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That is EPIC!!!!!!! I really liked how the lightning was coming out of his hand as if he is Zeus, the king of the Gods. He is showing h...

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Epica Saves Christmas

By: Brendan Clement and Dylan Longwill

Once upon a nightmare, into his mystic snowball Mr. White stared
At the people of the earth, who are preparing Christmas Eve’s birth.
He was angered at the sight.
Thought of ways to unleash his might.
He snarled, "The people of the world will pay. So I'll ruin Christmas day."
Flying down the cave, he grabs his tools.
So he can build an army against the fools.
He will create robotic legions to carry out his schemes.
Of ridding the world of Christmas dreams.
Mr. White’s Universal Death Squad is complete.
For him, everyone will find their grace in defeat.

**********

Epica is performing elsewhere that night.
Wowing the fans with no end in sight.
Mark shedding on his guitar. While Arien keeps the beat like a star.
Rob moving the song forward like a pro.
Wanting his sound louder but the sound guy said no.
Coen ripping his keyboard. While Isaac slays the audience with riff like a sword.
Simone soothes the fans with voice of a billion angels singing.
It’s useless to resist her voice will always be winning.
The show is absolutely amazing. It feels as if the ground is shaking. Outside sounded like frost giants being slain by Thor.
The crowd stood silent after a thunderous roar.
The roof was torn off by the Abominable Snowman. He was clearly not a fan!
People ran around screaming. Some hid and pretended they were dreaming.
Epica stood strong. Mark shouted, “This won't take long!” Simone shouted, “Evengers Assemble! This abominable snowman smells terrible!”


Epica transforms into their super humans forms. Fans will witness how they truly perform.
Mark begins to glow. What will happen we don’t know.
Out of the light, comes a man ready to fight.
With his blazing guitar shield, that only he can wield.
 

With his super suit bathed in black. Captain Epica is ready to attack.
Arien begins to glow. All wait to see what he will show.
Through the light they see a snake.
Boro the demon inside is now awake. He is ready to strike.
The abominable snowman should take a hike.
Coen turns to light. It seems he’s ready to join the fight.
Major C's keys will fly. He will make that snowman die!
Rob begins to glow. Prepared to be woed.
For the Cosmic Dragon is here. He is a one man army you should fear!
Isaac is surrounded by light.
None can see its too bright.
Bonded by a metallic suit.
He would not dare let the snowman put his music to mute.
The monster should be in fear. For the Ripper is here.
Simone the fairest of them all.
Her gaze is enough to make enemies fall.
She’s engulfed in a mystical light.
None shall escape her might.
Majestic wings expand.
 


The snowman will meet her demands.
She is Nightingale. She will ensure the Evengers never fail.
Nightingale takes to the sky. The abominable snowman should prepare to die.
Captain Epica charges in. The snowman will pay for his sins.
Boro unleashes his roar. Rippers guitars will soar.
Cosmic Dragon ready to kick the snowman’s ass. Major C is having a blast!
The Abominable Snowman blows blizzard air with a gust. Captain Epica blocks the wind as he must.
Claws out, it takes a swing. With his staff, Cosmic Dragon gives it a sting.
Major C gets ready to drop a beat. With his flaming keys the snowman will feel the heat.
Boro stares the snowman in the eyes.
Baring his great fangs the enemy will die.
The snowman try’s to grasp his neck.
But its useless Boro is to quick. He dodges and tail swipes back.
The rest of the Evengers continue the attack.
The Abominable Snowman blows blizzard air with a gust.
Spinning his Eidolon, Captain Epica blocks the wind as he must.
He swings Eidolon directly to the face. Eidolon bounced off, the monster roars in disgrace.
Ripper calls upon guitars to pierce the beast’s heart.
It looks to be in pain that’s a start. Cosmic Dragon leaps in for the kill.
 

The monster stops him, for his death isn’t on the bill.
The snowman unleashes his biggest assault.
It puts the Evengers efforts to a halt. The snowman is strong.
They thought fighting him maybe wrong. The Evengers lie in defeat.
They beg for mercy at his feet. Unaware he was being fooled.
He was about to become a tool.


Nightingale races through the sky.
She whispers to herself "time to say goodbye". She takes a deep breath.
To begin the monsters death. She sings him a song. Mesmerized he goes along.
The snowman starts to weep. Soon he falls asleep. Lying on the ground.
Nightingale is ready to put him down.
She lands on his chest. She said "I'll give it my best".
Summoning her mystical blade. It will ensure the beast fades.
She lifts her sword to the sky. She shouts "fell beast its time to die".
She rams her sword through his throat. The blood surrounds him like a moat.
After the fight Epica transforms’ back.
The city was in ruins after the attack. Survivors search the ruins for their friends.
For some of them that night was there end.
The beast may have been beat. Though it is us that feels like defeat.
The citizens show Epica their gratitude. All of the destruction prevents a positive attitude.

**********

Meanwhile at the North Pole. Santa’s elves were completing orders for toys and coal.
Reindeers were lining up in front of his sleigh.
He knew tomorrow was going to be a great day. All gifts loaded up. Takes a sip out of his cocoa cup.
 

One of his elves said cheerfully, “Santa, the sleigh is lined up perfectly!”
“Ho ho ho! Let’s fly!” he laughed to the sky.
Santa got on his sleigh. To bring gifts for Christmas day.
Suddenly he heard the alarm sound. Enemies approaching the radar found.
Santa’s village must prepare for battle. They must hurry and not dabble.
Santa’s elves muster in the trenches.
They bolster the defenses. Sleigh fighters stand at the ready.
Elves contain the giant teddies. Robotic legions line up to knock down the doors.
There’s no escape its time for war.
Mr. White shouts, "When I ring my bell. Unleash hell!".
The elves and the robots stare each other down.
There was a moment of silence none made a sound.
The bell sounds for the massacre to begin. The elves have no hope to win!
Lasers fly through the air. The wrath of Mr. White the elves cannot bare.
Elves muskets lit fire. But the cries of dying elves make a choir.
Raging teddies torn to bits. The end is nigh this is it.


One by one Santa’s elves begin to fall.
They are no match for Mr. Whites legions at all.
The elves begin their retreat. But Mr. White takes no prisoners even in defeat.
The robots blow down Santa’s door. Santa can believe all the blood and gore.
His village is dying. Children will have no presents and will be crying.
Santa try’s to fight them off. But there’s no hope all is lost.
The robots surround Mr. Claus. Mr. White approaches him with applause.
“Oh Mr. White,” cried Santa. “Why on this very night?!”
Mr. White smiled, “I can’t have Christmas, then you should have no business!”
The robots grabbed Santa by the arm. He begged, “Please do no harm!”
Mr. White said, “You are beaten by my machines! No one will have any more Christmas dreams!”
Mr. White laughs, “Harm is my duty! Destruction is my beauty!”
Santa moans, “Not this year! Now there will be no cheer!”
Mr. White cheers, “Christmas is doom! Here comes the boom!”
Mr. Whites and his legion fled Santa’s village.
The entire place was in ruins and pillaged. They returned to his cave.
There is little hope Santa will he saved. He dragged Santa down into the pit.
Santa said to himself "this cant be it?" The pit was dark and cold.
The whole place smelled like mold. Bones were everywhere.
Many died down here in despair. They approach an altar with a blade above.
 

Mr. White said, “That blade will show u no love".
They strapped Santa in. Its time for the torment to begin.
Santa was strapped down tight. He tried to break his bonds with his Christmas might.
It is no use. He would of preferred the noose. Mr. White approached a lever. “Too bad your wife’s not here for you to die together.”
Mr. White makes the lever fall. Santa has no hope at all.
The blade begins its swing. Santa can already feel its sting.
The swaying blade will be his final lullaby.
Its time for all to say goodbye. There’s no left who can stop Mr. White.
He is ready to unleash his full might!


