I know its been a while and theres a huge content update coming but right now a dear friend of mine is trying to bring her little boy home. I ask for everyone to read this article (Click Link) and Please Help to donate everything helps… Please I wouldnt ask this but it is for my friend and her Child
It has been some time since I posted a Blog Update and I have been Doing another Social Experiment since November and Wrapping it Up the end of January. With all the hub-bub around and being single I have been trying different online dating websites and have interesting results which nobody can disprove but many can agree with.
First Up is Zoosk. FAIL.
Not only do they have alot of Fake Profiles with fake photo’s (Like Celebrities for example, Photo’s from other dating sites even branded with that sites name). They Also Have Robo responses, when you sign up its free and you can post a photo and profile and search for who your interested in.
Then your given the chance of sending a message or a wink. If you send a wink (why do sites do this?) You get a auto response from the person thanking you for a wink but asking for a message instead. So you send a message, and weeks, months go by without a response. Now in between all these searches your given the option to BUY coins to boost your popularity so people become more interested in you and you come in higher in their search results.
Also if your a paid member thats when your Messages I feel are actually sent. I subbed for 1 month and send messages to 6 women. I got responses back asking me to tell them more, waited til the month was up and responded, mind you I got some responses Fast within a day and others within a few weeks. Not one response when I wasn’t a paying member.
Then I found some Celebrity photos of these single women, I reported it and received a nice cut and paste form response back that was written by a 8 year old.
So basically when you pay $20-$40 month subscription and an additional $20-$60 to boost your popularity your BUYING the right to actually communicate with someone or even finding out if your message was read and if the person was interested or not. I tried another free site and I spoke with one woman 3x over 4 months who told me she wasn’t interested but thanked me for writing to her. Thats more than I received from Match.com, Zoosk, or any other one and that was on Plenty Of Fish. Oh and theres those Zoosk Employees that are on site but dont respond either.
Match.com You see those commercials that are not actors But if you search those are ALL Actor’s. You can only wink for free. To Communicate or talk with someone or message anyone or get your messages you have to pay $20-$39 month. If your a free member You get no responses from Anyone. FAIL!!
Plenty of Fish: Alot of Fakes No way to specify searches, No responses except 1 out of 200 while being a paid member. Even saw someone who I knew personally who was married and had no idea her photo was on there.
Then there is Eharmony $40 a month I tried this years ago first when it came out and back then it gave you up to 5 people to talk to and you spoke to each other without seeing a photo which wasn’t bad but everything was dragged out for 2 months before you would see a photo upon final conversation and then choose what to do. You have seen all the commercials again of actors (come on you never see inter-racial couples, Slim or overweight? What does that tell you?) I tried it again Early last year and you got photo’s right off the bat. No responses.
Here is the Kicker – It is not the Dating Sites Fault that they ROB you – It is the Members because Society has installed in everyone the “Model” look and few and in between are real people who get thrown aside and rarely get out there. I had paid a professional to write a profile that was rated as best possible profile guaranteed to provoke conversations with me. Along with my photo and I am an average guy. Not 1 response from any site. So I copied a very popular guys profile made a second account posted it without a photo. Lots of responses, when i posted a photo, Crickets.
How Flawed is our Society?
Then their is the other side of the coin. I Joined the Night Exchange a few years ago when I started this experiment. Its not a phone chat line more of a call up and listen to personal ads and if interested record a message and wait for a recorded response and if you click you can either chat on system or off system. Of course you have to pay $60 for a 1 hour block of time to only listen to your recorded messages. I met tons of people you talk to and get to know before seeing photographs and basing them on what society might think.
What are your Experiences?
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!
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.
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
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..
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
Here is Pixie Belle Herself :
Pixie Belle’s Cosplay Page:
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?
Well its 4 hours until the Premiere of ATwistedMyth radio over at http://atwistedmyth.com we hope you all come and check it out and watch for the update here. Visit the Site and click Broadcast
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…
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?