Casting a video of 20/20 to my Roku and other weirdness

Dear readers,

What was I thinking? I watched Slender Man, and the movie, not surprising at all, got a bad Rotten Tomatoes rating. The reason I think was the high profile cases of Morgan Geyser and Anisa Wire, both found not competent to stand trial last I checked, and their supposed sacrifice they tried to make on behalf of Slender Man, who is a fictional character. I’m kind of glad those girls were not found competent, but for Peyton Lightner, their victim, I’m happy she survived, but the lesson here is that parents should be very careful of what kids see on the Internet, but truth will set you free as wel.

I’d like to leave a message for Peyton Lightner in this blog. If you do find the blog and you see this entry in particular, I’m so sorry you can’t comment, but if you want, my website will go on the bottom of this post. For you Facebook friends who want to comment, use the thread on Facebook.

My message is this: Peyton, I’m super glad you survived. You are a survivor, and I could not imagine going through what you did. Just put this aside and when you have your own little ones, tell them to be on their guard all the time, don’t always believe what they see and hear on the Internet, and keep an eye on those things they get scared of. All kids have monsters under the bed, but it should only be a monster under the kid’s bed, not something that could kill the kid. When you become a mother, just tell them what you went through, and keep them clear away from all things Slender Man. Show them the headlines, the newspaper clippings, and the pictures in the news videos. Peyton, you are heroic, and one day, when you become Mom, I hope the future grandma will also be on hand to warn those little ones, the precious lives that one day you will have, about the dangerous myth that was almost the end of your life.

IF you want to see my website, Ms. Lightner, it is http://www.denverqueen.com and you can hit me up on social media. I’ve followed your story because I found it so incredible that at least you survived, and I face demons every day. Thank you for your story and your survival. Hugs, and looking forward to helping spread the word that your life has value over a fictional creepypasta.

Beth

The Best Use of Investigations Right Now

Dear readers,

It has been brought to my attention that someone wants the FBI to investigate the things I wrote here in the blog. I’ve got news for you. The FBI’s resources are swamped, and not with petty things like a blog to investigate. The FBI’s resources are best spent on investigating hate crimes against people like Trenton, me, and other people who are considered minority groups. Then there’s the pandemic. THe FBI will not investigate this blog because it’s just plain and simple petty stealing of resources and false. The FBI and the anti-defamation League will investigate hate crimes against minorities, including the Jewish people, people of color who are LGBTQI+, and so much more. The next time you call the police wanting an investigation of someone’s writing, please hear me out. You’re taking away from groups that mean business and need protection such as the colored, disabled, and the LGBTQI+ who are more vulnerable to attack. I’m also including Muslims and feminist folks like Ilhan Omar. If anyone thinks this blog is a credible security threat, it’s only my opinions, but I also believe that the entitled ones who want this are not going to get it because even local police are swamped. Domestic violence calls could be on the rise in some communities because of the pandemic, so think before you act. Reflect on the people you least expect to have protection, and the FBI and police forces will not have time to investigate such petty reports because may I also add that a threat was made? Yes, I did write that a threat was made. THe FBI is a federal bureau of investigation, charged with investigating true federal white collar crimes. This blog is not slanderous and libelous as some will claim, and those claims are stupid and false. If anyone wants to comment, comments are disabled. Realize that permission does not need to be granted for the names to be mentioned. I mean, if that were the case, Trenton would have to be hidden behind a name like something such as John or Luke. I can’t get permission, reasonably so, from everybody who I have to write about. What the hell is the reblog feature for? I just reblogged one of Alice Wong’s posts, and Alice was only posting something from a lady in Malaysia, an author who has a lot more cred than most. I reblogged and her name came up.

Before you report like crazy any of the blog posts I will be writing in the future, think about who you are, where you are from, and do you know what laws you’re citing. I had an Australian woman report a post she had no business reporting, after all she did not study American civics in school or the law rather in the United States. I don’t take comments anyway that seriously because reporting a post for speaking the truth and denying that the screenshot exists is really the stupidest thing you could do. It’s a petty order to do anything like this.

