Song – Genesis ~ “Turn It On Again”
Ferrelux Blog Quote: Illa Esto Perpetua Regnabit ~||~ Long May She Reign
First Aired: 10/17/2013
Last Aired: 6/16/2017
This show could have kept going. They were on CW11 WPIX, channel 11 going strong 8pm Thursday nights until that final 4th year when The World Series lasted multiple weeks too long, and that hurt the ratings of the show. After a while people lost interest in going back to the channel to check if the show came back yet. Then somebody at the Network moved it to Friday nights. That never lasted when the show went on hiatus. When it finally came back, it was featured on Monday nights. Then the Network cancelled the show, so the last couple episodes they decided to do, featured a very hurried along tale of how Mary, Queen of Scots got beheaded. The show didn’t get the real time it needed to tell the whole tale the right way. I was disappointed in how it ended and felt sorry for the Cast, Director, Producer, & Writers with the storytelling. The show should not have been pre-maturely cancelled after 4 years with a stable following, so SOMEBODY was trying to hurt it. Yes, they took their time in presenting the story of her life, but many of the nuances made it feel authentic. A lot of study went into that. It was filled with politics, regality, and action. The show went global and sparked a re-analysis in history. Scotland, made headway in the news if you remember a couple years ago, on account of its past Queen, which began political negotiations to break away from Great Britain. And when you look into it historically, it makes sense. With a TV show like ‘Reign’ on the airwaves re-telling the story in an artful way, I see the real reason why it got cancelled. A serious political movement was happening around it. Things simmered down now. But looking back centuries ago, given the Woman’s just & kind nature and how she went about things, it’s possible The Slave Trade may never had happened had she gained full Rulership over England. She would have been the rightful Queen of all 3 nations: Scotland, France & England, with Spain still as her ally. Some non-Catholic Nobles at the time didn’t want to see that, and they orchestrated her demise so a bastard, Queen Elizabeth I, would keep the throne of England unchallenged. That’s how Scotland fell to English rule and became a part of the United Kingdom with territories like parts of Ireland, whom valiantly fought against The British also, but was only partly successful in keeping a-half of their Kingdom from British rule to this day. Remember the movie ‘Braveheart’ with Mel Gibson? Well Scotland was fierce in protecting their land against The English and often won and the movie ended like that. So this ‘Reign’ rekindled old grievances. So when Mary got captured and beheaded, they were without a Queen and the politics at that time made it possible for that kingdom to fall, because there apparently was nothing France, Spain & the Vatican could do legally. Like many, I still miss ‘Reign’. It had the betrayal, the suspense, the romance, the charm, & the adventure. It was beautiful.
First Aired: 9/29/2017
Last Aired: 11/10/2017
I have to disagree with the reports about this show being a flop. There are whack TV shows that made it through even though ratings were low, but The Network allowed it. They should have saved this show too. The story and cinematography was great. And how could you not like that dog. Almost every actor brought the Theatre Drama. The Queen (Medusa) was cool to watch. I also felt for Maximus. His storyline was intriguing to watch. Had they kept the show, they would need to figure a way for Maximus to have escaped his doom. I would more expect the show to have ended their final Season right about now. I mean you people kept Marvel, Agents of Shield, and I think that’s whack!
First Aired: 7/31/2014
Last Aired: 9/11/2014
I was expecting Shondo to win, or one of the more competent females. The Council was cool, especially that neck move when dismissing the warriors. I loved the way the EverRealm Demon looked. I was expecting this show to come back and probably end with an epic battle as a series on ABC right about now, BUT the Network had a problem seeing the value of this kind of adventure show. It should have been immediately picked up by another network. Five years later, after a short run, it’s still carrying energy in internet circles.
A.D. The Bible Continues
First Aired: 4/5/2015
Last Aired: 6/21/2015
A very unique biblical show with the traditional re-telling of the Jesus story, this time with an Old Testament God with us feel. I don’t know why the Network did not follow through with seeing the show for another Season. They had a wonderful theatrical Tele-play. Maybe it was too Christian.
First Aired: 3/24/2016
Last Aired: 5/11/2017
A cute cat & mouse detective show with a 60s/70s Cosmopolitan feel. They should have brought it back and closed the final Season right about now. There was no reason to dump it before its time.
First Aired: 8/23/2000
Last Aired: 11/9/2019 (Season 9 So Far)
This show first aired on Comedy Central for 5 Seasons and it got cancelled in 2002. It was then revived in 2015 by ABC, who later cancelled the show after 2 Seasons. Now, it’s on the Science Channel. Remote control robot cars fighting each other. This was an exciting show and I don’t know why the Network didn’t keep it. It had the qualities it needed to continue. A game show tournament about competing Engineers creating Artificial Intelligence for fun, with a big live sports event appeal. Maybe if the show’s revival débuted on the Fox Network instead of ABC, they may have had a future.
First Aired: 9/21/2016
Last Aired: 2/26/2019
OH MAN, I’m soooo disappointed. This show was one of the under-appreciated TV shows. Almost every episode had a movie-feel to it with the live action. It was a well-written drama that incorporated comedy in a fine way. I’m surprised people were wasting time with other competing shows. Maybe what turned off some people was seeing comedy guy Damon Wayans in the lead Black Detective role and just dismissed the show based off that. Had they bothered to watch a few episodes, that Stereotype they had in their heads going back to his ‘In Living Color’ days would have disappeared. I stopped seeing Damon the Stand-Up Comic, and started seeing the character he was playing well. Besides, the show rotated around his Caucasian partner, Riggs. I never had a problem with the show. I expecting it to last. Things started to go bad when reports came out that Damon was leaving the show due to the roughness of it taking a toll on his health. So who was going to play his role then??? So as the Season went on, we still see him there, but the guy who played Riggs was written off and only mentioned a few times. His storyline for the Season changes from what we expected, to now a new guy casted to partner with Damon’s character, BUT GUESS WHAT, the new guy looks like (dress-wise), sounds like, & behaves much like good old Riggs & with his own troubled background. So I don’t know what happened. But after a few exciting episodes, the show got cancelled. I guess they couldn’t reconcile something, and now I don’t have one of my favorite shows to view, but I see an ad on the same Fox Network about a new show débuting at the start of the new year called ‘Deputy’ and the cinematography looks much like ‘Lethal Weapon’ even the lead character looks like an older version of Riggs.
