Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Vampires are NOT a fad

I really need to vent about all these people who read the Twilight Saga and suddenly think that they are part of the Vampire society and think it’s the in thing to do and that Hot Topic is suddenly a great place to shop. Twilight is nothing more than the Vampire equivalent of Harry Potter; taking a dark history of lore and legend and watering it down so that anyone can read and understand it just to make a quick buck. Don’t get me wrong, Harry Potter has it strong points but I’m getting annoyed at how legends and lore that once was only for those who were truly interested in the topics and lifestyle.

There are tons of books about Vampires written over the years that are better places to start than Twilight. There’s the classic Dracula by Bram Stoker, which in my mind should be in everyone’s book collection. From there you have the Complete Vampire Chronicles from Anne Rice; which includes Interview with the Vampire. Then there are the more modern books like the Southern Vampire Mysteries from Charlaine Harris which have become the basis for the HBO series True Blood, saying that Vampires do exists and just want to be accepted by society. And the Necroscope series from Brian Lumley which takes you into a tale of vampires, psychics and so much more. And these are only a few books that are based on the lore and legend of Vampires, all of which should be put much higher than Twilight on the must read list.
And what really blows my mind about all these people who suddenly think its in to be goth and a Vampire are people who for years mocked and degraded both societies as outcasts. The same people who looked at Hot Topic funny and wondered who shops there and why? Well I got news for you all, posers are easily spotted so you better be serious about getting into Vampire lore, legend, and society because posers running on a FAD are not welcome in bit……or should I say bite?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Don't Be Such a Taser

OK, by now everyone has seen the following news story:

Cops Taser Man

Some people are saying the cops did what they had to do. ARE YOU KIDDING??? You get a call about a nude man in public and as authority figures you decide to pack tasers and then proceed to use them on a the individual while he's at a height that could, and did, result in a fatality. It's time to rethink our people in charge of authority.

Last week a bull runs rampant in Queens and authorities do everything they can to capture the beast safely by bringing nets, tranquilizers and go after the bull with its best interest being thought of. Unfortunately the bull died later and everyone feels bad.

Here we are a week later where the bull is replaced by a man, HUMAN BEING, who is off his medication which has caused him to go out in public nude and confused, and what do the cops do?? They treat him like he's holding a hostage and feel that the "any means necessary" moto applies. Resulting in the guy being tasered which caused him to lose his balance and fall to his death.

It's time we re-evaluate our authority systems who would sooner tase, shoot, or beat individuals who are no harm to the public while the gang members and idiots with guns and knifes are running around getting away with everything from armed robbery to murder.

TV Inspires

For those of you who are curious as to why yours truly is in a wheelchair, well the answer is simple. I have Spinal Muscular Atrophy which is listed as a disorder that falls under the category of Muscular Dystrophy. So basically I need the wheels to be able to get around and I need assistance doing things.

What does this have to do with TV you ask? Well that to is simple. Because it falls under the category of Muscular Dystrophy, I have been part of the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon for 24 years. And for those of you curious of the math, that means I've been on TV and behind the scenes since the age of 4. My early years had me in front of the camera which lead to a curiosity of what went on behind the scenes. This lead me to furthering my knowledge of Television Production from Junior High School all the way through to my degree from Brooklyn College.

I've been lucky enough to have been a part of the production team for the Telethon since graduating High School. I started out as an Audience Coordinator/Production Assistant and have been lucky enough to be a Producer/Director for the last four years. I now have an award from MDA for Broadcast Journalism because the pieces I put together are upbeat and share the lives of individuals with Muscular Dystrophy in a positive light instead of the typical pity party they normally air. After all just cause you happen to have a disability, it doesn't mean your life is over.

So, you never know where inspiration for what you might be talented in doing in life will come from. And you can check out my work in the Highlight Reel area, maybe it'll inspire you in some way.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Every time has it's beginning

Hey there folks, Turbo here. Yes that is the name I go by in most circles and I think it says a lot. This is the beginning of many sessions to come on several things. In brief, it's time to make my mark in this crazy world we survive in. I'm aiming to become several things. Starting with furthering my career in television production and SO MUCH more.

Seeing as the economy is failing and I chose a very competitive field I have too much time on my hands. Thus I am going to begin drawing again, sharing my opinions on everything in this world, reviewing things and lastly try to become an internet icon in some way, shape, or form.

Prepare for a long haul people as my tank is fuel and the highway we call life is calling. Grab your helmets and prepare to ride and if you get offended at any point in the ride, just wait for whatever comes next.