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Listen here, MISSY.

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Video on September 18, 2019 at 4:45 am

You are still ‘the joint.
When you hit the stage, it’s still an anoint.

Do your thang. Do your thang.
It’s good to know that you and Timbaland still hang.

Together you are “the lit.
and your album, ICONOLOGY is so very legit.

Carry on beloved and please take with you this )))HUG(((,
I’m Qui
About the choreography of WE; especially in the black & gold shirt marked  LOVE.

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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Keep On Trucking On

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Self Improvement, Video on September 11, 2019 at 4:45 am

black-truck.gifAnother morning to another day full of opportunity.
Rise early to get a start on what is about to be.

You do want IN on this – don’t you?
Good morning beloved, it’s Day 1 after 2.

You got that, right?
I slept rather hard last night

after putting in a whole lot of work.
Hard work could kill – so thank God no one was hurt.

I dated a shoot; with “the script,” I’m a flirt.
Directing myself in a scene isn’t easy; a talented skirt.

I pulled it off.
The challenge was great – I didn’t choke or cough.

It was a good time had; storytelling is something that I love.
I’m in two scenes out of seven – pulling a Spike Lee can be rough.

What about you? What have you been into?
It’s Day 3 for you and me. Let’s jit-up to push it through.

I think that it’s going to be good for you. Are you ready?
Previsualize and focus, enter with intentions; keep it steady.

Aw yeah! You’re ready! There ain’t nothing that you can’t do.
When a problem arises you just Keep On Trucking On through.

I dig that about you. Do it again today!
Tell me, love, do you meditate, do you pray?

I do, and I pray that you will be stronger all the more.
Time with you in the morn is time that I adore.

Goal!!! Let this Hump Day be a score for us,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, I’ve got nothing but pallets of love.

Keep pushing positivity. The route is to be dug.
You’s a MAC on the 10 – let me see your best TRUCK.

What’chu packing?

Oh, I’ve been thinking…

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on September 6, 2019 at 4:36 am

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As if I ever stop thinking.
For if I retreat from my thoughts, I may resort to drinking.

Who am I fooling? I am already familiar with the practice.
At the end of the day, my vodka toast to tomorrow is “I got this.”

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Oh yes, Happy Friday! I insist on being such today.
I’ve got my scripts and a camera on my hip – I am ready to play

because I’ve been thinking… and a bit too much.
I’ve been busy with intellectualism and less with love.

For that, I apologize.
I’m a woman about quality and less about the size.

Good morning sweetheart. Open and focus your beautiful eyes.
The world is at hand, what doth this day hold in surprise?

To God be the glory and the limit is the sky,
I’m Qui
Up thinking about longevity, you and I.

Let’s prepare to go long.
Let’s pray that our love and compassion remain strong.
Pray for fam in the Bahamas, FL, and VA who’ve lost their homes.
Oh, I’m thinking that being united in love isn’t wrong.

Let’s focus on THE LORAX, i.e., HOME:

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)  – The 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) – The 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.

Bring Back HOPE

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on August 30, 2019 at 10:17 am

We Can Do It.

Bring it back, bring it back – to every Mr. and every Ms.
Bring Back HOPE and I don’t mean Ms. Hicks.

Speaking of, I hope that she is doing well,
for her former co-worker has rung the quitting bell.

All is well that ends well…
only if there are no secrets to tell.

I’m not interested in any secrets.
Time is of the essence and we need to beat it.

Earth is on fire at our own doing
and the stock market is subject to conflation screwing.

Folks aren’t just standing around waiting for their chips to fall —
we are a wise people and recognize that our systems are full of gall.

Don’t doze off to sleep now. This is the very minute to be awake.
The future of the planet needs us. If we fail to heed, we’ll surely bake.

Don’t let a greedy man burn your land for greedy cash;
yielding our world to cancer and turning our air filters into ash.

I arose this morning feeling pretty stoked
that regardless of what we’ve all heard… there is HOPE.

And it’s back with a fever-pitched passion.
Be excited that HOPE hasn’t gone out of fashion.

Meditate on the good and all that is well.
Meditate on knowing your destination is not hell.

Meditate on being a part of Earth’s solution.
Stay focused and prayerful; don’t yield to confusion.

Don’t bang your head against the wall, you’ll get a contusion.
Stand strong in HOPE. Bring her inside of our evolution.

We need a long-term solution to an issue that is pushing humanity to a brink,
I’m Qui
Good morning sweetheart, Bring Back HOPE and Be PROACTIVE. What do you think?

We Can Do It.

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. 😛

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 varieté 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!

THINKING ABOUT YOU

In Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on August 9, 2019 at 12:05 am
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Concentrate.

Are you THINKING ABOUT YOU? I am certainly thinking about me.
I promise to God over the last few days I’ve had the most amazing sleep.

The REM kind; it’s a state of deep sleep
where dreams are vivid and yield an intentional reap.

Yes dear sweet, I have.
Then I awake to the vantage view of comics and laugh.

Are you still laughing?gassy_girl
So hard that you cry and are gas passing?

 

I hope not the latter, but just in case,
keep your tuckus firmly planted and out of folks face.

It’s okay. I’m THINKING ABOUT YOU,
and the good in this day that you are due.

Partake of the 24-hour fruit.
Taste it, don’t waste it; chew it through.

It’s good for you and nourishing too.
Stand with positive purpose and push on through.

The weekend is in view and yesterday is the past,
I’m Qui
Thinking about
the future and how to make the good last.

