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2WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 EveDreamtofBecomingaPinupIfyouhaveeverdreamtofposingasaclassicpinupofthe1950sasultryvixenofthe1930sor40soravampofthe1920sthenhereisyourchanceCelesteGiulianoPhotographyisafullservicestudiowherecustomvintagestyledportraitsarethespecialty.Overthelast6yearsmyteamandIhavetransformedover1000everydaywomanintosexypinupsWeofferthebestqualityandmostprofessionalpinupphotographyavailable.WhetheritsyourrsttimeposingoryouareaproinfrontofthecameraIcanhelpyoufeelcomfortablerelaxedandcondentasyouaretransformedintoaclassypinup.Allpackagesarecompletelycustomizedtocreateuniqueimagesthatreectyouoryourlovedonespersonalityandinterests.Thephotosareaperfectgiftforabirthdayweddinganniversaryorotherspecialoccasions.Theyarealsoafunanduniquewaytodocumentandcelebratemilestonebirthdaysreachingweightlossgoalspregnancypostpregnancyandnewrelationships.Plustheymakeyoufeelsexyandgiveyoutheopportunitytopamperyourselfforaday3WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 EDITORJaxTurynaPUBLISHERFrankMonahanDESIGNERMeredithHancockILLUSTRATORDeborahFitzGeraldPHOTOGRAPHERSHMPhotographywww.facebook.comdavid.moser.HMPhotographyDavidSuttonwww.dpsuttonphotography.comONTHECOVERFLiPmCoverModelCharleneAmoiaFLiPmCoverPhotographyJeffGottliebwww.jgottliebphotography.comWardrobeMandyPaulineHairMakeupCarissaSanchezletterfromtheeditorcredits...HiFlipfansWeareveryexcitedaboutournewissueofFlipMMagazineourbeautifulcovermodelisactressChalreneAmoiafromHowIMetYourMother.Youwontwanttomissthefeatureandinterviewofherinside.InadditionwehavepictorialfeaturesoftwobeautifulyoungwomenPashenceandDarlene.Checkthembothoutyouwontwanttomissanyone.WehavealsoincludedsportsbyJasonmoviearticleApplesnewISOannouncementandjokesandsexadviceforallyouguysYouwontwanttomissapagesocheckitalloutandasalwaysletmeknowthethingsyouwouldlikeustoincludeinournextissue..WeareveryexcitedtobeexpandingandbringingtoyoumoreofwhatyouwantLookforwardtohearingfromyouJxTurynaEditorFlipM4WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 1491824282922305WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 6WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 PhotographerRodneyMickleofMickleDesignWerkswww.mickledesignwerks.com7WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 BYALEXISMONAHANBubblyandpersonableCharleneAmoiagreetsuswithamega-wattsmileexcitedforthedaysphotoshoot.Bestknownforherrecurringguest-starringroleasWendythewaitressonHowIMetYourMotherCharleneisoneofthoseactressesyouseealloverthesmallscreenandeventhebigscreen.ShehadaroleintheIndiecomedyAuthorsAnonymouswithKaleyCuoco-SweetingTheBigBangTheoryandChrisKleinAmericanReunionfromtheAmericanPieSeriesoflmsnowoutonDVD.BesidesHIMYMshehashadrolesonGleeSwitchedatBirthandDaysofOurLives.CharlenewasraisedinBuffaloNYandgotherstartinmodelingbeforebecominganactress.ShelandedherrstroleontheTVshowPortCharles.ThisledtoguestappearancesonseveralTVshowsincludingJoeyGirlfriends90210andasAnnaSchickinTheYoungtheRestless.SoonshecanbeseenstarringinthehorrorthrillerlmVitalsandalsothecarracinglmAdrenaline.FMWhyactingCharleneJosephCampbellsaidFollowyourbliss.Itsreallyassimpleasthat.Actingisalwaysfunandalwayschallenging.Icouldworkonacharacterandscriptoverandoverandalwaysndsomethingnewtoplaywith.Andintheenditisjustthatplay.FMYouplayedWendythewaitressonHowIMetYourMotherfor6years.HoweverIreadthattherolewasoriginallyforoneepisodeonlybeforeyouwerecastasarecurringcharacter.HowdidthatcometobeCharleneAmoiaAllAmericanSweetheartPhotographyJeffGottliebwww.jgottliebphotography.comWardrobeMandyPaulineHairMakeupCarissaSanchez8WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 IthinkIwasjustluckytohavethewriterslikemeenoughtokeepwritingherinandthefansseemedtolikeheraswellsothecharactergotmorebiggerandbiggerastheshowwenton.FMTheHowIMetYourMotherendingisstillatopicofdiscussion...didyouwatchthenaleandifsowhatwereyourthoughtsoneitDoyouplayanysportsIdidgymnasticsformanyyearsgrowingup.NowIrundoyogaandalittlemartialarts. YesIdidwatchthenale.IknewtheendingtheywereplanningonfromthebeginningandIwashappytoseethattheystucktoit.Ialwayslikedtheideaofthemotherdyingattheendbutfeltthattheycouldofspacedoutalotofthestuffinthelastepisodethroughoutthelastseasonsothefanscouldhavemoretimetodigesteverything.AndIreallylovedCristinMiliotiasthemother.FMYouplaytheleadintheupcominghorrorthrillermovieVitals.CanyougiveusanyteasersVitalsisaSaw-esktypethrillerlmwithawonderfultwistattheend.AllIwillsayisthatVitalsisthebestwrittenindielmsIvehadthepleasuretoworkontodate.AndplayingJaneCarsonwasadream.Sheisafullyeshedoutmulti-dimensionalcharacterthatIwasluckyenoughtogetmyhandson.FMYouhavehadgueststarringrolesinmanydifferentseriesandmoviesfrommusicalslikeGleetosoapoperaslikeDaysofOurLives.DoyouhaveacertaingenreyoupreferoracertaintypeofrolethatyoulookforwhenreadingscriptsIlookforplayingrolesthataredifferentfromtheonespeoplelastsawmein.Iloveactinginallofitsmediumsbutmyfavoriteistodoitinfrontofaliveaudience.IwasremindedonhowmuchIloveliveshowsjustthislastweeklmingTVLandsTheSoulMan.FMWhatotherprojectscanwelooktoseeyouinsoonIhaveacarracinglmthatIdidwithJohnSchneidercalledAdrenalinethatwillbereleasedsoonSeptember1standAuthorsAnonymouswithKaleyCuocoandChrisKleinisonDVDnow.IfyoucouldgoonadreamvacationwherewoulditbeandwhyRightnowitsBaliwhichImplanningtovisitattheendoftheyear.Thebeautyofthebeachesandmountainsandthekindnessandconnectivityofthepeoplethereputsitatthetopofmylist.10WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 DoyouhaveanysiblingsandisowhereareyouinorderfrstlastmiddleIhave3halsiblings.Imtheoldestandtheyoungestis3yearsold.11WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 ForhobbiesIlovetocook.12WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 IfpeoplewanttofollowyouonsocialmediawherecantheygoImcurrentlyonbothTwitterandFacebook.Pleasefollowmecharleneamoia.PlayaninstrumentGuitar.13WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 OvernightSuccessNOTLakeStreetDiveIsAGreatBand14WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 BYFRANKMONAHANPHOTOSBYJARRODMCCABEIrecentlysawLakeStreetDiveonCBSSaturdayMorningandwasimmediatelysmittenwiththeirquirkybutexcellentmusicianshipandsoundThebandwasfoundedin2004inBostonMassachusettsandareironicallynowconsideredanovernightsuccess.TheplayersareRachaelPriceleadvocalsMikeOlsontrumpetguitarBridgetKearneyuprightbassandMikeCalabresedrums.TheyallmetwhileattendingtheNewEnglandConservatoryofMusicinBoston.ThebandwasnamedafterastreetthatconsistedofnumerousdivebarsinguitaristOlsonshometownofMinneapolisMN.ThebandnowcallsBrooklyntheirhomeandtheytourextensivelyinbothNorthAmericaandEurope.In2005thebandwontheJazzcategoryoftheJohnLennonSongwritingContestwithasongwrittenbybassistBridgetKearney.WiththewinningsthebandrecordedtheirrstCDcalledinthisepisodein2006.In2010theyrecordedanotherCDcalledPromisesPromisesandlmedaliveperformanceattheLizardLounge.Ivewatchedthisconcertanditwaswonderful.Shortlyafterin2011thebandsignedwithSignatureSoundRecordingswhoreleasedtheself-titledEPLakeStreetDivein2011.Thebandbegantotourextensivelyin2012playingover150concertsover120citiesand8countriesButthebandreallycameintoprominencewhentheylmedtheircoveroftheJackson5tuneIWantYouBackonaBrightonMassachusettsstreetcorner.Thebandwasnotallowedtoreleaseanyofthesongstheyrecordedin2012duetothefactthatleadsingerRachaelPricewasundercontractwithanotherrecordinglabelbutthatwasallxedin2013andtheirnewestalbumBadSelfPortraitswasreleasedinFebruary2014.Thebandistouringagainin2014andincludesmultiplemusicfestivalsincludingtheNewportJazzFestivalThereleaseofthenewalbumhaslandedthebandgigsonpopularU.S.televisionshowssuchasTheColbertReportTheLateShowwithDavidLettermanTheEllenDeGeneresShowandtheaforementionedCBSSaturdayMorningShow.15WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 Allthebandmembersweresingingandorplayingmusicalinstrumentsbythetimetheywere3rdgraders.Mosthadsomeclassicalmusictraininggrowingupandtheirparentsweremusicians.Thebandsaystheywereinuencedbythemusictheirparentsplayedwhiletheyweregrowingup.ThisreportercanvouchforthepowerofgrowingupinamusicalhomeTheirinuencesrangedfromclassicJazzto60sSoultoRockandRoll.AllbandmembersadmittolovingtheBeatles.ThebandwashandpickedbyMinneapolistrumpetguitarplayerMikeOlsonvocalistRachaelPricecamefromoutsideNashvilleTennesseestand-upbassistBridgetKearneywasanIowanativewhiledrummerMikeCalabresecalledPhiladelphiahome.ThetitletrackBadSelfPortraitswrittenbyBridgetKearneyisdescribedasacommentaryonhowthoseseleiPhonephotosarejustacoverforlonelinessbutitcouldalsorefertotherestofthealbumeachsongaglimpseofabandthatisconstantlyevolving.Checkouttheirwebsiteatwww.lakestreetdive.comformoreinformationandupcomingtourdates16WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 BYJAYSCHUSTERIamconstantlyhavingdiscussionswithmyfriendsandfamilyoverwhowasthebestQBofalltimeWhichpowerforwardwouldyoutakeifyouwerestartingateamDoesanyoneactuallythrowascrewballAmongstallofthesesportsdiscussionsweconstantlychataboutrecords.Everyoneseemstohaveastrongopiniononjustwhichrecordsarepossibletobreakeveniftheyarenotlikelyandwhichonesarejustatoutunbreakable.HereatFLiPwevecomeupwithalistofunbreakablesingle-seasonandcareerrecords.Wehavealsoincludedsomerecordsthatareunlikelytobebrokenbutcanstillbesurpassed.Wevelistedthemindescendingorderofleastlikelytobebroken.UNBREAKABLESPORTSRECORDSUNBREAKABLESingleSeasonUnbreakableRecordsWiltChamberlains48.5MinutesGame1961-62WayneGretzkys215Points1985-86JohnnyVanderMeers2ConsecutiveNo-Hitters1938WiltChamberlains55Rebounds1960WiltChamberlains48.5minutesgameinthe1961-62seasonisthehighestechelonofunbreakablesingleseasonrecords.Itsnothumanlypossibleinthisdayandage.NocoachGMownerwouldeverallowanyplayertoplayanentiregameletaloneforall82gamesandovertimesGretzkys215pointsin1985-86isaclosesecondasnobodywilleverevencomewithinstrikingdistanceofthatrecord.CAREERUNBREAKABLERECORDSCyYoungs749CompleteGamesCyYoungs511WinsCalRipkens2632ConsecutiveGamesPlayedBrettFavres321ConsecutiveGamesStartedBetweenCyYoungandWiltChamberlaintheymakeuphalfoftheUnbreakablelist.AlloftheserecordsareunbreakablebutCyYoungsrecordsareutterlyforget-about-itshutthedoorunbreakable.Inotherwordstheyarenothappening.UNLIKELYBUTPOSSIBLESingleSeasonUnlikelytobeBrokenJoeDiMaggios56GameHittingStreak-1941WiltChamberlains100PointsinaGame-1962RickeyHendersons130StolenBases-1982FlipperAndersons336YardsReceiving-1989CareerUnlikelytobeBrokenNolanRyans5714Strikeouts7NoHittersPeteRoses4256HitsJohnStocktons15806AssistsJerryRices22895ReceivingYardsOBSCUREUNBREAKABLERECORDSRandyHolts67PenaltyMinutesinaGame1979TomMcCreerys3Inside-the-ParkHomeRunsinaGame1897GeorgeBlandas42InterceptionsThrowninaSeason-1962Thesearejustthreereallyoff-the-wallandutterlyunbreakablerecords.RandyHolts67penaltyminutesinahockeygameishardtobelievebuttrue.Theyonlyplay60minutesineachgameNowadayswhenaplayerhits1inside-the-parkhomeruninagameitsatophighlightonESPNbutMcCreerys3areunheardofandwillneverhappenagain.AnyfeedbackorrecordsyouthinkwemissedPleasecontacteditorfipmagazine.net.17WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 PashencePhotographerHMPhotographywww.facebook.comdavid.moser.hmphotography18WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 NamePashenceOfcialSitePashence.comCountryoOriginUSAProvinceStateFloridaPlaceoBirthJacksonvilleDateoBirthJune26thAstrologicalSignCancerEyeColorBrownHairColorBrunetteHeight54Weight120Measurements36-25-34SocialNetworkLinkshttpstwitter.comPashence_Mariehttpswww.acebook.comAllgoodthingscomewithpashenceEmailplentyopashenceyahoo.comThankyoulistFriendsamilyandmorerecentlymyFans.ImjustaFloridagirlwithabitofawildside.19WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 PhotographerHMPhotographyhttpswww.facebook.comdavid.moser.HMPhotographyIneversetouttomodelbutitkindofjustfellinmylapandmywildsideseemstokeepeveryonecomingbackformore.SoImgonnarollwithit.Ilovethebeach.Doesnotmatterwherethatbeachisaslongasthereissunandsand.ThislastyearhasbeenreallybusyformeasIdecidedtolaunchmyownwebsitePashence.com.Ihavebeenoverwhelmedbybyallthesupportfromfriendsandfans.IplanontakingpicturesandentertainingforaslongasIcan.AllgoodthingscomewithPashence20WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 Glamourwithanaughtyedge.21WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 BYALEXISMONAHANWellnowyouhavetheabilitytodoso3Dprintingisthenewhottechragebutactuallythetechnologyhasbeenaroundforover20years.Itisonlynowthatithasbecomeaffordableenoughforthegeneralpublictouse3Dprintinginsomenewandawesomeways.FLiPchattedwiththeFounderandDirectorofAwesomeofZeroPoint3DJustinLydlewhoisdoingjustthat.Hiscompanyuses3Dscanningsoftwaretoscanyoujustasyouareandaftersomedigitalsurgeryyoucanhaveyourself3Dprintedasyourveryownactionfgure.JustinexplainsThefguresareprintedonacolor3Dprinterusingceramicpowder.Themachineprintslayerbylayerusingatypeofcoloredglueeachlayeris5thousandthsofaninchthick.Youraveragefguretakesabout6-8hourstoprint.WearepartneredwithmultiplecompaniesintheUSandUKtoprovideprintingservices.Eachfguregoesundersomedigitalsurgerybyourskilledartistbeforeprinting.GraduatingfromcollegewithadegreeinentrepreneurshipJustinhasbuiltallthecomponentsofhisscanningboothhimself.Theyincludethespinningplatformonwhichthesubjectstandsthetracksystemforthe3Dscanningcameraandthelightingsetup.ZeroPoint3Dtravelsaroundthecountrytodifferentshowsandconventionswithhisequipmentandofferstheactionfgureexperiencetoeveryone.Scanninga3Dimageintothecomputeronlytakesabout60seconds.Thedigitalsurgeryandactualprintingdotakelongerandacustomercanexpecttheiractionfguretobedeliveredinabout6weeks.Justinhasbeentinkeringwith3Dprintersforyearsbuildingtwoofhisown.ButtheideaforZeroPoint3DasabusinesscamePhotographybyAlexisMonahanModelJaxTuryna22WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 lastyearIattendedtheWorldMakerFaireinNewYorklastyearandsawanexhibitthereon3Dscanning.AfterthattripwhenIwasrecallingalltheamazingthingsIhadseenIkeptrememberinghowexcitingandcoolthe3Dscanningwas.Iknewtherewere3DprintersouttherethatcouldprintinfullcolorandIthoughthowawesomewoulditbeifIcouldhavea3Dprintedstatueofme.SoIspentafewweeksbuildingscanningrigandtesteditoutwithsomefriends.FromthereIbookedalocalgeekcultureshowthathadsuchapositivereceptionthatIknewIhadsomething.WheredoesJustinseeZeroPoint3DandthetechnologygoinginthefutureWeusedour3Dprintertoprototypeandbuildmostofourequipmentusing3Dprintingwewereabletogothroughmanyiterationsofdesignsatverylittlecostcomparedtotraditionalmanufacturingtechniques.IseethefuturebringinghigherqualityandfasterprintersaswellasHDscannersthatcancapturethenestofdetails.Ithinkaprinterineveryhomeisastretchstatementmadebycompaniesthatsell3Dprinters.ButthepublicisbecomingmoreandmorefamiliarwiththetechnologyandIthinkthathavingtheminschoolsisagreatopportunityforkidstolearnfrom.ZeroPoint3Dwillutilizealladvancementsinoureld.Wewouldliketopotentiallyopenaretaillocationwherepeoplecancomegetscannedatsetupappointmentsforscanningcouplesforacustomweddingtopperora3Dprintedfamilyphoto.ThefutureisgoingtobeawesomeYoucanlearnmoreaboutZeroPoint3Daswellastheirupcomingshowsandconventionsscheduleattheirwebsitewww.zeropoint3d.com.23WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 