Friday, August 27, 2010
Normally, I stick strictly to reviewing movies that fit in the sci-fi, fantasy, superhero or horror genre. But I made an exception for “The Losers” because of its origins in DC comics.
The plot(which draws from the re-vamped Vertigo version of the comic) centers on a group of soldiers who are framed and presumed dead, and must now clear their names while taking revenge on the man who framed them. Sounds a lot like the recent A-Team movie, doesn’t it? The parallels don’t end there. The tone and even a couple of the characters have analogs in the A-Team movie. Although this one came out first. This movie even has a climax at a shipyard surrounded by massive cargo containers. Not sure WHAT was going on behind the scenes in Hollywood to make that kind of repetition happen.
Putting all of this aside, including the original comic book, how does the movie stand on its own? Reasonably well, though not wonderfully.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Chris Evans are the only “names” in this movie, though it doesn’t represent their best work. Morgan doesn’t have quite enough good material to work with and Evans’ cocky humor only fires on all cylinders a couple of times.
There are some cool action shots in this movie including great use of slow motion. I found the visual experience to be more enjoyable than A-Team.
Although the movie is a decent way to pass the time and worth the dollar at Red Box, it doesn’t take enough chances to stand out. The humor shoots for quirky at times, especially in the scenes featuring the villain, “Max”. But it mostly just ends up feeling forced. The bad guys have opportunity to be presented as REALLY bad, but in the end just aren’t threatening enough in their personalities to create the tension this movie needs.
The lack of tension isn’t helped at all by an ending which strongly suggests a sequel rather than giving us the payoff we should have had.
The movie is unlikely to spark any meaningful conversation, though revenge is obviously a motivating plot element.
If you need an action flick fix, you could do worse, but don’t pay more than a buck.
Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, a scene of sensuality and language.
You can now hear songs from both the Spirit Blade Special Edition and Spirit Blade: Dark Ritual at www.Christianindustrial.net and www.creukradio.org.
Be sure to request one of our songs if you stop by!
You can also hear the track "Soldiers" on the most recent Creukradio compilation! The compilation is available for free download at the Creukradio website. Click on the "Comps" page to download. The name of the compilation is "Remnant".
If the day goes well, I will finish the first complete mix of the Spirit Blade Special Edition. I will be gone all of next week and noticed that I seem to always be "forced" to take vacation time right when I'm about to finish a major goal I've set for myself. It would be VERY satisfying to be able to take the finished mix with me on my trip, but given my history I'm trying not to get my hopes up.
Although I will be mostly off the grid next week (no blog posts, podcast or e-mailing), I may still pop into the forums once or twice next week. If you haven't stopped by yet, come and say hi! We continue to have some great conversations going on there and I'd love to connect with you! www.spiritblade.net/forums
Have a great week!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Had the chance to watch The Omen for free last night. The remake, not the original(which I still haven't seen). Not a bad way to pass the time. Had some good intense moments, solid performances and built tension well. But crap, this movie had some serious logical holes in it.
Set aside for a second the reckless handling of Biblical prophecy. That comes with the territory in these kinds of flicks. But consider this for a moment. All the “religious folk” are pointing to the Bible as proof, saying “this kid is the devil, we gotta kill him!” But if they’re using the Bible to validate the truth of their claim regarding the kid’s identity, they have to believe that the Bible is always accurate, right? And if the Bible is always accurate, then what it says is gonna happen is gonna happen, right? And if something is definitely gonna happen, they can’t do anything to stop it.
In other words, if they think they can REALLY kill this kid, then he might not ACTUALLY be the devil-child they think he is!
My advice to these guys would be to relax, stop trying to kill the kid and just send him and the psycho nanny off to live in the woods. Then read the rest of Revelation and be sure not to skip the part that says how God is gonna wipe out the bad guys without our help. You can put your “magical mystical church knives” away now.
As of yesterday I am finished selecting music for the Spirit Blade: Special Edition!
Starting today, I will go through the entire project and insert the music I have selected, re-balancing the mix as appropriate. This process will probably take a couple of weeks. After that, I will have Randy Hesson(Vincent) come in to record the end credits and I will begin test listening while Ryan (my graphic designer) makes adjustments to the CD art and sleeves.
