centre, with seven queerly designed supports extending horizontally to angles of the box's inner wall near the top. This stone, once exposed, exerted upon Blake an almost alarming fascination. He could scarcely tear his eyes from it, and as he looked at its glistening surfaces he almost fancied it was transparent, with half-formed worlds of wonder within. Into his mind floated pictures of alien orbs with great stone towers, and other orbs with titan mountains and no mark of life, and still remoter spaces where only a stirring in vague blacknesses told of the presence of consciousness and will. When he did look away, it was to notice a somewhat singular mound of dust in the far corner near the ladder to the steeple. Just why it took his attention he could not tell, but something in its contours carried a message to his unconscious mind. Ploughing toward it, and brushing aside the hanging cobwebs as he went, he began to discern something grim about it. Hand and handkerchief soon revealed the truth, and Blake gasped with a baffling mixture of emotions. It was a human skeleton, and it must have been there for a very long time. The clothing was in shreds, but some buttons and fragments of cloth bespoke a man's grey suit. There were other bits of evidence—shoes, metal clasps, huge buttons for round cuffs, a stickpin of bygone pattern, a reporter's badge with the name of the old Providence Telegram, and a crumbling leather pocketbook. Blake examined the latter with care, finding within it several bills of antiquated issue, a celluloid advertising calendar for 1893, some cards with the name “Edwin M. Lillibridge”, and a paper covered with pencilled memoranda. This paper held much of a puzzling nature, and Blake read it carefully at the dim westward window. Its disjointed text included such phrases as the following: “Prof. Enoch Bowen home from Egypt May 1844—buys old Free-Will Church in July—his archaeological work & studies in occult well known.” “Dr. Drowne of 4th Baptist warns against Starry Wisdom in sermon Dec. 29, 1844.” “Congregation 97 by end of '45.” “1846—3 disappearances—first mention of Shining Trapezohedron.” “7 disappearances 1848—stories of blood sacrifice begin.” “Investigation 1853 comes to nothing—stories of sounds.” “Fr. O'Malley tells of devil-worship with box found in great Egyptian ruins—says they call up something that can't exist in light. Flees a little light, and banished by strong light. Then has to be summoned again. Probably got this from deathbed confession of Francis X. Feeney, who had joined Starry Wisdom in '49. These people say the Shining Trapezohedron shews them heaven & other worlds, & that the Haunter of the Dark tells them secrets in some way.” “Story of Orrin B. Eddy 1857. They call it up by gazing at the crystal, & have a secret language of their own.” “200 or more in cong. 1863, exclusive of men at front.” “Irish boys mob church in 1869 after Patrick Regan's disappearance.” “Veiled article in J. March 14, '72, but people don't talk about it.” “6 disappearances 1876—secret committee calls on Mayor Doyle.” “Action promised Feb. 1877—church closes in April.” “Gang—Federal Hill Boys—threaten Dr. —— and vestrymen in May.” “181 persons leave city before end of '77—mention no names.” “Ghost stories begin around 1880—try to ascertain truth of report that no human being has entered church since 1877.” “Ask Lanigan for photograph of place taken 1851.” . . . Restoring the paper to the pocketbook and placing the latter in his coat, Blake turned to look down at the skeleton in the dust. The implications of the notes were clear, and there could be no doubt but that this man had come to the deserted edifice forty-two years before in quest of a newspaper sensation which no one else had been bold enough to attempt. Perhaps no one else had known of his plan—who could tell? But he had never returned to his paper. Had some bravely suppressed fear risen to overcome him and bring on sudden heart-failure? Blake stooped over the gleaming bones and noted their peculiar state. Some of them were badly scattered, and a few seemed oddly dissolved at the ends. Others were strangely yellowed, with vague suggestions of charring. This charring extended to some of the fragments of clothing. The skull was in a very peculiar state—stained yellow, and with a charred aperture in the top as if some powerful acid had eaten through the solid bone. What had happened to the skeleton during its four decades of silent entombment here Blake could not imagine. Before he realised it, he was looking at the stone again, and letting its curious influence call up a nebulous pageantry in his mind. He saw processions of robed, hooded figures whose outlines were not human, and looked on endless leagues of desert lined with carved, sky-reaching monoliths. He saw towers and walls in nighted depths under the sea, and vortices of space where wisps of black mist floated before thin shimmerings of cold purple haze. And beyond all else he glimpsed an infinite gulf of darkness, where solid and semi-solid forms were known only by their windy stirrings, and cloudy patterns of force seemed to superimpose order on chaos and hold forth a key to all the paradoxes and arcana of the worlds we know. Then all at once the spell was broken by an access of gnawing, indeterminate panic fear. Blake choked and turned away from the stone, conscious of some formless alien presence close to him and watching him with horrible intentness. He felt entangled with something—something which was not in the stone, but which had looked through it at him—something which would ceaselessly follow him with a cognition that was not physical sight. Plainly, the place was getting on his nerves—as well it might in view of his gruesome find. The light was waning, too, and since he had no illuminant with him he knew he would have to be leaving soon. It was then, in the gathering twilight, that he thought he saw a faint trace of luminosity in the crazily angled stone. He had tried to look away from it, but some obscure compulsion drew his eyes back. Was there a subtle phosphorescence of radio-activity about the thing? What was it that the dead man's notes had said concerning a Shining Trapezohedron? What, anyway, was this abandoned lair of cosmic evil? What had been done here, and what might still be lurking in the bird-shunned shadows? It seemed now as if an elusive touch of foetor had arisen somewhere close by, though its source was not apparent. Blake seized the cover of the long-open box and snapped it down. It moved easily on its alien hinges, and closed completely over the unmistakably glowing stone. At the sharp click of that closing a soft stirring sound seemed to come from the steeple's eternal blackness overhead, beyond the trap-door. Rats, without question—the only living things to reveal their presence in this accursed pile since he had entered it. And yet that stirring in the steeple frightened him horribly, so that he plunged almost wildly down the spiral stairs, across the ghoulish nave, into the vaulted basement, out amidst the gathering dusk of the deserted square, and down through the teeming, fear-haunted alleys and avenues of Federal Hill toward the sane central streets and the home-like brick sidewalks of the college district. During the days which followed, Blake told no one of his expedition. Instead, he read much in certain books, examined long years of newspaper files downtown, and worked feverishly at the cryptogram in that leather volume from the cobwebbed vestry room. The cipher, he soon saw, was no simple one; and after a long period of endeavour he felt sure that its language could not be English, Latin, Greek, French, Spanish, Italian, or German. Evidently he would have to draw upon the deepest wells of his strange erudition. Every evening the old impulse to gaze westward returned, and he saw the black steeple as of yore amongst the bristling roofs of a distant and half-fabulous world. But now it held a fresh note of terror for him. He knew the heritage of evil lore it masked, and with the knowledge his vision ran riot in queer new ways. The birds of spring were returning, and as he watched their sunset flights he fancied they avoided the gaunt, lone spire as never before. When a flock of them approached it, he thought, they would wheel and scatter in panic confusion—and he could guess at the wild twitterings which failed to reach him across the intervening miles. It was in June that Blake's diary told of his victory over the cryptogram. The text was, he found, in the dark Aklo language used by certain cults of evil antiquity, and known to him in a halting way through previous researches. The diary is strangely reticent about what Blake deciphered, but he was patently awed and disconcerted by his results. There are references to a Haunter of the Dark awaked by gazing into the Shining Trapezohedron, and insane conjectures about the black gulfs of chaos from which it was called. The being is spoken of as holding all knowledge, and demanding monstrous sacrifices. Some of Blake's entries shew fear lest the thing, which he seemed to regard as summoned, stalk abroad; though he adds that the street-lights form a bulwark which cannot be crossed. Of the Shining Trapezohedron he speaks often, calling it a window on all time and space, and tracing its history from the days it was fashioned on dark Yuggoth, before ever the Old Ones brought it to earth. It was treasured and placed in its curious box by the crinoid things of Antarctica, salvaged from their ruins by the serpent-men of Valusia, and peered at aeons later in Lemuria by the first human beings. It crossed strange lands and stranger seas, and sank with Atlantis before a Minoan fisher meshed it in his net and sold it to swarthy merchants from nighted Khem. The Pharaoh Nephren-Ka built around it a temple with a windowless crypt, and did that which caused his name to be stricken from all monuments and records. Then it slept in the ruins of that evil fane which the priests and the new Pharaoh destroyed, till the delver's spade once more brought it forth to curse mankind. Early in July the newspapers oddly supplement Blake's entries, though in so brief and casual a way that only the diary has called general attention to their contribution. It appears that a new fear had been growing on Federal Hill since a stranger had entered the dreaded church. The Italians whispered of unaccustomed stirrings and bumpings and scrapings in the dark windowless steeple, and called on their priests to banish an entity which haunted their dreams. Something, they said, was constantly watching at a door to see if it were dark enough to venture forth. Press items mentioned the long-standing local superstitions, but failed to shed much light on the earlier background of the horror. It was obvious that the young reporters of today are no antiquarians. In writing of these things in his diary, Blake