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    RIchard Murray Creative Table

    Dear Readers, I tend to enjoy reading various articles on writing , the industry, the concepts, et cetera. parallel to craft articles. These topics can be fun or engaging. As some of you know, I have a controlled electronic footprint, meaning, I don't keep old posts. This blog never had fifteen posts and never will cause I don't like ejunk. But, I realize, aside my posts to what I created and create, I need a post to just chit chat if you will. So this post will serve that function, through its comments I will posts various topics concerning writing. Onmyoji Contest , Pacific Rim contest , Below is a collage i made to Ty Wilson Art Richard Murray Short Story Collections Kobo Link OverDrive Link JIHI series Kobo Link Overdrive Link Gospel of Joseph Kobo Link Overdrive Link Richard Murray Collages Kobo Link SanaTambo Versions Overdrive Link Kobo Links English https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sanatambo-adinkra Français https://www.kobo.com/fr/fr/ebook/sanatambo-adinkra-3 Português https://www.kobo.com/pt/pt/ebook/sanatambo-adinkra-1 日本語 https://www.kobo.com/ja/ja/ebook/NNxdRbPVXT-g8GicV2IVSw 中文 https://www.kobo.com/zh/zh/ebook/sanatambo-adinkra-2
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    semifinalist for the jaeger competition https://go.deviantart.com/journal/The-Global-Jaeger-Contest-Semi-Finalists-750396655 here is my entry https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/194-richard-murray-creative-table/?do=findComment&comment=409
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    Submit to Fall/Winter 2018 Killens Review of Arts & Letters SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Theme: Gathering at the Waters: Connecting Family and Community through Literature and Art The theme of "Gathering at the Waters" connotes bringing together family and communities to look at the ways in which we affect and are part of each other's lives. For the upcoming issue of the Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Spring/Summer 2018, we want to continue that exploration of "connecting family through literature and art" in the works of writers of the African diaspora. We seek submissions of creative nonfiction, fiction, essays, interviews, book reviews, poetry, memoir, photography, and visual artwork on the subjects of family, community, and unity in narratives that tell of healing, nurturing, cleansing, and reflection in the times we live in. Please visit the link below for more information on submission guidelines. VIEW SUBMISSION GUIDELINES!!! http://centerforblackliterature.org/killens-review-fall-winter2018/ SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES: Please submit to only one category at a time: essay, fiction, interview, poetry, prose, and art. We aim to respond to your submission within two months. Please make sure the pages are numbered. Essay, Fiction, and Prose:  Please send one piece at a time. We have no set maximum length or minimum length for prose submissions. (The average word count is about 1,500–2,000 words.) Most submissions, however, are between 2,000–4,000 words.  Please set up your submission in Microsoft Word format, letter-sized with ample margins, double-spaced, using a standard typeface (e.g., Times New Roman, Helvetica, Arial) and font size (12 point is best).  Include your name, title of the work, and page numbers on your submission.  Also include a one- to- two -sentence bio about the author. If the submission is an academic essay with references, please include your bibliography at the end. Please do not submit book manuscripts. Poetry: Please send up to three poems. Art and Photography: We welcome all types of image submissions. Please include a short note about the context of the images and title and/or caption information. Please include no more than six hi-res jpegs (at 300 dpi). Electronic and Postal Submissions: Kindly e-mail material to writers@mec.cuny.edu and CReynolds@mec.cuny.edu with “Killens Review 2018” in the subject heading. Please include a brief introduction of yourself and of the work being submitted. On the first page of your submission be sure to include: 1. Your name 2. Telephone number 3. E-mail address Kindly send your submissions no later than January 26, 2018, to: writers@mec.cuny.edu. Make sure you have “Spring 2018 Killens Review” written in the subject line. Or mail material to: Killens Review of Arts & Letters Center for Black Literature, Medgar Evers College 1650 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11225
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    Happy June Solstice everyone, in the northern hemisphere, welcome the summer, in the southern hemipshere, welcome the winterIn a solstice the sun appears to be overhead the farthest from an equator, during the equinox, the sun is directly overhead the equator for less than a secondAurora borealis in Eskilstuna Mikael Sjöstenhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/micke66/16246783823/in/photolist-DUFyZr-qKF1Nt-reG3PC-reGXx5