We're getting closer all the time!
Monday, August 23, 2010
Before we get into the rest of Romans chapter 1, I thought it would be good to pause here and take a look at the subject of homosexuality.
I think some of the best topics in life take a moment to bring up and much longer to even attempt answering. But here's my attempt anyway.
Homosexuality is probably one of the hardest topics to talk about today. The homosexual
community has come under so much attack from people calling themselves
"Christians" who want to make the Bible say or emphasize things that
The best thing we can do when trying to see what the Christian response to homosexuality
should be, is to set aside what the "religious right" is saying, set
aside what the homosexual community is saying, and take a look, as best we can,
at what the Bible itself is saying.
In addition, we have to challenge ourselves to seek out what the truth really is,
not what we would like it to be. There's a lot of spiritual damage happening in
the world today because people are getting their entire view of the Bible from
a preacher that they like instead of looking at the text itself.
Some Bible passages I have quoted below, others I just gave the
"coordinates" for. If you don't have a Bible, a great place to look
up these verses is Blue Letter Bible.
Okay, so here are the questions I asked myself...
1. Is homosexuality a sin according to the Bible?
2. Did Jesus himself consider it a sin?
3. What does God think of homosexuals?
4. What should the Christian response to homosexuals be?
Here's what I could find on what the Bible says about Homosexuality-
Leviticus 18:22 Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.
Romans 1:26-27 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their
women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the
same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in
their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and
receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom
of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor
adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves nor the
greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of
God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were
sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
These three passages are not the totality of what the Bible says on the subject, but
they were three that seemed to speak pretty clearly on it. From these three
passages, it seems clear that homosexual activity is wrong.
So did Jesus think it was a sin? This one takes a little more "processing".
Jesus never actually used the word "homosexual" in the Bible. So if
we want to know what he thought of the subject, we'll have to use some logical
We know that Jesus was in absolute support of Old Testament Law.
Matthew 5:17(18-19) "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets;
I did not come to abolish but to fulfill."
In fact, he even clarified the law and pointed to the heart of the matter in a few
examples. He established the concept that what you think in your mind can make
you just as guilty of sin as if you had actually carried it out with your
actions. (Matthew 5:21-28)
So based on Jesus' clear support of Old Testament commands, I think we can safely
conclude that Jesus also agreed that homosexual activity is wrong. It would
also make sense, given Jesus' statement about other sins like anger and lust,
that lustful homosexual thoughts would be wrong.
But here's what the Bible does NOT say. It does not say that homosexuals are more
evil or more sinful than other people. It does not say they are to be treated
like second class citizens. It does not say that Christians should grab megaphones
and crash gay and lesbian parades. These kinds of sentiments and activities are
usually caused by pride, something that God hates very much. (Proverbs 6:16-17,
Proverbs 16:18, Psalm 119:21, Mark 9:35)
In any case, Christians are not called to judge non-Christians.(1 Corinthians
5:11-13) (I say this assuming that the majority of homosexuals would not profess to be Christians, though some certainly do.) For some thoughts applicable to evangelism and homosexuals, see my post on Bible Thumpers.
If we look at 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 again, we can see that the Bible groups homosexual
acts in with any other sin. And like any other sin, it can be forgiven by
making the choice to trust in Christ.
I also believe that someone can be a genuine Christian and have homosexual tendencies.
I mean, why not? There are Christians everywhere that are especially(some even genetically) predisposed to the temptation of stealing, cheating on their wives, rape, pride, selfishness, the list goes on and on. It doesn't make them any less of a Christian. (Although the
legitimacy of their faith would be in doubt if they continually did these
things without any regret.) But it does mean they have some built in challenges
with their life, and that their relationship with God will involve a lot more
So what does God think of Homosexuals? Well, since homosexual activity is just like any
other sin, we should assume that God feels the same way about homosexuals as he
does about anyone else: He loves them. He sees that they are sinners, just like
Paeter Frandsen is. And just like he does with Paeter, God wants to have a
relationship with Homosexuals that lasts forever.
