“Black Panther” Film Discussion [Part 02: Blacks & Africans]

Before I can get to my views on the messaging in “Black Panther”, we need to clear up a stumbling block that A. LOT. OF. PEOPLE have when they attempt to discuss types of people.

“Blacks” are not Africans, and vice versa. Continue reading ““Black Panther” Film Discussion [Part 02: Blacks & Africans]”

“Black Panther” Film Discussion [Part 01: Technical & Plot]

I saw the film “Black Panther” on its opening weekend, and it wasn’t what I expected.

If you haven’t seen the movie, there will be lots of SPOILERS in these articles, so you might want to go read something else. Continue reading ““Black Panther” Film Discussion [Part 01: Technical & Plot]”

Rating Pickup Artists

It’s become a trend on YouTube to have people “debate” each other on a livestream, except the people they get to talk to each other aren’t intelligent enough to create compelling content.

Having said that, they stumble across interesting topics that they don’t properly flesh out.

I just watched this chick try to low-rate this self-proclaimed pickup artist for not having a girlfriend. Continue reading “Rating Pickup Artists”

Restructuring My Career

Photo: Marcus Lemonis, Bre Pettis, Bill Cammack.

Everyone who has been reading along knows I’ve seen every episode of The Profit.

I like the style Marcus Lemonis uses to involve himself with companies.

In an early episode, he told the wine people something to the effect of he isn’t a consultant and that he doesn’t help companies he has no ownership in.

That may even have been in the first season. I immediately thought about what it is that I do and what makes it different from what he does.

As a freelance video editor, I *am* a consultant or a mercenary or however you’d like to consider it.

People have a need they can’t fulfill via the staff they currently have, so they contact a freelancer to do the work and then disappear.

This is great for everyone involved, because the freelancer doesn’t have to go to work at somebody’s office every day, and the client doesn’t have to pay for days when the freelancer isn’t working. Continue reading “Restructuring My Career”