In Response to the Mayhem in Virginia and other Matters

Dear Readers,

If it weren’t for the civil rights movement of African Americans and gay people, this country would be far worse than ENgland. However, President Donald Trump does not understand his American history enough to realize that white Supremacists are what they are. THey’re Terrorists in America. White Supremacists like David Duke are not exactly the kind of people I want running the country, and if Donald Trump keeps this up, Trenton’s own civil right to be with me could be in jeopardy. Luckily, both sides of the political aisle do not support the recent doubledown of comments that Trump made, where he blamed both sides. No, I blame the whites, through and through. They’re the reason we had slavery, they are the reason we had lynchings of black men, they’re the reason why Harper Lee wrote her books. Try reading to Kill a Mockingbird, then go to the next book, Go Set a Watchman. It’s important as to what inspired these writings, and it all boils down to whites being stupid and denying people their civil rights. Plessy V. Ferguson was pretty much owned by whites, up until the Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka said that separate but equal does not work. I’m sorry, but those folks on the side of the “separate but equal” party were whites who thought blacks were bad and dirty, noncitizens who didn’t deserve the right to vote. Voter ID laws discriminate against the poor and African Americans disproportionately, especially in states in the South. Florida is one such, and the Carolinas are notorious for having these laws in place. However, the worst things plaguing us are what happened in the days following a violent protest in Charlottesville. A young woman was killed by a White guy, James Fields Jr., not the Antifa group. Those folks had nothing to do with the killing of Heather Hier. I’m sorry, Mr. President, but you blaming the other side has lost you your job.

I hope we can impeach this man, and maybe put him in his place. Vice President Mike Pence is not much better, but we can do better than a Neo-Nazi sympathizer. The media doesn’t lie, and its sources are credible. The alt right is dangerous, especially for Trent and I. Trenton being black and I being white does not make it okay for alt right people to tear us apart. They need to think of some way to disband, and if they want to uphold their beliefs, they should just inbreed and encourage cousins to marry because there’s going to be a lot of interracial marriage and they won’t like it. These white people are dangerous to the blind, telling us that we should not only be divided by color, but women shouldn’t vote and neither should the blind. I voted Hilary Clinton for a reason, and the dirty Donald Trump and his victory will be short lived. I hope he is happy with his divisive rhetoric and comments, calling CNN fake news and all that, and he will have to accept the consequences of sympathizing with white supremacists like Mr. Duke over there.

Beth

In support of females in technological fields and other equality landmarks

Dear Readers,

Forgive me, I’m trying to put myself to sleep, and in a way I can’t sleep because lately stuff’s been going on. But the hottest topic on my mind is the recent bad manifesto that James Daymoore wrote in support of the alt right’s view of women as sex objects, that men are driven for inventiveness and status, and that biological differences make women unfit for tech jobs. Well, Miss Google Engineer, I support you. Why? Because Mr. Daymoore was fired responsibly by his company for promoting harmful stereotypes about women. Let me break down what it’s like to be a woman today, in 2017, versus what men are doing.

First of all, women are driven for more than just success, we women are driven to stardom. We have more power, and it’s not just in our bodies. Women are more able to understand the world around them, because of which we can devise better laws to protect us from rape, rape/homicide, and inequality of the sexes or based on gender differences between other minority groups. Women are better for government and leadership jobs not because of biology, but because of commonsense thought. Think about it. Would you want a white male property owner to free slaves in a country? Would you rather have a white male property owner as a civil rights icon? And only for the alt right.

I’m sorry, but Breitbart is the worst news site the world has ever seen and all for promotion of horrific gender stereotypes. Women are better suited than men for the tech jobs and inventions because let’s face it, women go through more and can relate to even the most primitive biological reflexes, i.e. childbirth. It is the woman midwife who can understand, collect evidence of, and alleviate the pain of childbirth, and a thousand other pains. It was the primitive and ancient midwives who, after seeking help from nature goddess or whatever else, gathered a garden of medicinal herbal concoctions that alleviated the pain of childbirth. Women are the ones who understand each other, and giving birth is just one thing that most women I’m sure are passionate about.

