We all have that one movie, or book, or TV episode, or song that we enjoy so much that it's in a higher league than simple entertainment. These special works aren't something we only enjoy, but resonate with. They speak to our soul. Without it, we'd feel less complete as people. For me, that special … Continue reading Oceanborn – Why I Love It and Other Thoughts
No matter what you read in this article, remember that I love Nightwish above all other music artists. I think every album, even the worst ones, are still good. I have listened to all of the albums, including the worst ones, literally hundreds of times. That being said, let's begin... Endless Forms Most Beautiful … Continue reading Nightwish Albums In Order From Worst to Best
This article will be slightly more personal than usual. I might include this in my upcoming book, but we'll see. The other night, I was walking with my best friend, who is a Christian. As everyone who’s read my writing for any length of time already knows, I’m an atheist and have been for nearly a decade. … Continue reading Art: The Gateway to Heaven
Is being an entertainer or artist important for society? Whether you're an actor or a CG animator, does your job really contribute to the wellbeing of mankind? Sure, these jobs pay plenty, but do they actually help us all? Entertainment doesn't feed anyone, it doesn't build shelters, it doesn't filter water... Currently, I'm working on … Continue reading Is Entertainment Important?
I am dedicating my third Remnant novel, which will be called Relics, to the current and past members of Nightwish. That is how much I love their music. I will also be paying homage to them in the novel in various ways. I’ve only briefly touched on this subject before, but I will fully elaborate … Continue reading Why Nightwish Is My Favorite Band
This will be a strange one.... Bear with me. When we think of falling in love, what's the first thing that most often comes to mind? Two lovers living happily ever after, right? Well, that's not the only definition of 'falling in love.' We can fall in love with a work of art, a job, … Continue reading The Different Kinds of Falling In Love
A kite above a graveyard grey At the end of the line far far away A child holding on to the magic of birth and awe Oh, how beautiful it used to be Just you and me far beyond the sea The waters, scarce in motion Quivering still At the end of the river the … Continue reading Lyrics I Love | Turn Loose the Mermaids – Nightwish