Mr. White shouted, “Time to Broadcast! Christmas is gone at last!”
Mr. White flies to his den. Robots follow him in tens. The doors close. Santa’s upcoming death grows.
Mr. White clears his throat. Time to go on the air and gloat.
One robot begins to tape. Mr. White puts on his cape. Camera rolls. Let’s hear the crying souls.
“Merry Christmas, what’s left of it!” Mr. White snickers a bit.
“Your Christmas has come to an end. Santa will not descend.
My legions destroyed his village. All your gifts are pillaged.
Let the snow fall from the sky. I cannot wait until you all cry. Elves blood has been drawn.
Your holiday cheer is gone. I have invaded the North Pole. This world is now in my control.”


Epica raises to their feet full of rage. Mr. White’s army they must engage.
Then true despair is revealed. Santa’s flesh will become his legions meal.
Showing Santa strapped to an altar. They try not to falter.
Mr. White reveals the blade swinging. Santa’s lullaby it is singing.
They have to find a way to save him. The world engulfed in flames make hopes dim.
Mark transforms into his super human form. He hears robots outside in swarms.
Sirens begin to sing. For legions are here and death they bring.


Taking a look around
He is pissed at what he found. Robots are burning his town.
Robots surround the folks as they frown. Before they can be impaled by lasers.
Captain Epica becomes their savior. Charging in and slaying the robots.
There were none he forgot. Robots fly through the sky.
They are met by Nighingale its time for them to die.
One by one Nightingale slays them.
     

Cosmic Dragon transforms, his fight begins. “These robots will be punished for their sins!”
He spins his bass staff towards their heads. His winning spreads.
Their lasers fire, his staff makes them backfire. Lasers bounce off.
Leaving the robots unable to scoff.
Major C runs to the scene.
Shooting robots, making the streets clean.
His flaming keys, makes him glee. As he performs, robots deform.
Another wave of robots marches in. Boro comes in with a grin.
Swings his tail. The enemy gets whipped and fail. Bigger robots emerged.
His vice surged. Slithers around, crushing them to the ground.
Ripper slides down the street. His blade guitars had come to greet.
Slicing through the air, the robots flare. No laser can match his blades. Evengers parades.
In the midst of the chaos, the battle seemed won.
The Evengers were having fun.

Then the earth shook and started to pound.
A massive hole opened upon the ground. Drums begin to beat.
All feel rising heat. Nightingale begins to tremble. Captain Epica yells “Evengers assemble!”
Nightingale screams “No! You all must go! This foe is beyond any of you.
There’s nothing your powers can do!”
A massive roar of fire erupts from the hole. Her team wants her whole.
“You’ll be mauled! The heat alone can kill you all!”
They face a Balrog of Mr. White, with endless malice and hate.
Nightingale pleads "If you stay death will be your fate."
She continued, "The horror that awaits thee none of you have known.
I will stay and fight this beast on my own.”
Massive claws emerge. The demon’s fire surges.
Nightingale spreads her wings, summons her blade. She hopes to make the demon
 
fade.
The demon raises and blows away the smoke.
With his blazing red eyes the Evengers spirits broke.
They all must flee. Before they are forced to beg on their knees.


When hope seems to not be a choice.
In the distant Nightingale hears a voice.
"You’re not alone," it said. In the distance a  light spreads. Out of it Gandalf appeared.
“Do not fear, Nightingale I am here.” They both stare down the beast.
He stares back ready to feast. The demon spreads his wings and takes to the sky.
Nightingale too can fly. The two clash. Nightingale avoids the demons slash! Gandalf casts a spell.
It’s a shield that will do Nightingale well.
He cast it just in time. The demon unleashed his flaming whip she could have died!
The demon tired of the wizard. Unleashes a flaming blizzard.
Gandalf is no longer there. Not even left a hair.
 

Nightingale fights on. Her muscles ache, her bones are sore, but she can’t stop until she has won.
These two will not stop. Their wings fail and fall to a mountain top.
The massive demon draws his sword. Nightingale and the demon are fighting a war.
Clashing their swords, they return to the ground in violent impact.
Nightingale slowly gets up. Her body felt burnt up. The demon reemerges.
Its blazing blade ready to purge. It takes a high strike.
Nightingales sword unleashes a bright spike. The demon screeches as it blinds. Finally a open chest she finds.
“Prepare to die!” Nightingale as she begins to fly. At the speed of light, she impales her sword into the throat.
Its roar became a low note. She tries to fly away.
The demon is her greatest slay. In the air her wings fail.
Her body became frail. It took all her power for that final blow.
She transforms back into her true form. She is not out of the storm.
She hoped the Evengers rush to her aide. Another robot legion came to raid.
Too weak to resist. She couldn’t even make a fist. Trying to get to her feet.
After battling the demon her body is in defeat. They tie her up and they begin to fly away.
She may have slain the demon but will still rue this day.


The Evengers return. Mr. White’s Balrog corpse has burned. That demon was a savage. The entire snowy landscape is ravaged. And Nightingale was nowhere in sight. Her death could not be right. The Evengers shout in sadness. Mr. White’s Christmas becomes their madness.


Cosmic Dragon shouts, “Where’s Nightingale?! She couldn’t have failed!”


They search for her trace. Inch by inch all over the place. Ripper said, scratching the tip of his beard. “She better not have disappeared.”


Major C shouted, “Robot tracks! They must have captured her in packs!”


Boro said, “Where did they go? They better not have a show.”


Captain Epica thought. There are tough battles still to be fought. If they try to save Simone. The world would be disowned. Captain Epica had a plan. He knew an abled man. He took out his phone and called Rambo! The others agreed the solution was
 
Rambo.

**********

Her world is nothing but black. Simone can only vision the demon’s attack. She hears footsteps and chains dragging. Listening to robots bragging. She wondered what was going on. She  thought on how long she’s been gone.


Slowly light creeps back into her vision. The robots try to agree on a prison. She has finally awaken. To Mr White’s lair she’s been taken. She looked all around and saw despair. She feels chills from the cold air. She saw a mirror on the wall. She didn’t know what was happening at all.


Mr. White has arrived. He apologizes for his presence was deprived. He laughed at his new prize! Simone joked, "You’re not being taller was a surprise.”


Mr. White didn’t seem amused. For that line is overused. Mr. White opened his hand. Simone looked but didn’t understand! There was but a snowflake on his palm. Its nothing dangerous so she was foolishly calm. He pressed the flake on her forehead.


Everything went black, was she dead? She awakens as a Nightingale in a golden cage. Looking all around she was in a maze. "Where am I?!" she yelled. Out of the darkness she heard a voice "You are in my hell. Welcome to Imaginarium, where you will be engulfed by nightmares of hate. Your friends can’t save you this is your fate.”

**********

In the city of Oslo, Norway, robots marched through the city’s light. Smashing and crumbling it’s snowy buildings at every height. Civilians run to a ship. They take off for an escape trip. Holiday balloons pop in a blast. The Christmas trees in the fire will not last.


Many soldiers rally up in trenches. Others with rocket launchers lined up in benches. The aimed their guns at the robots. The robots take their shots. The soldiers roll in their tanks. Sadly there won’t be anyone to give them thanks. Their fires tear up the land. The soldiers’ effort was grand. But the robots continue to march. Their missiles rise in an arch. The barriers ravage on impact. Last remaining military forces try to act. Fighter jets take flight. Robots blow up those jets on sight. Helicopters dart into combat. Torpedoes launch for the enemy to be splat. The robots too fired at each one by the tail. Crashing down, the pilots could not quail.


In the bay, robots dive into the water. Submarines settle at the bottom of the backwater. Claws came out and they rip the metal. Bits came off like pedals. Pods shot out to the surface. Robots swam up and resurface. Battleships sail into war. Robots wept their appetite for more. Seeing those ships, they unleash even larger missile. The impact of the ships was all that whistled. The last soldiers fall to their knees. Death will soon feel like a breeze.


The world is in complete chaos and war. The Robotic Legions cheers roar. Cities crumbled like dust. Their fires at the people of Earth came in a gust. Landscape painted with gore. Soldiers fell to their core. Everyone moaning in sorrow. They asked, “Will this war end tomorrow?”


