Christianity, General Information

Legacies

Joshua P. Smith:

A slightly different article than you’re used to from me here at Geek2Geek….

Originally posted on Christian in Chaos:

Over the weekend, our family gathered to mourn and celebrate a fabulous woman, who I would dare call the Lady of Galveston, Charlotte Ray.  Grandma or Ms. Charlotte (pronounced Cha-lotte), was a dreamer, a musician, a pianist of beautiful and powerful skill. During our vacation there in June, I remember reclining and watching her hands dance away over her grand piano (a treat that will soon become a blessed addition to the Rosenberg Library, so I hear).  In that moment, her music lifted me, filled me, made me whole and complete and content, satisfied beyond measure.

Charlotte’s music lives on.

With all of the flows of emotion, all the highs and lows, tied intimately to the hellish conditions of last week where I endured a reaction to a medicine dose increase that left in me terribly painful states, I’ve had diffuclty even fully verbalizing what I’m feeling. Yet, I realized…

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Aelathia: Weaving and Musings of Essencers Synopsis Released!

Originally posted on Weaving and Musings of Aelathia:

We’ve gone and done it again! Now, @AelathiaNovels on Twitter is at 243 followers, just one over the answer to life, the universe, and everything (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams).  In celebration, here’s a teaser for Weaving and Musings of Essencers, as posted on Twitter…

You may have read my http://AelathiaNovels.com  Interview w/an Essencer. What is an essencer? Think wizard…(There are) multiple types of essencers.  Advancers are most common; they run a communication network; work with construction, agriculture.  Due to a 20-year-old prejudice after an event called Dreadbear Massacre, advancers are accepted in society, on the other hand, not so much essencers, who were responsible.

And now…

The event itself impacts #Aelathia main character Yeltson, who must work with essencers to bring down a vast, shadowy, deadly, and powerful Slaver Coalition that threatens the people of the kingdom he serves.  Unfortunately, he falls in love with not…

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A Journey In and Outside of Everealm-Part 2: ABC’s The Quest

Joshua P. Smith:

What makes a hero? The Quest’s impact on audiences.

Originally posted on Weaving and Musings of Aelathia:

Dragons, magic, villains, armies, a dark lord.  ABC’s The Quest sounds like something out of The Wheel of Time.  As far as we know, Rand al Thor has nothing to do with it… Brought to life by producers from The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Amazing Race, The Quest deftly blends fantasy and reality TV into an epic package worthy of any geek’s interest.
In my last post, I reviewed and recapped the paladins (contestants) amazing adventures inside of the immersive world of Everealm.  Filmed primarily in and around a castle in Austria, The Quest challenges 12 contestants to become the One True Hero, wield the Sunspear, and defeat the dark lord Verlox. (Without growing any dragon tattoos on their arms…I think…)
This time, I want to take a look at how their adventures, expertly designed by the entire cast, crew, and producers of The Quest have…

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A Journey In and Outside of Everealm: ABC’s The Quest

Joshua P. Smith:

It’s good to be a geek…
Check out ABC’s The Quest epic 2 hour season finale live tomorrow knight, Thursday 8/7c.

Then watch for the YouTube link on Friday for a live streaming event of Quest Army fans and Executive Producers Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky!

Live in Texas and interested in getting connected with the fan base here? Tweet us at #TheQuestArmyTexas. Join the fun on Twitter at #TheQuest and #TheQuestArmy or Facebook at The Quest Army.

Originally posted on Weaving and Musings of Aelathia:

ABC's The Quest

::Picture captions contain SPOILERS::

Dragons, magic, villains, armies, a dark lord.  ABC’s The Quest sounds like something out of Lord of the Rings.  Middle Earth has nothing to do with it…except that producers of the movie trilogy are executive producers of this adventure in the fantasy world of Everealm.  The show blends fantasy fiction with reality TV in a fully immersive, developed world.  Filmed primarily in and around a castle in Austria, The Quest challenges 12 contestants to become the One True Hero, wield the Sunspear, and defeat the dark lord Verlox.

Twelve paladins began ABC's The Quest to discover the One True Hero. Sir Ansgar, played by fan favorite Peter Windhofer, was tasked with preparing them to fight.

