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Let’s Get Excited for “Death to 2020”

Will it be good? Will it be bad? Just like before 2020 arrived: we don’t know. I’ll be doing a review of Death to 2020 after it’s delivered on the lovely day of December 27th, 2020. However, this one has one heck of a line up and I love some Black Mirror ( same creators ), so I’m hoping this one knocks it out of the park.

Guys and gals, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley.

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Review: Mank the Film

I learned through the BBC afternoon radio show and film-authority.com, about a new movie that was just released on Netflix ( exclusively ) called Mank. I occasionally take a recommendation, on the spur of the moment and dive head first into the water, never knowing what to expect. This time turned out splendidly. It’s way more than great, life changing even. After learning about the parable in the movie ( I’ll let you watch the trailer below to learn about the parable ), not much changed with me, until a full analysis of the parable left me with a revelation that I learned years ago, that everything goes both ways. Through my life changes lately, I have been acting somewhat like a Mank, regretfully – however, that all left me after watching this movie. It’s a control thing and also a man against the universe thing, when viewed absolutely objectively. I make extra careful precautions when blaming stuff on the universe, because it can be somewhat of a cop-out: universal truths aren’t always applied correctly in a person-to-person setting and can become easily misconstrued.

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WordPress.org Comment Woes

It has come to my attention ( thank you, you know who you are ), after a rouse of suspicion while fixing other issues, that my site’s comments aren’t showing in the WordPress Reader, under conversations and in the WordPress app for notifications. So, if you have commented and heard nothing but birds skittley-whooping ( This is something Misty and I were laughing about over the weekend ) in the background, this is why. For now, I urge commenters to check the box here, if you want to stay abreast:

I absolutely do care about the functionality of this blog, and you as followers deserve something that works correctly, as well as me, as a site host. I have a support entry in the JetPack plugin support forums. Let’s hope someone has some well suggestions.

  • Do any of my followers use WordPress.org / a.k.a self hosted that is not on the WordPress.com mega-cloud?
  • If so, have you had issues like this?

EDIT: I just got off the line with my web host. After getting disconnected 4 times, they told me there was nothing they could do from their end. The saga continues . . .

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Review: Creepshow Animated Special

A man determined to stay alive alone on a deserted island no matter what the cost and A teen whose road trip includes a visit to the gravest show on earth.

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In a two part special Shudder presents the Creepshow Animated Special directed by Greg Nicotero ( known for The Walking Dead ).

Mild, even.
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Ramble Ramble: Mumble Bumble Bench Bench Party Party

So with the end of October approaching and Halloween just around the corner, I’m excited about celebrating with our beloved newborn that is just over one month old. We won’t let any of the things going on stop us from having a good time, but we will be taking the necessary precautions. I compare it to waking up in the morning. Even that is risky business.

Last week I posted a semi-hiatus message about lessening the frequency of posts on this blog and that was my every intention ( I’m a little coocoo like that sometimes ). At the time I felt like I was getting nowhere with my writing efforts and spending too much time on posting. Once I start something, I feel like the ball rolling on Indiana Jones:

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I am BB. BB is me, I roll along after I start on something. Let’s call it a gift.

On top of that, in my efforts to come up with ideas about what to post on this blog, my mind turned everything it could find into an idea about a blog post, which is probably just a gift in a bad disguise. Unless you are full-time blogger, it is not well. I like to promote wellness.

See: Blogging: Enjoyable Hobby, or Cruel Addiction? @ RU Creative Blogging FA13 regarding blogging addiction warning signs.

It’s one of the addictive qualities of this medium, along with quick gratification of comments and likes vs. the long grueling work that it takes to write a book. Make no mistake, I’m falling in love with the process of writing a book all over again, even more so than when I wrote book #1, as I felt a bit scrambled at times with it, just to get the idea out there.

Speaking of writing, I haven’t done a promotional post for quite some time. So, I will sneak it in here. A big part of me honestly doesn’t like self-promoting at all, but an even bigger part of me will wail, holler and be a kicking, screaming child in the corner if it feels like my work is going too un-noticed without doing something about it. So where am I at with LJ and Rom book #2? I’m somewhere between an eighth and a quarter of the way through writing the manuscript, which is way more perfect than a manuscript ever should be. It cannot be rushed. I feel really good about it. My writing has evolved. I know there is a ton of work left to go. I left book #1 in quite of a cliffhanger, but not without the main problem of the plot being resolved. It was quite of a challenge for me to work the story of book #2 out of that cliffhanger / trap, but it is heading in a solid direction. Questions will be answered, but such is life when we have some questions answered, bigger questions will reveal themselves and cloud our satisfaction of having a simple answer for a simple question. The dust shall settle.

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On ‘A Scanner Darkly’ by Philip K. Dick

A Scanner Darkly © WARNER BROS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

WARNING: Some elements of this post are NSFW, as also the suggestive themes and premise of this book and movie. The movie is Rated R for drug and sexual content, language and a brief violent image.

S.D. McKinley.com presents a quick dive into the book and film, A Scanner Darkly.

I must not have been as big of a fanatic I thought I was about the story A Scanner Darkly, because I just learned that the movie was first a book by Philip K. Dick.

NSFW Video clip of the movie A Scanner Darkly. I am not the creator of this video.