To recap, before you report or beg your local police force to investigate any sliver o my blog, think about what you’re taking away. There’s that transgender colored woman down the street who has a threat against her for being who she is that needs protection from your entitlement. There’s a Jewish family that found a swastika on their car’s windshield and has had antisemitic comments spewed about them in the papers. There’s a disabled gay man who has just been kicked out of his parents’ house for the inevitable, being gay and disabled. There’s a young girl who is transgender whose parents want to turn her in, and she has been threatened again and again with abuse. There’s that Maori guy in New Zealand who might have to move again because someone is harassing him at his house. ANd for the Aussies out there, the Aborigine who fears for his life, his livelihood, and his job because someone either harasses him, his wife, or his child. Have empathy for the people you rob of the FBIs investigative resources, same with Scotland Yard and other investigative services in Australia and New Zealand and other places. I have to use those scenarios as examples, I don’t know of any Jewish guy with a swastika in his windshield, etc. But I do know that there was a Native lady in Arizona who had a slur written on her car against her. I won’t write it here because it’s a slur, plain and simple. Hint: it had nothing to do with a Powhatan princess. It was something worse, and I still won’t write it.

Hate crimes against brown and black people are also a problematic thing, so please, if you bother to read my blog henceforth, think about the people who truly need investigations and protection.

Beth

How Colonial Visual Cultures Have Worsened This Pandemic and What Needs To Change

Author’s note: The following is not my work. However, this is exactly what I want to say about those who are ableist and especially during this time of a worldwide pandemic. I have a black partner who could lose his life over this pandemic, and wearing face masks could exacerbate racial profiling here in the United States, but this Malaysian disabled author really tells it like it is. It’s a colonial issue, and we need to fix this.

How Colonial Visual Cultures Have Worsened This Pandemic and What Needs To Change Khairani Barokka The people holding parties instead of social …

How Colonial Visual Cultures Have Worsened This Pandemic and What Needs To Change

Book proposal

Dear readers,

I am here today to propose a book idea. Since many disabled females face abuse and guardianship practices that don’t line up with the person’s wishes, I’d like to propose a guide for victims that tells them, you are not alone, and gives them the tools to be proactive in cases where even family can’t be trusted. I propose an idea that not only empowers folks like me who should’ve been able to look into orgs and advocacy groups, but the tools should have been in my favor. When my parents got their guardianship, I had no tools, nothing, no hope of escape and ability to become an independent person. I was more or less not able to contact orgs and people about why the guardianship was abusive or potentially dangerous. When I thought up this book idea, I thought it might be appropriate to do a sidenote about Carrie Kasem, the famous Casey’s daughter, to prove that guardianship for both elders and disabled people can and could become dangerous, especially when the parental figures die. As a blind woman, I asked myself and therapists the question of what and why someone would do this if they know I needed something upon their deaths. My parents, probably the most insensible people on the planet, did the only sensible thing they had to, and asked a doctor to fill out a form that said I was okay. Well, I’ve gotten backlash from every corner of the blind community, from Iowa to Wisconsin and beyond, that basically states that I must be under the care of a guardian because I am a “psycho” or “loonbag”, both very stigmatizing and insensitive things to say about me. To counter this, I want to write a book about my experiences, publish it, and have it sold as hardcover and Kindle and apple books. I hope Amazon Publishing will take this seriously, and I will be thinking about reading other books so I can gather some information. For disabled adults, specifically, and the disabled young adults, I might write another guide for them specifically because that’s the most vulnerable age group. Young adults with disabilities should be able to transition, live independently, and not have a parent or guardian control every aspect of their life. The first thing is that I want to say to those young adults that like it or not, your parents are going to die. Everybody dies, even the youngest among us learns about death, but upon the death of a guardian, sometimes a professional guardian might take over. This could lead to death for the disabled adult, a nursing home stay, and so many other problems. I want to interview people who’ve been through this, rigmarole, and I want  to do a guide for both adults and young adults with disabilities. Maybe though I could roll the two guidebooks into one, and I wrote a preface to the book last night. I have pages on my mac to thank for this, but the problem is that the templates keep crashing on me. Any help would be appreciated regarding the logistics, and I do want someone to track down a publisher who will work with me. So, in the spirit of this book idea, I might be taking a slight break from writing here in the blog to address the book. Comments will remain disabled throughout the period of the book’s writing and proposals, but there will be acknowledgements for people who actually give a damn and help with the manuscript.