It’s a woman or girl who can possibly invent apps and technology that assist doctors in treating patients with things like child birth complications or other medical stuff, and yet you see most of the lab science being done by men? Oh no, there should never be this much of a disconnect between men and women.

For one, I want a female doctor looking at my woman parts, making sure they run smoothly. When a woman is looking at me, I feel a lot better because trust me, the anatomy speaks for itself. We women can talk about what works for each other, even in the most ancient civilizations, we did it too. What Mr. Daymoore says is totally off the wall. He should grow his own uterus and travel Downing and 30th in Denver, or South Chicago, and watch what happens when a man impregnates a woman, and not by the bonds of love, but by force. His “drive for status” manifesto just goes to show that it’s okay for men to develop a sex drive so dangerous that Hell could spit it back up and then, they would force it on a woman instead. It is men, 90% men and a low 10% women, who are sexual predators or have inborn sexual impulses that are not a status symbol, but a drive to get him in jail and Sexaholics Annonymous. There are women sex addicts, of course, but men in the predator treatment groups should never forget what they said or did to make their victims upset. Or worse, what these men did could get these women pregnant, pregnant as young as ten!!!!!!

What Mr. Daymoore also advocates is a world where women are corsetted and worshipped, required to honor their husbands and do as they say, including not making money or doing jobs in fields of creative technology. Rose, the main character played by Caitlin Winslett in Titanic, found herself confused by such standards when Cal Hockley, the worse of a man in history, said to her, “You will honor me as is required for a wife.” Um, Mr. Hockley was mistaken! Cal’s demand for honor is just the same demand I want to avoid in a man, a man like Mr. Daymoore. I am a Rose with no need to worry, for I found my Jack Dawson in Denver. Funny I mention this movie, but I’m using it as a history lesson and to point out that women aren’t sex objects for wealthy sons of steel tycoons.

What James Daymoore advocated was a world in which it’s okay to beat your wife. Well, I say we banish Mr. Daymoore to Saudi Arabia so he can see how that works. Many Saudi men are decent towards women, including my friend Hassan, who’s blind and knows how to cook. I bet he’d charm the ladies with his cooking, and believe you me, Hassan does what he does because he loves to do it. His mom, however, cannot leave the country without a mahram, or male guardian’s permission. Is this what Mr. Daymoore thinks women should do? Mr. Daymoore’s actions in writing the above mentioned manifesto against Google’s diversity programs is rightfully the worst piece of written garbage in the history of Google. James Daymoore’s memo would be more well received in lower developing countries than in America, as the CEO of Google did his part by firing Daymoore and keeping his employees safe.

But Mr. Sundar Pachei, Google’s CEO, is from a country where more rural predatory child marriages take place, where there are few opportunities for women engineering students, and where arranged marriages are the norm. Mr. Pachei should tell the next trashy writer in his ranks that he gave up that view of women for a more world centric view, a view where women are included, can choose to be career changers, and marry as often or as little as they want. Mr. Pachei’s own native India is known for its amazing food, don’t get me wrong, I love deep fried Punjabi samosas any time, but those women who make the samosas are often arranged to marry a man they don’t even like. Mr. Pachei would make an ideal husband for any lucky woman, but I would like to see his wife at work, doing the things she loves to keep her mind sound and happy. She could make an app to revolutionize the world of her husband’s fortress at Google, and perhaps she could be an engineer herself working on other people’s apps. Heck, if I was well educated and computer savvy to the point of speaking Nerdish, I wouldn’t mind a conversation with Pachei himself because we’d probably understand each other’s talk more than a ditzy blonde in the alt right circles. Daymoore probably should consider that $28,000 was raised for him on GoFundMe, which is attrocious because I can’t get people to sponsor my wedding fundraiser. Trenton and I want to get married, but we’re disabled and can’t afford wedding accessories like a freaking designer dress for crying out loud. We’re planning our wedding in the park, and it won’t be in a church, and I wanted a string quartet. But that $28,000 for Daymoore could have been spent on that wedding plus the honeymoon, and whoever donates to Daymoore should be ashamed of themselves because the alt right movement is not kind to blind women in the workforce, especially tech.

