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Back in the Zone!

April 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Back in the Zone!

 

Hey everyone, it’s been awhile since my last post but I’ve made up for it with a lot of new content! All of that content I’m talking about is for my YouTube channel which is now officially: www.youtube.com/thekronedog

So here’s the deal. The reason why I shut down Kronedog Productions was due to my decreasing interest in making gaming videos. As much as I love video games, music is my real passion in life and nothing can take its place. I’ve had so many people encourage me to actually put myself out there with my guitar/music so now I’m doing just that!

I’m currently working on a few projects for the YouTube channel including my own original songs, live cover videos of popular guitar heavy songs, and to top it off, free guitar lessons! I believe I have a very solid grip on the instrument and I want to help others achieve their goals now on guitar. The plan is to continue releasing a new video every week, so expect that! Next week I’m doing another cover video like the Canon Rock above, and also a Vlog.

I’m extremely excited about all of this and I’m motivated to put out the best quality videos possible and of course, blow your minds with some good ole rock guitar!!!!

I also want to make note that I won’t be blogging much anymore, at least on this blog. I do appreciate everyone who read and enjoyed my articles from the past 4-5 months. It means a lot to me since writing is another passion of mine. I’m really just using this blog to post updates until my official website goes up (www.thekronedog.com) which I reserved a section of it’s own to continue where I left off from this blog. So that’s that. Hope you all enjoy the video above!

~Kronedog

Kronedog Productions on the way!

February 9, 2012 7 comments

Kronedog Productions

What is Kronedog Productions?

Kronedog Productions is something I came up with about a year ago but never went through with. When I orignally started this blog, it was a Warcraft blog but over time I strayed away from the gaming stuff into other areas I found interesting such as photography, writing about life topics and ways to better yourself. I then took another heavy influence and created The Ghost Den which lasted about a month unfortunately. Throughout the entire time of being away from the “gaming community” I felt lost in many ways venturing out into different themes and ideas.

I did a lot of brainstorming and collected my thoughts together to find the “constants” I love in life. It came out like this:

  1. Video Games
  2. Guitar / Music
  3. Writing
  4. The paranormal world
  5. Working out

Moving Forward

So with that being said, it’s time to go through with the original plan which was to share my love of video games with the world in a variety of ways. I’ve been playing games since I was very young and I’ve never really stopped playing them. This is what I’m going to be providing:

  • Gaming guides / tutorials
  • Up to date gaming news!
  • In-depth game reviews
  • Live streams ranging from Starcraft 2, League of Legends, World of Warcraft, MW3, and new releases!
  • Music Video gaming collaborations

 

So with a little patience, Kronedog Productions will be here soon. I’ll be posting a V-log soon on YouTube explaining in better detail of what I’m currently working on. My channel can be found at www.youtube.com/thekronedog

Thanks again to everyone that has continued to positively encourage me to do what I love to do most. This blog won’t be ending due to everything I’ve stated above but I’ll definitely be changing some things up.

~Kronedog

 

Enlighten Me: Finding Your Passion

January 25, 2012 9 comments

Enlighten Me

Finding Your Passion

Every week Kronedog talks about random topics expanding from real life experiences, book reviews, Q&A’s, Events, latest news, and discussion topics to get one thinking.

The Instrument

The guitar is a very special object/instrument to me and has been for over seven years. I’d also have to say I’ve dedicated more time to this instrument then anything else in life. When I first picked up the guitar, I was awful. Just horrible, I can’t really even begin to explain the frustrations I had learning to pick the correct strings. I wanted to bring this up because like anything in life, if you put your absolute most into something, there will be a nice return on the flip side. When I began playing, I had one goal in mind at the time: To be the best guitarist ever. Now, while things have certainly changed since I made that goal, it was the driving factor that helped me accelerate the learning process. This can go for anything. When you put your passion into something you will accomplish much greater things because your effort is where it counts. So if you’re putting all your time and dedication into something like learning an instrument, a school project, relationship, business deal, etc… you WILL reap the benefits.

How Your Passion Relates to the Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction suggests that we attract everything into our lives, good and bad. So it would make sense when you’re passionate about something you’re going to attract similar people and things to you in correlation to whatever it is you’re passionate on. For example, when I began playing guitar, it overtook my life. The only thing I wanted was to be a better player, and explore the world of music. In return I was given the opportunity to go further with my dream and all my friends were on the same wavelength as me. When I made music and guitar the center of my life, everything else followed. Before I knew it I was at various concerts, playing in a band, had a group of friends all into the same music, and to top it all off, I was becoming quite good at guitar.

Losing the Spark

Just because you may have found that “thing” you love the most in life, doesn’t mean that fire will continue to burn brightly without your attention. I’ve experienced this exactly when my interest in guitar began to die about a year and a half ago. I was in the United States Army working as a Cavalry Scout and during my time in service, I let go of my dream. I began to stop caring and the once mighty fire became nothing but a small dying flame. It wasn’t until I was able to get my hands on a guitar for the first time in what seemed like years until I was able to bring the fire back to life. Through encouragement from others I picked the instrument and began improving my skills to the point where I had reached a whole new level of playing. It was a life lesson that I figured out way later. It is entirely possible to regain your passion(s) and go even further than you’ve ever imagined.

When someone tells you have a gift for something, don’t ignore them. Take all compliments in a humble manner because you definitely don’t want your ego to ruin a great thing.

Whats Your Skill?

I’m just curious to know what your skills are? What in life are you good at and you know you’re good at it? It’s good to dive into personal talents and explore them because you may be much more capable then you think. I know this rings true for me with the guitar example. When I started there were plenty of people who told me I should have just quit. I took that as motivation to prove them wrong which helped out even more in the long run.

It’s also entirely possible that you haven’t found that “thing” in life which is fine too. Don’t rush it because it will come to you in due time. The Law of Attraction isn’t known for being fast but if you focus on it, it will come.

~Kronedog

How it Began… Myself and the Paranormal

January 15, 2012 8 comments

How it Began…

Myself and the Paranormal

Every now and then Kronedog talks about past experiences from life or topics that don’t exactly meet the criteria of the blog’s different categories. This time Kronedog goes into detail about his “awakening” into the paranormal.

First things First

About a month ago, I posted an article here about one of my experiences with the Paranormal. I said I had another story I was not willing to discuss but I believe as an investigator myself, it’s time to put it all on the table. Everything, no more hiding in the dark. Too many people today are afraid to bring up their experiences due to many reasons. A couple of those include being called a liar, having no one to believe your story, or just want to forget it and move on.

The Story

Early 2010, I was visiting some old friends, having a good time, catching up with people, and overall just relaxing. My friend Ed also happened to have a Ouija board and coincidentally myself and a few others were talking about Ouija boards earlier that day. We decided to break the board out and put it to use. Ed was all for it and claimed he uses the board on a weekly basis and talks to a friendly spirit by the name of “Paul.”

There was a total of eight of us on the board when we began. The group included myself, Ed, three other girls, and three other guys. Everyone in the room minus the girls has had experience using Ouija boards. I just didn’t tell anyone my past experiences with them. I honestly didn’t want anyone to know. I was excited though to give it another shot with the hopes of something positive happening rather than the the opposite.

Ed started our Ouija session off by asking if there was any spirits in the room, which is typical when beginning a Ouija session. We then continued to try and communicate with anything and had no luck for the first 10-15 minutes. One of the girls asked if this was even real, and it was after she made that statement we were able to communicate with Paul.

“Paul, if you’re here with us, let us know,” said Ed. Our planchette (the moving piece on a Ouija)  then slowly inched its way to Yes on the board. As soon as that planchette started moving I felt chills run down my spine which is usually a good sign. I started feeling a bit giddy and then Ed asked if any other spirits were in the room and the response given was a definite “No.” So at this point it was clear we contacted something and others on the board started speaking up asking there own questions. The girls on the board seemed to really enjoy Paul’s presence but honestly, I had a hard time feeling anything out of the normal, at least physically. One of the girls Jessica, began an actual full on conversation with Paul. She asked him what her name was and it spelled out “Jesika.” Spirits are known to be bad spellers, so we pressed on. Paul told us things about Jessica that none of us knew like her fathers middle name. She did get a bit creeped out by it, but nonetheless everyone was in a good mood as well as Paul. We continued talking to Paul for a good half hour when things started taking a trip down hill.

A Demonic Presence

About 45 minutes into our Ouija session, I had a very vivid flashback to the last time I was on one of these boards, and I was recalling the negative events that occurred like when our Pagan Pentagram flipped upside down. I regained myself, and all was well again, everyone was still having fun with the Ouija and it seemed to us that nothing could go wrong. I wasn’t really paying attention to everything they were talking to Paul about, but it was when Ed raised his voice and told us to stop. He specifically said “This isn’t Paul we’re talking to anymore. Something doesn’t feel right.”

I had no idea what he meant by this, so Ed re-centered the planchette and asked “Who else is in this room right now?” All eight of our hands moved to the letter “A” then moved across every letter on the top row over to “M.” Then the planchette moved back to A, then back to M. Then it just stopped, no more movements while our hands were still gently touching the planchette. Jessica spoke up and asked what “AMAMAMA” meant. Ed told her it wasn’t supposed to spell anything out, it was a pattern, which are bad. He then asked what the spirits name was and the planchette began to move again. Only this time the pattern was moving side to side on the second row from N to Z. It was at this point when Ed explained to everyone that patterns usually mean there is a negative spirit in the room. While explaining to us about the possibility of a negative spirit in the room with no questions asked, the planchette literally raced to “Yes” on the board. I had to speak up now, since I was the only one in the room who had prior experience dealing with bad spirits. I was suddenly very energetic and wanted to know what we just contacted. I asked Ed if I could ask a few questions since we weren’t getting any real responses except patterns.

I gathered what courage I had and asked if it knew who I was. Our hands once again were moved to Yes very quickly. It was obvious no one on the board was pushing the planchette to make it move like that. We could literally feel a strong precense all around us. Jessica asked if the room got colder within the past 10 minutes and no one answered her. I didn’t even realize it until she said something about it. The room was without a doubt cold now, and didn’t feel like it did a half hour prior.

I then asked what my name was and our hands shot to N-I-C-K in a matter of seconds. It got my name right, and spelled it right, and there was absolutely no hesitation about it. “What are you and how do you know me?” I then asked. It then spelled out D-E-M when Ed stopped it from finishing. He told me to stop bullshitting around with this entity (Ed seemed really angry with me) and to tell it to leave. I asked if it would leave and it answered with Yes. We all felt a tad relieved at this, except myself. I wanted to know more, why was this spirit only responding to me? “Okay,” I said “Please leave the room now by moving our hands down to Goodbye.” Instead of being a good spirit and leaving us when asked, it simply answered Yes. After this, four others got off the board and said they were done. They were obviously scared, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t shaking in my own boots.

When making contact with the paranormal (especially if it’s demonic) weird things can happen. Demonic entity’s are known to instill fear in the living by manipulating emotions. Usually this can only happen if the individual allows it too, but not always. There is no doubt in my mind that this entity was indeed demonic and also the same demon that visited me years before during my first Ouija session. I had to know more. I asked again how it knew me despite Ed becoming concerned with my mental well-being. Our hands moved down to the number 4 and I quickly responded by asking “years?!” It answered Yes and I then felt very off. The entity said four years, which was exactly the time from when I first became interested in the paranormal. I was scared, and I was vulnerable. I then got off the board and said I was done, I didn’t care that this “spirit” didn’t properly leave the room, I couldn’t deal with it anymore, and Ed knew this better than anyone. He stayed on the board and I remember him asking once again for the spirit to leave. It stopped responding.

I left the apartment with my friend John who was on the board the entire time with me. He told me to stop thinking about it, and that it’s okay. It wasn’t okay though. Something just told me it was demonic and had been following me for years. I was shaken up bad. I wanted so bad to put it off as untrue and wanted to believe so bad that the paranormal wasn’t real, that it was just us subconsciously moving the planchette. But how could we explain the dramatic drop in temperature, or the feeling of something in the room with us? It was what happened next that made me a 100% believer in the paranormal. When John and myself came back an hour later, to our surprise, everyone was back on the Ouija. I remember walking in and just staring at them in disbelief. They said when I left the room, they were able to communicate again with another spirit and the negative presence was gone… I told myself then and there I’d never mess with the paranormal again.

And Now?

It has been three years since that day and I put everything paranormal related behind me. Although something like that isn’t something you forget about. I’ve always felt a strong connection to the paranormal ever since I opened up that portal when I was 15, and yes I do believe Ouija boards to be portals to the spirit realm.

I hope this story is taken into consideration by other believers because I believe sharing paranormal experiences is a good thing. I’ve learned in only a short amount of time that people seem to be apprehensive when sharing things like this. This is due to many reasons including being thought as crazy among peers, a liar, weird, etc…

The spirit world is still something we do not know much about. There is actually very little if any hard science that proves it true. As I’ve stated above, I believe fully in it and I have made it my goal to go out and prove it. If you’re interested in the paranormal, or even a skeptic, check out my other website, www.thehgostden.com 

With that, I hope you enjoyed my story. It’s a story I’ve only shared with a few people up until now and you can take it however you wish to perceive it.

~Kronedog

Enlighten Me: Dark World

January 8, 2012 3 comments

Enlighten Me

Dark World Review

Every week Kronedog talks about random topics expanding from real life experiences, book reviews, Q&A’s, Events, latest news, and discussion topics to get one thinking.

I recently received this book as a gift from my sister for Christmas and to be honest, I got really into it. Dark World is a book all about the paranormal by Zak Bagans, the host of Ghost Adventures on Travel Channel. Zak has investigated hundreds of “haunted” places and for the first time, gives his personal account on these investigations.

When I first started reading this book, I was already a believer in the paranormal, but Zak really tries to get the reader to read, with an open mind. If you think about it, that makes sense. If you don’t believe in “ghosts” per-say, then whats the point of reading a book about the paranormal? It does seem though in certain parts that Zak really does try to get a skeptic/non-believer to look at this different world through his eyes, which makes sense. Who else would you take word from about the paranormal?

The Facts

The first big portion of the book talks about the many different types of haunting’s. These can range from orbs, ectoplasm, EVP’s, residual haunting’s, and even full body apparitions. If you’re new to the world of the paranormal, then this part of the book is for you. Zak goes into great detail about each haunting talking about what it is, why it’s believed to be haunted, and then his own personal experiences to top it off. Everything he notes in this book, Zak talks about his own experiences dealing with them.

Most Haunted

One thing that shouldn’t be overlooked in this book is how Zak describes in detail how he “feels” on these investigations. He makes the point obvious that what you see on TV is only half of the actual experience. When making contact with spirits, there are many ways the body can detect that entity. Usually the most prominent being the decrease in temperature. Spirits are said to draw energy around themselves to manifest themselves, talk to us, and even touch us. We know heat is in fact energy, so when spirits use this to draw energy the only thing left is the cold.

Ghost Adventure’s is most known for investigating some of the most haunted places in the world, and Zak for the first time goes to great lengths to explain these encounters, especially with demonic forces. One place that’s constantly mentioned is Bobby Mackey’s Music World in the state of Kentucky. Zak has investigated this place a total of three times and every investigation received powerful evidence that something demonic indeed haunts Bobby Mackey’s. This is also the place where Zak was scratched by something in the room, which was also caught on camera and is as clear as day. Coincidentally enough, Arch Bishop James Long received a stunningly familiar scratch on his hand while trying to contact a demon within Mackey’s Music World. If you read the book, you’ll learn much more about these specific haunting’s.

Conclusion

In the end I thoroughly enjoyed this book and not just because I’m a Ghost Adventures fan. I highly reccomend this to anybody whether they’re a believer, skeptic, or non believer. If you open your mind like Zak says, you can learn a lot about something we still don’t know a lot about as a race. The book is entertaining, not too long, and is straight to the point. Well worth it in the end.

~Kronedog

Bring on 2012

January 1, 2012 20 comments

Happy New Years Eve!

Lets end this year the right way

Well, it’s finally New Years Eve, and 2012 is right around the corner. Every New Years I look back on the year and silently evaluate the year. The past few years weren’t to great. This year though, I can probably say was the best year of my life so far, and I want to personally thank Dave Tonch, Laura Mitchell, Jack Rodzik, Austin Kellar, Adam Berger, and many others for making it such a great year. I also want to thank my family because regardless of the ups and downs, it was a good year overall.

While tonight is a celebration night for most, look back on your year and evaluate yourself. Were you kind to others most of the time? What did you accomplish? Did you create new relationships with others? Did you finally find that thing you’ve been looking for? Food for thought.

~Kronedog

In the Kronedog world

In other news, I wanted to mention the release of The Ghost Den, and as you can see I’ve made a personal page on this blog for it. TGD is a huge project I’m working on, and with time I can guarantee results. If you have any interest, or skepticism in the paranormal, definitely check it out.

Other than that, new articles will continue here at the Kronedog blog. Next article is on “Leadership.” Thanks everyone, and Happy New Years!

Enlighten Me: Law of Attraction

December 28, 2011 3 comments

Enlighten Me

Law of Attraction

Thoughts are Power

If you’ve never heard of the Law of Attraction, I’ll explain it as best to my ability. The theory is simple, we attract everything into our lives, both positive and negative. The Law of Attraction  has been used for countless centuries by many successful individuals throughout history. This law has been called several different things in the past. Most popular nowadays is “The Secret” which is a book/movie released not too long ago which goes into great detail about the Law of Attraction, what it is, how it works, and how to implement it into your life.

Just like anything, when I first heard about this Secret, I was skeptical. I was basically told I can control every aspect of my life through thoughts. So I ran an experiment with a friend and imagined myself where I wanted to be in 4 months and within a week, changes were happening. New people entered into my life, and at first it was nothing but now I know they came into my life to not only help me further myself but instead made lifelong friendships. To me, having a strong friendship is a very powerful and everlasting thing.

Don’t focus on the negatives, because the law suggests that you will only attract more negative into your life. I’ll give a personal example. I’ve struggled with debt and it dominated my mind. So if the theory is true, I only brought more debt into my life. Which was exactly what happened. The interest rates kept inching upwards, and every time I came close to being debt free, another chunk of money was owed. When it became one of the soul focuses of my day, it affected me in everyday life. There was always that back thought of wanting to just get rid of this burden I created on myself. Little did I know, I only had to change my thoughts and focus and soon over time, the help came, and I was able to pay it off. This was actually very recent.

Don’t tell me you’ve never experienced this before…

Have you ever had that experience in life where you see someone who you haven’t seen in a very long time and coincidentally you were just thinking about them maybe a week before? Or maybe you had a specific song stuck in your head all day then out of nowhere you hear that song on the radio, at a party, or through other means and it totally shocks you and brightens your mood up. You are literally putting your thoughts into reality. Those are real examples of how the Law of Attraction works.

Just remember, even if you’re attracting what you want into your life, you still need to put in the effort. Life still takes work, sometimes the work being harder than other times. Either way, this “Secret” will open up the right opportunities you need to be successful. Don’t ignore  potential opportunism because you never know what it will lead to next.

Take a second to look back on your own life and put the pieces together. How were you mentally when certain things were happening in your life? Just some food for thought.

~Kronedog