Thank you all for your cooperation. I will give details about where the book wil be published, and I will give a link to all formats when it is complete.

Beth

Pancakes Made with Love: My Favorite Memory

Dear readers,

I’m kind of feeling sentimental, and it’s something I must talk about here. As a big iHop fan, however, there’s one thing that matches IHOP’s pancakes, and that would be those of my grandfather, my Papa. Why? Okay, read on.

Every morning in Lake Mary, in the big house where everything seems to have had some semblance of normal, there was something rather special that would happen. My grandfather would make these big fat pancakes with bacon strips on top. The bacon strips were deliciously prepared, floppy a bit, but sometimes a tad crispy and so tasty. These days I miss the pancakes made with love, but my grandfather has since developed some dementia and no longer rides his harley motorcycle to Bike Week, or any other motorcycle events. Since my B Ma, his wife, died, things just haven’t been the same.

Usually, Papa would doctor up pancakes from mix, but my dad tried to do the same. My brother had his own waffle maker, and he’d make sweeter waffles than usual, but nothing quite matches Papa’s pancakes. They were delicious, just something to think about.

Disclaimer: Since comments directly on this blog are disabled for this post, please comment on the share thread on Facebook or use #denverqueen on Twitter or DM me on Twitter if you’d like to make a comment.

Beth

Tips for Parents Part 2

Below is a post and before I do, I want to apologize for not posting part 1, but this is about autistic adults and parent caregivers doing activities during #covid19 so read with an open mind. I’d like to add that blind folks also have autism, so some of this might not work like the virtual tours etc., not unless there’s binaural sounds the person can get immersed in. Depending on condition, there are lots of creative ideas in everybody’s minds these days.

DQ

Post below.

A parent commented that they enjoyed reading my last blog regarding activities during these challenging times, but wished there were more for adults.…

Tips for Parents Part 2

Some Small Rays of Hope … and a huge question

The following is something maybe i could have written. I’d like to thank Britney for allowing me to reblog this, so read on if you are a nurse or doctor on the front lines.

DQ

Some Small Rays of Hope … and a huge question

Post by Britney below

Well hello there, my dear readers! I’ll be honest with you; I didn’t think I’d be back so soon, but here I am with another article. I would like to …

Some Small Rays of Hope … and a huge question

Quarantine Diaries Volume 2 for April 7, 2020

Dear readers,

I want to make something for the quarantine diaries this time. I’d like to document though that the governor of Colorado declared the stay at home order extended for two more weeks. I also echo Hailey’s concerns about people going to church, contracting corona virus, and either killing others or dying themselves. Churches must remain closed, and those who exempt churches from quarantine orders are not doing the world a favor, rather they are doing a disservice to the people. People are not replaceable, so please, if you are a church leader or a member of the clergy, close your doors and move worship online. There is tech that can help with this, so use your brains, use your resources, and move your stuff online. It may be of benefit to not only your congregants but others who want to know about your church or religious establishment. Corona virus doesn’t care if you believe in God or not, it just kills. So if you are ordered to stay at home, stay at home, and don’t do anything stupid, as the director of THS athletics once said. Now, on with a diary of quarantine and documentation of what is happening around my neck of the woods.

One woman reported on Facebook as she went to do her essentials that folks were sunbatheing at Washington Park in Denver. Am I missing something? Wash Park as we call it should probably fall under nonessentials, but then that might anger some. Social distancing and waring masks is important, for now at least. But there are many reports not only in Denver, but in other places, of people not following directives from government. Did you hear the one about the girl intentionally spreading corona virus and taking selfies while doing so? The police probably found her and arrested her for terrorism. That’s a bit extreme, but yeah.