CapriPhotographer-DavidSuttonwww.dpsuttonphotography.com24WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 HowdidyoundyourwayinfrontofacameramodelingIfoundmyselfmodelingafterthinkinglongandhardaboutwhatIwantedtodoformyself.IamawifeandmotherandIlovethosetwocallingsinmylifebutIwantedsomethingIcoulddoforme.Justme.WhatdoyoulikebestaboutbeingamodelIreallylikethatfactthatIhavethecondencetodosomethingthatIhaveneverthoughtpossibleandmakeacareeroutofit.Illbetyouvegotalotmoregoingongirlthanjustaprettyface.BesidesmodelingwhatisthemostimportantthinginyourlifeDoyouhaveanyunusualtalentsThemostimportantthinginmylifeismyfamilymyhusbandandtwolittlesassypantsathome.IdontknowifitsanunusualtalentbutIcanhulaandTahitiandance.Ialsomakeameanfudgethankstomymom.._Weallneedsupportinlife.WheredoyougetyoursupportWhatorwhoinspiresyouIgetmysupportfrommyhusband.Heistheonethatgavememyextrapushtogetthereandtry.Notoncehashenotbeenbymyside.HecontinuestosupportmeeverydayandineverythingIdowithmymodelingcareer._WhatisyourfavoritewaytorelaxWhatdoyoudoforfunMyfavoritewaytorelaxisanicebubblebathcurluponthecouchwithmyfavoritegreenblanketandcatchuponmyshowsForfunIlovetogoboatingasafamily.IlovetogowakeboardingYoulookamazing.WhatdoyourecommendforthoseofuswantingtokeepinshapeIamusuallyatthegym4-5daysaweek.Ahugepartofworkingoutisahealthywayofeating.Idontliketothinkofitasadietbutmoreofalifestyle.ThatisnottosayhoweverthatIdontenjoymycheatdaysIlovetoindulgeinachocolatemoltencakeWhatwouldyouconsideryoursexieststrongestattributeWhatdoguyscomplimentyoumoston25WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 26WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 Iwouldsaymystrongestattributewouldbemycondence.Isaythatbecauseittookmealongtimetogainit.Iusedtobeextremelyintrovertedandhavenoself-condence.AfterhavingmygirlsandgrowingupalittlebitmoreIhavegainedawholenewworldofselfcondenceasawoman.IgetcomplimentedonmylegsalotThatisalwaysnicetohearsincethatistheonepartofmybodyIamnotafanofAnythingaboutyourheritageethnicityornationalitythatyoufeelpeoplewouldliketoknowIamEastIndianandHawaiian.IfeellikethatiswhatgivesmyuniquelookthatIamproudtohave.Pleasesharesomethingaboutyourselfthatmaysurpriseothers.WhatisthemostadventurousthingyouhaveeverdoneThemostadventurousthingIhaveeverdonewouldhavetobegettingengagedtothemanofmydreamsafter3monthsofdatingmarryinghim3monthsafterthat.Itsbeenanon-stopadventureeversinceWhatareyourdreamsandgoalsandambitionsMydreamsandgoalsaretoraisemygirlswiththeself-condencetheyneedsotheycanachievewhateverhopesanddreamstheyhave.Tohavethemknowtheyarebeautifulinsideandoutandalwayspursueyourdreams.WhatsonethingaboutyourselfthateveryoneshouldknowOnethingpeopleshouldknowisthatIdontcookMyhusbanddoesallthecooking._WhatdoesbeingpublishedinthismagazinemeantoyouItmeansalottomethatyousomethingspecialenoughinmetobeapartofFlipXY.IlookedthroughalotofmagazinesandIwasimpressedathoweverythingisbothsexyandtastefullydone.Icanseewhyitappealstobothmenandwomen.Iamverygratefulforthisopportunity.IwanttothankBlackCrownModelsandphotographerDavidSuttontoo.Thankyouall.DoyoudopromotionalmodelingHowshouldsomeonecontactyouforamodelingprojectDoyouhaveawebsiteYesIlovetodopromotionalmodeling.Tocontactmeforbookingpleaseemailmeatcaprikaymodelinggmail.comIalwayslookforwardtomeetingnewpeopleMywebsiteiswww.caprikay.com27WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 BYDANIELELANZAROTTAWarningThisarticleisFULLofSPOILERSEvenifyoudontwatchGameofThronesyouvelikelyheardabouttheshowandthewritersabilitytogetridofcharacterswithnoremorsewhatsoever.Thishasgottobetheshowwiththehighestturnoverasfarasthecastisconcerned.Thebestpartorworstisthatthewritersarenotafraidofkillingoffpopularcharacterswhichgetsmoreandmorepeoplewatchingtheshow.WealreadycantwaitfornextseasonbutwearestartingtowonderAreviewersstartingtogetusedtothewriterswayofthinkingArethedeathsstartingtobecomepredictableWilltheyEVERtoptheRedWeddingWillKhaleesievergetmoreairtimeWhilewewaitforthoseanswershereisourlistofthevemostmemorabledeathsinGameofThrones.VISERYSTARGARYENakaDaenerysbrother.HewasoneoftherstcharacterswhoviewerstrulyhatedanditwasprobablytherstdeaththatleftuswithourmouthshangingopenasDrogocrownedhimwithmoltengold.DeathgoldencrownaveryhotcrownNEDSTARKEddardStarkwastheprotagonistofseason1.Hischaracterwasagoodfamilymanandloyalfriend.LeaveittoGameofThronestothrowhimintoawebofdramainvolvingdeathincestbetrayalandtreason.Thiswasthemostmemorableforseveralreasons.ItchangedthelivesofmanycharactersanditledviewerstohateJoffreymoreandmore.DeathExecuted.OrderedbyJoffreyBaratheon.KHALDROGODrogowasyetanothermaincharacterfromseason1.HemarriedDaenerysandwaslaterchallengedinaghtforobeyingtheordersofawoman.Hewontheghtbutthatledtowoundsthatweretreatedbyanevilgodswifeandmaegi.Thatledhimtobeillatrstandputintoavegetativestatelateronwiththeuseofbloodmagic.Thisonejustwasntfair.DrogohadthesaddestdeathinGameofThrones.WearetoldtonevergetattachedtoanyGameofThronescharactersbutwhenitcametoDrogoitwastoughnotto.DeathsmotheredbyDaenerysafterbeingleftinvegetativestate.JOFFREYBARATHEONThecharacterwelovedtohate.ThebastardsonofanincestuousrelationshipruledtheSevenKingdomsandclaimedtheIronThrone.Famousformakingeveryonesliveshellweallhopedthedaywouldcomewhensomeonewouldoffhimbutletsfaceitwemisshim.Deathpoisonedathisweddingfeast.OBERYNMARTELLakaTheRedViperofDorneHiswasthemostgraphicdeathintheshow.HewasdoingsowellbuthehadtokeeprunninghismouthDeathskullcrushedbySerGregor.REViEWSpreviewsTheFiveMostMemorableDeathsinGameofThrones28WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 BYLACIPAIGEFirstdatesdonthavetobeopsboringorscary.Therearemanyideasforrstdatesouttherebutthebestaretheonesthatarefunmemorymakers.HopefullyIcanhelpinspireyouwithanideaortwoforyourrstdate.Datingsomeonecanbenervewrackingtobeginwithbecauseyouwanttoimpressyourguest.Justtakeadeepbreathplanwellinadvanceandhaveabackupplanincaseyourguestisallergictoshandyouplanneddinnerataseafoodrestaurant.Youwantyourdatetoleavewantingtospendmoretimewithyou.Donttalkaboutpastrelationshipsanddonottextortalkonthephone.Youwanttogivethemallofyourtimeandattentionmakethemfeelspecial.Makethedayoreveningfunmemorableexcitingbecauseyouonlygetonerstdateandonechanceatarstimpression.Ifyouknowalittleaboutwhomyoullbegoingwithyoucantailorittoathemethatyouknowyourdatewouldenjoy.Ifyoudontknowanythingaboutyourdateyoucankeepitlowkeysoyoudontscarethemoffanddosomethingthatspeaksofwhoyouare.Remembertojustrelaxandenjoy.Thepersonyouregoingwithmightnotendupbeingyourhappilyeverafterbuttheymayjustbecomealifelongfriend.Herearesomeideasthemestogetyourcreativejuicesowing.GraboneandrunwithitaddingyourownairAnimalszoopetstoreaquarium.OutdoorAdventureSportsboatingpaddleboatcliffjumpingzipliningexploreacaverockclimbinghikingbikingstargazingwithatelescopewalkthroughaparkcatchagameorsportingeventgo-kartracingsleddingsnowballghtandbuildsnowmancarshowarcadepaintballingwalkonthebeach.Nighttimecomedyclubdinnertheaterbowlingscavengerhuntdrive-inmovieoroutdoormovieinparklocallmormusicfestivalconcertquietrestaurants.Artsypaintingclasspartymuseummusiclessonsbookstoreforcoffeecookingclasstouristyspotintownthatyouveneverbeen.Volunteerworktogetheratalocalsoupkitchenorhelpoutatlocalsportsevents.Nomatterwhereyougomakesureyouhavetimetotalkandthatitsquietenoughtodosoatsomepoint.Youwanttogettoknowthepersonandtalkingisthebestwaytoensurethat.Goodluckandifyouuseanyoftheseideasletusknowhowitworksout__________________________________________________LaciPaigeistheauthoroftheSilkenEdgeserieseroticromance.Shewillbewritingaregularadvicecolumnformentohelpyouunderstandwomenfromawomansperspective.Ifyouhaveanyquestionsortopicsyouwouldlikediscussedpleaseemailusateditorfipmagazine.net.YoucouldbeinournextissueFIRSTDATES29WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 FLiPMagazineisgoingtoserializethesci-factionthrillerTheSleeperbyauthorGaryP.Demarco.EveryissuewillcontaintwonewchaptersfromGarysnovel.ToseemoreonTheSleeperoranyofGarysotherbookscheckhimoutatww.garypdemarco.com3Thesmallhuntingpartyreturnedsullenlytocamp.EachHomnigheldhisbrankarwithprideoverhisshoulder.Onlytwohoweverhadtheremainsofcarcassesbootyfromthelongarduoushuntthatday.Buttheyweresatisedthatthemeagergatheringsofthedaywouldbeenoughfortheentirecamp.Severalsix-limbedfemalescameouttogreettheirmatesyoungeroneslockingseverallimbstogetherandrubbingantennae.Manyblue-eyedshort-limbedchildrenalsoscamperedoutfromtheirrespectiveenclosurestogreettheirfathers.TheleaderofthegroupFlaimgreetedhismateCharlawithadeepgutturalsigh.ThehuntdidnotgowellCharlaobserved.Flaimstrokedhercarapaceinresponse.Thatsaysalot.Henodded.HisgreeneyessomewhatatypicalforHomnigsinthesouthernhemisphereofValoramadehimoneofthemostsought-aftermatesmanyofthefemaleswouldoftentellCharlahowluckyshewas.Shefeltthatwaytoo.Howoftenshehadseenhimhibernatinginthecoolerseasonsatnightcurledupundertheglowofthesoftradiantmoon.ThegoldencolorreectingoffofhiscarapaceatnightremindedheroftheSpallingSeafromherhomeofMyriahasitshonebright-goldunderthepaleyellowsun.Tomorrowwillbebetterheutteredsoftly.Ithastobe.TheybothknewinstinctivelythatunlesstheearlySpringrainscamesoonmuchoftheirfoodsupplieswoulddwindleevenfurther.Ithadbeenthesameforthelastsixseasons.Butsomehowtheyalwaysmanagedtosurvive.ReturningtotheirsmallhovelFlaimremovedhisbrankarsettingitasideashesatquietlybesidethesmallreCharlahadstarted.Shehadbeguntopreparesomefoodfromtheirmeagerreserves.Unlesstheharvestisgoodthisseasonhestatedwewonthavemuchinthewayofreservesfornextseason.Ifearthatweshallhavetoremoveourselvesfromthisplace.Charlaperkeduphereyesinsurprise.IsthisasuddendecisiononyourpartHeglanceduptoher.Wediscussedthisduringthedayshunt.Allthemales.WeknowwhatthismeansCharlaandwedontlikeit.Butweallhavefamiliesandallofusmustrealizethatthingsjusthaventworkedoutforushere.Sheturnedsadlyawayfromhim.Thisnewswassomethingsheknewwouldprobablyoccurbutwashopingtoavoid.Weworkedhardforthisplaceshestated.Itwouldbeashametohavetoleaveitbehindforotherterritories.ThenweshallhavetopraytotheGreatHomnigtohelpusinourstruggletosurvivethisplaceheretortedalmostangrily.Charlaletusfacerealitywevebeenhereforoversevenseasonsandinthelastsixwevebeenbarelyabletomakedo.WehavelosthowmanyofourpeopleinthattimeShedidnotanswer.Shesatdownplacingfourofherlimbsinherlap.Ididntwanttofacethatpossibilityshesaidsadly.Iguess...IguessthatdeepinsideIknewwewouldhavetoconsidermoving.BroughttoyoubyLLCRocketScienceProductions.comRSPLaunchPad.com30WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 Manyofourpeoplehaveexpressedsimilarconcerns.Noonewantstoleave.Whenwefoundthisplacewewantedtomakeourownwayandbuildanicecommunityforallofusandhaveitsetupforanyonewhowishedtojoinus.Thatwasourdream.Nowtherealitiesoflifeplacenewdemandsuponus.Wemustnowthinkofourfuture...ourchildren.Shelookeduptohim.Ididnttellyoubefore.Ididntwanttoworryyou.Heshotaglanceather.TellmewhatWorrymeaboutwhathedemanded.Ilaideggstoday.Sixinall.Thisdidnotcatchhimentirelybysurpriseheknewshewasenteringherreproductivecyclethisseasonbutjustthesamewithalltheothersurpriseshewastryingnottothinkofit.Henodded.Iknewitwasgoingtohappensoonerorlater.Wearejustliketheothersnowwenowhavetoworryaboutourownchildren.Atthispointtherewasarappingatthedoorofthehovel.Bothactedstartled.IwonderwhothatcouldbeintonedFlaim.Theotherswerentsupposedtocallonusuntiltheearlysunrise.Hestoodupfacingtheentrancewaytothehovel.Enterandbewelcomeheordered.Ashestoodwatchingalowdarkguremovedquietlythroughtheentranceway.AsFlaimstoodmotionlessthissmallcloakedgureappearedatrsttobebackingintohishovelbutashenishedenteringheturnedandmadehimselfupright.Flaimdidnotknowwhothisstrangelittlepersonwas.Charlaaroseandstoodnexttohermate.Who...whoareyouFlaimquestioned.ThesmallerHomnigatrstlookedlikeachildbutasFlaimandCharlasawhewassimplyveryshort.Flaimrememberedhearingaboutsuchanomaliesbutneverhadwitnessedonebefore.ThesmallHomnigstooduprightandfacedthetwoofthem.Hebowedlow.Forgivethisunwarrantedintrusioncametheraspyvoice.IamRalfromthenearbytownshipofKluc.IwastoldthatyouareFlaimtheleaderhere.FlaimandCharlalookedatoneanother.IamFlaimFlaimrespondedbutforgivemeRalIknowofnoothernearbytownshipstousletaloneonenamedKluc.IunderstandRalsaid.Ourvillageisseveralpiarstothenorthofhere.Notmanyknowofusadmittedly.Thenyouareanindependenttownship.Thatissomethingweweretryingtobecomehere.MayIsitRalinquired.Charlamotionedhimtoherseat.MymateCharlaFlaimintoned.WhatisitthatyoudesireRalIamafraidwehaveverylittletoofferyouinthewayoffood.Ralsmiled.ActuallyIdidcometotalkaboutfoodbutIdidntcomeheretoeat.BothCharlaandFlaimstaredinconfusionatoneanother.IfyoudidntcometoaskforfoodthenwhydoyouneedtotalkaboutitCharlaasked.Ihaveheardquietlyyouunderstandthatthistownshiphasbeenhavingproblemsinthelastfewseasoninprocuringandstoringfood.IsthisnotthecaseFlaimclearedhisthroat.Althoughtheirpredicamentwasnotasecretdiscussingthematterwithanoutsiderandwithoutothervillageleaderswasnotconsideredproperprotocol.RalFlaimbeganwhileitisnosecretofoursituationIdonotthinkitappropriateforusRalcuthimoffwithawaveofoneofhislimbs.Thetimeforactionisnowmyfriends.Yourvillagequitefranklyisbeingstarvedoutofexistence.WithverylittleinthewayofmeatandpoultryyouareleftwithharvestingareyounotRalremainedquietnotingtheresponsesofbothFlaimandCharla.DocontinuepleaseCharlainsisted.31WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 