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2016NBAL D TutorialTime PUSH UPPLANK TOOBLIQUESWORKOUT T 10S W O www.FLiPMagazine.net FEBRUARY2016 FLiPfor 2 www.flipmagazine.netFebruary2016 www.flipmagazine.netFebruary2016 3 4 www.flipmagazine.netDecember2015 VALENTINES DAY Z Ceit ... EDITOR IN CHIEF Alexis Nichols PUBLISHER Frank Monahan ART DIRECTOR Rebekkah Dreskin PHOTOGRAPHERS Akshay Bhoan Joana P. Cardozo Shaun Yen www.shaunyenphotography.com David Moser HMPhotography.com Facebook.comhmphotography ON THE COVER SINGERACTRESS Morgan James PHOTO BY Emma Mead www.theemmaexperience.com IG theemmaexperience 12 15 6 18 Photo by Akshay Bhoan 30 27 25 23 6 MORGANJAMESMORGANJAMESMORGANJAMESMORGANJAMESMORGANJAMESMORGANJAMES Photo by Joana P. Cardozo 7 www.flipmagazine.netDecember2015 My wife and I recently attended a concert at an intimate and acoustically wonderful venue in Annapolis MD where we caught a show starring Morgan James. This was no accidental concert foray as I had become enormously aware of Ms. James from her many YouTube videos and from her stint with Scott Bradlees Postmodern Jukebox and various acoustic set pieces with one or two accompanists. My wife had seen just one video and though she loved it wondered why we drove all the way to Annapolis from Northern Virginia to see this particular artist. But I digresslet me tell you how this all got started. Last year while perusing FaceBook I saw a post from one of FLiP Magazines most awesome models Katie Rae Johnson. She directed me to a Youtube video of an artist singing a cover of Maps the Maroon 5 hit. The group was Scott Bradlees Postmodern Jukebox featuring Morgan James. Katie told me make sure you listen all the way to 256 of this video and be prepared to be blown away Blown away was an understatement Ms. James belted out notes in this song that I just didnt think could be done and literally made the hairs on my arm stand straight up. Its an amazing performance and you owe it to yourself to check it out. Since then Ive become a fan and I gobble up everything that she records. Getting to see her live in Annapolis promised to be a real treat. Her performance was flawless and even better Morgan forged a relationship with the audience that literally permeated the room. My wife who up until then appreciated her voice now loved her for much moreanother true fan was born to not only a wonderful voice but to a musician who loves her craft and loves sharing it with her audience. And lucky me I got to interview Morgan James as an assignment for FLiP. Morgan James was born in Boise ID and her family moved around a bit but she grew up primarily in Modesto CA the daughter of educators and actors. Her parents love of the performing arts led Morgan to join the choir in middle school and continued to practice her singing with the aid of a karaoke machine provided by her grandmother. Upon graduation from high school Morgan was accepted into the prestigious Julliard School of Music in New York City where she studied opera. She received her Bachelor of Music in Voice in 2003 and also took a Master Class under famed Broadway veteran Barbara Cook. Upon graduation Morgan appeared in several Broadway shows including The Addams Family starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth. During her stint on Broadway Morgan would pursue a solo artist career singing at clubs throughout the New York area. She recorded her first album Morgan James Live A Celebration of Nina Simone an artist that Morgan says inspires her to this day. The album was recorded at Dizzys Club Coca Cola a famed New York jazz club. www.flipmagazine.netDecember2015 MORGAN JAMES Soul Singer Broadway Favorite and International Chanteuse By Frank Monahan Cover photo by Emma Mead Photo by Robert Ascroft Photo by Robert Ascroft 8 www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 Morgans first album containing original material Hunter was released in 2014. It has 11-tracks eight of which Ms. James co-wrote the songs and three covers Princes Call My Name Bruce Springsteens Dancing in the Dark and Hall Oates Shes Gone. The album not only boasts Morgans incredible lead vocals but she recorded the background vocals and harmonies as well. Frank Monahan is a lover of all things music literature and more. He is always discovering new artists and loves sharing them with others. A scientist by education he is now the CEO of Rocket Science Productions the company that publishes FLiP Magazine. During my interview with Ms. James in late December of last year I asked Morgan if she had a particular musical plan in mind. Her answer didnt surprise me but it did make me happy. She said she would continue to explore all the dierent types of music the opera singing soul ballads in clubs and enjoying connecting with her fans. In fact Morgan related a story of a club owner in Ohio who was interested in booking her. After they agreed on a date the owner found that she didnt have much of a social media fanbase in Ohio but that research had shown that she had what he called a high-quality fan-base that is it didnt matter what type of music she performed or where she performed ither fans were going to go hear her regardless and be fans forever. Morgan James videos have been viewed over 45 million times since the release of Hunter and a result she has released a new EP in November 2015 called YouTube Sessions featuring five fan favorites including Cecilia and Sledgehammer. You truly owe it to your self to check out her videos listen to her LPs and EP and definitely catch her the next time she comes to your town. Its not often that an artist comes along as proficient in so many genres of music as Morgan James is. Soul singer opera folk rock take your pick she can do it all Savor her artistry LIVE while you can www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 10 www.flipmagazine.netFebruary2016 www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 11 TOP 10 SONGS TO WORK OUT TO By Felice LaZae So were way past New Years resolutions and hope- fully if were sticking to it we should be deep into our workout program by now. Right guys Were not slacking eating McDonalds and dreaming of that killer body right Well if not maybe you just dont have the right motivation. If music is the soundtrack to life then its definitely the soundtrack to a great workout. Studies have shown that running or walking to music at higher BPMs beats per minute does increase the subjects speed but did you know that its not just about the BPM Running or walking to a metronome at the same speed as one of your favorite songs induces a different result So its not just about the constant beat keeping time. Its about the creativity of that beat and how it can inspire and focus the subject to move to it. Its called activating music. So one song thats at 130 BPM wont inspire you to run like another song at 130 BPM. Why is that Well there are way more factors than just the speed of the beat of the song. Features like constant loudness over a series of beats emphasis on the downbeat short repeated