Felicia: Becoming Poison Ivy

Posted September 14, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Allusion, Awesomeness, Bad Ass, Beauty, Comics, Cosplay, Crafts, Creativity, DC Universe, Metaphors, Personal Glimpses, Pleasure and Pain, Pop Culture, Quotes, Special Projects, Super Villainess, Women

“Some things are worth
dying for, Batman.”
~~•Poison Ivy
(Detective Comics #752)

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Tonight I started working on my costume for Halloween and ComicCon. I started with a plain, full-piece, black morph suit. I am going to be Poison Ivy…keeping my costume in line with Gotham City Sirens this year. Next year…Catwoman to complete the triage? Pro’ly not. I don’t like her enough. Maybe Killer Frost or a female Spawn though. I will mos’def’ be a comic book character from here on out.

The original Poison Ivy was created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Sheldon Moldoff in 1966. Because the feminist movement was in full swing, DC decided that Batman needed another prominent female adversary, especially since his first villainess, Catwoman, was becoming more of a sympathetic character. The new villainess was given a plant-based theme, partially inspired by the titular character of the short story Rappacini’s Daughter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1844. Like Hawthorne’s literary character, Poison Ivy was envisioned as a beautiful temptress obsessed with dangerous plants, being immune to their toxic effects and employing them to both seduce and poison others.

See my post: Inspired by Poison

Before becoming Poison Ivy, Pamela Isley was seduced and poisoned by a man. “Fortunately for Isley, she survived and became immune to all manner of toxins and diseases. She realized that she was completely unaffected by certain plant-based hypnotic toxins that she could use to control others. Calling herself Poison Ivy, she began wearing a revealing green plant-like costume and turned to a life of crime, combining her natural allure with hypnotic plant toxins in order to manipulate people (particularly men) into doing her bidding.

After moving to Gotham City, Ivy came into conflict with Gotham’s greatest crime-fighter, Batman. Ivy attempted to seduce Batman into becoming her partner-in-crime, but went on to become one of his most dangerous foes. He thwarted Ivy’s scheme and defeated her, after which she was imprisoned in Arkham Asylum. The encounter sparked Ivy’s ongoing obsession with Batman, because he was the one man she could not easily gain control over.

**Poison Ivy info courtesy of Comic Vine.

Invoking Divine Intervention

Posted September 13, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Allusion, Awesomeness, Body and Mind, Connection, Disconnection, Energy, Healing, Light, Spiritual, Strength

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Picked me up this awesome spiritual artifact. It is a pendant with an image of Hanuman…the Hindu God of power, strength and courage. He is also believed to be an avatar of the God Shiva. “Amongst the Hindus of Northern India, it is a very popular belief that chanting the Hanuman Chalisa invokes Hanuman’s divine intervention in grave problems, including those concerning evil spirits.”

Imma Manly Lil Biaaaatch

Posted September 12, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Addiction, Archivist, Awesomeness, Bad Ass, Body and Mind, Dedication, Fitness, Fitness Rants, Gym, Health and Fitness, On the Right Track, Pleasure and Pain, Positive Energies, She Muscle, Strength, Women, Work, Workout

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Today I pushed my body to the limit. Nothing is gonna get me down! I slammed a two hour workout this morning from 8-10 to complete all body parts for this week. I squatted a plate for 15 reps today. I have done it before, but I am dropping it LOW with tight form these days, which makes me happy!

I also killed some hack squats and finished some massive monsters sets adding shoulders and traps to my leg workout. I almost hit a plate on the hack today (next week it’s on). I shrugged a plate for 12…going up! Love to see my strength on the rise and my front delts getting more defined.

As if that wasn’t enough, I moved…let me see (21+50+129) cubic feet of boxes by myself in the afternoon. Can’t explain how important my gym life shoulder press has been in career. I was a fat burning machine today. Indeed I am #moreofaman than some. As @TheJoeySwoll would say…”somebody pleeeease #trainharderthanme!”

Spellz

Posted September 11, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Awesomeness, Fitness, Friends, Giving, Gym Swag, Health and Fitness, Magic, Workout

Bmac~ thank you for my new “I’ll put a spell on you” purple swag!! I love it! Amazingly…I don’t have a gym tank this color. Little did you know, but I needed a pick me up today my friend! I appreciate your luv.

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“That old black magic has me in its spell, That old black magic that you weave so well; Icy fingers up and down my spine, The same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine.”
~~~~~• Johnny Mercer

(Lyrics from That Old Black Magic)

The Book

Posted September 10, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Allusion, Connection, Disconnection, Dreams and Transformations, Fire Symbol, Illusions, Metaphors, No Love, Pleasure and Pain, Poetry, Poets, Reflection, Strength, Weakness, Worthy Reads, Writers, Writing

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Is it what you want?
A book slammed shut? Seal the
lock and throw away the key?
If that’s the case, then let it be for
you never saw any worth in me.

Is it what you want?
This chapter to end? Burn
each page housing a dream?
If the answer is yes, then strike
a match for things were never
what they seemed.

Is it what you want?
All the words erased? Lift magic
ink like dust and blow it away?
If it’s true, these lungs are strong.
My breath can push love right out
of your way.

Is it what you want?
A book slammed shut? Seal the
lock and throw away the key?
If that’s the case, then let it be for
you never saw any worth in me.

by Felicia Lujan
9.10.2014

Mind and Heart Spills: Statistically Speak

Posted September 10, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Awesomeness, Bad Ass, Connections, Friends, Mind Melt, On the Right Track, Personal Glimpses

I really appreciate those of you who take the time to care about what I have to say here in random mind and heart spills. Thank you for accompanying me on My Voyage Through Time. I am thankful for your eyes, minds and maybe for a few people, their hearts.

It was an interesting night statistically speaking. My stats spiked between 3:00pm and midnight taking my roughly 100 views a day to 325. There was at least one hour where I had over 100 views. I do appreciate that! :)
~~~Sincerely ♥F

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~Site stats• 9.9.2014~

Muscular Meaningful Wittiness

Posted September 9, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Allusion, Awesomeness, Bad Ass, Body and Mind, Connection, Fitness, Gym, He Muscle, Health and Fitness, Inner Beauty, Inspirational, Men, Outer Beauty, Pleasure and Pain, Strength, Work

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~Devin's tweet from today.~

Arvin Lal and Michael DiMarco have really pulled together such a freakin’ awesome team of reps for the SHREDZ Army. I love every male and female athlete on that army, but @TheJoeySwoll and @devinphysique…now themz is sum straight witty dudes with lotsa meaningful things to say behind that muscle.


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