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.

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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.

Block Blockers

John Cena believes immigrants union members should be able to true natives from jobs. Cena is enemy of the true Native American tribe of Florida. A Timucuan warclub to the head of this blockhead is the deserved reward. Upon review, Cena rates several thumbs down.

Thanksgiving in Spanish Florida?

St. Augustine, Florida, is the oldest US city and the oldest military outpost in the continental US (Puerto Rico is a US territory and was colonized earlier). In 1565, Pedro Menendez made friends with some tribes in Florida and the colony could have had feasts which included natives, but should a feast at a military outpost count as the first Thanksgiving. Technically, the French Huguenots were the first to make friends with the natives, but the colony was often at the point of starvation, so the act of feast is within doubt. The Spanish had committed many atrocities before any act of peace was broached, so you should consider that before giving Spanish Florida credit for establishing the first Thanksgiving. Read how the Spanish wiped out the Taino in Peurto Rico and ask whether even that territory deserves that award.

My Spanish family was here in Florida, before the Pilgrims, so the only thing that’s for sure is that Thanksgiving belongs to my family, in either case. I also have Huguenot ancestry, but I can’t truly claim one of those ancestors came to Florida, but there’s a slight chance. I also have Jamestown ancestors, so I’ve got that thanksgiving covered, too. I also have Native American ancestry, I’m doubly covered. Catholics seem to want a piece of Thanksgiving and want to claim Miles Standish, but I doubt he died Catholic and I’ sure he didn’t get a Catholic Last Rites. Reason for yourself whether Spanish Florida owns the first Thanksgiving, but a military outpost doesn’t get my vote. The Pilgrims consisted of families and Standish was the only soldier–and Thanksgiving is about families so I favour the Pilgrims; though, I had family in Spanish Florida, too.

The spirits of the dWARf are angry

Doctors raise the wrong form of spirit. Florida swarms with the angry red spirits of my ancestors. Beware the dWARf; she’s awfully scary bitch. It’s funny how all roads in Florida lead to me. The bittersweet tongue of anger spits thru forked tongue, but never speaks thru it. Delirium is such an interesting experience.

GONZO HISTORY

The second novel in my series-is fully gonzo. The first novel doesn’t dig as deep into history and my third novel may go a more traditional route. If I have one of the characters in my novel–write his own novel, I can use excerpts of the fictional novel. Placing a fictional element of you, the author, into the story is one element of gonzo and is technically the most important part. If you consider Hunter Thompson as the prototypical archetype then you must consider a psychotropic element qualifies as a secondary element. My second novel has the psychotropic aspect but I’m not sure the third novel will use such a style. Hunter began his career in Florida, so he fits my local theme. I’ve considered giving him a fictional illegitimate child and using this character a role in my third novel and if I let this character share the main character role–I may continue with the loopier style.

Historically covering the dwarf who came with Pedro Menendez–may be the way I go.