notes and not a lot of variation in the beat are all indicators of activating music. You know when you hear a certain song and it just instantly evokes a certain mood or emotion Thats how it is with activating music when it comes to working out and moving faster to a certain rhythm. In contrast a relaxing song usually has more vari- ation in volume more emphasis on the upbeat and longer melodic phrases like in jazz or classical music. Every person is different but for most this music is not conducive to working out. This sort of music is much better for helping the brain concentrate like when studying or reading a book. So in technical terms as the science-y guys put it As far as genre is concerned pop-techno is more prominent in activating excerpts while jazz-reggae is more prominent in relaxing excerpts. In general the relaxing excerpts contain more variance in phrasing and melody whereas the activating excerpts have a more equalized phrasing stressing a binary structure. Simply put if you want to keep your heart pump- ing keep it simple. Stick to hip-hop pop dance and rock nroll with fast tempos and strong downbeats that make you feel GOOD and keep you motivat- ed to run that extra mile or lift that extra 10 lbs. Since everyone has different musical tastes in terms of what kind of music to workout to I have put together a list of my top 10 best songs to workout to regardless of genre. I just love music that gets me revved up and ready to go no matter what kind it is. So my list consists of hip-hop rock pop and dance from many different decades. So go listen and stay on track with your health and fitness New Years resolu- tions no matter what time of year it is so that next year you can make new goals that top the previous year Work Cited Marc Leman Dirk Moelants Matthias Varewyck Frederik Styns Leon van Noorden Jean-Pierre Martens Published July 10 2013. Activating and Relaxing Music Entrains the Speed of Beat Synchronized Walking. Retrieved from http journals.plos.orgplosonearticleid10.1371journal.pone.0067932 Felice LaZae is a singersongwriter living in Los Angeles CA. And shes also a huge fan of comics video games books and all things nerdy. Shes worked in many facets of the music industry from audio engineering to vocal coaching. Her lyric driven music is a mix of bluesy rock with a good dose of soul. To check out and download her new Give It Away EP go to her website at www.FeliceLaZae.com. 1. Stronger by Kanye West 2. Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor 3. Lose Yourself by Eminem 4. B.O.B. by Outkast 5. X Gonna Give It To Ya by DMX 6. Crazy In Love by Beyonc 7. Gonna Make You Sweat Everybody Dance Now by C C Music Factory 8. Song 2 by Blur 9. Welcome To The Terrordome by Public Enemy 10. Another One Bites The Dust by Queen 12 www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 Do you desire recognition for your cosplay Does it just make your day when someone asks for your photo Here are some tips from a graduate in fashion and costume design on how to achieve these goals consis- tently for your cosplay. This article is directed towards cosplayers of all levels even advanced craftsmen. Keep in mind as you read this article that it provides guidelines for those wishing to improve themselves as cosplayers and who aim to realistically mimic their characters. Lets begin by considering your skill set and experience. Assess yourself are you advanced intermediate beginner or complete and utter novice If you are unsure reference the following exam- ples. If congoers constantly stop you for a picture so much that you never get to the vendors hall you have little need for my advice. However if you find that youre rarely asked for a photo or the photos you posted online have no com- ments you probably fit into the begin- ner category. Or perhaps youve never cosplayed before and wonder where to start. Of course cosplay is not just about attention but if youre looking to improve your game the amount of attention you receive is a clue to your level of success. Categorize yourself as first-time beginner intermediate or advanced. This transitions to choosing a cosplay thats within your ability. As most of us probably know sewing and prop making are a whole lot harder than they look Lets discuss the beginner category a little further now. Firstly what consti- tutes a beginner It could be that youve bought a few cosplays before and now wish to make your own. It could be that you intend to continue purchas- ing cosplays if so once again I refer you to the criteria broken down later in the article. Or it could be that youve made dozens of various costumes but are struggling to complete them or elevate them to a satisfactory quality. In any case a beginner would have limit- ed cosplay-related skills such as sewing and construction. As a beginner mak- ing your own cosplay its best to select a cosplay that is extremely simple. I rec- ommend you seek a character that does not use props choosing a character that uses a prop but deciding to forego it can give the impression that your cosplay is incomplete. Props are an entirely dif- ferent skill set and should be learned after sewing. There are plenty of cos- plays that do not require props but none that do not require clothes. Next look for a character with minimalistic deign. The cosplay should not have any complicated sewing or structures like corsets unless you intend to purchase one shoe coverings body paint or masks. This would probably be a more realistically styled character. Someone like Luffy of One Piece is a good choice as everything he wears in his initial out- fit can be purchased and then modified. Just because a character has a simple design does not mean that it is unim- pressive or uninteresting. Look for a character with simple sewing so you can purchase a pattern look one up online or buy pieces and modify them. Most beginners probably havent sewn before or have had very little practice so fol- lowing a simple pattern like an A-line dress is good experience. A schoolgirl is another simple cosplay for begin- ners with a wide selection of patterns available. Avoid characters with tight fitting garments and extremely reveal- ing clothes. Even with a purchased pattern these clothes are very difficult to sew and usually do not fit correctly without alteration. This includes most super heroes. The spandex bodysuits that are readily available everywhere are generally low quality and frequent- ly wrinkle or pouch unattractively. Do not attempt a bodysuit until your level is at least intermediate. Be cautious when it comes to cosplay with patches logos embroidery or any type of image. Depending on the desired effect these can be ordered and attached screen printed on or sent out for embroidery. In most cases fabric painting would not be advised as it commonly leaves the fabric stiff and brushstrokes are vis- ible. It is not recommended to attempt these types of features yourself before youve developed the necessary skills to complete it masterfully. Lastly choose a character for which you can use