expresses a curious kind of remorse, and talks of the duty of burying the Shining Trapezohedron and of banishing what he had evoked by letting daylight into the hideous jutting spire. At the same time, however, he displays the dangerous extent of his fascination, and admits a morbid longing—pervading even his dreams—to visit the accursed tower and gaze again into the cosmic secrets of the glowing stone. Then something in the Journal on the morning of July 17 threw the diarist into a veritable fever of horror. It was only a variant of the other half-humorous items about the Federal Hill restlessness, but to Blake it was somehow very terrible indeed. In the night a thunderstorm had put the city's lighting-system out of commission for a full hour, and in that black interval the Italians had nearly gone mad with fright. Those living near the dreaded church had sworn that the thing in the steeple had taken advantage of the street-lamps' absence and gone down into the body of the church, flopping and bumping around in a viscous, altogether dreadful way. Toward the last it had bumped up to the tower, where there were sounds of the shattering of glass. It could go wherever the darkness reached, but light would always send it fleeing. When the current blazed on again there had been a shocking commotion in the tower, for even the feeble light trickling through the grime-blackened, louver-boarded windows was too much for the thing. It had bumped and slithered up into its tenebrous steeple just in time—for a long dose of light would have sent it back into the abyss whence the crazy stranger had called it. During the dark hour praying crowds had clustered round the church in the rain with lighted candles and lamps somehow shielded with folded paper and umbrellas—a guard of light to save the city from the nightmare that stalks in darkness. Once, those nearest the church declared, the outer door had rattled hideously. But even this was not the worst. That evening in the Bulletin Blake read of what the reporters had found. Aroused at last to the whimsical news value of the scare, a pair of them had defied the frantic crowds of Italians and crawled into the church through the cellar window after trying the doors in vain. They found the dust of the vestibule and of the spectral nave ploughed up in a singular way, with bits of rotted cushions and satin pew-linings scattered curiously around. There was a bad odour everywhere, and here and there were bits of yellow stain and patches of what looked like charring. Opening the door to the tower, and pausing a moment at the suspicion of a scraping sound above, they found the narrow spiral stairs wiped roughly clean. In the tower itself a similarly half-swept condition existed. They spoke of the heptagonal stone pillar, the overturned Gothic chairs, and the bizarre plaster images; though strangely enough the metal box and the old mutilated skeleton were not mentioned. What disturbed Blake the most—except for the hints of stains and charring and bad odours—was the final detail that explained the crashing glass. Every one of the tower's lancet windows was broken, and two of them had been darkened in a crude and hurried way by the stuffing of satin pew-linings and cushion-horsehair into the spaces between the slanting exterior louver-boards. More satin fragments and bunches of horsehair lay scattered around the newly swept floor, as if someone had been interrupted in the act of restoring the tower to the absolute blackness of its tightly curtained days. Yellowish stains and charred patches were found on the ladder to the windowless spire, but when a reporter climbed up, opened the horizontally sliding trap-door, and shot a feeble flashlight beam into the black and strangely foetid space, he saw nothing but darkness, and an heterogeneous litter of shapeless fragments near the aperture. The verdict, of course, was charlatanry. Somebody had played a joke on the superstitious hill-dwellers, or else some fanatic had striven to bolster up their fears for their own supposed good. Or perhaps some of the younger and more sophisticated dwellers had staged an elaborate hoax on the outside world. There was an amusing aftermath when the police sent an officer to verify the reports. Three men in succession found ways of evading the assignment, and the fourth went very reluctantly and returned very soon without adding to the account given by the reporters. From this point onward Blake's diary shews a mounting tide of insidious horror and nervous apprehension. He upbraids himself for not doing something, and speculates wildly on the consequences of another electrical breakdown. It has been verified that on three occasions—during thunderstorms—he telephoned the electric light company in a frantic vein and asked that desperate precautions against a lapse of power be taken. Now and then his entries shew concern over the failure of the reporters to find the metal box and stone, and the strangely marred old skeleton, when they explored the shadowy tower room. He assumed that these things had been removed—whither, and by whom or what, he could only guess. But his worst fears concerned himself, and the kind of unholy rapport he felt to exist between his mind and that lurking horror in the distant steeple—that monstrous thing of night which his rashness had called out of the ultimate black spaces. He seemed to feel a constant tugging at his will, and callers of that period remember how he would sit abstractedly at his desk and stare out of the west window at that far-off, spire-bristling mound beyond the swirling smoke of the city. His entries dwell monotonously on certain terrible dreams, and of a strengthening of the unholy rapport in his sleep. There is mention of a night when he awaked to find himself fully dressed, outdoors, and headed automatically down College Hill toward the west. Again and again he dwells on the fact that the thing in the steeple knows where to find him. The week following July 30 is recalled as the time of Blake's partial breakdown. He did not dress, and ordered all his food by telephone. Visitors remarked the cords he kept near his bed, and he said that sleep-walking had forced him to bind his ankles every night with knots which would probably hold or else waken him with the labour of untying. In his diary he told of the hideous experience which had brought the collapse. After retiring on the night of the 30th he had suddenly found himself groping about in an almost black space. All he could see were short, faint, horizontal streaks of bluish light, but he could smell an overpowering foetor and hear a curious jumble of soft, furtive sounds above him. Whenever he moved he stumbled over something, and at each noise there would come a sort of answering sound from above—a vague stirring, mixed with the cautious sliding of wood on wood. Once his groping hands encountered a pillar of stone with a vacant top, whilst later he found himself clutching the rungs of a ladder built into the wall, and fumbling his uncertain way upward toward some region of intenser stench where a hot, searing blast beat down against him. Before his eyes a kaleidoscopic range of phantasmal images played, all of them dissolving at intervals into the picture of a vast, unplumbed abyss of night wherein whirled suns and worlds of an even profounder blackness. He thought of the ancient legends of Ultimate Chaos, at whose centre sprawls the blind idiot god Azathoth, Lord of All Things, encircled by his flopping horde of mindless and amorphous dancers, and lulled by the thin monotonous piping of a daemoniac flute held in nameless paws. Then a sharp report from the outer world broke through his stupor and roused him to the unutterable horror of his position. What it was, he never knew—perhaps it was some belated peal from the fireworks heard all summer on Federal Hill as the dwellers hail their various patron saints, or the saints of their native villages in Italy. In any event he shrieked aloud, dropped frantically from the ladder, and stumbled blindly across the obstructed floor of the almost lightless chamber that encompassed him. He knew instantly where he was, and plunged recklessly down the narrow spiral staircase, tripping and bruising himself at every turn. There was a nightmare flight through a vast cobwebbed nave whose ghostly arches reached up to realms of leering shadow, a sightless scramble through a littered basement, a climb to regions of air and street-lights outside, and a mad racing down a spectral hill of gibbering gables, across a grim, silent city of tall black towers, and up the steep eastward precipice to his own ancient door. On regaining consciousness in the morning he found himself lying on his study floor fully dressed. Dirt and cobwebs covered him, and every inch of his body seemed sore and bruised. When he faced the mirror he saw that his hair was badly scorched, while a trace of strange, evil odour seemed to cling to his upper outer clothing. It was then that his nerves broke down. Thereafter, lounging exhaustedly about in a dressing-gown, he did little but stare from his west window, shiver at the threat of thunder, and make wild entries in his diary. The great storm broke just before midnight on August 8th. Lightning struck repeatedly in all parts of the city, and two remarkable fireballs were reported. The rain was torrential, while a constant fusillade of thunder brought sleeplessness to thousands. Blake was utterly frantic in his fear for the lighting system, and tried to telephone the company around 1 a.m., though by that time service had been temporarily cut off in the interest of safety. He recorded everything in his diary—the large, nervous, and often undecipherable hieroglyphs telling their own story of growing frenzy and despair, and of entries scrawled blindly in the dark. He had to keep the house dark in order to see out the window, and it appears that most of his time was spent at his desk, peering anxiously through the rain across the glistening miles of downtown roofs at the constellation of distant lights marking Federal Hill. Now and then he would fumblingly make an entry in his diary, so that detached phrases such as “The lights must not go”; “It knows where I am”; “I must destroy it”; and “It is calling to me, but perhaps it means no injury this time”; are found scattered down two of the pages. Then the lights went out all over the city. It happened at 2:12 a.m. according to power-house records, but Blake's diary gives no indication of the time. The entry is merely, “Lights out—God help me.” On Federal Hill there were watchers as anxious as he, and rain-soaked knots of men paraded the square and alleys around the evil church with umbrella-shaded candles, electric flashlights, oil lanterns, crucifixes, and obscure charms of the many sorts common to southern Italy. They blessed each flash of lightning, and made cryptical signs of fear with