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    Competition of Black owned Fiyah Magazine Issue 8 Theme: Pilgrimage | Accepting submissions July 1, 2018 – July 31, 2018 Every journey starts with a single step, and this issue is all about the trip, not the destination. We’re looking for stories of journeys to new worlds, of returning to lost worlds, and journeys of the soul. But, like always, make it weird, make it magical, make it Black. We accept submissions of short fiction 2,000 – 7,000 words and novelettes up to 15,000 words. Poetry What we want in speculative poetry is verse that struggles, reveals, instructs, comforts, and fights back. We are looking for weird, complex, honest and challenging work with a clear speculative element from black authors. You can check out this post from our Poetry Editor for more on what we’d like to see in your poetry. < http://www.fiyahlitmag.com/2017/02/07/poetry-editors-note/ > Submission Formatting The subject line of your submission must read “FICTION SUBMISSION: [Story Title]”. Submissions should include a cover letter written in the body of the email. Click here to learn more about how to write a professional cover letter. < http://inkhaven.net/2010/04/lessons-from-the-slush-pile-your-cover-letter-and-you/ > Submissions should be attached as a .doc/.docx file to your submission email. Stories pasted into the body of an email will not be accepted. Submissions should be submitted in proper short story manuscript format with your name, address, email address, and the story’s total word count on the first page. Click here for an example of proper short story manuscript format. < https://shunn.net/format/story.html > Email your submission to: submissions@fiyahlitmag.com
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    The Onmyoji contest finalist https://go.deviantart.com/journal/Onmyoji-Fan-Art-Contest-Winners-749751167 An article on the last action hero's origin. I always love when the film making process is exposed, to how wild it is. I place some quotes after the uniform resource locater link https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/last-action-hero-25-legendary-flops-writers-look-back-fondness-disgust-130013366.html Schwarzenegger reportedly told Columbia if they hired Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride writer William Goldman to rework the script, he’d be their star; $1 million later, Goldman agreed to give it an uncredited polish. Penn: What I remember distinctly hearing was that he was working on Danny’s character. This could be total hearsay, so don’t hold me to this, but I remember reading the draft and seeing that there was a new starred page when he operates the crane. It said, “In this moment, as he operates the crane, Danny goes from being a boy to a man.” [Editor’s note: Leff said that line in unison with Penn.] Penn: I think I remember saying to Adam, “We’ve been doing this wrong.” If that’s all you have to do, we should have written, “And now the movie kicks into a higher gear that makes it great. By page 50, you’re going to love this.” I just remember thinking, “I can’t believe that counts as a rewrite. I also can’t believe that the great moment for our kid is operating a crane.” That was something that just seemed shocking to me that, “Oh yeah, I’ve always wanted to get into an action movie so I could operate a crane.” Leff: I have [had social interactions with Goldman] since. Very nice fellow. We’ve had some laughs about the movie and some of the things that went wrong. I think he also came away from it with some battle scars. Yet, even the award-winning talents of Goldman couldn’t satisfy the team in charge. What followed was a parade of highly respected script doctors and at least one beloved space princess. Penn: Carrie Fisher. Leff: Did Carrie Fisher do a pass? Penn: Yes, Carrie Fisher did a pass. … I did have an exchange with her once, and she laughed. [She said], “I don’t know why they paid me or what I did, but I did it.’ So. But who knows if it even made it in. Who knows? … By the way, I still have no idea who wrote what in the movie. Penn and Leff each named their specific issues with the final product. For Penn, it was the opening sequence in which Ripper (Tom Noonan) throws Slater’s kid off a roof. Penn: Our opening sequence was this crazy chase through the Beverly Center, with [Slater] saving a kid with one hand and shooting a guy with another and doing something really silly and unrealistic. But… Oh no, I have a better idea. A horrible, frightening-looking burn victim-serial killer from Manhunter ... throws axes at him and then hurls his son off the roof to his death. Which of those sounds like a more fun opening for this movie? And clearly it’s the serial killer. Leff: I think the thing that I gagged on and still gag on today was the magic ticket, that golden ticket, the magic ticket. That just still kills me. What we had done in the original script is … the kid is sort of getting sucked through the screen. Penn: Right, there was a tear in the screen. Leff: There is a tear in the screen, and he’s going up to inspect the tear and he actually kind of gets sucked into the movie, and you never really know exactly what happens. I don’t know, maybe that wasn’t great either, but to me it was better than a magic ticket, which which just makes me sick to this day. Leff and Penn also objected to the movie’s ending, in which Danny finds himself at the mercy of Ripper and must be saved by Slater. PENN: Imagine if E.T. was about a kid who just got pushed around and never did anything and didn’t help E.T. at all. That would not be effective. When you’re writing a wish-fulfillment story, someone’s wish needs to be fulfilled. Leff: His character never goes anywhere in the final version. Where we took his character might not have been the right place, in retrospect, I realize that 25 years later. We went way dark, but they probably could have taken it somewhere. Penn: In this, you really felt like he’s barely doing anything. I mean he’s meeting a girl who’s too old for him. I don’t know. I mean we could go on for a while. We had a lot of, there’s a lot of head-scratchers. You know, the animated cat obviously being one of them. I remember sitting in that premiere and just thinking, “What’s… why? What’s going on?” I thought, “Who’s running this show? How did this happen?”
