a bank where the wild thyme blows

"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine: There sleeps Titania sometime of the night, Lull'd in these flowers with dances and delight;" - "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Friday, August 11, 2017

  1. For somebody dating or working for the narcissist:
    1. The more you involve yourself with the narcissist is the more YOU WILL PAY. And not just you, but your family too. (With Kanye-West style screaming tantrums at the holiday get-togethers, bizarre scams on the family, threats of violence, bat-shiat-crazy chaos, withholding of children, mental abuse of the children….)
    2. You are getting the message from the universe—get the heck away!!
      IF you don’t, then you deserve what you get!
      But your family doesn’t deserve to pay. Any suffering your family undergoes, and especially KIDS, because you are addicted to the Drama & the narcissist, is ON YOU.
  2. REVENGE:
    1. ALTHOUGH—maybe…there might be somethings to do…..
      1. ART INSPIRATION: Use them as inspiration for cartooning on a blog under a fake-name for yourself, and your “characters”. If this is a boss, I’d definitely use a fake-name for yourself. I’ve seen even very rough primitive cartoons featured in art-galleries, done in ballpoint pen on notebook paper…so the person you hate the most, MIGHT turn into a MONEY maker or art inspiration. NEVER, EVER use their real name. Go to a art-gallery tour in your closest big city to see some examples. Some towns have an art-gallery crawl on a certain night.
        How crazy would that be if you created a gallery showing based on your bunghole boss or brother-in-law—-complete with wine, cheese & have an ironic-cheesy weanie roast outside, and cheap beer sold out of your cooler. And 80’s music.
    2. FOR THE FOLLOWING: BE CAREFUL, as you don’t want to get caught, as there WOULD /MIGHT be legal issues. It’d be horrific to have to pay a large chunk of money or give your house to the Kanye-in-the-family.
    3. “KANYE-WEST”-In-the-Family:
      The “Kanye”-in-law in our family LOVES to send HATE mail to his kid’s coaches & all the other kid’s parents on the team, literally spamming hundreds of people each time. And also loves to maliciously meddle in us in-laws relationships, & send hate mail, which possibly led to our divorces. I’d love to post those letters. I’d also love to post all the other awful 35 years worth of things he’s done,
      1. IF YOUR “KANYE”—likes to spam the countryside publicly, you COULD create fake social media accounts in a fake name, fake birthday, email, etc. Pose as a fake team parent. Then Post all the HATE Mail he’s already publicly sent out to this social media account. Anything else he’s done in public may be fair game, as legally there “may” be no expectation of privacy to violate. Ours loves to perform in public bodybuilding competitions, so posting those pics should add to the carnival-like atmosphere.
    4. “KANYE”-At-WORK:
      1. Under a fake name, created with alternate email: Write work reviews at Glassdoor, Yelp, etc, and describe this bunghole but IMPORTANT!! give them an obviously fake name, and DO NOT describe physically. Describe the most outrageous, hurtful things they’ve done to employees or the company in hilarious & colorful terminology, perfect for readers to forward. Be aware, it probably won’t do much good, most companies talk a good lie, but they wont get rid of their Good-Old-BOYS.
  3. NO CURE: There’s no curing a malicious narcissist. The best you can do is warn people away from him, say with the fake social media account. Our Kanye is almost 60, and never changed, never became a tiny bit better. The best thing to do is to stay the heck away from him. He’s also banned from my parents & my house due to violent tantrums. As far as working for a narcissist, the best thing that ever happened for me changing jobs. Now my family no longer has to listen to me going crazy over the latest insanity, like the time she wanted 2 of us to handcount and itemize all the files on the server..

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Google Manifesto/Memo Writer & Gender Discrimination

Regarding the Google Manifesto/Memo Writer:  


SOCIAL EXPERIMENT:  All this arguing could be somewhat prevented IF High-tech and Business started doing more science-based skills-testing pre-hire and through-out employment, also, more thorough background checks looking for proven evidence of empathy and efforts at helping people.  This 100% affects the design of usable product for consumers.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: Skills testing Could eliminate a huge amount of deadwood and Good-Old-Boy cronyism, and open up the field (I think, hope) to more women and minorities---and reduce the Good-old-boy targeting and undermining of territory intruders (women & minorities).