their right hands when a turn in the storm caused the flashes to lessen and finally to cease altogether. A rising wind blew out most of the candles, so that the scene grew threateningly dark. Someone roused Father Merluzzo of Spirito Santo Church, and he hastened to the dismal square to pronounce whatever helpful syllables he could. Of the restless and curious sounds in the blackened tower, there could be no doubt whatever. For what happened at 2:35 we have the testimony of the priest, a young, intelligent, and well-educated person; of Patrolman William J. Monahan of the Central Station, an officer of the highest reliability who had paused at that part of his beat to inspect the crowd; and of most of the seventy-eight men who had gathered around the church's high bank wall—especially those in the square where the eastward facade was visible. Of course there was nothing which can be proved as being outside the order of Nature. The possible causes of such an event are many. No one can speak with certainty of the obscure chemical processes arising in a vast, ancient, ill-aired, and long-deserted building of heterogeneous contents. Mephitic vapours—spontaneous combustion—pressure of gases born of long decay—any one of numberless phenomena might be responsible. And then, of course, the factor of conscious charlatanry can by no means be excluded. The thing was really quite simple in itself, and covered less than three minutes of actual time. Father Merluzzo, always a precise man, looked at his watch repeatedly. It started with a definite swelling of the dull fumbling sounds inside the black tower. There had for some time been a vague exhalation of strange, evil odours from the church, and this had now become emphatic and offensive. Then at last there was a sound of splintering wood, and a large, heavy object crashed down in the yard beneath the frowning easterly facade. The tower was invisible now that the candles would not burn, but as the object neared the ground the people knew that it was the smoke-grimed louver-boarding of that tower's east window. Immediately afterward an utterly unbearable foetor welled forth from the unseen heights, choking and sickening the trembling watchers, and almost prostrating those in the square. At the same time the air trembled with a vibration as of flapping wings, and a sudden east-blowing wind more violent than any previous blast snatched off the hats and wrenched the dripping umbrellas of the crowd. Nothing definite could be seen in the candleless night, though some upward-looking spectators thought they glimpsed a great spreading blur of denser blackness against the inky sky—something like a formless cloud of smoke that shot with meteor-like speed toward the east. That was all. The watchers were half numbed with fright, awe, and discomfort, and scarcely knew what to do, or whether to do anything at all. Not knowing what had happened, they did not relax their vigil; and a moment later they sent up a prayer as a sharp flash of belated lightning, followed by an earsplitting crash of sound, rent the flooded heavens. Half an hour later the rain stopped, and in fifteen minutes more the street-lights sprang on again, sending the weary, bedraggled watchers relievedly back to their homes. The next day's papers gave these matters minor mention in connexion with the general storm reports. It seems that the great lightning flash and deafening explosion which followed the Federal Hill occurrence were even more tremendous farther east, where a burst of the singular foetor was likewise noticed. The phenomenon was most marked over College Hill, where the crash awaked all the sleeping inhabitants and led to a bewildered round of speculations. Of those who were already awake only a few saw the anomalous blaze of light near the top of the hill, or noticed the inexplicable upward rush of air which almost stripped the leaves from the trees and blasted the plants in the gardens. It was agreed that the lone, sudden lightning-bolt must have struck somewhere in this neighbourhood, though no trace of its striking could afterward be found. A youth in the Tau Omega fraternity house thought he saw a grotesque and hideous mass of smoke in the air just as the preliminary flash burst, but his observation has not been verified. All of the few observers, however, agree as to the violent gust from the west and the flood of intolerable stench which preceded the belated stroke; whilst evidence concerning the momentary burned odour after the stroke is equally general. These points were discussed very carefully because of their probable connexion with the death of Robert Blake. Students in the Psi Delta house, whose upper rear windows looked into Blake's study, noticed the blurred white face at the westward window on the morning of the 9th, and wondered what was wrong with the expression. When they saw the same face in the same position that evening, they felt worried, and watched for the lights to come up in his apartment. Later they rang the bell of the darkened flat, and finally had a policeman force the door. The rigid body sat bolt upright at the desk by the window, and when the intruders saw the glassy, bulging eyes, and the marks of stark, convulsive fright on the twisted features, they turned away in sickened dismay. Shortly afterward the coroner's physician made an examination, and despite the unbroken window reported electrical shock, or nervous tension induced by electrical discharge, as the cause of death. The hideous expression he ignored altogether, deeming it a not improbable result of the profound shock as experienced by a person of such abnormal imagination and unbalanced emotions. He deduced these latter qualities from the books, paintings, and manuscripts found in the apartment, and from the blindly scrawled entries in the diary on the desk. Blake had prolonged his frenzied jottings to the last, and the broken-pointed pencil was found clutched in his spasmodically contracted right hand. The entries after the failure of the lights were highly disjointed, and legible only in part. From them certain investigators have drawn conclusions differing greatly from the materialistic official verdict, but such speculations have little chance for belief among the conservative. The case of these imaginative theorists has not been helped by the action of superstitious Dr. Dexter, who threw the curious box and angled stone—an object certainly self-luminous as seen in the black windowless steeple where it was found—into the deepest channel of Narragansett Bay. Excessive imagination and neurotic unbalance on Blake's part, aggravated by knowledge of the evil bygone cult whose startling traces he had uncovered, form the dominant interpretation given those final frenzied jottings. These are the entries—or all that can be made of them. “Lights still out—must be five minutes now. Everything depends on lightning. Yaddith grant it will keep up! . . . Some influence seems beating through it. . . . Rain and thunder and wind deafen. . . . The thing is taking hold of my mind. . . . “Trouble with memory. I see things I never knew before. Other worlds and other galaxies . . . Dark . . . The lightning seems dark and the darkness seems light. . . . “It cannot be the real hill and church that I see in the pitch-darkness. Must be retinal impression left by flashes. Heaven grant the Italians are out with their candles if the lightning stops! “What am I afraid of? Is it not an avatar of Nyarlathotep, who in antique and shadowy Khem even took the form of man? I remember Yuggoth, and more distant Shaggai, and the ultimate void of the black planets. . . . “The long, winging flight through the void . . . cannot cross the universe of light . . . re-created by the thoughts caught in the Shining Trapezohedron . . . send it through the horrible abysses of radiance. . . . “My name is Blake—Robert Harrison Blake of 620 East Knapp Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. . . . I am on this planet. . . . “Azathoth have mercy!—the lightning no longer flashes—horrible—I can see everything with a monstrous sense that is not sight—light is dark and dark is light . . . those people on the hill . . . guard . . . candles and charms . . . their priests. . . . “Sense of distance gone—far is near and near is far. No light—no glass—see that steeple—that tower—window—can hear—Roderick Usher—am mad or going mad—the thing is stirring and fumbling in the tower—I am it and it is I—I want to get out . . . must get out and unify the forces. . . . It knows where I am. . . . “I am Robert Blake, but I see the tower in the dark. There is a monstrous odour . . . senses transfigured . . . boarding at that tower window cracking and giving way. . . . Iä . . . ngai . . . ygg. . . . “I see it—coming here—hell-wind—titan blur—black wings—Yog-Sothoth save me—the three-lobed burning eye. . . .”
Brawlers, join Nemesis, Bullseye, Doom and Sinestro as they talk all things Pokemon! They talk what got them into Pokemon in the first place, their favorite aspects of it, what they want to see in the future from Pokemon and what kind of gyms they would have. Plus don't miss this weeks Brawl of the Week, Ghost Rider vs Silver Surfer, Doom once again talks feet and Nemesis builds the worlds scariest gym after his Pokemon crash course. Catch em all in episode 21!
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his title was released in September 2023. It will be exclusively available to buy from the Big Finish website until 31 October 2023, and on general sale after this date. The Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan find themselves trapped in history - and discover that even the most familiar of pasts can still conceal surprises. 1. Pursuit of the Nightjar by Tim Foley (4 parts) The story of the Nightjar has been told for many years. A spaceship helmed by the legendary Captain Goben on a vital mission of mercy, delivering medical supplies to a distant colony in the middle of devastating war, an act of bravery that triggers the end of the conflict. At her heels throughout the journey, her pursuer, the spaceship Nemesis, helmed by the dogged Captain Eslo, never quite able to catch her target. The Doctor has always wanted to witness these historic events. And now, alongside Nyssa and Tegan, he's got his chance. But history might just have other ideas. 2. Resistor by Sarah Grochala (2 parts) The TARDIS lands in a basement beneath a club in Warsaw in 1982 - which is a bit of a surprise as the Doctor was hoping to take Nyssa and Tegan to Yugoslavia. But a bigger surprise is yet to come - the band on stage are missing one of their musicians. And getting them through the gig is only the start of the TARDIS crew's troubles. Something strange is happening on the streets. Black cars glide through the city, picking off the unwary. Some are driven by the Secret Police... but others... by something very much not of this world.