But since God is perfect, and it would be an injustice for him to allow imperfection to
exist for all eternity, God wants to re-make homosexuals, just like he will
eventually re-make the mess Paeter has made of his life. And afterward, he
wants to enjoy eternity with us in a perfect state. But he's not waiting for
Paeter to clean up his act to get the process started.
The apostle Paul wrote to a group of Christians and said: (Ephesians 2:4-5) "But
God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so very much, that even while we were
dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead.
It is only by God's special favor that you have been saved!" and (Romans
5:8) "But God demonstrated his own love for us in this: While we were
still sinners, Christ died for us."
I tried to touch on the concept in a new way in "Spirit Blade", but as you've
no doubt read on a few flimsy pieces of tag board at football games or
flea-markets, (John 3:16) "For God so loved the world that he gave his
only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal
Although we can't understand exactly what it means for Jesus to be God's
"Son", we can imagine something of what it would be like to give over
one of our children to a brutal torturer and watch them suffer a slow agonizing
death. Although I doubt we can imagine letting this happen for the good of
someone that isn't even family.
So where am I going with all this? We know that God didn't just do this for "good churchy people", but for EVERYONE. "God so loved THE WORLD". So I think we can safely conclude
that God loves homosexuals with the same unfathomable passion with which he loves
each individual in history and desires for them to make the decision to
have a relationship with him, following him and obeying him.
Personally, I think this sin is a big social issue because unlike many others, it's out in
the open. For example, my wife is oblivious to the times when I'm acting nice
to her, but only so that she'll let us stay home instead of going to some
social activity I'd rather avoid. Nobody is aware of the times that I'm subtly
manipulating conversation so that it gives me the opportunity to showcase
myself. But if people were, they would be disgusted with me. They'd realize how
much more I care about myself than others.
Some "Christians" probably find it very easy to feel good about themselves
since all of their sins are kept nicely hidden, while the homosexual community
is an easy target for their self-righteous pride to be built on. It may even be
that some people try to cover up the guilt they are feeling in their own minds
over secret sins, by publicly condemning others.
As a side note, I studied classical voice in college. I knew several gay people. One of
my accompanists was gay, half the bass section in our choir was gay, one of my
choir directors was a lesbian. These were people that I really liked. (Well, a
couple made it tough, but it wasn't because they were gay.) These were
sensitive, skilled artists. Kind-hearted and giving people. These were friends
that I goofed off with and had fun being in classes with.
I'm not interested in making gay people straight. I'm interested in everyone, myself
included, growing in their understanding of who God is, and in building an
ongoing relationship with the God of the universe. Is homosexual activity a
sin? Yes. But all sins are symptoms of the natural human condition: Separation
from God. The bottom line for me is that I'd love for more people to be in a
real, deep relationship with God that will start now and last for all of
And hopefully, I get better and better at genuinely loving other people in the
meantime. That's really hard. It doesn't come naturally to me. But I know that
the Bible teaches that it's the most important thing we can do in our
interactions with other people. (Mark 12:28-31, 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:3) That
doesn't mean we pretend sin isn't really sin. But it means we should be known a
WHOLE lot more for our love for God and for people then we are for anything
So those are my thoughts on the subject. If I opened a few cans of worms along the way,
feel free to dump them out on the table and we can explore those, too.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Last night I posted a new video on our youtube page which gives a behind the scenes look at how I created the dragon sound effects for "Pilgrim's Progress: Similitude Of A Dream". This installment is the first to feature video from one of my recording sessions. So if you think you'll get a kick out of watching me make weird noises at my microphone, be sure to check it out!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I've got a really good pace going and if it continues as it has been I should be finishing up the music selection process for the Special Edition of Spirit Blade before the weekend. Then it should take me about a week to mix them into the scenes properly and begin the test listening and polishing process.