Therefore 

Goodness in the Morning

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on August 5, 2019 at 4:23 am
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You and I…

I have had some of the best sex as of late
and the global tube doesn’t run amuck all day.

Though when it is on I’m tuned in to the creative view
of BIG LITTLE LIES and N0S4A2.

Did you watch them? Their level of composition raises the bar.
You can binge-watch each of the seasons if you have DVR.

You really should.
The word “majestic” isn’t limited to Redwoods.

Goodness is about us. It is morning and we’re all awake.
We have an incredible opportunity; each day is a give & take.

Take that – take that,” is what P Diddy would say.
Rise to goodness this morning – invoke a good lay.

Shall you partake?
If I pass the flower will you taste?
Hey-ey!

It’s peaking Summertime, I’m on my grind, I’m bright-eyed with no yawning.
I’m pretty stoked about the good to be had on a Monday morning.

I’m also thinking about the stresses that the world is trying to impose.
I’m not accepting your bad choices; go and clean your nose.

The human heart is strong regardless of skin melanin and race.
The human heart is fragile and thrives on love, not hate.

Love is that good-good that I’m waking up to this morning.
Love is that feel good that lays the groundwork for a new dawning.

Wake up to something good. Wake up to something new.
Wake up to the pleasant change that is facilitated by YOU.

What do you want to do today?
First things first, rise and pray.

Second on the agenda: Do good.
Where to start? In your hood.

Start laying compassion thickly; please begin in your home.
Pray that God fills you with the fruits of the spirit from your soles to your dome.

Your family will take notice and catch on.
Your household is your kingdom; course-correct Rome

one home at a time.
Speak well over your fam’ before heading out to your grind.

Time is of the essence, we all have it; let trials be understood.
I’m Qui
Good morning Monday, I’m fond of you and your capacity for good.

Let compassion be strong like raw and natural wood.
Wake-up and make some good-good.

A MoveMe vs A Movie

In Movies, Networking, News, TV Shows, Video on July 22, 2019 at 5:07 am

FilmProjector_ReelTapeWhat’s the difference between a #MoveMe and a #Movie?
Everything.

Just because both are excellent examples of #ReelScience and are entertaining – they are not the same.

Over the last 15-days I have patronized DIRECTV OnDemand and CINEMA services more than I have AMC and I must say my couch gives those theater recliners comfy-competition. Don’t get me wrong, I have lost no love for patronizing the movie theater – in fact, it’s just the opposite, between my homework and career, I have very little time for movie date nights or afternoon solo-movie outings.  Thank God for satellite and streaming services. The two movies that have inspired me did so equally; though they affected me differently. One is a #MoveMe and one is a #Movie:

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Let’s talk about FAST COLOR first. Do you know Julia Hart?
I didn’t before this film and I love our introductory start.

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Click HERE to see Trailer

FAST COLOR is about three generations of women within one family who have a relative supernatural gift that has global healing effects. Bo, (short for Bonnie) the matriarch and is portrayed by Lorraine Toussaint and her gift is being able to transform solids into atom-sized particles and manipulate them. Gugu Mbatha-Raw portrays Ruth, the only child of Bo who bears strong signs of checkered waywardness and self-inflicted hurdles from the past that are on a straight trajectory to the future  – unless something changes. Saniyya Sidney portrays Lila; she is the only beloved

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grandchild of Bo’s and the daughter of Ruth. This film is not a feel-good-family feature in the beginning. To be fair, the opening of the film canvases what looks like a mother/young daughter bond processing before sharp transitional glitches propel the footage into a scene of chaos only including a young girl.

After a few jarring scene snippets at the opening, I figured that the writer/director was trying to piece something together for us; though for me, the pieces did not quite fit. Then ACT 2 brought it all together…literally. Fast Colors is about being able to see your purpose; previsualizing the task before you and working it out accordingly. This family’s life task would not only serve them well in becoming a tighter family unit but it actually offered a huge benefit to the world.

Their family reminded me of the possibilities within my own; I am expecting great achievements from specific family members who are not even aware that they encompass greatness. I cried at the screening of FAST COLOR because it painted a beautiful picture of hope in a time when the world needs it most. I was moved to be a more positive supporter of others who are lost or don’t exactly understand their purpose.

I literally took it to heart
and am encouraged to mimic the FAST COLOR art.

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I took a deep breath and had a cocktail
before familial hope was nearly shot to hell

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The slow beginning was rough

but it picked up quickly and took on a thicker plot at the end.
Not even I expected it and I was prompted with spoilers – by a friend.

Until ACT 2, I almost lost interest when I did not understand
the high capacity of the nightmare in the director’s hand.

My initial WHY arose when a mirrored family showed up in the protagonist family yard.
Had I known WHY I would have been more scared, but good Lord

I was immovable at the mayhem without my beloved why.
My film emotions were in place but were ‘activation’ shy.

Post the close of the movie, I had a clearer reflection of Jordan Peel‘s WHY.
Still, I feel I would have enjoyed a little more ACT 1 glue, i.e., sub-story insight.

Having said as much, this movie truly deserves all of its accolades and hype.
I enjoyed it in dimensions; Jordan Peel’s talent is quite ripe.

BOTH FILMS yielded fun and refreshing 411 that I wanted to know,
I’m Qui
One film made me jump and the other prompted me to grow.

Entertainment & Education go well in a fold.
The  d i f f e r e n c e  between
A #MoveMe vs. A #Movie
is how it  a f f e c t s  your soul.