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Ever wondered why that nagging back pain just won't leave you alone? Are you tired of compromising your movements because of it? Welcome to our enlightening session where we demystify the cause of your discomfort and introduce you to the Kinetic Keystone protocol. This transformative program not only provides relief for back pain sufferers but serves as a proactive measure for anyone wishing to avoid this common ailment. Our discussion will highlight the adverse effects of prolonged sitting on our back health, the importance of taking responsibility for our own well-being, and how we can regain control using the Kinetic Keystone protocol.The latter part of our conversation dives deep into the negative impacts that prolonged sitting can have on our movement and performance, and even lead to disability. We debunk the misconception that surgery is always the solution and deliberate on the importance of self-accountability to bring about positive change. We reveal effective strategies to reverse the effects of sitting and how the Kinetic Keystone protocol can be instrumental in restoring your lower back health. This discussion is a must-listen for anyone who values their health and is keen on taking conscious steps to maintain their well-being. Tune in, and let's embark on this journey to physical freedom together.@craigvandotcom (on all channels) Website: https://craigvan.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/craigvandotcom Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/craigvandotcom/?hl=en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJ9dnY6Vj7BVNNCMQ72hbQ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craigvandotcom/
Brawlers this week join Nemesis, Doom, Bullseye and Sinestro and they deliver THE definitive top 10 comic book villain list. Although, the final spot on the list tied, so we will need your help! Head on over to Comic Book Brawl to vote for either Ultron or Dark Phoenix to make the final spot on the list. Also, in this weeks Brawl of the Week we have Dr. Doom vs Professor Zoom, admin Doom again walks the filthy line and Bullseye learns how the Avengers originally came together! Join us for episode 20!
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This week we are joined by researcher and YouTube creator Jacob of Ephraim. Jacob's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@jacobofephraim1041 Coronal Mass Ejections (CME's) are huge eruptions of plasma from the Sun's corona, the outermost layer of the Sun's atmosphere. They are often associated with solar flares, which are sudden bursts of electromagnetic radiation from the Sun. However, the exact relationship between coronal mass ejections and solar flares is not well understood. Coronal mass ejections can travel at different speeds, ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand kilometres per second. They can reach Earth in anywhere from 15 hours to several days, depending on their speed and direction. When they interact with Earth's magnetosphere, they can cause geomagnetic storms, which can affect power grids, communication systems, satellites, and astronauts. They can also trigger beautiful auroras, which are colourful displays of light in the sky caused by charged particles colliding with the atmosphere. The Nemesis Star Hypothesis proposes that the Sun has a distant companion star, called Nemesis, that periodically disturbs the orbits of comets and asteroids in the outer solar system, sending some of them towards Earth and causing mass extinctions. The hypothesis was first suggested in 1984 by Richard Muller, who based it on the apparent cycle of 26 million years between major extinction events in Earth's history. He proposed that Nemesis was a red dwarf star, about 1.5 light-years away from the Sun, beyond the Oort cloud Cataclysmic pole shift hypothesis is a theory that suggests that there have been rapid and dramatic changes in the position of Earth's axis of rotation, causing disasters such as floods, earthquakes, and climate changes. According to this hypothesis, the crust of Earth can move independently from the mantle and core, due to the influence of external forces, such as gravity from the Sun and the Moon, or internal forces, such as centrifugal force and convection currents. This movement can cause the crust to slide over the mantle, shifting the geographic poles and changing the latitudes of continents and oceans. The cataclysmic pole shift hypothesis is often confused with the geomagnetic reversal, which is the periodic reversal of Earth's magnetic field, switching the north and south magnetic poles. The cataclysmic pole shift hypothesis has been popularised by some authors, such as Charles Hapgood, who claimed that ancient civilizations had knowledge of pole shifts and predicted their occurrence in the near future. He also suggested that pole shifts were responsible for the extinction of some animals, such as the woolly mammoth, and the preservation of their remains in frozen regions. #solarflare #nemesistheory #massextinction ____________________________________________________________________ Follow us here: https://allmylinks.com/the-amish-inquisition Signup for the newsletter, join the community, follow us online, and most importantly share links! ____________________________________________________________________ Producer Credits for Ep 304: Helen, Aliyah, Emma Bridges, Richard Morris ____________________________________________________________________ Leave us a voicemail: 07562245894 Message us here....follow, like, subscribe and share. (comments, corrections, future topics etc). We read out iTunes reviews if you leave them. Website - http://www.theamishinquisition.com/ Join the Element server: https://matrix.to/#/%23the-amish-inquisition%3Amatrix.org Subscribe to the Newsletter: http://www.theamishinquisition.com/p/subscribe-to-the-newsletter/ Get your Merch from: The Amish Loot Chest - https://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/amish-inquisition-loot-chest Email - email@example.com Buy us a Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/theamishguys Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/theamishinquisition Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/theamishinquisition Odysee Channel - https://odysee.com/@theamishinquisition:e Rumble - https://rumble.com/c/c-1347401 Twitter - https://twitter.com/amishinqpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/amish.inquisit.3 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theamishinquisition/?hl=en Bitchute - https://www.bitchute.com/channel/0fNMZAQctCme/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmv8ucrv5a2KpaRWyBWfBUA Find out how to become a Producer here - http://www.theamishinquisition.com/p/phil-1523918247/ Become a Producer! The Amish Inquisition is 100% supported by YOU. NO Ads, NO Sponsorship, NO Paywalls. We really don't want to suckle at the teat of some faceless corporate overlord. But that is only avoidable with your help! Join your fellow producers by donating to The Amish Inquisition via the PayPal button on our website, simply donate whatever you think the show is worth to you. If you find the podcast valuable, please consider returning some value to us and help keep the show free and honest.
A gathered church is a grateful church. Reconnect over God's word as you embrace this powerful series on thankfulness. Let us rejoice in heartfelt gratitude for God's greatest gift, his son Jesus. Service begins at 10 AM and you can join us on Facebook, YouTube or in person at 1624 Northmoreland Blvd in Cuyahoga Falls. #tagafriend #excelcfalls #excelakron #faith Excel Church is a non-denominational, multi-cultural church in Akron (Cuyahoga Falls), Ohio teaching individuals how to function according to their God-given purpose so that they may excel. Text RELAUNCH to 330-403-8088 or visit church4all.org to learn more. #excelakron If you are led to sow into this ministry, you can give online and view your contribution statements anytime at http://bit.ly/excelgiving. Excel Church (church4all.org) © Copyright 2022. Pastor Alicia Lytle. All rights reserved. *Permission to podcast/livestream the music in this service obtained from the following: ONE LICENSE, License #A-733457 CCLI Copyright License 20427114, and CCLI Streaming License 20427107 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/excel-church/support
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Featured Game Review: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999) [Wikipedia] [IMDb] SHOWNOTES: It's been a week since Halloween, but Collateral Gaming has one more treat for you! On the Halloween Edition of the Bonus Round! this year, Ash and Beau are reviewing the 1999 original survival horror title Resident Evil 3: Nemesis for PS1, PC, Dreamcast, and GameCube. Check out our thoughts on yet another RE game this spooky season, and if you missed it, you can catch our thoughts on one of Capcom's other classic survival horror video games Dino Crisis on our Halloween Special. Also, stay tuned for our two-part episode this month on Marvel's Spider-Man 2; Part 1 will be a spoiler-free review out very soon! Collateral Gaming: Bonus Round! is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We are also available on Podbean, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts. Also, look for us on Patreon, and become a patron at our $1 and $5 levels! Collateral Gaming is a Podbean affiliate. Sign up for unlimited podcasting hosting at the following link, and get one month of hosting free: podbean.com/CGamingPodcast (Collateral Gaming: Bonus Round! is a Collateral Media Podcast. All game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don't sue us; we're poor!)
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Brawlers this week join Nemesis, Doom and Bullseye as they take a look at their favorite movies from Quentin Tarantino's Filmography. They also talk which movies may have missed the mark, and what, if any, existing property they would want Tarantino to tackle next. Also, we learn a little too much information about Doom and his favorite Tarantino scenes!
When 6 Strings Quartet dropped in 1773, the French aristocracy went wild for it. A well loved, respected and talented member of the upper echelon had just reinvented violin concertos. So why isn't his name listed in the hallowed halls of music? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Title: Dino Crisis [Wikipedia] [IMDb] Developer(s): Capcom Production Studio 4, Nextech (DC) Publisher(s): Capcom, Virgin Interactive (PAL) Designers: Shinji Mikami (director/producer), Shu Takumi, Kuniomi Matsushita, Hiroyuki Kobayashi Platforms: PlayStation, Dreamcast, Windows Release date: July 1, 1999 (PS1: JP) PROMO: Collateral Cinema Movie Podcast (@CCinemaPodcast) SHOWNOTES: We hope all of you had a Happy Halloween, Collateral Gamers! As for us, we spent the night recording our Halloween Special on Dino Crisis. Although we had originally planned to cover the 1999 survival horror title as a numbered episode this month and discuss Silent Hill 4 on this All Hallows' Eve episode, the holiday snuck up on us! Anyway, enjoy Ash and Beau's thoughts on the first installment of Capcom's Dino Crisis series which we recorded Halloween night, and expect a review of the original Resident Evil 3: Nemesis on the Halloween Edition of the Bonus Round! very soon. Collateral Gaming is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and is on Podbean, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, YouTube, iHeartRadio, Chill Lover Radio, and wherever else you get your podcasts! (Collateral Gaming is a Collateral Media Podcast. Intro song is a license-free beat by Quality_Online_Media from Pixabay. All music and game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don't sue us; we're poor!)
The original Resident Evil - known as Biohazard in Japan - was introduced to the world to the survival horror genre. This is why this special edition of the Annual Retro VGM Revival Hour Halloween Episode focusing on the great video game music from the Resident evil Franchise. ⭐⭐Game – Title⭐⭐ ⭐1.) Resident Evil – “Wandering About, Ivies' Domain, What You Hear Is…, Fatal Bite & The One Who Survives” ⭐2.) Resident Evil 2 – “The Beginning Of Story, Raccoon City, The First Malformation Of "G", The Second Malformation Of "G" & Credit Line Of Whole Staff (Staff Roll)” ⭐3.) Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – “The Beginning Of Nightmare, Free From Fear, Coldhearted Soldier, No Rest For The Wicked & The Doomed City” ⭐4.) Resident Evil - Code: Veronica – “The Theme Of Tyrant 3: Ver.B, The Suspended Doll, A State Of Emergency, Awesome Powers & End Credits (Complete Version)” ⭐5.) Resident Evil Gaiden – “Title Theme, Cut Scene & Battle 2” ⭐6.) Resident Evil (2002 Remake) – “Lost in Darkness, Save Theme, Countdown, Talking to yourself? & Ivies Domain” ⭐7.) Resident Evil Zero – “LEECHMAN-1, ED-ZOMBIE, Spasm and Bend, centipede & EX-GAME” ⭐8.) Resident Evil: Dead Aim – “T-Lady, PLUTO, To The Silo & GUN SHOT” ⭐9.) Resident Evil Outbreak – “BIOHAZARD OUTBREAK MAIN TITLE THEME (Opening), Split Seconds (Countdown), Distant Future (Outbreak Scenario Ending), 3rd Time's the Charm (Revived Thanatos-R Battle) & The Resident Evil Outbreak (Staff Roll)” ⭐10.) Resident Evil Outbreak: File #2 – “Titan, Dorothy, Vines and Bricks Falling Apart, Bite & The Brutal Mr.X” ⭐11.) Resident Evil 4 – “Target Practice, Salazar, Krauser, Tower of Death, Back-Up & Final Battle” ⭐12.) Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles – “Swoon, Outbreak, Suicidal Explosion, Sympathy For The Zombie & Live Evil” ⭐13.) Resident Evil 5 – “Majini II, Evil Mutation, Assault Fire, KILLERS & Rust in summer 2008” ⭐14.) Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles – “Sleeping Beauty, ‘G' Adult Body, The Suspended Doll, A State of Emergency, The Theme of Tyrant 3: Ver. B, Sorrow & The Theme of Alexia Type I” ⭐15.) Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D – “M3D End Roll, Soldiers's Dance & M3D End Roll (Orchestra Ver.)” ⭐16.) Resident Evil: Revelations – “Terragrigia Panic 1, Scream, Ship Battle, Ride on Sea & Revelations (Full Theme) ⭐17.) Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City – “MAIN TITLE, CONFRONTATION, ESCAPE & PURSUIT (CONFRONTATION II)” ⭐18.) Resident Evil 6 – “Main Theme, Invasion of Darkness (Leon Story), Bioterrorism in Lanshiang, Neo-Umbrella's Assault & Heat on Beat 2012 (The Mercenaries)” ⭐19.) Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – “Overseer 2, Determination, Up The Pace & Evil Eye (HR Remix)” ⭐20.) Umbrella Corps – “PRIDE of mankind, Lightning Assault & Danza de la muerte” ⭐21.) Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – “Out in the Open, Keeper of the Greenhouse II, Determination, The Grudge, ‘Sacrifice' by The Sewer Gatorz & Go Tell Aunt Rhody” ⭐22.) Resident Evil 2 (2019 Remake) – “The Beginning, Raccoon City, R.P.D. Hall, Absurd Advent, Third Demise, Last Judgment, Looming Dread & The March to Survive” ⭐23.) Resident Evil 3 (2020 Remake) – “Save Room, A New Threat is Born, Free From Fear, Nemesis' Theme, Fighting in the Flames, Invincible Nemesis & Laboratory” ⭐24.) Resident Evil: Resistance – “Resistance, The Malformation Of ‘G' (RESISTANCE MIX), Laboratory Nightmares, The Carnivore, Pursued and Hunted & The Pressure is On” ⭐25.) Resident Evil Village (RE 8) – “Ripples in the Calm, Village of Shadows, The Duke, Bloodthirsty, Out of Control, Treading Water, The Final Movement, Descent into the Village & Yearning for Dark Shadows” ⭐26.) Resident Evil 4 (2023 Remake) – “The Drive, The Chainsaw, Drums from Hell, Besieged, Two Chainsaws, ‘Two of them/One for each of us!' (El Gigante), Thrill Ride!, Baile de la muerte (Ramón Salazar), R.E.D. (Ganado Soldiers), Path to Closure & Witness The Power (Krauser)” ⭐MoonSpider: @MoonSpiderHugs ⭐Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/NostalgiaRoadTripChannel
Zach and Jim kick off a new series of episodes, these focused on spilling the full dirt on something they've both now read. They speak full spoil, so these will be only for those who have already read these books. They tell it like it is, pulling no punches, sharing what they appreciate and what they don't like about these works of SFF. First up, Night Angel Nemesis, the eagerly awaited novel that continues the story of Kylar Stern (and the accompanying cast of characters) from the original Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks. Can't stand hearing negative things about a book you love? And you completely loved this book? Might not want to watch this video... #fantasy #nightangel #NightAngelNemesis #SFF #FantasyFiction #ReadingForPleasure #booktube #booktuber #booktubers We hope you'll Like and Subscribe! Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/jMWyVJ6qKk Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FantasyForTheAges Check out our merch: https://www.newcreationsbyjen.com/collections/fantasyfortheages Rate & review us at Apple Podcast or wherever you download content. Email us: FantasyForTheAges@gmail.com. Find us on social media: Mastodon: @FantasyForTheAges@nerdculture.de Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fantasy4theAges Instagram: fantasy_for_the_ages Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FantasyForTheAges
This week, Nemesis, Doom, Sinestro and Bullseye draft a team of horror movies. See which ones they drafted, and which ones they left off! Then head on over to Comic Book Brawl Tuesday to vote on who won! Plus don't miss Scarecrow vs Mysterio in this weeks Brawl of the Week!
On this episode, we speak with Dr. Bayan Al-Share, a hematologist and medical oncologist at Monument Health Cancer Care Institute in Rapid City, about immunotherapy, a cutting-edge cancer treatment that harnesses the power of the body's own immune system to fight cancer cells.Dr. Al-Share discusses the different types of immunotherapy, how they work, and the latest research on their effectiveness in treating a variety of cancers. She also shares her insights on the future of immunotherapy and how it is changing the way we treat cancer.This podcast is essential listening for anyone who wants to learn more about immunotherapy, a promising new frontier in cancer treatment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Some games you see as a kid and stay with you all your life. I saw RE Code Veronica as a kid and always knew one day i had to conquer that fear. Probably one of the Hardest RE games. I am joined by Veteran Horror Fans to discuss this Classic title. Starring Mike Albertin, Kenneth Sanity, Joe Butler, Blair Farrel, and Nate McLellan. Blair's Website - https://comicbookvideogames.com/ Nate's tiktok - https://www.tiktok.com/@natedoescomedy79 A Gamer Looks at 40 - https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1426576.rss https://nomadsoffantasy.com/ Helena - https://linktr.ee/helhathfury Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/GamesMyMomFound Follow us on Facebook. Twitter - @Mom_Found Instagram - gamesmymomfound_ YouTube - https://youtube.com/c/GamesMyMomFoundPodcast Discord - https://discord.gg/YQRZB2sXJC Resident Evil Extinction (Film 75) - GMMF https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-extinction-film-75-gmmf Resident Evil Damnation (Film 71) - GMMF https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-damnation-film-71-gmmf Resident Evil (1996) -GMMF 245 https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-1996-gmmf Resident Evil 3 (2020) - GMMF 209 https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-3-2020-gmmf-209 Resident Evil Netflix Series 2022 (TV 7) - GMMF https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-netflix-series-2022-tv-7-gmmf Resident Evil Revelations - GMMF 197 https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-revelations-gmmf-197 Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Film 41) - GMMF https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-apocalypse-film-41-gmmf Resident Evil Survivor (Mini 28) - GMMF https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-survivor-mini-28-gmmf Resident Evil 2 (98) (Re-Cover 9) - GMMF https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-2-98-re-cover-9-gmmf Resident Evil 2002 (Film 19) - GMMF https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-2002-film-gmmf Resident Evil 4 - GMMF 129 https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-4-gmmf-129 Resident Evil 2 (2019) - GMMF 94 https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-2-2019-gmmf-94 Resident Evil Outbreak - GMMF 73 https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-outbreak-gmmf-73 Resident Evil Dead Aim - GMMF 70 https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-dead-aim-gmmf-70 Resident Evil 3 Nemesis (99) - GMMF 63 https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-3-nemesis-99-gmmf-63 Resident Evil Degeneration (Film 4) GMMF https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-degeneration-film-gmmf Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City - GMMF 37 https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-operation-raccoon-city-gmmf-37 Resident Evil (2002)- GMMF 33 https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-remake-gmmf-33 Resident Evil 2 (98) - GMMF 09 https://gamesmymomfoundpodcast.podbean.com/e/resident-evil-2-gmmf-09
Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Analyst for E-Commerce Poonam Goyal discusses Amazon posting robust sales and profit growth as they indicated that its cloud unit is regaining momentum. Terrence Yang, Managing Director at Swan Bitcoin, shares his thoughts on Sam Bankman-Fried testifying at FTX fraud trial. Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Joel Weber and Bloomberg News Social Media Reporter Aisha Counts provide the details Aisha's Businessweek story Elon Musk's Year of Owning X Made a Mess of Twitter's Business. And we Drive to the Close with Eric Clark, Portfolio Manager at Rational Dynamic Brands Fund. Hosts: Carol Massar and Tim Stenovec. Producer: Paul Brennan. FULL TRANSCRIPT: This is Bloomberg Business Wait inside from the reporters and editors who bring you America's most trusted business magazine, plus gloom O Business Finance and tech news the Bloomberg Business Week Podcast with Carol Messer and Tim Stenebek from Bloomberg Radio. Just all right, folks, were staying with the markets, and actually really two particular names, because as we just talked about, we've got stocks near their lows, some nervousness, the S and P ten percent down from its peak in July. But if you look at something like an Amazon, which makes up about five and a half percent of the Nasdaq one hundred, nearly three point four percent of the S and P five hundred earlier, helping send stocks hire in the session, you've got Amazon really rallying in a big way and holding on to tim most of its gains today yep, seven percent as we speak, help sending stocks overall higher at least earlier. In this from Carol, although the broader market has slipped since then. Intel is also higher on the day today. The company in the midst of attempted to turn around, in which the CEO Pat Gelsinger commented on saying the chipmaker is quote clearly coming back. We're gonna spend this time right now taking a look at both of these two very closely washed companies in the tech world. Let's start with Amazon. Let's do that and with us right now is Punam Goyle. She is Bloomberg Intelligence Senior analyst for e commerce at Leisure, off Price Retail on Zoom from New Jersey. Punham, I'm so glad we have you here. As we always do when we want to talk to Amazon, you focus on the retail side of this company, but to be fair, you look at it holistically. What was the impressive or what impressed you about the earnings and the color on the business when it comes to Amazon. Yes, thanks Carol. So there were really two things. You know, Amazon has two really big businesses. One is the cloud business and one is the retail business. And let's start with the retail business. I think the retail business it particularly well built. On the one PE and three P side. Sales are much stronger than expect did and that's a really good sign going into holidays, because we know that the consumers are clearly stretched for their dollars, but they're finding value in Amazon. Amazon's able to push this value again to them through crime days and deal days that they'll have I think throughout the Christmas season with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc. So we think that's good going into holiday. And then on the AWUS side, the fact that they were more optimistic than their peers on the cloud business thing strength with stabilization was really encouraging to hear on the call, and we are very positive on the cloud business longer term. The margins there thirty percent plus were obviously nice to see too, and we do think that cloud business in the longer term with scale will be over forty percent. So put them Why did sales for AWS just missed expectations? And I was a little confused by this move yesterday I said it on air. I thought AWS was kind of everything, and that's you know what either it beat or missed was what moved the company's stock. Why are you optimistic and why are investors still pushing shares higher even if there was that miss on APUs? I mean, I guess it depends on how you look at this, right, So twelve percent versus the twelve point four percent estimate, in my eyes, isn't really a bigness it was in line with what they did last quarter, meaning the second quarter. So the twelve percent gains relative to what we heard at both Google and Microsoft wasn't that bad. And I think really the icing on the cake here is on the call when Andy Jazzy came on and he spoke about how that they're seeing stabilization from those trends even into the fourth quarter. I think that was just really encouraging. We all know that spending will pick up in a matter of time. Businesses have to move towards integrating more cloud into their network as well as they need to spend more on AI. So Amazon is very well positioned for AWS growth in the longer turn. And the fact that they are stabilizing was good news to us and I think that's how the market received it too. Can you make the Amazon Ai connection here? I think a lot of people might not be familiar with why you know boush and AI will help AWS. Yeah, so boost and AI helps not only a WS, but it also helps the retail text business. So when you think about what AI does, it basically helps build the models and interpret data and models for businesses. So the fact that AWI can lean on new AI technologies and embed that into its infrastructure. It's going to help companies use that and leverage that in their own businesses. The retails side, oh keep going, no, no, no, keep going, keep going. On the retail side, you know, AI has been doing phenomenal things, especially generative AI, where it's helping you predict demand, it's helping you streamline inventory, and it's helping you personalize, which is describing conversion higher and industry that typically, especially online, it's very low conversion rates. So does it make sense that I always think about, you know, when we first learned about AWS and they start breaking it out right because of all the streaming that was going on, and you're like, I don't really care who supplies the content. We're just making sure we have the pipe to get it to you basically, right, And that's what AWS was just so involved in the early days. Is that kind of akin to with AI that people are going to need the infrastructure, the backbone, and are they going to be involved in that part. So it's software, right, So AI basically it's software that's powered through AWUS and that they're integrating and embedding into the cloud platform. So as businesses need to become more agile and move on to the cloud. AI can only be done on the cloud, so you need that, you need that support. And for businesses that don't have it, which money don't, they will need to either tap into Amazon, Awus or Google or Microsoft in one of them. But keep in mind Amazon is the largest cloud rider of the thirty. All right, good stuff, as always, so appreciated, Have a great week and put them Goil Bloomberg Intelligence, Senior analyst for e Commerce at leisure and off price Retail on zoom from New Jersey. You're listening to the Bloomberg Business Week podcast. Catch us live weekday afternoons from three to six Eastern Listen on Bloomberg dot com, the iHeartRadio app, and the Bloomberg Business App, or watch us live on YouTube. Well going on in the world of crypto this week Sam Bakman freed testifying at his own fraud trial. He says a lot of people got hurt over FTX, so that he's not entirely sure about the FTX. Alameda Fund flows. Alameda, of course, is the hedge fund, and then there's also the actual crypto market. Carol Bitcoin enjoying a solid week up roughly twelve percent, and you know you got you got to kind of throw that number out there with six two thousand one. Oops, that was Yeah, that was the past. You gotta throw that number out there with the understanding that it trades twenty four to seven. So if you say that number and you know you gotta, you ought to always be looking at it. It's all happening amid hopes of fresh demand from the possible approval in coming weeks of the first US ETF investing directly in bitcoin. Gotta tell you, we got a live blog that's tracking the testimony and what's going on in the courthouse today. Let's get to it though. We've got our weekly check on the world of crypto. We have with us Terrence Yang, managing director of Fintech, Law, Tech Privacy at Swan Bitcoin. It's a platform that allows people to buy bitcoin, including in iras, and he is joining us on Zoom from Los Angeles, California. Terran's nice to have you here with us. I feel like the world of crypto is focused and maybe rightfully so, on what's going on with SBF and FTX. What about the trial and the testimony are you watching very closely? And maybe what it means potentially for the crypto world going forward. I am watching closely. Great to see again, Carol. Bottom line, I think a couple of things. Defense finally present their case. When they do the cross examinations right, it's usually to create doubt about the credibility of the prosecution witnesses. It is not to present their case. And now they're doing that. I think Sam got very lucky and the defense countcil got very lucky to have sort of this mock trial profit yesterday with a judge, and now Sam seems to be doing a better job. He has a tendency to me under, but he's getting the point across. Do you know him, Terrence, You're you're kind of you're talking to You're using his first name and whereas a lot of people you know use his initials. Do you know Sam Bankman freed? No? No, I do not. But how are you following the trial? I follow through X They have a lot of goods, good information, but also at Bloomberg dot com and some other sites. I agree about Bloomberg dot com. There's some great stuff there. Our lifelog is really really good. Now I'm just curious because it's you know, we we're not getting We have to rely on you know, reporting from there, whereas in so many other instances we can actually watch live feeds from what's going on in the courtroom, and you know, we rely on court sketches and impressions Carol from our reporters who are there. So it's you know, it's a different experience I think for people who are observing you don't you know, you don't necessarily see the way he's feeling, at least according to our own interpretations. So talk more about about what you're seeing and what you're reading from the trial. Terrence. Yeah, sure, So based on what I'm reading and seeing, the defense is presenting a case since presenting the case that Caroline is basically the one to plane did not hedge he had doubts about her abilities right, and its thinking of shutting down Alameda and other things. So you just need really one juror to get a hung jury. One jur who thinks there's reasonable doubt does not cave. So someone who's a little bit strong minded, because it would be eleven to one. But that can happen, and then on retrial, what might happen with the black rock and fidelity ATF's happening. Arguably, we're in a bull market FTX with John Ray, who's excellent in my opinion, at this sort of thing, clawing back assets, maybe doing a turnaround and so forth. You could have a situation where maybe people don't care as much because, for example, the investment anthropic and other things mean that everybody gets paid, or at least the FTX investors get paid whole kind of cents on the dollar that's possible by the time they retry, and so that might be how he gets off. See it as kind of a two step process, just because there's so much evidence against him. Terrence. What's productive though for the crypto industry here in terms of the outcome of this trial specifically, so I part ways with my crypto friends, some of them are friends with in real life even today, but I am bitcoin only and I think that there needs to be and there will be massive cleanup in crypto. You see that with Senator Lummis and others kind of asking the government to the DOJ to the side kind of get off the block or not and just issue indictments or make a decision on CZ and finance. But also tether I think Tether's okay, but I don't want to get into that. I think the main point is we have massive tailwinds for bitcoin because of Blackrock, Fidelity and two other trillion dollar plus asset managers all applying for a spotpitcoin ETF and that looks like it's going well. On the other hand, you have crypto which has destroyed many Americans, especially poor and middle class, of their life savings through these pump and dumps, these digital penny stops, that these casinos are basically underregulated, casinos are basically shilling on the American public, and that does not looks so good. I think that's less promising because of all the securities violations and allegedly crimes against committed by SBF potentially as cz in Binance will see a fee. Actually, are you worried about the implications of people changing the way they're thinking about crypto because of SBF and other people who are in the crosshairs of law enforcement Terance that people are saying, Okay, I'm just gonna throw in the towel, because well, look look at the performance and two sure and two look at the people who we thought were reputable. I mean, they named stadiums and had Super Bowl ads. I am not. The reason is because I'm a long term believer in bitcoin. I think five to ten decades out bitcoin should be very valuable. There are other threats to it, with Finsen and other things that the government's doing that's not good. It's under reported for now. I'm sure Bloomberg will fix that and others. But bottom line, I'm not worried because look, there's been a mess, was a massive bubble in twenty twenty one and crypto and bitcoin and the fallout from the bear market and the destruction, and there needs to be a cleanup. I think it's really naive to think that, you know, this is bad for bitcoin, because bitcoin has enduring values and it doesn't have a CEO. It's not a security Hey, terms, forgive me for jumping in. We've just got a couple of minutes left here. But I'm thinking, you know, there might be people listening or watching are broadcast right now listening to you and say, yeah, I get it that there needs to be a cleaning out. That makes sense, right. We certainly saw that in the Internet, you know, in dot com bust, right, there were some things that really made sense and there are a lot of things that didn't. Having said that, you know, you're at SWAN Bitcoin and you're of course going to say bitcoin is the one to follow, and that has legs here. So what would you say to somebody like that that you're basically forgive me, for lack of better words, talking your book. No, no, I am talking my book. I think you do want people to talk their book and reveal it and explain it. I used to be in crypto. I was retired when Corey Klipston, our wonderful founder and CEO, pulled me like made a job offer to come out of retirement. So a lot of time, you're two younger. I was paid on Wall Street. I'm older than I look, and I was overpaid on Wall Street. And I was living frugally taking care of my aging parents. But anyway, so bottom line, I would say at SWON, we have people on a mission to help other people get bitcoin before Wall Street and government supply on the bitcoin. If we're right, and I think we are, that this is the ultimate hard money asset for the future because it's digital, it's bare, it's very hard to stop, very hard to confiscate and take away and incredibly finite at only twenty one million bitcoin. So in my view, it's okay to be have a view, but you have to reveal why and you have to justify it, like defend your position right. Transparency is going to be crucial. But I still try to get my head around this idea of the purity of what bitcoin and maybe blockchain are supposed to be. You know, but then are you opening up doors to a lack of oversight and then problems? So then how do you balance that with some kind of oversight that really makes it safe and secure. But that's going to be something we have to hold for next time and a future conversation because we do have to run. Terrence, thanks for spending time with us. Terrence yang Maaging director a fintech law tech at Privacy over at Swan Bitcoin, as we said, a platform that allows people to buy bitcoin, including their iras, which would really open it up to a lot of people. You're listening to the Bloomberg Business Week podcast. Catch us live weekday afternoons from three to six Eastern on Bloomberg Radio, the Bloomberg Business app, and YouTube. You can also listen live on Amazon Alexa from our flagship New York station. Just say Alexa playing Bloomberg eleven thirty. All right, it's hard to believe that a year has passed since Elon Musk bought Twitter. It seems like three years to be honest. Anyway, since then, he has made the social media service smaller in almost every way. About thirteen percent fewer users signed on each day in September compared with the last October. That's according to some data from aptopia. Yeah, also, Carol, I don't like it anymore? Can I just put it out there? Yeah, that's fair. I think that's fair to say. The company employs about fifteen hundred people yep, down from seventy five hundred days that Musk bought it. And this is probably perhaps most relevant in my life. I was relatively early on Twitter, and it was like such a place for journalists, such a place for media professionals, news junkies. And Elon has totally deprioritized news. It's like a place for I don't know what, the hustlers and I don't know. And then there's the name. Yeah it's called X now I guess yeah, I'm not going there, so let's get to it. Yeah, I should count as a social media reporter for Bloomberg News. He writes for Business Week about it. Elon Musk's year of owning X made a mess of Twitter's business. She joins us on Zoom from San Francisco. Check out her story. It's online at Blomberg dot com, slash business Week and also on the Bloomberg terminal. Also here is the editor of Bloomberg Business Week, Joel Webber. He's in our Bloomberg Interactive Broker studio. Joel. This was the longest year. That's definitely one way to describe it. So, yeah, this week, it's been one year since it became official and Elon walked into the place with the sink memorable way to begin. I remember that, Yeah, we didn't we didn't forget, and you know, look like this has been something It's been something right and there were many things about the Twitter business that weren't successful. But what we're looking at now is kind of a shell of itself. That doesn't mean that it won't change yet and that maybe he's cut so far to bone that there's a growth opportunity that remains, but that is you know, this has been a different experience than I think most people when they look at what Elon has built. You know that he builds things, and it doesn't feel like it's necessarily off to that start here I issue right, Yeah, as you mentioned, it's just a very different place. It's a very different feeling. I feel like the types of content that are promoted or at least that I see in my feet are different than they were, you know, a year ago. Right, Like there's more information. I feel like there's more hate, Like I get a lot more spam in my dms, and like people commenting hateful stuff on stories or posts that I put. So it's totally totally different. It's a totally different feel, which is kind of sad in a lot of ways. And then I honestly could never get used to calling it X. I feel like I still call it. I hate it. I can't or I'm like you really feel careful. It's just like because every time we do it like X, well you know we mean Twitter, Like it's just crazy. But I do you think like if you're if you're Elon and you've and you bought this thing and you want to change the conversation, not unlike you know, his cage mask match Nemesis over at that place Facebook or meta changed. Change the conversation. And one way that you can do that is to take the name. And you know, we still call Google Google, but you know, technically it's alphabet and like look again and again and again. There's a playbook for this, and you change the conversation. But you know, X is not Twitter, and you know we I think it's reflected, but I what I search for it on my phone. I can serve Twitter and it pops up still, right, Wow, that's maybe because I downloaded it recently. Yeah, yeah, because I try to always give it up a little bit. I'm just sorry you were you were going to jump in there, go ahead, please, I'm just going to say the same thing. Even on the web, right, you look up Twitter and it pops up, and even some of the links that they post to like their policies, it still says like Twitter dot com, slash whatever. So I feel like they're still sort of I mean that the name brand right of Twitter is just so strong and so powerful. Well, maybe there's a chance that it comes back still, so what is you look like the numbers there were staggering in terms of the number of employees. It's kind of cuts, right, yeah, and look like you remember the ones that remain, those fifteen hundred. I'm assuming they clicked that button that was like we promised to be hardcore, you know, like that whole incident. But but what do you