I'm also working on another behind the scenes video for Pilgrim's Progress that I should be releasing today or tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Monday, August 16, 2010
After emphasizing his sincere desire to visit the Roman
Christians, Paul states that he is not ashamed of the message of the gospel
(the message of who Jesus Christ is and what he did on our behalf). However
people may look down on or disregard the gospel, Paul knew that it was God’s
power in action, transforming and rescuing now and forever those who trust in
The gospel was first made available to the Jews. Not because
they are more loved by God or more valuable to him, but because they had been
the people group God chose to present his words to the world. Greek’s were the
most “anti-Jewish” culture during this time. So for Paul to say that the gospel
was for the Jew first and also for the Greek implied that it was also for every
other nation/culture in between.(v. 16)
Righteousness is the state of having a clean record before
God. The gospel reveals that the righteousness God makes available starts and
ends with trusting in Christ. Paul quotes Habakkuk 2:4, which describes how those
who trust in God will survive his judgment of the world. Despite an emphasis on
works and ritual in the Old Testament, faith has always been the most
foundational element of following God. (Psalm 51:16-17) And because of the gospel, it is now the source of "right standing" with God from beginning to end.(v.17)
Paul then speaks in broad terms about the spiritual
condition of the world and God’s response to it. God's wrath is not just in the
future, when God will judge the world, and it’s not just a few isolated “fire
and brimstone” episodes from the Old Testament. A form of God’s wrath was
present in Paul’s day and continues now. We can often see it openly in effect
on those who live in opposition to God’s character and will (ungodliness and
unrighteousness) and who actually suppress the truth (whether by living in
denial themselves or suppressing it in the lives of others) through the way
they think and live. (v.18)
Paul then reveals a very interesting fact: even those who
live in rejection of the gospel have some knowledge of God within them that
they suppress. Paul explains that this is because God has revealed his
invisible attributes of power and activity through what has been made, leaving
these kinds of unbelievers without any legitimate excuse. Though some may protest that God has not made his existence obvious, he HAS made his existence "obvious enough" that all are held accountable for pursuing knowledge of him or not.(v.19-20)
Paul is not specific about how this works, but we can
probably come up with a few examples. The most obvious may simply be the
grandness and wonder of creation when seen in massive scope such as a mountain
range, the Grand Canyon or the stars at night. In modern times, we can see
immense complexity that points to design under the microscope. As we look at
the complexity, beauty and grandness of creation, we are often led to ask “How
could this have come from nothing?” This and similar thoughts may be what Paul
is referring to here.
Although everyone has some knowledge of God in them, most
choose not to acknowledge him or thank him for what he has created for their
own enjoyment. Instead, people generally uselessly speculate about alternatives
to the existence of God, developing ideas that may sound intelligent on the
surface but are shown to actually be foolish when carefully examined. Yet they still
cling to these ideas and their understanding of the truth becomes darkened.
People who think of themselves as spiritual and wise have
actually become fools because of their rejection of truth. Instead of pursuing
knowledge of and relationship with the mind-blowingly awesome and perfectly
loving God of all reality, they pursue a made-up god who resembles flawed
humans or even animals in its characteristics. (v.22-23)
And this is where God’s wrath comes in. God historically and
presently allows people to pursue their own ideas and desires, reaping the
consequences that follow. Paul reveals that a symptom of this kind of culture
is one in which sexual activity is out of control and distorted from God’s intended
purpose. Great amounts of emotional pain naturally follow from this kind of living, and this is a portion and form of God's wrath that is in effect now. (v.24)
This happens ultimately because people trade the truth of
who God is and what he has said for a lie, and devote themselves to created
ideas or philosophies instead of the God who created everything and who is so
amazing and wonderful that he is worth giving our attention and passion to for
an infinite amount of time. (v 25)
Next Week- Further Symptoms of a Broken World
Coffee House Question- What do you think are some of the
dangers of having an inaccurate view of God?
Friday, August 13, 2010
If you grew up playing video games in the late 80’s and 90’s and you still have a good measure of nerd in you, then you owe it to yourself to go see Scott Pilgrim vs The World.
This movie is fun, quirky and filled with action that is bound to please full-blooded and closet nerds the world over.
Scott Pilgrim is a 22 year old bass player in a wanna be band. He is hopelessly uncool and is getting over a bad relationship by “dating” a 17 year old girl. (Don’t worry, the execution of this concept is not near as creepy as the premise.) Then suddenly the literal girl of his dreams begins showing up in the real world and he takes that as his cue to pursue her affections relentlessly… even though it means he has to fight his way through her seven evil exes.
