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Wine, Wings, and Scripts. OH MY!

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel, TV Shows on December 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm
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Toasting to diverse scripts.

Last night, last night was about scripted writes.
We gathered before the sky took moonlight.

We sipped and drank, and shots were called.
Literally celebrating the leave of ol’ Fall.

We did so with open hearts and minds
we mingled over the new scripted finds.

Then we read…
with the drink about our heads.

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Yeah, we had the CAJUN WINGS, too.

Sober? We were and all feeling well.
T’is was the perfect setting for a SCRIPT READING spell.

The readers in tow represented Millennials and Generation Z.
Then there were the older kids; kids who graduated with me.

Okay, to be honest when I’ve the opportunity to hang w/younger folk, I’m pretty glad.
It’s good to feel youth extended — and not play the role of ‘the mom or dad.’
Yes! A good time was definitely had.

We read 2 short films – all original content.
We did so expeditiously; only 90-minutes were spent

breathing life into the formatted short scripts.
The guest comments are vital; I put them on my hip.

Something like a gun holster would adequately hold.
The minds of the future are todays think-tank gold.

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FRESH Eyes, Ears, Thoughts and Concepts matter in my SCRIPTS

The MOST VALUABLE PRODUCER flew in from LA
to host in the space and take her aristocratic place

as “The Hostess with The Mostest;” deep charm was on display.
The Producer is TWERKITA – from Dallas, Phoenix, and LA.

The script reading party that went forth last night,
was full of high spirits, wet-spirits, all-smiles and no fight.

The party wrapped before 10 but we still had a little gin
and wine left over to sip.
We partied until Uber came, we grabbed our things and we dipped.

A night downtown was owned by a party of social-minded script readers
whose opinions weigh heavy me. I’m the receptive writer; I’m eager.

I’ve got re-writes to do today. Today is the Sabbath, so ‘good Lordy,’
I’m Qui
Recovering with thee from last night dope SCRIPT READING PARTY.

It went hard and no one was over the age of 40…
(beyond me) ūüėõ

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BATWOMAN is THAT WOMAN

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, TV Shows, Video on December 14, 2019 at 1:03 pm

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CW is the place that I suggest you to be
to witness the clarification of our past and upcoming legacy.

Ooo wee, I can see the good of the creative writers hand.
If we are to make music as a people, we all need a chair in the band.

BLACK LIGHTNING is pretty awesome; a totally fictional world.
Black Lightning has two children; both SUPER HERO GIRLS.

I give that script three snaps and a revolutionary twirl.
Where do you go when life throws you a whoa? You turn to your Moms or a girl.

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Am I right?
CW has foundational insight

and I like the way that they write.
Yielding the viewer throwback & future sight.

I do like. Heck, I’m playing it shy — I do love.
BATWOMAN is  THAT WOMAN. She deserves a hug.

The conception is real. The dialogue: layered & thick.
MARVEL yields us the skinny; deck-stacking is DC COMICS.

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CW is not afraid of –ish and I love their spotlight walk.
I support it so much that I binged it up to birth this Griot talk.

CW; See-Double-You. You’re yielding your audiences twice as much.
Tough storylines, diverse cast finds… you deserve double-the-love.

BATWOMAN. Let’s talk about her – she’s no bat nor cat.
But she is the who shows up on the scene to bid ill-posers a whack.

Though the script is not simple and the familial-issues are stacked.
If you’re looking for a mere “good time,” – you can also find that.

But whilst you watch on DC’s clock
dialogue clears the fog and backstory rocks.

It’s like LAYS – if you try one episode, it’s likely that you won’t be able to stop,
I’m Qui
and today BATWOMAN is THAT Woman. I’m binge watching CW’s creative dock.

and it don’t stop…

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LIVE – New Content Creation

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, TV Shows, Video on November 11, 2019 at 7:04 am

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Those who blur their work and their play are indeed considered living masters.
Have you been watching CBS’s new series spelled LIVE – but¬†pronounced backwards?

Did you ever see the 1985 film FRIGHT NIGHT? Do you remember the little side-kick weasel
who ran along-side the good-looking vampire? His character name was Ed “Evil.”

