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  1. 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. Work Cloud EBook List- see below , Onmyoji Contest Entry , Pacific Rim contest Entry , Bettering American Poetry Anthology Entry , White House Carol , Maple Me entry , We Happy Few Wellington Wells entry, Fiyah Magazine- , Killens Review-, Audiobook list , ? Creative Cloud Questions to think about , How We Define Art a response , Lessons from Last Action Hero , Black Soldiers fighting for the British against the USA during USA secession why no memorial , Levar Burton Reads , Ethiopian apocalyptic film , Is Biography the biggest genre today circa 2018 , if they remade Cleopatra jones? , which cliche you dislike most? , Grammar Check , those who write love are making money, have you done a collaboration .. on a train , be your character on social media , who are afro latinos ? , a short history to the internet , What describe best the Native American experience in fiction , Get Out early - what do you think compared to the final film? , Prince and religious friction in film , Let us compose something together using these rules, what other language will you say if you can? , AALBC community book- in progress till made , not any time soon but... , A Glengarry Lead , silhouette in film , Get Out defined , inspiration listings, the return of poetry and some fun , written and sun by Aretha Franklin , Unconventional art , Der Tchrumpfs , Selections from poetry through the native female pen , a question to multiculturalism , Nonqonqo in A Warm December , Peola Edit- Immitation To Life 1934 , concealed carry models , Ann Gorman Edit- Follow Me Quietly 1949 , censoring online , MLKjr2019 , Black Party to governance , Star spangled why, Audio EXcerpts , False Civility , US , Glass submission story , code geass, Juju webseries official poster , acting , lee daniels workshop , black anti immigration , silent sundays , a positive child bride story? , a fictional character to be president of the usa? , Ta-Nehisi Coates , George Lucas , open marriage in fiction, kobo audiobook , Fiyah nanowrimo writing groups , Black Solidarity day 2019 , The Comeback Of Sexual Chocolate ,? Calligraphy Mirror Kiss of a dagger , Angelique Noire , ? Engineering Cloud Fixing Plastic , Blacksmithing Basics , multi electromagnetic wave observation , AMP in Email , Makers jobs or cosplay , ? Email Gazette Fragments fifth issue , tenth issue, eleventh issue , twelfth, thirteenth , fifteenth ,sixteenth, seventeenth ,eighteenth , 19/20/21/23 ,24/25/27/29/30/31/32 , 33/34/35/36/37 ,38/39/40/41/42/43 , 44/45/46/47/48/49/50/51/52/53/54 , 55/56/57/58/59/60/61 , 62/63/64/65/66 , 67/68/69/70, 71/72/73/74/75/76 , ? Question Cloud The Internet without the USA, are marvel movies theme parks or cinema, joker of our times , the greatest native american warrior in film , is dr serikawa the special effect , isn't it time for a pro nazi german film, Ligt and Daenerys , liking online , ? EBook LIST Richard Murray Short Story Collections Kobo Link OverDrive Link JIHI series Kobo Link Overdrive Link Poetry or More Audiobook link Kobo Link Visasiki Audiobook link Kobo Link Gospel of Joseph Kobo Link Overdrive Link Richard Murray Collages Kobo Link SanaTambo Versions Overdrive Link Kobo English Kobo Francais Kobo Portugues Kobo 日本語 Kobo 中文 Der Tchrumpfs Kobo Below is a collage i made to Ty Wilson Art Be Safe
  2. Liking Nicki Minaj in the article make a false argument. Instagram is not getting rid of likes, they are getting rid of publicizing likes. Sequentially, people will click like but the count will not be visible to anyone but users. This will have a number of automatic effects, some sponsors will change their patterns or who they invest in. The inability of common epeople to view likes influences popularity online. I know this for sure, that likes leads likes. So, not publicizing them will influence the bots and other mechanisms. The stated goal of instagram is to depressure instagram, a website designed for nothing else but pressure. What is instagram/twitter, these are not websites of community or conversation or in depth community, these websites are all about rapid wild populairty. Based on gimmick or passion shots, that can not change by deleting likes and if anything will add pressure to have some visible form of acceptance in replace of likes https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/a29750920/nicki-minaj-instagram-boycot-remove-likes/