The movie is pure fantasy from beginning to end, told through the interpretive lens of video game stereotypes, with a few more from anime and comic books thrown in for good measure. Meters and pop-ups repeatedly appear on screen giving status reports on Scott’s essentials. (Such as a “pee meter” when he goes to the bathroom.) The spectacular fight scenes also include 16-bit graphic enhancements. Essentially, this movie attempts to present everyday life as a video game and it does so in very inventive and fun ways.
Performances are fine across the board and the characters are fairly likeable. Michael Cera is still playing the same character he does in all of his films, but if Jeff Goldbloom can have a great career of delightful roles doing it, Cera can too.
Only one spot in this movie jumps out as providing a springboard for meaningful discussion. (SPOILER WARNING) Near the end of the film, Scott is given a special weapon to help him defeat the “final boss” that is made available because he discovers the “power of love”. At first it helps him kick serious butt, but in the end doesn’t work out. Then he has an out of body experience in which he learns the “valuable lesson” that what he really needs to fight for is not love, but for himself. So the next time he fights the boss he uses the weapon of “self respect”. Ultimately, that doesn’t work out either.
The way the “life lesson” scene is handled pokes fun of itself almost enough to conclude that the filmmakers really don’t hold up “self-esteem” as much as is typical in pop culture. But the “joke”, if one is intended, does not come across strongly enough to indicate that self-esteem is not the most important thing for a person’s well-being.
This movie isn’t trying to make any points. But philosophy still bleeds through art unintentionally and we can soak it up even when we weren’t intended to. So what do the filmmakers think? Is self-esteem more valuable than love? Do you have to “learn to love yourself before you can love others?” From a biblical standpoint, we love ourselves just fine. We don’t need training in that. Low self-esteem and depression not caused by chemical imbalance is often the result of being too self-absorbed, not of loving oneself too little.
In the end, this movie is a love letter to geeks that they will greatly enjoy reading and includes a potential moment for pondering that is not stated conclusively or strongly enough to merit much if any discussion unless you really want to wax philosophical.
Rated PG-13 for stylized violence, sexual content, language and drug references.
As of now I'm about halfway through the music selection process for the Special Edition of Spirit Blade. This is one of my favorite parts of the process, because the main mix is done so I'm mainly just adjusting levels, but when the right piece of music is dropped in, it completely transforms the nature of the scene.
I think the music I was able to find for "Dark Ritual" played a major role in making that project what it was. The same is certainly true for "Similitude Of A Dream". I've been excited for a long time to give the same treatment to Spirit Blade.
However, Spirit Blade will have a fairly different musical style than Dark Ritual. Where Dark Ritual used epic orchestra and choir in its score, Spirit Blade will have a more modern/electronic feel to it, in keeping with the high technology setting of the story.
I'm hoping to have all music selected by the end of next week, and for test listening to begin soon after!
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
As always happens whenever I take time off, I returned to a mountain of things to do before I could get back to mixing. (Barely got "In Search Of Truth" done in time!) Finally picked up mixing again yesterday and I'm currently on scene 37 of 39! So close!
I'm singing at a memorial service today, which will take me away from my desk for a couple of hours, but I'm still hoping to be done with the core mix and working on editing the score before the weekend.
I can only guess, but I'm hoping the score editing will take a week or less and test listening can begin one or two weeks from now.
But if that's gonna happen, I gotta get back to it!
Monday, August 9, 2010
After his initial introduction, Paul tells the Roman Christians that he thanks God, "through Jesus Christ", for all of them. His phrasing is a reminder of our absolute need for Christ in order to relate to God in any way. Paul knew that his sin so totally separated him from God that only Christ's payment for his sins allowed him to even THANK God for anything.
We might stop and think, "Wait a minute. I'm not even good enough to thank God, or to praise God? Who does he think he is?" But if this enters our thought process, it's a symptom of a worldview that makes too little of God and too much of us.
