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

 

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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

January 22, 2012 13 comments

thekronedog

Laws of Life

Leadership

 

The What

Leadership, leadership, leadership… It’s something we’re all aware of, we know what a leader is, but what makes a good leader, from an okay leader, from a bad leader, to a corrupt leader? Well, there is many factors that lead to a persons ability to lead others in a “correct” fashion. For some, it comes naturally, for others, not so much. So what if you weren’t born a leader? Does this mean you can’t lead? Of course not! Like anything in life, we have the power to learn and overcome obstacles. I learned this first hand years ago.

Personal Experience

Years ago I was on a 21 day wilderness trip in the Bob Marshal Wilderness in northwest Montana. Up until this point I’ve always thought myself a a natural born leader, I was right and wrong. Just because you may have that natural born talent…

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Look Again: Beauty Within Nature

January 20, 2012 22 comments

Look Again

Beauty Within Nature

Look Again is a weekly blog where Kronedog takes various pictures and talks about them in detail to try and better understand the artists motives behind the image.

Lately I’ve been scouring the internet for amazing photo’s and I’ve found a few worth sharing, mostly the image above. The photography is a masterpiece and credit is given to the photographer, but nature is the one who really did the work here. Winter has completely taken over the landscapes with so much snow to the point where the tree’s can’t even stand up straight. The mix of the snow-white tree’s combined with a view of a descending mountain that looks directly out into a magnificent sunset is what truly brings this photo to life!

Breathing in Greatness

When looking at this picture, the color green is the first thing that comes to mind. Green represents life, and the rolling hills of grass portray that perfectly here. There is absolutely no “human corruption” if you will and yes, I do believe the human race has destroyed so much of the natural world. But on the flip side, that’s fine because in the end nature will redeem itself and take control once again when we are long gone. It’s just the way of life and how our planet works.

Life After Humans

Long after we’re gone, our cities and great structures will be annihilated by nature. Science has already proved this, especially with History Channels popular show, Life After People. It is just amazing to know that with everything the human race has accomplished in our short history, it will all one day be gone and covered completely by Mother Earth. More food for thought.

Nature is a beautiful and powerful thing and shouldn’t be taken for granted. Nature is the lifeblood of all living species on this planet. Remember that the next time you find yourself out in the open, away from civilization, gazing at the view.

Look Again: Laura Ivana re-visited

January 16, 2012 30 comments

Look Again

Laura Ivana re-visited

Look Again is a weekly blog where Kronedog takes various pictures and talks about them in detail to try and better understand the artists motives behind the image.

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I originally started this weekly blog category on the 21st of December with the first photo being of Laura Ivana. Since then, I’ve had many requests to do another article on her other “infamous internet” photo’s and it’s time again to get right back into it. This week I’ve also decided to analyze more than one of these photo’s, hope you enjoy!

What Do You See?

My absolute favorite thing about these photo’s is probably the setting. When looking at any of these photo’s it’s easy to think Winter but lets go even further with that. If there was a background of a beach lets say, it wouldn’t give off the same vibe because it just doesn’t blend right. It’s obvious the artist here went to great trouble to give a cold yet bright mix blending in the winter background with Laura. Another thing I love about photo’s is you can’t always be for sure. Take for example the photo above. Laura is obviously looking at something, but what? This is where the imagination can come into play if you so desire. A photo can be different to each individual, it’s finding what makes it special to you.

This picture is a little different, the way the photo is angled, and how the background has been purposely blurred which makes the viewer focus on Laura subconsciously. This is a trick many artists use to better bring out the desired aspect of their photo’s. I can’t disagree though with the artist’s intentions because he was able to really bring out Laura’s face even with her hair covering half of it. Of course she’s posing but posing  can serve to be very beneficial. This photo seems to depict natural beauty over photoshop unlike the next photo.

What is the most captivating thing about this image? I’ll tell you. Her eyes. Everything about this photo has been re-touched to some extent. Most prominent would be Laura’s face. Every and any sign of blemishes has been removed and polished to re-create a very smooth face. The smooth face in contrast to the eyes is what really brings this picture out. The artist completely changed Laura’s eyes to the point where that color isn’t even natural but still piercing nonetheless. That is exactly what makes them captivating. It’s like staring at something so familiar yet not completely normal.

There is always more than meets the eye, especially in photo’s. Take time to look at each individual photo and come up with your own ideas on them. What does the picture tell you? What do you believe the artist’s motives were when working on them? Or maybe you can even find the flaws in each picture that the artist may have overlooked? Whatever it is, remember to “Look Again.”

~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

Look Again: Firewater – Being Yourself

January 9, 2012 13 comments

Look Again

Firewater – Being Yourself

The Power of Photoshop

It’s hard to look at this picture and not think something like, whoa. The idea is simple, create an image where the elements take form to replicate another element. Obviously in this case that element is water, but what makes an image like this so captivating? I’ll tell you why, it’s not normal.

What’s Normal?

Anything that appears strange, not normal, or different can draw the attention of many people. As human beings, we strive to be unique, unlike any others (for the most part.) Being unique is what makes each and every individual shine. If you don’t believe you’re unique, think again. Everyone has different goals, aspirations, talents, physical appearance, voice… the list can go on.

Become You

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you WILL without a doubt go further in life if you just be yourself. It’s so easy to pretend and be fake to get what you want, but how does that reflect on you personally? I bring this topic up because when I was in High School as a teenager, I had horrible problems with being me. I was constantly trying to be someone I wasn’t. One week I wanted to be like Kurt Cobain, another week I wanted to be like Slash from GnR, and the pattern continued. It wasn’t until I realized this, and through many life lessons, became me. You know who you are and what you’re capable of more than anyone else. Don’t let others try to bring you down, follow your dreams and they just might come true.

This is important because if you don’t put yourself out there and express who you are, you can easily be viewed and judged by others as “just some guy/girl.” Is that what you want? For some, yes that’s exactly what they want so leave them be. If you’re someone who has something to share with the world (ex: specific talent, knowledge, information) don’t hold back! Pursue your dreams, and be proud of who you are because you know what? There’s not a single person on this planet that is exactly like you.

~Kronedog