Robots cornered the soldiers in a back alley. Three more giant robots come for the rally. The soldiers dropped their weapons to surrender. Guns aims from the offender. Then a burst of white light shine. Soldiers smile as they know the sign. One robot takes out a machine gun. The Eidolon shoots out of the light, bounces off every bullet on the run. It smashes the robot’s head. The robot falls to the ground dead. Captain Epica leaps from the light. The soldiers grab their weapons to finish the fight. He swings the Eidolon and it burst through the next robot’s chest. The last robot pulls out a rocket at him. He triumphantly slices that robot with Eidolon’s rim.


Captain Epica shouts, “Evengers Assemble! Let’s make those robots tremble!”


The light dims and people cheer. They shall keep fighting with no fear. Because the Evengers arrive. Soldier know they will survive. The Evengers blast through the snow. Robotics legions will be getting a big show. Going at the speed of light, Cosmic Dragon zooms into battle. He is not letting the enemy have more cattle. He leaps into the air and swings his staff. Robots are thrown, giving him a laugh.


Just when you think the robots are driven back. More show up to attack. They surround our hero’s ready to fire. This moment feels dire. Suddenly a hole opened up in the ground. Robots fall in they wont be found. More robots show up. Boro bursts through the ground making them blow up. The robots cannot resist his might. They send in a mega cyborg to fight. Boro try’s to give the cyborg a ram. When he saw it did nothing he said "damn". The cyborg then fired lasers from his eyes. It missed Boro but made soldiers die. Boro is now in a rage. He prepares for the battle of an age. Sparks fly as bone meets steel. Boro will not yield. He will fight to his dying breath.

The Evengers wont give up until nothings left. The cyborg begins to weaken. Boro goes for the kill he is beaten. Suddenly Boro is engulfed in flame! Captain Epica yells "whose to blame!?". The flames clear and Boro is surrounded. The site made the Evengers dumbfounded. Boro appears to be dead. Rubble is now his deathbed. A legion of mega cyborgs now turn towards the rest. Cosmic Dragon said "we will fight our very best." The cyborgs begin to barrage their position.


Taking cover was the only decision. The end could be near. More robots show up the soldiers feel fear. Suddenly they see Boro move. Burnt to a crisp his spirit has something to prove. He begins devouring his tail. What will happen will make them prevail. Boro begins to glow bright. Dragon wings begin to spread what a majestic sight. Claws form, fangs grow, and a thunderous roar shakes the ground. The cyborgs surround him ready to pound. The light disappears Boro has been reborn again. A mighty dragon his attack began. Facing the robots and incinerating them with flame. The cyborgs try to do the same. Boro takes to the sky. Grabs one cyborg and makes him fly. He lands behind a group. He defeated them with one fell swoop. More robots came into sight. The other Evengers engaged them in a fight. Boro continues to destroy. More cyborgs the enemy deploys. One by one they fall. One try’s to ambush but gets mauled. Boro lands on the pile of robots and roars. Robots charge in and with a slash makes them soar. Boro becomes enraged. Cannot control his rage. Takes off in anger. To liberate the rest of the world from danger.

Boro’s mighty roar shook the land. The cyborgs tremble as the Evengers will make them banned. Joining in his roar, Ripper lets out a big riff. A rain of guitars unleashed in devastating glyphs. The robots shatter like glass. He defeated them in a mass. A pack of cyborgs fired bazookas in the assault. Ripper grabbed two guitar and smashed the weapons into grains of salt. The cyborgs with machine guns surround him. Guitars fired from the sky impaled them in a hymn.

 

Side by side, Major C slides his fingers on the keyboard. The keys blast violently out of his keyboard against the metal horde. The cyborgs gets hit by the keys, but they don’t burst into flames. They continue to fire lasers, not wanting to lose these games. Dodging the lasers, Major C ducked and slides. Hoping to not get fried. One cyborg charged at him from behind. He turned and whacked its head out of his mind. It pulled out a carbine. Major C blast it’s weapon, “Back off your swine!”

 

In the air, Cosmic Dragon raises his staff and smashes it to the ground. It’s shockwaves makes the robots crushed in pounds. A cyborg charges and spins its sword. He uses his staff to lift the cyborg and swings it into a billboard. Crashes to the ground, the cyborg stays intact. It slowly got back up and gets attacked. A soldier pulled out a grenade. The cyborg blows up as it hits the blade.

 

Finally, Captain Epica raises his Eidolon. The guitar shield begins to  carry on. All the robots gathered in a group. They hope to fire missiles at the troops. His Eidolon glows brighter and brighter. The missiles were launched to end this fighter. It glows more than the sun. The robots hope the Evengers cannot run. The missiles touched his Eidolon and explosions ignite. Fire cleared and Captain Epica is still standing with his Eidolon like a knight. The Evengers charge triumphantly at them. Soldiers follow the Evengers to destroy these metallic scums. The enemy lays now in a mountain of broken machines. Cheering for the Evengers, the soldiers raise their magazines.

**********

Simone still trapped in the cage. Her nightmares fill her with sorrow and rage. Having visions of her the death of her friends. Will her sanity come to an end? Awakening to the endless black. See stares in the dark as if something is looking back. All around her, she hears growling beasts. If she wasn’t in the cage, they would surely feast. She sees glowing red eyes. She wonders if this is where she will die. Harpies circle above. Simone wishes they were doves. Terror is all around. Simone may never be found. Demons roar in the distance. She wonders how fairs Earth’s resistance.

 

Out of the darkness, she sees a light. It was an explosion which was bright. She hears the sounds of guns. The beasts flee in hope’s fun. She hears beasts screaming in pain. Simone wonders why they have been slain.

 

A torch pierces the night. A man emerges from the fight. It was Rambo who found his way through the maze. He’s here to free her from the cage. Rambo blasts open the door. Harpies rage and soar. Swooping down with their hacking and slashing. Rambo was too quick he was dashing. Tossing Simone her sword, she now has the power to transform. She glows and becomes her Nightingale form. Takes the fight to them. It’s the harpies end. The harpies lie dead.

 

Rambo and Nightingale fled. They must escape or be dead. Ghouls gave chase. Rambo turned to them face to face. He mowed them down like fools. He sees them as pity tools. They continue to run down the hall. They stumble upon a pit and nearly fall. Creatures swarm all around. No escape can be found. They fight madly with themselves cornered. They better think quick or they are goners. Ghouls charge in for their souls. Nightingale makes their heads roll. Robots begin to join the fight. Nightingale and Rambo use all their might.

 

Nightingale spreads her wings to jump. She grabs Rambo and says "We gotta go you big lump!"

 

They jump down the black pit. Not sure if that’ll be it. In the black Rambo lights a torch. The pit is bone and blood scorched.

 

In the distance, they see a door. Rambo joked, "This must be where he keeps his whores". They walk towards it and hear moaning on the other side. They open it they decide.

 

They enter the room. What they see makes their hearts boom. Santa is on his altar of doom. The swaying blade nearly ready to cut him makes them gloom. The swaying blade the lullaby. They yell to Santa to not say goodbye. Rambo goes and flips the switch. Santa said overjoyed, "Thank you, that would hurt like a bitch!"

 

Nightingale sings a song to cure Santa’s wounds. They need to leave before robots or worse will be here soon. They head to the door to leave. What stands before them they cannot believe. Boba fett blocked their way. They can’t get any luck this day. A legion of robots stand ready. They will unleash lasers and turn our hero’s to confetti.

 

Boba Fett speaks, "I’ve been looking for you." Santa replies, "Do you want to be on the naughty list too?"

 

 
Boba Fett equipment raises his blaster. Rambo shoots, his draw was faster. Boba Fett takes off with his jet pack. The robots begin the attack. Santa and Nightingale fight them off. He maybe Saint Nick, but he isn’t soft. Ringing his bells of doom. Santa sent the robots off in a zoom. Nightingale cuts robots down.