CBS’s new hit series starring Mike Colter, former actor of LUKE CAGE¬†fun –
Is now administering to humanities fester; praying against “Society Becoming Numb.”

I recently found the series and its already 6 episode’s in.
I’ve quickly caught up to current broadcast; for I’m a DVR kin.

The matter therein broaches the topic of sin.
The content therein is an EXORCIST‘s friend.

It’s truly good stuff; it’s not a comedy but a discerning drama.
It won’t scare you to hell, but it may invoke you to call your Moma,

if you were raised like myself; I was raised in the church.
Differentiating spiritual from physical – the distinction never hurt.

It’s GOOD LIFE STUFF that you may need to know.
Give it a looks’y; comprehend it and grow.

Another breakout series on-the-rise is a distant relative to CBS’ show:
“HIS DARK MATERIALS” is the tale-title of a new fiction on HBO.

It stars a couple of young protagonists
who surely have NARNIA on their speed dial list. ‘

Have you seen it? It’s a tall glass of water to quench thirst
of anyone like me (and perhaps thee) who likes fictional firsts.

Theres an alethiometer on this show.
Introduce me to a new word — and there I go!

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It’s a device used to LEARN THE TRUTH.
Fictional word says it’s Lyra’s… I say it’s my Aunt Ruth’s.

Do you remember my Aunt Ruth? She’s the fine one; quick-to-relate and hug ya.
She’s also the one who lived life in the bold; she’d no qualms with saying “fuck ya,”

if the truth was not in your voiced rendition.
Mike Acosta lacks the tool, but he has his “visions.”

Both EVIL and HIS DARK MATERIALS are new and budding shows.
Both have great content, tho, by their names you wouldn’t know.

I really can’t say why the title packaging is so obviously dark.
I suppose its the perfect cover to parallel the in-obvious stark.

I’m clearly into character composition; I’m also about non-obvious titles,
I’m Qui
Up early at this start of this week, because I dig avid watchers and show exciters.

WHO am I?
I’m WHO, the writer.

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The POWER of a Mid-Series Finale

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, TV Shows on November 6, 2019 at 9:35 am

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Gimme got his neck broke messin’ with his kinfolk” and now folks are looking like “Who shot John and why?”

Have you ever heard either of those sayings?
They’re what folks in my community would say post a hood slaying.

Your name doesn’t have to be Gimme or John,
for you to act a fool and in the end, “get done.”

Gimme got his neck broke and John got shot.
Then the midseason of POWER Ghosted a drop.

Did you see the midseason finale?
There may be spoilers in this tally.

Let me start by saying that I have been pained every since this season began
knowing that I don’t have unlimited seasons with my scripted friends.

With a melancholy brow I buckled in at POWER’s begin
and invited the reality of ghosted karma to come in.

Walls closed in on Jamie St. Patrick from this season’s 1st Hour¬†
and the midseason finale was so fresh – that months later, it wont sour.

Tariq and his mother Tasha became a team – moving weight
out of her newly licensed and functioning day care space.

Yes child. You read that correctly.
Desperation so loud, each episode was deafening.

I remained tuned in and my tummy was consistently gripped
as Tommy grappled with heartbreak and put Ghost on his hit list.

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Oh yes, and Tommy. Let me bring you up to speed.
Someone in his circle killed LaKeisha; a small circle of 3.

The circle consists of Tariq, Tasha and he.
Tommy is sure Ghost did it, but naw Keisha was smoked by a T.

Ha! Did you see that coming? Tasha paid Keisha an impromptu visit —
and assessed the luggage in her foyer to mean Keisha turned snitchett.

Keisha pulled a gun on Tasha, as if to threaten her with croak,
but Tasha took the gun from Keisha and Keisha got smoked.

It was brutal, I was heart broken. In her new home LaKeisha got “got.”
Tasha put one in her core, but the fatal blow was a head-shot.

Tommy was the person who found her body; he and Cash had picked out a ring…
Tommy walked into the foyer of his home and there on the floor, bled out his dreams.

Thus, his current mood towards Ghost; LaKeisha was his world.
Tommy thinks, surely this is Ghosts’ revenge, for killing his girl.