TheHighCouncilofKluchasdecidedtousurptheoutlyingterritoriesfortheirownselshexpansion.How...whywouldtheydothisFlaimdemanded.IcanonlytellyouwhatIhaveheard.AlthoughIamfromKlucIcantellyouthattherearemanypeoplewhodonotlikethecouncilsdecision.Thecouncilhasdecidedtousurpwhatlandstheycanforfuturegrowthoftheirtownship.Todothistheyhavesentmanyhuntingpartiesoutinthelastfewseasonseithertrappingordestroyingwhatanimallifeandvegetationtheycouldsoastoremovethecompetitionsotospeak.BydoingthiswouldnttheybehurtingthemselvesaswellqueriedCharla.Notreally.Youseewehavemanystoragefacilitiesinourvillageforfoodofvarioustypespluswehaveinstitutednewfarmingmechanismswhichwillhelpusgrowfoodmoreplentifully.SoFlaimreasonedbydoingallthistheyremovethepossibilityofanytypeofcommunityspringingupalmosteverywhere.Ralnodded.Correct.CharlathenaskedSo...whycomehereandtellusofthisWhatisyourpurposeinallthisWhydontyourpeoplerebelThecouncilistoopowerfulImafraidandthosewhoopposethecouncilareaminoritymanyofourownpeoplewelcomethesenewchangesIamsadtosay.Mypurposeistowarnyousothatyoumaybepreparedforunfortunatecircumstances.UnfortunateInwhatwayRalFlaimasked.Wearetalkinghostilitiesmyfriend.Flaimbecametense.ThethoughtofHomnigsinvolvedinphysicalbattlewagingwarupononeanotherwasfrightening.YoubringnewsofimpendingwarRalbutIwouldratherndamorepeacefulsolutiontothisproblem.WecouldalwaysjoinwithKlucandallcouldbecomeresidentsofamoreproductivesociety.Maybeevenestablishanimportanttownshiphere.IdonotthinkthatwouldbeawisecourseRalintoned.YouseealthoughmanyoftheresidentsofKlucdonotwantwartheyareveryreluctanttowelcomestrangersintoourtownship.ThenwhydidyoubothercominghereRalFlaimquestioned.Youcomehereinlateeveningandpracticallythreatenourlivelihoodwithveiledthreatstoourphysicalwellbeing.YetwhenIoffertojoinyourvillageyousnuboursuggestion.SowhatisityouwantRalWhatareyouhereforRalstoodup.IappreciateyourapprehensionsmyfriendsbutletusrealizesomethingthepeopleofKlucwillstandtogetherorperishasawhole.Whileyouhavedonewellhereitwouldbebetterifweweretoenactpeacefulco-existencebetweenourvillagestradingforfoodandotheritemsofnecessity.Thiswouldbodewellforbothsides.FromwhatyoujustsaidCharlasurmisedyourpeopledontwantanypeacefulcoexistence.YouwantusgoneThatneednotbethecaseRalsaidgently.Theremaybeawayforallofustohelponeanotherandleaveyourtownshipalone.Perhapsasmalltradeofsomekind...anofferingwhichwouldshowyourgoodfaith.SomethingIcouldtakebacktomypeopleandshowthatyouarenothreattothemortheirexistence.Asmallguaranteeofsorts.ButwhatdowehavewhichwouldallaytheirfearsFlaimdemanded.WeareonlyapoorvillageOurpeoplehuntandshandweharvestaswecan.Wedonothavewealthorgoodsforwhichtobarterfood.SowhatisleftRalclearedhisthroat.Weareonlyaskingforasmalltokenoffaithandtrust.WhatisitthatyouwantRalFlaimwasgettingangrierbythemoment.WewouldfeelmoresecureandbeabletorelyonourneighborsiftheywouldhavenoreasontoofferhostilitiestowardKluc.AndtheonlywaytoguaranteethatisifmembersofyourfamilieswouldcometoresidepermanentlyinKluc.Flaimstartedtofeeloutragedatthesedemands.YoujustsaidyourpeopledidntwantstrangersintheirmidstRalSopleasemakeupyourmindWhileallthatyousayistruewewouldacceptsomeinourvillagewhocanbeconsideredKluctiansfromthebeginningsotospeaktodothatwedneedtoberaisingachildfromthestart.Wewouldaskoneeggfromeachfamilygrouphereinyourvillage.32WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 Inreturnwewouldseetoitthatyouhaveallthefoodyouneed.Flaimfeltaragehehadnotfeltinalonglongtimesuddenlycoarsethroughhisentirebeing.EverybristleinhisbodystoodupRalIdonotknowyouoryourvillagebutifthisbetruewehavenothingmoretodiscuss.Ishallnotbartermyfamilyforfoodunderanycircumstances.IamalsoappalledthatyouwouldhavetheaudacitytoconfrontmymateandmewithsuchanoutrageWedonotconsiderourselvesinhospitablebutinyourcasewefeelwemustaskyoutoleaveourhome.FurtherasvillageleaderImustaskyoutoleaveourvillagealtogetherandnotspeakwithanyofmypeopleasyoudoso.Ralstoodmotionless.I...IamsorrytohavedisturbedyoureveningheofferedwithnoremorsebutIstronglyurgeyoutoreconsidermyoffer.AwordofadviceifImayasIleaveFlaimdonottarrytoolongonthisissuetheKluctiansarepreparedforarmedconict.TheywilltakewhattheywantwhentheywantitandunlessyoucanmusteranarmyoftwicewhatyouhavehereIwouldsuggestanimmediateevacuation.Iamonlyamessenger.Ibidyoubothgoodwaysandgreatsunrises.WiththatRaldeparted.IhaveneverbeensooutragedFlaimretorted.Hesatdown.Charlaglancedathim.Shethenwalkedovertohimandkneltdowninfrontofhim.Flaimshebegansoftlywemaynotmakeanotherseason.IfalltheywantisaneggwhynotletthemhaveitFlaimcouldnotbelievewhathewashearing.ItwasbadenoughfromRalbutfromhisownmateCharlahasyourshellcrackedDidyounothearwhatthis...thisRalwasofferingusHewantedtotradefoodforoneofourchildrenInfacthewantedmetotaketheofferingtoeveryoneelseinourvillage.SuchanoutrageIshallhavetospeakwiththeothersaboutthistomorrow.Flaimwasnowtoointensetodiscussthematteranyfurtherhenolongerfelthungerbutanger.HeandCharlaretiredwithoutsomuchasasinglewordmoreutteredbetweenthem.ThenextsunrisefoundanangryforceofHomnigsgatheredtogetherinthemidstofthevillage.ThereFlaimwastryingtocalmthecrowdandcontinuehisreportonhismeetingwiththecockyRal.MypeoplehebeganwavingseverallimbsinanefforttobringorderIdonotlikewhatIamtellingyouasmuchasyoudonotlikehearingit.Howeverwemustconsiderouralternatives.Whatalternativesdemandedanotherelder.Trademychildrenafemaleyelled.NeverThisisanoutrageanotherfemaleoffered.MypeopleFlaimsaidpleaseIknowyouareoffended.IhaveneverbeenasoutragedinmylifeasIwaslastnight.ButinonesensethisRalspeaksthetruthwehavelivedherealmostsevenfullseasonsandweareonthebrinkofstarvation.FromwhatRalsaysthepeopleofKluchavetakenmorethanwhattheyneedintermsoffoodwhichiswhywehavehadsomanybadhunts.HealsosaystheyarepreparedtomarchagainstusatanytimeandtakewhatlittlewehaveanddestroyourhomesTheycandothisanytime.ThenwemustactswiftlyanothereldersuggestedwemusttakeuparmsandmarchonKlucnowAtthisthecrowdroaredinfrenzy.Nowisthetimesomecriedout.WemustghtKluctodayothersadded.Flaimcouldnolongercontainthecrowd.Homnigsbegantoscatterlookingforwhateverweaponstheycouldndcookingwareharvestingtoolsbrankarsandanythingelsetheycouldcomeupwith.OneoftheothereldersapproachedtheconfusedFlaim.Youmustleadusintobattlethiselderobserved.Wecannolongerwait.Itistime.Flaimhadnochoice.BattlefuryhadtakenholdandnowtheentirevillagemalesandfemalesweregoingtomarchonKluconewayortheother.Theybegantogatheragainwithsometakingchargeofsmallgroupsandgettingthemorganized.ManybegantolookatFlaimawaitinghisorderstoattackthisvillage...thisKluc...anditspeopleandtopunishthemfortheirunwarrantedinsult...33WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 ThevillageofKlucwasoutragedatwhatRalhadreported.HestoodbeforeseveralhundredHomnigsandcontinuedhissummaryofhisvisittothevillageofNol.EvennowtheyarmthemselvestoattackKlucanddestroyalltheinhabitantstherein.ButwhyexclaimedanelderWevedonenothingtothemItisbecauseofthepoorhuntsinrecentseasons.Theyareblamingalltheotherlocalvillagesfortheirtroublesandnowfeelthattheymustdestroytheseothervillagesinordertoprotecttheirownfoodsupplies.Thisisanoutrageonevillagercried.Wemustdosomethinganotheroffered.Iftheywantaghtthenitisaghtweshallgivethemexclaimedathird.Atthismanyofthevillagersnoddedandcriedoutinagreement.Manybegantoscatterlookingforallkindsofweaponstouseintheirstruggletoprotecttheirvillagefromwantondestruction.AsvillagersscrambledtondweaponsandgetorganizednoonenoticedthatsomehowRalwasnowheretobefound.ThevillagesofKlucandNolfoughtlongandhardmanymanyHomnigsmaleandfemalewerefelledinbattle.Blue-greenbloodpouredassmallpondsprofuselyovergroundrubbleandotherbodies.Flamesoffurydancedhappilyoverfallenmoundsofbodiesoverturnedcartsandnaturalgrowthswhichlitteredthisoncepeacefulandmagnicentlandscapenowtornapartalmostaseasilyasnewly-laideggssplatteringapart.Asthecarnagegaveevidencetoaworldhell-bentondestroyingitselfalonegurestoodfarapartfromthebattleeldhestooduprightbutwasnolongerinHomnigform.Insteadthegleaminhiseyesshowedthathewasquitesatisedwiththeresultsofhislittleexperiment.ThelightshipTranceslowedintoitsgeosynchronousorbitabovetheplanetElof.TheVakaratallgreen-hairedfemalenamedUkaunstrappedherselffromhercommandchairthenissuedimmediateorderstobejoinedbytwoofhersecurityofcers.Shestrodealongcurvedcoldmetalliccorridorsinhershipuntilreachingthetransportationelement.UkahatedtransportingdowninthismechanismshealwayshadinnatefearsthatonedayshewouldenterintoitandwindupontheotherendlookinglikesomethingoutofThusianMythologysheevenrememberedstrange-lookingdemonsandhorribleparasitesofenormoussizesshestudiedattheUniversity.Shewaspleasedoverallhoweverthatshehadtakenthosecourses.Itgaveheragreaterappreciationofherhomeworldandoftheancientcultureswhichexistedatonetime.Thisalsohelpedherinherunderstandingofotherworldsandtheircivilizationstoo.Itmadeherjobaloteasier.Butnowthereweremoreimportantconsiderationsathandasherpeoplesentlightshipsalloverthegalaxylookingforworldstocolonize.Hervesselwasonesuch.Nowshehadtohaversthandreportsfromthearchaeologistsanthropologistsgeologistssurveyorsmeteorologistsandbotanistsplusahundredothertitlesshecouldnotremember.ThetransportationelementsetthemquietlydownupontheturfofElof.Thiswasforallintentsandpurposesaquietsimpleworldfulloflushgreenforestsandgreenowingriversandstreams.ThiswouldmakeagreathomeforfutureThusians.Sheandherentouragestoodmotionlessasagroupofveotherstwomenandthreewomenapproached.Greetingssaidoneman.HewasolderthantheVakarandalittleshorter.Hispale-bluinghairindicatedthathehadbeendoingthisjobforalmostacentury.IamVakarUkasherepliedcurtly.Shealwaysmaintainedanelementofformalitywhenshedealtwithnewpeople.Thesearemysecurityofcerssheofferedpointingtobothhelmetedmen.IamGrosKulahereplied.ThesearemyassistantsGrosBelGrosThuviaLauriaDecantandLauriaSelera.IbelieveyouarehereforourinitialreportVakarifIamnotmistakenIfyouaretheheadoftheteamthenyes.Iaminchargehere.WouldyoucaretocomeinsideourlaboratoryWehavesomefoodpreparedforyourarrival.ThatisverykindofyouGrosshesaid.Proceed.Theentiregroupwentinsideandsatdown.OtherassistantsofGrosKulasgrouphelpedservethenewcomers.AftertheshortrepasttheVakarspoke.GrosKulashesaidwedoappreciatetheamenitieshoweverIwouldlikeapreliminary34WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 reportofyourndingsifyouwouldbesokindOfcoursehesaidhisyelloweyesgleamingtowardher.HeobviouslyfoundVakarUkatobeaveryattractivewomanwithgreenhairandlight-orangeeyes.Herskinwasalsoasmoothsilkydarkmaroon.Hesmiledather.WhatwehavefoundhereisaworldwhichonceheldanintelligentlifeformcalledHomnigs.Thesewereinsect-likebeingscapableofgreatintelligenceandengineering.Howevertheirracediedoutoverforty-thousandyearsago.DiedoutHowUkaasked.AllweknowisthatthisHomnigracewasatonetimeverypeace-loving.Thenfornoapparentreasontheybegantowagewarupononeanother.Seemssomeofthepeoplejustgottiredoflivingdaytodayandgatheringtheirownfoodsotheyraidedothervillages.Thiskeptongoinguntilnallytheydestroyedeachother.GrosThuviacontinuedatthispoint.Itseemsthatthesepeopleliterallylosttheabilitytotakecareofthemselvesandproducetheirownfood.SothemoreaggressiveHomnigsbeganraidingsmallervillagesandtakingwhattheywanted.Soontherewerenomorevillagestoraidandpilfer.TheyhadpilferedandraidedsomanyvillagesLauriaDecantinterjectedthattheyhadtolearnhowtotakecareofthemselvesandwereincapableofit.Theyeventriedenslavingmanyoftheirownspeciesbutthatproveduseless.HowsoquestionedtheVakar.TheenslavedHomnigscouldntreproduceorcouldntbringforththatmanynewyoungonestoreplacethem.Ultimatelytheydiedoutandtheirmasterswoundupwarringagainsteachotherliterallywipingouttheirentirerace.GrosKulacontinued.Thiswasaveryinterestingraceonewhichfornorealreasonjustwentberserkandwipedthemselvesout.Thereareveryfewexamplesofthistypeofcivilizationinourstudiesofhomogenouscultureswhichgobellyupinsoshortatime.ThisisaveryfascinatingsocietytostudyVakarUkacuthimoff.IneedtoknowwherewestandGrosAreyousayingthatthisworldisnowtforcolonizingKulasighed.Inawordbottomlineyes.ButwedowishwehadmoretimetostudythiscultureVakarUkasaterectcuttinghimoff.YouandyourteamhavedoneagoodservicetoThusia.AllofyournamesshallgureprominentlyinmyreportbacktoCentralCommand.DonotfeelbadoverthefactthatIhavesolittletimehereorthatyourwillingnesstostayandnishyourjobhereisinvain.Youallshallbeabletocontinueyourworkforthetimebeing.ItwouldbeniceifwewereallowedtostayforseveralmoremonthstogathermoreinformationLauriaSeleraoffered.VakarUkaarosefollowedbyhersecuritypeople.IwilldowhatIcan.AndGrosthankyouonceagainforthemeal.Allthingsconsidereditwasverywellprepared.VakarandherpeopleturnedtoleaveleavingGrosKulalookingsullenlyatthetable.HeandhispeoplewerehopingthatjustoncetheydbeallowedtonishtheirjobandndoutasmuchaspossibleaboutthisstrangeHomnigculturewhichsuddenlydisappearedalmostassoonasithadappeared.Butheandhispeopleweretooengrossedintheirthinkingtonoticeasoneofthefoodpreparersoffinthedistancestoodlookinguponthemwithasinistergrin.Theydidntevennoticeashejustvanishedintonothing......andtoonceagainroamtheUniverseandallitssplendorandomniscienceandgowherenonehaveeverdreamedofbefore...4...andtosoarbeyondhorizonsyetunimagined...dimensionsunscalable...andsightsneverbeheld.ToythroughouttheCosmosandallitswonder...tosleepanddreamandbecome...become...become...Amidstavelvetstar-riddledbackgroundtheStarnderIdriftedalongasabrightgoldenshswimminginadeep-blueendlessocean.ThiswasagreatdayforallTavariansastheStarnderIcarriedtherstgroupofTavarianstowardtheirdestinationandtheirplaceinhistoryaswell.35WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 ItwasonlyfourshortmonthsagothattherstcontactwithalienlifewasestablishedonTavaria.Theworld-wideexcitementcouldnotbecontainedasparadesandcelebrationsongrandscalessprangupenmasseasreworksonUnityDaythedayallcontinentsestablishedformalcommunicationswhichultimatelyledtooneworldgovernment.Suchwasthehistoryofthisworldofvariousraces.AtributetocivilizationastheTavariansalwayslikedtosay.Oneplanetoneworldonecommonalityamongtheraces.Andnowtheirgreatestachievementsecondonlytotheirscienticandmedicaladvancementswasthediscoveryofanotherintelligentlifeformanotherplanetwhosehistoryparalleledtheirown.Tavariansjumpedattheopportunitytocommunicateandoffertomeetwiththeirnewlydiscoveredneighborssuchanoccurrencewouldbeacrowningachievementforbothplanets.ThecontactoftwoalienspeciesImaginetheramications.SuchwerethethoughtsofthecaptainoftheStarfnderIWonElmen.Atallyellow-skinnedmanwithdeepblackeyesandwavybluishhairthiswastheonechosentocommandtheshipwhichwouldmakeformalcontactforhisworldwiththatofYarsuth.AlthoughlittlewasknownoftheYarsuthiansitwasknownthattheywereaspeacefularaceastheTavarianssuchunityamonglike-mindedspeciescouldleadtounimaginablebreakthroughsinscienceandarchitecture.WhocouldforetellwhatgreatfuturelieinwaitforbothoftheseworldsAndsotheStarfnderIpressedonwardtowarddestiny.Theexcitementwasgrowingatanalmostgeometricrateaboardthesmallvessel.Elmenhadtocautionhiscrewmanytimestomakecertainthatallwasintip-topshapeinordertomakethevesselpresentabletotheYarsuthians.Firstappearanceswerecriticalheobserved.TheonlypersonnotoverlycaughtupintheexcitementwasBreeKnorrtheambassadorofTavaria.AnoldermanKnorrwasveryreserved.Heactedasifhedbeenthroughtheexcitementofinter-worldcontactmanytimesbefore.Tosaythathisattitudewassomethingofanenigmawasanunderstatement.AsElmenreachedthebridgetherstofcerayoungenergeticmanstoodupimmediatelyacknowledgingthatthecaptainhadcomeontothebridge.AsotherscametoattentionElmenbrushedasidetheformalitiesofrespectwithaslightwaveofhishandandasimpleasyouwere.Therstofcersmiled.Wearewithintenparsecsoftheirterritorysirhesaidandhopefullyinlessthantwohoursweshouldmakecontactwiththeirdelegation.VerygoodMr.LoomElmenreplied.Pleasecarryonandkeepmeposted.IwillbevisitingoursedateMr.Knorr.HeturnedsoswiftlyandwasgoneinaashhehardlyheardtherstofcerreplyAyesirashedidso.Laterintheambassadorsquartersthetwomensatquietlyabsorbedinthemomentofdrinkingbeveragesandlookingoutwindowsintothedeeppurpleabyssinwhichtheshipgentlyglided.Elmensatlookingattheolderman.YouhaventsaidawholelotambassadorElmennoted.Iwouldhavethoughtthatthemerethoughtofmakingcontactwithanalienspecieswouldbethemasterachievementinanyonescareer.Theambassadorsimplysethisglassdown.InmylifetimehebeganIveseenmanydifferentcontactswithourownspeciesonourownworld.Thisisalmostthesame.TheonlymajordifferencesaregoingtobelanguagewhichwehavejustaboutresolvedandphysicalappearancewhichasIunderstanditwontbethatsignicantsincetheyarehumanoidlikeweare.Elmennodded.ThetwohadbeendrinkingforalmostanhourconversationwasonlyhappenstanceitwasntarequirementasfarasElmencouldtellontheambassadorspart.ToElmenasfarastheambassadorwasconcernedthewholeaffairwasasroutineasturningonafaucetorlight.Theysatforanindeterminateamountoftimeinabjectsilence.Theambassadorgapedsullenlyoutofthewindowintotheicycoldabysssurroundingthembutsaidnothing.AslightsighonhispartgaveElmentheimpressionthatthismighthavebeentheambassadorslastpoliticalmissionsubstantiatingarumorwhichhadbeencirculatedwidelythroughoutmissioncontrolattheonsetofthisenterprise.AcallonthecommunicatorfromtherstofcerbroughtElmenoutofhisthoughts.SirLoomcalledwithatouchofpanicinhisvoicewehavemadesensorcontactwiththeYarsuthianvessels.But...but...YesMr.LoomWhatisit36WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 