Q & A: Your Answers! (All 3 of them)

Here are my answers from my Iridium Eye Q & A!

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I waited long enough, but here’s my end of the bargain. This is where I get to respond to these questions and promote whoever bothered to ask them in the first place.

1. “What do you look for in a series when you are looking for something to watch?”- Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews

Good question, Scott. This question obviously involves anime since I do cover that topic on this blog. When it comes to things I haven’t re-watched on Iridium Eye, I look for a few things. I tend to see if it’s from a creator I know first. Besides that, I tend to look for things such as originality, interesting characters, and a subject that will get me somewhat engaged. Sure, I’ve gone into a bunch of anime and movies blind, so I don’t become tainted by other reviews or hearing what the fanbase says. Sometimes it has…

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One year later…I still miss you, Gloria Bland AKA Grammy.

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This didn’t even feel like one whole year already and I still feel wistful.

For those that didn’t know, I made a post last year commemorating Gloria Bland who is my grandmother. She passed away this time last year and it rattled me for a long time. This was someone who I was close to and it came out of nowhere. She died peacefully, but I wished it didn’t happen. After that, I had no more living grandparents. If you’re curious, that’s also my grandfather James Bland who died when I was only twelve years old. As sappy as it sounds, I know Granddaddy was ecstatic seeing his bride once again in the afterlife. I couldn’t stop crying at her funeral and I’m man enough to admit it. During this time, I was in the middle of my big Katauta 52 project and I was devastated. It did force me to honor her. That clock in the video used to belong to her, so that’s why I had it as the main image.

Discovering Ethiopian Rap Music: Cypher Abyssinia 2016

Here’s a quick post that some of you may be interested in.

I haven’t spotlighted many musicians outside of ZAP Records (the label I’m affiliated with), but I thought I would branch out by discovering some music off the beaten path. You’ve all noticed that I’ve been talking a bunch about Africa lately with some various news sources going on there, but I thought I would change it up with their music scene. I’ve been listening to some pop music in Africa mainly in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, and Togo recently, but I randomly discovered this series of music. It’s called Cypher Abyssinia which is a yearly rap tradition in Ethiopia where their rappers spit some verses together. However, they aren’t rapping in English. It’s all in Amharic, one of the major languages in that country. For those of you that don’t know, that’s the same language that The Weeknd used in the outro to his song “The Hills” (he’s Ethiopian-Canadian, for those that didn’t know), and the alphabet used in that language (Ge’ez script) is one of the inspirations of the Wakandan alphabet in Black Panther. It sounds really cool hearing rap music in an African language. Bonus points for incorporating traditional rhythms and melodies while mixing it with a hip-hop beat. Feel free to check it out!

Video courtesy of AND Tunes

6 New Books Are Available Today!

6 of my books are now available! The prices range from $0.99-3.99!

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Today is the day, everyone! I have 6 new books of different genres and types from $0.99-$3.99!

Diptych Souls [Drama/Slice-of-life Cell Phone Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/3yD6pB

If I Could Only Be the Moon [Drama Cell Phone Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/bazjMP

Quarterback in Daffodil Heights [Fantasy/Parody/Satire Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/boZXz0

Global Guru Elisha [Drama/Slice-of-Life/Youth Fiction Junior Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/mBPANO

Runa the Silencer [Dark Fantasy/Horror/Action Novelette]: https://www.books2read.com/b/brG68W

Zombie Hunter in the Eight Star Mall [Horror/Parody/Satire Novelette]: https://www.books2read.com/b/mvK686

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Temporary Hiatus Break: Bad News and Good News

Iridium Eye is temporarily back up for a Q & A post! Ask some questions about me as a reviewer in regards to obscure movies, anime, docs, etc, and I will cross-promote your blog! Have fun with asking questions, but please keep it civil. See details of this post.

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Wow! Has it really been months since I posted anything on here?

I do apologize since I’ve been insanely busy all this time. Things get in the way like life, working, education, other projects, and so on. It’s been quite rough this year so far, but I have to inform you about some things.

BAD NEWS: I am still taking a break from writing reviews. I do have notes from the things I’ve watched over the past few months, but don’t expect anything new in that regard for a while. This hiatus is undetermined at this point in time.

GOOD NEWS: I want to have a Q & A post on Iridium Eye! Ask me a question in the comments section and I will promote your blog in the Q & A post when I get enough responses. Here’s the deal with this Q & A post.