First Aired: 7/24/2017
Last Aired: 12/28/2018
So this show was a weird series about cowboys and gals and Black sexy Vampire men. Again, another interesting original series that didn’t get a chance to take. It could be that the storyline seemed all over the place when you turn to it not knowing exactly what it’s about. The story looked like it was going places and I was excited to see more. Remember, fans of ‘Constantine’ & ‘Grimm’ & ‘Sleepy Hollow’, 3 good shows that were cancelled, would now have another weird occult series like this to gravitate to, but the Networks just didn’t get it.
First Aired: 8/28/2011
Last Aired: 3/31/2017
DECAPITARE! Remember that? Oh man, at least it ended well. I thought the show ended too soon though. There were so many folklore The Grimm could have explored still. One of them recently popping up in our real life news, a shadowy figure known as SLENDER MAN. Had ‘Grimm’ continued, that would have been interesting. As far as the finale went, what should have gotten communicated was the idea that the little girl would have changed into a grown woman had she entered the portal with The Destroyer. That part with him mocking what someone said, we could have done without. Where the show went bad for me in the series was when they put The Grimm with that Blondie Hexen Beast, and fucked up the storyline with his brunette girlfriend. Like where did that idea come from? None of that was necessary. So anyway, the intrigue was still there. There was nothing corny about the good guys in the series. They were believable. The plot twists were exciting, and the costume design of the different Wessen (pronounced, Vessen) were cool. We desperately need another show like this on TV.
First Aired: 10/24/2014
Last Aired: 2/13/2015
I still gotta talk about this series in context of everything else surrounding it. When I first watched the show, I thought after a couple episodes it was stupid, but I kept watching to see where it went, due to the comic book occult nature of the show and then I saw promise. The show really got interesting when they involved an ‘Exorcist’ like scene with Constantine. The church scene with the man-dog was really cool with him running. You don’t see shit like that on TV and I guess those 2 episodes scared some people that they pulled the show just when it was really getting better. I was PISSED! What ended up happening was, NBC didn’t realize that Fox 5 was seeing A HIT why they accepted a DC Comics / Vertigo Comics version when they accepted a pitch for ‘Lucifer’. So fans of ‘Constantine’ went over to watch ‘Lucifer’ which had some of the same dark elements in it like the Big Bold Black Sexy Guardian Angel, Amenadiel. But ‘Lucifer’ the show had a lot of problems from conception in differentiating the stupid spoiled slapstick idea a mediocre comic book writer had about how he saw The Devil, from the real biblical theology, which created confusion offending people who knew better. And the show shouldn’t have made it to TV in the first place, especially when they added continual gay elements to his character which turned off a lot of people because none of that shit was necessary. It’s like having a show about Jesus Christ on TV, and to appease the Gay community, since that’s a Hollywood Agenda, the network decides to have some episodes of him screwing one or more Disciples. You can imagine how ratings would drop & ads being pulled from the show. So anyway, when the show ‘Midnight Texas’ popped up, we went over there. When that shit got cancelled, there was still ‘Gotham’ which lasted as a series on Fox 5 and ultimately ended well.
First Aired: 9/16/2013
Last Aired: 3/31/2017
Based on the fairytale, the show didn’t disappoint. It came with the weird & spooky. They still had a lot of material to explore. Again, it should have went on airing, and look to be closing the Series just before the year 2020. I guess things got a bit too ethnic for viewers. And when they closed, their last Season episode model with the Tall Dark and Sexy Power Lord, got scooped up by other TV shows using it like, ‘Constantine’ & ‘Lucifer’. It’s too bad when a Network can’t recognize a winner.
Dancing With The Stars: Juniors
First Aired: 10/7/2018
Last Aired: 12/9/2018
Leave the kids alone! How dare you take that show away from them. Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) every now and then would feature kids Ballroom Dancing and after many seasons, ABC supposedly cancelled DWTS, and a spinoff with the children happened, BUT the kids show got cancelled instead & DWTS returned. When DWTS were rumored cancelled at the time due to low ratings, some people thought they deserved that given some of the feud, unfair judge criticisms, Judge favoritism, & minor racial stuff. Since it looked like it ran its course, I was fine with it being gone. I was looking forward to the kids, but I guess after seeing it, some people don’t think kids should be scantily dressed dancing sexy. Well, here we go again, so get rid of kid fashion shows, kid beauty pageants, & gymnastics. Do not let them even go to the beach & start dressing them more like Muslim kids. How ridiculous can the average American be over shit like that. I was doing ballet in first grade. The Kids are learning about poise, grace, elegance, timing, technique, culture, & storytelling through dance. Yes, they have to look the part as well. They danced beautifully. In some cases more professional than the adult version of the show. So now they remain in the background only to be featured rarely somewhere. They need their own show. We must support kids! I hope the Network reconsiders.
First Aired: 9/26/2011
Last Aired: 6/28/2018
How unfortunate! I was hoping the sex scandal with Mario Batali didn’t hurt the rest of the hosts, but ABC pulled the show. It was a fun show. I was on The Set a few times. It was one of my favorite Daytime TV shows. Since then, the other hosts had to find something else to do, being featured on other peoples shows sometimes. So now months after the fact, we see Rachael Ray, who’s Set I’ve been on as well, filling the spot moving to their new time slot at 2pm, (formerly The Chew’s) which should have happened sooner instead of it being the case later, when the ABC Network wanted The Tamron Hall Show in the Morning at Rachael’s old time, 10am.
First Aired: 10/10/2012
Last Aired: 7/26/2018
A TV show about Southern Life in the Country Music Industry and all the things that could go wrong. I don’t know why they took the show off the air considering that ABC, features all the real life country Music Festivals out there. Now this TV Show, ‘Nashville’ offered insight to that world. It was done well, and when they cancelled, the show was picked up by a country cable network (CMT) and lasted for a while until it got cancelled, no Season 7. I’m not sure if it was purely a ratings problem, maybe there was some prejudice involved in sharing that Dixie lifestyle so much on air, they didn’t think was popular.