SirIdontthinkthisiswhatwewereexpectingWhatdoyoumeanMr.LoomElmendemanded.Sir...theresanarmadaofshipsheadingthiswayAlotofships...aboutthirtyinall.ElmenandKnorrsatlookingateachotherperplexed.IthinkwedbothbettergettothebridgeKnorrobserved.Itwasonlyamatterofmomentswhenthetwoemergedonthebridge.Everyonewasscramblingtherstofcerwaswide-eyedinamazementstaringatthesmallrectangularviewscreenwhichwassituatedjustbelowthelargewindowwhichstretchedfromonesideofthebridgetotheother.StatusreportMr.LoomElmenstatedatly.Sirwearepickingupanarmadaofatleastthirtyshipsheadingthiswayatjustunderlightspeed.Wehavesentoutgreetingsinallfrequenciesbuthaveyettogetareply.Allshipsdepartmentsreportfullalertstatus.VerygoodMr.Loom.WellambassadorcaretotellmewhatsgoingonElmendemanded.Knorrstoodgazingattheviewscreen.I...Ijustdontknow.Thisisnotwhatwewereexpectingcaptain.Idontknowwhattosay.TheymaysayitinafewmomentssirElmenreplied.Bythewaytheyaretravelingthisdoesntlooklikeasocialcall.ItwouldseemasifournewfoundalliesareaftersomethingelseandIdontlikesurprises.Theshipsbridgecrewsaidnothingnoonemovedasalleyeswerexedupontheviewscreen.Finallyoneyoungofcernoticedsomethingthroughtheshipsspaceviewer.Sirheexclaimedpointinginthedistance.IseeitMr.Chaythecaptainnoted.Stopallmotionhecontinued.Wellwaithere.Everyone...standbyyourposts.Letushopetheresasimpleexplanationforthisunexpectedconvoy.Thewordsdidntexactlyallaythefeelingsofallthoseonthebridge.EveryoneElmenincludedwasveryanxious...andfrightened.AsthevastarmadaapproachedthreeshipsstoppedseveralthousandkilometersawayfromtheStarfnderIwhiletherestoftheeetcontinuedon.AfterafewmomentstheshipreceivedcommunicationsfromoneofthethreeYarsuthianvessels.IbidyougreetingsfromTavariarepliedElmen.Weareeagertoestablishformaldiplomaticrelations.WehavewithusourambassadorBreeKnorrElmenwascutoffabruptly.SpareusTavarianscamethecurtdeepvoice.IamCommanderHalfuoftheImperialYarsuthianDefenseForces.WeknowthatyouarenotheretoestablishrelationsWeknowthetreacheryyourraceiscapableofYouthinktodefyusWeknowwhatyouareandweknowwhatyourintentionsareCaptainElmenstoodwitheyeswideopenhecouldntbecertainofanythinghewashearing.WasthistheracehispeoplehadcontactedThepeace-lovingYarsuthianswhoclaimedtohaveaunitedworldjustastheirownThesameracethatwelcomedcontactwithanewspeciesandgreetedthemwithwhatcouldonlybeconceivedasawarmembraceCommanderElmenbeganIdonotknowofwhatyouspeak.Evidentlythereissomeconfusion.Weareonlyheretoestablishpeacefulrelationswithyouandyourpeople.OurambassadorhereBreeKnorrhasbeeninclosecontactwiththeHighTorukforsometimenowandwebeSilenceroaredtheYarsuthiancommander.EnoughoftheliesanddeceitWeknowyouareheretodestroyusDestroythecaptainreplied.SirthereisnoattemptatanimosityhereHowcanyoubelievethisnonsenseYoumustrealizethatweareonlyasmalldiplomaticshipandareincapableofanytypeofhostilitiesAgainElmenwascutoff.YouthinkwedontknowthetruthofthematterWehavealltheinformationweneedCaptain.YouroustedscientistLemmHaranhasinformedusofyourtreacheryHecametouslastseasonandtoldofhowyoumanipulateother37WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 lifeformsintoafalsesenseofsecuritythenstrikewhentheyleastexpectit.ElmenandKnorrlookedhardatoneanother.AnoustedscientistTheyneverheardofsuchathing.BreeKnorrtookchargeatthispoint.SirthisisBreeKnorrambassadorfromTavaria.IknowofnoscientistbythenameofLemmHarannordoweknowofanyTavariansprevioustothismissionwhohaveinanywaybeenabletocommunicatewithanyotherworld.IcanassureyouthatifascientististherewithyouhedoesnotrepresentTavariaandmorethanlikelyisnotTavarianatall.ThecynicallaughfromHalfusentchillsupeverybridgemembersspine.YouthinkthatwedbestupidenoughtofallforthatHaThetreacheryoftheTavarianshasbeenobviousWewillnotsuccumbtoyourfeebleexcusesandidioticrhetoric.Weknowofyourmassiveweaponsbuildupandweknowofyourthreattodestroyourhomeworldoncecontacthasbeenmade.ButourHighTorukhasseenthroughyourdeceptions.Youarebutthersttofallinbattleambassadortherewillbeotherstofollow.YouaremakingaterriblemistakecommanderElmencried.Butthecommunicationschannelhadcloseddown.Channelclosedsirtheoperationsofcerreported.TakeevasiveactionnowElmenordered.GetusoutoftheirwayBridgepersonnelbeganimmediateproceduresformovingtheStarfnderIfromthepathoftheattackingvessels.CommanderHalfusatunemotionalashewatchedhiscrewgointoimmediateaction.Theytooktheirpositionsandcarriedouttheirorderswithaprecisionunmatchedbyanyelectronicdeviceorsoitseemedtohim.HeremainedunemotionalevenashisshipredenergyweaponsattheTavarianship.Inhismanyyearsinspacehavingseensomeofthemostincredibleindescribablewondersofthenalfrontierheawedatthespectacularexplosionofmetalintothousandsofcolorfulshardsorreectivelightandtheashofdebrisscatteringinvariousdirections.Hewasntevenalittlesaddenedashesawbitsofeshandbodypartssoarpasttheviewscreeninfrontofhim.Tohimitdidntmakeanydifference.Itwasavanquishedenemy.Pityhethought.SuchawastetheseTavarianswhomdidtheythinktheyweredealingwithFoolsjustoutofabirthingrindlePreparetojointheeetheordered.NowwenishthejobofconqueringTavaria.CommanderHalfusshipthengentlycontinuedonitsdestructivemission.InsidetheplushlargemarbleandstonepalaceonYarsuthiastoodtheHighToruk.Hewasquiettheadvisorsstaffmemberandcouncilmenweresomberalso.ThoughsomerefreshmentswereprovidedforthemanyindividualsatthelargeconferencetableallweresilentastheHighTorukremainedmotionlessstaringoutthewindowintothelargecourtyardbelowatthemanygovernmentpeoplecomingtoandfroonthisbusyafternoon.Finallythedoortotheconferenceroomopened.TheHighTorukatalldark-hairedmaninhislateyearsspunaroundquicklytoseewhothenewentrantswere.Thesergeant-at-armsstoodasideasthethreenewindividualscamein.Thesergeant-at-armsclearedhisthroat.YourHighnesstheMinisterofWarhisassistantandthenewlyappointedGovernorofTavariaarenowpresented.Thethreemenoneofwhomworeamilitary-likeuniformwaltzedslowlytowardthelargetableinthecenteroftheroom.Theystoodsilentlythenbowed.Mygoodpeople...thankyouforcomingsoquicklytheTorukintonedinanalmostmelodicvoice.Please...makeyourreport.TheMinisterclearedhisthroat.ExaltedOnehebeganinavoicethatpracticallyboomedthroughouttheentireroomIamafraidthataftermuchexaminationofthegovernmentofTavariaorwhatisnowleftofitwecouldndnoindicationswhatsoeverofanyplotorplannedattackagainstYarsuthia.Deadsilencelledtheroom.TheHighTorukstoodemotionlessforseveralseconds.WhatareyoutellingmeSpellitoutinsimpletermssothateveryoneinthisroomcanunderstanditTheGovernorclearlytheyoungestandtallestofthethreepickedupthecuefromthispoint.HighnesshebeganinaverylowsoftvoicewebelievethattherewasnoplannedattackbythegovernmentofTavariaagainstourregime.FurtherallindicationsareastheyappearedrightfromthebeginningthatTavariawasapeace-lovingworldseekingonlytofurthertheirownknowledgeoftheuniverseasawholeandtomakefriendswithasmanyculturesaspossible.Theyweresimplyapeace-lovingpeople.38WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 Wemayhavebeen...misledHighnesstheMinisteradded.TheHighToruksexpressionturnedfromconcerntoblatantanger.Hesteppeduptothetableandslammedhisstsohardthattheentiretablealongwithcontainersofliquidmovedandshooktothepointofspillingover.Youknowwhatyouaretellingmeheexclaimed.Igaveorderstowipeoutanentirecivilization...anentireworldWhatwedidwasnothinglessthangenocideOneoftheadvisorssittingatthetablestoodupsuddenly.YourHighnesshebeganweallknowwhathashappenedhereitwasntyourfaultWeweredeceived...nooneisblamingyouforthisunfortunatesituation.TheHighToruklookedathisadvisorwithaleerthatcouldhavekilledanyone.MistakesIcanlivewiththeTorukintoned.ThisisamonumentalactofunimaginableatrocityWehavedecimatedanentireworlddestroyedanentirecivilizationandforwhatreasonBecausesomeoneliedtousaboutTavariasmilitaryforcesandtheirintentionsForceswhichdidntevenexistWhereisLemmHaranIwanthimbroughthereimmediatelyTheadvisorslowlyreturnedtohisseat.ThethreemenstandingattheendoftheconferencetablelookedatoneanotherthenbacktotheToruk.WelltheTorukexclaimed.MypatienceisrunningthinWhereisLemmHaranTheMinisterclearedhisthroatagain.SireitismyunpleasantdutytoinformyouthatalleffortstondandbringLemmHaranherehavemetwithtotalfailure.TheTorukstooderect.Theangerwhichwasonhisfacebeforehadnowbeenreplacedwithunarguablefury.WhatdoyoumeanyoucantndhimSiretheMinistercontinuednooneknowswhereheis.Heseemstohave...disappeared.DisappearedtheTorukexclaimed.YoumaywindupdisappearingeveryoneinthisroommaywindupdisappearingButdonttellmethatthis...thisLemmHaranismissingHewasanadvisortoourforcesonTavariaInthenameofRaya...whereisthismanFindhimFindhimnowandbringhimtomeorIswearbyallthatisholyIwillmakeeveryoneinthisroomlosetheirheadsbytheendoftheweekNoweveryonegetoutofhereanddowhateverittakestondthismanButndhimanddontcomebackwithouthimWiththattheentireassemblyrosefromthetablebowingquicklyandcourteouslyleavingtheroomsospeedilythattheyalmostfellontopofoneanotherdoingso.Astheyracedoutpastthehugeassemblyroomdoorsgoinghitherandyoninavainattempttondsomeonewhodidntexisttheyfailedtonoticeoneofthepalaceguardsstandingquietlyofftooneside.Hestoodmotionlessbutsmilingalmostbroadly...asmileofdeceitandsatisfactionforajobwelldone.Furthernoonenoticedashequietlyvanishedintothinair...nevertobeseenonYarsuthiaagain...ThetinycolonyworldofDuthwaslocatedsomeeightlightyearsfromitsparentworldTavaria.ButunlikethemotherworldDuthhaditsowngovernmentandhadestablisheditsownsystemofjusticewhichmirroredthatofTavariabutwasdifferentenoughsoastogiveitsinhabitantsafeelingofindependenceandself-rule.ThecurrentelectedheadofDuthsgovernmenttheAvirstoodsullenlywithhisadvisorsandlocalrepresentatives.Thedoorsopenedandseveralmenandwomenenteredthechamber.WhatnewshaveyoutheAvirinquired.Sirtheleadmanbeganitisaswefeared...forsomeinexplicablereasontheworldofYarsuthhasattackedanderadicatedourformerhomeworld.Theyusedweaponryofahightechnologicaladvancementwecantevenbegintoassesshowpowerfultheyare.Oneofthewomenspoke.ItisourcontentionthatforwhateverreasonsYarsuthiaattackedTavariawithoutprovocation.Wefeelsirthattheymaybepreparingforfurtherattacksagainstusandtheremainderofthecolonyworldsaswellassomeofourotherallies.TheAvirputhisheaddown.Thenitisaswefeared...Yarsuthiahasembarkedonanethniccleansingcampaign.HowdoweghtthesepeopleEvenwithallourforcesandalliestogetherourtechnologymaynotbeenoughtopreventourowndestruction.39WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 TheAvirssecond-in-commandtheVice-Avirstooduptofacetheassembly.Thismaybethebeginningoftheendofourrace...ofourculture.Sirayoungmaninthebackbeganassilencebegantolltheroom.YestheAvirasked.SirforgivemeifIspeakoutofturn.WhoareyoutheAvirqueried.Therstmantoentertheroomspoke.ThisismysonJural.Heismyassistantinaffairsofculturaleconomicssir.AndwhatdoesJuralhavetosayforhimselftheAvircontinued.SirsaidJuralwalkingthroughtheslowlypartinggroupsothathecouldapproachtheAvir.Imetamanyesterday...amanwhosaysheknowssomethingabouthigh-techweaponry.HesayshemaybeabletohelpusdesignweaponswithwhichtodefendourselvesandifnecessarytoattackYarsuthia.WhoisthismanyouspeakoftheAvirquizzed.YessaidJuralsfather.WhydidyounotspeakofhimbeforeSorryfathermyAvir...Ionlymethimyesterday.Heisstandingoutsidetheroomwaitingtobeintroduced.YoutrustthismantheAvirasked.YesIdo.Sirwedonthavemuchchoice.IftheYarsuthiansareplanninganattackonourcoloniesthenwedbetterbepreparedandIthinkthismancanhelpus.OkayJural...bringhiminandintroduceus.Juralturnedbeckoningtheguardstoopenthedoor.Ashortoldermanquietlysaunteredintotheroomthenstoppedasalleyesfelluponhim.Hebowedslightlythensmiled.ThisisthemanAvir...father.HeisthemanwhocanpossiblyleadustovictoryovertheYarsuthians.Andyournameis...theAvirasked.Thesmilingfacealmostgrimacedbutmanagedtokeepitscomposure.LemmHaransir...LemmHaran.ThukaRinnwalkedslowlytowardthemonolithicstatuebeforehim.Hewasatalldark-skinnedGraleenfromthetownshipofLorr.Hestoppedonlyafewmetersinfrontofthestatuekneltandplacedhisarmsacrosshischestinhomage.AshebowedlowtoprayhefailedtonoticeShathanequally-talldark-skinnedfemaleapproachingfromtheotherdirection.Shestoppedshortnoticingthemalebeforeherwhostillfailedtonoticeher.Observingthathewasdeepinprayershekeptherdistancethenkneltdowntopraytoo.Asthetwobegantobelostindeepmeditationasmallwindstirredsomecloudsbegantoappearslowlydrowningouttheredglareofeveningsun.Thetworemainedprostrateforsometimenotnoticingthateveninghadcomeuponthemandthatanothergureappeared.Hewasanothertalldark-skinnedmalefromShathsvillageofMalhu.Theangerinhisfaceroseincredibly.Hisgreeneyesbegantoglowverybrightlywithrage.Theknurlsonhisheadturnedadeepcrimsonashereachedforhiscockla.Pullingitsharplyfromitsbrinthismouthfoldedinwardashisangerknewnobounds.Hecouldntcontainhisangeranyfurther.Soheexclaimed.HisvoicebroughtbothThukaandShathoutoftheirmeditations.YouinsulttheOldOneswiththis...thisyukhatyoursideThukastoodupinconfusion.I...IamThukafromthevillageofLorrhebegan.Idonotknowwhatyouareangryabout.IwasonlyprayingPrayingexclaimedthenewcomer.LorritesdonotpraytotheGreatOnesofoldwithPalarites40WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 