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Spider-Man (2002)
Talk From Superheroes Podcast
Spider-Man (2002)

Diana: So during the Spider-Man credits the song “Hero” by Nickelback came on and we were dying laughing. Then we started talking and we think this might have killed music tie-ins for movies. Before it was Space Jam, and every Will Smith movie and the Bodyguard.

Andrew: But no band has done a soundtrack for a major motion picture movie since that song. Cause prior you had Prince, Seal, big name pop stars doing original songs for superhero and action movies, and then Nickelback did “Hero” for this movie and since that moment every pop band was like, never again.

Jocelyn: That is mind blowing. A song so shitty it killed musical tie-ins forever.

Andrew: And it’s also a song that sounds like it should be about Superman, it’s all about flying high and that’s literally the one thing Spider-Man doesn’t do.

Jocelyn: I guarantee the movie execs were like, okay Nickelback, one reminder, Spider-Man does not fly on the wings of an eagle, he doesn’t fly, he goes around on web strings because as mentioned in his name, he is a Spider-Man. And Nickelback was like, no problem, eagles, whatever!

Diana: Wait, is this song about Green Goblin? Because they say “fly on the wings of an eagle” and Goblin has a glider.

Andrew: Oh my god they might have accidentally written about the villain!

Jocelyn: Yeah we wrote it about Spider-Man, you know the big green guy on the flying roller skates!

Andrew: Nickelback was like, “Who’s the star of this movie?” “Well, Willem Dafoe is the biggest actor …” “Willem Dafoe’s character, “The Hero to save us!”

Jocelyn: Chad Kroeger please just give me a straight answer, yes or no, do you understand that Willem Dafoe is not the hero of Spider-Man?

- The Hosts of The Talk From Superheroes Podcast On How Nickelback Killed Movie Tie-In Songs

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Apocrypha

What is Apocrypha?

Apocrypha is the plane of Oblivion inhabited and ruled by Hermaeus Mora. It is an endless library of forbidden knowledge, resting between a sickly green sky and a writhing black ocean. It is said that if one reads any of the books, they will become attached to the realm, forever hungry for more knowledge, never leaving.

Originally posted by skysvault

How does one get to Apocrypha?

Black Books.

Of course, not a literal Black Book. Any item that grants new knowledge can act as a portal to Apocrypha. These portals are called Black Books. 

Originally posted by liberatedmarionette

Examples of Black Books:

  • Actual books
  • Technology
  • Art
  • Pictures

Once you have a Black Book:

  1. Hold it or touch it.
  2. Meditate- Close your eyes. Take deep breaths in through your nose, and out through your mouth. Focus on Apocrypha and Hermaeus Mora.
  3. Visualize a green-black void opening up, and tentacles coming out of it. Let the tentacles pull you into the darkness.
  4. Obviously you won’t physically be in Apocrypha at this point, but you should be projecting or traveling there astrally. Don’t expect to see everything with your physical eyes (though that is a possibility).
  5. Explore the halls. Do not look in any of the books. If you see any spirits/creatures floating around, do not worry. They are only there to guard the forbidden knowledge in the books. If you ever do feel threatened, immediately follow step 6.
  6. I don’t recommend staying too long your first time, as it may exhaust you or put a strain on you. To leave, visualize the tentacles pulling you back out of Apocrypha. Keep breathing deeply, then open your eyes.
  7. Shake yourself off, stretch, eat a snack, get a drink. Ground yourself.

I’ll eventually make a post about the inhabitants of Apocrypha, but I hope you enjoyed this!

If you have any questions, my ask box is always open!

(cnn)

article by: marian lu. main article / twitter link

(cnn) the tour was shinee’s first in north america, taking in dallas, los angeles and canada. at the weekend, the k-pop powerhouse performed in hong kong, and on june 11 in taipei.

‘the thought of going to see our fans that have been supporting us from so far away made my heart flutter a bit,” said band member lee tae-min, 23, known as “taemin.”



finding and appreciating k-pop fans

in dallas and los angeles, lee and the rest of shinee band members spoke english between the songs, sharing how much they appreciated fans learning korean and their own love for american food, like in-n-out burgers.

unlike the now typical mercurial k-pop bands, shinee has been around for almost a decade, constantly evolving their look and sound. fans, known as “shawols,” are drawn to shinee for their dance choreography, along with their unique mix of r&b, electronica, rap and rock.

in the last year, several k-pop bands disbanded for various reasons, including scandal. but, one of the reasons for shinee’s longevity, said shekar, is the group’s “zero controversy … every member has held a pristine reputation and have earned themselves an incredible reputation with korean and international fans.

los angeles-based production company subkulture entertainment was able to almost sell out shinee’s us concerts by targeting fans online, like grant who discovered shinee through youtube.


our customer base, like most millennials are very internet savvy and acquire most of their information about k-pop via social media (twitter, facebook, instagram, snapchat, etc.), which is where we like to focus the majority of our marketing efforts,” said subkulture entertainment ceo derek lee.

but now in their 20s, shinee members are growing out of their “boy band” and “princes of k-pop” monikers. they are also near the age of military enlistment for south korean males, a destiny that threatens to tear other bands like big bang apart.

and while shinee declined to talk about the military, they do plan to perform in the us again sometime soon.

we hope that through our tour, k-pop and k-pop concerts will continue to leave a mark on a market as big as the us,” said taemin.

Cinders to Castles - A spell for a royal confidence/recovery boost

A quick and easy spell inspired by Cinderella’s transformation, it is meant to help the caster experience a positive change in confidence, both mentally and physically. This can also be used to help you recover from a bad experience!

Ingredients:

  • Water (preferably river, moon, or vase water - but any cleansed water will do)
  • Incense (preferably related to the intent, like pine. Sandalwood is a good general replacement  too - but any will do!)
  • Sea glass and/or clear quartz
  • Glitter (optional)

Steps:

  1. Set the sea glass and/or quartz in the water
  2. Focus on your strengths, whether it be things you know about yourself, or strengths others have pointed out in you, let that fuel the fire that burns away your weaknesses (or negative experiences) 
  3. Begin burning the incense, watch the smoke wind upwards, and send your weaknesses (or negative experiences)  with it, letting them dissipate 
  4. Let the incense burn out - or put it out when you feel ready
  5. Take the ashes from the burnt out incense, rub your hands together, covering your hands in the ashes. If you want, you can also smear some on your face and arms (do not put near eyes, mouth, or nose!)
  6. If you have the optional glitter, mix it in to your water
  7. Finally, use the water to wash away the ashes, while saying the following:

“Cinders and ashes are but a disguise,

from out of these ashes, a [ * ] will rise!”

*Traditionally “Princess” but can be replaced with any 2 syllable phrase (ex: ”new Prince”, “Princex”, “new me”)

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Prince wrote his 1979 hit “I Wanna Be Your Lover” and “I Feel For You” for and about his crush jazz pianist/R&B singer Patrice Rushen. Rushen known for her   1982 single, “Forget Me Nots” rejected both songs. Chaka Khan’s cover of “I Feel for You” became a hit in 1984. Prince, as songwriter, won the 1985 Grammy Award for Best R&B Song.