These are my children.
I’m sure we all recall our birthdays, but I guess this year it just kind of slipped my mind. There’s so much going on in this country, I’ve just been going on help mode! Yet, I made it to see another year.
This goes out to me! Happy Birthday me!!!
Some months ago my daughter set out to make her first fanfiction piece. It was different for her because she was really into art around that time. If you recall some of my prior postings she was also dealing with some stuff because of my job and me never really being around.
After we moved here she wanted to share her love for KPOP by writing a story for fans like herself. I think it was a way to keep in touch with all the friends she left behind. I must admit, the not so cool mom in me was quite confused. Yet, I wanted to be supportive because that’s what parents do! I never really understood fanfiction, but after reading some of her work, I’m all in. I’m still not too crazy about the curse words, but I get she’s trying to tell a story. Too bad she will not let me know any inside info! I want to know who ends up with the girl. I even promised not to say a word, but I’m in the dark just like some of you! So for some of my readers that like KPOP, I will list her episodes below. I hope you enjoy it! I don’t know much about Youtube, but she has over 30K views on her fanfiction stories together. I just think it’s really cool and I wish I had an ounce of that creativity when I was her age.
Games are very popular today and people of all ages find enjoyment within their make believe worlds. Years ago when my husband and I started playing World of Warcraft we really connected with the art, adventure and storyline.
Later we fell in love with games like Stonghold, Civilization, and the SIMS. I found myself in dino heaven after we later found Ark by Studio Wildcard. However, there were issues that soon started to turn players off. There were too many players taking land and not enough room for players to really enjoy the game. Push forward to Atlas. It’s a cool MMO game that really gets your imagination running. I can be a pirate, you can be a pirate and we can all sing the pirate songs! Okay a little too much. Atlas is another game from Studio Wildcard that seems to suffer from some of the same issues. Atlas lets players find land, build ships, and live like past pirates. The players are able to find treasure and align with other companies.
It sounds great if you are into pirates, but sadly there is a downside. Atlas has some of the same issues preventing new players from being able to enjoy the game. Picture a vast amount of land with so much potential that soon finds a few companies who take over the land and prevent other players from building? There have been many players over the past few days that have searched for hours and they are still unable to find a new place for their base. It is a turn off for those who might want to come to the game and invite friends and play on official servers.
Wildcard could fix this issue by doing one simple thing. They could limit the amount of flags one is able to place without contesting. The land hoarders would then have to contest the land if it goes over the adjusted amount of flags. This is a new game and for new players to not have the ability to play or start a base because of a select few seems harsh. These server are all PVE servers and the companies in question, in regards to the land napping are on the Hydra Server. There are only 4 servers right now, and 2 area PVE while the other two are PVP. Perhaps, SW needs to take a look at what kind of behavior needs to be on the PVE servers and PVP servers.
Music is about living and living is about experiencing music! KPOP Dose!
So you guys know I’m a KPOP fan, right?? Remember when I told you about NCT 127 and IKON with the awesome rapper BOBBY! Well, NCT 127 is now in the Billboard count thanks to their new song. We have to give thanks to BTS for this explosion. Without their work and talent we would never know about groups like the ones I mentioned above and below.
Bobby in now on the “Rise Remix” for League of Legends and it’s FIREEEEE!!! I told you so!!! I love it when I’m right! Bobby is the KPOP rapper from IKON and it’s like I stated before these groups are on the rise. Not only are the guys doing it big, but the girl groups are making movement too.
We have Blackpink with Dua Lipa singing Kiss me and Make up
And we also have John Legend and Wendy of Red Velvet.
So, yes the predictions are coming true. Let me look into my crystal ball!! I predict more movement up the charts and a culture that not even Nostradamus could have seen. Music will always be the cure and the bridge for people across the world.
I will post some videos below if you aren’t familiar with the groups. These songs are my favorite.