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    COMPETITIONS or other entries Onmyoji fan art contest semifinalist, listing, look further for my favorites to the character i chose. https://go.deviantart.com/journal/Onmyoji-Fan-Art-Contest-Semi-finalists-748703841 I can see a Bounce < https://www.instagram.com/bounce_comic/ OR https://www.facebook.com/BOUNCEstrip/ > with a comic titled : an Onmyoji enters a bar the other emmas This artist had a similar idea to me, take her pose but change her activity. I like the drinking tea, the tea of death https://phuthieu1989.deviantart.com/art/Enma-Onmyoji-746546987 This artist did a head shot portrait. nice details in the face https://opi-um.deviantart.com/art/Enma-748267993 This artist has the best concept. The pose, positioning, environment, angles are very expressive. Sitting in front of the moon , on top of the spirit skull things, while she has maintained that character definition, the loose legs of the nightwoman, enticing yet deadly https://grafik.deviantart.com/art/Shikigami-Enma-747343653 CELEBRATING THE FINE ART OF CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION 38th ANNUAL EXHIBITION CALL FOR ENTRIES EXHIBITION DATES November 7, 2018 - January 5, 2019 ENTRY DEADLINE Friday, July 20, 2018 Melissa Sweet, Chair Laura Vacarro Seeger, Assistant Chair The Society of Illustrators invites publishers, illustrators, agents, and authors to submit books to the 38th annual exhibition of The Original Art, founded by Dilys Evans in 1980 and sponsored by the Society since 1989. A jury of outstanding artists, art directors, and editors in the field of children’s publishing will choose which books are to be represented in the show and will select gold and silver medal recipients. Jurying is anonymous, and an artist may have no more than two books accepted for the show. ANYONE MAY SUBMIT: Publishers, illustrators, agents, and authors. Publishers, please pass along the website link (in "How to Enter" below) to eligible artists if you are not able to submit their work. ELIGIBILITY All entries must be published in the U.S. Books printed overseas are eligible. Books © 2017 and 2018 and complete F&Gs © 2018 will be accepted. Books must be intended for children from newborn to twelve years old. Chapter books must have at least eight full-page illustrations. Books rendered in traditional and/or digital media are eligible. NOT ELIGIBLE: Books previously entered in the show, color proofs or printouts, self-published books, photographic books, textbooks, YA books, coloring and activity books, books based on licensed characters, anthologies with multiple, independent illustrators. HOW TO ENTER Visit the Society's website for complete rules and regulations. Go to https://goo.gl/forms/anW71apq7FKgpRG52 and fill in the form for each book being entered. Once the entry form has been submitted, an email receipt will be sent to you. Print out the receipt and tape it to the back of the book being submitted. Send the book and entry receipt, accompanied by the entry fee, to: Society of Illustrators The Original Art 2018 128 East 63rd Street New York, NY 10065 Entry materials will not be returned, and books will be donated to appropriate charities. ENTRY FEES $30 per title / $20 for SI members submitting their own work. Fee must accompany books. Please make checks payable to: Society of Illustrators. If paying by credit card (Visa / MC / Amex), attach information (type of card, name on card, number, exp. date) on a separate sheet of paper. You may also pay online through the Society's website here. To request an invoice, contact: exhibitions@societyillustrators.org. Invoice # must be included on check. If submitting one payment for multiple entries, include a list of books covered. AWARDS Gold Medal and Silver Medals chosen by the jury. Lifetime Achievement Awards nominated by a blue-ribbon panel and voted on by artists juried into past shows. Dily Evans Founder's Award presented for best new talent of the year. Chair: Pat Cummings. 2018 Jury: Gilbert Ford and Naoko Stoop, illustrators; Patrick Collins, Creative Director, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. Awards Presentation: 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Thursday, November 8, 2018 Each artist represented in the show will receive two complimentary tickets; each art director and editor with a book in the show will receive one complimentary ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for $30 per person. SI members: $25 per person. Learn more...