  3. Veterans day is November 11th, share photos of art OR test of fiction, guest comments are allowed The photos can be to->sculpture/knitting or sewing/graffiti/tattoo concerning Black Veterans, any country any time, any army The text can only be fiction based on the following: Black Soldiers who fought against the USA for the british/ Black soldiers during the Haitian Freeing/ Black Seminoles during the time of osceola/jonas caballo/Black soldiers who fought for Menelik II in the first Abyssinian-italo war
  4. I remember when the end of the Game Of Thrones T.V. show debate was dominated by talks of the t.v. show Daenarys Targaryen being < place word defined as a negative mental state > when she obliterated Kings Landing /Cerci after she had won the war. Many viewers, most from the usa, found the Khaleesi's actions unwarranted. I suggested they were not unwarranted. First, war is not about right or wrong or knowledge or lack of knowlege < innocence> , it is about survival. Tyrion's pleading is unwarrantedto Jon. And Jon's doubt is correct. In the end, Jon from the television show didn't kill Daenarys for the seven kingdom's he did it cause he didn't want any more part of the life of war that daenerys was on. He was selfish and in that broke all the honor he deemed he wanted in the book or t.v. show. No matter your stance to my position, another instance similar to daenerys occurred in the japanese animation Black CLover. Where Ligt, the leader of a group called, the eye of the midnight son, used his power to cover an entire human kingdom with deadly blades. HE was thwarted unlike daenerys but like daenerys his actions are based on past grievances. Yet, the reply to Ligt's actions by fans is not, he is < place the same word defined as a negative mental state for Daenerys > , but he must be stopped. Two key points, first Ligt is male, daenerys is female. Second, ligt failed while daenerys succeeded. But the question remain, barring fanbase size variance, do you consider Ligt similar to Daenery Targaryen?
  5. In honor of Coming To America 2 I wish to introduce the bootleg album cover to the first Sexual Chocolate Album entitled, The Comeback Of Sexual Chocolate. In honor of the album coming out, I offer the many fans of the group and its perennially poignant bandleader Randy Watson, an opportunity to guess the title to the nine tracks. Just copy and paste the text below and place your guesses, whether they are original or covers that is your guess I am not telling. The new Album is coming 2020... A bonus track is from Randy Watson a capella entitled: Thank you for the final words Reverend Brown The Comeback Of Sexual Chocolate 1. [track title] 2. [track title] 3. [track title] 4. [track title] 5. [track title] 6. [track title] 7. [track title] 8. [track title] 9. [track title]
  6. Black Solidarity Day 2019 Black Solidarity day was this past November 1st and nearest three day later, the questions in my mind are simple. What Black community do you want to look at you when you close your eyes for the last time? Can the Black community ,in the U.S.A., ,become solid and more solid while part of a multiculturally chaotic U.S.A.? What is the best example of Black collaborative art excluding music,collaborative defined as two or more Black artists working together?
  7. These photos prove to me a film about positive nazis need to occur, after you read my thoughts and see the photos, do you agree? while those who are jewish or those who fought in the war against nazi germany or their descendents have a personal negativity toward nazi germany. Not every moment in nazi germany for german people was some murder fest or prequel to hatred or anything like that The photos linked below are no other than photos in the southern states in the usa of white children enjoying a hanging. If anything they are better cause the encamped are not present while the glory in the south was to be photographed next to their carnage. when I see photos in the thread below, I think, the modern people en mass forgive the white populace in the american continent for its larger crimes against native americans or blacks while never allow forgiveness for german nazi's smaller crimes against fellow germans What separates this from http://goodizen.com/crowds-gathered-to-witness-the-hanging-of-henry-campbell-he-is-standing-in-the-center-wearing-a-dark-suit-in-lawrenceville-georgia-may-8-1908-505x620/ this https://twitter.com/McKayMSmith/status/1184965620804345856 ?