Silicon Valley needs more Sundar Pacheis, and less James Daymoores. We also need more of Grace Murray Hopper, and less of the Donald Trump mentality that has reigned.

This is my manifesta to young women and girls pursuing engineering. Go for it. My mother did it, so why can’t you? And don’t hand your careers over to sexual labor and children, keep going with what you do. Your status as equal partners to men are the creative driving forces that will shape our future.

Sincerely,

Beth Taurasi

On the Alleged Groping Incident with Taylor Swift

Dear Readers,

Since this hits home here in Colorado, being that a KYGO DJ was fired because he groped a singer’s buttocks, let’s just break this down, shall we? I want to start by addressing the proper way to address a celebrity and the proper way to address females in general.

First, you don’t grope someone in the butt. I don’t think it is a funny thing, guys, to grope a lady in the bottom during a photo shoot. It doesn’t matter who’s doing the groping and who’s doing the posing while the doer of the groping is obviously doing the groping. Yeah, sounds a bit repetitive, but that’s how I want to make this memorable enough. It doesn’t matter whether Jay-Z grabbed my ass or that guy decided to grab, God forbid, SHania Twain’s. Oh it doesn’t matter whose buttocks a man grabs, it’s wrong to do it no matter what subculture you’re from in the United States.

When Mr. Meuller grabbed Miss Swift’s butt, I think there was something dirty going through that guy’s head. While I don’t listen to much terrestrial radio much, I’m sure that Taylor Swift will make Mr. Meuller a number 1 hit for grabbing her bottom. And this is where it all leads to what I’m going to say next.

 

Dear Miss Swift,

My name is Beth. I live in Denver, and have been watching the story unfold about that bastardly man who grabbed your buttocks, MaAm. I’m sorry, but you don’t grab a woman’s butt no matter what status the woman has. Guess what, Taylor? I support you even writing a song about the ordeal, making it one of your famous breakup style tunes, making it a good example of why you just don’t wanna mess with Taylor Swift. I love your music, how it speaks to me and some of my exes. There is, for instance, one ex who’s just a “picture to burn” as one of your songs is titled. I’ll name him later if you’d like, but think that Christy Lee Cook did it for me, so I’ll shut up and go on. I love the way you just spit it out, telling other girls that men don’t own us, and you wrote a song about how “I knew you were trouble when you walked in.” SEriously, I knew that Jason was trouble when he walked in, and I’d be singing that song with you as a duet if possible to shame that guy into owning what he did to one of my friends, now dating a local Ohio guy.

Anyway, you probably have the public’s permission to shame Mr. Meuller, so go ahead and hit it with the best shot you have. As Pat Bennatar once said, “Fire at will.” You can fire as many shots at men in general if you’d like, and yes, I will keep my hands high up in the air for a pose with you if you’d like, and the difference here is that I’m a female, I understand your logic and how we think as women. Next time this happens to you, just repeat steps 2-4 in the following little instruction thing that might work, might not, but yeah. It’s pretty simple.

  1. Go to your photo opp, and watch those hands. If a man is making you feel uncomfortable, go to step 2.
  2. Report this immediately to someone you trust, whether it be a bodyguard or someone you love like Mom. You did that. And if things get any worse, step 3.
  3. Make sure you have a lawyer on hand to make it clear that sexual assault is not okay. Don’t even look the plaintiffs who filed your civil suit in the eye. Don’t worry about it really, because you know that good should usually always win. If things get worse, see below for step 4.
  4. Write the most embarrassing song you can about your incident, and shame the guy, even put his name in the song. See Fifteen Minutes of Shame if you are not sure how to put the guy’s name in the song in the most embarrassing way possible. You’ve written a song called Dear John, and I thought it was interesting. However, I didn’t think that was a shame kind of song. Just when you write your songs this time, make it clear that it’s your body, your life, don’t mess with me. Just go nuts and let your voice ring out like nothing else matters.