your natural hair during cosplay or one that has a very simple wig that requires little to no styling. Intermediate cosplayers are those whove developed decent skills in sew- ing prop making wig styling makeup application and similar crafts. At this point your cosplays are attracting some attention but you havent got hundreds of tumblr followers yet and when you HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CosplayB Azyk Col Luffy from One Piece www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 13 go to a con you are still able to make it to the vendors hall in a reasonable amount of time. Consider cosplay that is slightly ambitious. Seek characters that feature props or sewing that you have experience making but a couple features that would be a challenge for you. A character like Maka from Soul Eater is a good choice as her outfit is not extremely complicated but fine details such as high quality fabrics light shoulder pads for the coat finely pressed pleats for her skirt and a flare at the coats hem can be challenging but impressive and eye-catching if executed well. In addition her scythe Soul is a unique prop which presents multiple options for the construction and is often done poorly providing the opportunity for a cosplayer to really set themselves apart by doing it well. At this stage it is still best to avoid extremely fitted or revealing clothes like bodysuits and structures like corsets petticoats and bustleshoop skirts. These types of cosplays do require highly advanced skills to be accomplished. At the intermediate level you can also begin to look at cosplay with small pieces of armor. A character with only a breast- plate or a shoulder plate is ideal pro- viding you an occasion to learn meth- ods and techniques for cosplay armor making and allowing you the time to spend perfecting it. For example Al of Full Metal Alchemist or most Monster Hunter armor sets would be beyond the level of an intermediate cosplayer. When it comes to wigs avoid charac- ters with extreme hairstyles like any Yu-gi-Oh or Dragonball Z character. Someone like Sailor Moon would be appropriate as it provides the challenge of perfecting technique for creating a wig with a part and hiding your hair- line effectively. Props are unique in that they often are not made from scratch but created from purchased pieces and there are hundreds of tutorials avail- able which make construction easy to understand. If youre making the prop yourself avoid extreme challenges such as a portal gun or a light saber. Once youre finally an advanced level cosplayer you are likely too busy to read this article. On to the next and probably most obvious consideration physical appear- ance. Look at your height weight body type and facial features. Many characters actuallyhaveofficialbiosthatlistthechar- actersheightandweight.Youcancompare your own to theirs. Height consideration will vary so let me break it down into two parts single cosplay and group cosplay. When you are cosplaying alone height may be less of a consideration. The topic of weight is a sensitive one but a desirable cosplay is always one that is as close to an exact repli- cation of the character portrayed as possible. Choose a character that is within - 20 lbs to your own weight. If you dont have a character bio to ref- erence weight you will have to eyeball it. Alongside weight and height is body type. Character bios frequently provide key information such as bust waist and hip measurements. Sometimes the character will reveal their cup size in dialogue. Even without this informa- tion it is fairly easy to compare your own body type to the character you wish to cosplay. Ill give an example Jinx from League of Legends is a very slender woman with a small bust. Only those considered a B cup or below should try this cosplay. There dont appear to be any confirmed measure- ments for Jinx but its clear there would be little difference in size between her bust waist and hip measurements. Her bust would likely be 30-32 waist 24- 25 and hips 32. For any character look at the proportions and make sure that not only do you have about the same proportions but I suggest that you are within - 2 of their measurements. You wont always have this information Azayaka Cosplay as a Mew gijinka from Pokemon and cosplay creator Jinx from League of Legends 15 www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 for a character but you can reasonably deduce what size of clothing they might wear i.e. XS S etc and only pro- ceed with the cosplay if you wear the same size you expect the character does. Dont neglect to factor in your facial features. Characters personalities are indicated in all aspects of their design but espe- cially in their face. Fortunately much of this can be created or altered with makeup such as making your eyes appear bigger thinning out the nose making the cheeks look gaunt or draw- ing on a beauty mark. Despite this there still need to be com- monalities in your facial features to represent a character. If you have a more square jaw it would be best to look for a character that does as well and forego those characters with narrow jaws. If you for all differences. A person with droopy eyes or low-riding lids would want to avoid characters with wide round eyes for instance. Hand in hand with physical appearance age is an imperative consideration for choosing cosplay. It does present a significant challenge however. Many of our favorite characters to cosplay are very young 16 17 18 years old and most of us will not have developed the necessary skills to create advanced cosplay by that age. And of course people of all ages enjoy anime manga games comic books etc featuring young characters. Ill be brief about this aspect of choosing cosplay if you reference the other considerations of physical appearance that Ive already reviewed its likely youll be quite close to the age of the character you desire to cosplay. Make use of the characters official character bio their real age may surprise you. When choosing a character to cosplay everyone will consider the characters personality and how it compares to their own. I imagine most people will feel a connection with characters that are similar to themselves. But lets go over it anyway. Not everyone is a natural actor and can change their behavior comfortably or believably. If you are shy and have trouble working up the courage to speak in front of others you will be a natural at portraying a shy character but you may want to avoid characters with boisterous personalities as people will expect and probably ask you to say or do things you may be uncomfortable with. And conversely if you tend to be charismatic and outspoken you may have trouble portraying a quiet and shy character. Half of your cosplays impact is determined by your actions when wearing the cosplay. Your behavior can leave people with a great impression a poor impression or not enough impression to remember you by even if your craftsmanship is top tier. Choose a character whos behavior you will feel comfortable and confident