The reason Paul was thankful for the Roman church was because their faith was being talked about throughout the civilized world. Whether because of their intense devotion to God or because Rome was the hub of the empire (or maybe both), the church in Rome was being noticed in a way that was drawing attention to God. (v.8)
Stop and consider for a moment what kind of "voice" you have. You may not be the center of media attention, as the Roman church was in its own way. But you might have a friend that values your opinion. You might have a blog or be a frequent poster on one or more forums. Is your "voice" one that represents and draws attention to God and his character?
When Paul says that he serves God in his spirit, the modern equivalent would be to say "with my whole heart" or "from the bottom of my heart".
Paul occasionally called on God as his ultimate witness to his thoughts, since only God knows our hearts. But it should be noted that this was different from oath formulas like those mentioned in Matthew 5:33-37.
Paul constantly brought up the Roman Christians in his prayers, requesting that it be God's will for him to visit them.(v.10)
Although it can be hard to understand, sometimes it's God's will to wait on things that we are convinced are in his best interest. We can devise plans that are free of selfish motive and are aimed at bringing attention and honor to God. And God still effectively says "wait" or sometimes even "no".
Paul saw potential benefit to both the Romans and himself when contemplating a visit. He wanted to equip and provide them with spiritual support while also being encouraged by his time with them. This is the meat of what Christian community is about. Even Paul knew he wasn't meant to play the lone ranger Christian and that he could be greatly benefited by investing time in other believers. (v.11-12)
Paul made it clear that he was not neglecting the Roman Christians, but that he wanted to come to Rome, despite being prevented by other factors. He wanted to "obtain some fruit" among them and the rest of the non-Jews in the world. In other words, he wanted to help cultivate their faith and see it grow.(v.13)
It may be that some other ministry obligation slowed his visit to Rome, since Paul (after mentioning "the rest of the Gentiles") says that he is under obligation to both Greeks and barbarians(Greeks thought of all non-Greeks as "barbarians", and so Paul here uses their terminology), wise and foolish. (v.14)
The Gospel (God's "rescue plan") is not just for an elite group or for a specific culture. Despite making absolutely exclusive truth claims (which truth does by nature), the Gospel is extremely inclusive. All are invited to take part in forgiveness that is absolutely free!
So Paul was just as excited to present the truth clearly to the Christians who were in Rome.(v.15)
Next Week- The basic nature of the Gospel and the state of the world.
Coffee House Question- When in your life has God said "wait" or even "no" when you had intentions you were convinced were in the best interest of God's plan?
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Developing and connecting with an online audience continues to be a huge and constantly changing challenge. Where to spend my time and energy? Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, our website, the forums, the podcast or some other new gimmicky thing on the web?
Naturally, the answer is "all of the above", but there is still the constant question of "how much is enough" for each of those. We're a production company, after all, and I have to leave time for producing things other then web posts and free content if I hope to see this thing grow in both quantity, quality and effectiveness.
So I do what I can and try to impose boundaries on myself so I can still actually work on audio drama, and every once in awhile I'm rewarded with some forward motion that may be small, but is still encouraging.
This morning after reading an article about developing a web presence for yourself I tried searching for "spirit blade" in both google and yahoo. Our site still comes up as number one in both places, but now our company name finally comes up in the "suggestion" drop down box in yahoo.
Even more encouraging, a search for "christian sci-fi" puts us at number six on google (up from 10 or 11, found on the second page) and number two on yahoo! And many of our other web locations pop up not far below our main site in search results.
So my big thanks to all of you for reading the blog and tracking with me on facebook and elsewhere!
Keep tracking with us and before long we may even hit number one for "christian sci-fi" searches!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Sorry, everybody! I posted an older version of the mix for "Search The Night" the other day. I've updated the file and if you download it again at http://www.spiritblade.net/alliance you'll get the final version of the mix.
My HUGE apologies to Tanja Milojevic, the mixer and director of this project. I hope you all enjoy it!
Monday, August 2, 2010
The latest episode in "Of The Night", a series produced by the Spirit Blade Underground Alliance, is available now at http://www.spiritblade.net/alliance !
As James Elysian continues the search for truth regarding his once-dead fiancee, the body count rises as her vampire activities continue. Meanwhile, an even more dangerous threat begins to emerge...
p.s. No "In Search Of Truth" today because there will not be a podcast this weekend.