In any case, Miss Swift and others, all other women in the world, we are not objects to be groped around by men. Oh no, we’re not. You are the queen of man-shaming besides Miss Cook, so show ’em what you’re made of. And you ain’t made of play dough. *laughs ruefully.*

Sincerely,

BEth Taurasi,

A fan from Denver who think this is a good song subject,

Especially for the fifteen minutes of shame.

First Choir Gig and Other Matters

Dear Readers,
My first gig with the Soar choir went well. We sang at a Subaru convention with lots of business executives and Subaru enthusiasts. Subaru is a car brand, but who cares? I sang, we all had fun, and the soloist was really cool. Wanda was awesome.
Anyway, just a short update so my WP followers don't get lost. …

Once Again, Why I Won’t Reconsider Islam: Ableism 101 Explained

Dear Readers,

I recently received a disturbing comment on Facebook, let bygones be bygones and trust Allah and stop putting up links etc., but this woman who commented on my blog doesn’t know what ableist comments I’ve had hurled at me through a second person involved. When I was dating a young blind man who has since moved to Ohio, I was indirectly given the impression that the brothers, the males in the Muslim community in the United States or Denver or wherever, they wished that I would marry someone with vision or who would drive me around. This is called ableism and should be stopped. As a former Muslim I can’t speak much to the marriages because all I saw was an able couple getting married. Deq, the man in question that I was dating before, has since been married off to a woman who has the prime purpose of taking care of him. Blind men and women should never have to be taken care of, period. This means guardianship is a no no, home care should be very sparingly used, and no way am I going to go into a nursing care facility because of blindness. It is absolutely offensive to people with disabilities to be told to marry able partners so they can be taken care of. This statement along with the missing out of marriage to a man that I choose and the legal barring me from marriage by family are the reasons I left the Islamic community. Trenton Matthews is the only man that even bothers to stay even amid gossip and seeds of division sewn by the blind community in the United States. I have one word for these gossippers: stop it. You have no right to gossip and divide Trenton and I, and I don’t put up with gossip any more. This means I have to block Mrs. Love and Mrs. Davis, two women who do not see the reason why I don’t need a guardian, two women who are menacing my efforts to stay free in Colorado where there is bus transit, where there is someone who actually cares enough to stay with me, where there is hope and independence. For Love and Davis, there won’t be much hope if they continue ableist philosophy and mental health disability trashing. That’s what these women did. They trashed me along with Mabelin Ramirez and an unknown troll, thought to be Ivan Soto but we don’t even know the guy’s name. He said he didn’t like politics, so why the Republicking twitter? Where did the attacks on disabled and African American folks come from? Where did it all start? It was a Trump supporter, apparently, and it could be santiagoblue7, who has in the past made fun of Native Americans, a la my ex. I feel that this ableist trolling and gossip is none other than scaring me out of Islam and other religious communities.

This is why I’m not going to Grace Community Church in Westminster, too far away and they won’t give rides because in their eyes, I’m still a burden to the world. They practice an Elitist form of Christianity, not true Christianity as Jesus instructed. Imagine if Jesus came back today. What would he say? WHat would he do? Who would he hang out with?