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    Okay, here is my Jaeger submission. I had three conceptsm first which i liked alot but didn't really fit the narrative was Old Jaeger Park. The second was the Legendary Central Park Five, whose story I wrote, and comic, whosei did not finish. The last idea was a superway. In each idea, i wanted to do something else with JAegers, old used Jaegers/another kind of interwoven wireless neurological system using also history revisioning, and lastly, just another kind of city. In the films, like most big mecha or being films, cities seem designed ignorant to these things running around that will create damage. so, instead of a regular city, what if New York City has a run way, or walk way, that is above the street mostly, sidewalk somewhat, and thus Jaeger can use it to travel fare more easily through the city. This also coincide to my particular Jaeger, the Parkour Jaeger, yes, not a well thought of name. But, the idea is this Jaeger has joints that allow for more comlicated acrobatic movement than other Jaeger. Most Jaeger are designed on the human body but when you are facing things that are reptilian or insect in variance, i think you need more flexibility. the ability to turn through momemtum three hundred and sixty degrees. Thus, the nodes you can see in the image, are as large as the limbs, they make the Jaeger taller than average but also allow for that flexibility. In the image, the ParkRei Jaeger... better name right?... is holding on to a section of the superway while it flicked another Jaeger whose beam cannon tip we see at the top. I could had colored but I wanted to really focus on my inking as it connect to other plans going forward. The other element in the rules was to depict a place where you live. I took photos for reference all about new york city. For the Old Jaegers I took for a local park. For, the legendary central park five i took empir estate building or world trade. For Old Jaeger park or Legendary Central PArk five i didn't have the photos I liked. i needed another angle for reference, especially as I had wrote up the concept. But for the last one, ParkRei, i used rockefeller center. The structure of Rockefeller center worked in terms of my vision. It has a central urban feel while also some true space to get the angle i liked. Well for my emailers, you will have image stills. For all look to the creating videos below, yes I am still getting used to being recorded while I draw, angle wise. The official submission is in my deviantart page. Enjoy, i wonder what ideas you have. Development videos part1 https://photos.google.com/b/116457345954364049850/album/AF1QipMlgm4ZrJBANbLMQ96eN21sSgxD1ZMycF9HoOY0/photo/AF1QipNJ4BpEYDumGd4hNFPnneEF8-loPXrkIsMV9Onx part2 https://photos.google.com/b/116457345954364049850/album/AF1QipMlgm4ZrJBANbLMQ96eN21sSgxD1ZMycF9HoOY0/photo/AF1QipP4azkVA2IPqDxV_0OgYXlR5lQksZ8RRAVGuTM7 part3 https://photos.google.com/b/116457345954364049850/album/AF1QipMlgm4ZrJBANbLMQ96eN21sSgxD1ZMycF9HoOY0/photo/AF1QipO4WtTc7fJ-pJqyVYkuOy52B2GEWYJ3lV0olbaM part4 https://photos.google.com/b/116457345954364049850/album/AF1QipMlgm4ZrJBANbLMQ96eN21sSgxD1ZMycF9HoOY0/photo/AF1QipMQZnJTsDGvm4l6bIFC-MUVBNz2EYO4bzJmmI8I DeviantArt Submission https://hddeviant.deviantart.com/art/ParkRei-Pacific-Rim-Jaeger-Submission-749463275?ga_submit_new=10%3A1528836929 I wish more had joined me:) I will see you next time
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    Ok, I learned about the Onmyoji contest on friday. While going to deviantart to look at some entries for the Jaeger contest. Well, having no knowledge to the online massive multiplayer game Onmyoji, and little time to conceptualize what my entry will be, I came up with the following. https://hddeviant.deviantart.com/art/Onmyoji-submission-emma-and-the-seven-748288623 The idea was the character emma aside seven deadly sins. I am content for such a hurried creation while having no thoughts to the content. In contrast, I am a fan to gundam, or mechas in general so the jaeger comes with more familiarity for me. In a prior post, I utilized links to my skydrive storage area, but i realized upon more videos that a space limit is inevitable. Thus, i had to figure out where to go to place the stores. I chose google photos. Instagram or snapchat are used for personal purposes. I know artists in that system but usually they focus on photos not