Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A to Z - Call of Duty to Centres of Faith

Call of Duty Black Ops
Zombie cooperation mode, titled Zombies, is included in the game. Originally featured in World at War, it was revamped to be included into Black Ops. In the map Five, players take the roles of John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Robert McNamara, and Fidel Castro as they fight zombies at The Pentagon. Ascension takes place in an abandoned Soviet Cosmodrome, and like Kino der Toten, features the characters from World at War. Escalation Map Pack is the Zombie map Call of The Dead. Call of the Dead takes place in an abandoned part of the Soviet Union, in which is in an arctic environment. This map features new characters. They are: Danny Trejo, Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Michael Rooker. Rezurrection is made up of only zombie maps. The Rezurrection Map Pack includes the first 4 maps from Call of Duty: World at War (Swamp, Night, Asylum, Factory) and a new map called Moon.
My kids are addicted to this game, even my two year old daughter!



Clive Barker
Is an English author, film director and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror fiction.
Novels
The Damnation Game, The Hellbound Heart, Weaveworld, Cabal, The Great and Secret Show (first "Book of the Art"), Imajica , The Thief of Always, Everville (second "Book of the Art"), Sacrament, Galilee, Coldheart Canyon: A Hollywood Ghost Story, Tortured Souls (novelette), Abarat (first book of the Abarat Quintet), Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War (second book of the Abarat Quintet), Mister B. Gone, Mr. Maximillian Bacchus And His Travelling Circus (limited run by Bad Moon Books), The Candle in the Cloud (limited run by Bad Moon Books), Absolute Midnight (third book of the Abarat Quintet),
Along with an array of Collections, Biographies, Nonfictions, and Video Games.


The Crazies
2010 American horror film, remake of the 1973 film of the same name by, who other, George A. Romero.
The film takes place in the fictional town of Ogden Marsh, Pierce County, Iowa, promoted as the "friendliest place on Earth," whose town water supply is accidentally infected with the Trixie virus. After an incubation period of 48 hours, this virus gradually transforms the mental state of the infected into that of emotionless, conniving, debauched, ferocious killers, who then prey on family and neighbors alike.





Charms, Curses, and Cures

Do I have to list them all? … Of course I do. Ready … set … go!

Accio (Summoning Charm), Aguamenti (Aguamenti Charm), Alohomora, Anapneo, Anti-Cheating Spell, Anti-Disapparition Jinx, Antonin Dolohov's Curse, Aparecium, Avada Kedavra (Killing Curse), Avis,   Babbling Curse, Banishing Charm, Bat-Bogey Hex, Bedazzling Hex, Bubble-Head Charm, Caterwauling Charm, Cave Inimicum, Cheering Charm, Colloportus, Colour-Change Charm, Confringo (Blasting Curse), Confundo (Confundus Charm), Conjunctivitus Curse, Crucio (Cruciatus Curse), Defodio (Gouging Spell), Deletrius, Densaugeo, Deprimo, Descendo, Diffindo (Severing Charm), Disillusionment Charm, Duro, Engorgio (Engorgement Charm), Entrail-Expelling Curse, Episkey, Erecto, Evanesco (Vanishing Spell), Expecto Patronum (Patronus Charm), Expelliarmus (Disarming Charm), Expulso, Ferula, Fidelius Charm, Fiendfyre Curse, Finite Incantatem, Flagrante Curse, Flagrate, Flame-Freezing Charm, Flying Charm, Freezing Charm, Furnunculus (Furnunculus Curse), Geminio, Gemino Curse, Glisseo, Gripping Charm, Hair Loss Curse, Hair-Thickening Charm, Homenum Revelio, Homorphus Charm, Horton-Keitch Braking Charm, Hot-Air Charm, Hover Charm, Hurling Hex, Impedimenta (Impediment Jinx, Impediment Curse), Imperio (Imperius Curse), Imperturbable Charm, Impervius (Impervius Charm), Incarcerous, Incendio, Intruder Charm, Jelly-Brain Jinx, Jelly-Fingers Curse, Jelly-Legs Jinx, Knee-Reversal Hex, Langlock, Legilimens, Levicorpus, Liberacorpus, Locomotor, Locomotor Mortis (Leg-Locker Curse), Lumos, Meteolojinx Recanto, Mobiliarbus, Mobilicorpus, Morsmordre (Dark Mark), Muffliato, Nox, Obliteration Charm, Obliviate (Memory Charm), Obscuro, Oppugno, Orchideous, Pack, Permanent Sticking Charm, Peskipiksi Pesternomi, Petrificus Totalus (Body-Bind Curse), Piertotum Locomotor, Placement Charm, Point Me (Four-Point Spell), Portus, Prior Incantato, Protean Charm, Protego (Shield Charm), Protego Horribilis, Protego Totalum, Quietus, Reducio, Reducto (Reductor Curse), Refilling Charm, Relashio, Rennervate, Reparo, Repello Muggletum (Muggle-Repelling Charm), Rictusempra (Tickling Charm), Riddikulus, Salvio Hexia, Scourgify (Scouring Charm), Sectumsempra, Serpensortia,   Silencio (Silencing Charm), Slug-Vomiting Charm, Sonorus, Specialis Revelio (Scarpin's Revelaspell), Stealth Sensoring Spell, Stinging Hex, Stinging Jinx, Stupefy (Stunning Spell, Stupefying Charm, Stunner), Supersensory Charm, Switching Spell, Taboo, Tarantallegra, Tergeo, Tongue-Tying Curse, Transmogrifian Torture, Trip Jinx, Unbreakable Vow, Undetectable Extension Charm, Unbreakable Charm, Waddiwasi, Wingardium Leviosa (Levitation Charm)