Angela Valdez showed up in the midseason finale, too, but gave us no hints
of how TRUTH would cash in on “the rent” — or how karma would be spent.

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‘Ghost is unstoppable. No one can get in his way,’
at the top of the latter, like Caesar, he met his slay.

E tu Brute?¬†—¬†Well Brutus wasn’t there.
The person who smoked Ghost, was a person who used to care.
At the tube I did stare.

I love the scripted characters therein; this show is an exciter.
The powerful display of character composition is appreciated by this writer.

Ghost is a fighter. I can not say what is up nor what is down.
I did see Ghost fall from a 2nd story landing, but not hit the ground.

Marketing for the upcoming series reminds me of that old DALLAS line,
folks are saying “WHO SHOT GHOST“, like he’s JR – and all will be fine.

I DVR’d it and I did rewind.
The hole in Ghost’s chest looks “fatal co-signed.”

The reality in the series ending is also a metaphor for many other things.
For instance, if you’re in the drug business:¬†karma is a boomerang. Ding-ding!

Perhaps an unlawful business isn’t a longevity scene.
Kudos to the POWER series production; your creativity is mean.

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Talent yielded = Raw and clean.
Above and below the line: you all are beast.

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I look forward to your soon-enough return.
You’ve got folks out here talking about Ghosts’ burn.

A standing ovation to ya.’ Especially the way that you made us think this was the end,
only to close with a little note, that you’ll be back again.

Ahhhh. I do like the way that you do it,
I’m Qui
and no character is too righteous for you to say screw it.

The POWER of a Mid-Series Finale is quite the blow, yo!

SUPER SOUL SUNDAY Encouragement

In News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on September 29, 2019 at 6:16 am

REVISIONIST HISTORY by Malcolm Gladwell is worth listening to and reading into.
He has been watching and chronicling the world; what we’re going through.

I am always in search of SUPER SOUL fuel
and I know there’s some in-excess on OWN’s tube.

So I drop in to tickle my ears with such chime –
and to my delight I was introduced to Malcolm this time.

I’ve met many others on OWN who share the good that they ahere.
I have met him, him, him, her and Norman Lear.

There are so many good people sending out good vibes into the world.
We don’t have to know them all personally, but Oprah is their girl

and through her we are all able to see goodness full blown.
There’s nourishment in narrative and reality shows on OWN.

It’s good to know that we have places to go to when we need to recharge,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, today is a great day to seek out and talk to the Lord.
Honestly, it’s because of him that you shine so hard. #Talk2Him

Listen to YOU.

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on September 15, 2019 at 11:42 am

NEWS PERUSE_GossipI be listening to you, but are you listening too?
You’re talking and making points that you don’t quite follow through.

Your inner-wisdom is what I like about you.
Though sometimes it seems that you’ve never met you.

You have a gun for the sole use of shooting your own foot.
You’re as wise as the greats but sometimes walk with a crook.

What gives?” I ask of you and in turn, you ponder.
You conjure good for everyone else, but for your own well being, you wander…

You think that you are without a clue?
Stop talking to others and Listen to YOU:

Yep. Oprah knows this too – so don’t you be the last one,
I’m Qui
Listening out for WE on this Sabbath day of fun.

When it comes to #SelfPreservation, I always want some.
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CHARACTER Much

In Communication, Griot, Movies, News, Science, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on September 3, 2019 at 4:45 am

WESTWORLD encompasses the epitome of Character Creation:
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Please tell me, (especially if you’re the reader/writer type) that you have at least a mental bank of bad-arse characteristics and traits that you like your film subjects to possess. If you said you don’t – it’s likely that on the surface you do not realize that you do. Whatever your favorite movie/show is – the protagonist (star) of that show or their co-star (that keeps you glued to the scene) possesses some type of bad-arse characteristic that you like.

Me? I’m a writer. I create stories — most are inspired by life circumstances and situations. I craft them from specific highlights to broadly general, depending on what “the message” calls for. Story is told through characters. I love dissecting and creating new characters – so yes, I CHARACTER Much.