Red Velvet Peek-A-boo -I love twirling to this song. Yeah, I know!! I’m how old again! Peek-A-Boo!!
Blackpink- Boombayah- This song is fire! It kind of has a Spanish sound to it, yeah I love it.
This last song is the song that introduced me to Bobby!- It really showcases his awesome ability to rap.
This song highlights his singing which is the reason KPOP music seems to be a feast for all right now. These rappers not only rap, but they sing. They are good at singing!
There would be no KPOP without the one and truly Bigbang. Currently four out of the five members are in the military due to Korean laws which make it pretty much mandatory for young men to enlist. That means BTS, IKON, NCT 127 might have members who will have to take time away at some point to join up and answer the call.
Can we all agree that music is everlasting and universal? With that said, KPOP is coming into a new phase as it gains new listeners. NCT 127 has just released their first English version called Regular and their Korean version will be coming soon. As a fan, wait let me look around!! Regular hits the point on many levels. With the English version, the group is posed to rack in new listeners and that’s a win for KPOP.
Now some of the hardcore BTS fans like my daughter are debating the fact that hearing English versions of KPOP songs takes away the KPOP feel. She mentioned that the whole idea of KPOP is that the songs have to be done in Korean, but if music stays true to music, there’s always room for enhancements. As I see it, not only does releasing a song in English show versatility, but it also gives room to add more listeners.
Don’t forget this group will also be collaborating with DJKhaled. I’m going to play like my Tweet brought them together!!! At least I called it, and it is happening! The Tweet!!
So, Ummm did you see NTC 127 about wanting to do something with you. Read about it here. http://shellzonit.com/2018/08/25/bts-and-nicki-minaj/ … I bet you would sound great together.
I viewed Free State Of Jones last week and I would like to hear some feedback. I will warn you if the word nigger upsets, you this might not be the post for you. However, if you are willing to really stretch your mind and look at the word for what it is, you might see things differently.
In the first 6 to 7 minutes Matthew McConaughey’s character Mr. Newton Knight started explaining to his pals about not wanting to be anyone’s nigger. The first time he said it, I leaned in and looked at my husband. The second time he said it, I listened a little more and then after he said it a few more times, it started to sink in. Anyone can be someone’s nigger. I mean the way the word was used throughout history was to demean a class of people that another group felt was underneath them. That way of thinking not only went for black people, but for Irish and poor people as well. I feel like Mr. Knight was one of the smartest men that lived in the Civil War era next to John Brown. It really makes you look at the word in another light and it takes away the shame of it. Mr. Knight created a band of misfits, so to say and protected the displaced from the Confederate soldiers who were increasing taxes on people.
Often when we hear about the Civil War here in the South, we hear about how the Yankees did a lot of dirt, we haven’t really heard anything about how the South took from those farmers and increased taxes on people which really pushed people into near death situations. It was an eye opening movie because I didn’t know that people were exempt from the war if they owned slaves. I don’t recall learning that in college when I took the two classes on the Civil War. So, Mr. Knight was like the American version of Robin Hood. At one point in the movie when a black character was called nigger by one of the white soldiers, he replied by asking him in a round of about way, how was he not a nigger too. Mr. Knight went on to explain how the South was making all of the poor people niggers and how color wasn’t even the issue. Can I say that Matthew McConaughey was brilliant? He was Mr. Knight and he made me want to know about the man and shake his hand for being do darn smart. To me this was better than A Time to Kill, and I loved that movie. It not only made me see the Civil War in another light, but it kind of made me see things a little differently today.
Here we are fighting against one another while the people at the top are toasting to the chaos. If a Civil War were to break out today the Clintons, Trumps, Sanders, and Obamas wouldn’t be going anywhere. This country belongs to the people, but for some reason we have forgotten that. Why are we fighting against each other on the behalf of someone else’s pocketbook? For many of these people it’s about money and power. Do we even know who’s in it for us anymore? Watch this movie.