Centres of Faith

(Gamla Uppsala)
The Germanic tribes rarely or never had temples in a modern sense. The Blót, the form of worship practiced by the ancient Germanic and Scandinavian people, resembled that of the Celts and Balts. It occurred either in sacred groves, at home, or at a simple altar of piled stones known as a "horgr." However, there seem to have been a few more important centres, such as Skiringssal, Lejre and Uppsala. Adam of Bremen claims that there was a temple at Uppsala with three wooden statues of Odin, Thor and Freyr.

40 comments:

  1. The Crazies is such a creepy good movie!
    Black Ops is my oldest fave game. It's funny listening to him and his friends through the headset, especially when they play tricks on each other. LOL

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    1. Crazies was good. Can't for a sequel, I mean the way they ended it, it just has to continue! Right?

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  2. The crazies was crazy! Lol my son plays that game, call of duty, all the time.

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    1. So does both of mine. Even my daughters love that game.

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  3. Wow, I haven't heard of any of these things either. I feel so out of touch. Clive Barker is cute though...

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  4. That is quite the list of Harry Potter charms and such!

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    1. That list took me a while but I think I got them all.

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  5. Zombies in Call of Duty? Well that makes me hate the franchise a little less. And that's an impressive list of charms from the H.P world. :D

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    1. I thought the same thing at first. ugh another war game, but then the kids showed me the zombie games and I about died!

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  6. Now that was quite the charms list for the Harry Potter world. I also should read more book by Barker. The only I read by him Abarat. That was an interesting read..:)

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    1. Thanks!

      You have to have a certain state of mind to read his books. You wither like them or you don't.

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  7. I love that you listed all those charms!

    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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    1. Thanks! I think I might have an obsession. lol

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  8. Wow! That is quite the list!

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  9. I'm still fascinated by all things Norse and charming ;)

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    1. Norse mythology is very interesting. I've loved mythology ever since I was a little girl and my dad had this book about the solar system and it also showed the various Gods that they represent.

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  10. This was awesome. And I love your blog! New follower too! ;)

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    1. Aww thanks! Your blog is pretty great too!

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  11. I love the title, "The Candle in the Cloud." It's such a delicate name.

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    2. It has it's dark moments as well. Barker has a twisted mind.

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  12. Someone told me about Clive Barker's Abarat and I thought it sounded like an AMAZING concept. So I bought the first two books. And then I was really disappointed by them! I mean, they weren't badly written or anything, I just felt absolutely no connection to the characters... I haven't read any of his other books, so I can't comment on those.

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    1. Being a Barker fan is not for everyone. You either get it or you don't. I have some friends that can't get through one of his books. They just don't like it PERIOD. And that's ok with me.

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  13. Clive Barker is amazing. Nice pimp!

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  14. My husband is a big fan of Clive Barker and I was surprised to really like the Crazies--could have something to do with Timothy Olyphant :)Thanks for the follow at Falling For Fiction!

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    1. T. Olyphant is pretty good-looking!

      No prob about the follow, it's amazing stuff you have there. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Call of Duty seems to be everywhere I look! I am afraid to buy it because I may stop writing. lol

    I noticed that you are reading, 'The Walking Dead.' Do you follow the series as well? I do, although I am disappointed with the last few episodes of season 2.

    I didn't like seeing the writers kill off Shane and the older gentleman. I suppose it is their way of introducing new characters in season 3.

    As for that, I suspect that Darryl's brother, the one who cut his hand off, will be back. I look forward to season 3. How about you?

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    1. I love the TV series as well as the comics. They are trying to follow the comics as close as possible and killing of Shane follows the comic. Killing off Dale was a shock because he doesn't die until later in the comics.

      I'm not sure about Merle (Daryl's brother) Daryl isn't even in the comics as of yet.

      Season 3 is going to be awesome if it follows the comics. So many surprises on the show makes it great!

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  16. That is an impressive list of curses and charms! Loving your posts!

    My C

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  17. Great post! I am a sci-fi nut but am not into the games eventhough Call of Duty commercials are everywhere.
    dreamweaver

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    1. I don't play it but help my kids maneuver through the game. Nobody wants me to play. I'm terrible.

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  18. Geez, I forgot what I was going to say once you listed all the curses; impressive! I had to answer a lot of questions about that COD and the zombie stuff when I worked for ChaCha and KGB (the text answering service, not the Russians). I was an expert without ever having played it for awhile.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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    1. Oh I remember those KGB commercials! Working for the Russians would be cool too but more deadly.

      I'm bummed that you forgot what you were going to say. Apparently my charms list "charmed" you. Lol, what a lame joke.

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  19. Clive Barker... is one strange but fascinating dude I interviewed him in the late 90's for a show I was working on... we talked only about the book Cabal and how it became the film "Nightbreed"...

    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    A to Z Co-Host
    IZOMBIE: Visit the Madness

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    1. That would have been interesting to witness. Agreed ... fascinating!

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