As for me, I’m reading books I haven’t read in a while. Laura Ingals Wilder’s books remind me of a simpler day, but frontier women didn’t have voting rights, so that’s a bummer. Blind women didn’t marry, but Mary Ingalls should have. Ma should never have kept Mary in a rocking chair with empty memories in her mind of a time spent in Iowa. This was the late 1800s, but whatever. I still say Susan Oldknow for the win was the best example of a blind person in that kind of day. I like Susan’s spunk, and her courage. What was Mary doing in all that? Oh well.

Disclaimer: Since disabling comments here on WordPress, I’ve received better feedback elsewhere, and I want you all to keep it up. Comment on Facebook or Twitter, either on the shared link thread or using the hashtag #denverqueen and a reply on Twitter. YOu don’t necessarily have to comment, and DM messages are fine. I’m going now. Sleep evades my conscience.

Beth

Evangelical idiots are going to get us all killed.

Editor’s note: The following is a rightful rant from our contributor, so think about this before disobeying social distancing and stay at home orders, no matter what state you live in.

I think we all know by now that we are not supposed to gather in groups no larger then 10 at a time or better yet not at all if it can be help but yet evangelical idiots are insisting upon gathering for church on sundays. I’m sorry but this is absolute rubbish because you can pray at home you don’t need to go to church to do it. I’m disgusted that sime states and this sadly includes my own are making churches the exception to the no more then 10 at a time rule, people please use logic and stay out of church.

St. Corona Is Not the Patron Saint of Pandemics: Common Weirdness with the Corona Virus Explained

Dear readers,

It’s kind of weird when I came closing in on research on some saints of pandemics and plagues, and I came across one very important piece of info. Catholics, note that Corona is not the patron saint of pandemics, rather she’s the patron saint of treasure hunters. However, recently in North Italy, they’ve been praying to her for guidance with the current corona virus pandemic that’s sweeping the earth. Unfortunately, St. Edmund or St. Brock are the ones to turn to and not St. Corona, as those other guys are actually patron saints of pandemics believed to save the world from the plague. Does anyone remember the black Plague? I remember it was carried by rats on ships, and humans presented some pretty gruesome symptoms. I won’t go into what those were, as it might scare some of you readers looking at those things. I’d rather you try looking the symptoms of black plague up elsewhere.

But getting back to Corona’s story, her name comes from a vision of two crowns, corona in Italian obviously, and it was for her and St. Victor, a soldier who was killed for his Christian faith. St. Corona herself was a martyr also, along with saints Felicity, Steven, and so many others. There are saints who died in old age gracefully like St. Catherine Drexel, who was raised a rich lady and brought hearing back to those who prayed for her intercession. I learned in St. Teresa’s school about saints and miracles, and we actually did a prayer project for a young girl with cancer, something I wish we would have done earlier for my buddy Cari. But I’m glad we still got Anni Funa’s cancer to go away, and there are those who believe in the power of prayer. Our librarian talked about this girl often, and Anni was able to recover from a brain tumor that was removed, and she still needed chemo. This was so many years ago, and little Anni was four.

Now, here’s a myth, a common issue people are conspiring about. In the tech world, we had a 5g tower or two fall to a bad arsen fire in the UK. People, 5g doesn’t cause corona virus, but it could cause radiation affected cancers. I don’t, however, agree that burning the 5g towers was a good idea. The 5g towers were supposed to bring speedy connections to folks who had 5g phones. Now, someone will pay for the reconstruction of those towers, which take a lot of hard work to build. Please note that Corona virus is caused by a microscopic virus, not a tower for tech companies. However, nothing wrong with getting a break and unplugging from a lot of tech every so often. With social isolation and distancing the norm, however, please use caution and still connect via videochats. See Videochats 101 in this blog for details on the easiest ways to connect.

In case you guys forgot, I’m planning some good things for this blog. Comments are still disabled, so if you want to talk about any entry in this blog, here’s how:

On Facebook, simply comment on the shared link.

On Twitter, please reply to the blog share link there, or you can use the hashtag #denverqueen on your tweets. Thank you.

Beth

%d bloggers like this: