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How Much do We Want to Believe? Haunted Objects Part Two

6 Oct

nullBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Are Ouija boards the real deal? It’s tough to say when Spiritualists swear by it, occultists warn about being careful in what you seek, and mediums say as long as you perform the right ceremonies before and after use, it’s safe. This means having the right mindset, if not wards of protection up. Other caveats are to say “goodbye” before removing your finger from the planchette (which is nicely included in this video) and politely ask that those entities not follow you home afterwards. 

The We Want to Believe team (also known as Canadian Paranormal Foundation) had a fun time with this board in part two of Haunted Objects. They used an old one that was allegedly destroyed; it repaired itself the next day. They used it to communicate with those entities said to be connected with it. Instead of following up with the items they were investigating in part one, this next episode examines new objects. This episode is a different kind of watch given the jovial energy the group was putting out. If any nasty ghost was there, it’d flee instead of throwing a poltergeist tantrum.

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Maika Loubté’s Show Me How Remix Now Available!

22 Sep

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Tokyo based singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Maika Loubté has a brand new remix! “Show Me How” is now available, starting today, to stream and view.

This ethereal take maintains the similar emotion of the original track, while giving it a new life by adding light, youthful, and percussive energy. Kan Sano, a keyboardist, remixer, and producer has worked with many artists across Japan and he is regarded as one of the most important figures in the country’s music scene today.  

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PLAYISM to livestream & spotlight up-and-coming videogames!

18 Sep
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PLAYISM, Japan’s oldest indie game publisher, renowned for some of the most anticipated upcoming titles and popular recent releases including Bright Memory: Infinite, Gnosia and Mighty Goose, announces the second annual PLAYISM Game Show: Premium Edition (PGS). This live event will include world premieres and all-new information for both upcoming and previously-released games in both English and Japanese on YouTube.
PGS is where this company will showcase titles that will take part in the Tokyo Game Show (TGS), Asia’s premier video game event. The show will also feature announcements for the upcoming Bright Memory: Infinite, along with updates on Gnosia, Record of Lodoss War -Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth-, The Sealed Ampoule, and many more.

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On Why Music Matters in Macross: Past, Present & Future

10 Sep

ArtStation - Super Dimension Fortress Macross logo for 3D animation, George  EdwardBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

After catching the livestream of Macross Delta Tactical Sound Unit—1st LIVE in Zepp—Walküre Attack! last month, I was curious. How has the music of this fond anime franchise fared over the years? Mari Iijima defined everything that is the sound of the 90s series, and maintained it! The talents who would take over in the sequels adapted to the times and generally honour this singer’s original legacy. From Sharon Apple to Sheryl Nome, the sound has changed. It sometimes transcend pop and become something that we can equate to Lady Gaga’s shows in our world.

This concert shows why music is important to this franchise’s success. The nature of these performances plays on a musical theory I believe is at the core of the series. Boethius is a Roman philosopher who once said music can be broken up to three components. They are musica mundana (a universal appeal), musica humana (the internal sound heard by the human body) and musica quae (the harmonies projected by singers and instrumentalists).

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That Ain’t No Fouke (or is it?) In Mytheries

6 Sep

Searching for Sasquatch: Cryptozoologist Lyle Blackburn has new book  featuring Fouke MonsterBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

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The Paranormal Network

A new episode is now online of The Paranormal Network’s Mytheries. This time, the focus is on the Fouke Monster, a local Bigfoot type creature whose base of operations is in Fouke, Arkansas. It came into prominence in the early 1970s and whether it is real is still debated nearly 50 years later.

Jessica Dwyer, the series host, addresses both sides of the argument and, like previous shows, offers a point of view which includes how the monster of the month is ingrained in pop culture. She doesn’t add more to the lore, other than how it’s become part of this town’s livelihood. The addition of how the law is accepting of the influence–instead of discounting–says it all. This sweet update is all I need to know when investigations are infrequent.

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