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What a soft sentencing, but I’m not surprised.

I literally just found out about this news story from Anchorage, AK, and I was so angered by what I saw/heard, that I just have to talk about it.

You’ve got this demon named Justin Schneider who kidnapped a woman, choked her out, and masturbated over her incapacitated body. You would think that he’d be serving decades in jail, right? Right? RIGHT?!

Oh, wait. That never happened despite all the incriminating evidence.

Schneider’s punishment for his heinous crime is a 2 year sentence with one year suspended? Why? Because apparently his time under house arrest with an ankle tacker was enough to shorten that sentence, so he got to be with his wife and kids. Also, he DOESN’T have to register as a sex offender since they didn’t count his act of masturbation as sexual assault on his victim.

So is this guy divorced? I’m sure any woman with a modicum of intelligence and dignity would leave him. Just saying.

Okay, where are the feminists and the #MeToo crowd on this one? Hold on…all I hear is the symphony of crickets, wind, and tumbleweed about this particular issue. You’re all hypocrites and activists of convenience here.

As Phil from The Advise Show mentioned in the video, Black people don’t have that kind of treatment whenever they commit similar or even lesser crimes than this degenerate. Don’t even give me that “rich privilege” crap here. Schneider was working as a traffic controller at an airport, so I doubt he’d be making Bill Cosby money with that job. I’m sick of all this hypocrisy about sex crimes let alone how certain people get treated by the justice system. If you treat everyone equally when they do these heinous acts, then good on you and you’re a rarity in this world. If not, then shame on you for having selective outrage on who is accused of these vices. For those of you who are in the Anchorage area who happened to read my post: vote this judge out! We can’t have people in the legal and judicial system giving carte blanche to violent criminals just because of their skin color. Come on, do you really think someone who’s Black, Latino, Middle-Eastern, or any non-Caucasian ethnic group would get the same treatment if they did the exact thing as Schneider? If you think so, then you’re way too delusional. I’m just calling it as it is here. I wish there was fairness in the justice system, but I guess it’s too much to ask.

This video is courtesy of The Advise Show

1 More Week Until 6 Books are Released!

One more week, everybody! Feel free to check out my upcoming books!

C. M. B. Bell's Writing Universe

Diptych Souls [Drama/Slice-of-life Cell Phone Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/3yD6pB

If I Could Only Be the Moon [Drama Cell Phone Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/bazjMP

Quarterback in Daffodil Heights [Fantasy/Parody/Satire Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/boZXz0

Global Guru Elisha [Drama/Slice-of-Life/Youth Fiction Junior Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/mBPANO

Runa the Silencer [Dark Fantasy/Horror/Action Novelette]: https://www.books2read.com/b/brG68W

Zombie Hunter in the Eight Star Mall [Horror/Parody/Satire Novelette]: https://www.books2read.com/b/mvK686

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Thanks, Terrance! My Fandom Hypocrisy Article Got Some Attention!

This was certainly unexpected.

Some of you may have read my Fandom Hypocrisy rant not too long ago. For those of you who haven’t, then you can check it out right here.

There’s a blogger named Terrance the Crow who saw this article and cross-promoted it on his page and Twitter account. Thanks for showing this article and thanks for the kind words. He’s also been great at highlighting so many people in the blogging community.

Personally, I wasn’t too sure about making that rant at first. I don’t do that many rant posts on my blogs, but there was so much internalized pressure stemming from years of being bullied for what I liked in the past and some stupidity I’ve been seeing online, that I just had to talk about it. I thought I would get bashed a lot, so I was surprised that people actually liked and respected my views on the situation at hand.

Check out Terrance the Crow, everyone!

2 more weeks until 6 of my books are released! — C. M. B. Bell’s Writing Universe

Diptych Souls [Drama/Slice-of-life Cell Phone Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/3yD6pB If I Could Only Be the Moon [Drama Cell Phone Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/bazjMP Quarterback in Daffodil Heights [Fantasy/Parody/Satire Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/boZXz0 Global Guru Elisha [Drama/Slice-of-Life/Youth Fiction Junior Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/mBPANO Runa the Silencer [Dark Fantasy/Horror/Action Novelette]: https://www.books2read.com/b/brG68W Zombie Hunter in the Eight Star Mall [Horror/Parody/Satire Novelette]: https://www.books2read.com/b/mvK686

via 2 more weeks until 6 of my books are released! — C. M. B. Bell’s Writing Universe