in imitating. Last but not least consider your financial means. Once youve settled on a character that is a good choice for you bud- get out the cost. Break down each part of the cosplay into all of its components. Dont forget even the inexpensive things like thread. This is the time to figure out if you need to purchase any tools if you need more makeup if you need to ship anything. Not only does this help you determine if you can afford to make this cosplay it also gives you an idea how long it will take if you need to order anything online and have it shipped and pushes you to research more inexpensive methods for your craft. Save yourself from the despair of going to the con without the cosplay youve been talking up and keep your closet clear of half finished cosplays. In closing let me reiterate that this article is for those who aim to create cosplays that are precise replications of the characters they portray. I sought to provide advice for cosplayers who are struggling to understand why their cosplay dont have as much impact as they hope for and are unsure how to advance. I wish you all the best in your cosplay endeavors and hope these guidelines are useful to you have a small chin a character with a jutting cleft chin would not be an advisable cosplay choice. Prothesthetics are also an option but they do add mass to your face so you wont be able to make your chin smaller or your jawbone narrower. Eye shape and size are one of the easiest things to alter via makeup but cannot compensate Maka with her scythe Soul from Soul Eater Steven Tiss as Gohan from Dragonball Z photographer and cosplay creator Azayaka Cosplay Hi guys Im Azayaka Japanese for vivid or brilliant Cosplay. I graduated from FIDM with a degree in Fashion and Theater Costume in 2011 and after a brief stint of doing commission and freelance work have started making my own cosplays. Please visit me at any of the pages provided in the links below but note that I primarily upload to Facebook. I upload fashion art and karaoke in addition to cosplay as well as things that humor me. Id love to hear from you and thank you for reading my article To learn more about Azayaka check her out online at httpswww.facebook.comAzayaka-Cosplay-613195348720105 or httpazayakachan.tumblr.com However as Valentines Day draws nearer mens bald spots are also growing noticeably larger and their cursing is becoming ever louder When did this beautiful holiday of handmade-lace-covered-paper-heart love notes become such an expensive high-pressured nightmare At this rate many people would prefer to just cast the entire holiday aside and condemn it as a commercial scam a way for jewelry stores and other maniacal fat cats to guilt people especially men into emptying their wallets. In all fairness capitalists will be capitalists and clever businesses will always take advantage of opportunity but that does not mean your wallet has to be a casualty of V-Day Have heart There are plenty of deeply thoughtful touching and intimate ways to spend the day that require little to no money at all. Any holiday where we can slow down log off and not feel totally cheesy about acknowledging and appreciating the people we love is a day worth celebrating. No excuses this year P.S. Its on February 14th. Same day every year. If your girlfriend can remember Super Bowl you can remember Valentines Day.Apologies for the gender-normativity of the previous statement I am sure your girlfriend loves football. Regardless of your personal price point all men must rst consider what does romance mean for your lady specically. Always consider your SOs personality interests and the way she prefers to receiveshow affection before making plans or getting gifts. On the whole gifts and gestures tend to be more appreciated by both sexes when they are thoughtful and personal. Missing the mark can make or break your V-Day If you recently started dating or your stomach becomes one giant anxiety knot upon hearing the word romance do not despair. Check out these guidelines Understanding love is a difcult feat but New York Times Bestseller Gary Chapman1 breaks it down fairly simply. He says that there are ve different languages of love. We will be using these languages to pinpoint your valentines ideal giftgesture. Think both about her loving actions as well as arguments you have had or complaints she has made about exes. If there is something your girl praises you for or gets on your case for NOT doing its probably her love language. See if you can pick hers out Spring will soon be sprung and love is in the air Rabbits are getting frisky tulips are preparing to poke their heads through ower beds and men are foraging for something shiny to wow their ladies. Priceless Valentines Day Ideas Fill her heart without emptying your wallet However as Valentines Day draws nearer mens bald spots are also growing noticeably larger and their cursing is becoming ever louder When did this beautiful holiday of handmade-lace-covered-paper-heart love notes become such an expensive high-pressured nightmare At this rate many people would prefer to just cast the entire holiday aside and condemn it as a commercial scam a way for jewelry stores and other maniacal fat cats to guilt people especially men into emptying their wallets. In all fairness capitalists will be capitalists and your wallet has to beyour wallet has to beyour Have heart There are plenty of deeply thoughtful touching and intimate ways to spend the day that require little to no money at all. Any holiday where we can slow down log off and not feel totally cheesy about acknowledging and appreciating the people we love is a day worth celebrating. No P.S. Its on February 14th. Same day every year. If your girlfriend can remember Super Bowl you can remember Valentines Day.Apologies for the gender-normativity of the previous statement I am Regardless of your personal price point all men must rst consider what does romance mean for your lady specically. Always consider your SOs personality interests and the way she prefers to receiveshow affection before making plans or getting gifts. On the whole gifts and gestures tend to be more appreciated by both sexes when they are thoughtful and personal. Missing the mark can make or break your V-Day If you recently started dating or your stomach becomes one giant anxiety knot upon hearing the word romance do not despair. Check out these guidelines breaks it down fairly simply. He says that there are ve different languages of love. We will be using these languages to pinpoint your valentines ideal giftgesture. Think both about her loving actions as well as arguments you have had or complaints she has made about exes. If there is something your girl praises you for or gets on your case for NOT doing its probably her love language. See if you can pick hers out Words Does your girlfriend enjoy receiving compliments encouragement or verbal appreciation Quality One-On-One Time Does she enjoy doing things together or having deep uninterrupted conversations Physical Touch Is she a toucher hugger