what do we think? Are you sure? Like what does it look like when he gets on the other side of this? I mean that that is the big question, right. It could go a couple different ways. I mean, one the amount of debt right that that Twitter had when when must bought it, Like, well he actually he was a cause of a lot of that debt. He was like, Twitter's going to go into bankruptcyes, Well, yeah, you acquire the company and then put thirteen billion dollars of debt on the balance sheet. So part of that's kind of on you. So they have a big financial holding out of advertising revenue is down by sixty percent, like that was in September. A lot of big advertisers aren't back or they're spinning way less, and so they have this huge hole to climb out of. I think the chance they have now is if they can really take off with this whole everything app idea right now, some people have said, I don't know if I'm gonna trust X with my payment information, Like it's a very unstable place to maybe want to like do my banking. But there's their sort of vision is to like do banking and do audio and video calling and all these other things, and so I guess they have a chance to make money with that. It's really just people to play. I should your point. I'm getting like spam in my feed about bitcoin and buying different cryptos. Like, I don't know how someone would want to do banking on an app that doesn't have that type of control a jol you don't want to get into crypto. It's an amazing opportunity. So that's a documentary call me back. It's called Ruin. That's the problem. The documentary is called Ruin. But you know, look like there if you bought this thing and you've changed the name and you're changing the story, there's this other opportunity that you have to you know, the only option here for him is to try and take it to a different place. I think, right, So he's going to try and do that, and you know we will be back in a year, no doubt, probably before to talk about how it's going. But I usually when you just think about I mean even just this week some of the other things that have come out, like do you what does he have to do? You know, everything at beside? What does he have to do to make this thing work? And when we meet again, how are we going to be talking about it? I mean, he has to get people to pay for it, Like so they have the subscription service now and it's less than one percent of people that Lava on a monthly basis or using it. So somehow you have to get people to pay. And people don't like to pay for social media. I don't like to pay for social media. I don't know other people do. So that's gonna be the biggest thing. And then you exactly, and then you have to make it work. So cool all these features are being launched, but like you think about some of his live streaming stuff, like he did this big event with Ronda Santis and it was glitchy the whole time. So you have to have things actually work otherwise people are not going to want to know, like he's sending rockets up out of the air or anything and has figured that one out. Yeah, just saying electric cars thing, Joel, I've said it once, I'll say it again, I would pay a monthly fee to not be allowed on on X. Well, you know that would help you can you can x that at and see what he says. I kind of miss it because it was a really great thing when news was happening, like it was incredib right. That to me is a huge part of this is like a reminder of like when there was a moment that you could get news and it was easy to access and like that. This is not that moment. It's killer. It's where everybody went. It was just happening in front of you. Joe Webber, of course, the editor of Bloomberg business Week, Thank you so much. Asha co On, social media reporter for Bloomberg News. Find this at Bloomberg dot com, Slash BusinessWeek and of course always on the Bloomberg terminal. Elon um brother Marco a journal. How about you let me drive? Oh no, no, no no, no, please going to drive, honey, please, I'll do the riding gravels. Let's wait. I want to try. It's a good question. Good try. This is the drive to the clothes dot com. I think we'll buy your should it on Bloomberg Radio right just about seventeen and a half minutes left in today's trading session, getting ready to wrap up the day. The week, it's been a little crazy. What a week. Good that the S and P five hundred down almost three percent this week. Same at the NASDAK composite. Yeah, that's some sa right, Yeah, Yeah, it's kind of interesting in a week where we got certainly some strong economic news, some earnings that were mixed bag. Yeah, some earnings that were mixed bag. Hot inflation, consumers still spending. Yeah, Taylor still a billionaire, she is, She's going to be fine. I'm not worried about Taylor. All right. Let's see, though, how investors can maybe be kind of fine when it comes to their investments. Let's get to Eric Clark. He's portfolio manager at Rational Dynamic Brands Fund on Zoom and San Diego. By the way, the Rational Dynamic Brands Fund is up this year by nearly sixteen percent, so out forming about ninety six percent of its peers. According to our own Bloomberg data. On a five year basis, though, it's in the twenty first percentile, with a return of about eight point four percent on average annually. Hey, Eric, nice to have you back with us this year, though, turning out to be pretty good for you guys. You guys focus on a bunch of names. I always I think Tim and I always like to ask you, though, big macro, how is it determining those names that you want to focus on? Well? How are you guys? Nice to talk again? I mean, there's a lot of macro cross currents, isn't there. I mean, between geopolitics and interest rates and the worry about a recession and a consumer that might be tapped out, which I don't agree with. You know, there's a lot to consider, and so when there's a lot to consider, it means volatility is probably going to be higher than normal, and that gives you some opportunities to trade around your core positions. And we're being a little more concentrated in what we own. We're being very laser focused rather than being a little more broad based. And that's helped this year certainly with some good exposure to the you know, the megacap let's call them the Magnificent seven that since that I don't know who coined that phrase, but you know that's the one that we're all running with. But seventy five percent of the fund is non magnificent seven, and some of those names are having a great year too, even though the overall market has been a little sluggish in the average stock is actually flatted down on the year, So it's been a very interesting year indeed. Well, you guys, in addition to Apple and Amazon, you also have kkur Live Nation, Draft Kings, you also have Microsoft, and they're speaking to Magnificent seven. But I want to go back to something you said, Eric, that you don't agree that the consumer is tapped out. What evidence do you have to show that make the case for us, for our listeners, for of yours. Yeah, sure, I mean listen, for two years, we've all been over paying for everything, right. First we started to do it and we just did it without caring, and then we started to get mad, but we still did it, and for most cases we're still doing it. But we're finally making choices and we're doing a lot of trade downs, which is why we love Amazon and a few other en Costco and a few others. But you know, the consumer, I don't think. I think some part of the consumer retail is certainly tapped out, because if you're on a fixed budget and everything that you have to buy is going up in price, then of course your discretionary spend what's left over isn't as robust, and so you really start making choices and you and you tighten your belt. But for the most part, there's also seven trillion in money markets that nobody talks about. And our savings, yes, have been dwindling, but that that formula is just doesn't take into consideration. You know your household, Well, aren't the people who have the seven trillion dollars in money markets? People at the highest end of the income spectrum anyway, Well, I think generally speaking, but that you know, I mean, I people in my own family and friends have just said, you know, I'm getting I'm getting zero or less, you know, not much in my savings account at Chase. So I'm going to move that money over to my Schwab brokerage, and I'm going to put in the money market. You know that that how long that sits is anybody's guest, But sentiment is certainly poor. I'm just saying that, you know, as long as people have jobs, then then even if we moan and groan about things, you know, listen to what we do, not as much as what we say. Because the retail sales numbers have been super strong, right, and yet the narrative is that the consumers tapped out and very and very you know, kind of dire. Eric want to ask you. It's something we just talked about with our colleagues over on the TV side on air, and we talked about a call by b of A on their way to play this market, and they say, buy boomers, sell millennials, And basically they're saying, you know, boomers are flushed with high interest rates fattening their savings accounts. Young Americans are struggling with debt, sky high rents and mortgage rates that are putting home ownership for their out of reach. So you forgot childcare? Is that too? So go look it, Tucks and then avoid those whose fortunes ride on cash strap millennials. So American Express and cruise ship lines are in out of something like Revolve Group, which is a self styled next gen fashion retailer. So any of that play into what you are owning in your fund Well, sure, certainly demographics play a big role. I mean, you know, the goal is if you are a brand that is operating in an important spending category and you appeal to kids, all the way up to older adults, and you have global sales opportunities through with that demographic. That makes a very interesting setup. But we're certainly focused on the parts of spending where you either have to spend like going to Costco or spending using your visa card and spending on Amazon, or you really want to spend because you've made a choice that this particular product or service is really important. So concerts through Live Nation they report next week. I think the stock has come down way too far for the stable business that they have. Spotify wouldn't necessarily ring for a baby boomer, but it does. I'm a gen X millennials and gen Z are fiercely loyal to a Spotify and they just turned profitable and they said they're going to stay that way. So we're definitely focused on the demographics of what we have to spend on and what we just absolutely love to spend on. And we do have some Lily Lily's the only healthcare name that we have in there, and that's certainly is part of the obesity. The trade, which you know is kind of a democrat to they have their own GLP one Indiana. What about Nike down sixteen point three percent this year. Concerns over China, concerns over the consumer. Are those concerns not in the right place? Well, No, I think Shana is a concern in general. I think Nike's one of the biggest holdings now because it came down. So we like to add to great businesses when they're on sale. And their latest quarter was really strong. You saw Deckers today with Hoka. Don't bet against Hoka right now. There you go. The athleisure trade, I think is lu Lu's had a very strong number in their latest report and still has great growth in Asia coming. So I think there's a lot of places to be where the spending category and the brand love is really is really important, and we're ignoring the for now. I know we're running out of time, but from the notes that you shared with our producer Paul Brennan, you're excited to add on further. DIP's, Apple, Google, Meta, Blackstone and KKR Tencent also a favorite. So interesting. Hey, we'll have to get you back real soon. Eric Clark, have a good weekend, portfolio manager at Rational Dynamic Brands Fund on Steam in San Diego. Yeah, Little Alman Brothers, this is the Bloomberg Business Week podcast, all available on Apple, Spotify, and anywhere else you get your podcast. Listen live weekday afternoons from three to six Eastern on Bloomberg dot Com, the iHeartRadio app, tune In, and the Bloomberg Business App. You can also watch us live every weekday on YouTube and always on the Bloomberg journyaloneSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.