I have learned a lot from some of my favorite shows of the past – and not all were fiction. I am still learning tons about character traits from my current favorite shows like BILLIONS and SUCCESSION. Don’t even get me started on the content inside of POWER’s character bible. I’ll bet it’s intense and likely a bit shocking, but I’m up for the read.

Let’s look at some very familiar and strong characters that I admire:
Click the name of the show to learn the inner-workings of the character. Click on the actor/actresses’ name to read more about their social-media life.

LOGAN ROY (Succession) – The actor who pulls it off: Brian Cox
BOBBY AXELROD (Billions) – The actor who pulls it off: Damian Lewis
OLIVIA POPE (Scandalous) – The actor who pulls it off: Kerri Washington
ANALISE KEATING (How To Get Away with Murder)  РThe actor who pulls it off: Viola Davis
TOMMY EAGAN (Power) – The actor who pulls it off: Joseph Sikora
JAMIE ST. PATRICK (Power) – The actor who pulls it off: Omari Hardwick
RILEY NORTH (Film: Peppermint – 2018) – The actor who pulls it off: Jennifer Garner
MAEVE MILLAY (Westworld) РThe actor who pulls it off:  Thandie Newton
LARA CRAFT (Tomb Raiders) – The actor who pulls it off, Angelina Jolie
LORRAINE BROUGHTON (Atomic Blonde) – The actor who pulls it off: Charlize Theron
MINNY JACKSON (The Help) – The actor who pulls it off: Octavia Spencer

What characters, characteristics, and traits do you admire; which ones inspire you? Have you ever adopted any of those traits for yourself? If you have not – I wonder what adopting a new trait would look like in your life. If you have adopted a trait from a favorite character – I’m curious as to how that’s working out for you?

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I won’t lie to you, I have a little bit of all of them residing inside of me.
I CHARACTER Much for specific benefits; I CHARACTER Much for film and TV.

I rarely watch a thing without analyzing the dialogue and who’s saying it.
I rarely watch the view of any hue that’s half-hearted and not “slaying it.”

I like to learn, people. I enjoy experiencing and mirroring what moves you.
I CHARACTER Much after studying such, then I craft a comparable role in a new groove.

Award-winning compositions are proof that character traits “make the show,”
I’m Qui
Life imitates art all of the time. Does your personal character have any glow?

Find a character with spunk, style, and pizzaz then take some notes.
Let the positive traits of character inspire you to grow.

The 1st POWER Hour

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on August 26, 2019 at 11:43 am

Last night was Day 1 of STARZ’s finale season of POWER starring Omari Hardwick,
and Poncho got smoked because Tommy ain’t no ‘witch.

You get it — what I’m saying, but did you see it?
It was 9 scenes after Tommy and Ghost’s beef/riff.

LaLa was pleasantly curvaceous and strapped in her scenes.
Her son, Cash has grown up; he curses now – and everything…

Agent Saxe is running around thinking that Ghost killed AUSA Angela Valdez.
Tommy put one in her chest while trying to put one in Ghost’s head.

You read what I said. It happened on POWER.
I sat on the edge of my seat for the entire Hour.

32-minutes in and Tommy pulls a gun on Poncho
because he said Tommy “ain’t shit without Ghost.”
Woah.

Poncho got smoked.
The 1st POWER Hour wasn’t no joke.

Let Poncho be a lesson to the lot of us
that the rest of the finale season of POWER may be ruthless and rough.

The creative writers of this narrative series have guts. I’m watching and nail-biting.
Still, I stay tuned because the power of the write is stimuli/exciting.

Proctor showed up on the scene just to get inside of Federal crosshairs.
Tasha told Ghost that she wants a divorce; she’s done with being a pair.

AUSA Angela Valdez and her sister.

Angela Valdez’s sister gave Ghost a piece of her mind.
He offered to pay for her funeral and the gesture was met ‘unkind.

Angela’s sister is now working with Agent Saxe
in a move to avenge Angela; to get Ghost back.

Tasha kept calling Terry Silver’s cell phone with certain thoughts in her head
like this is the only way to hear his voice–¬†her gut feeling says “he’s dead.”