cuddler or sex machine Acts of Service Does she enjoy doing things for you helping you with chores or work or cooking you a meal Gifting Does she put great eort into meaningful birthday gifts Or maybe shes generous with her time and support 151 httpwww.5lovelanguages.com 16 www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 JRF holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics with a minor in Psychology from Swarthmore College. She resides in LA with her boyfriend and two cats where she writes acts and educates teenagers. In her free time she enjoys gaming painting reading creating tea concoctions and of course Netix and chilling. Fill a notebook with a loving thought per page. Consider treasured relationship memories something you love about her or words of encouragement or appreciation. Post notes or captioned photos around her apartmenthouse. Choose places where she will see them as she goes about her routine. Alternatively place them in hidden places if privacy isnt an issue where you prompt her to look with verbal requests or written clues. i.e. Could I borrow your copy of Scandalous Behavior and thus she discovers the sweet post-it note on the book cover. Every hour look into her eyes and give her a specic sincere compliment. Make her the subject of the compliment i.e. You are adorable beautifulsmokinin that dress not That dress is nice. Dont get frustrated if she disagrees with you- she still hears you. Write a love letter better still send it snail mail timed to arrive on V-Day. Alternatively you could writeread a love poem or writeperform a love song if you are able. Always consider her taste in your selections- picking a favorite can go a long way If you save mementos of relationships assemble them all in a box. Put a sweet note on top. Label what things are or tell her as you go through the box together. If words are not your strength let other artists do the talking nd poems passages or songs that communicate how you feel. Get her chocolates with wrappers. Hide a short but sweet message in each wrapper like a fortune chocolate. Ferrero Rochers would be perfect. www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 JRF holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics with a minor in Psychology from Swarthmore College. She resides in LA with her Fill a notebook with a loving thought per page. Consider treasured relationship memories something you love about her or words of encouragement or appreciation. Post notes or captioned photos around her apartmenthouse. Choose places where she will see them as she goes about her routine. Alternatively place them in hidden places if privacy isnt an issue where you prompt her to look with verbal requests or written clues. i.e. Could I borrow your copy of Behavior and thus she discovers the sweetBehavior and thus she discovers the sweetBehavior post-it note on the book cover. Every hour look into her eyes and give her a specic sincere subject of the compliment i.e. beautifulsmokinin that dress not nice. Dont get frustrated if she disagrees with you- she still hears you. WORDS Shut down your devices for the entire day. Talk and interact with each other sans Facebook. If you get work callsemails on Sundays consider using an automated out-of-the-ofce email and at least forgo social media. Read a favorite book of hers in advance- something she has mentioned multiple times. Then surprise her with a discussion on V-Day. Watch that movie she keeps bugging you to see and talk about it afterwards be nice though. Alternatively watch Rom Coms together research2 has shown that watching romantic lms and discussing them is a more comfortable way for couples to communicate about their own relationship. Double benet. Do an activity she loves distraction-free. Again even better if its something she keeps asking you to do with her. Help her with something she has been procrastinating whether its re-painting the bedroom or getting an oil change. Weather permitting take her to her favorite park. Try ying kites together-- its pretty rewarding and requires some teamwork. See Words 5. Alright now that you think you know your ladys love language you can nd corresponding V-Day suggestions. Some ideas appeal to multiple types and are re-referenced. As a disclaimer this is not absolute science if you think one of the ideas ts another language go for it Also remember though YOU may nd some of these gestures unoriginal sappy or not your style go for the thing that SHE would appreciate most. QUALITY TIME 2 httpwww.rochester.edunewsdivorce-rate-cut-in-half-for-couples-who-discussed-relationship-movies www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 17 Grant her a bottomless beverage while doing your activity of choice. Be on top of relling her tea wine cider etc. so her glass is never empty. Hard to go wrong with breakfast in bed. Make it her favorite but add a special twist. If it snows shovel her drive or dig her car out. Do all her chores for the day before she does you might need to devise a plan to get her out of the house. Try setting something up with her mom or best friend who shed want to see on V-Day. Treat her to a candlelit dinner. Cook if you can it will mean more. Take-out is an acceptable alternative. Want that replace glow Find a digital version on your streaming services. While she sleeps decorate her room with things she loves pictures owers stuffed animals etc. See Physical Touch 3. See Quality Time 5. Take time selecting a gift. Make it super meaningful not just something typical. Show her you listen. Buy a gift that inspires or encourages one of her dreams. Hit yard sales ea markets antique shops or thrift stores. You could nd something surprisingly inexpensive while perfectly symbolic. If she loves when you buy dinner hit a grocery store for a cheaper version of take-out. You can get some delicious pre-made foods from the deli counter. If you are good with your hands make her a piece of jewelry out of something you already have. A guy once made me an awesome bracelet out of used guitar string beads. See Words 1. See Words 7. See Physical Touch 6. Z On a nal note ensure your choices are appropriate to your relationship. If your gal mothered your children go all out but if you are just crushing or talking its easier to overdo it than underdo it. Over-the-top Rom-Com gestures tend to look stalkerish and desperate in real life. Keep it simple hey a handmade-lace-covered-paper heart valentine might be all you need Whatever your relationship status its easy to show shes worth the world with minimal impact to your wallet. Happy Valentines Day ---JRF You know those kids touch exhibits where you stick your hand in a box and try to guess whats inside Play the adult version- in reverse and without clothes. Blindfold her and gently brush her skin with various items. Make her guess what they are. Reward her if shes right. Dont be gross though she wont nd it funny. Cant be together for V-Day Hug her from afar by sending one of your sweatshirts spritzed with cologne. Give her an amazing sensual full-body massage. Light some candles get the replace going put on romantic music. Find great smelling oils and research if you arent sure what you are doing. Remember a little oil goes a long way and it will stain fabric. Fulll a sexual fantasy of hers. Listen and dont be afraid to ask questions. Get body-safe paint and a giant canvas. Let your bodies be the paintbrushes as you roll around on the oor together. If you can afford them pre-made kits start at about 60. Otherwise experiment with non-toxic nger- paint recipes. Research new oral sex tricks even if you are an expert. Surprise her and rock her world. PHYSICAL TOUCH ACTS OF SERVICE GIFT GIVING 18 GRINDERS AND BURNERS MODERN DAY ROSIE THE RIVETERS The 1940s had their Rosie the Riveter ... HMPhotography brings us the 2016 version Grinders and Burners CHEYENNE DERYAN Photography by HMPhotography.com Facebook.comhmphotography 19 HADLEY Z Makeup and Hair Sara Elizabeth www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 20 Makeup and Hair Sara Elizabeth www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 MADISON ERICA-JANE GRINDERS ANGRINDERS ANMADISON ERICA-JANE GRINDERS ANMADISON ERICA-JANE www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 21 ND BURNERSND BURNERSMakeup and Hair Sara Elizabeth LEIGH MICHELLE HALEY JOE ND BURNERSND BURNERS 22 www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 23 ZOMBIESPRIDE and PREJUDICE and A Review of the new PPZ film By Danielle Lanzarotta Twitter DaniLanzarotta Facebook.comauthorDanieleLanzarotta Action romance horror and comedy all wrapped into one This is not your typical zombie movie and its not your typical love story which is actually quite refreshing and unpredictable. In 19th century England the Bennets raise a family full of young women. While the mother tries to raise them to get married and be taken care of by their husbands the father raises them to be kick ass zombie hunters. Dad wins Yay In a world threatened by an army of undead zombies the Bennet girls dont need a guys help to do what they need to do. In fact they rescue their charming love interests once or twice. I have to admit I havent read this book yet although I heard its hilarious. My expectations werent very high going into the theater but I found the movie to be unexpectedly great I actually dont have one thing I would change about it I know shocking. The acting was great. The zombies looked like zombies as in the creepy kind that like to eat brains and not the most recent Hollywood version of hot zombies. Yeah Im talking about the hot zombie from Warm Bodies. And the storyline was good PPZ has something for everyone and its the perfect movie for a date night. Daniele Lanzarotta is the author of paranormalfantasy novels including the Academy of the Fallen Series and A Mermaids Curse Trilogy. She is also a film student with several projects under way. PUSH-UP PLANK TO OBLIQUE MOUNTAIN CLIMBER TUTORIALTIMEWORKOUT By Fitness Trainer Ricardo Zarate www.ricardoadamzarate.com Photography by Shaun Yen www.shaunyenphotography.com With the holidays behind us and summer rapidly approaching its important that we make our work- outs work exactly the way they should. Thats why its important to get that body right with the right movements to kick that belly fats butt and get you lean just in time for summer. The push up plank to oblique mountain climber is exactly the workout you need to get that result Done the right way this workout works out your arms chest back legs and all of that core. Not only will this workout combine your upper and lower body to create a great synergistic balance the movements will engage a great deal of your bodys stabilizers that will help in preventing injury and will go hand in hand later on with more difficult progressions of the same movement for faster and better results Give this workout a try and see how tight your mid section can get and how much body strength you acquire with every set. Enjoy 1 2 3 4 5 6 24 1. Start in the push-up position. 2. Bring your right knee in towards your right elbow while slightly bending your elbows. 3. Straighten the elbows once again while bring- ing the leg back to the push-up position. 4. Repeat steps 1-3 on the left side and alternate every repetition. www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 25 What is dystopian science fiction Quite simply it is a negative vision of the future. These visions or predictions can be terrible dark disturbing or even frightening. Unfortunately it is not hard to imagine a negative future for humanity. Especially when one looks at the chaos and madness that plagues our world right now I have written about Star Trek and its positive vision of the future. However the reason I love dystopian science fiction among many other reasons is it is sadly believable. The patterns of past and current human behavior make dystopian visions more believable. There are two films and one book I will to briefly describe as various examples of negative visions. The films are Mad Max Soylent Green and Fahrenheit 451.All three provide a unique prediction of our future. In Mad Max the original a massive oil shortage brings society to completely unravel. The land is in a state of utter anarchy. Roaming gangs of bikers terrorize people. This is all because of a lack of oil a resource that fuels pardon the pun our society. Thankfully this possible future is not as feasible since we have begun to explore alternate fuel sources. As far as I know Soylent Green was the first movie to comment on the dangers of abusing our natural resources. In the film we exhaust almost all our resources then society begins to crumble. People are reduced to eating something called Soylent Green which turns out to be made from Humans. Fahrenheit 451 is a master work of literature by Ray Bradbury. Imagine a world where firemen burn books. Why In this future society reading is illegal. Everyone takes pills to feel happy numb etc. Everyone watches the family theatre which is basically interactive television. The last part sounds a bit familiar does it not As I said all three show dierent negative futures. More importantly they show the extremes humans will go to when desperate. Why do dystopian visions in film and literature matter We by no means live in a perfect world. As a species we have a simple choice. We can continue down this path which guarantees we will exhaust our natural Dystopian Negative Visions of the Future Dystopian Negative Visions of the Future Science Fiction BY LEWIS STOCKHAM 26 www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 resources destroy our civilization and cause our own extinction. The alternative is to think of ourselves as caretakers of this world solve our problem peacefully and change the way we view ourselves as a species. Perhaps this sounds overly optimistic or even simplistic I feel it is the truth. I do not imagine in the least that it will happen easily. However I mention this because this is the importance of dystopian visions. They show us what could happen if we are not careful. Science