A video recording of a walk through the temple gardens, which captures one of the most compelling attributes of Japanese landscape architecture: the sense that, even in a small space, each individual step can open up a new vista, a new perspective. (Image via lofter.com)
The party approaches the moathouse near the Village of Hommlet (AC5: Player Character Record Sheets, TSR, 1984, featuring artwork originally proposed for AD&D module T1-4: The Temple of Elemental Evil)
I waited for the price to drop a little on this before buying it, even though it’s one of my favorite albums. (The price only increased and the album was out of stock when Chris passed). It went from about $30 to $16 last week and I pulled the trigger.
Listening to it this morning… WOW. The vinyl sounds amazing. I’m not sure if the album is remastered or what, but it definitely sounds different than the MP3’s I have. Chris’s vocals are so clear and crisp, the instruments are loud, especially the drums. Are they performing in my dining room? ‘Cause that’s what it sounds like. This is one of the best sounding vinyls I’ve gotten. If you like Temple of the Dog, you should definitely pick this up.
Hey,I wanted to say thank you!I adore through Lenses Eye:) May I ask for a continuation?Maybe Palps decides to issue 66 after sending few assassins to (un)successfully take care of his reporters problem?Anyway,whatever you write in that universe will be welcomed with open arms and a smile for making my life better:)Thanks
The clones were attacking the temple.
The Supreme Chancellor had declared the Jedi traitors and the clones
were attacking but there was something not right about the way it was
happening, the way they were repeating. ‘Good soldiers follow
orders.’ As they marched and laid siege to the building so familiar
The mix of red, orange, green, blue and purple, every garrison on
Coruscant at the moment.
Somehow the Jedi had been prepared and had set up barricades at the
temple entrances, every possible sealed but guarded by those on the
dead planet covered in buildings. Or perhaps not prepared but always
ready to defend themselves with makeshift solutions.
As smoke plumed towards the sky, the journalist team filmed it all,
frightened Jedi younglings with their creche masters, padawans
sealing off the hanger doors and knights setting up guard positions
with masters all over the temple, their recordings playing on all
emergency channels over Coruscant.
And ever more important, the first in line like Master Kenobi and
Knight Skywalker at the entrance of the great halls of the Jedi
temple, its statues overturned with the Force to create barricades.
“What’s even happening!?” Ahsoka yelled, catching sight of all
to familiar blue symbol carrying armor.
“I don’t know but keep them from the temple Ahsoka!” Anakin
snarled, reaching out and snapping his fist shut, sending yet another
trooper passed out to the ground as sweat rolled down the blonds
temple from exertion.
They were doing their best to avoid lethal actions but it was getting
It did help that Rex, Fives and Kix were all seemingly unaffected and
were doing their best to keep the vods from coming up the stairs too,
blasters set on stun though Rex seemed ready to go for the kill the
closer the troopers were getting to the steps of the temple.
Not far from them, Obi-Wan narrowed his eyes at the troopers as he
wondered what made Rex and the other two different, before widening
in realization as he stared at Fives, his lips forming the word
‘chips’ unnoticed to everyone else.
Deactivating his blade and placing it on his belt, Obi-Wan reached
out into Fives mind with a single focus, finding the deactivated
chip, memorizing it, its shape, its feel and its context before
pulling back once again.
“…Let the light from inside shine.” Obi-Wan’s voice was soft,
almost unnoticeable over the sound of blaster fire and the whir of
machines and the cries of men in battle. “For the path is dark and
I see no other light.”
But Anakin had been attuned to his master for as long as he had been
the mans padawan and he turned to him, cursing as he barely dodged a
“The battle is wrought, our sacrifices blood worn and the enemy
great but my light still shines its brightest and shall not break.”
His voice wasn’t gaining volume but somehow he was the only thing
that mattered to Anakin as Obi-Wan stood there, every blast missing
him even as it ruffled up hair and clothes.
“I am the shield and the spear, I am the swift wings of light,
undeniable in the darkness that brightens the shadows. And I shall
not be denied, I shall not be stopped and I shall not yield. For my
light shines eternal.” And with closed eyes, Obi-Wan took a step
“Obi-Wan!?” Anakin snarled in shock before freezing, feeling a
massive build up in the Force that was originating from the redhead
and something tickling against his rather impressive shields and he
almost feared what he’d see if he turned his gaze into Force Sight.
He watched Obi-Wan slide around the fallen statues made into
barricades and take two more steps until he reached the steps of the
temple and knew he wasn’t the only one watching.
“Skyguy?” Ahsoka whispered, her hands clamped to her head and she
wasn’t the only one. “What’s he doing?” The togruta
whimpered. “Its like bells are going off in my head!”
Was it just Anakin or was Obi-Wan glowing?
They watched as the redhead lifted a hand towards the trooper, palm
flat and facing up, yet another blaster missing him but ruffling his
tunics once again.
Slowly Obi-Wan closed his hand, fingers curled into his hands until
he had a fist and then squeezed.
Like puppets cut of their strings, the troopers fell to the ground
but a hiss from his side distracted Anakin, making him turn to his
padawan to where Ahsoka was having a sever nosebleed with her hands
clamped to her head even harder and Anakin’s own shields taking a
It was now obvious Obi-Wan was glowing as he turned back to the
temple opening his fist as his eyes flickered beneath his lids before
he repeated his motion six more times, each time he did Ahsoka
whimpered or cried out until even Anakin could feel Obi-Wan moving
through the Force as if he was pure light, having his own nosebleed
from the massive amount of Force in motion.
And after every squeezed fist, reports of troopers falling to the
ground, alive but unconscious reached their comms.
Anakin lifted his eyes to his husband, watching the glowing form with
baited breath as he glowed like a miniature sun on the steps of the
“Obi-Wan?” He whispered shakily, wiping blood of his bottom lip
as Rex rushed to Ahsoka’s side to help his commander, reports of
all attacks halted reaching them with obvious relief from those on
With that Obi-Wan collapsed to the ground, convulsing as the light
left him, leaving behind just Obi-Wan and with a snarled curse,
Anakin vaulted over the statue to the redhead’s side as the other
convulsed harder and harder.
On this day in music history: August 21, 1990 - “Graffiti Bridge”, the twelfth album by Prince is released. Produced by Prince, it is recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, CA, Lake Minnetonka Home Studio in Minnetonka, MN, and Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, MN, circa 1983 - 1990. Issued as the soundtrack to Prince’s third film, the album features material written as far back as the “Controversy” recording sessions in 1981. Other tracks originate from various projects such as the abandoned “Dream Factory” album (which evolved into the “Sign O’ The Times” album), “Parade”, and “Crystal Ball”. Prince begins forming the concept for “Graffiti Bridge” in 1987, with the only songs written specifically for the film being “Thieves In The Temple”, “Round And Round” (recorded by Tevin Campbell), and “New Power Generation”. The completed album features songs performed by The Time, Mavis Staples and Tevin Campbell, along side Prince’s songs. The soundtrack album is much better received than the film which is widely panned upon its release, and is a box office disappointment. The album spins off off five singles including “Thieves In The Temple” (#1 R&B, #6 Pop) and “Round And Round” (#3 R&B, #12 Pop). Also issued at the time as a limited double vinyl LP, the album quickly goes out of print in that format, and remains unavailable for more than twenty five years. “Graffiti Bridge” peaks at number six on the Billboard Top 200 and R&B album chart, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.