Dead Eyes – The Female Protagonist in 2018

Starting off – these are just observations of a stock market obsessed film major. 

Okay so, today is my birthday, and the last couple of years I would watch a film for my birthday – to celebrate.

Two years ago, I watched Ant man, and last year I re watched the John Wick Series (you should watch it – it’s super good – filled with action)

So this year, I’m watching Atomic Blonde. (click this)!

Now if you don’t know what that is… it’s basically Charlize Theron as a bad ass kicking dudes butt set to 80s music. From the creator of John Wick.

Anyway, it’s one of my favorite movies ever cause it blends fighting + guns + 80 music. And what I call ‘dead acting’.

Dead acting is when the tone is very somber, dry, no jokes – just straight serious.

Love it. John Wick does this too.

Theron is awesome, she gets beat up, bloodied, and is super tough.

And that’s something I’m noticing with female actresses lately (especially the white girls).

Their playing these tough, traditionally masculine roles. Which is wild cause if you watch Maleficent, Frozen, Three Billboards or even Red Sparrow – the main characters are white girls who are super tough. And have dead eyes. (Wonder Woman too, except she’s not dead – she’s full of life).

Especially Jennifer Lawrence in Red Sparrow. She’s tough, cunning, sexy. Femme falate on steroids. I really, really like that movie too.

Now, I’m watching all these movies, and I see this over and over again for years – and I’m thinking – how did this happen?

When did female protagonists get so dead?

Is it cause of feminism?

Or cause more women have more power in the boardroom and more degrees and more influence on what we watch?

Cause in the 1970s James Bond was smacking girls — knocking them out. Brando was doing that in the ’50s too. And probably somwhe in the 80s.

But now, if you did that today – people would riot in the streets.

I dunno the answers – but it’s really interesting seeing these beautiful women smacking dudes, bloody,  and being stoic like John Wayne or Clint Eastwood in their hey day.

What a 180, man.

Girls got more macho, and dudes became jokers.

Super interesting, right?

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Supplements I’ve Started Taking

So I’m super into health and fitness.

I work out 2 days a week (push ups, weights, squats, deadlifts, etc). And eat a pretty good diet. And fast from time to time (haven’t fasted in a while though).

I’ve done a lot of fitness stuff, but the one thing I haven’t really used was supplements.

Why?

Cause when I was younger – I was pretty broke, and couldn’t buy anything, but now I have a job, so I can splurge on some.

Also – I’ve heard that some supplements are pure crap.

So, I stayed away…

… Until my doctor tole me that I was Vitamin D deficient. And apparently,  African Americans are really deficient cause of our skin needs more sun than lighter skin folks.

Wild, huh?

Anyway, I started taking Vitamin D the Now Foods  brand.

Which is dope. I take it every other day.

Don’t really feel any different when I take it though. I’m gonna get a check up in the winter to see if my Vitamin D levels are up to snuff. We’ll see.

The next one I got was Magnesium. Which most people are deficient in – like 70% of Americans.

That’s crazy.

But I do notice a difference. My muscles are a little more calmer. A little more relaxed.

And that’s what it’s prescribed to do – muscle relaxation.

I’m pretty relaxed, well – as relaxed as a dude with cerebral palsy can be.

And my sleep is better – I’m knocked on this stuff. But I am a little groggy wake, though.

Anyway, I just got Zinc last week too.

And it’s good for the immune system.

But I don’t see any major effects. I might not though cause kombucha already has my immune system buzzing!

I’ve also taken melatonin. And that knocked me out, man.

That one is dope too.

Overall, I like supplements, and I’m gonna get many more for my health needs. Like Gorilla mind dream, omega 3’s, DIM, and many more.

Hopefully I can get sponsored for it too.

That’s possible, right?

**Fingers crossed***

P.S. Follow me on Twitter cause supplements are dope.

Later!

 

This Is Capitalism’s Fault

So, I’m finished with school for the summer, and I thought I would be able to take a clean, wholesome break — uh nope!

I’m applying for jobs via indeed.

And writing, a bunch.

Maybe I’ll shoot a video or something – I don’t know.

But I know ya boy don’t wanna waste any time.

Ah – even yesterday I was learning about html.

And it’s cool. Cause now I can read a little code. Feels like a freaking super power, man.

Lol – this is the monster that capitalism created. Chronic workaholics.

Well, this isn’t a bad thing – cause I have big goals.

I wanna get crazy, crazy cash flow.

Become a crazy good communicator via my writing and public speaking skills.

I wanna build cool houses.

I wanna, I wanna, I wanna …

And I have work tomorrow too.

Man, this is all capitalism’s fault….

…This, to me, is all that America is good for – selling, marketing, business, cash.

The American Dream.

And that’s not bad, cause hard work is the ultimate currency.

Thank goodness for that.

Later!

Feed Addictions

I’ve been watching a lot of video games, lately.

And it’s an amazing nostalgia.

If you didn’t know my origin story – the short version is that I was video game geek who wore colorful socks turned into a buffed out, bald, bearded grown man.

Video games were my jam – I even to school for it, briefly, and now I’m going into marketing as a career, cause I love to sell and write, and am on Twitter like a mad man.

So, now I just watch video games on Youtube, and recently I finished watching God of War and Fortnite.

And given my marketing knowledge – I saw a big idea in video game design that is good for marketers.

The big idea is to make your product/ service/ idea addicting.

God of War – designwise is freaking good cause it’s addicting (besides the amazing story, acting, etc, etc).

It’s so addicting – that after watching a video, I found myself saying Kratos’ dialogue like – Boy!

Or performing his actions (the man throws his axe around a lot.

Like this –

God of War 4

Man, I used do that when I was a kid…. Acted out certain characters…

… Anyway, the more I watch – the more addicted I become. I can’t get enough.

God of War sold me, hard.

Just because of it’s addicting nature.

The best products do this – iPhones, cigarettes, cars,  grass fed burgers, etc.

That’s what I try to do with my personality, writing, and ideas.

I try to find an addiction and feed it – again and again and again.

Cause that’s what lasts.

 

 

Always Be Funny – The Male Protagonist in 2018

So, I was just on Twitter talking about the new God of War video game, which I’m watching via YouTube.

I love this damn game. It’s amazing.

But I did notice something about the main character – Kratos.

Dude is uber serious. Never crack jokes. Never smiles.

Even Wired wrote a piece on Kratos – and his appetite for violence, claiming that’s he’s toxic.

I disagree. I think Kratos is just a personality type. Strong, but silent type. A warrior. And that’s the thing with the personality type – they don’t think, they just do. Tough, stoic.

Much like the John Waynes, Clint Eastwoods of the old Westerns, which I love.

These characters don’t talk much, quick to anger, disagreeable, grumpy, strong, leaders, and blaze their own lane.

They’re my favorite type of characters. Which seems to be a relic, nowadays.

I hardly ever see those type of characters anymore. When I was growing up, you had characters like Blade, Leonidas from 300, Mel Gibson, greek myth movies, war movies of the 80s.

Those types were all over.

Nowadays, the main characters have to be funny. I call them the “Woody Allen” types.

Male characters, to me, are pushed to be funny. Even the brawny ones.  I saw Thor Ragnarok a while back. And while I liked it a lot – it’s pretty funny – I think it’s kinda weird to have these big, hulking guys cracking jokes.

I was thinking – Would John Wayne approve?

Cause sometimes I like serious. I like my toxic masculinity. I like my grumpiness. My disagreeableness. My beard. It’s what I’m drawn too.

Action, violence, competitiveness.

Girls like talk shows, feel good stuff.

Men like sports, and violence.

There’s nothing wrong with that, you know?

 

Grass Fed Protein – Is It Good?

I love food. Many, many of my popular posts have to do with the food I’ve eaten. Like Greek food, and kombucha.

And those are amazing. They, literally, have changed my life…

… So now I have another one – Grass Fed Protein. Particularly from the company, Orgain.

This one is super duper healthy. It’s soy free, GMO free, gluten free, USDA organic.

Much like Ensure shakes, it’s a nutritional shake.

You know Ensure shakes?

The stuff hospitals give older people, and kids to help them gain weight.

And man, those work well, but they have some negative effects.

I used to drink a bunch of those. And it helped me gain weight, but it was mostly fat. And to me, that’s a big no – no. I wanna gain muscle, not fat.

And it has a bunch of bad cancer causing ingredients like carrageenan in it. That’s a huge no – no for me, dawg. Nobody’s trying to get the Big C.

So, I looked for a better option. And a bunch of the other options – but those options weren’t good either, cause they all contained soy. And I don’t want soy, at all.

Why no soy?

Cause, for one thing, soy is very, very estrogenic . Which would tank my beloved high testosterone, and would have me be a emotional wreak. Neurotic and shakin’ a lot like Woody Allen in every movie… ever.

Nope, not messin’ with those.

Also, when I drink a lot of Ensure – I would get stomach aches. And those suck.

But these products from Orgain are awesome, cause I never get stomach ache, and it tastes really, really good.

Some of the flavors are vanilla, and strawberry. And a bunch of others. And they’re delicious.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with this product.

It’s really dope, tasty, and is a nice healthy alternative to other nutritional drinks.

So, go pick some up. You could find it at any health food store.

Or Amazon, everything’s there now. Damnit, Amazon.

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Ideas

Gender neutral. Feminism. White supremacy. Cultural appropriation.

These are the words that I’ve been seein’ in Twitter, TV, and the media –  in general.

In school, we debate about racism.

We ponder, ponder, ponder.

But these ideas weren’t around 4 years ago. People weren’t talkin’ bout this 4 years ago.

Weird.

Man, the sellin’ of ideas are super powerful.

It’s really all we got now. Cause everythin’ has been made, everythin’ has been created.

We have amazing services, amazing assets, and currencies, amazing services.

Capitalism won.

But ideologies have people makin’ signs, and marchin’ in the streets. Protestin’. Roitin’.

Ideas spur action.

Sellin’ ideas is the most powerful thing I’ve ever seen.

From the media, academia, corporations.

And as an average person person, you gotta recognize the soft sell, the soft ball pitch – cause it’s being sold – every second, every minute, every hour.

Steel up.

And learn to sell those ideas yourself, create your own culture, your own ideas.

Cause they’re the only thing we have left.