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The Miracle Is Worth The Wait



Yamagata University Craft-Pal 2006 » by simo100)

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 16, 2013 at 9:07am — No Comments

Mother Of Pearl



Natural Abalone with conical pearl » by Worldexplorer82)



« Mother Of Pearl» was the last song written in the location where the music for the « The Abode Of The Blessed » EP was composed. Yet, arguably, considering the clear stylistic and thematic distinctions…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 2, 2013 at 6:41am — No Comments

Perfect Magic



Spirit of the Night » by John Atkinson Grimshaw)



« Perfect Magic » is the 9th opus penned for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project. It was completed on February 6, 2013, and is the first new piece to follow the compositional rush that…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 19, 2013 at 6:35pm — No Comments

A Tide Of Positive Change



Wave » by Mark)



The 23rd song written for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project is entitled « A Tide Of Positive Change » and was completed on March 24th, 2013.

The aim here was to come up with an inspiring and energetic song that…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 8, 2013 at 7:50am — No Comments

To Kill Your Demons



Painting created in Year 12 Painting at Albany Senior High School » by Mosborne01)



« To Kill Your Demons » was completed on March 10, 2013, and is the 20th song written for the henceforth entitled « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project.

Basically, the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 2, 2013 at 7:12am — No Comments

Pacify



Family » by Jo Christian Oterhals)



At some point during this past winter, I thought it would be interesting to see if I could come up with a bunch of songs that I could play on my own, without the need of a backing band. I had always wanted to try my luck at busking, but because of the demands of Poligraf, I…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 23, 2013 at 6:17am — No Comments

*The Official GameSalad Guide to Game Development* is Now Available!

*The Official GameSalad Guide to Game Development* is now available! This is the only textbook written in collaboration with the GameSalad development team; it focuses on using GameSalad Creator as a tool in high school and college courses covering a wide range of topics (gameplay, interface, prototyping, Mac/Windows desktop, mobile,…

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Added by Jeannie Novak on May 13, 2013 at 7:25pm — No Comments

"Tips for Students: Is a Career in Game Development Right for You?"

My publisher asked me to provide some advice for students hoping to enter the field of game development. Here are my tips:

1. Stay informed. Follow industry blogs and other outlets such as Develop Magazine, Edge Online, Gamasutra, and GamesIndustry.biz. Keep up with the current trends, game launches, and all the “players”—including publishers, development studios (large and small), and hardware manufacturers.

2. Know…

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Added by Jeannie Novak on March 11, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

"Playing to Learn: Tales from the Trenches"

In 2003, while speaking at the University of Southern California’s Teaching, Learning & Technology conference, I noticed more than a few visibly uncomfortable educators in the audience. I had recently completed my Master’s thesis on using massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) as online distance learning applications—and I was providing a summary of my findings. The notion of any game posing as a learning management system (LMS) was difficult enough for most to parse—especially…

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Added by Jeannie Novak on March 7, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Abode Of The Blessed



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Added by Christopher Stewart on February 2, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments

My Interests

My Interests

I am a fifty-eight year old lady. I am a mother of five and I have eight grandchildren. Through my lifetime I have tried my hand at book publishing and screenplay writing, but I find myself enjoying my new hobby now that the kids are grown of making videos to show work that I have done and extend my obsession with photography in video form.

I first started with a youtube channel under Dorisanne13. On top of doing short commercial videos about my screenplays I have…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on October 30, 2012 at 1:15am — No Comments

Essay : Takers Economy : An Inquiry into Illegal File Sharing

I've been nearly completely inactive in my social networks since mid-July or so. Not that I wouldn't have liked to participate, but I have been engrossed in the redaction of the above essay.

When I tackled the project, I thought it would take a few weeks at most, and that I would be able…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 1, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

Confrontation (Polygraph part 2 - revisited)



Confrontation » by cordalth)



« Polygraph » is intended as a portrait of human relationships turning to the sour, hinting at the necessity of constant kindness and genuineness. The suite lasts about ten minutes and is composed of the following four sections : « Exposition, » «…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 24, 2012 at 9:08am — No Comments

Sooner Or Later (revisited - with poetry)



Multiac Nylon » by poligraf)



« Sooner Or Later » does not comes from Poligraf's catalogue as such. Rather, it is a piece for solo guitar that I intend to publish on an album of about…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 7, 2012 at 7:51pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 18 : Lightning Strikes





Chapter 18 : Lightning Strikes



Richard Ramsay is the star of the eighteenth episode of The Threshold Series, the concluding chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World. »



We find the veteran politician staring outwards from a window of the sky lounge of his private yacht, musing about the weather, while on a visit…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 22, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Asking For A Miracle (revisited - with poetry)



The Miraculous Draft of Fishes » - Artist Unknown - photography by TTaylor)



« Asking For A Miracle » is a short instrumental arranged for acoustic instruments, and written in a time of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 16, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 17 : Where Will You Be





Chapter 17 : Where Will You Be



The central character of this week's instalment of The Threshold Series is Rahu Lüli, the young cenobite from Kõrgus.



At the beginning of the chapter, the teenager is getting ready to leave the monastery, and he ponders the events that have led him to believe that he has found the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 15, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 16 : The Solid Time Of Change





Chapter 16 : The Solid Time Of Change



The sixteenth chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World » features the scientific facilities of Veshtar, and revolves around Bernard Sturn.



At the end of an all-nighter, weary of responding to video emails, the famous space engineer takes a break to rest his eyes, and…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 8, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 15 : Tempus Fugit





Chapter 15 : Tempus Fugit



This week's instalment of the Threshold Bookcast takes place in Hasania, the so-called artificial state governed by Omar Malaki.



As the chapter begins, we find Richard Ramsay, the legendary Conservative leader, entertaining himself around the estate of his wealthy hosts, while he waits to…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 1, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 14 : Silent Talking





Chapter 14 : Silent Talking



The fourteenth episode of The Threshold Series focuses on Olivia Romero, the Chief Environmental Adviser of Neo Apollonia.



At the beginning of the chapter, the former activist is walking towards the church of the Community, all the while pondering the circumstances which have led her to…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 25, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

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