I...Idonotunderstandyoumyfriend.IwasprayingbymyselfhereThenyoudbetterlookbehindyouThukalookedbehindhimobservingthefemalewhowasequallyasastonishedashewas.ImafraidtherehasbeensomemistakeThukasaidImeantnoharmordisrespect.Ididntevenknowshewasthere.HeistellingthetruthSokaShathintoned.Icameupbehindhimafterhewasalreadypraying.HehadnoideaIwashere.LiesAllliesSokaexclaimed.AndnowyoubothshallpayforyourirreverencetotheOldOnesWiththatSokalungedatThukawiththecockla.ThukadodgedhimthisonlymadeSokamoreangryandheyelledinfuryasheattackedagain.HoweverjustbeforehecouldcutThukaintoshredsaboltoflightningsuddenlyaredfromoutoftheeyesofthemonolithinfrontofthem.TheboltcoveredSokawithlight.AsitfadedSokastoodmotionlessforseveralseconds.Finallyhedroppedhiscocklaandstoodwide-eyedinangerstaringdirectlyataconfusedandfrightenedThukaSokaslowlycollapsedtothegroundascoldasastone.ThukaandShathstoodmotionlessformanyseconds.FinallyThukalookeduptothestatuebeforethem.ItistheworkoftheOldOnesheobserved.HeandShaththenkneltdownnearthebodyofSoka.Risemychildrenbellowedavoiceemanatingfromthelargestatue.IamoftheOldOnes.Kronaismyname.Thetwopeoplerosethoughslowlyawedbytheremarkableeventswhichhadjusttranspiredbeforethem.Thevoicecontinued.Mychildrennowisthetimeforyoutotakeyourdestinyinyourhands.TheOldOneshavedecreedaneweraforall.Youshallstartanewsocietyforalltofollow.Theoldwayshavenowbeendecreedtobewrong.ThatiswhySokawasdestroyed.Hiswaysarenownolongerourways.Herepresentedawaywhichwasnotright.TheOldOneshavedecreeditsoThukaspokeup.What...whatdoesKronadesireofusWehavealwaysmaintainedourdistancefromeachother.Weneverintermingledwithanyoftheothers.SuchwasthecallingoftheOldOnes.TheOldOneshavedecreedanewdirection...anewchangeandimprovementinsocialstructure.YouThukaandyouShathwillstarthereandnow...youshallmateandbringforthoffspringwhichshallleadallofPelovaforgenerationstocome.SuchisthedesireandthemandateoftheOldOnes.WiththatthebodyofSokavanishedintonothing.Itwasasifhehadneverbeenthere.ThukaandShathstaredatoneanotherforalongtime.ThenperthedesiresoftheOldOnestheydidastheywereinstructedandbeganthematingritual...KalasaidRyvaThisismostunacceptableThematingoftwodifferentvillagersiswithoutprecedenceandmostimportantlyforbiddenbytheOldOnes.TheyhavecommittedsacrilegeagainsttheOldOnesShathmustbepunishedThevillagerspresentnoddedandmadenoisesofagreement.ButthechiefelderKalastoodup.HewastallforaLorritebutthatinitselfmadehimaphysicalpresence...onewhichwastobeobeyed...andfeared.HecamedownslowlytowardThukaandShathbothofwhosehandswereboundbehindtheirbackswiththetoughbersoftheolyplant.WhatdothetwoofyouhavetosayKalademanded.Thisisaveryseriousaccusation.Iwouldhearwhatyouhavetosaybeforepronouncingsentenceuponyou.SpeakThukawhoseheadhadbeendowninshamelookedslowlyuptoKala.ItwasthevoiceoftheOldOneswhospoketous.Oohsandaahhsspilledfromthespectatorsintheaudience.RyvalookedatKala.TheyspeakblasphemytheHighPriestintoned.Thatisenoughforpunishment.OnlookersnoddedseveralmutteredthatRyvaspokethetruthandthatsentencinghadtobefullled.SilencecommandedKala.AsFirstElderitismyrighttohaveexplanationsmadebeforesentencing.ThesetwobespeakofhearingthevoiceoftheOldOnes.Iwouldknowwhoandhowthiswasdone.KalasaidRyvaonlytheHighPriestsspeakwiththeOldOnesTheylie41WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 Kalasmiled.Soyousay.BeforeIsentencethesetwotodeathIwouldhaveanexplanationforthismisdeed.Thukahasalwaysbeenloyaltohispeople.WhydidyouturnawayfromusWhydidyoudisobeythelawsThukaItwasKronathevoiceoftheOldOnes.Hespoketous...tolduswhattodo.YoualwayssaidthatwehadtoobeytheOldOnesKalasowedidwhatweweretold.Lies...allliesRyvasaidyoucannotdefendyoursinbyalieKronadoesnotexist.AndiftheOldOneswantedtospeakandchangethelawstheywouldspeakthroughtheirchosenHighPriestnotsomeworthlessnaringThecrowdbegantobuzzandpushasideasoneoftheguardscameracinginsidetowardKala.WhatmeaningisthisTointerrupttheseholyproceedingsisnotproperprotocol.Theyoungguardbowed.ForgivethisintrusionMostWisebutwehaveadelegationofPalaritesoutside...theydemandtoknowwhyweareholdingoneoftheirownagainstherwill.ThisisinsaneKalaobserved.WearetryingtwopeoplefordesecrationoftheOldOnesholygroundandviolationofourmatingrituallaws.SeveralPalaritesappearedsuddenlyinsidethedomedmeetingplace.WhatmeaningisthisTointrudeupontheseproceedingsisanoutrageItisalsoanoutragetoholdoneofourownagainstherwillsaidtherstofthePalarites.YouareinnopositiontomakedemandsRyvaadded.YouhaveintrudeduponoursacredproceedingsYouhavenorighttobehereIfLorritespersisttherstPalaritestatedsharplythenwewilldefendourpeopleWeweretoldyoubendyourownlawstoprotectyourownbutdenyoutsidersanysuchprotectionsSuchathingwillnotbetoleratedWeknowyoualltoowellKalasteppedforwardgravelyconcerned.WhatdoyoumeanyouweretoldToldwhatexactlyAndbywhomAsmileemanatedfromthefaceofthePalaritedelegationleader.YourownpersontheonewhomyouscornedandlefttodieintheresofColweilTheoneyouthoughtdeadValars.HeitwaswhocametoourvillageandtoldofyourtreacheryandofhowyouwouldmakewaruponthePalaritesallthewhileusingthis...thisKronaasapatheticexcusetostarthostilitiesbetweenourpeoplesTheangeronhisfacewasmostpronounced.Butbynowwiththesenewrevelationstheentireassemblywasmostconcerned.Whiletryingtounderstandwhatwashappeningscreamsandnoiseswereheardfromalloverdifferentpartsofthevillage.Therewasapitchedbattlegoingonwarhadbegun.ThereisnosuchpersonasValarsKalaexclaimed.ItisyouwhohasbeendeceivedIfsothePalariteleaderbeganthenitwillbeyouwhopaysthepriceThebattleinthevillageofLorrdidnottakethatlonginfactitwasoverinlessthanthirtyarcas.ThePalariteswereerceandcunningtheyhadtheelementofsurprise.Forsuchwasthewayoftheirpeoplenowandforeverinthefuture.Thebloodbaththatdaywasonlythebeginning...abeginningtowardanewanddifferentworld...onewhichwasruledbyfearandviolence...aworldtotallyunlikethepeacefulworldthathadpreviouslyexisted......Drifting...drifting...endlesslydrifting...Andhereonthissmallworldwherelifewasjustsettlingintosocialgroups...whattobe...whattobeAh...theverythingaund.Thesefour-leggedcreaturesweremuchadored.AndloAlocalresidentwasapproaching.Thetallfour-limbedhumanoidapproachedwithenthusiasmtowardthedaysopening...andtobeginthedaysharvest.Butnowthisindividualwastobemetbyanentirelydifferentmorning...onewhichwouldchangehisdevelopingworld...onewhichwouldforeverbedifferent...andhostile...ashewastoencounteraundbutnotjustanyundonewhichspeaksandhasamessageforhispeople......Drifting...drifting...Naktunreeledbackwardhealmoststumbledoverhisfallencomrade.Whydoyoudothishedemandedofhisattacker.HecouldnotunderstandwhatprovokedthisMillianintotakingthelifeofhisfriend.Whydoyouwantmedead42WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 HedodgedbackwardastheMillianwithinsanefuryraisedthethrawlandcutdowntowardNaktun.Naktunthenreeledbackfallingoverontohisback.Hecouldnotstophisfatenowherealized.SoheclosedhiseyesandprayedtotheGreatHollilforforgiveness.Hisprayerswereshort-livedhoweveralongborakredfromadistancefounditstargetandthattargetwasthefurrythickchestoftheenragedMillian.TheMilliansfacegrimacedwithareddishgrinbutthegrinfadedasTheMillianslifelessbodyfelltotheground.Naktungotup.Helookedinhorroratthedeadthinglyingbeforehimthenlookedtowardhiscomrade.Hebegantosobinside.WhathadprovokedthishostileandunwarrantedactionontheMillianspartNaktunandhispeoplewerefriendswiththem.Therewasnoreasonforthis.NaktunswondermentcametoanabruptendasTarathoneofthetriballeaderssteppeduptogreetNaktun.NaktunspunaroundtofaceTarathquickly.Why...whydidheattackusTarathwalkeduptoNaktunslowlyobservingthecarnage.ItisnotforustoquestionthewisdomofYolaowTarathtoldhim.Naktunwehadavisitation...avisitationfromtheGreatHollilhimself.HecalledhimselfYolaowandhebroughtdevastatingnewsthattheMilliansareplanningtoinvadePlanvirandtakeitforthemselves.Theeldershavemetanddiscussedtheissues.TheyhavedecidedthatweshallattackthehomeoftheMilliansinthenewdawnlight.Naktunshookhishead.ButsurelythiscannotbeThereissomemisunderstandinghereDonotquestionthewisdomofYolaowNaktunMerelyacceptthesefacts.NowletusreturntothevillageandpreparetoattacktheMillians.ThetwostrodeslowlyawayNaktunstillshakinghisheadwithdisbelief.AlthoughtheywerepreparedtoaccepttheinevitablebattlethefollowingmorningtheydidnotrealizeastheymadetheirwaybacktotheirhomethattheMilliansalreadyincensedoverreportsofanattackbeingplannedbyNaktunspeoplewerealreadyamassinginthedarkofnightsettingthemselvesuptocreateabloodbathsuchasallofPlanvirhadneverbeforewitnessed...butwouldbenothingcomparedtowhatthefuturewouldwitness......Drifting...drifting......Andonthistinylittleworld...agarden-likeparadiseahsobeautifulWhataplacetobehold.Andtoseethenumerouslifeformsteemingwithloveandjoy...andthecreatureapproachinginhisdirection.Itwasafemalenakedwalkingslowlyenjoyingallthattherewastosee...takinginthemoment...relishingtheday.But...whattobecomeWhatguiseshouldheassumeAh...heknewAshewatchedfromhishiddenperchinthetreethefemaleapproached...sonaively...sofearless.Butthatwouldsuddenlychange.Asshenearedthetreeshedidnotseehimtransformintotheslitherylargeserpentspittingouthisforkedtongue...bidinghistime...watching....waitingforthemomentthewomanwouldcometothetree...andtohim.ToseemoreonTheSleeperoranyofGarysotherbookscheckhimoutatww.garypdemarco.comBroughttoyoubyLLCRocketScienceProductions.com43WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 SoablondearedheadandabrunnettedieandattheGatesofHeavenSt.PetersaidIfyouwanttogettoheavenyouhavetopassthe100stepsofjokeswithoutlaughing.Sotheredheadgetstothe24thstepandlaughssoshegoestohell.Thebrunnettegetstothe66thstepandlaughsandgoestohell.Sotheblondegetstothe99thstepandlaughs.St.PeterthensaysThiswastheworstjokeandyouweresoclosewhydidyoulaughAndtheblondesaysIjustgotthefirstjoke_________________________________________________________________Ifoundmysonandhisgirlfriendnakedinhisroom.Sex-edissoadvancednowtheyalsogivehomework_________________________________________________________________AmanwalksintoajazzbarinCaribbeanandordersapinacolada.Hetakeshisfirstsipandsetsitdown.Whileheislookingaroundthebarahotwomangrabsthedrinkpoursitonhisheadandstabshimwiththelittleumbrella.ThemanasksthebarmanWhosethatwomanThebarmanrepliesShesthepianoplayersgirlfriend.ThemanwalksovertothepianoplayerandsaysDoyouknowyourgirlfriendpouredadrinkonmeandstabbedmeinthebackThepianistrepliesNobutifyouhumitIllplayit._________________________________________________________________KnockKnockWhosthereAssholeAssholewhoOpenthedoorandfindoutAsshole_________________________________________________________________Ablondewomaniswalkingdownthestreetwithherblouseopen.AcopisapproachingfromaboutablockawaythinkingBoymyeyesmustbegoingitlookslikethatwomansrightbreastishangingout.Ashegetscloseritbecomesapparentthatherbreastishangingout.WhenhegetsfacetofacewithherhesaysMaamareyouawareIcouldciteyouforindecentexposureShesaysWhyofficerWellyourbreastishangingout.ShelooksdownandsaysOMIGODIleftthebabyonthebus44WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 Youvejustputthefnishingtouchesonyourbook...fctionnon-fctionorchildrensbookandnowyouwanttobepublished.AtRocketScienceProductionswellpersonallyhelpyouthroughthemaze...givingyourworktheattentionitdeservesandgivingyouullcontrolothepublishingprocessandprofts.ToarrangeforaFREEpersonalconsultationemailusatbepublishedrocketscienceproductions.comLLC45WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 ThisFLiPpagebroughttoyouby. 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QIusetanningbedseverydaytogetmysummerglowbutmyfolksarealwaysonmycaseaboutit.WhatswrongwithalittletanningAWellifyouareusingtanningbedseverydaythenthatismorethenjustalittle.Youmaybesurprisedtohearthattanningoutsideintheregularsunismuchhealthierforyouthanusingtanningbeds.Tanningbedscangiveyourskin12timestheUVexposureversusthesun.Intheshorttermthatmaynotmeanmuchtoyoubutbetweentheincreasedskincancerchancesandprematureskinagingitissomethingimportanttoconsider.AndifthatdoesntdoitjustrememberthatsuntanningisFREEunliketanningsalons.Likeanythinginlifetanningisallaboutmoderation.Ifyoustillmusttantrycuttingbackthedaysyoutanideallytojustafewtimesamonthandfornomorethen30-40minutestotal.TakeprecautionstoprotectyourskinwithaminimumofSPF15whentanningandyoucanstillgetyoursummerglowwithouthurtingyourhealthoryourwallet.QHowsoonistoosoontohavesexwithanewboyfriendAAllrelationshipsaredifferentandIdontthinkanyonebutthetwoofyoucanputatimetableonyourcomfortlevels.Besuretolistentoyourownfeelingsaswellashis.Youmayfallveryquicklyandwanttomoveforwardwiththerelationshiprightawayoryoumaybemorecautiousandtakeseveralmonthstobecomfortablebeingintimate.Havinganhonestdiscussionwithyournewboyfriendisalwaysthebestbet.QHelpMyboyfriendandIareconstantlyghtingonhowtosplithouseholdbills.Wejuststartedlivingtogetherandthishasbecomearealsoresubject.WhatisthebestwaytosplitlivingexpensesATherearemanydifferentwayspeoplesplitlivingexpensesanditiswhatworksbestforthecouplereally.Herearethemostpopularbillsplittingmethods.Talkwithyourboyfriendaboutwhichwillworkbestforthetwoofyou.1The5050split.Asimpleconcept.Therearetwoofyousoyoujustspliteverythingrightdownthemiddle5050.Itseemslogicalbutcanbeconsideredunfairifoneofthepartnersismakingsignicantlylessmoneythantheother.2Thepercentagesplit.Thismethodtakestheindividualssalaryintoaccount.Letssayonepersonearns60Kayearandtheotherearns40Kayear.Inthatexamplethepersonearn-ing60Kwouldassume60ofthebillwhilethepersonearning40Kwouldassume40.3Keepingitseparate.Alotofcouplesespecial-lybeforetheyaremarriedkeepbillscompletelyseparatewhenpossible.Theypayfortheirownfoodorentertainmentorhobbieswhenevertheygooutasacouple.Thingslikerentandutilitiesusuallygeta5050splitwiththismethodaseachindividualisbasicallyresponsibleforthemselves.4Onepersonpaysall.Thismethodhasgoneoutoffashionabitbutisstillusedwhenonepersondoesnthaveanyincome.Whetherthebreadwinnerisyouoryourboyfriendthatonepersonpays100ofthebills.Thatdoesntmeanthenon-earningpartnershouldnotstayinvolvedinmoneymanagementthough.Alwaysbeactivewithyourmoney.QAWewouldlovetohearfromyouSendyourreaderquestionsandcommentstoeditorfipmagazine.netandyoucoucouldbeinournextissue30WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 46SERVINGSINGREDIENTS500g1lbofchickenyoucansubstutethiswithyourchoiceofproteindiced750g313cupsofcookedriceItisbesttouseleoverriceasitsdrier4eggs1onionchopped2clovesofgarlicchopped130g5ozcorn70g2.5ozgreenpeas70g2.5ozedamamebeans12shrimp3tablespoonsoliveoil4tablespoonssoysaucePepperDIRECTIONSDefrosttheshrimpandveggies.Cutchickenorchoiceofmeatintosmallerpieces.Choptheonionandgarlic.Onceshrimparedefrostedremovethetailsandcuteachshrimpinhalf.Inafryingpanpour1tablespoonofoliveoilandheatupthepan.Oncethepanishotaddthechoppedonionandgarlic.Srunlsoenedthenremovegarlicandonionfromthepan.Setthemaside.Cracktheeggsandaddthemintothefryingpan.Scrambletheeggsforabout2minutesthenremovefromthepan.Settheeggsaside.Addonionschickenandshrimpintothepan.Connuesrringforabout3-5minutesorunlchickenandshrimparecooked.Tosstheveggiesintothefryingpanandsroccasionally.Add2tablespoonsofsoysauceandpepper.Srforabout2minutesthenremoveeverythingfromthepan.Add2tablespoonsofoliveoilandheatupthepanunltheoilisniceandhot.Addriceandsrforabout3-5minutesorunltheyareabitcrispy.Addscrambledeggsand2tablespoonsofsoysauceinwiththericeandmixwellMixthechickenshrimpandveggiesbackinthepanasmallporonatamesoyoucanmixthemwellwiththefriedrice.Addaddionalseasoningifneeded.