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#ArtsyTuesday: Celebrity Digital Prints by Fab Ciraolo

Fab Ciraolo is a freelance illustrator and in my opinion one of the most amazing artists of our time. I love his work!

I need that Michael Jackson print on my wall now!

He takes celebrity icons and gives them a pop culture makeover that turns them into all new personalities.

Click the digital prints below to get a better look.

See more amazing and beautiful creations by Fab Ciraolo!
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#WriterWednesday: First-Time Writer Uses Wattpad to Score a Book and Movie Deal

Anna Todd - Author of the After series.

Anna Todd – Author of the After series.

Ughh! I am so jealous of Anna Todd. She basically wrote After on her phone as a hobby and it has been viewed more than a billion times on Wattpad, a free social reading and writing app. She has since been signed to Gallery Books which is a part of Simon and Schuster!

The four-part series is also set to be made into a film by Paramount Pictures! Did Anna hit the jackpot or what?

Not only that, the story of After is fan fiction influenced by Anna’s love of Harry Styles from One Direction. I used to write fan fiction about Michael Jackson all the time as a teenager. Back then the internet was not as influential as it is now. I wish I had saved those stories. Damn.

Some people have all the luck!

Congrats, Anna 🙂

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Download from Amazon.com!

The first book in the series is thick with more than 500 pages. The story revolves around Tessa Young, an optimistic freshman at Washington State University, and the dark, troubled British bad boy who has stolen her heart.

I passed this book on to my 13-year-old daughter. It’s more her speed. She loved it and can’t wait to read the other books in the series!

Get Your Copy!

Barnes & Noble: http://w.tt/wp | E-reader: http://w.tt/sns2

  • I participated in the After by Anna Todd blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own.
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#ArtsyTuesday: How You Can Own 5 One-Of-A-Kind Paintings by Dangerous Lee

For the next few (maybe several) weeks I will be highlighting my artwork for #ArtsyTuesday.

I have pulled all of my work and supplies out of the closet in the hopes that my muse comes out of hiding so that I can create something new.

If any of the pieces inspire you enough to make a purchase please name your price and contact me at visualart@dangerouslee.biz with the name of the piece you’re interested in and I will send you a PayPal invoice if the price is right!

Thank You 🙂

EVERYTHING MUST GO!

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All You Need For Christmas Are These Books

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This past weekend I was informed that my book, Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down, was being plagiarized along with close to 40 other books (some bestsellers) on Amazon by someone named, Jay Cute.

His or her “business” has been shut down thanks to all the complaints, including mine, but I have a hard time selling my own books these days so I wasn’t worried about him or her making a profit.

It was actually flattering on some demented level. Anyway, check ’em out!

  • The Half Series: When Black People Look White – eBook, less than 50 pages, focuses on my experience as a Black woman raising a biracial/mixed child and the colorism that comes along with it. Features commentary on the children of Michael Jackson along with images and interviews with biracial/mixed people as well as fun facts about celebrities you may not know are Black.
  • Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down: An anthology that includes six erotic tales of safe sex with an emphasis on HIV education. Don’t let the subject matter fool you. This book is hot as well as educational.

Both books are under $10! Get ’em for yourself or someone you love.

My Erotica Anthology (Paperback)

Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down

My Erotica Anthology – eBook (*Kindle)

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The Half Series: When Black People Look White – eBook (*Kindle) 

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*Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

Chris Tucker Live: A Review

I had the pleasure of seeing Chris Tucker live at the beautiful FOX Theatre in Detroit last night. He was hilarious! Had tons of material and was entertaining as hell. The show, surprisingly, was not a sell out but if you weren’t in attendance you really missed out.

His was the second live stand up that I’ve seen at the FOX Theatre. The first was Martin Lawrence and he didn’t put on a good show at all. He even threw in some old ass jokes for the road. Just lazy.

This was not my first time seeing Chris Tucker live. Back when I was a youngster (and so was Chris) I saw him perform at a local club here in Flint. The show was cancelled during his performance because he got into a fight with a girl who was heckling him in the audience. I remember that left a bad taste in my mouth for him and his comedy over the years but somehow by the time the first Rush Hour came out he was back in my good graces.

