Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey have brought a true masterpiece to the OWN family with Queen Sugar. From the phenomenal casting of talented and gorgeous Black actors to the compelling stories we are introduced to in just the first episode, this is a show that has delivered from the very first moment the trailer was released. And it can only go up from here!
Following three Louisiana-borne siblings after tragedy strikes their family, the opening pilot introduces us to Nova, Charley, and Ralph Angel Bordelon. Nova is an activist who seems to dabble in some blessed magick, Charley is a manager for her basketball star husband, and Ralph Angel is a single father just recently out of prison. The nuances between the siblings, their father and other family members creates a beautiful narrative of the complexities of family, love, and conflict. The addition of the beautiful Southern backdrop with stunning wide frame landscapes gives the well-paced tale a fantastic setting. Queen Sugar has delivered the perfect first course to whet our appetite on what is sure to be a fine visual dining experience of Black Excellence in both in front of the camera and behind it.
Now it’s Microsoft’s turn and they had quite a few things to show off as well. Let’s jump into it. Xbox One S We begin with Microsoft giving us a first look at one of two new consoles set to be released over the next two years. While project scorpio (which will no doubt change […]
via Microsoft’s E3 Recap — Teh Lunchbox Pub
The only thing that is happening this month in the world of anime is these few movies. I was shocked to find this out but you should still check them out. Only a few more months to summer. Ajin: Shōtotsu 2 (movie) 5/6/2016 For high schooler Kei—and for at least forty-six others—immortality comes as the […]
via Upcoming Anime for May 2016 — Teh Lunchbox Pub
I was so prepared to begin my first review with one of my current television obsessions. But from that chosen show crossing lines that I could no longer ignore for my own sanity to a short bit of writer’s block, my fingers began to itch even before the first five minutes of Beyonce’s ode to Black women that is Lemonade. From Reggae and Hip Hop to Rock & Roll and Country, Queen Bey eschewed her love and devotion to Black women across the nation and the globe through a musical amalgamation with guest appearances that ranged from Serena Williams to Amandla Steinberg, as well as powerful cameos from Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown; and Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, who all posed with pictures of their sons.
Lemonade praised Black women’s sexuality and strength, inundated the viewer with stunning visuals of Black culture both present and past all the while presenting Beyonce’s gift of raising the bar from previous performances and albums. She leaves no subject untouched: love, religion, family, relationships, death, and more. Perhaps it is best to say that not only has she raised the bar for herself, but for musicians everywhere. I am not one to so quickly jump on a bandwagon, but this is one instance where I am more than willing to lead said wagon around for others to follow.
Fabulous job, Beyonce. How will you blow our minds next?
I have two main addictions if you ignore Pokemon (which you cannot, so bump that two to a three): television & books. Okay, in essence one addiction: stories. I love stories. I love crappy stories from SyFy (come on, Sharknado was kind of funny in a sad, pathetic, sexist way), I love realistic fiction like L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series, and I especially love Fantasical stories from the Harry Potter series (the books, don’t start me on the movies…they were okay, I guess) to Netflix’s adaptation to the Seven Deadly Sins. Stories are my life’s blood.
Since I want to post my stories here, my writing as a whole, I’d love to be able to talk about other stories and perhaps even entertain a conversation on them. Maybe I can convince you to watch something new, pick up a new book (or download it to a Kindle, I love my Paperwhite), or we can talk about our favorite relationships/friendships/all the ships. All in good fun, of course. I am certainly not here for senseless arguments, and I try to be objective whenever possible and stay respectful.
So! I will be posting reviews every now and then on different television shows, books, games and movies; getting a feel for a different kind of writing than what I am used to and I hope whoever stumbles upon this humble blog of mine will find something interesting.
Ta ta for now, and remember to always look on the bright side!
Greetings and salutations!
I’m Erisel and I welcome you to the beginning of a new me. Now, knowing me before January 2016 is not a prerequisite, so don’t panic. You’ll learn plenty in the days and posts to come.
This site, I hope, will be the stepping stone for me as a web developer and writer. As of this month, I have spent 7 months honing my skills as the former and 18 years as the latter. Here, I will showcase my work with both and it’s my goal to learn and grow more.
January has flown by quickly but with a bushel of blessings. Biggest blessing: Becoming Web Administrator for Teh Lunchbox Publications, of whom I am a BIG fan. Some other blessings: being accepted into Southern New Hampshire University’s MBA in Information Technology program, beginning a Writing Fiction course that has been so much fun, and learning about FutureLearn.com where I am taking said Writing Fiction course and will be taking other writing courses for journalism and social media (for free!).
There are so many other blessings that I cannot list simply because I will be here for too long (I’m always looking for silver linings). But suffice to say, January has been a drive-by month of awesome and 2016 is looking shiny and hopeful.
Signing off for now. Remember to always look on the bright side!