First Aired: 10/3/2017
Last Aired: 1/25/2018
They never gave this show enough time to take. It came out the with the same new Season timing on the same Network as another current show, The Good Doctor, which features a brilliant autistic young man. The Mayor features a ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ type young rapper trying to get his come up, so he ran for Mayor as a joke for publicity, not expecting to win. So when he does, the job is challenging, and all he really cares about is his music. Instead of cancelling it, all the Network had to do was highlight in their ad packaging the difference between the 2 shows. So Monday nights we see drama, one kind of genius played by a White guy portraying the life of a special needs person who’s gifted, & Tuesday nights, we see comedy with another kind of genius with this Black guy who seems stupid & unqualified for the job, but happens to say & do things that are ingenious. What went wrong with the show was the poor way they portrayed the main character as if he was some type of fool. That whole idea was dumb for the Network to do because you’re telling your viewing audience right there the show has no value. They missed an opportunity to present a case of civil importance that could have went somewhere since just the title of the show, attracted Mayor De Blasio himself to take the public Halloween idea featured in the show to do in real life. So now, because they cancelled it, we see the actor who played The Mayor, Brandon Michael Hall, still in a starring role on a CBS show with the actor who played Papa Pope in ‘Scandal’, called ‘God Friended Me’ which is still going strong with another Season, because that Network is using impacting real life concepts to fuel the show, and there are all kinds of stories to tell. Hey Brandon! Satan, Friended Me.
First Aired: 9/21/2015
Last Aired: 11/30/2015
This TV Series was about predicting future crime & stopping it. It starred Meagan Good. She held my interest as a leading Black heroine. She looked great in that body suit. I don’t know why the Network felt they needed to cancel the show, because they had other shows people weren’t really watching. ‘Minority Report’ at least had a following from the movie.
Shades Of Blue
First Aired: 1/7/2016
Last Aired: 8/19/2018
I liked the show. It could have gone on had they not used Jennifer Lopez. She’s a busy Celebrity. Of course at some point, they’d have to close the show and this happened too soon. I was more feeling actor Ray Liotta’s character. He played a corrupt officer name Wozniak leading a team. He wasn’t a bad man though. The only off thing about his character in the show was The Gay Agenda when they wrote him having an affair with another man, which made no sense after presenting his character in a Straight Old School Cop manner. And when that didn’t come off well in the ratings, they dropped that storyline & returned him back to his wife. The show ended stupid with J.Lo’s character, Harley ending up in prison when it could have been avoided. The police unit being investigated were corrupt, but they weren’t bad people, that FBI Agent though, was the bad guy. I liked the way Woz handled himself while being investigated because he was a Veteran cop and he got himself out of the fucking snare even when they thought they had him. Now, had Harley confided full info and trusted Woz, being a member of his team and all, instead of trying to handle things all on her own, he could have figured out a way to get her out of trouble too. Wozniak helped everyone else in his team and they didn’t go down. It made more sense for her to believe in “his way” rather than to let a corrupt FBI Agent interfere with her better judgment. If anything, SHE had more of a case against him. She was the target of what started off as a legitimate investigation, then the agent on the case crossed a civil moral line where he got way too obsessed with her, that even the Head Investigator took him off the case, and his infractions led to him being fired. He then went overboard with his obsession for this woman, still self-identifying as an FBI Agent on the case, following her life and looking like a crazy stalker wanting her pussy. When his former job learned about it, it was further validation of one of their own gone bad, so their original case investigating Wozniak’s team, got hurt and it should have stayed hurt. THEY now had a case. Harley was able to cover up her crimes right, and all the NBC Network had to do was close the show where she continued doing so, instead of trying to write some lame ass conscience script that didn’t look or feel right to the audience in the end.
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Ferrelux Blog Quote: Enim Vero Di Nos Quasi Pilas Homines Habent ~|| ~ The Gods Use Mortals As Their Playthings
ONCE UPON A TIME
First Aired: 10/23/2011
Last Aired: 5/18/2018
Okay. Like Many, I really liked the show when it first aired in….. and like many TV shows tend to do, it started to get stupid along the way with the Writers trying too hard to squeeze in too many different story plots with the different fairytale characters. My favorite Ones throughout the show were Rumpelstiltskin, Peter Pan, The Wicked Witch, The Evil Queen and her magic Mirror. They held my interest the most to keep watching the show, it was not the actual corny Good Guys the show revolved around. Somewhere along the line, Mirror’s character got a little too downplayed to where he completely disappeared without further storyline. Rumpel had all the answers and though a prisoner at times, he held the power. Peter Pan had an interesting back story being Rumpel’s Dad and we got to see Rumpel be outwitted at times, because “Pan never fails”, until the Writers messed up his story and he became this diminished character in Hades, which was stupid. It would have been interesting if instead they wrote where Pan was The Wicked Witch’s son, because that looked right. Instead we learn the Wicked Witch, Zelena was a bastard child of a love interest gone wrong and cast aside in another dimension, and that she’s the half-sister of the Evil Queen, Regina. Both Zelena & Regina’s characters should have remained as they were throughout the tale on The Dark Side with Rumpel and Pan, but instead this idea of soul-saving & redemption went so overboard that the show got insipid, and I mean boring to the point of multiple endings of the show until it FINALLY ENDED.