I still can’t believe he fought a woman, tho. To be young, crazy, high and dumb…

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Chris Tucker Re-tweeted Me! “Christmas Tucker” is in reference to a joke he tells about Michael Jackson giving him a new name. Too funny!!!

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If You Don’t Support Michael Jackson’s Xscape You Don’t Get What He Stood For

And, quite frankly you’re missing out. There are more than a few bangin’ tracks on the CD and it’s much much better than the “Michael” project that was released a few years back. I am actually pleasantly surprised that I am so into this project. I didn’t expect to like it so much. My favorites are Loving You, Blue Gangsta and Love Never Felt So Good (the version without Justin Timberlake).

3 common reasons why some fans are not supporting the Xscape project:

  • Michael would not want his incomplete songs released. – How do you know? Have you talked to his ghost?
  • The estate is making money off of him. – Of course they are. They are also working their asses off for him too! Big deal! There’s nothing we can do about who’s getting paid. It’s not YOUR money, so why do you care so much? If you think you’re doing Michael a favor by damning any of his current and future projects; you’re mistaken. You’re adding to the negativity.
  • The family didn’t approve this project. – Ummm, did the family ever have any say in Michael’s solo projects? I don’t think so! Why would this project be any different?

In my opinion, the most important thing is that the Michael Jackson legacy stays alive much like that of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. Most of his fans are happily enjoying this “new” music. When Michael died a part of me died. Hearing new music is making me smile and that is something that I don’t do often enough. I feel happy! Michael lifts my spirits!

I was going to write what I’m sure would have been a long drawn out blog about what I think about the fan division on this project, but there always seems to be someone better at expressing my opinion. Besides, I don’t have the energy to waste.

Please read the statement below from a Michael Jackson fan that runs a Facebook group called All Mike Everything and then feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section.

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Click to buy Xscape on Amazon.com.

My Loves, I want to thank each and every one of you first and foremost for being as wonderful as you have been this past year and a half! Your love, support, input, and kindness is what has kept me going and I genuinely appreciate every kind comment, contribution to this page through art and shares, and beautiful compliment you have shared!

I have, however, decided to stop posting new things for an indefinite period of time. There are several reasons for this decision, but the one I feel I must be honest and open about is the fact that for me personally, there has just been too much in-fighting within the MJ fan base. We all have different lives, different opinions, different levels of devotion, and different ways of enjoying Michael, and I find it very ironic that some of the fans of a man who was so totally AGAINST being pigeon-holed and boxed into one way of thinking and creating would be so determined to do just that to his memory. The reason Michael Jackson became what he has become to so many different people is because he was a genius at FLUIDITY…. He could adjust himself to just about any situation. He was a person who could understand where others were coming from… even if he didn’t come from that place himself.

We are who we are. Everyone’s opinion of who MJ was, what he did, and how he did it was formed based on who we already were when we first discovered him. If you are a middle-aged white woman from the Midwest, your interpretation of MJ is bound to be completely different from a 16-year-old Black boy from Harlem, New York’s. There will be some things you can agree on, but other things the two of you can’t understand. Neither one is wrong… they are just different. A more spiritually-minded fan may have an entirely different interpretation of what Michael was than a person who is not very spiritually-centered, but loves dance. The same goes for this current issue of whether buying his new music is “right” or “wrong”. Depending on how your mind works, what you have been through, and your view of the world in general is, you can go either way on this subject. Whatever you decide doesn’t make you any less of a fan than the next person. If you love and respect Michael, and if he and his music has made ANY type of impact on your life, you ARE a fan. There is no bad or good fan. There is no “fan type” that is above any other. If you love him because you think he was the most gorgeous man ever, you are just as entitled to the label as a person who thinks he was a living, breathing saint. He displayed as much sensuality as he did goodness and both of those attributes were part of the same man.

