Month: September 2014

Tavis Smiley blasts ‘Dancing with the Stars’ producers

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He is talentless hack and has no dance ability. There is so much I can say, but I despise that man. I really do!

“Contracted”: Poor Character Development Creates a Poor Story

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Character development, normally should either depict the character in a form or redemption getting better after the journey. We can even relate to a bad character who gets worse. A dumb character who only gets dumber, you are rooting for them to die. Not only die, but take his dumb friends with him. The writing is so bad, it is good, in an awful way.

True, when it comes to love and some personal relationships, we can be a bit obtuse and in denial, however the main character in this story is just dumb as hell. I don’t say that easily, I say it freely. As writers, it is our job to have the reader or viewer experience the journey of the character from point A to Point B or in this case, Point Z, but in order to understand the how, we must understand the why.
The main character, Samantha is portrayed by Najarra Townsend as a former druggie who has put her mother through the ringer and after rehab, has returned home a lesbian. Her heterosexual relationships were not that great and she has surrounded herself with people who are bound to bring her back down the road she left. Including those who want to get her high in order to copulate with her. This includes her former drug dealer, who coincidently, provide patient zero with the roofie used to knock Samantha out so he could infect her. Alice, who plays as the plucky best friend starts off the movie by getting Samantha toasted on shots. Then last but not least we have Riley, that has a hard on so big for Samantha, you can almost smell it. Here is what stinks and what the writer should have smelled before committing his vision to film.

One of the first things that Samantha character notices is wrong is her cha-cha, her cupcake, her vijay jay. As sickly as it was written in the story, that too should have stunk to high heaven. It is totally out of character for a woman, to have an infected cooter and not get it checked out. She does, but not completely. Abnormal bleeding is a red flag. A waving red flag is abnormal bleeding and an odor. A screaming soldier running at you waving a red flag is abnormal bleeding with an odor and maggots falling out of your mommy maker. Not telling your doctor that you have maggots is your love muffin is dumb as hell!

The doctor telling you to rub some cream in it when it is rotting is crazy. Especially when the veins coming up out of your pants look like you have metal poisoning! When she returns a day later to see her doctor, her fingernails have fallen off, she smells like death and have two bloodshot eyes. The doctor doesn’t see a need to quarantine this heffah? Instead you tell her to stay away from others until you get her lab results back.

Wrong. As wrong as a Baptist minister on a stripper pole in Sunday school wrong.

It would be human nature to check yourself into the hospital. It is not normal for your mother to go and get the minister. A minister who takes one look and gets the hell out the front door. Mommy, something is wrong, take her to the doctor. It just goes downhill from here. Alice, is staring at Samantha, whose teeth are now black—wait, why are your trying to make out with her? She has admitted she has been with patient zero after you tell her three times the police was looking for the man she copulated with…

contAnd to make the movie totally a mind numbing unrealistic piece of drivel, we must bring back Riley. The man who is so besotted with this woman, that he comes over, for some alone time with her. Keep in mind, it is day three and she looks like this. The room is dark and candles are burning to mask the scent of her rotten cooter, but this nasty bastard goes on in there. He even has the unmitigated gall to say, “You are so wet!” Dumbass it is a festering pool of sludge, filled with maggots and necrosis filled piles of cooter flesh! Then this dumb ass tells her, “ooh it’s tingling!” It tingling because the maggots are nibbling on your tally whacker! He withdraws and a pile of worms hits the floor. He doesn’t head for the door like a normal person, instead he heads for the bathroom. I stopped the movie.

I am also going to stop my rant.

I am a lover of the indie artist. It is the independent craftsman that creates art in its purest form without the constraints of mass marketing rules which gives us free voice and a view into a darker and deeper side of human nature. It can either be done extremely well or horrifically bad. Or a combination of the two. Today I want to take a look at character development in an indie film titled “Contracted.” As I mentioned earlier, indie films can be a combination of the good and bad. The good in this case is the plot concept.  Yeah, I know awesome concept which borders on almost brilliance. However the execution is lackluster because of the character development.

Rent this on Netflix.

Recent dental discovery may have you changing your toothpaste

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PHOENIX, Ariz. — A dental hygienist in Phoenix noticed something strange in the mouths of her patients — and spoke up about it.

Now a toothpaste manufacturer is taking action, according to KNXV.

Trish Walraven has seen lots of things as a dental hygienist, but until a few years ago, she had never seen anything like this.

“We thought it was a cleaning product or something that people were chewing,” Walraven said.

toothpasteThey were little blue dots trapped in the tiny spaces between people’s teeth and gums.

“Some weeks I’ll see five or six patients,” Walraven told KNXV.

Walvaren started asking around and other hygienists were seeing the blue dots, too.

It took awhile, but they finally figured out what it was — polyethylene.

It’s  a plastic used in all kinds of things like garbage containers, grocery bags, bullet proof vests, even knee replacements … and now in toothpaste.

Walvaren…

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Note to self: Get it right, dammit. Most of the time anyway!

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What I am reading

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I have been rather busy this month and my bookshelf is full.

My book club is reading: Alone: Girl in the Box for September. Hey, it’s free on Nook & Kindle.

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Book Description:

Sienna Nealon was a 17 year-old girl who had been held prisoner in her own house by her mother for twelve years. Then one day her mother vanished, and Sienna woke up to find two strange men in her home. On the run, unsure of who to turn to and discovering she possesses mysterious powers, Sienna finds herself pursued by a shadowy agency known as the Directorate and hunted by a vicious, bloodthirsty psychopath named Wolfe, each of which is determined to capture her for their own purposes…

I am not big on YA, but hey…I will do it anyway. Book club is about expanding my reading repertoire.  That’s what I keep telling myself any.

It is well reviewed so I will give it a go.

 

 

What I am looking forward to reading in the next few days is: Murder at Twin Oaks by Charmain Zimmerman Brackett. It is a new series by a local author and this is the first in the trilogy.  This one only $1.99 on Kindle.

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Journalist Victoria James usually only writes about crime for the Bennettsville, Ga. Herald. When two of the town’s most influential people are killed and clues start showing up on Victoria’s doorstep, she’s forced into the investigation and must come face-to-face with part of her past she’d rather forget.
There are no graphic depictions of sex or violence in this novella.

(awww Hell, I guess I will read it anyway). I am not sure if this is a cozy mystery.

 

We have book club this past Saturday with the author.  (How cool is that?)  And I bought a series of her books.

When Rain Falls by Tyora Moody. This one is not free or cheap.  It is $8.49 on Kindle but you can get the paper backs pretty cheap.

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First her mother, then her detective husband Frank and now her best friend Pamela Coleman: Murder keeps striking down those who Candace Johnson loves most, and now she faces a terrible crisis of faith. Enter Detective Darnell Jackson. He’s determined to track down Pamela’s killer, but he’s going to need Candace’s help. In Darnell, she sees a chance for justice in Candace, he sees a beautiful, dynamic woman who desperately needs God in her life. As Candace reluctantly opens up about some unsavory aspects of her friend’s life, Darnell starts to see disturbing connections between Pamela’s killing and Frank’s. But the culprit is still out there, and if Candace and Darnell can’t put the pieces together soon, they may be the next victims!

 

 

It is going to be a fun month.  Happy Reading.