-EnjoyBobLaiRecipebyAyoeandBobLaifromtheircookbookThreeMoreBitesPresentsCozyCookingwww.threemorebites.com29WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 Growingupmymommademanydierentstylesoffriedrice.Theneatthingaboutfriedriceisthatitisveryexiblebecauseyoucanadapttherecipedependingonwhatyouhaveinthefridge.Simplyputthisistheperfectrecipeforsomeonelivingbyhimselfherself.Icertainlyusedthisrecipemanymeswhilestudyinginuniversityandasabachelor.EvenaerImetmywifeAyoeImadethisdishseveralmeswhenshewasoverfordinner.ThisdishwonmeherheartSINGLES-FRIENDLYFRIEDRICE28WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 Itsabalanceofboththoseworldsintenseworkoutsessionsmixedwithgravemindcontrol.Itcombinescardiowithbodytoningandworksyourcoremusclessoyougetallkindsofphysicaltraininginone.Andletsfaceit-punchingsomethingisjustmorefunandissuretorelievephysicalstress.Nowgrantedkickboxingisagreatworkout.Andthebenetsareplenty.Butformeitsalsoacrucialtool.AtoolIfeeleverywomanshouldpossess.Itdoesntweighathingandyounevereverforgettocarryitwithyou.Usingkickboxingasself-defenseisthemostpowerfulweaponanywomancanown.OfcourseletsallcollectivelypraythatwenevereverhavetoactuallyuseitbutsimplyknowingthatyouhavethepowerandstrengthtotakedownanattackerwithafewsimplekicksandpunchesisvitalThisisnotaformofexercisetopromoteghtingofcourseonceyourattackerisonthegrounditshardlyaght.Itsmoretoprotectyouandallowyoutofeelacertainsenseofsafety.Studyingkickboxingwillteachyouhowtostandandmovesothatyoucanbeonyourguardandreactquicklyinanattacksituation.Theclassescanhelpyoulearntomaintainyourpoiseandbalanceevenwhileyourebeingattackedsothatyoucanghtbackmoreeffectively.Itcanalsoteachyouhowtokickandpunchtoprotectyourselfandfendoffanaggressor.Youlllearntheproperpositioninwhichtoholdyourhandsduringaghtandyoulllearnhowtoblockyourattackersmovesiftheytrytopunchkickorgrabyou.AndmostimportantofallitwillmakeyoufeelincredibleEverywomanisaclosetedbadass.Andkickboxingwillhelpyoucomeoutanddisplayitwithpride_____________________________________DevashreeShivadekarisaLosAngelesbasedscreenwriteroriginallyfromMumbaiIndia.ShecompletedherBachelorofArtsdegreeinEconomicsfromtheUniversityofMumbaibeforeyingtoNewYorktopursueandsuccessfullycompleteherMasterofFineArtsdegreeinScreenwritingfromtheNewYorkFilmAcademy.DevashreehasbeenwritinglmsinLosAngelesforthelasttwoyears.CurrentlysheresidesinLosAngelesandisworkingontwotelevisionpilotstwofeaturescreenplaysandvariousarticleslikethisoneaboutherfavoriteworkoutroutinekickboxing.27WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 KickandPunchyourWaytoHealthandHappinessKickboxingisagreatwaytoworkoutandhasanaddedbonusoflearningself-defenseBYDEVASHREESHIVAKEDARAyearagoifsomeonewouldhaveaskedmetoindulgeinaJapaneseformofmartialartsthatreliesheavilyonkickingandpunchingIwouldhaverolledmyeyesandwalkedaway.SomethinglikeIhavenostaminaforthatorImnottenoughtosustainanentireclassofthatormypersonalfavoriteImscaredwouldhavebeenmyresponse.Therealityofenteringmyrstkickboxingclasswasntfarfromthat.YesIbarelyhadthestaminaandwasntnearlyastasIcouldhavebeennottomentionthatIwasscaredtodeathbutitwastrulyoneofthebesthoursofmyentirelifeIquicklylearnedthatkickboxingismuchmorethanjustkickingandboxing.Itisanartafterall.Anditisequallyamentalexercisejustasitisphysical.Itsnotlikerunningmindlesslyonatreadmillordoingthedownwardfacingdoginaroomlledwithcandlesandmeditativemusic.26WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 GetfamiliarwithyourlocalfarmersandmarketsBuyinglocallyeliminatesthecostofshippingandisagoodwaytogetcheapergoodsaswellassupportfarmersinyourcommunity.JoiningaCSACommunitysupportedagricultureallowsyoutogetfreshproduceinlargeamounts.YoucanndinformationaboutfarmersmarketsandCSAsinyourareaatlocalharvest.org.ForageandgrowyourownWhenweareaccustomedtogettingourvegetablesandherbsonstoreshelvesitiseasytoforgetthatthemostaccessiblesourceofproduceisMotherNatureherself.InaninterviewonNPRSamuelThayerauthorofNaturesGardenAGuidetoIdentifyingHarvestingandPreparingEdibleWildPlantsobservedthatMostpeopleonlyeatafewdifferentvegetablesoverthecourseoftheyear.Butanyplaceyoulivetheresprobably75differentwildvegetablesyoucanaddtoyourdiet.Youcanlookforplantsgrowinginparksabandonedlotsorwoodedareas.Someofnaturesmostnutrient-packedplantscanbefoundinabundanceindistressedenvironments.Thisisnatureswayofprovidingforherchildreninareasmostinneedofnourishment.Andwhatyoucantndyoucanalwaysgrowyourself.Somegoodsourcesforurbangardeningincludecreativegreenliving.comandurbanorganicgardener.com.SticktotheperimeterofthegrocerystoreMakethemostofthemoneyyouspendbyavoidingpackagedandprocessedfoodsfoundinthemiddleaisles.Oftenthemostexpensivefoodsinthestoretheseusuallyhavethelowestnutritionalvalueandcomepackedwithnon-benecialingredients.OptimizenutritionBuyfoodswiththehighestnutritionalcontentandkeepmealssimpletoreapthebenetsofwhatyoueat.SeetheEnvironmentalWorkingGroupsGoodFoodGuideatewg.orggoodfoodforacomprehensivebreakdownofaffordablefoodswiththehighestnutritionalvalue.TheBodyEcologyDietbyDonnaGatesrecommendsllingyourplatewith80vegetablesand20eitherstarchproteinorcarbohydrateinordertoworkwithyourbodysnaturalchemistrytoabsorbthemostnutrientsfromyourfood.Whenyoulearntopreparefoodinawaythatworkswithyourbodyratherthanagainstityoumayndyouhavelessdesiretoeatoutbecauseofhowthemorecomplexfoodsmakeyoufeel.Youmayevendiscoverthatyounolongercravethatexpensivemid-afternoonlattesincethefoodyoueatwillnaturallygiveyoutheenergyyouneed.KnowwhattobuyorganicSomefoodsareimportanttobuyorganicwhileothersareOKtogetgeneric.Sinceorganicproducetendstobemoreexpensiveithelpstoeducateyourselfonwhichiswhich.ForacomprehensivelistoftheDirtyDozenthefruitsandvegetablesmostlikelytohavebeenexposedtoharmfulpesticidesvisittheEnvironmentalWorkingGroupswebsiteororganic.org.BuyinbulkManylocalco-opsandhealthfoodstoreshavebulkcontainerswhereyoucanndnon-perishableitemslikegrainsbeansnutsanddriedfruitinlargeamountsforless.Besuretocheckunitpricesandstockuponextraswhentheyreonsale.ShoppingclubslikeSamsClubandCostcoareagoodoptionforbuyingessentialslikefrozenfoodsshandcookingoilsatlowercosts.DrinkmorewaterAccordingtoallaboutwater.orgweoftenmistakeourthirstforhungersoagoodwaytocutdownonfoodcostsistoreachforaglassofwaterinsteadofsnacks.Rememberthoughthatifyoudontltertoxinsandchemicalsoutofyourwaterthenyourbodywillhavetodoit.Ratherthanbuyingexpensivebottledwaterorreusableltersyoucandrawfreshwaterfromnaturalspringswhichcanalsobeagoodsourceofminerals.Findanaturalspringnearyouatndaspring.org.DiscoverthepoweroffermentedfoodsCulturedvegetablesareapowerfulsourceofnutritionandeasytomakeinlargeamounts.Ifunpasteurizedandfreeofaddedsaltfermentedfoodsprovideanumberofhealthbenetslikeghtingyeastandunhealthypathogenswhilereplenishingbenecialmicrooratore-balanceyourbodysecosystemTheBodyEcologyDiet.Culturedveggiescanoftenbefoundinhealth-foodstoresandtheinternetisfullofresourcesonhowtoprepareyourown.TolearnmorereadTheArtofFermentationbySandorKatz.Thetipsinthisarticlecanhelpyoulowercostsandeatrightbutyouhavetobewillingtohelpyourselfbytakingtheinitiativetoplanaheadandfollowthrough.Ifallofthisfeelsoverwhelmingtryinitiatingonenewstepeachmonthandbeforetenmonthshaspassedyoullbeenjoyingbetterhealthalongwithbetternancesandwonderinghowyouevermanagedbefore________________________________________________HannahM.BorababylivesinAshevilleNorthCarolina.ThereamongthemistymountainssheworksinchilddevelopmentstudiesyogaandnutritionhelpsfacilitateaholistichealinggroupcalledStoryMedicineandishardatworkonherrstnovel.Hannahdrawsherinspirationfromvariousschoolsofmindfulnesspracticeintegrativehealthandalternativeliving.Shehailsfromalonglineofhealersandfeelsgratefultobecarryingonthetradition.25WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 BYHANNAHM.BORABABYItssimpleenoughtorecognizethatputtinghealthyfoodsinourbodiesisoneoftherststepstolivingconsciously.Itisnotalwaysassimpletoactuallytakethatstephoweversinceinrealityeatinghealthfullycanbedifcultwhenlivingonabudget.Whenyouboilitdownnutritionandnancesarecloselyrelatedinthattheyarebothamatterofhavingourbasicneedsmet.Ifwedonotreceivethenutrientsourbodiesrequireourcomplexinnersystemscanbethrownoffbalance.Sinceeatingrightandbuyinggroceriesfromhealth-foodstoresthatprovideavarietyofoptionscanraisefoodcostsconsiderablymostpeoplearemalnourishedanddecientinimportantvitaminsandminerals.Thereforemostofourbodiesoperateinaperpetualstateofshockwhichwemayexperienceasanxietyfatigueorillness.Whenthebodyispreoccupiedwithhavingitsbasicneedsfullleditisimpossibleforustomeetourfullpotential.ButhowcanwemeetourbodiesneedswhenournancialneedsarenotbeingmetWhatfollowsaretenusefultipsfordiminishingthecostofndingpropernourishment.Theultimateaimofthisarticleisnotonlytohelpreadersimprovetheirarsenalofhealthylivingtoolsbutalsotoraiseawarenessthatdespitecommonfearsourneedsareindeedbeingmet.ItissimplyamatterofknowinghowtoutilizetheresourcesaroundusCookathomePreparingmealsyourselfratherthanorderingtake-outorgoingtoarestaurantisaneasywaytosavemoney.Ifyourscheduledoesntpermityoutocookeverydayyoucanprepareafewsimplemealsaweekandfreezetheleftoverstoenjoylater.PlanmealsandwriteshoppinglistsaheadoftimePlantousecommoningredientsinmultiplerecipesinordertocutdownonwaste.Takethetimetolookfordealsandsalesatlocalstoresviacirculationsoronline.ManysupermarketsofferAppsandtextalertsaboutspecialdealssodontforgettoaskyourcashierEatingRightWhenMoneysTight10TipsonHowtoEatHealthfullyonaBudgetphotobyMaureenSimonOFIFOTOOneFootinFrontOfTheOther24WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 RodriguezbecameaMetaHealthProfessionalafterthetragiclossofhismotherin2005fromcancer.Thoughtscanhaveasignicantaffectonhowpeoplefeelandtherateinwhichtheyhealorrecover.Ifsomeonethinkstheycannotdosomethingmostlikelytheywillneverdoit.Butifsomeonereprogramstheirmindtomakeitbelievetheycandoitthentheywilldoit.Whenthepeoplewehelpdiscoverhowrepressedfeelingsandemotionsofallkindsiswhatisdrivingtheirtroubletheytendtoresist.WhyBecausethatiswherethemostheroicbattleofallisfoughtthebattlefoughtwithin.MindoverbodyandsoulovermindisourmottosaysRodriguez.TheZerotoHeroTVtrainersalsoembracetheEasternmedicineapproach.Webelievethatwehealandnourishourselvesthroughwhatweputinourbody.Likeanicecaryouwouldntputcheapanddirtyoilandgasinitifyouwantittobeatmaxperformance.Ourbodiesarethesameandifwehavecravingsthenwearelackingnutrients.Sowebelieveinhavingadietofmostlyplants.IfitdoesntgrowthenyoushouldnteatitRaulRodriguezandJorieMcDonaldsfuturelong-termgoalismakingaplatformwheretheycaneducateothersaboutsuspensiontraininglikeTRXthroughentertainment.TheaimoftheirupcomingshowZerotoHeroTVistomaketheiruniquesystemofwellnessavailabletoeveryonebysharingitinallforums.WearesoexcitedaboutourtnessprogramR30andourplatformZerotoHeroTVwhereweshareandshowpeoplewhatwehavelearned.WelookforwardtohelpingothersreachgoalsmilestonesandtobeapartoftheirjourneytowardswellnesssaysMcDonald.WewishRaulandJorieallthebestintheirbeautifuljourneyofchanginglivesfromtheinsideout.Ifyouwouldliketoknowmoreaboutthemcontactthematzerotoherotv.comandfollowtheirfacebookfanpageZeroToHeroTV._________________________________________________WithadegreeincommunicationsabackgroundinpsychologyandaninspirationalbookalreadypublishedAnjezaAngieGegaassuresusthatthecoretomakingadifferenceinpeopleslifeismotivationandinspiration.Followingandsharingthecurrentwell-beingandhealthtrendshasallowedhertodojustthat.TokeepupwithauthorAnjezaAngieGegacheckoutherwebsiteatwww.angiegega.com23WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 BYANJEZAANGIEGEGAWesatdownwithZerotoHeroTVpersonaltrainersRaulRodriguezameta-healthprofessionalandJorieMcDonaldafashionandbeautycoachtolearnaboutTRXandhowitcanhelpyouinyourstrengthtraininggoals.TRXisacoretrainingtechniquebasedonsuspensiontraining.UsingjusttwohangingstrapsTRXisanefcientwaytobuildmusclewhilecombiningcardiowithstrengthtraining.Suspensiontrainingreferstoanapproachofstrengthtrainingthatusesasystemofropesandwebbingcalledasuspensiontrainertoallowtheusertoworkagainsttheirownbodyweight.ThoughmanyfollowersoptfortheTRXbrandsuspensiontraineryoucanalsocreateyourownversionusingropesandPVCpiping.Agreatbenetofsuspensiontrainingisthelengtheningofthespinalcord.ManyTRXadherentsboastofincreasedheightandstature.Thespinalchordneedstobeseparatedfromthemuscles.Whenyoulengthenasyoustrengthenyouliterallygettallerbyseparatingsofttissuemusclefromhardtissuebone.Oftenphysicalexercisestressandbodypostureunitethespinalchordandmusclewhichcreatescrampingandstiffness.LengtheningthespinalchordaccordinglycreatesthegrowthresultexplainsRodriguez.With21yearsofprofessionalexperienceasacoachandathleteRaulRodriguezexplainswhysuspensiontrainingworks.Workingwithprofessionalathleteswhoarealreadyinincredibleshapewetendtosticktowhatworksbasedonthelatestcuttingedgescience.Weincorporatedsuspensiontrainingintooursystembecauseittookourathletestoanotherlevelbyallowingthemtolengthenastheystrengthentheircoreinamoredynamicfashion.Corecreatespowerbutrangeofmotionallowsittooccur.ThinkYogaandPilatesonsteroidsThisiswhywehaveincorporatedsuspensiontrainingintooursystemofexercisewecallRodrigueSizewhichessentiallymeanstocustomizeonestrainingusingourparametersandguidelinesforsafeandeffectiveexercise.WhatisRodrigueSizeyoumightaskRordrigueSizeorR30oursystemofwellnessisaboutpolarityintegrationandcongruence.Ifyouwantyourhealthandtnessprogramtoworkforyouyouhavetocustomizeit.Oursystemcombinestheessentialelementsforphysicalandmentaltnesslikecardiocoreresistancestretchingandmeditation.Weincorporatethemindbecausedietandexercisearenotsustainableunlessbehaviorisunderstoodwithinthecontextofonesvalues.Youmustclearlyunderstandyourhierarchyofvaluesforweightlosstnessorwellnesstobesustainable.RodrigueSizealsoincludesafashionconsultationwithstyleexpertJorieMcDonaldtocompletethetransformation.McDonaldexplainsRaulworkswithnutritionandthemindbodyaspectwhileIhelppeoplewithfashionandbeauty.TogetherweteachoursystemR30whichisthetnesspartofwhatwedo.Soitsthecompletepackage.Ibelievethatwhenyoustarttakingcareoftheinsideanddotheworkyouwanttocomplementthatworkbyshowingittotheworldontheoutsidetoo.Ourvaluescanofferinsightandbegintohelpclientseffortlesslyresolvetheircrisisofcondenceorthediseaseprocessoftheirbody.Mostviewfoodasthemostimportantfactoringettingorstayinghealthy.Eventhelessnutritionallyawarehavebeguntounderstandtheimportanceofeatingcleanandexercise.Directexperienceandnowsciencehasconrmedthatourthoughtsplaythegreatestroleinourabilitytoghtdiseaseandreachpeakperformance.saysRodriguez.SuspensionTrainingwithTRXandmore22WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 Essential8SilkScarfGreattoprotectyourskinfromthesunyourhairfromhumidityandyourshouldersfromanighttimechill.OneofthemostversatileobjectsinyourbagEssential9TheWeekenderBagYoullwanttofndabagbigenoughtopackyourweekendessentialsbutsmallenoughthatitcantransitionintoadaytimepurse.Packasmallerbagsuchasawristletorclutchforeveningevents.Essential10EntertainmentIfyoureanythinglikemeallyoullneedisyourphonecameraandyoureoutthedoor.Ipreferspendingmyweekendexploringanddocumentingmytravels.Howeverifexploringisnotyourthingmakesureyoubringyourlatestbookmusicormagazineswithyou.Thiswillbetheperfecttimetocatchuponthosepleasureitemsyouvebeenputtingoff.Iwontjudgeyouifoneofthosehasthenumber50orthewordshadesinit.WhateveryoudecidetobringmakealistPackingusuallybringsoutmyinnertreasurehunterfndingitemsthatIhaventworninagesandimmediatelythinkIshouldstartutilizing.Decidewhatyouwillbringaheadoftimetoavoidimpulsepacking.TrustmeunlessyourplanningaweekendinpouringLondonyouwontbeneedingthoseChanelrainbootsyouveneverworn.IfyouarethencheeriomateBonvoyage_________________________________________________AlexandraKayWilliamsisalifestylejournalistfromsunnyCaliforniawholovesfashionbeautyandfood.Alwaysonthemoveshetravelsforbusinesspleasureandgoodwine.TokeepupwithAlexandraslatesttravelsandworkvisitherwebsitewww.alexandrakaywilliams.com.21WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 