  8. Is DR Serikawa the special effect of The original Godzilla? Dr. Serikawa in the original godzilla is the special effect, a man of science who destroyed his own studies and died by his own science to not spread it
  9. what is the best representation of a native american warrior in a film? I like buck and the preacher, josie wales, apocalypto, or the white buffalo in the film world, but what is the best native american warrior in a film. I recall the geronimo tv special , but that wasn't a movie house film. Although, I liked the action. I was inspired to ask after seeing this article, native american veterans memorial article https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/news/video-breaking-ground-on-native-american-veterans-memorial-m4wfJf7RfkqBJlTAPVtqXg/?fbclid=IwAR0sgc51z9cgC4GukuwjLTLgSHNmhoW9I-vhWgfcSN_0jX4JfYxs-BkV01A
  10. The Joker of our times Is the joker portrayed by Joaquim phoenix the the joker of our times? the following article makes a case that he is, my talk on false civility is my reply. https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/youre-not-going-to-remember-any-of-this-shit-joker-re-1838770612 my talk on false civility https://youtu.be/pfsYCapQ9yQ
  11. FIYAH Literary Magazine A #VoicesOnFIYAH Teams for NanoWriMo: Team Fantasy Horror Magical Realism Other Sci-Fan Sci-Fi Peer-pressure your BIPOC friends into joining a writing team before sign-ups close at the end of the month. https://www.fiyahlitmag.com/voices-on-fiyah/ https://twitter.com/fiyahlitmag/status/1182381067199750144
  12. Scorcese stated, MArvel movies are theme parks, not cinema? is scorcese correct? If I am honest, aside some others offline who stated this already, he is correct. I see the modern film industry as a two part creature. One part are films the other part are visual paloozas. MArvel movies or most superhero films are not based on quality but visual effects, in the same way the disney princess movies or live action disney remakes are visuals. the goal when people went to see the lion king wasn't to see a great film, it was to see the lion king in a greater visual spectrum. Same with aladdin or beauty and the beast. Do I personally, go to see any of these films... no. It will take a lot for me to see a film for special effects, but most movie house goers today go for visual effects, not story. they will judge something streamed/cable on story, even though game of thrones has now meant cable/streaming is in the special effects palooza mode for the most part in the future. The problem scorcese isn't admitting is parenting. Most parents in the near past and today, teach their kids the power of glitz. is it shiny! is the constant message. How many adults have i heard say, how does it look? how many people I have communicated with who had problems with a film/show or anything in media cause they felt the art was not glitzy enough. A person's imagination should be able to handle all levels of art. the fact that most statians , as statians drive media sales, are visually based, proves their bad rearing. But scorcese can't do anything about that. so he has to realize, that outside the usa is where quality can trump visuals in the viewership. https://collider.com/martin-scorsese-says-marvel-movies-are-theme-parks-not-cinema/?utm_campaign=collidersocial&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter
  13. What will the internet be without usa based firms? I thought about the internet and said to myself. What if I took out every usa based firm on the internet, what will it be? Comprehend, the data storage places for websites or webservices are global in nature, not located in one particular country, this is to provide the illusion of seamlessness. But anyway, if you take out, google/facebook/twitter/yahoo/tumblr/wordpress/instagram even though that is facebook/youtube even though that is google/microsoft one drive/microsoft bing/myspace... took out every single usa based or usa started online firm.. what will the internet be? This question came into my mind after I thought about a black woman I know who owns her own website in ghana, concerning womens sport. Her website made me consider the internet outside the usa, how strong is it? absent usa based websites, a huge vacuum will exists in the internet, as it is today. what say you?