fiction has often become science fact for better or worse. How we manage our resources how our civilization progresses and how we proceed as a species is totally up to us. It always has been. What you ask will happen Only time will tell I have always believed you should write what you know My passions and fascinations include history philosophy mythology and psychology. I love to people watch. I get many ideas that way. I am an avid science fiction fan. Science fiction is based in our imagination our imagination propels humanity forward in all our endeavors. -Lewis Stockham Photo by Shaun Yen www.shaunyenphotography.com www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 27 Weight Loss Program A guy calls a company and orders their 5-day 5lbs weight loss program. The next day theres a knock on the door and there stands before him a voluptuous athletic 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nike running shoes and a sign around her neck She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company. The sign reads If you can catch me you can have me. Without a second thought he takes off after her. A few miles later puffing and puffing he finally gives up. The same girl shows up for the next four days and the same thing happens. On the fifth day he weighs himself and is delighted to find he has lost 5lbs as promised. He calls the company and orders their 5-day10lbs program. The next day theres a knock at the door and there stands the most stunning beautiful sexy woman he has ever seen in his life. She is wearing nothing but Reebok running shoes and a sign around her neck that reads If you catch me you can have me. Well hes out the door after her like a shot. This girl is in excellent shape and he does his best but no such luck. So for the next four days the same routine happens with him gradually getting in better and better shape. Much to his delight on the fifth day when he weighs himself he discovers that he has lost another 10lbs as promised. He decides to go for broke and calls the company to order the 7-day25lbs program. Are you sure asks the representative on the phone. This is our most rigorous program. Absolutely he replies I havent felt this good in years. The next day theres a knock at the door and when he opens it he finds a huge muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but pink running shoes and a sign around his neck that reads If I catch you you are mine. He lost 33lbs that week A blonde heard that baths in milk would make her beautiful. She left a note for her milkman to leave 25 gallons of milk. When the milkman read the note he felt there must be a mistake. He thought she probably meant 2.5 gallons. So he knocked on the door to clarify the point. The blonde came to the door and the milkman said I found your note asking me to leave 25 gallons of milk. Did you mean 2.5 gallons The blonde said No I want 25 gallons. Im going to fill my bathtub up with milk and take a milk bath so I can look young and beautiful again. The milkman asked Do you want it pasteurized Wait for it The blonde said No just up to my tits... I can splash it on my eyes if I need to After being married for 50 years I took a careful look at my wife one day and said Fifty years ago we had a cheap house a junk car slept on a sofa-bed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV. But hey I got to sleep every night with a hot 23-year-old girl. Now I have a 750000 home a 45000 car a nice big bed and a large screen TV but Im sleeping with a 73-year-old woman. It seems to me that youre not holding up your side of things. My wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 23-year-old girl and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap house driving a junk car sleeping on a sofa-bed and watching a 10-inch black and white TV. Q A Q What should you do if in a moment of weakness you drunk-dial your ex A First thing you need to do as soon as you realize what youve done is simpleapologize but do it via text or email. Talking about it out loud can be embarrassing and risk an argument. Next thing you should probably do is delete that person from your contacts unless theres a really good reason you need to keep them there. If you do have to keep your ex in your contacts and you nd that you are a habitual drunk callertexter you might want to check into some cellphone apps to assist you with your problem or leave your cellphone hidden at home or with a trustworthy friend or family member. Here are a few apps that I found on my iPhone Dont Dial You can set a time to block out certain contacts in your phone. If you try any of those numbers in a designated time frame it will tell you Youre contacts are locked come back when you are sober And it will list the time. Its also password protected you can have a friend set it so you wont know what it is. Drunk Mode Party App Has a call blocker that hides select phone contacts friend nder that tracks your drunk friends breadcrumbs option shows where you went all night has nd a safe ride home feature and the hot spots nds the best parties around you. Drunk Dial No This hides contact phone numbers and emails for up to 24 hours. You can save a set group of people to quickly block the entire group. It also has Facebook sharing and a chat option with people from around the world. Q Non-lame Valentines Day gifts for the girl you just started seeing-GO A Well this can be a tough one because Valentine s Day is lame in most peoples opinion. Since you just started seeing each other I would think the typical card and candy maybe some owers would be acceptable. All the women I know would be okay with that because its the thought that counts just make sure you nd out if your girl has allergies to any of the above rst. But if you dont want to go that route then think of the time youve spent together and where your conversations have gone. What does she enjoy Movies a certain restaurant music try to take what you know about her and apply that to a gift. Something more personal like that is sure to be a hit because you took the time to think about her and your gift will reect that. More than anything Laci Paige author of the Silken Edge Series enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband support their children on the soccer pitch and off. Laci enjoys the outdoors travel and of course reading and writing and chocolate. Their family lives in Hampton Roads Virginia where Lacis adult muse wakes up late at night. Follow Laci on facebook at httpwww.facebook.comauthorlacipaige and twitter at httpstwitter.comlaci_paige. B La Pi 28 www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 29 1. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS F BEN SIMMONS LSU The Sixers biggest need is...well...pretty much everything besides a logo and a mascot. Ben Simmons is the easy 1 choice here as he combines the handle and vision of a point guard off-the-chart athleticism all in a 69 frame. Simmons is a once a decade-type talent and Philadelphia will be getting a future perennial all-star. Great kid great motor and will give the Sixers a face to the franchise they havent had since Allen Iverson. 