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Ross/Game of Thrones Legacy Reflection


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Two major events went down in Hollywood this past week.  Game of Thrones raked in a record-breaking THIRTY-TWO Emmy nominations this year for its eighth and final season.  Angelica Ross is set to star in American Horror Story: 1984 this fall after her spectacular work as Candy Ferocity in Pose.  One TV series is receiving awards and an actress is awarded with a role in a new show.

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Game of Thrones and Angelica Ross continue to find success in the land of Hollywood.  This is because their legacy within the entertainment industry is stronger than ever.  Months after the disappointing series finale and Game of Thrones lands multiple categories for the 71st Prime-time Emmy Awards.  Angelica Ross played colorful ball performer Candy Ferocity for one and a half seasons; and yet, she will make another appearance in another popular series by Ryan Murphy.

This is the week to celebrate these two shining legacies as they carry on even further in the land of entertainment.  Both Game of Thrones and Angelica Ross are on for bigger and better things in the future.  Fall is looking to get really interesting as time goes on.  Even still, there’s still time left in the summer for more of that Hollywood magic.

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Ryonen’s Philosophical Fall Poem


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Happy Monday, fellow readers!  Summer is officially over for the year and Fall has begun.  Autumn marks the beginning of fall foliage, pumpkin-spiced beers with cinnamon-sugar rims (my personal favorite!), football season, and many other exciting events.  It’s come such a shock to me that summer ended just a few days ago.  Nevertheless, a new season means a whole new adventure.

If you tuned into the blog on Saturday, you may have noticed a special poem for the Fall.  The poem reads:

Sixty-six times have these eyes beheld the changing

scene of autumn

I have said enough about moonlight, 

Ask no more.

Only listen to the voice of pines and cedars when no

wind stirs.

            ~ Ryōnen, 1711

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            Why did I pick this particular poem for this weekend?  Surprisingly enough, I discovered this poem through Jonathan Blow’s The Witness.  It this popular and complex puzzle game that introduced me to such an incredible work of writing.

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You can find this audio log in the Fall Forest.  Just go through the gate (after completing both sections of the forest) and you’ll see it nestled near the corner.  Click on the audio log to enjoy this incredible poem by Ryōnen.

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Ryōnen Gensō was born in 1646.  She was known to be intelligent and beautiful as a child; up to the age of 12, she was learning about the various arts as well as accomplishments while being a companion of Tōfukumon’in’s grandson and granddaughter.

During her teenage years, Gensō continued her studies of poetry.  She wrote countless number of works throughout her life.  This would be her last work   The poem mentioned in this blog is the version most well-known.  Another version goes like this:

This is the sixty-sixth autumn I have seen.

            The moon still lights my face.

            Don’t ask me about the meaning of Zen teachings-

            Just listen to what the pines and cedars say on a windless night.

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While the two versions are different in wording, the central theme stays the same.  Ryonen’s poem fits perfectly well with the tone for the Fall Forest in The Witness.  I figured that this was the perfect poem to introduce the season of Fall.

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Who knew that such a creative puzzle game like The Witness would provide me a magnificent piece of poetry.  Video games can surprise you these days, teaching you things you would’ve never imagined.  The Witness is ingenious not only in its puzzles, but also for its philosophical atmosphere you wander around.

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And with that, I bid thee farewell to summer and hello to Fall 2018.  Just remember —  only listen to the voice of pines and cedars when no wind stirs.

Fall 2018 Cannabis Agenda Philosophy


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As we head towards Fall in just two days, we enter into the next chapter for the cannabis industry here in Massachusetts.  Some great events happened during the summer and we dealt with even more obstacles that caused minor setbacks.  Years after passing Question 4 and we still have many kinks to work out.  In the midst of all of this excitement over legalizing cannabis, some weren’t prepared for some shocking disappointments that came afterwards.

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For the records, setbacks were going to happen one way or another.  That’s the thing about being a PR pro – you knew it would come with complications, so you brainstorm ideas to help solve the problems.  You ponder about the most creative and distinguished solution on how to prevent total chaos from happening.  Whether it is dealing with financial issues or various political roadblocks, every angle of the business must be worked out.