First, Jesus would say, “Why are you all fighting and being a bunch of jagballs and not seeing who each other is on the inside? What is wrong with you all? And why are you telling others who qualifies to serve your country? WHat kind of despicable creatures are you?” Yes, I kid you not. None of that sacred rhetoric and jargon of the Jewish Pharosies for this guy. What would JEsus do? Well, he’d hang out with all the people who are undesired by the populace. For instance, he’d serve a meal to a transgender woman or pansexual person. He’d eat with gay guys at a bar. HE’d pray with lesbians in a field of flowers. That answers who he’d hang out with, sort of. His disciples of today are the modern day Peters, Simons, and Johns. The disciples of Jesus today will likely be ordinary guys AND gals. Yes, women will be welcome in his inner circle, called to follow and serve the people over which Jesus is supposedly Lord. Jesus will call people who are blind, deaf, and autistic, mute, psychiatrically abused and disabled, people who are LGBTQ+ and people who are Muslims, Jews, etc. He will preach in a synagogue. YEs, you heard right. I stand with Reformed Judaic belief that Jesus will attend synagogue because he was Jewish altogether. JEsus probably won’t like some of the ones who follow the old law, maybe not the ones who recognized his covenant, but still, the Reforms and Messianics may end up seeing him in their places of worship more. If Jesus said that “thou shalt marry disabled partners for the sake of utility”, I would never believe in him. He never said nor did the Father say that disabled women were to be married to nondisabled men. Therefore, the true Ableists are the Muslims, Christians, and Conservatives of any Judaic or Abrahamic sect of any sort who believe that I, Beth, should be married to a disengaged and awful partner because he is able. I wanted a man who would engage with me and say he cared, show his love and appreciation for me because of who I am, not listen to gossip and all those other details about me without defending me and defending his position with me, blind or otherwise. My man should not force me to attend church, temple, or mosque if said church, temple, or mosque is spewing hate speech and ableist talk against disabled women, not providing that these women can choose who they want. Disabled young men do not have status in any religious society, therefore it is rendered an able religious community if it does not accommodate us, meaning disabled people. I can’t go back to that statement that we need to be taken care of.

In closing, I am going to deviate slightly from topic because a breaking news story happened yesterday. Charlie Gard is dead not because of the government or his parents, but because of ableism. Ableism is dangerous and since little Charlie is gone, who will go next? As I have highlighted profiles of British ordinary common folk with disabilities, I won’t repeat that. However, we need to realize that editing DNA and designer babies is coming fast, so Charlie Gards in the world with rare mitochondrial disease caused by DNA defects can have that disease edited out. However, you can’t edit everything out, including blindness caused by German measles, something I got. My mother “caught a bad one” according to her mother. That’s how the blindness came, and that’s why it is as of now irreversible. No religious healings or spiritual charismatic casting the devil out of me is going to cure blindness. It stays, I live with it, and any church who believes in faith healing is totally wrong in thinking that a blind person with irreversible eye conditions can be healed at all. This is also why church for Trenton and I will be out for a long long while until we can find a venue for our wedding.

Thank you for reading this blog, and for those of you who’ve commented, comment on. respectful comments are encouraged if anything you want to talk about deals with the blog topic in question. I would like to thank Aaron Danvers-Jukes for commenting on my review of Power Rangers while offering another movie suggestion for me watch: Transformers. Holy crap, I need to watch the original Transformers, but Michael Bay did make good movies. Action plus weirdness.

Anyway, thank you all for your great support of this blog, and keep the support coming.