videos. Laslty, google photos space is the largest. AALBC is my blog place, and I invite you all to join AALBC, especially if you are artist. But, the black owned website, has obvious limits to loading content like videos. Below are links to videos made as I sketched or created. My first time doing so many, and especially while drawing. Another learning experience. If you are seeing this in an email, the photos stages are attached at the end. If you are seeing this in AALBC, the videos are all their is. ...before the links to the Onmyoji videos , here is a link to the Jaeger contest which end in seven days. I invite you all to share any ideas you may have to that. https://go.deviantart.com/journal/The-Pacific-Rim-Uprising-Global-Jaeger-Contest-744541834 Do tell me if the links are blockaded, they are supposed to be public. Onmyoji-Fan-Art-Contest-Creation (1) https://photos.app.goo.gl/nW0odvDqiOuoW0R03 Onmyoji-Fan-Art-Contest-Creation (2) https://photos.app.goo.gl/RrdyWvyoJV07cLjt2 Onmyoji-Fan-Art-Contest-Creation (3) https://photos.app.goo.gl/P3FCCHJQZjQh5mhG3 Onmyoji-Fan-Art-Contest-Creation (4) https://photos.app.goo.gl/UnRC54SQJZYMf80k1 Onmyoji-Fan-Art-Contest-Creation (5) https://photos.app.goo.gl/mLkeakVn11ZiS5nF2 Onmyoji-Fan-Art-Contest-Creation (6) https://photos.app.goo.gl/bhHi7wbFG6XJVE3i8 onmyoji-fan-art-contest-creation-part2 (1) https://photos.app.goo.gl/rRnc6ZxWERa9EY4V2 onmyoji-fan-art-contest-creation-part2 (2) https://photos.app.goo.gl/yNojWgufIqFNJVbC2 onmyoji-fan-art-contest-creation-part2 (3) https://photos.app.goo.gl/Jo9T6xeLZTewubky2 onmyoji-fan-art-contest-creation-part2 (4) https://photos.app.goo.gl/VCP3PtNBAeTpXeHb2 onmyoji-fan-art-contest-creation-part2 (5) https://photos.app.goo.gl/KsmDiPPcjd9rxtJN2 onmyoji-fan-art-contest-creation-part2 (6) https://photos.app.goo.gl/hvCI58LxBb92ge4U2 onmyoji-fan-art-contest-creation-part3 (2) https://photos.app.goo.gl/3vNwF9x7iowBOUm03 onmyoji-fan-art-contest-creation-part3 (3) https://photos.app.goo.gl/S3ZlhhTTuTDdBRw12 onmyoji-fan-art-contest-creation-part3 (4) https://photos.app.goo.gl/uyoEcd9Mq8M5nDj29 onmyoji-fan-art-contest-creation-part3 (5) https://photos.app.goo.gl/01GHnNcGc4wuojpr1 onmyoji-fan-art-contest-creation-part3 (6) https://photos.app.goo.gl/TtLsnDtYVNMvbeVL9 onmyoji-fan-art-contest-creation-part3 (7) https://photos.app.goo.gl/ryKTzb9eCrDyVN5z1 onmyoji-fan-art-contest-creation-part3 (8) https://photos.app.goo.gl/Qurjw6pK3hxhcvZk2 onmyoji-fan-art-contest-creation-part3 (9) https://photos.app.goo.gl/EF2M5ynf8RzO33Bs1 The Folder Link https://photos.app.goo.gl/mZJ2RICfACZaSgtD2 Happy creating
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    My pleasure @TroyI did not read the article , I just wanted to read your thoughts. For me, the whole argument is false. In the same way, people in the past liked various kinds of books, people like various kinds of websites. Twitter is correctly named a microblogging site, thus it is no good for conveying a message through text, more a notice board, good for advertising or linking, but poor for in depth communication. Youtube is a video site. Thus people who use that mostly are not looking to read, but to view or listen. Snapchat/instagram are photo sites, that have video capability though not as in depth as youtube While they also have no grouping functions. Facebook is a complete social media platform. Thus the sites are not even similar, thus the comparison is flawed by default, for me. AALBC for example, is text based, though embedding to image or video is capable, thus the users will not be the same. If anything, my prediction long ago that the future internet will have people nestled to where they are comfortable is coming to fruition. None of the firms above will ever be out of business cause too many people are on them, enough money is made to keep going or it serves the function to a larger online media presence. Myspace is still in existence so... What site has the most people, like what book genre is the most bought, is a matter of taste from the viewership/audience not a suggestion that some site or genre is dead. and, taste change over time, sometime going back to formers, not new things.
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    thoughts to the article , youtube/instagram/snapchat are all about visual<photo or video> communication https://www.yahoo.com/news/facebook-no-longer-dominant-social-171627211.html @Troy?