First Aired: 4/5/2012
Last Aired: 4/19/2018
One feature I actually liked about the show was the sound of a camera shot, play alongside the case of day. That was classic. It gave this modern show an iconic feel. It started off great, until the storyline got stupid. It became a dumb racial mistress Stereotype that isn’t really true. I don’t blame Black Men for dissing the show and it makes no sense why its Black Writer Shonda Rhimes would wallow in such an insipid storyline. In real life most successful Black Women don’t live that way. Unlike the main character Olivia Pope, many Black females would have kept dating, or continue their marriage with that educated and successful Black Ken doll. They wouldn’t be seeing some spoiled Ivy League White guy and have the relationship escalate socially into a tawdry mess. Most people of color when they date outside of their race for some reason, it’s THEM who break it off with that White person after configuring in their ethnic mind why they don’t want to deal with them and the situation anymore. And sometimes that works out well, other times it develops on the White person’s part into an emotional stalking event. Even I experienced that a couple times and thought, it was easier breaking up with the Black, Hispanic and Asian Dudes. They know when something is over so they don’t grow this weird emotional attachment to you. I’ve heard cases with some Black men complaining about breaking up with “Becky” and the drama behind it. Now “Sisters” aren’t going to waste time, the shit is over and they move on. So ‘Scandal’ was a TV show that didn’t make sense to Black Women that are Conscious. I also didn’t like the depiction of Millie, the First Lady, declining her to a “White Trash” status at times. The show was all over the place with trying to show all facets of the racial disparagement in America that it started to look weird. I mean really…. Were things that odd? There were better personal areas to attack like the hypocrisy of Black people. The only things I appreciated in the show were the strong current event topics, the government cover up stuff, the secret agent activities, the twist plot and impacting monologues. The only character I liked very much throughout the show was the “bad guy” Papa Pope. He was a Strong Black Man who was in charge, clever, stern when he needed to be, and when finally tried by the powers that be, he extricated himself from THEIR control and turned the tables on them. And ofcourse, the only person in my mind that made sense to expose the whole thing in the end at trial WAS HIM. And Oh, the only other character I really liked was Huck. I mean come on, he was a genius. Though he had some issues he was your standard hero, reliable and tough. And lastly, Cyrus. It would have helped if the Writers just wrote his character as a normal guy given his background rather than injecting a weird gay storyline that didn’t fit. Anyway, I liked how he operated in The Oval Office, the difficult decisions he had to make to protect the President, whom he saw like a son, and secure the welfare of the Country. Some elements of the show we could have done without along its run, but it did end in an okay fashion.
First Aired: 9/27/2015
Last Aired: 8/3/2018
This show should have BEEN Cancelled the prior season but it dragged on. The series started off great with all the FBI training stuff, but after their first few cases, things got sketchy. They lost their audience with a boring storyline in the follow up season. Though I tried watching to see where everything would lead, I eventually lost interest in it and clicked off to different channels. What made me come back was when they casted the actor Blair Underwood in it. When the show finally CAME ALIVE to me was in the very last season when someone got the bright idea to write in a new Super Villain, an Irishman named Conor Devlin. Now he was SOMETHING! He was on in the final 5-weeks of the show and I couldn’t wait to see him. He was exactly what the show needed from Season 2, an elusive re-occurring bad guy. I guess it was already too late for the Network to want to renew the show because they ended up killing his character, which I didn’t appreciate. Where could the show have gone had they kept it? Well…… since they already showed the training process, terrorist cases, the agent setup with Alex, who’s the main character of the show, & her being recruited by other secret agents for other cases, why not explore other issues with that kind of life. The show might have stretched on to a Season 6 instead of only 3 Seasons, because it should have been cancelled after the Second Season. There are Agents who turn Rogue for a reason and are living an interesting life, and that story should be told. Also, what about those FBI Agents who abuse their power in pursuit of a so-called criminal? There are stock pile cases of that. And what about real life corruption cases with the Feds? There were so many things they could have done including showing their failure at times. Cases don’t always work out well, and they could have shown another side of Law Enforcement where people, situations, & things could get mis-interpreted and they fuck up their case. That happens A LOT, which is why you only hear and see the successful cases they are proud of. A lot of the training shown is plausible, but certain things wouldn’t work, especially if they’re applying what would usually work with Caucasian Criminals on Ethnic Ones. There are real live cases where that shit don’t work. Ethnics look at things differently. And with the word Ethnic, don’t limit your thinking to just Hispanics, Blacks, Asians & Indians. Include some Jews, Irish, Greeks, Italians & the like where these crime cases are concerned because many of them I’ve viewed, had their Ethnic instinct about something correct, BUT went against it & got caught. One popular mob case was Donnie Brasco, the undercover cop still in hiding today. I’ve had the pleasure of viewing certain broadcasted criminal cases where Ethnics who knew better, “sensed something” followed their instincts and that Fed wasted his time. Now, I could go on & on about what the undercover agents are doing wrong out here. Many of them are bad actors or just too obvious. Then there are those cases where the Federal Agent messes up bad, real life cases the Quantico TV show could have depicted. Sometimes The Feds prosecute & incarcerate their own in high maximum security prisons specially designed to hold them. The Writers of that show should have explored all options moving forward, because I wouldn’t have had a problem writing episodes. Hollywood however, has their little prejudiced clique selection process, so it’s better just keeping your ideas & present them at a time when everything is right. So we went through most of 2019 not missing Quantico, especially with other TV shows on competing Networks having better content.