 

Rambo and Boba Fett fight one on one. They both knew the fight will be fun. Engaging in hand to hand combat. They had even skills at that. Boba Fett fired his blaster. Rambo dodged them because he’s faster. Boba takes to the sky as Rambo aims his gun. Fett fires his rockets as flying bullets sung. Rambo hits his jetpack. Now Boba can’t escape his attacks. Rambo throws some punches.  In the background they hear robots crunching. Fett and Rambo fight swords and step into an area like a ring. With the strength of two great dragons, they make their weapons sing. Sparks fly when steel meet steel. They are sore and aching, but neither will yield.

 

The battle made the pit unstable. It was going to crumble; they need to leave if able. The ground splits between the two. Rambo and the others through the door they flew. They managed to find a path. They ran up it fast. They saw the mirror on the wall. They jumped through it before the ground split and made them fall. They escaped but had a dreadful sight. They stared into the eyes of Mr. White

 

Nightingale asked, “Why are you doing this? Christmas should be a bliss.”

 

Mr. White explained, “Some snowmen just want to watch the world burn. Why I hate Christmas should be none of your concern. However, with my robots killing you all. I suppose I can let you in on it before you fall. I wasn’t always a snowman. If fact I was once a man. I loved Christmas Day. I would wake up to gifts and wouldn’t know what to say. Until one year, Santa never came. From that day I was never the same. All the other children got what they wanted. The idea made my mind haunted. My sadness grew to hate. I became an angry snowman for my fate. For my soul became cold. With all my hate, my human form couldn’t hold. How I came to be you ask? I simply made a deal to complete my task. I sold my soul to the Devil. He promised me power on a whole other level. He too wanted to see Christmas die. Wanted my legions to make people fry. All those who survive will be enslaved to Satan. That’s the fate for you all being cretins. You will build monuments of worship for him and I. All too weak to work will die. Some will be puppets of torment. Oh how my true cruelty lies in dormant. My hatred for you humans is never ending. You have no the fate of the world you are defending. You all are too weak to stop me. Even if you do, you still will answer to he!”

 

Nightingale’s eyes filled with tears. For this snowman is true fear. The three hero’s drop to their knees. The courage in their hearts starts to flee. Then Nightingale stands. So grasps her blade in her hands. She begins to speak. Words fail to come out for her resolve is currently weak.

 

She fills with rage with fire in her eyes. She says “Foolish snowman I refuse to die. The fire in my heart burns brighter than ever. Me and my comrades will defeat you together.”

 

Her tone grows stronger, “Along as I still breathe, you will never succeed. I will have you in defeat pleading. All I need is the power to protect my comrades. Even if I die, knowing that they are safe will make me glad. You are not strong, you are weak. As long as you hate all you will be is weak. I am sorry you had a rough past. All have dreadful tales that have come to pass. Sometimes you must learn that life will throw at you pain. It’s hard to be happy, when sometimes your heart feels slain. You must learn to move on if you are ever to regain happiness. You will pay for bringing the world sadness. You do not scare me. I refuse to flee. I will not yield. You will be defeated by the very sword that I wield.”

 

Santa and Rambo stand, Nightingale restored the fire within. The fight against Mr. White is about to begin.

 

Mr. White snarls, “You courage will be your undoing!” Mr. White begins glowing. Robot legions swarm all around. No escape to be found. Nightingale lets out a mighty cry. It was so intense that the robot's’ circuits fry. More begin to fill the room. Santa throws ornament grenades they go boom. Nightingale charges at Mr. White. With one swoop he shows his might. He pushed Nightingale back. Nightingale once again tries to attack.

 

Boba Fett emerges from the mirror on the wall. Rambo engages him, who will fall? Legions fill the room once more. Santa continues to create robot gore. Nightingale and Mr. White continue to battle. Neither them have fear that can be rattled. More robots pour in. Santa slays them so easily it’s a sin.

 

The battle rages on and on with nobody willing to break. Santa says “keep them coming, it’s unlimited on what I can take.”

 

Mr. White and Nightingale continue to fight. Mr. White unleashes his blizzard might. Catching her by surprise, she falls to the ground. Mr. White closes in about to pound. His blizzard made Nightingale stiff. Her arms she could barely lift.

 

Mr. White goes in for the kill. Suddenly Captain Epica appears between them to ruin his thrill. Captain Epica yells “EVENGERS! ASSEMBLE!” The rest of the robots will be disassembled.

 

The final stand is here. None show any sign of fear. Boro stands at the entrance. Blocking robot resistance. Cosmic Dragon swings his staff. While Ripper cuts robots in half. Major C fires keys. He also plays boss fighting music in the key of C. Captain Epica and Nightingale battle Mr. White. He was strong enough to battle their might. Rambo and Boba still engage. That’s a battle that’s been waiting for an age. Santa helps battle the robots. His torment was not forgot.

 

Mr. White was forced into sunlight. There was no melting in sight. There the battle raged on the throat of the world. Robots fall from being hurled. Nightingale sings a lullaby. Mr. White resists and she sighs. Captain Epica keeps throwing punches. Robots get slain in bunches. Boba Fett launches a rocket. It explodes near Cosmic Dragon nearly taking his arm from the socket. Ripper summons more guitars. They pierce the robots and drive them far.

 

Mr. White uses his blizzard breath. Captain Epica blocked it with Eidolon or it’d be death. Nightingale cuts off Mr. White’s arm. He laughs and they become alarmed. He begins to transform. He shows them a more powerful form. He grows giant and muscular. His powers are even more spectacular. Captain Epica throws Eidolon at him. He bounced off and he grinned.

 

Slashing back with giant claws. His power leaves them in awe. Nightingale takes to the sky. Mr. White tries to impale her to make her die. She lands on his back. She unleashes a mighty attack. Hacking and slashing. Mr. White tried to swing her off, but she took to the sky dashing. Robots lay in ruin. Mr. Whites rage is all the brewing.

 

The rest of the Evengers join in the attack. Mr. White drives them back. Boro unleashes his flame. Mr. White counters with a blizzard putting it to shame. Ripper launches guitars. Mr. White was too hard. Cosmic dragon runs up his arm. Mr. White shakes him, he says “Darn”. Major C changes his tune to C minor. He launches keys to set him on fire.

 

Mr. White calls for a snowstorm. Clouds begin to swarm. Large flakes and whiteout conditions have come. The rest of his robot legions come. Santa’s remaining elves take to the sky in fighter sleighs. With their Christmas might, robots obey. They clash with the robots. It was a tough battle being fought. The battle against Mr. White continues on the mountain top. Until he's dead they won't stop. Mr. White unleashes another blizzard and knocks back our hero’s. The temperature right now is subzero.

 

The Evengers lie defeated. Nightingale’s heart becomes heated. She too unleashes a new found power. She shines so bright Mr. White cowers. She forms golden armor. Sparkles swarm all around her. The storms begin to clear. She opens  her eyes that show no fear. Hovering into the sky. She looks at Mr. White and says, “It’s time to die.” She begins to sing a song. It absorbs the Earth’s power, it won’t be long. Mr. White grows stiff. He is now cornered at the edge of the cliff. She unleashes a massive beam of light. Mr. White falls over that ends the fight. His remains flow through the wind. Evil truly never wins. The robot legions have been defeated. Boba Fett flees before he is greeted. The battle is won.

 

They then hear a new tune rung. Fire bursts through the ground. The devil is unleashed none make a sound. Satan blasts them all away. Their lives will end today.

 

Captain Epica transforms back into Mark. He says, “I’m not afraid of his darkness. Satan, we challenge you to a rock off!” “You bastards!” Satan scoffs. “My demon code prevents me from turning your challenge down. You should know I wear metal’s crown.”

 

Mark replies, “If we win, you must take your ass back to hell. You must also sing in jingle bells that you smell.”

 

“And what if I win?” Satan grins.

 

 
“Then you can take Santa back to hell” He said.

 

Santa replied, “What’s going on in your head? You want to be on my naughty list?” Satan agreed and said, “Let me begin I insist!”