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    I thought about black soldiers in memory and i wondered, why do black people in the usa not honor the soldiers who fought against the usa for the british in the secession of the thirteen colonies from the british empire? it may seem silly, but I pondered, those black folk were a small population but when you consider ninety percent from black people were enslaved in the thirteen colonies and the thirteen colonies did not make freeing black folk an agenda, are not those black people the primary people black folk in the usa need to honor , if we are to honor soldiers in the usa? If any of you are interested in viewing some screenplay drafts I have constructed and are willing to reply your thoughts... and you are not a member to my emailing list:) and you have an email, just tell me and we can connect. ... Now onto the Jaeger contest, i will have some drawings hopefully by wednesday. Information is below Who wants to join me in building a Jaeger? let us spend a week sketching, thinking, anything, then next week, wednesday, present our sketches to each other? https://go.deviantart.com/journal/The-Pacific-Rim-Uprising-Global-Jaeger-Contest-744541834 *From the page* Your last name may not be Pentecost, but you can still help avert the apocalypse. Pacific Rim Uprising will be available via download on June 5 and on Blu-ray/DVD June 19, 2018. To celebrate, we want to see what your Jaeger would look like on your turf and give you prizes for it! Create your own Jaeger and place it where you live, anyplace in the world you may be–maybe it's posing in your actual backyard, protecting the town square, or defending a local landmark. There are tons of options! Your Jaeger can be inserted into a photo or you can artistically recreate the location. First, Second, and Third Place winners will be chosen by Steven S. DeKnight, Director of Pacific Rim Uprising! https://go.deviantart.com/journal/The-Pacific-Rim-Uprising-Global-Jaeger-Contest-744541834
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    Who wants to join me in building a Jaeger? let us spend a week sketching, thinking, anything, then next week, wednesday, present our sketches to each other? LINK *From the page* Your last name may not be Pentecost, but you can still help avert the apocalypse. Pacific Rim Uprising will be available via download on June 5 and on Blu-ray/DVD June 19, 2018. To celebrate, we want to see what your Jaeger would look like on your turf and give you prizes for it! Create your own Jaeger and place it where you live, anyplace in the world you may be–maybe it's posing in your actual backyard, protecting the town square, or defending a local landmark. There are tons of options! Your Jaeger can be inserted into a photo or you can artistically recreate the location. First, Second, and Third Place winners will be chosen by Steven S. DeKnight, Director of Pacific Rim Uprising!
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    LIVE! in Los Angeles: LeVar Burton reads "Money Tree" by Nalo Hopkinson. Listen online: *Poetry from Nike* Don’t just look at me.Don’t look past me,or through me.Don’t hear my dialectand judge it as ignorance.You speak one language,I speak at least two.See me. https://nikewrites.wordpress.com/2018/04/27/see-me/
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    ethiopian post apocalyptic film enjoy @Mel Hopkins @Troy
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    RIchard Murray Creative Table

    We are in the age to the biography, taking out the visual spectacle from the high fantasy/space opera/super hero comic world <lord of the rings/star wars/avengers> the prime stories in film and in book are biographies. It make sense in two levels. one, the biography is the antithesis, the opposing idea, to the highly fictional harry potter/twilight worlds that are very desired today. The artistically interesting point is that when the high fiction makes a key cultural point worthy to nonfiction it can strike a poignancy in the readership/audience or other receivers that stick in the mind. When darth vader threw the emperor over the side the truth is, a character introduced through violence, destruction, murder who emits that throughout the entire trilogy is forgiven as a parent who saved a child's life, who he was trying to kill just before then. The truth is, some parents will be low quality parents, even if they try their hardest not to... it is called nature, in nature all things can happen. WE as humans know it. Darth is a well made example to that. The audience forgives darth for the one moment, when living side negativity was put on a scale to risking death saving a child, when the character act opposite to the entire known history at that moment; and that relate to an element in many human being unwritten biography, the element being a failed parent whom the author wish for one moment be the most loving parent or the author had for one moment as the most loving parent. In the reverse, biographies are in existence cultural points in a series while they have unknown fictional glints that can betray or reject the entire message from the biography. Take hidden figures, Taraji p henson or Janelle monae did not look like the women they depicted but more importantly, the role more segregated education had on all three women, the movie underrates. Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson went to high school on the campus of west virginia state college and then went to college in west virginia state, now west virginia state university. Dorothy Johnson Vaughan went to Wilberforce university, graduating at 19 with a bachelors in mathematics, thus she spent her high school years in a black college. Mary Winston Jackson went to the George P. Phenix Training School created from the hampton institute and then entered Hampton Institute now Hampton university. Each woman's educational background from modern day junior high/high school to their bachelors was in a totally phenotypically segregated setting. But that did not blockade them from working side whites peacefully or positively despite white negativity toward them, later in life. Now the absence to their educative roots is not a lie, merely an absence. A biography is not lessened from absence. But, the movie give the impression these women had dealt with whites intimately,especially concerning arithmetic, their entire life; they did not. The message in the film is that blacks side whites made the usa what it is today. While some suggest today, no black america or white america exist, like the director to the film whom I quote:" It's just a film. And if we keep labeling something 'a black film,' or 'a white film'— basically it's modern day segregation." ; They are missing the fact that in the segregated times, when a black usa or a white usa visibly or unquestioningly existed, black schools existed, and their existence was not confined to only a high school education or variations to shacks for facilities; said segregated Black Schools aided or fermented the black women that are lauded as champions to desegregation, hidden figures. I imagine spike lee's new film blackkklansman will be a similar design to hidden figures in storytelling; the following link , an interview between Ron Stallworth side Ed Gordon said it all LINK ; while attacking trump will occur in the film, the people who voted for trump <the majority in the white community in the usa> is the real story. What say you? ...Most of you know I love well crafted photography, but sometimes the best photography is not in artful craft but in the raw moments they catch, these two photos were taken at the same time , a few miles from each other , you will have to click the following link to see the photos spaced together, but it is worth it LINK
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    RIchard Murray Creative Table

    ok @Mel Hopkinsmany today... maybe most readers <I assume that absent proof> are into nonfiction mostly, thus why biographies are huge money makers today.
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    RIchard Murray Creative Table

    A link to The Shack from William P Young http://wmpaulyoung.com/the-shack/ That was part to why I asked @Mel Hopkins globally or highly well known strong mom characters are rare, as involved characters especially. Someone said, harry potters mom is an example but potters mom died before the books started. her action was strong, but everything about her is memory from other characters, thus, if not forgettable she is a de facto side note as a character.
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    RIchard Murray Creative Table

    Who is the best mother in fiction? any phenotype/religion/genre/language/age/species apply. @Mel Hopkins @Troy @Cynique @Kalexander2
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    The Story: Yours, Mine and Ours

    @Mel Hopkins our pleasure... I bet one of the wild dreams has an opening line... it all begins with honey:)
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    The Story: Yours, Mine and Ours

    @Mel Hopkins true:) but, what separate a baby from a program is a baby while it is created at least physically through parents, its design is special. the parents can not determine what it will be, like all the rest created from humans. @Kalexander2 yes , the one key thing that black people must state or remember is that our vote would not had changed it. The presidential election in the u.s.a. is fifty elections. whomever get the majority vote in a state gain all their electoral votes, except for two states, where the votes are divided upon the percentage. Black people do not have a majority vote in any state in the usa, and the white vote this past election voted as a block for donald trump. The black vote voted against trump, all non white votes , voted against trump side carson, but none of them separately or together did and do have the quantity to win it alone, as the white vote proved.
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    The Story: Yours, Mine and Ours

    one thing @Kalexander2 carson /trump all said they would do these things if elected
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    The Story: Yours, Mine and Ours

    Remember @Kalexander2 every machine purpose stem from its creator, not itself
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    Poetry or More...