BYALEXANDRAKAYWILLIAMSRememberthedayswhenwehadthreemonthsoffforsummervacationWellIcantgiveyou90daysofsummerbutIcantellyouwhattopackforaweekendsummergetaway.Everyoneneedsatleastoneweekendtopushtheresetbutton.AllyouneedtoworryaboutishowmuchfunandrelaxationyoucanpackintoafewdaysandIllhappilyguideyouthroughtherestEssential1SwimwearCover-upDependingonwhereyoutravelthismaybetheonlythingyouneed.Thebestplacesareclothingoptional.Essential2TintedMoisturizerwithSPFWhenyoureonlygoingawayforaweekenditsbestifyoucanfndoneproductthatdoesmultiplejobs.Lookforamoisturizerthatalsoactsasafoundationandsunscreen.Youllalsowanttominimizeyourmakeupapplicationprocess.Rememberthatthelongeryouspendonyourmakeupthelesstimeyoullbespendingoutsidethehotelroom.Themostyoullprobablyneedisabasemascaraandgoodmoisturizinglipstick.Essential3NoCreaseHairTiesWhenitstartsgettinghotinthedaythelastthingyouwantistoruinyourhaironahotstickyneck.Thesearegreattopullyourhairupduringthedayandpulloutforeveningglam.NoharmnofoulQuicktipIfyoureoneofthosepeoplethatneedtowashyourhaireverydaytrypickingupatravelsizedbottleofdryshampoo.Saygoodbyetohavingtopackexcesshairproductsandstylingtools.Essential4DenimShortsYoucantgowrongwithdenimItgoeswitheverythingandsuppliescomfortwithstylefordaytimeexploring.Tryapairofcutoffshortsorshortoverallsforthisseason.Youcanpaireitherwithacottontanktopsheerblouseorsimplythatbandeaubikinitopyouvebeendyingtowear.QuicktipPacktopsthatwontwrinkleEssential5SunscreenBugspraySunburnsandbugbitesarenotsexy.KnowwhereyouregoingandprotectyourskinEssential6SandalsFindapairofsandalsthatarecasualenoughfordaytimewearbutglamorousenoughtosliponforanightout.IrecommendsomethingwithjewelsormetallicsEssential7SundressAsopposedtoyourcover-upyoullwanttofndalongerdressthatcantransitionfromdaytonight.Maxidressesareagreatoptionastheycanslipoveranyswimsuitbutlookniceenoughtowearout.Addasilkscarforsweaterandyoullbereadyfordinner.TRAVELINSTYLEWhatToPackForAWeekendGetaway20WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 4.Holdthecurlinyourhandforaseconduntilitcoolsdown.5.Continuedoingthistotherestofyourhairworkingyourwayuptothetopofyourscalp.6.Onceyouarefnishedcurlingsmoothoutthecurlsgentlyusingyourhand.7.Sprayseasalthairsprayallovertoaddtexture.Nowyouarereadytohitthetowndayornightwithafreshbeachylook1.Afteryouwashyourhairifitsnaturallywavyletitairdrywithsomeserumandseasaltspray.Ifyourhairisnotnaturallywavyblowdryitandsectionitoffstartingatthebottomnearthenapeoftheneck.Thiswillmakeiteasiertostyle.2.Onceyourhairisdryputitintosectionsatthebottomnearthenapeofyourneck.3.Takeyourcurlingironandapieceofhairandtwistitasyouwrapitaroundtheiron.NoteIfyouarenotusingacurlingwandmakesureyoudonotusetheclampasitwillinterferewiththestyle.19WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 WealllovethecarefreefreshlybeachtousledhairstylebuthowcanyouachieveitiftheoceanismilesawayMakeupArtistandHairstylistAngelaLaRosebreaksitdownforusinthisstep-by-stephairtutorial.YoullNeed-Seasalttexturespray-Curlingironwand-Softeningserum-RatTailComb-HairSpray-BlowDryeroptional-BobbyPinsTUTORIALTIMEHOWTOGETBEACHWAVEHAIRByMakeupArtistandHairstylistAngelaLaRoseModelAlexisNicholsPhotographybyHarveyBranmanwww.harveybranman.com18WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 foryoutoclosethatbigdeal.Apowercolorisabettertfortimeswhenyouarepickingupthecheckfromaclient.MoreoverhowdoyouknowwhatcolorsareyourpowercolororyourtrustcolorUnderstandingwhatcolorsworkbestinwhichsituationsisattheheartofwhatMyBeautylosophyisallabout.InthisarticleIwillreviewthekeystounderstandingyourCoreEssenceColors.ThefourCoreEssenceColorsthateveryonemustknoware1.LoveColorAttractsloveappreciationandgoodness.2.PowerColor-Yourpowercolorexudescondencepresenceprestige.3.TrustColorExudestrustloyaltyanddependability.4.SexAppealColor-Attractsnewrelationships.DeningthefourCoreEssenceColorsthatresonateforyouwitheachindividualisnotaonesizetsallexercise.GettingthebestresultsisachievedthroughanindepthconsultationhoweverbelowIwillreviewsomekeyelementsforunderstandingwhatyourCoreEssenceColorscouldbe.1.LoveColorAnytimeyouarefeelingunappreciatedunlovedorwouldlovetoexperiencemoreloveappreciationwearyourLoveColor.Aclientofminewassinglehoweverdeterminedtomeettheloveofherlife.Aswetriedonclothesthecolormagentawasoozingloveoutofherpoxres.Herassignmentforthatweekwastowearthecolormagentaandjournalforaweek.Shepurchasedandworehernewmagentadressoutofthestore.Beforeshecouldreachhercarshehadthreehandsomeandeligiblebachelorsapproachher.ShealsochangedheronlinedatingprolepicturetoaphotoofhersportingherLoveColor.Byournextmeetingshehadalreadygoneoutonseveralamazingdates.TodetermineyourLoveColortryonseveralcolorsthatyouloveandtakepicturesinthem.Requestfeedbackfromfamilyfriendsco-workerswithoutrevealingthatyouarediscoveringyourLoveColor.Inadditioncheckinwithyourexperienceofyourselfwhenwearingthiscolor.DoyoufeelgenerousappreciativelovingtoyourselfandpeoplearoundyouTrythisonandfeelthelove2.PowerColor-Yourpowercolorexudescondencepresenceprestige.Itisthecoloryouwearwhenyouhavejustachievedsomethinggreati.e.justclosedonadealpickingupthecheckforthedealyoujustclosedyourrstdayofanewjob.WhenwearingthiscoloryouwillhavetheexperienceofbeingontopoftheworldhavinganEmpirestateofmind.Youalsoattractnewwonderfulopportunitiestoyou.WhendiscoveringyourPowerColorcheckinwithyourselftoseewhatyouandothersaroundyouareexperiencing.IftheansweriscondenceandswagyouareontherighttracktodiscoveringyourPowerColor3.TrustColorYourtrustcolorissimpleitisthecolorofyoureyes.Wheninterviewingforanewjobornegotiatingabigdealitisabsolutelyvitaltowearyourtrustcolor.ItisnotnecessarytohaveyourentireouttwithyourTrustColorhoweveritisvitaltohaveitrepresentedboldlyinyouroutt.Forinstanceyoucanuseaccessoriessuchasscarvesshoesahandbagorablouseunderneathablazer.Whenwearingyourtrustcoloryouwillfeelgroundedandexperienceasenseofpeace.4.SexAppealColor-YourSexAppealColorshouldleaveyouandothersaroundyouwiththeexperienceofva-vavoomWearyourSexAppealColorwhenyouwanttoattractanewmateyouareinacurrentrelationshipthathasgonealittledullandyouwanttospiceituporyoujustwanttofeelsexyforyourself.Pleaserefrainfromwearingblack.Ifyoucantghttheurgespiceitupbywearingapopofcoloronyourlipsandhaveyouraccessoriescomplimentthecolorofyourlips.ThisisjustatasteofhowtheMyBeautylosophywayoflivingcanenhanceaccelerateandspiceupyourlife.IfyouareinterestedinhavinganindepthconsultationondiscoveringyourCoreColorsthatpropelyourbeautyandsuccessemailmeatlenamybeautylosophy.com.YoucanalsofollowMyBeautylosophymybeautylosophyonTwitterFacebookandInstagram.____________________________________________LenaDAmourisanentrepreneuractressandfounderofLenaDAmourImageDesign.BornandraisedinLongIslandNYLenastudiedInternationalBusinessMarketingandPRatFairleighDickinsonUniversityandtheFashionInstituteofTechnologyF.I.T.In2000theopportunitytodemonstratehergiftofimagedesignbeganatWilhelminaModelswheresheheldtheroleofNewTalentImageDesignerfortheMusicMarketingDept.InthisroleasaNewTalentImageDesignersheworkedwithupandcomingartistssuchasBrandyDestinysChildToriAmosandDariusRucker.Lenasworkplayedasignifcantrolehelpingthemreinventtheirimagetoappealtoalargeraudienceandalargeradvertisingdemographic.UtilizingherextensivepersonaldevelopmentandlifecoachingexperiencesLenacreatedaholisticapproachtoimagedesignwhichisthecoreessenceofwhosheisandwhatshedoestoday.SheensuresthatherclientsarelookingandfeelinggreatinsideandoutattractingtheopportunitiestheydesireanddeserveatLenaDAmourImageDesign.17WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 BYIMAGEDESIGNERLENADAMOURMYBEAUTYLOSOPHYInnerandouterbeautyareliketheyinandyangonecannotexistwithouttheotherandtheymustbebalancedtoexpressthebestofyourself.DoyouknowwhatcolormakesyouresonatewithpowerHowaboutthecolorthataccentuatesyoursexappealDiscoveringandunderstandingthecolorsthataccentuateyourcoreessencei.e.yourtruepersonacanmeanthedifferencebetweenaccomplishingyourgoalsornot.OneoftheessentialpillarswithintheMyBeautylosophyparadigmforsuccessisknowinghowtoselectthecolorsthatalignwithyourcoreessenceandatthesametimeforwardyourlifegoals.WhatdoyouwanttoattractinlifeIsitloveIsitadventureHowaboutprosperityDidyouknowthatyourCoreEssenceColorscouldattractorrepelwhatyoudesireinlifeOneofthecriticaltoolsIsharewithmyclientswithintheMyBeautylosophywayoflivingishelpingthemtondtheirCoreEssenceColors.Thecolorsyouwearsayalotaboutwhoyouareandtheimpactyouhaveonpeoplearoundyou.Thecolorsyouwearcanleaveyoufeelingexcitedandempoweredaboutthedayorleaveyoufeelingsadanddiscouraged.DoyouevernoticethatsomedaysyoucaneasilyattractpeopleoropportunitieswithoutmucheffortHowaboutthedayswhennothingseemstocometoyouthewayyouwantitThecolorsyouchoosetowearcreatethemoodandaurathatisafoundationforwhatyouwantandshowsupinthesuccessofyourdayandultimatelyinyourlife.Forinstancemostpeoplethinkwearingacolorthatexudespowertoameetingwheretheyareseekingbigmoneyforaprojectortryingtolandabigopportunityisthewaytogo.Thiscouldbeacriticalmistake.OftenacolorthatexudestrustwillcreatemoreofanopeningDiscoveringtheCoreColorstoPropelYourBeautyandSuccessPhotoofLenaDAmourinherPowerColorbyKiyahWrightandMakeupbyShannonPezzetta16WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 HaveyoueverhadtheurgetojustdropwhatyouweredoingpackabagandsetoutonanadventureFiveyearsandovertwodozencountrieslaterEricaHessionisproofthatexcitementindependenceanddiscoveryawaitthosewhoareboldenoughtosayyestolifescraziestchoices.WhennotexploringtheworldwithherlittlegreybackpackEricacanbefoundlivinganomadiclifestyletravelingtheUnitedStatesasanartistandentrepreneur.TofollowEricaonallheradventurescheckheroutonlineataerirose.comortravelingwithaeri.comoronFacebookatwww.facebook.comtravelingwithaeri.15WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 BYERICAHESSIONThereisanearttosouvenirhuntingandbecominganexpertshoppertakessomeseriouspractice.Ofcoursethereisnowrongwaytoshop-ifitmakesyouhappyyouredoingitright-buttogetthemostbangforyourbuckandthebiggestprizeforyourpesosfollowthesevetipsonyourvacationthissummer.Tip1SeektheAuthenticMosttouriststopsanddowntownwalksarewellcanvassedbysouvenirshopslledwithinexpensivemassproducedimportsmakingacheapparodyofthelocalculturalartsandstaffedbyjadedandhardenedsalesclerks.TrynottoshophereexceptmaybeinFinlandwheretheyhavemadeitapointofstockingtheirsouvenirshopswithgoodsfromlocalartisans.Insteadtrytoseekouttheauthenticlocalcraftshowsartisanboutiquesandtraditionalworkshops.NeverpassupthechancetowalkthroughastreetfestivalSometimesndingthesegemsisamatteroftrialanderroruntilyoustumbleintotherightshop.OnceonahuntforhandpaintedceramicsinCefaluSicilyIpokedmyheadincountlessstoresandfoundnothingbutthesamelowqualityplatesuntilatlonglastIfoundashopownedbytwobrotherswhothrewthepotteryandpaintedthepiecesrightthereinaworkshopintheback.Sometimesndingthesegemstakesaslittleeffortasawell-placedquestionatthehotelreception.InGormeTurkeyonthehuntforfunnilyenoughmorepaintedpotteryIfoundmyselfoverwhelmedbythechoicesuntilalocaltourguidetookmetothenexttownoverwhereacenturiesoldworkshopwasstillbuzzingawayhappilycarvingoutredandwhiteclayfromtheriversideandturningitintoincrediblydetailedhand-thrownhand-paintedpiecesoffunctionalartwork.DontsettleforparodieswhenyoucanndtherealdealEnjoythehuntaspartoftheexperienceTip2ConsiderLogisticsSpeakingofpotterybewarefragileproductsanddelicatetokensthatdonottravelwell.Therearefewthingssadderthanopeningyoursuitcaseathometondapileofbrightlycoloredgravelwhereoncetherewasabowlorndingyourclotheshavebecomeapurplesoggymesswhenoncetherewasabottleofwine.Ifyoujusthavetohavethatfragilethingandnothingelsewilldoconsidershippingyourprizeshome.TheextracostofrecruitinganinternationalshippingcompanylikeUPSorDHLtotransportyourfragiletreasuresisworththerewardofgettingthemhomeinonepiece.AndsizemattersWhenpackingforatripalwaysremembertoleavealittleextraroomfornewthings.Thenonceonyourtriprememberhowmuchextraroomyouhavetoll.NoonewantstobestucktryingtopackupanhourbeforedepartureonlytondthatunlikeMaryPoppinstheirsuitcaseisnotgoingtomagicallygrowtoteverythingtheywanttobringhome.Itisbesttobuythingsthataresmallbutpoignantcanbecompressedaresturdyenoughtomakethetriporexibleenoughtomakepackingabreeze.Otherwiseyoumustconsiderlogisticswhenmakingyourpurchases-topackandcarryortoshipandpay.Tip3AdmirethePracticalPerhapsitisamorepracticaltreasureyouareafter.Pickupanextrajacketscarforhatforachillyeveningandberemindedofyourtripeverytimeyouwearthatgreataccessoryathome.AnsweringBoliviainsteadofTheGapwhenanadmirerasksyouwhereyoupickedupthattrendynewpiececanbeagreatconversationstarter.Orbrowsethekitchengadgetsisleatalocaldepartmentstoreforfunandinterestinggadgets.PickupolivepittersfromGreecemetalchopsticksandbamboodumplingsteamersfromKoreaortinycaviarspoonsfromRussia.RememberthatanythingcanbeasouveniraslongasitremindsyouofyourtripTip4AuthenticDoesNotMeanExpensiveSomeofthebestsouvenirscanbefreeDriedleavesandowersfromahikeoceansmoothedpebblesfromastonebeachsketchesfromatrainandprintedandframedphotographsfromatripallmakewonderfulmemoriesandgifts.ConsidersendingpostcardsTheyareaninexpensiveyetdelightfulwaytoshowsomeoneyouvebeenthinkingaboutthemwhileadventuring.Afterthetripspendingthetimemakingapostercollageisagreatwaytolookbackonallthephotostakenandmemoriesmade.TherearequalityauthenticsouvenirsandtrinketstotanybudgetTip5SouvenirsarememoriesnotscavengerhuntsThemostimportantthingtokeepinmindisthatsouvenirsarenotmeanttobeconquestscheckedoffofatodolist.IfyouknowyouwillneveruseitdontgetthefurhatjustbecauseyoureinRussia.Souvenirsaretokensmeanttobeareminderofagreattrip.Sowhentravelingbuythingsthatreinforcethosememoriesinthemaking.Waittomakepurchasesuntilyouvelearnedabouttheuniqueplaceyouarevisitingandyouveexperiencedtherichnessofthatnewplace.WhatdothelocalculturestakeprideinproducingWhatexperienceshavetheywantedtoshareEnjoyseeingthoseculturaltreasurespopupagainandagain.Andthenwhenyoundthatperfectpiecebuyitevenifitisoutofyourbudgetbecauseyoumightnevergetasecondchancetobuyitagain.CestlavieandhappyshoppingSavvySouvenirShoppers14WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 Anastasiawasdiagnosedwithararebraintumorin2005.Throughouthertreatmentsandsurgeriessheremainedpositiveresilientandupbeat.UnfortunatelyherformofcancerwasincrediblyhardtobeatanddespitethemanyeffortsofherdoctorsprayersfromlovedonesherownattemptsatholisticmedicineandsurgeriesAnastasiapassedawayatjustthirty-fouryearsoldonJanuary19th2009.ImnotsureIwouldhavepursuedmodelingoranythinginthisindustryhaditnotbeenforAnastasiasencouragementandvivaciousspirit.Shetrulybelievedanythingwaspossibleifyouputyourmindtoit.HerpassingisatruelosstotheentertainmentworldandherlocalMarylandWashingtonD.C.communitywasheartbrokenattheloss.InthewordsofSirEltonJohnfromhissongtoMarilynMonroeStasiaYourcandleburnedoutlongbeforeyourlegendeverdid.WeallhavesomeonewhohasinspiredusandpushedusinourlivesandIamthankfultohaveknownAnastasiafortheshorttimeIdid.Ihopethisarticleinspiresyoutoletwhoeverthatpersonmaybeknowhowmuchyoucare____________________________________________________InAnastasiashonorpleaseconsiderdonatingtotheJohnsHopkinsDepartmentofNeurosurgerywhereAnastasiaandmayothershavereceivedtreatment.httpssecure.jhu.eduformneurosrgAnastasiaSummers9121974-119200913WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 