Beth

A Recent Discussion On Facebook

Dear Readers,
I'm here, as the notorious Agatha Trunchbull once said, "to teach you all a lesson." Unlike Agatha, however, I'm not here to call necessarily ALL of you out. However, there are two women on Facebook that I've had to call out on numerous occasions because of one thing: they do not oppose guardianship for my case.
These women, their initials A.E.L. And A.D.L. On Facebook known well in the blind community, are not qualified psychologists and do not understand how to diagnose someone they haven't sat down with in person. These girls also don't know how to do their homework, research what guardianship really holds for risks and side effects, and refuse to stop urging me, Beth Taurasi, as an incompetent ward of the state of Florida. I left Florida for darn good reasons, and I named the guardianship as my top reason for leaving, busting my ass at Colorado Center for the Blind, and now living independently with a significant other. A., let's call her A Love, she doesn't get it. I refuse to allow a parent to step in between me and my current significant other because the parent figures have prejudice and prefer white European Americans, a race I personally despise because of the bad history that goes with them. I"m not saying I hate everybody, but the general label of Caucasian comes with a bad set of labels like Klansman, or KKK member. I told you all about a family member affected by the KKK. He was Irish. They faced a lot of discrimination, and many Irish fled their country because of the potato issues they were having on their own land. Well? They found work here as indentured servants, and sometimes slave overseers. Trenton's ancestry should not determine whether he is in a relationship with me. My parents are stuck in the 1970s and in a really old school mindset when it comes to disability. In their minds, blind equals stupid and disability equals incapable of doing for oneself. This only applies to folks with Down's Syndrome. Let me introduce you to someone who understands the role of person centered guardianships for people like a cousin with Down's. Bear in mind that 80% of Down's babies are now at risk of abortion, so to see this lady's cousin alive is stunning and astounding because now this disorder of the genome can be detected. Genetic screenings show if a baby has a variety of genetic conditions, including Down's Syndrome, so couples think that abortion is an option, but I know it's not because of famous Down's Syndrome actors and actresses, and most of all Jason Kingsley and Mitchell Levitz. Emily and Barbara, their moms, pushed the envelope and the bar and let these guys live where they wanted, not in a group home. Jenny Hatch's guardianship was not person centered because the parents put her away in a group home, even telling her not to go to church and not to go to a job she holds at a thrift store. The home punished her by isolating and drugging the young lady.
Before I go further, let me state that Monica, the lady I speak of, believes that guardianship in this case prevents her cousin from being shuttled into a group home, institution, or worse, death. As long as the guardianship is centered around her cousin and not the money involved, I'm fine with that. However, guardianship that does not support the wishes of the person involved is abusive, in my case wrong. A. Love does not get why her commentary on Facebook is out of line with conventional thoughts. She needs to know what it is like to have to take the mental health dope that is psychological or psychotropic drugs. Try doing this while in a nursing or group home, being told who to see and how to behave. Do I need that?
Try being told that black men like to get fresh with hire women, not always true, and try being told not to see a certain celebrity you have a crush on, that your interests are not appropriate to family standards of sports worship.
Try all of this, and then tell me if I really need a bamboozling guardian who can steal my money and steal my life away as much as he/she wants. If my parents die, a public guardian may steal my check, force me to get diabetes while eating at McDonald's, and force me to have only ten bucks a day. When they die, they better have a will so they can specify that the guardianship was abusive, wrong, and inconsiderate of my wishes. If that doesn't show on their will, either of them I hope will face charges of fraud, guardianship fraud. There are people such as my friend Karen whose vice was silenced by a public guardian. Karen could face many problems trying to free herself from the guardianship which is full and complete. My parents may have a limited guardianship, but them letting me choose to live in Colorado as a choice either they made, or they'd face me in court over. Colorado is a blue state, second highest in the ranking for best retirement state in the nation behind New Hampshire. That's why I'm here. Healthcare, supports, and friends who care enough to let me be involved with a choral group I'm about to sing at.
Now, the second A, let's call her A. 2, the second woman is definitely not qualified to speak for my case, and yet she sits there and says I have mental problems. Yet she must look at herself in the mirror, see the error of her ways, and shut up on Facebook about me. Let me now show you why.
Www.aaapg.net
Www.faceus.org
Www.stopguardianabuse.org

IF A. Love and A. 2 would look carefully at these articles, they would see that there is rampant disabled and elder abuse in Florida, I'm ashamed to say where I grew up. If these girls don't shut up, their names could be listed under the victims profiles too on these websites. They could be old women, shunned for being handicapped in some ways, both being blind and arrogant. Their philosophy on me does not build the Federation either because the NFB should be condemning and deploring guardianships like the one I'm about to discuss.
Dawn and Saundra York are blind sisters who express desire to go to training centers like BLIND Inc. or CCB, both run by the NFB and both with immersive training programs. The girls were treated horrifically by their family, placed under a guardianship, probably limited or full, not centered around them, but around their parents, especially a stepdad. Saundra emailed me and said it was nice to know they weren't alone. I told them to call Mark Riccobono on Monday, but I might have to send him an email about the girls and their case, and then send him their email addresses. Mark Riccobono and his organization should be advocating for complete freedom on my behalf and on behalf of the York sisters because the parents in both cases tried to deliberately lower the functions of thei offspring in order to either steal their check, control them, or cover up past abuse and continue future abuse. I condemn any efforts by the NFB to stop the girls from doing things they want because they believe in a philosophy in which we live lives we want, not what guardians want. If you think the York sisters need a guardian, read the websites above. If you think I'm any different, think again. Many blind people are abused by their parents so any abuse ictim could come down with mental health issues, but thankfully it does not interfere with cognitive functioning in my case. I still pay the damn bills, bust my ass paying rent every month, bust the bank on groceries, and bust my ass working on a damn good relationship. If anyone thinks I'm cognitively impaired, go to a group or nursing home and look at the websites above. These articles should change your mind. Also, look carefully at the ACLU's efforts not to address my case. Nobody wants to take the case because people are coming between me and my lawyers. Titusville attorneys are dirty, and that's truth to me because it's a small town. 23 years later, I said I as fed up. You should see what 23 years in Titusville can do to a person who is blind or disabled, especially after Kennedy Space Center shut down its Space Shuttle program. No transport by bus or cab, no Uber, no Lyft, nothing. Isolation is not the way to go. Whether the York sisters and I need a lawsuit to fix the statutes is not the subject of this blog post though. I'm saying carefully chosen things about why a guardian is not needed in my case. I'm not going to Florida unless I have a security detail. And I'm going back to Colorado. No judge thinks straight when it comes to blindness. We need to figure this out. I want A. Love and A. 2 to shut up and read the websites without complaint.
Please feel free to read these websites, readers, and give me any feedback, respectable of course, on what you found.
Beth