We tend to want to break him up into the pieces that fit our agendas, fit our understanding of things, and fit what we are trying to say. Then we want to just toss the rest of who he was away if it doesn’t serve our purposes, or fit our pretty picture. Much like religious people do with Jesus and other faith-based figures. He WAS a Black man who didn’t see race before character, yet he did love and have pride in his ancestry. He WAS a man who had an abiding faith in God and a pure, angelic spirit, yet he got angry and used 4 letter words sometimes… none of these things made the others any less true. We are all multifaceted. I have no problem understanding that MJ was too. I can’t understand why it has become so political to be a fan of a man who just went with the direction his heart and his Creator led him in and just lived. He did what he believed in without chastising and frowning-upon every single person he met that didn’t happen to subscribe to his beliefs. I see so much of this and I am becoming disillusioned. More than anything, being a fan should bring you joy, and I can’t let these issues stop that for me. I hope you can understand. I don’t know if I’m alone in my thinking, and I am not accusing anyone of anything in particular. This is just my observation.

This issue isn’t the only factor in my decision, Loves. As I said earlier, there are a few. This is the only one that directly involved the MJ Fan-Family, though, and I think it was only fair to share it with you. I have done my very best to be fair, respectful, and kind. I have tried to teach a few things as well as be open to learning. I sincerely hope I have done that for the majority of you. Much L.O.V.E. to every one of you…. until we “Michael” again.

~Admin. “All Mike Everything”

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Sexual Orientation Not a Choice, but Remaining Ignorant About It Is

I am sharing this article because I am so tired of people I know saying being gay is a choice and wondering how children can know their own sexuality when they have not really experienced life. I knew when I was a kid that I liked boys, especially Michael Jackson 🙂 If you are gay and living life as if you are a straight person, that is a choice.  Sometimes it’s good to close the Bible and give other books, research and facts a chance.

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Click image to read heated Facebook conversation on this blog.

Scientists have found evidence to support the existence of a male genome which may influence homosexuality.

Dr Michael Bailey, from Northwestern University, studied 400 sets of twins to determine if some men are genetically inclined to be gay.

The study identified two areas on the male genome which appear to be linked to sexuality.

Bailey said: “Sexual orientation has nothing to do with choice. Our findings suggest there may be genes at play and we found evidence for two sets that affect whether a man is gay or straight.”

Researchers took blood from 409 homosexual brothers and heterosexual members of their family. It is known that siblings share around 50 per cent of their DNA, but it is possible they have a chance of sharing genes associated with sexual orientation.

While the findings revealed genetics accounted for around 30% to 40% of a man’s sexuality, the rest was based on social and environmental factors.

Read full story at – Gay Gene Discovery Suggests Sexual Orientation Not a Choice.

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Dangerous Lee’s Top 10 Picks of November 2013

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  1. People Who Don’t Cuss Make Me Sick!

  2. Why Do Men Love Video Games So Much?

  3. What I Am Most Thankful For in 2013

  4. Dangerous Lee’s Black All Day Every Day Sale!

  5. Book Review: Remember The Time – A True Intimate Look At Michael Jackson Through “Letters To Michael”

  6. Video: Have You Seen Our Childhood? Dangerous Lee & Senia Dance!

  7. Wentworth Miller Reveals His Struggle With Depression and Hiding His Sexuality

  8. The History Behind the Chicken and Watermelon Stereotype

  9. Why is Dangerous Lee’s Cat Yowling?

  10. I’m On The Waiting List – Ashton Kutcher’s Giving Face-to-Face Career Advice for $5!

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What I Am Most Thankful For in 2013

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  • What’s left of my sanity
  • Senia
  • My Mom
  • My Father
  • You
  • Government Assistance
  • Electricity
  • Cable/High Speed Internet
  • Mary Jane
  • My Car
  • My Sense of Humor
  • My Computer
  • Michael Jackson
  • My iPod
  • Common Sense
  • My Conscience
  • Sertraline
  • My Cat
  • Chris Ringler of Galesburg
  • David Michael
  • Dallivitta Thompson
  • Lamont Wright
  • Samuel Tedford
  • WordPress
  • WordAds
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