2. LOS ANGELES LAKERS F BRANDON INGRAM DUKE Ingram is a beast for Duke. Brandon is playing incredible ball and has the length and shooting ability that scouts and teams covet these days. He can be a big 3 or a stretch 4 and is a mismatch at both positions to defend. Ingram is slowly creeping up the board and has some general managers even considering him at 1 overall. 30 www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 The NBA draft is fast approaching and its time for all of you miserable Kings Timberwolves and 76ers fans to take those paper bags o of your head come out of the witness protection program and crack a brief smile as the next great hope may be joining your team soon Here at FLiP weve done our research and homework on this upcoming draft class and its time for you our loyal FLiP-ites to reap the benefits. I really need to FLiP topics for a moment pun completely intended and talk about the Cleveland Cavaliers firing their head coach David Blatt. I know this will be old news by the time this article runs but I need to rant anyway. Ive been watching sports for a long time now and Ive never seen anything like what happened to Blatt. The Cavs were 30-11 and 1st seed in the East by a bunch when he was fired. Let me say that again the Cavs were first in the East the 1 seed overall and on pace for 60 wins Thats INSANE and completely unprecedented. LeBron speaking to reporters about having no advance knowledge of Blatts firing is not only absurd but utterly impossible to believe. He finally got his buddy Tyronn Lue elevated to head coach and threw Blatt right under the bus. James is one of the best players the NBA has ever seen and is also one of the worst human beings theyve ever had as a superstar. He makes Kobe look like a good guy and believe me that isnt easy. Ok enough of my ranting. I feel so much better now Ok back to the draft Every basketball fan knows Ben Simmons at this point the next LeBron but try throwing out a Jaylen Brown reference at your next cocktail party or an Ivan Rabb comment at your buddys bachelor party and watch the confused but awed looks youll garner...youre welcome This mock draft isnt based o of current standings but more where we believe teams will end up based on record strength of schedule and desire to win. Without further ado FLiPs 2016 NBA Mock Draft on this upcoming draft class and its time for you our loyal FLiP-ites to reap the benefits. this article runs but I need to rant anyway. Ive been watching sports for a long time He makes Kobe look like a good guy and believe me that isnt easy. Ok enough of but try throwing out a Jaylen Brown reference at your next cocktail party or an 2016 MOCK NBA LOTTERY DRAFT By Jay Schuster 31 www.flipmagazine.netFebrar2016 An unabashed Celtics fan Jay Schuster is Boston bred and raised and currently resides just north of the city. He is a Proposal Manager for a large company in downtown Boston and graduated from Salem State College in Salem MA. In his free time Jay loves playing and watching sports surprise surprise weightlifting and getting clobbered in both Monopoly and Clue by his daughter. Background Designed by Freepik 3. BOSTON CELTICS FROM BROOKLYN F DRAGAN BENDER CROATIA Bender is a fantastic athlete and has great height and size. Hes a stretch 4 like Ingram and with his athleticism and ability to attack the rim hes a matchup nightmare for teams. Dragan is getting excellent experience currently in the Israeli professional league very underrated basketball league just for the record and should be NBA ready next season. 4. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES F JAYLEN BROWN CALIFORNIA Brown has tons of talent and athleticism. He has an NBA ready body and is built for the pro level. His three point shot is inconsistent but his tools and athletic ability should be enough for Minnesota to take him off the board at 4. 5. DENVER NUGGETS F HENRY ELLENSON MARQUETTE Ellenson is another stretch 4 who will be taken off the board early. Very good shooter who can also block some shots. 6. PHOENIX SUNS G KRIS DUNN PROVIDENCE Dunn is a really polished player and is what scouts would deem a safe pick. Great ball skills and passing separate him from the pack. Kris is a bit older for a rookie at 22 but that shouldnt scare teams off from taking him high. 7. MILWAUKEE BUCKS C SKAL LABISSIERE KENTUCKY Considered a former 2 or 3 overall pick Labissiere has plummeted since the beginning of the season due to his poor play but he has so much talent its hard to see him slipping past the Bucks at seven. 8. PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS C IVAN RABB CALIFORNIA High prospect coming out of high school and has impressed at the college level. Rabb is a true big and can post up but also has touch to step out and shoot. Big time talent and potentially a huge steal at eight. 9. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS F FURKAN KORKMAZ TURKEY Korkmaz is a super talented shooter and its a real need in the NBAthese days. He has tremendous range and is a threat to shoot anywhere on the court. Excellent three point shooter. 10. TORONTO RAPTORS FROM NEW YORK G JAMAL MURRAY KENTUCKY Murray is a shooter pure and simple. Has helped lead Kentucky during the season and has a fantastic basketball IQ. Great size for a point guard. Can play at the 1 or 2 in the NBA. 11. SACRAMENTO KINGS G WADE BALDWIN - VANDERBILT Baldwin is a top prospect at the point guard position. He is a very good shooter with excellent ball and passing skills. Very safe pick here at 11. 12. CHARLOTTE HORNETS G BUDDY HIELD OKLAHOMA Super talented kid with a bit of a wild streak to him. Hield has poor shot selection but is a force on the offensive end. He could really be a steal this late for Charlotte. 13. UTAH JAZZ G CARIS LEVERT MICHIGAN Big time shooter who scores with ease. LeVert comes in NBA ready as hes played all four years of college. 14. WASHINGTON WIZARDS C JAKOB POELTL UTAH Poeltl is a true big man in a draft lacking them. He plays like an old school post up center and hits a high percentage of his shots. A real power player who represents good value at 14. 3. BOSTON CELTICS FROM BROOKLYN F DRAGAN BENDER CROATIA Brown has tons of talent and athleticism. He has an NBA ready body and is built for the pro level. His three point shot is inconsistent but his tools and athletic ability should be enough for Big time shooter who scores with ease. LeVert comes in NBA ready as hes played all four years 10. TORONTO RAPTORS FROM NEW YORK G JAMAL MURRAY KENTUCKY Murray is a shooter pure and simple. Has helped lead Kentucky during the season and has a Dunn is a really polished player and is what scouts would deem a safe pick. Great ball skills and passing separate him from the pack. Kris is a bit older for a rookie at 22 but that the season due to his poor play but he has so much talent its hard to see him slipping past the Bucks Korkmaz is a super talented shooter and its a real need in the NBAthese days. He has tremendous