I Might just be MudCrazy! By Jillian Nicole

This is an Article Submitted to us by our Good Friend and Special Correspondant as well as Singer/Model. Her name is Jillian Nicole and you should hear what she has to say about MUD!

I Might Just Be MUDCRAZY!

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If I could explain the thing I love to do in three words they would be family, fitness and….MUD! A hobby that I have luckily fallen into late 2012 has brought me the most joyous experiences of my twenty-six years on this planet.
As a child, I was not the athletic type. I did the normal things that kids do, like ride their bike and rollerblade but nothing extreme. I wasn’t in sports throughout grade school or even much after that. That was until August 2012. I decided to go to a team building event. The event was open to anyone that wanted to go and the company that I was working for at the time would pay for registration. The name of the event was called The Highlanger III. Yes, it sounds exactly how the experience was. There were six of us that went to this event and only one of us got hooked. That one happened to be me.

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The Highlander is a mudrun and obstacle course race. When I say mudrun, I do mean you run (Or walk, jog or whatever you feel comfortable doing), in mud. This specific race was a 5k mudrun. Considering that it was my first time, one of my employees and I decided to walk the entire thing. We walked through trails, mud and water. One thing that mudruns and obstacle course races do is test your strength and abilities. This was a perfect type of athletic event for me because there are “breaks” (Obstacles) within the course so I do not have to run the entire time. In this specific race there were 25 obstacles and harsh terrain. With monkey bars, walls of tires roped together to climb over and a jump that sends you plunging into deep water the entire race was an amazing experience!
It wasn’t too long after The Highlander that I decided this is what I want to do. This is what is going to keep me from sitting on the couch. This is something that I need to learn more about. So I started to research and low and behold, I found that there are races going on every month! I stumbled upon a mudrun group called MUDRUNFUN. There were about eleven people in this group and they had invited me to go to a mudrun called Savage Race. I went to the race by myself and met up with what is now my family. Although I had hardly any athletic bones in my frame, I finished and received a finisher’s medal. That is what mattered. That medal proved to me that I am able to do more than I ever thought I could!
Since Highlander, I have completed over 55 mudrun/obstacle course races in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. I am hoping this year, after my broken toe heals, to continue my venture and become faster and stronger. I usually do these events for fun, but I believe it is time to start pushing myself!
If I could end this with a brief summary of what it would be an ending full of good times and good people. It is what keeps the mudrun community so brilliantly fantastic! We are a unique community and we continue to grow. If you have an opportunity to go to a mudrun, even just to watch the event, take it!
If you would like any other information and discount codes to mudruns please follow my blog at http://mudcrazy.wordpress.com/

I also have a facebook page for discounts and updates: facebook.com/areyoumudcrazy

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Winter Updates (Pt 1)

Hello and Welcome Back,
We have been a little behind in updating the Blog and I wish to Apologize to everyone. Between Being stressed out and sick things got backed up. So I want to take this moment to Update everyone about whats been going on and what is coming in the next Few Weeks. Mind you some isn’t a rant its just observations and some is flat out Anger, while some is curious updates.
Now over the past 3 weeks we had to revert to a podcast format and have re-aired a few past episodes due to illness and neighbors in my apartment building and my loud voice after 10pm.
But on a Lighter Note we Are in talks to Book Both Debbie Rochon and Alexia Anastasio to Come back on the show not Live but A Very Long Interview which will be uploaded as Parts 1-9 Yes I said 9 because these will be LONG interviews broken down into 20-25 min podcasts which will be uploaded with Live Commentary thrown in or live show’s in between.
In other Booking News we are Looking into Booking Some Experts in various Fields for some interviews on the show ranging from Paranormal, UFO, CryptoZoology,Myths, Greek Mythology,Hollow Earth, and Various other Film people that you wouldn’t normally expect us to approach.
Now This Coming Wed Dec 18, 2013 will be our Annual Christmas Show which we have been doing for years and always try to spice things up a bit. But this one is different as we are actually following a set schedule almost Like TV Does and we will be making this our Winter Finale and then return in Jan/February for 13 more episodes Before we Take a Season Finale. Of Course this is Subject to change without notice.
Now we wouldn’t be Nuts if we didn’t do something exciting and we are planning something.
We also want to make sure we get the word out to as many people as possible about the show. Currently all our big listeners vanished, and we need to get the word out on youtube,twitter,flickr,tumblr and every social media known to man. So therefore we ask all our followers and listeners to post about our show and to spread the word around…

You guys make the show so lets spread it around, just like that annoying zombie virus..