 

Satan surrounds Epica with massive speakers. He smash his guitars with his burning sneakers. The Earth shook violently. Epica stood silently. Cymbals clashes in the air. Epica cover their eyes as his drums flare. Ghouls hover over to witness their blow. Satan is stealing the show.

 

Satan metal screams, “I’m the Devil! I love metal!

 

Then he takes out his burning metal guitar. He riffs faster than a shooting star. “Check this riff! I’ll rip you in a whiff!”

 

He plays his guitar at a high note. His screams blast from his throat. “I’m the Devil I can do what I want! Whatever I got I’m going to flaunt! There’s never been a rockoff that I've ever lost! This will be your cost! I can’t wait to take Santa back to Hell! I'm gonna fill him with my hot demon gel! I'll make him squeal like my scarlet pimpernel!”

 

Mark screams with all of his human might! “Never without a fight!”

 

Mark grunted, "Come on guys, let’s bring the thunder!"

 

Simone sings, "There’s just no way that we can win that was a masterpiece."

 

Mark grunted, “Listen to me!”

 

Simone continues to sing. "He rocks to hard because he’s not a mortal man."

 

“No!” he metal screams. "He’s going to make Santa his sex slave. He’s gonna gargle mayonnaise. Unless we bust a massive jam."

 

Epicas drums started to bang. “We have been through so much shit,” Simone sang.

 

“Destroyed Mr. White’s robots with Eidolon,” Mark raises his guitar. “Time to blow this bastard down!”

 

Isaac starts to play his guitar. His rhythm shines the stars. Arien beats his drums to the air. It is the fight they all dare. Rob picks up his bass. Determination shows in his face. Simone reaches to the  sky. She finally knows it is time for him to say goodbye. Satan took a step back. Epica ignites their attack.

 

Mark grunted, “Come on Epica, now it's time to blow doors down!”

 

Simone sings, “I hear you Mark, now it's time to blow doors down!”

 

Mark grunted, “Light up the stage 'cause it's time for a showdown!”

 

Simone sings, “We'll bend you over then we'll take you to Brown Town. Now we've got to blow this demon down. He's gonna rape Santa if we do not blow doors down!”

 

Mark grunted, “Come on Simone 'cause it's time to blow doors down!”

 

Simone sings high, “We'll piledrive you, it's time for the smackdown!”

 

Epica’s music echoes across the landscape. Isaac tears the strings of his guitar like a warrior. For them the music will make it gorier. He plays as if he hasn’t played like it before. They can hear ghouls falling down to the floor. Coen bangs his keyboard at high notes. With every key he plays, he gloats. Side by side, Rob and Mark slide their strings. Rob plays his bass as if he was cheering for his kings. Mark grunts and rips his guitar. It’s time to give Satan a scar.

 

Simone sings triumphantly, “Hey anti-christ-er, Beelzeboss! We know your weakness our rocket-sauce! We rock the casbah, and blow your mind! We will defeat you for all mankind! You hold the scepter! We hold the key! You are the devil, we are Epica!”

 

Mark grunts and Simone sings together, “We are Epica! We are Epica! We are Epica! We are Epica! We are Epica!”

 

Epica continues to play. Simone swings her long hair in a sway. Isaac spins his hair like a horse. They keep pushing against the Devil’s force. Mark plays Coen’s keyboard in a duet. Coen’s fingers slides as they are making the Devil pay his debt. Drums and cymbals clashed loudly as a row of thunder. Satan can feel his legs go into a blunder. Rob’s bass vibrates through the eardrums. He played so hard that he could not feel his thumbs. Simone finally releases her singing voice. Hearing her makes her band blast through the music in rejoice. Her singing echoes into the sky. The music slowly dies.

 

Satan stood dumbfounded. His music fell to the ground. His jaw hung open wide. His effort to take them down has died. The ground suddenly crack. He yells, “I am not going back!”

 

An unknown force begins to pull him in. All of Epica watch as this was their win. Satan grabs a hold of the ground. But the force continues to pull him to be earthbound. He burst into flames.

 

He yells, “Damn you Simone! Damn you Mark! And damn you Santa! I will get you Epica!”

 

He gets sealed into the hole. Santa chuckle, “He is getting a mountain of coal!”

 

Epica’s cheer was victorious. The end of the war became glorious. Santa and Christmas has been saved. Their day to save this great holiday was craved. Mark cheered, “We saved the world! Christmas can now be whirled!”

 

Simone asked, “Mark, how did you guys find us? I am sure you did not take a bus.”

 

“No,” Mark laughed. “We came back to get you after destroying the Balrog. We thought you perish in a fog. When we found that you were kidnapped, we needed to know where. All of our duty is care. So we hired Rambo to set you free. By god, we are so glee.”

 

Rambo explained to Simone, “Your friends gave me a tracker. I followed those fuckers carrying my firecrackers. With that tracker, your friends were able to find this shit. They fought the hell out of those fucking robots who took a lot of hits. I snuck into the snowman’s hideout. Finding your cell, I had to bash a few scouts. There I came upon a ugly looking mirror on the wall. Went through it and had a ball. That was how I got you out.”

 

Isaac added, “With him, we had no doubts.”

“That is amazing!” Simone asked Rambo, “But why did you choose to save me?”

 

Rambo said, “I owed Mark a favor to this day. He played at my daughter’s birthday.”

 

“It’s true!” Mark smiled. “She is an Epican with style.”

 

Santa laughed. “Ho ho ho, I thank you Evengers and Rambo for saving Christmas! Chaos will not be missed!”

 

Simone said, “I think it’s our time to return home.” Mark added, “We now can’t be on the roam.”

 

“Wait!” Santa stopped them and said,  “If you can help me deliver gifts for the children tonight, that would be great!”

 

Epica realized it is still Christmas Eve. Every child in the world needs their gifts received. But all the cities in the world lay in rubble. They knew everyone is not in trouble. They agreed to help him. The night wintery sky is no longer grim.

 

Simone said, “We must rebuild what was gone. This holiday must go on!”

 

Back at the North Pole, they loaded Santa’s sleigh. The elves shouted out “Yay!”

 

Rambo gives Santa the thumbs up. “Your sleigh is ready to start up!”

 

Santa cheered like a cowboy. “Time to bring joy!”

 

The sleigh was reassemble. Simone shouted, “Evengers assemble!”

 

Epica gathers around and transforms into the Evengers for this night. Their lights shine so bright. Then they disappear. Santa knows they would bring on their cheer.

 

**********

 

One city is just mountains of crumbs. Soldiers and civilians walked aimlessly as their time comes. Tanks and cars tumbled over. Bullets had spilled over. The city was dark. Not one lightbulb made a spark. Everyone fell cold. Their hopes and dreams seems been sold.

 

At the very top of a snowy mountain, a light ignite. The people of the city turned to the sight. The Evengers stood at the might peak. Civilians awed by the Evengers could hardly speak. They slowly transform back into Epica for this time. But they are still at their mighty prime. Ripper glows bright and turns back to Isaac who took out his guitar to play. Boro hovered down to the snow to land and becomes Arien to hit a great beat. His drums will sound so sweet. Cosmic Dragon spins around and becomes Rob at this very height. Major C raised his hands and returns as Coen. This Christmas spirit is what he is going to throw in. Captain Epica raises his Eidolon and glows bright. His Eidolon becomes his guitar and once again he becomes Mark for the night. Finally, Nightingale majestically spreads her wings out. She slowly lands as the people of Earth walk up to their route. She glows brighter than the sun. She becomes Simone again and it’s just begun.

 

Coen plays his keyboard. The people of Earth stood silently as his keys scored.

 

Simone sings, “A thousand signs decline. That traveled through light. Translate this mystery that covered my eyes. Accept approaching fear. And courage appears. Death is a certainty. It's growing near.”

 

“Letting go is fateful,” her voice echoes across the world. The people watch as their wounds and burns furled. Their tears and dirt wither away. Their smiles give a great ray. “Uniting broken rhymes. That visions divide. Painting my memories. That colored my life.”

