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From King to Odo and with Florida in between

Odo (René Murat Auberjonois) on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, is the great- great-great-grandson of Joachim Murat (King of Naples

and the brother-in-law of Napoleon Bonaparte. The two mention are shown on the outer edges in the image above and the other son (Prince Achille Murat of Joachim) is shown in the center. Prince Achille and his wife (the great-grandniece of George Washington), lived for many years in Florida and died here. My novels involve Florida trivia an I may rewrite a chapter using Odo and his shape-shifting abilities to allude to this Florida link. Gene Roddenberry attended the University of Miami, so I have another link there.

I have reason to believe my ancestor was a close friend of the eccentric prince.

The Sitcom Hub

The Big Bang Theory has been a reliably humorous show for several years, even though the quality has been declining. They’ve span off one show, but I suggest they use the comic book shop as Sam Drucker’s General Store. Frank Cady’s character appeared in Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, and The Beverly Hillbillies. Keven Sussman who plays Stewart even resembles Fran Cady who plays Drucker. A new show with comic book geeks could be a great spin-off.

Unwanted Followers and Traffic Flow

Some people want fake followers, I don’t. WordPress dumps some of the span-type followers and I dumped some myself, When I follow someone, I actively follow them and can only handle a limited few and I almost exclusively follow fellow authors because I want to pick up tips. About a dozen of my posts keep a steady stream of traffic to my site, but I rarely draw more than thirty a day. My site contains an Amazon link to my novel, so traffic brings better odds of a sale, but it’s still slim pickings. What affects the Google algorithm for searching besides the days’ news, I surely don’t know, but I’m certain the news plays a role.

Borderline Copyright Infringement

The song, High Hopes, comes from the movie, A Hole In The Head, and I alluded to the song, in my second novel. The following sentences refer to two recognizable elements, in the song:

Like the rubber tree plant, I’m immune to shock. Maybe an ant singing Sinatra could shock me, not much else.

I’ve decided to do a rewrite because I foresee a possible problem. The movie categorizes as Florida trivia; which, I heavily use, so I’ sort of bummed that I need to make the change, but better safe than sorry. The next line shows a symbol of high hopes, so the song was a perfect choice.

 

A Munster Sighting in Florida

Fred Gwynne, who played Herman Munster, spent part of his childhood in Florida. The actor is one of the many who made a pit stop, in my state. I may mention the actor, in the second novel.

Wikipedia provides the following credits for the picture:

Description: Photo of Fred Gwynne and Joe E. Ross as Muldoon and Toody from “Car 54, Where Are You?”.

Date On earliest date stamp, only 1962 can be fully read.
Source eBsy
Author NBC Television
Permission
(Reusing this file)
Pre-1978, no mark

Lurching Thru Florida

Ted Cassidy, who played Lurch, is one of the many celebrities who passed thru Florida. He went the  Stetson University in DeLand, Florida; and if course, he played basketball and football. I often allude to celebrities with connections to Florida, in my novels, but I haven’t added him yet, but may do so, soon. One piece of trivia about Cassidy which I recently learned–he voices the introduction to  The Incredible Hulk,  the TV series which starred Bill Bixby

The Collective

People are individuals and problems exist when others apply collective rules. Skin color doesn’t show who grew up with privilege and skin color doesn’t even always show a person’s ethnicity. I’m descended from a Native American tribe that is more native to Florida than a Seminole and I descend from early Spanish settlers, but I generally look like a White guy and my parents grew up below the poverty level. People have used Affirmative Action to steal jobs and other opportunities from me–a true native. Why did Obama get an edge? If your ancestor comes to America voluntarily–you should not get benefits and you should assimilate yourself because there is a big difference forced and voluntary assimilation.

The Florida Puerto Rican Parade and Festival happens, on April 29, 2017,  and I wonder how many of those attendees would hate-on me because I’m not an apparent Latino; though I share a similar heritage–I am to Florida, what a Puerto Rican is to Puerto Rico, with the notable, I live in m native land. Yes, I’m sure some, if not many would hate-on me because I have been hated on for my apparent ethnicity.

Description: picture of Jean-Luc Picard as Locutus after Borg assimilation.
Source:
picture from DS9: “Emissary”
Article :Borg (Star Trek)

A script idea for Peter Dinklage and Johnny Depp

Peter Dinklage would play a modern-day author and Johnny Depp would play a Huguenot ghost who recites his escape from the massacre at Matanzas and other perils. Dinklage would play another role–another ghost. A dwarf singer came with Pedro Menendez and this ghost will tell his own tale.

In my novel, Factions of a dWARf, a female dwarf is possessed due to a genetic memory drug. My third novel may use a dwarf author who recounts the stories of his ghosts. One element of my ideas is that the ghost of a normal sized man would be quite uncomfortable is a dwarf’s body. In the movie, The Train Agent, Dinklage played a character who was uncomfortable as a dwarf and the role I offer is similar. If the actors are interested in a movie based on real events, in the history of Florida, actors should give thought to my idea.

Floragan’s Wake

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce is a tough read the story revolves around the history and myth of Ireland. My novel, She-it, is similar in nature and revolves around Floria and an alternate title is Floragan’s Wake and the novel is difficult to edit. There is a debate about whether Finnegan’s Wake is a dream of one of the characters in the novel and I’ll clear the confusion by saying a dreamer is dreamed within a dream, like a television onscreen of television; my novel works the same way.