Introducing Pixie Belle (D20 Project Girl-Cosplayer)

Hello All, As we prepare for This wednesday Nights Show we wanted to introduce you to our Guest who will be on at 11pm Est 8 Pacific.

We have a Phenominal Young Lady Joining us This evening that again wears many hats both figuratively and litterally.
Ms. Pixie Belle Gwynn is a D20 Project girl thats right she is a Girl Gamer ! Also She is a Awesome Cosplayer !
Now first off if you know her, you realize how awesome she is and sweet to talk to…
This Young lady is one of those Mysterious Gamer Girls you usually hear about but, the One nobody believe’s really plays games, She is also one of those Smart and Talented Cosplayer who Doesn’t get Dressed Provocatively for Conventions, Yet Boys think its ok to harass.
This Young lady is very talented and Not only puts alot of thought and time into her cosplay creations but brings Different Cosplay to light.
Tune in Wednesday Night 11pm est/8 Pacific at http://atwistedmyth.com/broadcast and you will be able to access the player and hear the interview and check out the chatrooms which may or may not be monitored.
Check out the D20 Project of NY & NJ                                                         ALL LINKS OPEN IN SEPARATE WINDOW
https://www.facebook.com/TheD20GirlsOfNewJersey

Here is Pixie Belle Herself :
https://www.facebook.com/pixie.belle.14

Pixie Belle’s Cosplay Page:
https://www.facebook.com/Thepixiebelle

Thor:Dark World Review

Well we finally got our wish Fans, Thor 2 A Dark World Came out Yesterday and we went to see an Early Matinee to check this out.. Now first you must know :

*** SPOILER ALERT ***** SPOILER ALERT ** BELOW ARE SPOILERS***

Thor The Dark World Returns to the Thor Universe 2 yrs after The original Thor and some time after the Avengers. Now Tv Agents of Shield Is supposed to tie into the film on Nov 19th so we will add that after.
To the Movie, Stan Lee made a short Cameo which was Nice, you never see DC doing that.
References to the Avengers, and Cameo’s were numerous and Nice because I showed they were all involved.
There was very little romance but ALOT of Action and not many answers..
For example Jane Finds the Aether but there is no sign of her showing or telling anyone about where it was or the stone it was in…
The portals no mention of them or if they are gone or not or if this can happen again?
That Big Monster from Loki’s True Homeworld loose on streets of London? Setup for Thor 3, Shield, Avengers 2 or ?
How bout the Big Question What Happened to Odin and where is he?
We know Loki made the illusion of his death until Thor Left but we never see Loki escape or if he Did something to Odin to get the throne.
What about the Mass Fight Scene with Thor, Loki and Jane and Thor Loosing his hand and the Hammer Falling? I was shocked I will admit..

With Thor NOT taking the Throne, what does that now mean for King Loki acting as Odin?
Wouldn’t Heimdall have seen this?
When did Odin Really Vanish and did anyone witness?
The Mention of the Infinity Stones and the Collector a possible setup for More than Thor 3,4,5 ?? Or Avengers 3?

Now remember I haven’t read the comics so not up to alot but My thoughts, This Movie was A mix of everything and Kept you watching everything.
Also I felt it was a Nice Change to have the end scene before the credits, I guess this is due to many people leave the theaters the second the credits roll and dont want to wait for any extra scene..

I will see it again to enjoy it more and will add it to my collection when it comes out. it is a MUST SEE and please Ignore the Critics they are idiots most of the time.

What did you Think of Thor 2 ?

What would you like to see in Thor 3?