BYALEXISNICHOLSPhotosByCarlosRafaelCruzwww.nikicruz.comAnastasiaSummerswasoneofthemostbeautifulpeoplebothinsideandoutthatIhaveeverhadthepleasureofknowing.ActressmodelmakeupartisthandmodelcharacterimpersonatorbestknownforherworkasMarilynMonroeandevenadirectorandscriptwritertherewasntmuchthisgorgeousgaldidntdo.ShewasfeaturedinnumerouspinupbookscalendarsandmagazinesactedinvariouscommercialsandTVshowssangspotonrenditionsofMarilynsDiamondsAreaGirlsBestFriendandwaseventhePerduechickenhandmodelformanyyears.ImetAnastasiaatmyveryrstphotoshootbackin2007.IwasabundleofnervesshakinginthedressingroomasshegreetedmewiththatwarmsmileIwouldcometolove.BeingtheperceptivewomanshewasshequicklyrealizedIneededsomeadviceandbegansharingmodelingandstagefrighttipswithmebeforestartingonmymakeupandhair.Shewatchedthewholeshootfromthesidelinessilentlycheeringmeonandherwarmpresencealonemademefeelcomfortableenoughtogiveanewpassionofmineatry.ItwasntlongbeforeIstartedcallinghermybigsisinthebizbecauseofherseeminglynever-endingwisdomandexperienceintheindustry.ShecamefromalonglineofHollywoodperformersandherpassionandtalentwereclear.HerfatherDonSummerswasanaccomplishedactorandstuntmanworkingwiththelikesofMaureenOHaraJohnWayneandOrsonWelles.ShealsohadagreatunclewhoranPRforthestarsandstudiosfromthe1920sthroughthe1940swhilehiswifeplayedHaremgirlsandFlappersinlmsoppositeRudolphValentinoandmanyothernotableHollywoodstars.AlwayswillingtogivebacktothecommunityAnastasiavolunteeredhertalentstomanyorganizationsincludingtheFortheBoysPinupsForTheTroopsbookswhereshewaskindenoughtoonceagaindomyhairandmakeupforthesecondeditionofthebookpicturedonpage8.ShealsohelpedmesearchfortheperfectwardrobetoresembleElvgrensoriginalascloselyaspossible.WespentdayssearchingformaterialsandaccessoriesbutitwasafunsearchwithAnastasiabymyside.ThoughthebookhasjustbeenreleasedAnastasiaunfortunatelywasnotheretoseethefruitsofherlabor.INMEMORIAMOFAnastasiaSummersPinupModelMakeupArtistandMarilynMonroeImpersonatorExtraordinaire12WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 11WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 SendaPin-UpBooktoU.S.TroopsandVeteransallovertheworldorBuyOneforYourselfFindthisbookandmanyothersatwww.forthetroopsonline.com10WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 DearMr.MonahanIamwritingyoutodayfromaVAHospitalinColorado.IcantdivulgemynameorexactlocationduetorestrictionsherebutIjusthadtowriteyouandtellyouastoryaboutyourbookFortheBoysPin-upsfortheTroops.Ihavebeenthenurseinchargeofaparticularpatientwhocametousnearly9monthsagosufferingfromPTSD.Hehasbeencatatonictheentiretimehesbeenhere.LastweekIwitnessedwhatcouldonlybecalledamiracle.ApatientwhowasroomingwithourcatatonicpatientwaswheeleddowntoRehabilitationforexercisetraining.Whenhelefttheroomhewaslookingatacopyofyourbook.Ilefttheroomafterhewastransportedandwentaboutmyusualdutiesinotherrooms.IneededtocomebackjustalittlewhilelaterandwasabsolutelystunnedtoseeourPTSDpatientfullyawakesmilingfromear-to-earandexcitedlyturningthepagestoyourbook.Heexclaimedoverandoverhowcoolthebookwashowmuchhelovedtheold-fashionedpin-upsandwhatawonderfulbookitwasIimmediatelycalledthedoctorandweallmarveledattheeffectthisbookhadonthisparticularsoldier.Hewasoverjoyedbutmoreimportantlyhewasawakeandresponsiveandwasntshowingasignofhisearlierproblems.InallmyyearsofnursingIveneverseenanythinglikethatyouvedonesomethingspecialwiththisbookyouhelpedatleastoneveteranandIthoughtyoushouldknowthat.ThankyouAnonymousDearSirIamwritingthislettertothankyouforthe600booksyousentusabout3monthsago.IdistributedallthebookstomymenandtheywereabighitThankyouInappreciationIamincludingwiththisletteraLetterofAppreciationsignedbymeandmystaffandalsosendingalongthisAmericanfagwhichwascarriedonpatrollastweekbymyunit.Againthankyouforthinkingofusandthankyouforthewonderfulgiftofjustalittlesomethingfromhome.AnonymousArmyCaptainBrownBigelowInc.TooGoodtoBeTrueBrownBigelowInc.ModelDarleneFrancesPhotographerBobBullardDesignImagePhotoModelMissRoseFullCirclePhotographyBrownBigelowInc.SteppingHighBrownBigelowInc.9WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 BYALEXISMONAHANBackin2007aspecialprojectbeganwithanideafromourFLiPMagazinepublisherFrankMonahan.FrankhadasonintheNavywhen911happenedandhewasdeployedtopatroltheMediterraneanSea.WhileservingintheNavyhementionedtoFrankthattherewasnoentertainmenttohelppassthetimeoverthere.ThatwastheimpetusthatledFranktocomeupwithauniqueidea.FrankhasalwaysbeenafanoftheartworkofGilElvgrenafamousAmericanpin-upartistfromthe1930sthroughthe1970s.Elvgrenhadarawtalentforpaintingtheall-Americanwoman.Frankobtainedtherightstohisartworkandbeganrecruitingmodelsandphotographersfromacrossthecountrytorecreatetheseclassicdrawings.Theresponsefromthiscountrysmosttalentedandgenerousmodelsphotographersandstylistswasamazing.TheyweresearchingforvintageouttsandpropsinrelativesclosetsoneBayandinvintageshops.Hundredsofrecreationsweresubmittedandsoonthe1steditionofFortheBoysPin-UpsfortheTroopswaspublished.Everyonewantedtotakegreatcaretorecreatetheoriginalpaintingsascloselyaspossiblebuttheyalsowantedtoputamoderntwistonsome.Youwillseethisclearlyastheoriginalpaintingandtherecreatedphotographareplacedside-by-sideinthebookaswellasinthisarticleforcomparison.InorderforthebookstogetintothehandsofthetroopsFrankdecidedthatforeverybooksoldhewouldpersonallygiftonetothetroopsoverseas.Withthatplaninmindover10000bookshavebeengiftedtothetroopssinceourstartin2007SentoutincarepackagesortoVAorganizationsthroughouttheworldthetroopshavebeenhappytoreceivethisnostalgicreminderofhome.ItalsoservesasathrowbacktotheWWIItraditionwherepin-upartwasusedtoremindtheboyswhattheywereghtingforandtoboostmorale.Nowin2014the2ndeditionofFortheBoysPin-UpsfortheTroopshasbeenpublishedwithnewartworkrecreatedbynewmodels.AsthewarscometoanendthankfullyandourtroopsarecominghomethedonationshaveswitchedfromgoingoverseastogotolocalmilitaryorganizationsandVAHospitals.Frankwantstocontinuewiththisprojectandhopestoevenpublisha3rdeditioninthefutureasmoremodelsphotographersandstylistsdonatetheirtimeandtalentstowardsthistrulyspecialproject.Asasidenotethereisalsoabookforourladiesinthemilitaryfeaturinghandsomepatrioticmenlikethegentlemenpicturedonthispage.ItiscalledFortheGirlsMenStandingStrongandthoughnotrecreationsofclassicpin-upsitisstillanicegiftforourmilitarywomenYoucanlearnmoreaboutPin-UpsfortheTroopsatwww.forthetroopsonline.com.Pin-UpsfortheTroopsPhotographybyJennCollinsofJaiLynnPhotographywww.myspace.comphotosbyjaiModelJohnJennCollinsPhotographybyAbbeForemanwww.abbeforemanphoto.comModelJaysonAbbeForemanSheerComfortBrownBigelowInc.BrownBigelowInc.ModelAlexisNicholsPhotographerStaceyBarichAtomicCheesecakeHairandMakeupAnastasiaSummers8WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 SOMETIMESYOUVEGOTTABEALITTLEBAD.LearnedfromOrangeIstheNewBlackOkaysonotget-you-in-prisonbadlikePiperbutsometimeswejusthavetoliveontheedge.OnetimeIfoundabrokenstreetcleaningsignoutsidemyfriendsapartmentandallIcoulddowaspicturehowthissignwouldlookinmyapartment.Ipicturedmyselfhostingfungamenightsanddinnerpartiesaspeopleadmiredmyquirkynd.IstoleitoffthestreetIdsaynonchalantlyasIsmuglyshruggedmyshoulders.Istolethatbadboyallright.IdrovethevemileshometookitinmyapartmentandadmireditasIbledadrenaline.IsatbackandoutofrebelliouscuriosityIgoogledthelegalrepercussionsassociatedwithstealingstreetsigns.WiththatIimmediatelyheadedbacktotheapartmentcomplexandreturnedthesigntothepatchoflawnonwhichIfoundit.Mymomentofminimutinywasreallyreallyexcitingthough.SogoonlivealittleSOMETIMESYOUVEGOTTABELIEVEYOUDESERVELOVE.LearnedfromTheMindyProjectThefunnythingaboutMindyisthatshehasherlifeprettytogether.Sheisnanciallysecureindependentquick-wittedadorableandincrediblysmartbutforsomereasonshejustcantseemtogetthatoneareaofherlifeincheckndingagreatguy.MindyisntjadedeitherlikesomanywomenonTVshehasntgivenupandshefullyallowsherselftofeelthefeelingsassociatedwithloveandthatincludesthenegativeones.BecauseMindybelievesinherheartthatshedeservesanamazingguyamazingmenkeepdroppingintoherlife.Ofcourseitdoesntworkwithallofthemormostofthembutherpositiveenergyandcondenceiswhatattractsthemtohertobeginwith.SOMETIMESALWAYSBEGRATEFULFORYOURFRIENDS.LearnedfromFriendsTheysaymostrelationshipsandsituationsonTVarenowhereevenclosetoreality.Fewofushavefriendswhobelievetheirdeceasedmomhascomebackasacatoronewhowouldaccidentlyputbeefinatrie.ImeanhowplausiblearethosesituationsanywaysNotvery.ThatsaidthefriendshipsRachelPhoebeMonicaJoeyChandlerandRosssharedaresomethingwecanallrelateto.Havingpeoplewhocareaboutyouunconditionallyisnotsomethingtotakeadvantageof.Peoplewhoknowyourworsttraitswhetheritsthatyoureimpatientverballyunbridledhaveatendencytojumptoconclusionsallthingsmyfriendsputupwith-buttheyloveyouinspiteofit.EventhoughRachelisalittlespoiledPhoebeisalittleightyMonicaisalittlecontrollingJoeysalittledenseChandlersalittledefensiveandRossisalittlebitofaknow-it-all--theyallloveeachotheranyway.Idontevenknowwhatelsetosayaboutthisexceptthatitsthemostimportantone.____________________________________________________________________________________________________EmilyMessinaisaScriptCoordinatorbybrainWriterbyheart.OriginallyfromCarlislePAshegraduatedfromOhioStateUniversityin2009andhasbeenwritingandeditinginLosAngeleseversince.7WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 BYEMILYMESSINASOMETIMESYOUVEGOTTAMANUP.LEARNEDFROMNEWGIRLLetsfaceitwhenJessmovedinwiththeguysshewasalittlefragile.AnyoneknowsthatgoingthroughabreakupisHARD.YoureeithereatingyourweightinPadThaiandBearClawsoryouhaventconsumedanythingwithactualcaloriesindays.Anyonewhocomeswithinvefeetofyougetstohearwhyyouandyourexdidntworkoutandissolicitedforadviceonwhatyoucandotomakeitwork.LikeanyonegoingthroughasplitJesseventuallyreachedherpeakofself-pityandrealizedshecouldntliveinthememoryofherfailedrelationshipforeversoshethrewoutthetissuespickedherselfupandmovedonwithherlifewiththehelpoftheguysobviously.SOMETIMESYOUVEGOTTABELIEVE.LearnedfromOnceUponaTimeForEmmaitseasytonotbelieve.Scratchthatforanyoneitseasynottobelieve.Itseasytoletyourmindspacebeoccupiedbyallthethingsthathavegonewronginyourlifeandtousethatascollateraltoalwaysexpecttheworst.ThefunnythingaboutEmmaisthatyesshedidntbelievebutastheaudienceweknowthemagicisreal.Weknowherfateweknowwhereshereallycomesfromandweknowthatthemagicthateveryoneisreferringtoisinfactreal.Imaginethiswhatifyoulivedyourlifeasifyouhadanaudience--anaudiencethatknewthatyouweregoingtoeventuallyattainwhateveritisyouwant.Yourdreamjobmoremoneyalovinggirlfriendorboyfriendwhateveritisjustimaginethatmillionsofpeoplearewatchingyouandtheyallknowyouregoingtogetthere.SoitssillytothinkotherwiserightRememberhowfrustratedyouwerewhenEmmacouldntseeAugustswoodenlegbecauseinherheartshedidntbelieveNowthinkofhowirritatedyouraudienceiseverytimeyousaysomethingnegativeorputyourselfdown.Thatnegativityismorepowerfulthanyourealize.ItsonlypreventingyoufromseeingAugustswoodenleg.Everyoneelseseesit.WhatsblockingyouLifeLessonsWeCanLearnFromTVsLeadingLadies66WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 23INMEMORYOFANASTASIASUMMERSPIN-UPSFORTHETROOPSHOWTOGETBEACHWAVEHAIRTRAVELINSTYLEEATINGRIGHTWHENMONEYISTIGHTSINGLES-FRIENDLYFRIEDRICEKICKBOXINGFORHEALTHSAVVYSOUVENIRSHOPPERS128MyBeautylosophyCORECOLORSTOPROPELYOURBEAUTYANDSUCCESS16QA141820242822SUSPENSIONTRAININGWITHTRXANDMORE6LIFELESSONSFROMTV6265WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 EDITORAlexisNicholsPUBLISHERFrankMonahanDESIGNERMeredithHancockPHOTOGRAPHERSCarlosRafaelCruzNikiCruzPhotographywww.nikicruz.comHarveyBranmanwww.harveybranman.comONTHECOVERModelCourtneyHorvayPhotographerCelesteGiulianowww.celestegiuliano.comHair-RainaClarkeMakeup-KirstenSylvesterHelloFLiPMagazineReadersThisissueofFLiPisinspiredbythePinupGirlsofWorldWarIIandtheartofPinupArtistGilElvgren.AssuchIthoughtitwasonlyttingtochoosearecentpinupphotoofmyselftobeincludedherewithmyLetterfromtheEditor.NotonlydoesourcoverfeatureanimageofoneoftherecreationsofElvgrensworkfromFortheBoysPinupsForTheTroopsbutinsideisalsoanarticleaboutthebehindthescenescreationofthebookincludingadedicationInMemoriamofAnastasiaSummersPinupModelMakeupArtistandMarilynMonroeImpersonatorExtraordinaire.Anastasiawasaneexampleofwhatmuchofourreadershipisstrivingtowardsandorne-tuningbeingapowerfulindependentbeautifulandgivingwomanandImhonoredtohavetheopportunitytoshareherstorywithyouContinuingourthemeofinnerandoutergrowthandimprovementourJuly2014issuealsocoversavarietyofothertopicstochallengeandinspireourreaders.DiscoveringtheCoreColorsthatPropelYourBeautyandSuccesswillteachustondourmostpowerfulcolorstowearandhelpusgetwhatwewantTravelInStyleWhatToPackForAWeekendGetawaybreaksdownwhattotakewithyouonyoursummertravelsSavvySouvenirShoppersgivesaninsidersperspectiveonbuyingsouvenirswhileonthosetripsandKickandPunchyourWaytoHealthandHappinessintroducesustoanothertnessregimenthatdoublesasaformofselfdefensetogiveyoutheupperhandintheeventofanattack.ThesearejustaselectfewofthearticlesfeaturedinthisissuesoIhopeyoullreadonandlearnmoreAsalwaysIlovetohearfromourreadersandifyouthinkyoumighthaveasubjectarticleeditorialoreventthatcouldinterestuspleasefeelfreetoreachmeatalexisnicholsipmagazine.net.ThismagazineisputtogetherforyouourreaderssoItrulyvalueandconsideryourfeedbackwhencompilingarticlesforourupcomingissues.IhopethisJuly2014issueinspiresencouragesandfulllsyouasmuchasitdoesallofushereatFLiPWMagazine.SowhatareyouwaitingforFliponthroughthepagesofFLiPMagazineAlexisNicholsFLiPWMagazineEditorletterfromtheeditorcredits...PhotoByMikeBassoPhotographyHairByCarmelaMelecioRetro-Dos4WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 EveDreamtofBecomingaPinupIfyouhaveeverdreamtofposingasaclassicpinupofthe1950sasultryvixenofthe1930sor40soravampofthe1920sthenhereisyourchanceCelesteGiulianoPhotographyisafullservicestudiowherecustomvintagestyledportraitsarethespecialty.Overthelast6yearsmyteamandIhavetransformedover1000everydaywomanintosexypinupsWeofferthebestqualityandmostprofessionalpinupphotographyavailable.WhetheritsyourrsttimeposingoryouareaproinfrontofthecameraIcanhelpyoufeelcomfortablerelaxedandcondentasyouaretransformedintoaclassypinup.Allpackagesarecompletelycustomizedtocreateuniqueimagesthatreectyouoryourlovedonespersonalityandinterests.Thephotosareaperfectgiftforabirthdayweddinganniversaryorotherspecialoccasions.Theyarealsoafunanduniquewaytodocumentandcelebratemilestonebirthdaysreachingweightlossgoalspregnancypostpregnancyandnewrelationships.Plustheymakeyoufeelsexyandgiveyoutheopportunitytopamperyourselfforaday3WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014 LtDePsiaylookgfnwauthrwww.literarydesirespress.cominfoliterarydesirespress.com703.764.8003LiteraryDesiresPressisacceptingsubmissionsofallsub-genresofromanceanderoticnovelsnovellasandshortstories.Wearealsoacceptingself-publishedauthorswhowishtoselltheirpaperbacksandorebooksonlinethroughus.2WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJULY2014