    I successfully published a poetry book, i entitled, Poetry or More. Now, the original plan I used is to place three year in one book, text side audio. Unfortunately, a 100MB or 100,000KB limit exist on ebooks that can be loaded <that is fair cause that equate to a huge amount from raw text>. Thus, I made four version, one is only text that include all the years. The other three are partials: 2015-2016, 2017 January to June, or 2017 July to December. The text only includes all the poem stories, poem of the months or seasons. I placed the links to each Poetry or More variant below, and if you want an excerpt I kept the December solstice 2017/December 2017/December Poem Story 2017/July Aphelion 2017 poem blog entries. All is linked below. Enjoy. Poetry or More 2015-2017 text only https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/poetry-or-more-1 Poetry or More 2015-2016 audio or text https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/poetry-or-more-2 Poetry or more 2017 January to June audio or text https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/poetry-or-more-3 Poetry or more 2017 July to December audio or text https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/poetry-or-more Overdrive links https://www.overdrive.com/series/richard-murray-short-story-collection December Poem Story 2017 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/137-december-2017-poem-story/ December 2017 https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/134-july-aphelion-2017-poem/https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/120-december-2017-poem/ July Aphelion 2017 Listen to "January Perihelion 2017" on Spreaker. Farthest from the light Is the ancient under water wheel Seahorse, crab, anchovy, or like, dance in it The last to it's kind It's descendent's, kill or betray the old life ...Long before man, or when dinosaur's began Earth made the ancient plant's To play side all other children But... came a change Earth became cloudy, the sunlight distant in essence And, nearest penultimate ancient plant's died But the heart from Earth, did not want all to die And embrac'd the ancient under water wheel To usher in the dinosaur And, it surviv'd, to today, deep in the water Far from the sun , alway's Audio ( https://www.spreaker.com/user/6716082/july-aphelion-2017 ) Check out my ebooks- the free one is noted, please read/enjoy/give me your response:Sunset Children Stories: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sunset-children-stories Looking West and West: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/looking-west-and-west Janidogo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-janidogo The Gospel of Joseph: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/gospel-of-joseph The Nyotenda FREE : https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-nyotenda Includes a comic. The following link is an excerpt LINK December 2017 Poem December I hear some speak to maturity why am I not convince? do I have access to a wise diary am I living behind a fence nothing literal or from prison is about me sole support from my sense kin to all common water's born from being many schnee each winter, the former liquid chime, Never Again! On the craterous surface, will we be sow Under only the sky, above all other life, is our remaining time ... then the sun rise, and maturity prove elusive again ... I hear few speak to possibility why do most shun if sense do they have no craft they fee are they surround from total absence? nothing craftal or annihil they don't see all support from their mince kin to all warstarter's born from inherent malflee each winter, the sanguine rhyme, Always Again! In the cavernous channels, will we be sow Under only the hide, between all other life, is our remaining time ... then the lids rise, and possibility prove all coming again ...Can a possible be immature Is immaturity a craft from some possible to reject all other possible Do the questions prove sense? Audio ( https://www.spreaker.com/user/6716082/october-2017-poem ) Check out my ebooks LINK Short Story Collections LINK JIHI seriesLINK The Gospel of Joseph: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/gospel-of-joseph December Solstice 2017 Happy December Solstice. Mama Earth in less than a moment tilt her axis farthest from parallel to the Sun, more than any other time save one between the Perihelions. May those in the northern hemisphere, have a collective , communal warmth, may those in the southern hemisphere, have a energetic smooth cool. A once virgin prince, now white hair king Ponder to her tomb, the Last Rose, from Hadinchi On his regal seat, in a cold empty hall He remember, the fairies dance, on all the jewel pall's No longer their sprinkle's, in this long fall He leave his seat, stride slow on broke floor He see her portrait, made when good time's were more A goblin weave'd her skin, from hairs on the amber boar No longer it make step, in this long fall Open the hall door, and on to the mausoleum The path shimmer or shine, throughway, to where his woe's sum From glass depicting her life, molded from dragon fire's, or jitu hum's No longer they breath or song, in this long fall Finally, to her body rest, in grandeur timeless A statue made, from the king mind or hand, to her likeness Eight ninth from centuries, on the craft, and still a jumble mess No longer can he remake, in this long fall And fall... the white hair king, crying My Love! my love... Time smooth over, and none recall, or only hear whisper, in winter To the once virgin prince or Tamawari, his lover ...But, the rarest whisper, say a black dove cry in a spring, will end their leter Audio link( https://www.spreaker.com/user/6716082/december-solstice-2017-poem ) Check out my ebooks- the free one is noted, please read/enjoy/give me your response: LINK Short Story Collections LINK JIHI seriesLINK The Gospel of Joseph: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/gospel-of-joseph Be Safe December 2017 Poem Story Somewhere, or sometime, in existence In a temporal expanse Tween cluster's from star's or nebula's On a planet from like set Aside a beach, part to an isle in the caribbean, is waterfall's Where she sit I don't know her name Have not ask'd about Been here a few day, and still not approach I have no game, or malice play A simple joy, watching the sun, shadow, wind, or mist mix, about her, or her dress But... time is near done The time this somewhere Me no romeo, her no juliet Nor us two ship, to make a living idol or gret or regret Only a woman enjoying the sun, shadow, wind, or mist, mix about her, or her dress Or a man enjoying where she sit, honorable distance, no persistence Two pleasant, quiet, honest... model: amber rayne photographer: Travis Houze https://www.flickr.com/photos/37051354@N04/27333584943/ Check out my ebooks- please read/enjoy/give me your response: LINK Short Story Collections LINK JIHI seriesLINK The Gospel of Joseph: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/gospel-of-joseph
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