  14. I like buck and the preacher, josie wales, or the white buffalo in the film world, but what is the best native american soldier film. I recall the geronimo tv special , but that wasn't a movie house film. but, I liked the action. native american veterans memorial article https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/news/video-breaking-ground-on-native-american-veterans-memorial-m4wfJf7RfkqBJlTAPVtqXg/?fbclid=IwAR0sgc51z9cgC4GukuwjLTLgSHNmhoW9I-vhWgfcSN_0jX4JfYxs-BkV01A
  15. My AudioBooks on Kobo Poetry or More Series https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/search?query=Poetry%20or%20More&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=06baba96-5af5-5d24-9b8a-f06360287dc9 2015-2016 https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/audiobook/poetry-or-more-2015-2016 2017 january-june https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/audiobook/poetry-or-more-2017-jan-jun 2017 july-december https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/audiobook/poetry-or-more-2017-jul-dec The Visasiki series https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/search?query=Visasiki%20Series&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=965aea81-4e13-53fe-8bc8-22fcb6d28a39 Free https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/audiobook/the-visasiki-free-version complete https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/audiobook/the-visasiki-complete-version
  16. Kobo Audio books- Kobo has set up an audio book system. It is straight forward. I already had audiobooks in their system but they were accessible through the kobo app, which i mentioned in their description. I made versions that I will link to in the newsletter and this post in the near future. Video Article https://kobowritinglife.com/2019/09/27/breaking-news-kobo-writing-life-launches-direct-audiobook-upload/ you see the video, it is that straight forward, I am considering continuing my sport audio blog through it now. @Mel Hopkins @Troy Kobo Audio FAQ Direct Audio FAQ Can I publish audiobooks in other languages? Yes! The interface is currently available in English, and will become available for additional languages by the end of 2019. However, you can publish is whatever language you like. Do I have to be exclusive with Kobo? Never! We believe in reaching readers wherever and however they want to read, and we encourage you to make use of the many platforms available to you. How should I price my audio titles? We want you to have complete control over your pricing. Take a look at other audio titles in your category and consider length and production cost when setting your price. What is the payment rate for audio content? For audiobooks, you will receive 45% of the list price for a-la-carte purchases, provided the list price is greater than, or equal to $2.99 USD. For subscription downloads, you will receive 32% of the list price. For more details, click here. https://kobowritinglife.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001056548-What-will-my-earnings-be-?utm_source=Kobo+Writing+Life&utm_campaign=c381073e6f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_01_03_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d7d32e9e8b-c381073e6f-31135551 I don't have an audiobook tab on my dashboard! The audio tool is being rolled out slowly and it not yet active on all accounts. If you would like us to enable the tool on your dashboard, please email us to request it. writinglife@kobo.com Can I opt my titles out of the audio subscription program? We want to offer audiobooks however the reader wants to purchase them, so all Kobo audiobooks are offered via the subscription programme as well as a-la-carte. Can I distribute my audiobooks to libraries? We are still in the beta stage at the moment; however, we are working hard behind the scenes to offer authors the opportunity to distribute their content via OverDrive. Stay tuned for an update coming soon! I'm already selling my audio content on Kobo. Are there any benefits to uploading my audiobooks directly? We are working closely with our merchandising team on future audiobook promotion opportunities, which will be available for all authors who upload directly. Keep an eye out for audio promos in the near future! How do I listen to a Kobo audiobook anyway? If you haven't already, get thee to the Kobo store and sign up for a free audiobook trial! Download the free Kobo mobile app, and you'll find all your eBook and audio content right there, in one handy place. Happy listening!