Twelve paladins began ABC’s The Quest to discover the One True Hero. Sir Ansgar, played by fan favorite Peter Windhofer, was tasked with preparing them to fight.

One by one, challenges brought several paladins' at a time to risk the banishment vote in front of the enigmatic Fates, who just happen to be sisters of the dark lord Verlox.  Here, paladins watch as others face off in the "battle dome" with swords and shields...not quite real, but the paladins said they left bruises. One by one, challenges brought several paladins’ at a time to risk the banishment vote in front of the enigmatic Fates, who just happen to be sisters of the dark…

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Exclusive: The Heart of Everealm Part 2

Joshua P. Smith:

Geek2Geek’s blogger friends, WeGeekGirls, have published their exclusive interviews with the executive producers of ABC’s The Quest! Great conversations, wonderful things shared. Thanks to Rob Eric, Mark Ordesky, and Jane Fleming. thanks also for GiGi and Candice for their work! Though the video isn’t great, the conversation is deep, informative, and fantastic analysis on being a geek. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

Finally, The Quest’s two hour season finale airs this Thursday 8/7c! Follow We Geek Girls and I online and join the incredible fandom that has erupted for The Quest at #TheQuestArmy!

Originally posted on We Geek Girls:

It took a few days longer than I expected but I finally have what you have been waiting for. I will save you all the long story behind the less than perfect quality of the videos. I felt like it was more important for you to hear the exchange between the interviewer/interviewees (for it is there that you hear the passion) than to try and fancy it up in text ;) Please ignore me as much as possible. I am a dork and far too chatty for my own good sometimes ;).

Three of the executive producers of the newest ABC reality show The Quest were nice enough to sit down (via Skype) with WeGeekGirls and talk about the show. Rob Eric, Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky were magnetic from the start. As a fan first, I knew it would be incredibly hard not to geek out when I…

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The Heart of Everealm: Part 1

Joshua P. Smith:

One of the greatest experiments in television has been The Quest. We’ve blogged about it before, ranking it among the top 5 reasons it’s good to be a Geek. When I thought about a review of the show, I could think of no better way to state what needs to be shared than what fellow bloggers We Geek Girls wrote about the amazing show. With only two weeks left, including tonight at 7-9pm C, there’s not much time to catch this incredible first season. You can also hang with We Geek Girls, myself, and other fans #TheQuestArmy, the paladins (contestants), producers, crew, and cast of #TheQuest on Twitter. Check it out this elegantly and poignantly written article from my new friends, Candice and Ginny, reblogged with their permission.

Originally posted on We Geek Girls:

As WeGeekGirls mentioned last week, we were able to interview 3 Executive Producers behind the new ABC show The Quest. That exclusive is coming soon, I promise BUT I wanted to first share something from my heart (where I can be opinionated and personal).

It is evident from the live tweeting that we do that GiGi and I are fans of The Quest but what you may not “get” is why. I will speak for myself from this point on (although I know GiGi well enough to know that most of it she will echo).

For as long as I can remember (I’m 31) my imagination has run wild with adventure. Most of these adventures happened on the fantasy plane and I often found myself in a magical realms filled with a variety of races, royalty, creatures, etc. When I was a young girl, I am sure that imagined I…

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It’s a Celebration! Excerpt from Weaving and Musings of Essencers Released

Originally posted on Weaving and Musings of Aelathia:

Today, it’s a celebration!  Hello, friends, and welcome back from what I hope was a fantastic three day weekend.

Today, my Twitter account, @AelathiaNovels, reached 143 followers.  Well, for a short time, that was 142…which strikes me so delightfully close to the number 42.  How many Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy Fans out there?  You would know that 42, in the book and movies, is the answer to life, the universe, and everything.  Thus, it felt only fitting that I drop a clip on Twitter from the first Aelathia novel, Weaving and Musings of Essencers.

Here’s the clip from Chapter 1 in it’s entirety (including some lines not shared on Twitter…you’re just that special):

A surging wave pushed the bow upwards. Yeltson steadied himself against the plank seat with his legs. The small ship rose so high that only the night sky could be seen. There, shaped into a…

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