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Ferrelux Blog Quote: Exercitatio Optimus Es Magister (Practice Is The Best Teacher)
So actresses Felicity Huffman & Lori Laughlin were among the 23 or so privileged parents caught up in this year’s school cheating scandal, and became the butt of jokes all over. Like we don’t know people of privilege actually cheat in life by using their financial power & influence to get ahead. It impacted the less fortunate students who were most deserving to get into those colleges. So many of us back in the day felt we were cheated in some way from great opportunities in like manner. I was lucky to get what I got without a very light skin tone or a whole lot of money. I know the people (even to this day) who I came across in life that were more privileged, felt threatened because I was really the more competent one. When you’re in an honors classroom or prestigious competition and some under-privileged Black person there is outshining your kid, I guess you would need to pay people to socially promote your child because he or she is too slow or dumb. My Alpha-Female career was noticeable since grade school. I was always one of the top children scoring high on exams, athletic stuff, arts& crafts, science projects, etc. I did not need to cheat, especially when you grow up watching The Super Friends, Spiderman & His Amazing Friends, Dungeons & Dragons, Galtar, Conan The Adventurer, G.I. Joe, He-Man, She-Ra, Thundercats, Saber-Rider & The Star Sheriffs, Voltron, Transformers, Robotech, Silver Hawks, Spiral Zone, M.A.S.K, Bionic Six, Jem & the Holograms, C.O.P.S, Bravestarr, The Pirates of Dark Water, Visionaries, Vytor & other relevant cartoons at the time properly training you. So you can imagine as time goes on how upset one would be to discover that mediocrity is what many people prefer. They’re not interested in an actual competent Physician, News Broadcaster, Teacher, Scientist, Financial Analyst, Mechanic, Engineer, Computer Technician, Crime Detective, etc. As soon as you put someone like that around them, there is an agenda to get them out of the place in favor of somebody they feel more comfortable around. And by comfortable, they mean someone they can hang out at a classless bar with, be lewd with, have sex with, carry on like a fool around, and so on. And as soon as something goes wrong in life, they’re looking to put the blame on that person and hurt their career. Well, had you hired the right person to begin with, and kept things professional, there wouldn’t have been a problem. When I hear these cases, I don’t feel sorry for them, I bet you had the right person there at one point, but because so and so couldn’t have his or her way with them or just didn’t like the person, they conspired to get him or her fired or you created a hostile work environment to get the person to leave, compromising their right to make a living. Some of you may have experienced that, I know I have. So back to this school cheating scandal, that’s how people’s lives get affected when you’re not very rich, and we ‘the less fortunate’ GET EXCITED when they get caught & exposed. LIKE YOU, there were opportunities I was denied even though I qualified (to this day) because someone wanted to let prejudice get in the way. So what do people like us do? We get off the scene, quietly build & grow, get involved in some unorthodox things, privately operate underground like Punk & Heavy Metal Music with our team & audience around it, biding our time, then re-surface like GODZILLA, out of nowhere being this competitive threat stomping around your global commercial neighborhood. We have all our shit together, we aren’t going away, we figured out their weaknesses already and we’re operating like a fucking Hydra from Greek mythology; you broke off one arm of the movement, BUT, it grows back Motherfucker! And we’re Renegades running our own shit, we don’t give a fuck about joining your corporate recruitment program. So when YOU are getting passed over, remember, you’re probably the more competent ones & you should be talking to another REJECT like yourself. Remember we’re the Bad Guys to THEM. They’re the Ones with the ruling empire and all the wealth, power & protection. And like those cartoons from our era, YOU figure out a plan to undermine your foe anticipating all the moves they might make that you can counter, launch YOUR attack successfully like Lotor and his alien fleet moving in on Planet Aris with the ominous theme music behind you & claim your rightful place when the time comes. Don’t worry about those people. They’re incompetent living an easy life and will not know how to stop you. WHY??? Well, you just neutralized their hero/heroine. And many of them would not know how to recognize a corporate take-over, a neighborhood hijack, political racial & cultural manipulation, or other espionage warfare. Many of this stuff is happening right now and some of the ‘wrong people’ are in your political arena already. Are Right Wing people uncomfortable with someone named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC)? What about Tiffany Caban, who is still in court contesting Melinda Katz for the political seat. Another villain name Espaillat (pronounced, Es-Pie-Yot) is also flexing his Hispanic power, while familiar villains like Cory Booker, Kamala Harris & the like are rising in stature. And I’m being comical to make a point because when you are a lily White person, with an under-trained, under-prepared kid due to YOU keep buying favors, you’re a BAD parent. That poor child, is going to be so besieged with issues at a time in life when simply having the right critical judgment skills, the ability to change and enact a new plan on the spur of the moment, choosing the right allies, being confident & just knowing how to do something without depending on anyone, would have made all the difference. That’s why that African-American, Hispanic, or White-Ethnic (Italian, Jew, or other Eastern/Asiatic Indo-Saxon) is seeing your Blond-haired Blue-eyed, Prince or Princess up on the economic throne in an Anglo-Saxon Corporate Paradise, living in that lush neighborhood & is wondering WOW, how the fuck do I get that despite all the prejudices that they already built in this society working against me, WELL..….., because I’m an Outcast and have little or nothing to work with, I have all the time to sit and think, and I’m seeing your weaknesses, petty squabbles, the hypocrisy, hidden enemies, your short-comings, and the incompetence. Wow, you’re unprepared, your people used to be smarter atleast 50 years ago when you still kept to a standard. Now you have all kinds of WEIRDOS wanting a piece of the American pie. So if I make a move over here, your dumb ass wouldn’t realize it’s all a part of a BIGGER chess game for me that about 8 moves later, you realize it too late and I’m in the motherfucking Castle Greyskull, with all my Villains around me, getting rid of The Sorceress, & taking over the space, because the place looks more like I should occupy it and all its power and NOT YOU. And I can live out my life with all my evil theme music playing throughout the land for the kids watching the television program to see. And oh, unlike the cartoon, we’re dealing with reality, I won’t be making a stupid move for YOU to come back! So what do you think is going on out here with foreign people you’re politically fighting overseas, taking over your corporate landmarks and driving you out of business? You don’t think both actions are related??? Well, maybe if you had the right worker, even just functioning as a Temp in your company, I might have suggested that to you. So back to the case at hand with Actresses Felicity Huffman, Lori Laughlin, & all, is that a big enough crime to send them to jail for many years……., some think so, BUT that’s not a crime like murder. The only thing you can argue is that they took away another child’s chance at hope. Let’s say they never got caught,…….the crime extends to interfering with someone’s fate & destiny; had some poor child got selected fair & square to get into Harvard or Yale, then he or she could have excelled a certain way in Society & THEY robbed him/her of that, so the kid is doomed to a regular life where things may not work out so well. Furthermore, none of it was necessary. Those rich kids did not need the education. They already MADE IT just inheriting wealth & status. Going to an Ivy League School is just upper society stuff that works better if the child is already smart & talented. I don’t feel sorry for them getting caught. They should have done better. Personally, I felt passed over a few times in my life & cheated from opportunities I deserved & I blame the immoral people behind it & a stupid selection process that didn’t function right. The only gratifying thing as I went through life is on occasion being in the same place with some of these Ivy League Retards, and being ‘The One’ people are seeing as smarter, more capable, driven, strategic, versatile, resilient, trustworthy, creative, able to think-out-the-box, able to function off minimal capital & able to manufacture something from nothing, having come from a very different background and way of life. Over the course of my 40+ year old life THEN, despite all the government cuts to the enrichment outreach programs available at the time for kids, I still managed to win writing competitions from 4th grade on, be a teen journalist in my high school not only writing for our newspaper but also writing for a well-known adolescent newsmagazine that is still in print. I also landed a coveted paid-internship writing for a major newspaper while a junior in high school. I won scholarships. Again, I wrote for college newspapers. I helped write press releases for books when I worked at a publishing company. I performed executive administrative duties at major companies working for significant people learning all kinds of stuff. During my time of being a Corporate Consultant working with Attorneys, & Tech Firms, I later moved into finance, handling million dollar accounts for Fortune 500 companies while being a college student graduating at the top of my class, earning a BA in English Literature & an MA in Teaching. I went on to teaching 1st graders to college-level students for a while at different schools. I have other talent & skillsets too from being involved in a diverse education process and my continual intake of information veering on academic research, religious studies, philosophy, language, politics, criminal analysis, sociology. Aside from all the technical stuff in my life, I’ve always maintained other talents along the way like drawing, playing instruments, singing, modeling, & acting. So now ‘the struggle’ continues, where I’m engrossed these days in my very own entertainment & cyberspace projects embarking on being the next big thing. So my advice to people is don’t buy success or cheat like those people did. Deal with the challenges, navigate past the difficulties, keep believing in yourself and do what you do well and make something of it.