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But on the bright side, we have more time on our hands.  We could utilize this time to prepare a better strategy for the recreational market.  Medical cannabis has been flourishing over the past six years, so now its time for the recreational market to shine.  Now would be a better time than ever to throw recreational businesses into the mix.

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And yet, why stop there with just recreational and medicinal when you can mix cannabis with entertainment.  4/20 yoga sessions and cannabis cafes are just some of many amazing ideas that would thrive well with its audience.  Cannabis can easily be incorporated with many fun activities, especially around the city of Boston.

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So as we enter into the new season, it’s time for new changes within the cannabis industry.  New changes that could bring about an incredible experience one couldn’t possibly have dreamed of.  If we just go back to the source of the product itself, it is only then that we take full advantage of its magnificent effects.

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Fall is a time of change, so be prepared for new and surprising changes here in Massachusetts.

American Horror Story: Apocalypse


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As we roll in halfway through summer, one of my favorite TV series has been lingering in my mind – American Horror Story.  It has been half a year since American Horror Story: Cult and I have received very few clues about what the next season holds.  Only thing that was confirmed were the cast of characters returning for the season (Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, and other veterans!).

So many questions were swooshing around my mind.  What will the next chapter of American Horror Story be about?  Will it have some connection with season one and three?  And on top of that, what freaky AHS promotional poster will pop up next?

Well folks – the suspense is FINALLY over.  The new season this year will be known as American Horror Story: Apocalypse.

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This year’s season of American Horror Story feature the Coven-Murder House crossover in an Apocalyptic theme.  A tweet was released by @AHSFX featuring the newest promotional poster for the show.  The poster features a blood-red baby and a pitch-black hand reaching towards it.

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What’s surprising is its eerie resemblance towards the poster for American Horror Story: Murder House, featuring The Rubber Man.  If you remember back in the first season, the series concluded with the birth of Vivian Harmon (Connie Britton) and Tate Langdon’s (Evan Peters) child Michael.  Michael was known as the Antichrist throughout the season.  He was last seen being cared for by Constance Langdon (Jessica Lange).  Seems as though we will be seeing a lot more of Michael this year.

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Halfway through summer and we get this pleasant surprise.  This year’s chapter of American Horror Story will feature lots of connections between each season and characters.  Who knows what other characters (or even monsters!) will return in the AHS universe.

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I am definitely pumped to check out this year’s season of American Horror Story!  While Fall is still months away, American Horror Story always gets me excited.  It will be interesting to see what this apocalyptic theme looks like.

Be sure to check out American Horror Story: Apocalypse on September 12th at 10 PM on FX!

AHS Coven/Murder House Crossover – Fall 2018


In the midst summer starting, showrunner Ryan Murphy dropped some MAJOR news about the newest season of American Horror Story.  Lately there has been some rumor floating around about characters from season one and season three crossing over during one of the seasons.  This special crossover won’t be happening next year because…the crossover will be happening THIS year!

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Ryan Murphy revealed in a tweet last week that the infamous Coven/Murder House crossover will be happening this year.  Witches will reign supreme again in the next chapter of American Horror Story when it premieres in September.  This is one of many surprises that is in stores for AHS audiences.

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As far as characters go, many American Horror Story veterans will be returning this season.  Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Billy Eichner, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, and Leslie Grossman are all slated to return for the next chapter.  Joining the veterans this year will be Dynasty star Joan Collins.

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But one of the latest surprises came this past weekend.  Emma Roberts announced on Sunday that she will be reprising her role as Madison Montgomery in the new season.  She took to Instagram for her announcement.  Other than starring as Madison Montgomery, Roberts played Maggie Esmeralda in American Horror Story: Freak Show and as Serena Belinda in American Horror Story: Cult.

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While we don’t know what this year’s title or theme will be yet, we can certainly say that many AHS veterans are coming back this fall.  Fans can look forward to another horrific chapter of American Horror Story when it premiers tin September.

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This is some exciting news to hear!  I haven’t been hearing much about the new season lately, but I am excited to see that the typical cast is returning this season.  It will be interesting to see Madison Montgomery return to the AHS universe this year.  Who knows how she will be revived in season eight.

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With that, this is just one of many hints dropped about the newest season of American Horror Story.  Who knows what other intriguing clues will be found about the latest season.  In the meantime, don’t miss out on the latest hints Ryan Murphy will be dropping this summer.