A Con From a Radio Standpoint

Well One big Convention in NYC has came and gone and while we did not attend this year as either a press rep for our show or a fan we have been getting flooded with reports that our sources have told us about things that were seen and heard at the convention which was out of hand.
Ok let me back up those who do not know me, I do an internet radio Show which we have re-branded for the final time due to legal issues that came up. We have done internet radio for over 10 yrs and have a variety of Guests and listeners worldwide, we have also visited conventions with our group of 1. That’s Right when I go as Press, I apply for 1 press pass and go myself with a voice recorder for audio and camera for pictures and video (both of which I ask permission before Snapping Any Photo’s) and include voice permissions as well. Why am I telling you this? Well 3 yrs ago we had an incident with Press liasion at NYCC who did not like a review we gave and therefore has blacklisted us for past 3 yrs, each year denying us for things that have nothing to do with us whatsoever but was just an excuse to say no. (See Prior Posts on Subject I am not rehashing)

Now moving Forward to the Recent NYCC and our Sources who reported from there as well as sources we spoke to via the web on their individual problems. First off let me say years ago there were geeks and nerds, who to see a women was left speechless mostly at the women and if they were revealing clothes was fascinating – Yet they were respected to a degree. FlashForward now to 2012-2013 and this has evolved into Creeps popping out of the woodwork who objectify women now as sex objects because of what they wear and do not even care about the work it goes into to make the outfit, what inspired them and how they feel wearing it in public.

I noticed this last year at the Con when I saw many “Press reps” with video Camera’s who were mistreating female cosplayers and I even spoke out and in a few instances went to security. (Btw when I spoke of this on our show it was held against us as well). Now we go to the con for the panels and the fans and for one person it is rough so we rely on various other sources who willingly gather stories for us. (Also held against us), now when we went this year to apply as press we were conveniently turned down only after Saturday passes sold out (Biggest day of the Con) and ignored when we requested assistance as to why being told they do not make the press criteria public, other than you have to have over 10K viewers/listeners, have to have a blog, or some form of written coverage, cant be related to the con or press agents going hmmm we werent and we were broadcasting everywhere including from the outside of the con.
Last Year Naked News was at NYCC videotaping interviews with female cosplayers and some of the questions  led to sexual innuendo and it was a female reporter.

Apparently the Convention does not really care for its members only on the money they can make. We have had Celebrities on the show Like Debbie Rochon, Alexia Anastasio, Bill Plympton, Jeffery Combs, Chris Costello (Daughter of Lou Costello) and countless other guests. Those in media know when you book a guest for a date in advance it is confirmed by the publicist and only cancelled few days prior if some emergency happens and the guest needs to change tactics. So For a convention to sell tickets for 4 days, and 3 day packages or even single days and then announce guests coming and what days shows the lack of care for its fans. When we interviewed the press liaison 4 yrs ago about this we were told, we dont want to say a guest is coming until the day before the con because if they announce it earlier and they cancel fans will be upset and not buy a ticket. Proving they want the money and do not care for the fans.

If you ever went to any other con they release all guest info all throught the planning phase right up until the day of the con so the fans can plan accordingly.
As for the Panels Same Press liaison commented when asked why they cant clear a panel room after each panel before a con they stated it would be too time consuming and need more volunteers to do so they just leave everyone where they are. Example was last years Walking dead panel where I spoke to 25 people who came from LA just for the day of the panel and waited in line for 7 hours being first in line to get a seat to be told 1 hour after panel started that the vips were in as well as a full room sorry go home. (Fans First Right?)

Then Cosplay incidents Ran Rampant last year and was squashed by the con immediately. I rarely see any press on the vendor floor or talking to cosplayers and those that I did see were respectable and a slight few were not.

Why Am I Reporting on this? Well Im willing to bet they don’t allow me a press pass for next year because of this and posting what they did to me as press by keeping me out as press and as a fan. When I contacted Reedpop I got a No Comment from an unnamed source.

Will these cosplayers still get mistreated at the Con? More than likely yes, But do not be surprised if cosplayers get some type of guidelines on dress for next year and what to do if there is any mistreatment.

All I can say is until they address the situation and actually address it not where just 1 person decides what to do but a panel sits down and talks about what they need to do with security and cosplayers and press to resolve this.

Our Idea, SInce press has to Register every year (yes there is a Strict process to register as press) Add the question on if they plan on filming or photographing cosplayers Yes or No Do not list a maybe, this way if they say yes its on their registration and if they have a complaint about them they can take that registration and stamp it invalid for the following year and tack a note as to why. So it is Recorded, because slapping them on the hand throwing them out of the con after 2 days doesnt prevent them from returning the following year or other damage they might have caused.

Now to toot my own horn our website which is finally up http://atwistedmyth.com

Has all sorts of info including past cons, our mission statement and reviews of all other past cons, its a good read.