Power Rangers Reboot Time: A Full On Review and What Next?

Dear Readers,

What do you like to binge watch? What did you like to binge on in the 90s? Well, you might have said a few things: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which only came on once a week; Power Rangers, which probably came on every weekday or so; or there’s always a drunken pile of Nickelodeon shows we used to watch: Doubledare, SpongeBob, (still on by the way), and many many others I could name. While TMNT got a reboot as well as some of the other cartoons, SpongeBob included, Power Rangers got the much needed reboot that some fans probably desired.

This was a much anticipated movie, and waiting for a described copy was worth it. I watched the movie front to back, and the prologue was awesome. However, there were subtitled parts in both the main body and prologue that without description, you would think this was some Japanese or other foreign film. At least the subtitled part or parts were fully translated and it didn’t add much to it. The premise of the movie is simple and fans could easily relate to it. Five teenagers, all misfits in a seaside California or something town, find themselves in a mine and train to become the “power rangers”, slated to protect a crystal of life from the notorious Rita Repulsa, queen of darkness. Simple, right? Wrong!

Rita didn’t seem to be as weird as she was back in the day, but Elizabeth Banks pulled off a pretty awesome and evil and yet weirder description of Rita. She constructs a monster in the film, and … “Make my monster grow.” Yes, she says that in both this film and back in the TV series. Does anyone remember the putties? Yes, you see plenty of those bad boys in this film. If you were a fan of Power Rangers in the early TV days, you should be able to understand both the origin story and the resulting action and adventure this film brings.

My critique is quite simple: the film descriptions of action and blood were pretty good. The play by play of every fighting scene was pretty straightforward and the weaponry used by the rangers was pretty well in line with what fans should remember. The zords and the resulting megazord were described in such detail that I was right there in the middle of it, who needs VR to experience this? The descriptor was pretty good at going through scenery that flip flopped around, as it did at some points where the rangers were training. I would give this film a 5 star rating for the community if I were crazy enough. I don’t care what Rotten Tomatoes said, this film needs to be brought out for what it is. Fans see some good character development in the five misfit teens at the beginning, which is extremely important for critics and fans alike.

So what film do you like from this year? Feel free to comment, and please be good about leaving a respectable comment because I’ve had trolls in the past deliver unwanted messages to this blog. I’m pretty sure the real good readers here will understand why I wrote that clip.

Here’s a hint when writing a comment: tell me whether you watched a reboot film and what you liked or disliked about it. I watched Power Rangers back in the day because my little brothers watched it, but the movies back in the day were not described. Ugh. Descriptions in action films especially today make a huge difference in the imagery we can project in our minds as a blind film watcher.

Anyway, feel free to leave a comment about your favorite movies and don’t be shy about being honest about the movies you like, don’t like, or seriously wish were never made.

Beth