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Posted in Heroes, Music, Music Video, News, Writing with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2016 by darkjade68


“How do you capture a Moon Beam… You Don’t”


1947 – Four Days Ago

We All Grieve In Our Own Way

I recently joined Instagram, and that’s where I found out that David Bowie had passed


I was like… Loss? What are they talking about… So I clicked it

Bowie had just Released a New Album on Friday, January 8th (Also His Birthday), so I was totally confused by the Tweet, until I checked it out…

I immediately started crying… And pretty much couldn’t stop for the next hour

Ironically he’s in a Photo with Freddy Mercury in the Tweet, who was, and is my all time Favorite Vocalist… However, David Bowie was my Second Favorite Vocalist…

And beyond that… They’re both ‘beyond human’ to me… Truly ‘timeless’… ‘Enigmatic’… More than words can say actually

bowie-red-hairMy Personal Relationship (Meaning when he became important to me), was in the 80’s

In 1981 with Freddy

And 1983 with the “Lets Dance” Album

lets dance



He also starred in a Movie that my Brother and I both really liked

merryAnd in 1986, “Labyrinth”

labyrinth-1986-posterHe was Amazing in “Labyrinth”… Magical… Alluring… And Hilarious… He was Bowie

This one below is one of my Favorite Bowie Songs



But in truth, the more years that went by, the more important, and meaningful David Bowie became to me… Not because of any new Music, but rather I came to realize more and more how Iconic and Amazing he is

At one point I heard he owned a Bank… Maybe he did

The thing is, I’m not a ‘traditional fan’ of anyone really… When people mean something to me, I keep it in the inside mostly… No posters on the wall… Or constant focus on them… Mostly when I catch wind of something about them, or come across a piece of their work, part of me just pauses… And appreciates… Such was the relationship with Bowie over the last 30 years

He became a Mystery to me really…

And I always hoped he’d reemerge… In fact, I was so excited about the New Album… Not for the Music… But more to Hear and See him more again in our Society

But to be honest, all of that was Dashed away when I found out the news

And for the first time in my Life, I find myself wanting Posters of him… I created a David Bowie Pandora Channel, and have been listening to it

There is a whole world that I don’t know about him from the late 80’s to now… And before the 80’s, there are songs that I love by him, but I never really owned any of them… And so sadly, as he leaves, I will begin my Journey into his last 30 years… And his life prior to the 80’s

This is one of my all time favorite songs by Bowie Below

I’m not really sure this post truly conveys how much he means to me… He’s truly one of the most important human beings in my life

Not, like I say, in the traditional ‘super fan’ way… But more as an Artist, and Human Being

I am truly saddened, and changed by his departure

Though he will always be with me… People don’t really die for me… I think of it as more of a loss at a chance to actually meat them, and tell them what they mean to me

God Speed Bowie…

Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince,
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

(Horatio To Hamlet)


PICTURE CREDITS – ToxicStills , David Bowie

Chess With Agatha (Chapter X) – Yokade Labyrinth

Posted in Chess With Agatha, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Novel with tags , , on February 17, 2012 by darkjade68

Chess With Agatha…

And The Dark Fortress of Doom

A Novel by DarkJade

CHAPTER X – Yokade Labyrinth


“So there we were… Jodan, Morr, Hemmingbyrd,  Iliad and eight of the Dark Fortress of Doom Guards…”.

“All on our horses, sitting, staring at the Great Entrance Walls of The Yokade Labyrinth before us”.

“The Walls looked to be maybe eighteen feet in height…”.

And made of an “Unclimbablegrey stone”.

“Yes, we had made it through the night in the Red and Blue Forest of Doth, without an “Icy… Dead… Walkers” incident”.

“But sitting here… Now… Before these Great Walls… That fact delivers no solace”.

“Sooo… Why are we here again?” Agatha asks.

“Simple My Dear…” Hemmingbyrd cheerfully replies.

“Your First Knight, Sir Elm of Tardenwhal, has been captured by The Evil Minotaur Orft” he explains as he dismounts from his steed, and ties it to the wall.

The Others quickly do the same.

“And “We” must rescue him” with this he raises one finger into the air, and approaches Agatha.

“By the way Agatha, I have something for you” he says, as he pulls forth an ornate dark wood box from within his Blue Wizard’s Robes.

He opens it, and brings forth an Amulet on a Silver Chain… The Amulet is a Deep Blue.

He then places it around her neck.

“There you are…” he says and smiles.

Meanwhile Iliad is watching every move, and as he is, he plays with the Yellow Stoned Ring on his finger, which Hemmingbyrd had returned to him several days back.

“Here’s to better health I say” Hemmingbyrd decrees.

“Alingbore” he says, and begins to walk into the Labyrinth.

Iliad seems pleased by Hemmingbyrd giving Agatha the gift.

“Are we ready then” Jodan says to the rest of the group, and he, and the Dark Fortress of Doom Guards follow Hemmingbyrd… As does Iliad and Agatha.

But once again, Morr is at his saddle bags, and pulls out a one and a half foot long black leather wrapped item, and puts it into his crushed red velvet vest’s inside pocket… All of his other attire is black.

Just as he is doing this, Agatha looks back after him, to see where he is… He is some thirty to forty feet away.

And sees him place the item in his vest.

It is at this exact moment that Morr suddenly looks up at her, his eyes blaring yellow again.

With this, she quickly looks back ahead of her…

But just as she does, she suddenly feels a cold hand on her shoulder…

“See anything you like” he states.

It’s Morr… Like a streak of light, he’s moved right behind her in a blink.

She quickly clutches her Deep Blue Amulet and replies “Not so much”.

“Good” he says as he walks by her, his eyes back to normal black.

“That won’t protect you from me by the way” he speaks as he passes.

“Your enemy must be alive for it to be of any use…”

He then looks back at her “Which I am not”.

Agatha’s eyes glow bluer once more.

“You are not my Enemy Morr” she replies almost as if she had no part in pushing the words out.

“Indeed” he replies with a sneer, and looks away.




Chapter One – The Protector

Chapter Two – Another Life

Chapter 2.5 – Hemmingbyrd’s Dream

Chapter Three – Check

Chapter Four – Hunting for Unicorns

Chapter Five – The Coming of Agatha

Chapter 5.5  – A Fool’s Heart

Chapter Six – Table Manners

Chapter Seven – Elias

Chapter Eight – West Bound

Chapter Nine – Red And Blue Forest

Chapter XI – Vanishing Sky

Chapter XII – The Curse

Chapter XIII – The Minotaur Orft

Chapter XIV – Queen Sorceress Olamna

Chapter XV – The Final Piece

Chapter XVI – Agatha Rising

Chapter XVII – The Dragon Truth

Chapter XVIII – The Grey Dragon Tu Masa

Chapter XIX – The Stand In King

Chapter XX – The Game

Chapter XXI – Infiltrate

Chapter XXII – Into The Belly of The Beast