Agent of Fortune
Song – Kurtis Blow ~ ‘Basketball’
Optimis Optimus ~||~ The Best Of The Best (Ferrelux Blog Quote, 6/21/2019)
‘Let’s go Raptors!’ as the chant goes. When people were expecting Golden State Warriors to win from before the game even started, I predicted The Raptors, and I was right……I was right. My Reptilians should have won in game 5 in their home stadium in Canada, but made the callous mistake of not using a play in their favor instead, and The Warriors caught up the score and won by 1 point. I got nervous! My boys still won in game 6 of course. It was a great set of games. OMG! The best of the best players going at it point after point. If Kevin Durant (The Warriors) didn’t get injured again and played in game 6, we would have see a game 7. Remember in game 5, Durant, scored 11 points in the space of 12 minutes for the Warriors while playing injured against the wishes of his Doctors. The omens were in the favor of the Raptors though, especially with that movie, ‘Godzilla’ out. I’m proud of both teams. The Golden State Warriors have nothing to be ashamed of. They did everything in their power to retain their title championship with the typical cheating, trying to pull a fast one, and just playing nasty, but The Toronto Raptors were prepared for it. The Warriors, even at the last minute when the Raptors won, they called a technicality hoping the player didn’t make the shot in the basket again, but he did, and re-won for the team.
So Canada now holds the Basketball Titleship and plans on retaining it for a long time.
Ne Cede Malis, Sed Contra Audientior
Do Not Yield To Misfortunes, But Go Forth More Boldly To Meet Them (Virgil)
PLAYLIST ~ Music By Queen
Ofcourse somebody would want to make a film about the late great Freddie Mercury. I had mixed feelings over it. ALOT of the info in the movie and timeline is false. It’s a piece of fictional work designed to convey what they wanted you to know about him and the band and there experiences. Well, for something more factual, go look at the many documentaries and interviews online. For the film, they tried very hard to make the Egyptian actor Rami Malek, look, sound and act like him. The real Freddie was a physically bigger man and his striking actions and majestic persona are hard capture. I wasn’t entirely convinced of the performance and I don’t know why Rami Malek was chosen, I was more impressed at the actor’s work at the end of the film when he really came alive on stage as Freddie Mercury at the Live Aid concert. Yes, I expected it to win ALOT of awards, because of some elements in the film, even though critics like myself didn’t fancy it much. At the time when I saw the movie, I wasn’t really happy with it to go write a rave review, but as I continue to think about this man and his work, I have to say something. Prior to the film, the music of Queen for years were in movies, TV shows & commercials, and now AFTER the film, it’s still everywhere arguably as the band with the most hits heard in ads. Now this is a testament to their greatness, the mass commercial appeal as of late. There was a time in my development where Queen was one of the rock bands, I designated a moment of my life consistently listening to. The man was a musical genius. I felt the film focused too much on the gay shit. Some of the dialogue consisted of cheesy faggot comments that made Freddie looked like he was some Rupaul Drag person, when in reality, he carried himself more like a man. He was never out there in the public eye talking like that, seeming like that, or carrying himself like that. In reality, he was masculine, that was why when he died at age 45 in the early 1990s, it shocked people when we heard he lost his life due to complications with AIDs. I remember, it saddened me as a teenager back then the way the news of it was suddenly delivered over the airwaves. I missed him. He died too early. And now, so many years later in the current heyday of the flamboyant gay rights movement, they go and make a movie using HIM & his life to be a part of the gay agenda. If you study Queen, you’d know that Freddie himself when he lived, had no interest in being a point person for the gay movement or a Spokesperson on AIDs. He was a private man who was more mindful about HIS MUSIC. I’d think if you were going to do a movie about him, you’d more concentrate on his musical genius and things that really mattered to him. His lyrics hold philosophical content. He’s a Composer, right up there with Mozart, Bach, etc. Looking at the first half of the film was making me visibly upset with them focusing on homosexuality as if that was the main thing about his life, when other people around him at the time, can account for aspects of his personality being non-gay. In reality, heterosexuality was something he valued that the movie could not deny and had to show in some way since there was a woman he was romantically involved with, that he still loved till the end of his life and he left a great deal of his fortune to her even though she married and moved on. Something happened to Freddie as a young Indian boy born in Zanzibar/Tanzania when his family moved there to flee the Uprising in India. Then he developed as a person in England. We may never know the missing info, but there might be clues out there in cyberspace and alternative media. The movie could have been done better without the gay politics. Now we have content Millennials misunderstanding some things about his life and art as we go on as a society. He’s now a Gay Icon. Oh God! He was never seen as that before though. Nor decades before now, was he dug up and embraced as one of them, even at the time he lived. Some people say he was openly gay at the time, but there is evidence suggesting otherwise. Also, homosexuality (Buggery) was still seen as a crime in Britain in the 1960s. To many Americans & others around the globe, it was either a mental problem, or a vice you engaged in and some of us still think so. And for some, cross-dressing was a look you adopted or played around with, but it didn’t mean you were actually gay or lesbian, or something. And people eventually realized if you were or not. If he was privately exploring or finding himself because of some personal issue and I saw that, I wouldn’t make a film depicting that as the central theme of his life. It was more a gay movie, than an real biopic. There was so much more beyond that and what he never got to do in life. I don’t know how he himself would feel about this film they made about his life. I know though, he would have composed a better film about his story.