WHY:  I have worked with mostly men, and many (not all) are cliquey cronies, very unwelcoming to newcomers or "others", and aggressively territorial.  (I do know some that aren't underminers, and for the most part they tend to be the most secure in their skills, irreverent or anti-establishment, and/or tend to be ex-military.)
 Most outsiders (women, others) get subtly undermined, discounted, whisper-campaigned and shut-out.  Many of the Good-Old-Boys are not truly brilliant, if you talk to them, you'll find a very average intelligence, but often very encouraged since childhood to "act" like geniuses--which usually intimidates HR and Managers.


In the high-tech & business world:  I've never seen a science-based skills test, and the background checks are lame-to-nonexistent, ex: Large-Insurance's employment personality test that asks 5-different ways how many people you know do drugs, or Trucking-Software-Co's monthly spam dress-code list that says women can't wear leather coats or open-toed sandals. (I always wondered how many foot-fetishists were on staff, and IF wearing said leather coat & sandals might set off a savage toe-sucking.  Good god, don't go into the elevator with them!!)

What would happen if employees were there by merit + empathy, where they would care enough to analyze & solve world & people problems instead of churning out more unusable widgets.
A lot of product I see going out the door is very poorly tested, testing groups are rare, I've never seen target consumers consulted pre-development and most of the time the product winds up in the landfill.

BURDEN ON THE TAXPAYER:  Clueless "Brilliant Acting" programmers are a HUGE issue.  All corporate, development and production expenses are written off, pushing more tax burden on taxpayers, not to mention landfill costs---so this does affect the Joe-Average Taxpayer.  Not to mention, all these unusable products are sand in the gears of society, bought by individuals, government agencies, military, health care & school systems--and most solutions wind up being extremely hard to use, upgrade, modify or maintain.
Again, Joe-Average Taxpayer. is forced to take up the slack, surprise!, having to play-catch-up, and having to become the "Superman" for their kids, sick family members and elderly.



My contacts have to constantly direction-correct the programming of so-called "brilliant" (expensive) programmers who have no Real-World understanding of the business they are in, or 100% inability or desire to comprehend target consumer's needs and using habits.  
At that point, it's not "brilliant" programming, and the product is full of landmines waiting to destruct  --again, due to territoriality, refusal to share power & document programs, both inside them or in corporate documentation.  At this point, it's more like "The Producers" musical where product is doomed before it's even bought.  Usability was NEVER the goal, selling widgets is.

WHAT IF:  We took all the people who volunteered for helping the elderly or disabled, or ex-military, and groomed them into product developers & programmers? (ex: Cyber-Seniors program)  These workers would actually understand the end-user, and have more chance of learning and understanding the business user's needs as well.






Monday, August 7, 2017

Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park were incredible, fantastic!! on "Lost" & "Battlestar Galactica" (respectively).   Hawaii 5-0 reboot is AWFUL!!   Horrible dialogue, the lead actors are bad with David Caruso/Miami CSI-type posturing & Sulking, UGH!!
You could spoof the whole thing with Ken & GI Joe Dolls--ala Team America (with puppets) and it'd be better.   I'd cancel the whole thing, wait 3 years, then REBOOT again, with good dialogue & actors.     Or Reboot deliberately awful & spoofishness, with a Snakes On A Plane & Sharknado ridiculousness, and occasional Guest appearance from Lost & X-Files actors for added spoofing.


 #Hawaii Five-O, #hawaii50sucks, #DavidCaruso, @danieldaekim, @GraceParkOnline, #BattleStarGalactica, #GraceParkActress, #Lost-TV, #Sharknado, #SnakesOnAPlane, #Spoof-Shows, #TeamAmerica, #X-Files, 

Monday, May 22, 2017

"Emerald City" TV series

LOVED-LOVED this show. Based not-at-all on the 1930's musical, and is a fresh new take on the original 1900's book series.
 Gorgeous set design, very artistic clothing, surreal-art-photo-esque arrangements of the cinematography, landscapes, buildings reminiscent of "The Cell" also with Vincent D'Onofrio.  NOT TO MENTION the absolute gorgeous men in the show, and also the very strong wonderful characters of the women in the show.  Very good writing with some real thinking going into the characters and plot.  Beautiful photography!
Look for  stunning shots of Ugandan-German actress Florence Kasumba/"Witch of the East", with an amazing red silk dress like tentacles flying around. Or Mido Hamada, another stunning Egyptian actor portraying the Lion, who needs his chance to find his courage.  Or Oliver Jackson-Cohen, (gorgeous!!) portraying a soldier with memory loss and/or PTSD, who needs his chance to recover his "brain".  And Dorothy, where exactly WILL home be for her?
And WHO is Dorothy and WHAT will she become?

