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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)  – 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.

POWER Plays and Executions

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on July 22, 2016 at 6:54 am

Power S3 2016There’s a whole lot of POWER
During that Sunday prime time hour
that’s broadcast on STARZ.
Situations, bizarre.

They’re back at it again. It is now Season 3
Watching this – is where, you want to be.

 

Are you watching?
Alliances are dropping.
Jaws are wide open
And Tommy is hopin’
He can MUSCLE the game together.
Ghost or no Ghost – it’s all about that cheddar.

Yep! Lobos is alive & well and is doing just fine,
He’s back to moving weight and Ghosts life is on the line.

By the end of Episode 1, amidst POWER, all was going to hell —
power-tv-seriesThat’s when Ghost rose up and placed a call to Tommy’s cell.

This episode seems to have awaken Ghost, and with that – out goes last seasons change.
Discard the namesake of the episode 1, which was then appropriately titled: Call Me James.

The POWER is mine today – it’s Friday and my energy is claiming this one to be a FUN DAY,
I’m Qui
Saying Oui-Oui — I’ll see you post the second hour of POWER on next Sunday.

Let your hair down and go out to play.
The POWER is yours on this awesome day.

It’s over now! We’re done!

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, TV Shows on August 19, 2015 at 6:09 am

PlumQui-2015cropI knew this day was coming and as much as I prepared myself for it, week after week, when it finally did happen… well, I’d be lying if I said I was ready. I have been on the edge for weeks now thinking about POWER‘s seasonal fade-to-black and I knew that LOVE & HIP HOP [Atlanta] would be following their lead. Yes, I knew it all had to end at some point, I watched intensely with bated breath.

POWER chose to execute rather than rebuke therefore Kanan found himself in a cellophane situation. He and Ghost were going at it in a tussle, Kanan had a gun, he dropped it. The two beef sided brothers went at it and broke up the surrounding decorum in the process. A body slam maneuver was executed and the men landed hemselves in a floor scuffle. Ghost picked up a dagger shaped piece of glass and slid it into Kanans side. He collapsed; eyes closed. Ghost then took  jug of gasoline and dowsed the premises around Kanan and lit the place on fire as he exited the door.

Yep-yep! That was it and it was cold. Karan got what was coming to him, however before the credits could run the fire investigation revealed there was no body found on the premises. Ghost is unaware of this fact. Who has the POWER now?

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Kelenna and her Manager/Hubby Tony

LOVE & HIP HOP [Atlanta] was pretty serious. Kaleena is getting the help that she needs and Tony is back in the managers seat of her career. Margeaux told Nikko that the person that she is currently in a relationship is a woman.  A couple of episodes ago we witnessed Margeaux tell Nikko and his mother that she wanted a divorce. Nikko’s mom asked her was she seeing someone else – Margeaux positively affirmed. Afterwards, mother, son and the viewing public were left to assume with whom? At least now we can appropriately direct her affections for her new love to the pronoun “she.” Nikko asked her if she were gay or bisexual now? His wife responded, “I love from the inside out.”  Well said Margeaux.

Jessica Dime finished up her performance that Mimi arranged for her shortly thereafter she ended her career with MF Management and told Mimi and Stevie J to ‘f@#k off’ right before she exited the scene kicking and screaming.

Do whaaaaaat?

Yes. She did and Stevie J called it “stripper behavior,” after Jessica said more than once (to Stevie J), “I fight N#%%#’s too.” But she wasn’t fighting Joseline – remember when Dime came to see Jos’ at the studio? She chunked her clutch bag, but she wasn’t really stepping to fight.

Speaking of Joseline, the end didn’t look good for her this season. She and Stevie J closed this one out on the rocks. Stevie asked Mimi to consider moving her and their daughter to LA with him. Well not “with him” as in the same home, but he did ask her to relocate and no – I do not think he talked this idea over with Jos prior, but Karlie tried to give her a heads up…

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L-R: Karlie Redd & Joseline Hernandez of LHHA

After Joseline’s GAYBORHOOD performance Karlie went backstage with roses and congratulations for Joce’. She told Joce’ that she had run into Mimi and Jos face turned sour. Karlie then dropped the 411 about Mimi saying that Stevie asked her to move to LA. Joseline responded by kicking Karlie out of the dressing room and hitting her in the forehead with the very flowers she bought for Joseline. The 2-women almost went tit-for-tat, but security was quick.

Now in all fairness, I think that Joseline overplayed her response to Karlie due to misplaced emotions. Before hearing Karlie’s 411 Joseline noticed the flowers and note from Stevie J., she opened the letter and began to read the first 2-lines of the letter and put it down and said something to Karlie like, ‘Un-un. I don’t want to read this right now, because Stevie ain’t here,’ and then encouraged Karlie to continue her conversation.  Naturally when Karlie dropped the bomb Joselyn was poised on the edge – ready to react like the ticking time bomb, that she can be and then BOOM! She exploded. It wasn’t a good look, but it happened and kicked Karlie out of her dressing room with he help of security.  Joseline went home alone to that evening to enjoy a mono-bubble bath and champagne for 1. Life is rough sometimes.  Meanwhile Stevie J is in route to LA. without his Puerto Rican Princess.

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What is HIP HOP without LOVE? Nikko and Stevie have at episodes point – lost theirs.
Each was a casualty of the music in part, yet both men were surprised and unprepared.

Fair or not Fair the heart loves whom and what it wants.
And Stevie was wrong for singing “the family song” and expecting Mimi to LA haunt.

This was the part that crushed Joseline’s heart and now it’s all messed up.
The Puerto Rican Princess feels hurt and dissed in her bubble lathered tub.

LHHA‘s season finale was a little bit rough,
my patience will pique on until next season, ’cause I can’t get enough.

Everybody needs somebody, Kelenna has T, Rasheed has Kirk and the ‘hustle’ keeps the ‘flow,’
but who the hell is keeping Tasha and the kids? Because Angela is laid up with Ghost.

Oh-oh-oh no. POWER had an exciting finale hour.
Kanan was Copperfield and Ghost’s thing with Tasha is going sour.

Tommy doesn’t trust Ghost either because by golly
Ghost is the one who hosted the name change and relocation of his Holly.

No. Nobody seems to be on Ghosts side.
Even Ange’ has issues that she can not hide.

She turned in her partner – on a charge that’s a lie.
For the consolation of Ghost. Jamie is the big prize.

The episode was titled: GHOST IS DEAD and the resonation of actions were heard,
I’m Qui
and I tell you what, Ghost will be dead soon enough if Kanan finds him first.

I know Kanan has his reasons,
so I’ll sit tight until next season…

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