SOME LINKS ON FREDDIE
I liked it. I held off from doing this story right after I saw the film because I wanted to see if it would win an Academy Award so I can include that too in my article, BUT, ‘The Oscars’ snubbed even nominating the movie. I
don’t know why. They deserved attention. I thought the storyline was well written, & had some of the 80s Rocky charm. The film however was appreciated elsewhere and won other awards. Now, some guys thought it was a girl movie, & that it didn’t live up to Creed I, but they’re forgetting the evolvement of The Rocky franchise. You need to show the softer side of a tough guy. This happened with The Rocky movies, and now Creed. Here you had a boxer and his girlfriend committing their relationship further, and then a tragedy happens. History sort of repeats itself when like his father, Apollo Creed, Adonis gets his ass kicked by Viktor Drago to near death, but the referee, who I bet admired his Father’s greatness, stopped the fight leaving Adonis still with his rights to the championship belt intact. When Ivan Drago left Russia with his son Viktor, the agenda was to place Russia back on the map in the boxing world, through his son defeating Rocky’s protégé since Rocky defeated Ivan decades ago in his own homeland. Ofcourse, Rocky was trying to get Adonis to avoid this murderous challenge, barely surviving the onslaught himself back in the day avenging his dead friend Apollo in the movie ‘Rocky IV’, but Adonis could not shun destiny. And so we see a failed Adonis, eventually getting the help he needed from his father-like Coach, Rocky, training out there in God knows where, to gain the strength & skill he needed to withstand Viktor, because his dad trained him to be a killer in the ring. Also, he has a very injured casualty, his daughter, from womb trauma, was born deaf when her mom was in the arena watching in great pain as Adonis endured a vicious beat down by Viktor in the first fight. So we’re dealing with the need to win for vengeance & being the greater fighter. So, yeah, he won the second time around with even the opposing Fight Promoter himself applauding Creed on his victory. It was a great American moment as Russia lost again & Creed also winning the applause & respect of many of the Russians in the crowd. Viktor didn’t expect it, saved by his father telling them to stop the fight. He later consoled his son. At the end of the movie, they still train. What I especially loved towards the end, was Adonis going over to his fathers grave transmitting thoughts as he looked down at it with the famous signature stare of his dad, Apollo Creed.
Symbolically released in the I Winter Solstice 12/21/2018, I could not help looking at the Movie Aquaman, without thinking about the Marvel Comics character, The Sub-Mariner (Namor Mckenzie), known by his catch phrase, ‘Imperius Rex’ Latin for Powerful King/Imperial Ruler. He was FIRST in the comic universe in 1938 & Aquaman came about in 1941, with a very similar storyline to Sub-Mariner’s. I like them both, as in a way, they are suppose to be the same guy, BUT if I had to choose one universe, I’d go with Namor, not Arthur. Contrary to the disrespect from comedian & TV night show host, Jimmy Kimmel, using his platform to insult Sub-Mariner, Namor is indeed MORE significant, technically being more powerful than Aquaman, had he bothered to do the research. Kimmel’s only right about one thing, Sub-Mariner apparently have been forgotten about for Marvel films.
Now the Movie, first of all, Jason Mamoa was believable in the part. Long before his casting for something like this, I always thought he would be a good pick back in the day for TV movies or shows like ‘Hercules’,
& ‘Xena’, playing somebody significant & now looky here…….The only thing wrong at times were the corny one-liners in the script. I always liked Aquaman and am glad somebody thought enough of him too to give
the guy a complete movie. Aside from Superman, Batman, & Wonder Woman, he was one of a few DC heroes I found intriguing & mighty growing up viewing ‘The Super Friends’ animation series in all its variations, just like the Marvel Comics. Now, DC Comics was FIRST, but Stan Lee’s Marvel Universe took over the medium so people followed after them. They have way more going on, BUT, I’m proud of DC Comics for hanging in there over the decades with all the Superman & Batman stuff in film & on TV, with the recent millennial Wonder Woman film
& now this latest, Aquaman. The Aquarian make-up/costumes for all the characters were done well. And thecharming storyline was like being led into a nice child-like lullaby as we watch Arthur also experiencing it as he
grows up later realizing it all to be true & his destiny is well within grasp.
Now,….I like villains too. Let’s get that started. I loved the way Black Manta looked in the film, the mystery & power of his presence. I liked him ALOT in the cartoons too & felt that this time around in the film’s debut, he should have been a bit more successful against Aquaman if he’s supposed to be his arch-nemesis. You can’t just prevail slapping him around like that. There are many times in the DC World, Black Manta outsmarts The Semi-Atlantean, getting him in a bind & someone from The Super Powers Team has to rescue him. So I hope if there are sequels to the film, we see that.
And now…… the pure-bred Atlantean heir to the throne, our villain, Ocean Master, ….. what can I say. He had a point. You should want to keep things correct. You just knew how things were going to go with the good wins over evil stuff. That guy was doing the right thing as he was entitled to, but as always, some one, or force works against it. I don’t think he was really a bad guy, and in all reality, given his rights & power should have won & had everyone supporting him, BUT as fate would have it, a half-breed dwelling on The Surface, must be The King & he is quietly being helped by Vulko, who’s character was played superbly well by Veteran actor Willem Dafoe . Yes, so Ocean Master beats Aquaman the first time in the challenge as expected, but Aquaman’s comeback in the end was impressive. And you could see it was destiny to be The Ruler with the Mighty Trident and all.
My only fault with the film was not enough colored Atlanteans in the sea, as that historically & culturally would have made more sense since they’re messing with mythology too. I’d Iike to see in the future some reference to The God Poseidon/Neptune. I mean, really. The movie for me, touched a piece of the pagan past that some of us are so familiar with that it’s not just a film, but a harbinger for what to expect.