I'm absolutely heartbroken that there is not more coming.    This could have been regular TV's approach to Game of Thrones, including the quality.

Go to: Petition Netflix to Grab and Run with Emerald City!!


#PTSD, #MilitaryPTSD, #Transgender, #BeautifulDiversity, @adriaarjonaa, @midohamada37, @OJACKSONCOHEN, #AdriaArjona, #CrazyHOTActors, #EmeraldCity, #FlorenceKasumba, #MidoHamada, #OliverJacksonCohen, #TheCellMovie, #Vincent-DOnofrio, 


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning @KarenMMoning

Loved Feverborn, every minute, it sped by too quickly.  Now I have to find a new series that is as delicious as this one to entertain me until the next book comes out.
What's going on:  Dani/Jada continues to acclimate to life back amongst the drama of other people, as well as the problems of other people are having to accepting her back.    Lor & Jo's relationship continues to be hilarious, and Jo is brilliant in playing him. The sizzle surrounding Jada and the various men chasing her is hilarious.
Cliffhangers:  

  • Will Mac be rescue-able?  (Well, obviously yes, eventually, but it'll be Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and hopefully take a good long time, or multiple books.)
  • Who will Rescue her? Mac herself, Barrons, Fae King, Cruce, Fae Queen, Jada?
  • Fixing the Damage--Who will fix her even if they get her back?  She'll most likely be insane and incredibly dangerous.
  • Dageus--can he be helped at all in his wife's, Chloe's, lifetime, and how long will she be in absolute misery?  How long will the Nine let her dangle before she self-destructs or ??
  • What about the rest of the Keltar?  They are too useful & vital to be left mortal.
  • Christian--I doubt his transformation is complete, and where will it go?  Will the temptations of Fae power be too much?  Will he stay mostly Keltar? 
  • Cruce/V'Lane--he doesn't look crazy like he "ought to be" after absorbing the Ultimate in Evil books.  Therefore, will he be useful later?
  • Alina--will she be left heartbroken after losing her Darroc?  Will Darroc stay dead after all the immortal Fae flesh he ate?  Would he prove too useful to whomever and be resurrected?  Mac had wondered if he might have positive-potential due to a loving influence from Alina and potential children.

Spoilers ---Click here....

Cliffhangers, Mind-Vacations, and Chemical-Free Mood-Boosters:   There's a reason people choose to read literature vs dictionaries--they want something to take their mind off their troubles, and usually they want to contemplate favorite characters & book-worlds longer than the justice a cheesy one-book-Happy-Ending would provide to the characters and readers.  Most people would want to make the most of a favorite book-world, so pumping up side stories & characters will stretch out the joy and deliciousness.   The role of the cliffhanger:  it maximizes the "mind-vacation" qualities of contemplation, worry, joy and teasing out over the next book's development time-period.

Ultimate Spoiler and Personal Analysis:
 I suspect in an alternate or potential future time Mac will morph into the Ultimate Female character/Queen that Barrons loved 10,000 years ago.  I'm also wondering how many times Mac & Barrons have had this romance looped through time.  I think the Nine plus the child were sent back in time, forced to forget and "reprogrammed" with certain "rules", ie, keep no woman longer than 2 weeks, and Lor's rule to "only bang blondes" when it's obvious he's going to fall hard for brunette Jo.    I also suspect Mac will be the mother of Barron's son,  the boy called Mac "Momma" before he changed. Also, this programming might account for Barron's internal fighting of most forms of informality or affection with Mac.  I'm hoping there is a solution outside this time-loop/space twist, as it'd be tragic for the characters to not ultimately have a happy ending.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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