  17. what is the best black written story concerning open marriage in your knowledge? https://www.dw.com/en/the-77-percent-time-to-talk-open-marriage-in-africa/av-50460552?maca=en-Twitter-sharing
  18. Lucas like many others know what happens when you sell your media property to whomever. IT is no longer yours and the control is gone. If anything, the real problem is Lucas sold everything to disney but didn't have something new planned. He is imaginative, always remember as an artist, if you sell your work, you do not own it. Think to something new, something else. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/george-lucas-disney-star-wars-betrayed-093016907.html
  19. The Center for Black Literature is Pleased to Support This Special Event. All Are Welcome! Ta-Nehisi Coates presents "The Water Dancer" (his debut novel!) Coates in Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones This Tuesday! September 24, 2019 8:00 PM at Kings Theatre 1027 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11226 (at Tilden Avenue in Flatbush) Ta-Nehisi Coates (author of "Between the World and Me" and "We Were Eight Years in Power") returns to the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn to launch his first novel! "The Water Dancer" is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children---the violent and capricious separation of families---and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. "In prose that sings and imagination that soars, Coates further cements himself as one of this generation's most important writers, tackling one of America's oldest and darkest periods with grace and inventiveness. This is bold, dazzling, and not to be missed." (Publishers Weekly starred review). Coates launches his book at Kings Theatre in conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones, an award-winning investigative reporter covering segregation and racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine. Tickets: $45 (includes the book!) Get $5 off your purchase with promo code COATES https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/300056E1C6A61D7A
  20. @Troy No, the Kindle handles Amazon's ebook format, Mobi. Kobo uses the open format Epub. Epub is not Kobo's epub is for anyone to use, Kobo reads epub and pdf's. Kindle read Mobi and pdf. That is what i meant about amazon. They knew being first to have an ereader, they had a chance to use their own ebook format exclusively. Epub was made and is used mostly throughout the industry. But in the usa, the market of amazon pulls toward mobi while outside the usa it is epub.
  21. cool @Mel Hopkins if you are on writing life, let me know. I have placed books on overdrive, placed books overseas. you have to comprehend, kobo lists books based on the language in different geographies. Tell me what you think of my Nyotenda :) it is a screenplay, but that is a whole other multilog:)
  22. What fictional character will you vote for presidency of the USA? I thought about this. IT is a hard one. We as humans beings talk about who will be a leader, but the better question is, what do the people need? I ask you to list, what people need in the usa and then name a character who fits the ability to deliver the items in your list. ... I will not submit, but wait to see what others say. GO!!!:) source https://twitter.com/ThatEricAlper/status/1174518579091431424
  23. @Mel Hopkins books and audiobooks for reading or listening:) Music is something I am working on. To any who may see the following I have to go into storytime mode , talking about Kobo, with the advantage of hindsight. The ebook industry's problem began with the firm first to make an ereader, Amazon. Amazon knew, based on how they dominated the eretail market, that people online in the usa are loyal to websites. They do not leave them voluntarily, for the most part. I know this having been forced to leave two blog sites, and only after the second actually doing real searching into what is out there. amazon also knew the only danger to their plan is not having a large library and not having a growing new publications list. Amazon thus opened their writing program and converted as many books as possible into ebooks, using their system. The last piece of their statian domination , though most vital, was their machines. the Amazon kindle was the first ereader, but the amazon fire is the economy car tablet. Thus, amazon had the two devices most people in the usa will have to read ebooks. And the kindle doesn't accept epub and the fire doesn't allow every other app, like kobo's for example. The dominance Amazon has in the usa market is like facebooks. I know for certain other websites do better or equal to facebook or instagram in the esocial , but their audience is not based in the usa. Sequentially, people in the USA are hard to see the other firms. That last point connect to Kobo but I continue. ... Barnes and noble tried to mirror Amazon's strategy, thinking their book stores gave them a userbase that can wither amazon's in the reading world. But, barnes and noble was wrong. amazon's strategy depended on being first, the second your firm is not first, you can not duplicate amazon. Another bookstore called Borders had to do something. They were not a tech firm like amazon and didn't have