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Oh my! When this movie was released back in April of this year, I couldn’t wait to see it. After that, like everybody else who knows better, I had to contain myself from spilling the secret of what happened so others can enjoy the movie without spoilers. So I concentrated on writing other meaningful blogs that mattered in the world for my followers, until this time to share my views on the film.
Like the movie ‘Black Panther’ it was an experience. Okay! Thanos won. YES, the villain won. Had the Creators of the film left it with the original title, ‘Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 1′ it would have been obvious. People were so mad/disappointed in the theater, even the after credit scenes where we see Thanos’ power eliminating anticipated enemies. There are so many spoof videos I keep tripping over on Youtube, with opinions about how the film should have ended, to making fun of it outright & I bet this will STILL go on till we see the next Avengers movie, because the content, like ‘Black Panther’ leaves one with a lot to think & talk about.
Oh where do I start. I’m going to be all over the place with this. Some people prefer to see the movie as a simple comic form come to life with an entertaining storyline. Many films though, tend to have other meaning behind it, so if you are into conspiracy, supernatural stuff, then one can see the movie in those terms. First off, you will have to decide whether our villain, Thanos had his head chakra open already with the possession of 1 infinity stone at the start of the film, or whether his head chakra opened after he possessed the other 5. He’s a giant alien being form the planet Titan seeking to be a god. Now……in biblical times there were giants on the Earth brought about through the copulation of Angels & Humans. Their offspring were called Nephilim. The bible said they were great in the land, ruling over humans. Archaeologists have found evidence of the biblical story being true in the form of skeletons, writings, & stone imagery but our society today don’t bring it up much in any of the mainstream media. So with Thanos, I got the sense that he was lacking something, lost something, or cut off from something. In the Marvel comics world, he was not someone I followed since I had other favorites including these three: The Mandarin (who battles Iron Man & The Avengers at times) & Galactus (who “owns” the Silver Surfer as his Herald), & Apocalypse (who battles the X-Men) all of whom Thanos should remind you of. Now, I loved watching his progress as he intelligently & relentlessly went around the Universe getting those stones. He had a competent team dedicated to helping him. I particularly liked Ebony Maw, that ugly gray alien with all the powers who’s a member of the Black Order. He was soooo effective until he got frozen drifting in space. I hope he’s brought back in action in Part 2. The dude had a mission that was personal & did not allow Superheroes to stand in his way. While the good guys were making jokes about nonsense, standing there deliberating shit, Thanos was thinking about quickly acquiring POWER. And while the Superheroes were talking shit, joking around the galaxy, imminent galactic domination was happening all around them & they didn’t have the collective power to stop it.
Now let’s look at the 6 infinity stones……..Time, Power, Mind, Reality, Space, & Soul. The object was to gather them one by one for his gauntlet. Thanos was already in possession of one of them. He certainly had the power as this imposing giant tore apart worlds to get what he wanted, acquiring another stone & then another increasing his near-god power. His successful team, some of them coming from young persons he would save from the planets he went around destroying whom he’d father. One of those children turned out to be Gamora. Who made valiant attempts to stop him, but with that kind of universal power, it became an impossibility. She ended up losing her life because if you think about it, she’s an enemy now to HIM, so sacrificing her for the soul stone made sense.
We see a pivotal moment of the film where the last great battle ends up being in Wakanda, where the Black Panther & all his united tribal warriors are out there with him shouting something that sounds like ‘Evonpeh’ or ‘Ebombeh’ as some war cry & them repeating it. You would think at this point in the film, the good guys would win with all those powerful Superheroes working towards defeating Thanos. Instead we see, the giant catch Black Panther as he leaped up on him & his giant fist punched the side of Black Panthers head & he fell. Oh well…….on a side note, had a previous enemy of the ‘Black Panther’ in that movie, Eric Killmonger, succeeded, he would have been the leader, probably an ally to Thanos & Wakanda would have been spared being casualties of the war. Nobody else on the battlefield was able to stop Thanos as he eventually battled the Marvel Comics hero, Vision for the last stone. Well, I didn’t expect him to win, he was already failing & the Scarlet Witch could only do so much. I blame 2 Marvel heroes for this: Doctor Strange & The Might Thor. It didn’t need to go that far. Before, Doctor Strange & Iron Man were battling him. It could have been stopped there had Doctor Strange set aside his stupid moral ethic of never using the Time stone for fear of the theory of absolute power corrupts abosolutely or some other do-gooder philosophy BECAUSE in a situation like that, he wold have been wiser to compromise his code for the GREATER GOOD. Now……There is a scene in the film where Doctor Strange did use the time stone to see the ONE opportunity to defeat Thanos. I still say, why all the deaths & time wasting. Why even let it get there. Just use the stone & stop the WHOLE damn thing. Even if he waited through virtue of his own conscience, to bring people BACK, you’re still using the same power. At the end of the film, I blame Thor because he made a MIGHTY leap up in the air with his godly hammer & struck Thanos in the chest (heart) & thought that would work. Well…Thanos smirked & remarked ‘you should have struck the head’. That should have made more sense to Thor as Thanos was coming into his last god-like power. When someone can control time & reality and you successfully defeated him once, you won’t get a second time to do so. They were not thinking. That was Gamora’s problem the first time. So now, Thanos, anticipates future problems & decides to get rid of ANYBODY now that will pose a threat including Spiderman, Black Panther, Groot, etc. We are left with whoever he doesn’t feel threatened by like, Rocket The Racoon, Iron Man, The Hulk, Shuri & the other Black Panther women along with M’baku & his tribe & others. So what now, with other people in the Marvel Universe removed from the scene like Nick Fury, who was trying to send off a signal to someone at the end credits of the film, maybe The Fantastic 4 or X-Men, so in the next film we get to see what happens, like does The Incredible Hulk ever get his act together to fight Thanos. He was having annoying comic relief problems throughout the movie. For now, we see an accomplished giant still ruling the planet Titan, using his powers to maintain a universal balance who sits on his armed throne, delighting in seeing the sunrise. I don’t know what the next film will bring, but I do expect a heroic victory.
~ Lhisa Mrklon