And I think that her gut right.
LaKeisha threw a gun into the bay in the middle of the night.
See what I mean about “written delights?”
She was fulfilling Tommy’s request; helping to protect his life.

He killed Angela with that gun.
Yes! The 1st POWER Hour was so much fun.

10-minutes to the 60-minute mark and Ghosts sits in a parked SUV loading another firearm.
A great deal of ART IMITATING LIFE is seen in this episode; a reflection of peril and alarm.

Tarik found a noir way to connect with Ghost over the phone
channeling his own pain¬†of loss since Kanan’s gone.

Perhaps it was all “theatrics.” Crazy stuff.
Such a POWERful ride is bound to be rough.

Popping collars and pulling cuffs – I’m glad that this season is alive and well,
I’m Qui
Tommy and Jason saw the bullets Ghost’s unleashed and vow to send him to hell.

The 1st POWER Hour was no walk in the park.
At the end of Episode 1, Ghost is single and in the dark.

A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, News, TV Shows, Video on August 19, 2019 at 5:36 am

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Oh, snap! What’cha know – what’ cha know?
HBO is on fire with A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW.

We’re only 3 episodes in and I relate a hundred percent.
Issa Rae and Robin Thede create dough for the rent.

Binge-watching new episodes is how yesterday was spent.
Episode 4 airs on Wednesday; I’ll be watching with friends.

Get in where you fit in; be a social vulture.
If you have no black gf’s drop in on the culture.

It’s raw, it’s real and I like it very much.
I appreciate the cast for showcasing ‘the smooth & the rough:’

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The topics aren’t easy, yet they are comedy sketched.
They yield to thought and laughter; covertness – nixed. ūüėõ

HBO’s new feminine view,
is one that you should cozy up to.

Black Lady’s are fun and confrontational; they wear hair bonnets and are rarely known to flake-up.
Some are also synonymous with “beat faces;” a flawless necessary – is her MAC and¬†NARS¬†make-up:

It’s a breakout show — sharing views you didn’t know.
A Black Lady Sketch Show is full of variet√©¬†that’s good-to-go.

Check it out, yo! I’ve got it on lock,
I’m Qui
A Black Woman with a 3-piece: Braun, Talent, and Hocks.

I think EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Issa Rae and Robin Thede ROCK!

Be¬†like¬† HIP HOP and Don’t Stop!

TUESDAY is a MOVES-DAY

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Self Improvement, TV Shows on August 13, 2019 at 12:15 am
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Hit it!

Ah! Where to begin? There is so much to go through —
the day is early and I’ve much to tend to.

I’ve got a script to create, at least the bones of it.
The concept is strong; I nailed the film’s pitch.

It’s an all-encompassing piece – you know I have an itch,
for pulling us all-together and securing our stitch.

So this project is easily classified as a feel-good piece.
It’s dramatic and suspenseful during its short-timed release.

When it comes to scripting new roads – I’m a no limit beast.
The film topic is a well-thought fit, about the commonalities of WE.

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and them and him; we’re America’s teeth

and we don’t have TMJDwe don’t self-grind.
In the trenches of diversity, we find commonality and we bind.

Am I right?
Well yeah… that’s the way I composed my scripted write.

Another cool thing that I’ve done while in compose
is to script-collaborate with another peer for a longer reel-roll.

In working with another student I can add time on the run of our scripted truths.
So, instead of the short being a total of 5 minutes, we can have 10 via Part 1 & Part 2.

You see what I’m doing here?
Enjoying school; applying gamification over fear.

Why not? I prefer to play all of the time.
I’m doing it right now via this griot rhyme.

Ha-ha! Rise and shine. I’m on one today,
I’m Qui
Glad to start things up with thee on this opportunistic Tuesday.

Go forth with purpose – commit to working the groove.
Make a plan, follow-through, go strong in doing you – conquer the task and bust a move!

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PS – We haven’t had a NEWS PERUSE in a while
and while today isn’t the day for it I want to talk about SIMONE BILE.
Ooo child!
She is one outstanding and dynamic gymnastic warrior princess.
Her physical capacity is tops, though her inner-woman view is best!
She’s graceful
on the balance beam as well as getting things off of her chest.