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"Viktor Maxckmillian is a man on a deadly mission: to find his dear wife, Audrianna, who has been kidnapped. For this he has turned to his old pack for help; the werewolves that Viktor has long cut off all ties.

However, Xin, Leader of the pack, is not impressed with Viktor’s comeuppance. He knows that when the shit hits the fan - they all come crawling back to Daddy. .."

Blurb, Do Or Die by E.R. Baine

Pelham and Strutt

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What did The Weeknd do to demand a response like Humble?

Is Kendrick Lamar's new video Humble dissing The Weeknd? It sure does come off that way. But why? Didn't Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd tour for Sidewalks single off of The Weeknd's Starboy album?

Those two seemed to be getting along quite well. But not only that but the Weeknd surprised Montana with a $100,000.00 as a thank you for putting him on the map. So...what gives? What makes Kendrick Lamar think The Weeknd must sit his butt down and be humble??

And he called him so much stuff...

Look at the lyrics:
Nobody pray for me
If you're not there for me

(Meaning: Save me your false prayers.)

(He kept referring to him as a girl and a pussy...)
Girl, I can buy yo' ass the world with my paystub
Ooh, that pussy good, won't you sit it on my taste bloods?

Then he refers to him as a baby then softens the blow of his words by suggesting that his tone and lyrics are not as harsh as they could be...
Right stroke put lil' baby in a spiral
Soprano C, we like to keep it on a high note
It's levels to it, you and I know, bitch, be humble

In the video it is like he is talking to a close friend quietly, telling him to be humble...

The visual reference to The Weeknd's head and body being on fire in his video I Can't Feel My Face:

Kendrick Lamar's Lyrics in humble: I'm tired of the photoshop...

He kept refering to the Weeknd as a girl and telling him as the girl in their friendship/ relationship, by telling him:
Still will take you down right on your mama's couch in Polo socks

Telling him that he's a fake:
Watch my soul speak, you let the meds talk, ayy
If I kill a nigga, it won't be the alcohol,   

And on top of that he called him Bitch so many times.

I mean...Big Sean had ego enough to warrant a little over the shoulder cussing in Kendrick Lamar's Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe, but The Weeknd is probably scratching his head and thinking, "Jeez, Lamar. What did I do to deserve this diss?"

To The Weeknd's credit, his album is called Starboy and warrants the massive cgi video compliments to his lyrics. It is a play on words. He is a Star Boy as in he is popular, but he is also not of this world. 

 If you can't say for sure that Humble disses The Weeknd then you watch the video and listen to the lyrics and figure it out on your own.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

What's in a name?

Well...this is gonna be the next cover for the box set:
I know, I have to make the background lighter and the words in the foreground have to have a drop shadow but I'm just too beat to go any further with this. Most likely this cover might get 3 more before it is done for sure.

Anyway,...what is in a name? I laughed really hard when I saw this on Amazon:

I laughed and I laughed and I laughed. Then I laughed some more. The lead characters in this book are called Audrey and Viktor. Just thought seeing it was too rare...

But then I realized I did not give info on the character names, which is what I thought I would do when I first started to write my story. 

So...how did I come up with the characters names?

Audrianna. Well, my grandmother's first name is Audrianna. Her maiden name was Whiltshire. And so that is the protagonist's name right off the bat. My Granny's real name. Everyone used to call her Audrey. Hence Audrianna's nick name. Audrey/ Audrianna, Whiltshire.

Viktor.Now, my grandfather's name is Edward. I really wanted to name the main male lead Edward and was researching what Edward could be in russian. But I hesitated to name Audrianna, the character in the series, husband Edward. On account of the lead of the twilight series being so popular and being named Edward. I sort of didn't want people to think that I took the name from another famous author. So I named Audrianna's love interest Viktor, cause I always loved the name Victor, and I had read a story years ago about a Russian Prince named Viktor and the name just stuck in my head. So I named the character Viktor. Now there are a million and one books about Russian Billionaires called Viktor these days.

Maxckmillian...hmm. The surname Maxckmillian is the correct surname. I know it is usually Maximilian...but I made up the name Maxckmillian. It is pronounced Max - SSSk-millian, I did that because there is an underlying theme of corporate dominance in the series, and many of my novels do, to tell you the truth, and the idea of Max-is-scum ie Max-x-ck(ssk)-um came to mind and I just rolled with it. Have zero clue if this is a real Russian name or not. I'm going to start a running gag about the name in the series in the next arc.

Lincoln. I am a huge fan of Abraham Lincoln and own a book of his writings. And so named Lincoln after him. Lincoln is very tall like Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln's last name is Huntington. I just loved the name, and so I named him that. I think it came out of nowhere, and somewhere. I really came up with his name nearly 15 years ago. I liked the name Hunt, because he is sort of a hunter, at least that was going to be his background. (Long story) But I was quite aware that Ethan Hunt was already taken. 

My book to come up with names for my characters is this one right here: Virgin's The New Book of Baby Names by Emily Wood, 2000 Ed.

 So I look up names that I like and decide based on the meaning. Sometimes though I do get lazy. I'm not as thoughtful with my names like I used to be...

Taken from page 289,

Rees: Along with its other vaiations including Reece, this is a form of the Welsh name Rhys, meaning 'ardour'. At the end of the twentieth century, Reece was among the most popular names given to boys. 

And right above that is this name right here:

Rayner: Originally a surname based on the words meaining 'advice' and 'army'.

So, there you go. Rees and Rayner. 

Though I think it is highly appropriate since Rayner gives Lincoln such a hard time over Rees.

Quincy got his name for Quincy Jones. I always admired Quincy Jones because like a-million-and-one kids and he is on good terms with all of them. He puts many dead beat dads out there to shame. Quincy is kind of like the eye in the middle of the Audrianna and Rayner storm. He is the reasoning, mindful soul caught in between his brother and sister who are always at each other's throats. 

Matsenêste King: The twist here is that I'm pretty sure Matseneste actually means Kingfisher, so it is King twice. I could tell you why I did that but...no spoilers. His nick is Mat, not meant to be Matt. 
The reason why I say 'pretty sure' and not absolutely is because the website that once showed the meaning of theseNative American names is no longer up. I can't find it anywhere so I hope I do right by his tribe. ><'

Xin Xing: Alright there are a million and one grocery stores, Chinese food restaurants in my country Trinidad and Tobago named Xin Xing. This name is a shout-out to that reality. Have no clue if it is means anything at all. 
Update on the rest of names coming soon...

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