DramaFever: What You're Watching

Been a while since we had one of these, but this one comes to us by way of commenter Paige.
Hi Ankhesen,

I'm a complete Dramafever addict and I wanted to share with you the dramas that I've enjoyed. To be fair, I am a sucker for the romantic comedies, but there are a few melodramas as well.

"Dr. Champ" is one of m favorites, as the lead male Jung Gyu Woon is absolutely fabulous to look at, as well as the story line; which is about an orthopedic surgeon that has to change careers to specialize in sports medicine and ends up falling in love with a Korean Judo champ.

Jung Gyu Woon

Shortie Update; Zodiac: Nirayana

Stevie coughed and took a long drink of the claret. “I like men like you.”

Capricorn stared at him, smiling slowly as he passed the blunt back without taking another hit.  “I figured you did.  Relax. Enjoy that.”

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Shortie Update; Zodiac: Ayanamsa (II)

She handed him the wine.  “I didn’t ignore you, Mr. Devinci.  Unfortunately, I won’t be kissing you.  The only lips that touch mine are Macallan’s.”


“Mr. Zhou.  Don’t be obtuse.”

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Shortie Update; Zodiac: Sayana

“How come all of you are so beautiful?” she asked.  “I mean, I’m a lesbian, but the men on the…menu…are fine and I could have easily seen myself picking one of them.”

Taurus seemed to glide.  She handed Trev the wine and stood before her, patting her dark brown locks.  Her voice was husky and sensual.  “Mr. & Mrs. Zhou have an eye for talent and beauty.  It’s part of the mystique of this place.  Unattractive employees don’t make for good business.”

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Open Thread: Men of Color with Power

Food for thought, Narrators:
I have a question. Why is it that every time a black man from America goes to visit another man of color who has power, white people in the media lose their ever-loving mind? I mean these arrogant little snots get their panties in the biggest of bunches.

When Jesse Jackson Sr. went to Israel to see Yassir Arafat and Louis Farrakhan went to Libya to see [Muammar] Khaddafi, white people were on piss-and-moan overdrive. Recently, it’s been former bad boy NBA star Dennis Rodman having the cajones to associate with the dictator of North Korea Kim Jong Un. Apparently, Dennis didn’t get the memo that if white people don’t approve of a black male celebrity’s actions, then he should get on his knees and grovel for forgiveness until they are completely satisfied. Of course, I’m being sarcastic. Still, that attitude seems to not be that far off.

Notice how I said “another man of color who has power”, especially one who has a shitload of money. Any time that happens, white folks feel the need to protect their neck and complain about it, despite the fact that they don’t have one iota of business telling either one of those men who they can or can’t pal around. If Dennis were over there trying to win back his Korean supermodel girlfriend, they would have zero issue with that. But because he is getting chummy with a man who could level half of the globe with the snap of his fingers, they just can’t deal with it.

~ Lavern Merriweather, "Fear of a Black Hat"
Let the discussion commence.


Shortie Update; Zodiac: Ayanamsa (I)

"What you see on the menu before you are the most gifted, most talented, most able-bodied employees that time-honored profession has ever seen.  May I introduce you to the Signs of the Zodiac.”

“Nothing on your menu appeals to me, Mrs. Zhou.”

“You haven’t even looked,” Macallan said.

“I wasn’t talking to you,” Nico said, not even sparing Macallan a glance.  “I’m talking to your wife.”

“I must insist, Mr. Devinci.  I will not be servicing you.  I am a married woman.  I only do...things...with my husband.”

“Hubs can watch, then.”  Nico glared at Macallan.  “You don’t mind if I fuck your wife, do you?"

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Mo Brooks's "War on Whites"

Apparently some Republican congressman by the name of Mo Brooks claimed there was a "war on whites" and that President Obama was trying to divide people on race, gender, and class.

Here's a quote:
"Well, this is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party," he said. "And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else. It's part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things."

Here's Chauncey Devega's take on it:

So basically, according to white people, the only way to avoid "being divisive" or "waging a war on whites" is to not call white people out on their racist bullshit. Are they delusional or deceptive? They are the ones who indulge in privilege at the expense of our suffering. They are the ones who torture us with racism. They are the ones who brag about their hegemony over us. They are the ones who mock us and laugh at our pain. But god forbid we call them out on any of this, because then that would make us the attackers, the oppressors. Even with all their hegemony, they still have the audacity to cry victim whenever we point out their explicit racism.

I already addressed most of this bullshit in a previous essay titled "The Pretense of Peace" (http://blasiannarrative.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-pretense-of-peace.html). I don't like having to repeat myself.


Shortie Update

Part 3 of the Zodiac series continues with date night for Madalyne and Macallan.

Most of the people who came to the Zodiac Club had no idea who the Zhous were, and they preferred it that way.  In many ways, they were mythic; preferring the rumors of others—lessers—to propagate their existence. 

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History Lessons: The Legacy of Nzinga

Nzinga Mbande was a 17th-century African battle queen and all-around shit-kicking destroyer of human rectums....

...[She] was the daughter of the King of the Ndongo, a misguided idiot who thought the best way to get a leg up on the Kongo was to trust a bunch of fucking Europeans who had come knocking on his door promising to give him all the money and hand jobs he wanted if he would just let them cripple his economy, end his dynastic line, obliterate all traces of his native religion and enslave his entire population out from under him.

In the case of Angola it was the Portuguese who came blowing through on the European Civilization V 4X Colonization Exploitation World Tour 1621.

...When [Nzinga] approached the governor to negotiate [for her brother's release], he refused to give her a chair to sit on. Nzinga snapped her fingers, and one of her servants got down on all fours so the Queen could sit on her back.


Zodiac: A Blasian Shortie

It's been a while since I've written a Blasian Shortie.  Years, in fact, and I'll apologize for that.  But the drought is over because the Muse has graced me with a wonderfully fun and diabolical idea, and so I'm going to experiment with it.  It will be a series of shorties, or chapters, under the title "Zodiac."

Summary:  Macallan and Madalyne Zhou are owners of the Zodiac, a popular nightclub in fictional Suva Oriana.  Macallan is a former criminal defense attorney and ex-Marine, and Madalyne is a former surgeon. They are a beautiful, attractive couple; elegant, confident, and completely amoral. The Zodiac Club is a front for the Zhous' secret and extremely profitable venture: a pleasure house.

Rick Yune as Macallan Zhou

Sanaa Lathan as Madalyne Zhou
Head on over to Shorties to meet the rest of the cast.

Check out Chapter 1 and Chapter 2