the money like barnes and noble to invest in making a product. But, this canadian firm Kobo, had a product. Me side my blood relatives, love to read, and liked going to borders. Sequentially, when they sold the first Kobo's we were interested. The best thing about the original kobo was the purpose. This was not a multipurpose device, this was a straight forward read ebook device. I do not like to buy technology that overlaps purpose, so I was interested. Over time, borders went out of business as Kobo couldn't provide the uptake needed in the usa market. But, Kobo survived cause outside the usa, many liked the universal nature of kobo. Unlike barnes and noble or amazon, Kobo's objective is getting people to read. And, they developed a nice market share in europe especially, where the buying habits to technology are not like the usa. THis is why in Europe, the nintendo game systems market shares are much larger than sony playstation or microsoft xbox. PEople in europe do buy sony or microsoft, but many people in europe have an affordable quality mentality to buying technology. Nintendo fits that mold, Kobo as well, fitted that mold. But, to make more devices, Kobo needed investment and they couldn't get it on there own. So, here comes Rakuten, a japanese company, biggest publisher in japan. They owned Overdrive, which is a website that was started in the usa, but centers on ebook collections. Rakuten bought them too and combined was able to advance both companies projects. Overdrive like Kobo are not well known by the average usa ereader, but in certain sections in the usa and definitely outside of it, are more well known or more importantly used. Now, what does this have to do with being a member of Kobo writing life. You have to comprehend, being a member of Kobo in the usa, means few will ever know what you are talking about. My storytelling was meant to explain the international strength of Kobo is key. Kobo is not the biggest ebook firm in the usa, and will not be any time soon. Many, not necessarily most, of the biggest kobo writers also have amazon accounts. But, if you are expecting people in the usa, to have automatic recognition to kobo, you are wrong. Having said that, I considered joining amazon aside others writing programs. But I joined Kobo after trying to join amazon first, it was too complicated or messy. It seemed amazon wanted me to sign an affidavit on something and that bothered me. I conclude with the following. Do what you want, in terms of writing program. I am not a fan to amazon but in the end I am not one to tell others where to go or what to do. But Kobo is a stable or straightforward writing program, that gives you access to strong unfamiliar reading markets outside the usa,which are becoming more accustomed to the ebook at a faster growing rate, or overdrive. I can't give you a revenue sheet to guarantee financial success. But, I can tell you that Kobo's writing life , even part of Rakuten, maintains their original premise, which is an open format, for writers to dictate their prices and how their books are sold. Kobo is not going to beg anyone to come to them but the door is open, use at your own will. Now, I am off that silly pulpit.
  24. Do you know of a positive book about a child bride, positive defined as a child bride who is happy being married to an adult <child being circa 12 adult being circa or over 30>? The following video made me consider that concept. I am against forced marriage in general, or marriages arranged between strangers, in general. But, I realize I never read or heard of a positive child bride story? WARNING: the following video may disturb you alot in some moments https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/1172717858863878144
  25. silent sundays , check it out on Turner Classic Movies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2DdMaUVHLo&feature=youtu.be article https://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1528691|0/Silent-Sunday-Nights-in-September.html The first movie is : Two Arabian Knights- a comedy, it is interesting how a woman fully veiled was in the film as the lead female. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q655f5UT2is The second is the Racket: No blood but love the blunt shooting. And the cop in this movie actually aimed downward for the gun The movie is clearly displaying the the italian mob take over from the irish mob in nyc aside the italian mob fights. I love how the female lead used a cone to sing through and they had a violin with a horned resonator, for a member in her band. I love how the lounge singer burned the mob bosses brother's hand when he tried to press her near him. The reporter who fell in love with the singer was classic. I love when she asked him, what if you get a baby pregnant and find out about storks. The condition of the womens cell was atrocious while honest. I will not blow the ending but it is very honest in a way few if any films are today. In the end of street drama usually, the end for folks is not a thing of justice but more eventuality. The system wins and the pieces fall where they may. The freedom of the strong woman is very present in the end, enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NJLH5EXI_w
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