With that I am CrazyNick
Internet Radio, Tv Cam Host, Blogger

Also for the record when I go to the Cons I go as Press and Not in costume, I bring me, my camera, my voice recorder, business cards. When I go as a Fan thats when I dress up as a cosplayer or normal attire.

 

What do you think of this story? Whats your Reviews good and bad of the Con? Remember I am sure the Con will be reading this post…

Biased Convention Bust

Well for the First time since New York Comic-con launched in NYC we will be missing the convention. As both A Fan and a Member of the Press this is sad. Now before reading further you should Note I am not bashing anyone this is my normal language so I hope it is not held against me, like last year when I questioned not allowing me a press pass for 10 stupid reasons that had nothing to do with humanity, if you search you can actually find it.

This year I applied for my Press badge early, For years I have attended, Alone for the Con trying to cover everything as I was told I was not allowed more than 1 person in press for my show. I do internet radio as most of you know and Do alot of Coverage both live and recorded, audio , video and photographs with the celebrities and Fans of NYCC. But due to the face we do not have over 10k listeners worldwide, or an actual tv news camera we have been denied for a second year, even being told we weren’t allowed back after complaining about being denied last year for a list of reasons that a 10 yr old made up and had nothing to do remotely with humanity or my show and proved they had no reason to deny me.

I applied early as I said, and the DAY after Saturday tickets sold out I was sent the email Denying me a press badge but I could buy a Fan Only badge for thursday and sunday if I wish.  To me it seems they purposely waited to deny me a pass after the original date I was going was sold out. Of course they say once denied you can not appeal however again I tried to reach the people in charge and All that happened was my emails went to the recycle bin as they refused to even reply or tell me why I was denied.

Also the next day after they closed all press registration, they then announce Panels, Guests coming and I said this last year and they held it against me, they refuse to say who is coming and what days so they can sell 3 and 4 day passes fast rather than 1 day passes so they don’t release Guest info. Almost All Conventions Have Guest’s Booked a min of 30 days in advance and all guests unless emergency pops up knows if they are coming.

I have never been to SDCC yet I have been invited there every year. Go Figure…

3 yrs ago when I was at NYCC as press and stood in line for 2 hours on press line for admittance I saw many press that were 2-5 people for 1 press outlet most internet based, some film production companies, 2 tv crews and we spoke to many fans who had their own problems with the con. All this was held against us, we even had a few celebs we knew personally who were at the con who were annoyed with how we were treated as press.

What do you think?

Convention Prep: NYCC

So we would like to hear from our listeners and readers and take your idea’s and suggestions and see what you would like us to cover at this Years NYCC. As always we cover the fans of Cosplay and get unique interview from the fans and we bring you photo’s Usually Live from the Convention Floor and Short Little Broadcasts Live.
This year we want to follow that tradition but Speak more to the fans, We try to cover every panel but review it and not give too much away. Also following tradition we try to bring you very short quotes from the guests as allowed by their publicists without taking any time away from their appearance.

Now is your time to speak, Tell us some things you want to hear and see at this years NYCC and we will do our very best to bring it to you *LIVE* or prerecorded. We have been successfully doing this for the past 5 yrs and want to bring you the listeners and fans more of what you want…

You’ve Seen Insanity, Now Listen to it Live….

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First Featured Guest

Hello and Welcome to the New Show ATwistedMyth. We want to Officially welcome Everyone to the Show And website which is located at http://atwistedmyth.com

Now we are pleased to Announce that Beginning late October/Nov we will be broadcasting our first Show and we are Happy to announce our First Featured Guest Will be Ms. Reyna Young aka Miss Misery.
We will be putting up some Media and talking more about this Phenominal Lady as we get closer to broadcast date, Now even if you do not know her you will by the time we air, Or you may even know her Famous Husband John Gillette of the Muscial Group Dammit.
We have more Guests lined up and will try to bring you A Guest a Month, along with our show which will start out as a 30 min show for the first season.

Now we will be redoing our blog and removing some old content to make way for new stuff and urge everyone to visit our website and LIKE our facebook page TWISTEDMYTH and ATWISTEDMYTH.

Watch for Exciting things to come, More blog Posts coming from our Associates Monsterman, JoeFlynn and some others in the industry.