 

“Somewhere safe and sheltered. Saved forever.” Soldiers were trapped in the rubble. The rubble magically disappeared and they pulled themselves out as Isaac’s guitar riff double.

 

 

“Stuck in the light of day. Waiting for answers. A seed that grew into branches. Another page has turned, ended a letter. Come on home and return to the canvas of life.”

 

Ships rose from the deep ocean. Sailors shine with bright emotions. Arien gently beats his drum. Healers is what Epica has become. Smoke and fog blew to the distant. Broken robots wither away from existent. “Shapes and boundaries. Will not disappear. Detangle the misery. And enter new spheres.” 

 

Cars flipped back on their wheels. The tears and dents seals. Rob joins in with Arien in the song. His strings vibrates like a gong. “Facing right and wrong. While waiting for life. Can't change this destiny. The curtain's close by.”

 

People up the mountain gather candles. Many lit them with handles. They wave them around gracefully. They praised the band forever grateful. “While your leaves descended. Earth starts to unfold.”

 

Children gather from the city to the mountain. They see Epica at the peak as a music fountain. “Stuck in the light of day. Waiting for answers. A seed that grew into branches. Another page has turned, ended a letter. Come on home and return to the canvas of life.”

 

Mark and Isaac together rip their strings. Simone’s voice echoes in rings. “You're falling down. While my fortune's alive. We're safe and sound on the ground. Time to found new memories.”

 

Christmas trees rose from the ash. Christmas lights shine in a flash. “The stains come alive where the paint has gone dry. You float above looking down reaching out to me. Depicting a beautiful scene that shapes divinity.”


Buildings that were torn down rise up. Their music brings the world no longer in a mix up. Skyscrapers stood again tall. Many got on them just to see the light and joyfully bawl. “Stuck in the light of day. Waiting for answers. A seed that grew into branches. Another page has turned, ended a letter.”

 

Isaac plays his guitar like a sword. The people on Earth feel their hopes restored. Snowmen joined in to the song. Together, the world is now again strong. Reindeer fly across the sky. Coen hits his keys so high. Mark whisks his guitar. Both his and Isaac echoes from afar. Rob slides his fingers on the bass. Everyone is now embrace. Those who are on the mountain slope were more than seven. Arien's beats his drums so loud they could be heard all the way to Heaven.

Simone sings victoriously, “I'll come on home. I'm in the light of day. Questions were answered. A new life's arms are extending. The final page has turned, sending the letter. Come on home. And I'll sing you the song that has painted your canvas of life.”

 

When the song was over, Santa shouts with his sleigh above them in a sight. “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!”

 

 **********

 

Epica’s Christmas tree lights so bright on this early morning. All of the presents lay around it in piles. An angel sparkles on the very top. Stockings hanging on the wall full of small gifts and yummy treats. From the window, snow gently falls. The fire in the health warms the whole house.

 

Isaac woke up and softly walks to the kitchen and makes waffles. The smell of freshly made waffles fills the whole house. Coen plays, “Winter Wonderland,” which wakes up Rob off from the couch. Mark boils some water to make them hot chocolate. He carrying a tray with mugs full of hot chocolate to the living room. Isaac plays with his acoustic guitar with the rhythm of Coen’s piano. Arien lay on the rug as the hearth warms his feet. Simone rests on another couch as a couple of kittens cuddles on her lap.

 

Satan was on the monitor, singing that he smells in jingle bells. Epica all had a big laugh. Mark stepped away from his friends for abit. He stared out the window, it was a beautiful Christmas night with the snow falling just right. He just thought deeply on the events that have past. Wondering what would've happened if they failed. Staring into the dead of the night. He saw a figure staring back at him. He then took off into the night. Mark was wondering if what he saw was an omen of events to come. Before he had a chance to think about it. The rest of the band calls him over for cocoa and presents. The world was at peace thanks to our heros. When they would be called again we do not know. For now they lived happily ever after and enjoy Christmas day. The holiday they fought so hard to save.

 

THE END

Epica saves Christmas
After seeing Epica in Worcester 12/3/16 at the Palladium. My friend Dylan and I spent days writing this story. It is about Epica as a group of superheroes called the Evengers. Get it? Epica as the Avengers! Their mission is to save Christmas from the evil snowman known as Mr. White from Nightwish's Imaginerum. 

Simone Simons: Nightingale
Mark Jansen: Captain Epica
Coen Janssen: Major C
Rob Van Der Loo: Cosmic Dragon
Arien Van Weesenbeek: Boro
Isaac Delahaye: Ripper

Merry Christmas!!!!
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I finally got to meet Epica!!!!!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 5, 2016, 5:22 PM
  • Listening to: Epica
  • Watching: Youtube


Hey guys, you all are wondering about my whole story of seeing Epica for the first time. Well, here it is.

I bought my VIP ticket last June when the tickets were on sale. Since I had the most crappy jeep, I would have to find some way to get to Worcester without getting problems with my jeep. So I bought bus tickets to Worcester and back. I then made hotel reservations so I don't have to drive right after the show.

I have been researching on how to meet Epica and how to behave when I meet them in person. I wrote that letter to Simone Simons last year when I could not make it to the show. This year I was able to. Many Epica fans and my friends told me to be calm and not invade their space while doing the meet and greet.

I have been listening to the Holographic Principle and the Quantum Enigma for days and months right before going to sleep.

Saturday morning, I got to Worcester in the morning and had to wait hours and hours and hours for the doors to open. I was waiting since 9am. I was the first person to be in line!

When it was 3pm, everyone came in line. Then the Palladium staff got me and other VIP guests to the building and we waited for the meet and greet to begin. I was so nervous because this was my first time going to see Epica and meeting them in person.

I had to calm myself down and go through this.

My friend Wing had got a big box of cake for Epica, but she did not get a VIP ticket. So I delivered the cake to them for Wing.

When the meet and greet began, I took out my CD albums for them to sign. The staff gave me some VIP things and one of them was a unreleased Epica song called Fight Your Demons. They signed both Retrospect, Fight Your Demons, and The Holographic Principle.

I gave the cake to Coen, Epica's piano player and told him it was for them. He gave it back to me because he wants me to give it to Simone instead because she likes cake. So I did after I said hello to Coen and Mark, Epica's grunter. He is so chilled! I told both of them this is my first Epica concert and they were happy for me.

After saying Hi to Coen and Mark, I finally got to meet Simone Simons face to face. She was bundled up in her long white winter coat trying to stay warm, but she was looking very beautiful. I said to her and she was happy to see me. I told her that I am the guy who wrote the letter to her. She remembered getting that letter when she was in Boston and was happy to have read it. That was great that she remembered me from the picture.

Then I said hi to Rob, Epica's bass guitarist and Arien, Epica's Drummer. They quickly signed the albums. Then I met Issac, Epica's guitarist. I told him I love the album and said I felt like I was in a video game when I listen to it. He laughed and asked if that video game was a good. I told him it was the great game! :D

After Epica signed my CD albums, I got a group photo with them that was cool. I took off my winter coat and tossed it aside as I am about to get my picture taken. I stood in between Simone and Mark. I was wearing my Universal Death Squad t-shirt at the time. Simone said to me that is her favorite Epica shirt. She put her arm around me and rested her head on my shoulder. Mark also got close to me when I held up my metal horns. The picture was taken and I thanked them so much. Then Simone told to put my coat back on because it is freezing. She did not want me to freeze to death. lol

I rushed to the front row of the theater and finally the show began.

The first band to start playing was The Agonist, Alissa's first band before Arch Enemy. It was very good although I wish Alissa was still in the band.

Then Arkona played after The Agonist. I have never heard of them before. They are a Russian Folk Metal band. Their lead singer is very talented. She did metal screams, grunts, sings, and did some sort of spell castings during the whole performance. She was singing like she was casting a magic spell. The music reminded me of Scotland and it makes me want to go back to Scotland quick.

Then came Fleshgod Apocalypse. Before I was concerned that I was get beaten up in the Moshpit when they are playing because they are a death metal band. I remember I had a horrible time during the Summer Slaughter because I was stuck in the moshpit and got hit many times and broke my glasses. When Fleshgod played, there was a lot of moshing and a lot of crowdsurfing. But I did not get hit by the moshers. Only a couple surfers went over me. I kept my eyes on the stage and the band and was still able to survive and enjoy the performance. Their music kicked ass!

A funny thing happened during Fleshgod performance, Epica pulled a prank on them. They sneak themselves onto the stage wearing sanitizing suits and masks. They started spaying at the band with water. Fleshgod was so confused and ran around while trying to perform. Epica kept spraying that band and I was laughing so hard. That was a very funny prank!

Then finally came what I was waiting for,

Epica!

Fog filled the whole theater and the band emerged from the fog while Eidola was playing in the background. I was cheering and showing off my horns as they appeared. Then they started playing Edge of the Blade and Simone appeared out of nowhere! She was wearing that silver robot like dress as she began to sing. Let me tell you, she looked so beautiful in that robot dress.

Her singing..........Oh My God! I have never heard anyone sing like that in my life! My eyes were peeled right open! My jaw dropped! It was the most beautiful sound that I ever heard!

Mark's grunts were shocking amazing too! He kept switching back and forth on the stage while grunting with Simone's singing.

The band were spinning their hairs around. Rob's head looked like he was tangled up with his beard and hair. I could barely see his face. lol Issac and Mark were headbanging a lot. And Simone's headbanging was completely shocking! She shift her hair side to side. She shook it up and down and spun it a lot. Her hair is very long but she can still headbang.

During the songs, the lights kept changing constantly and it makes me feel like I was taken to different worlds while they performing. There were moments where all the lights aimed at Simone and she was glowing like an Angel. Wow!

They also played A Phantasmic Parade and Sensorium (from The Phantom Agony). Coen was rolling his keyboard all over the play and spun it around Arien. The guy can play it like a surfboard. It makes me want to keep playing the piano.

They played Universal Death Squad and Divide and Conquer. Simone had us clap our hands the way she wanted us to for Divide and Conquer. When I clapped, I felt the strength of a thousand men as they played that song. I felt victorious like they were.

Then they played my favorite Epica song, Storm the Sorrow. I was jumping and screaming with excitement as they were playing that song that got me loving them. After storm the sorrow came The Essence of Silence and the Obsessive Devolution!

Ascension was next and that song was creepy but fun to watch. All the lights got green and beamed up as they played that song. Every time I heard that song, I think of Dead Space for some reason.

They played Dancing In A Hurricane, Unchain Utopia, and Once Upon A Nightmare. Everyone stood still as Simone began to sing Once Upon A Nightmare. I gazed upon her as her Opera echoed across the theater. Coen was behind her as she sang. Then the rest of the band came back as the song progressed. Seeing Simone singing alone was breathtaking.

When they started playing their encore songs, Fleshgod Apocalypse came back onstage to prank back Epica, wearing ONLY bath towels! They were brushing their own hair, brushing their teeth, dancing around in their towels. I burst out laughing more. I did not expect that to happen!

Finally, their last song was Consign to Oblivion and that was so cool! Coen danced around the stage and played with his remote curved down keyboard. Crowdsurfers kept coming over me but that did not bother me at all. Everyone was moshing to that song. I did not know that you can mosh to Epica. Cool. Then Coen and Issac rushed to the crowd and hovered above them while playing their keyboard and guitar. The audience rushed toward them and they gave them high fives. I gave them high fives as well. :D Mark too was in the crowd.

When they were finishing that song, The Agonist rushed on stage to prank Epica as well. They were doing aerobics and wearing leggings as they were running around on stage. Fleshgod's prank was funnier.

When the song was over, Epica started throwing picks, drum sticks, and song lists to the audience. Rob tossed me his water bottle with the song list and........................his pick!!!!! I got Rob's pick!

Then all the bands gathered around for a group photo. It was the last show of the tour and tonight was worth it.

Then I waited for the band to come out after the show. I bumped into Issac and told him how great the show was. I got my personal pictures with him and that was great!

Mark came out and I said hi to him. I had a great time talking to him. I told both Mark and Issac that I thought I died and when to Heaven. Mark told me that I must have traveled to an alternate reality with him. That was cool.

I asked Mark how does he make metal noises. He grunt close to me. I grunt back. Then he grunted louder at me. I tried to grunt back but ended up coughing. He has more experience with grunting than me........ But I then got my pic with him, that was awesome!

Then Coen came out and wanted to get to the bus because it was cold outside. I got my pic with him and he rushed to the bus to get warm. I dont blame him. lol

Finally, Simone came out of the building. It was around 2am when I was reunited with her. She was very tired and cold and did not talk much. I can understand why. It is very late at night (2am) and she sang a lot which probably took a lot of energy out of her. She was cold and wanted to leave. There were only 4 fans left outside the building and I was one of them. I said hi to her again and she was happy to see me though. I told her I had a wonderful time since it was my first show. She was happy. I then got my personal picture with Simone and that was freaking awesome. I asked her if she liked my letter and she did. She thought it was very nice of me to write to her. She really appreciate it.

So overall, meeting Epica and seeing them live for the first time was the best weekend in my entire life!



who is worse? Kristen Stewart or Tommy Wiseau?

Doing the first review as The Cinematic Metalhead!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 27, 2016, 3:51 PM
  • Listening to: Epica
  • Watching: Youtube


Hey Guys, it has been a while since I posted something. You guys must be begging for another chapter of Hybrid 4. Don't worry I never forgot about that series. I have been editing the first Hybrid book for a while and I am going to do another round of editing and finally get it publish. I need to get it publish at the end of the year as promised. 

For now, I also would like to a series called the Cinematic Metalhead. It would be about a metal star who became a demigod as he made a deal with Alissa, the Goddess of Metal. But he must maintain his powers and fame by reviewing bad movies. He would review them like the Nostalgia Critic. In fact, Nostalgia Critic would be one of the characters in the series along with the Cinema Snob and The Spoony and Angry Joe and Film Brain. They would be in this series.

Here is how I would make this review:

1. I start the story of the Cinematic Metalhead

2. The Bad Movie review

3. More of his story

4. A music video at the end of each review

5. Credits

6. Channel Awesome Logo

I would do my first review this weekend.

I will be reviewing Paul Blart Mall Cop

Hey guys, I am looking for someone to create an anime character for a series I am working on.

I have been watching a lot of Nostalgia Critic episodes and I am thinking of writing movie reviews like the Nostalgia Critic just without a camera and love metal.

I came up with an idea of a series called The Cinematic Metalhead. It would be about a guy named Brendan who wants to be a world famous metal star. He meets Alissa, the Goddess of Metal and makes a huge deal with her. He wished to be one of the famous metal musicians in the world. He even got metal vocal powers. He even got super strength and metal rage. So he was turned into a demi-god when he made this deal to the goddess.

However, in exchange for his unlimited fame in metal, he has to review bad movies she selects for him. For every movie he rants and review, he gets to go to metal concerts for free, keeps his metal powers, and perform his band everywhere.

When making this deal to the goddess, he is not selling his soul at all. He works for her as a film critic. He gets paid off Youtube for the movies he reviews.

If someone could create this character for me, that would be wonderful!

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I finally got to meet Epica!!!!!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 5, 2016, 5:22 PM
  • Listening to: Epica
  • Watching: Youtube


Hey guys, you all are wondering about my whole story of seeing Epica for the first time. Well, here it is.

I bought my VIP ticket last June when the tickets were on sale. Since I had the most crappy jeep, I would have to find some way to get to Worcester without getting problems with my jeep. So I bought bus tickets to Worcester and back. I then made hotel reservations so I don't have to drive right after the show.

I have been researching on how to meet Epica and how to behave when I meet them in person. I wrote that letter to Simone Simons last year when I could not make it to the show. This year I was able to. Many Epica fans and my friends told me to be calm and not invade their space while doing the meet and greet.

I have been listening to the Holographic Principle and the Quantum Enigma for days and months right before going to sleep.

Saturday morning, I got to Worcester in the morning and had to wait hours and hours and hours for the doors to open. I was waiting since 9am. I was the first person to be in line!

When it was 3pm, everyone came in line. Then the Palladium staff got me and other VIP guests to the building and we waited for the meet and greet to begin. I was so nervous because this was my first time going to see Epica and meeting them in person.

I had to calm myself down and go through this.

My friend Wing had got a big box of cake for Epica, but she did not get a VIP ticket. So I delivered the cake to them for Wing.

When the meet and greet began, I took out my CD albums for them to sign. The staff gave me some VIP things and one of them was a unreleased Epica song called Fight Your Demons. They signed both Retrospect, Fight Your Demons, and The Holographic Principle.

I gave the cake to Coen, Epica's piano player and told him it was for them. He gave it back to me because he wants me to give it to Simone instead because she likes cake. So I did after I said hello to Coen and Mark, Epica's grunter. He is so chilled! I told both of them this is my first Epica concert and they were happy for me.

After saying Hi to Coen and Mark, I finally got to meet Simone Simons face to face. She was bundled up in her long white winter coat trying to stay warm, but she was looking very beautiful. I said to her and she was happy to see me. I told her that I am the guy who wrote the letter to her. She remembered getting that letter when she was in Boston and was happy to have read it. That was great that she remembered me from the picture.

Then I said hi to Rob, Epica's bass guitarist and Arien, Epica's Drummer. They quickly signed the albums. Then I met Issac, Epica's guitarist. I told him I love the album and said I felt like I was in a video game when I listen to it. He laughed and asked if that video game was a good. I told him it was the great game! :D

After Epica signed my CD albums, I got a group photo with them that was cool. I took off my winter coat and tossed it aside as I am about to get my picture taken. I stood in between Simone and Mark. I was wearing my Universal Death Squad t-shirt at the time. Simone said to me that is her favorite Epica shirt. She put her arm around me and rested her head on my shoulder. Mark also got close to me when I held up my metal horns. The picture was taken and I thanked them so much. Then Simone told to put my coat back on because it is freezing. She did not want me to freeze to death. lol

I rushed to the front row of the theater and finally the show began.

The first band to start playing was The Agonist, Alissa's first band before Arch Enemy. It was very good although I wish Alissa was still in the band.

Then Arkona played after The Agonist. I have never heard of them before. They are a Russian Folk Metal band. Their lead singer is very talented. She did metal screams, grunts, sings, and did some sort of spell castings during the whole performance. She was singing like she was casting a magic spell. The music reminded me of Scotland and it makes me want to go back to Scotland quick.

Then came Fleshgod Apocalypse. Before I was concerned that I was get beaten up in the Moshpit when they are playing because they are a death metal band. I remember I had a horrible time during the Summer Slaughter because I was stuck in the moshpit and got hit many times and broke my glasses. When Fleshgod played, there was a lot of moshing and a lot of crowdsurfing. But I did not get hit by the moshers. Only a couple surfers went over me. I kept my eyes on the stage and the band and was still able to survive and enjoy the performance. Their music kicked ass!

A funny thing happened during Fleshgod performance, Epica pulled a prank on them. They sneak themselves onto the stage wearing sanitizing suits and masks. They started spaying at the band with water. Fleshgod was so confused and ran around while trying to perform. Epica kept spraying that band and I was laughing so hard. That was a very funny prank!

Then finally came what I was waiting for,

Epica!

Fog filled the whole theater and the band emerged from the fog while Eidola was playing in the background. I was cheering and showing off my horns as they appeared. Then they started playing Edge of the Blade and Simone appeared out of nowhere! She was wearing that silver robot like dress as she began to sing. Let me tell you, she looked so beautiful in that robot dress.

Her singing..........Oh My God! I have never heard anyone sing like that in my life! My eyes were peeled right open! My jaw dropped! It was the most beautiful sound that I ever heard!

Mark's grunts were shocking amazing too! He kept switching back and forth on the stage while grunting with Simone's singing.

The band were spinning their hairs around. Rob's head looked like he was tangled up with his beard and hair. I could barely see his face. lol Issac and Mark were headbanging a lot. And Simone's headbanging was completely shocking! She shift her hair side to side. She shook it up and down and spun it a lot. Her hair is very long but she can still headbang.

During the songs, the lights kept changing constantly and it makes me feel like I was taken to different worlds while they performing. There were moments where all the lights aimed at Simone and she was glowing like an Angel. Wow!

They also played A Phantasmic Parade and Sensorium (from The Phantom Agony). Coen was rolling his keyboard all over the play and spun it around Arien. The guy can play it like a surfboard. It makes me want to keep playing the piano.

They played Universal Death Squad and Divide and Conquer. Simone had us clap our hands the way she wanted us to for Divide and Conquer. When I clapped, I felt the strength of a thousand men as they played that song. I felt victorious like they were.

Then they played my favorite Epica song, Storm the Sorrow. I was jumping and screaming with excitement as they were playing that song that got me loving them. After storm the sorrow came The Essence of Silence and the Obsessive Devolution!

Ascension was next and that song was creepy but fun to watch. All the lights got green and beamed up as they played that song. Every time I heard that song, I think of Dead Space for some reason.

They played Dancing In A Hurricane, Unchain Utopia, and Once Upon A Nightmare. Everyone stood still as Simone began to sing Once Upon A Nightmare. I gazed upon her as her Opera echoed across the theater. Coen was behind her as she sang. Then the rest of the band came back as the song progressed. Seeing Simone singing alone was breathtaking.

When they started playing their encore songs, Fleshgod Apocalypse came back onstage to prank back Epica, wearing ONLY bath towels! They were brushing their own hair, brushing their teeth, dancing around in their towels. I burst out laughing more. I did not expect that to happen!

Finally, their last song was Consign to Oblivion and that was so cool! Coen danced around the stage and played with his remote curved down keyboard. Crowdsurfers kept coming over me but that did not bother me at all. Everyone was moshing to that song. I did not know that you can mosh to Epica. Cool. Then Coen and Issac rushed to the crowd and hovered above them while playing their keyboard and guitar. The audience rushed toward them and they gave them high fives. I gave them high fives as well. :D Mark too was in the crowd.

When they were finishing that song, The Agonist rushed on stage to prank Epica as well. They were doing aerobics and wearing leggings as they were running around on stage. Fleshgod's prank was funnier.

When the song was over, Epica started throwing picks, drum sticks, and song lists to the audience. Rob tossed me his water bottle with the song list and........................his pick!!!!! I got Rob's pick!

Then all the bands gathered around for a group photo. It was the last show of the tour and tonight was worth it.

Then I waited for the band to come out after the show. I bumped into Issac and told him how great the show was. I got my personal pictures with him and that was great!

Mark came out and I said hi to him. I had a great time talking to him. I told both Mark and Issac that I thought I died and when to Heaven. Mark told me that I must have traveled to an alternate reality with him. That was cool.

I asked Mark how does he make metal noises. He grunt close to me. I grunt back. Then he grunted louder at me. I tried to grunt back but ended up coughing. He has more experience with grunting than me........ But I then got my pic with him, that was awesome!

Then Coen came out and wanted to get to the bus because it was cold outside. I got my pic with him and he rushed to the bus to get warm. I dont blame him. lol

Finally, Simone came out of the building. It was around 2am when I was reunited with her. She was very tired and cold and did not talk much. I can understand why. It is very late at night (2am) and she sang a lot which probably took a lot of energy out of her. She was cold and wanted to leave. There were only 4 fans left outside the building and I was one of them. I said hi to her again and she was happy to see me though. I told her I had a wonderful time since it was my first show. She was happy. I then got my personal picture with Simone and that was freaking awesome. I asked her if she liked my letter and she did. She thought it was very nice of me to write to her. She really appreciate it.

So overall, meeting Epica and seeing them live for the first time was the best weekend in my entire life!



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