I was toying on Facebook, as I am quite known to do; when I stumbled across this music video starring Slim Shady.
At first I was taken aback by it. What the HELL? Is Eminem- copying me?
He’s running around as a super hero, looking a lot like Robin. Okay so once upon a time, I did a strange take on Harley. I coincidentally dyed my hair the same colors as the time Suicide Squad came about. He’s imitating a Batman-like superhero. I’m imitating a Batman-like supervillain, what gives?
Then there’s the yoga. I’m doing so much yoga, lately. The man is definitely. Most D E F I N I T E L Y copying me.
When a person in a bunny costume makes an appearance, I remember this GIF:
I created the above GIF to advertise my book, Life Imitates Art, Tier II: Dinner. It references a scene wherein I see bunnies hopping during a job interview as a manager describes a ping.
I shared Slim Shady’s post and I typed a bit of a joke before I noticed the release date. 2004.
This was the first time I had seen this video. I tried to let it go, but it haunted me. What is the universe trying to tell me? What do I know about Mr. Shady?
In the video, he says he’s obscene. He’s confiscating his CD from kids. What is up with that parental advisory, anyway?
Speaking of parental advisories. . .
If I were to rate my autobiographical fairy tale series, I’d give it an X. In knowing this, as the owner of a small publishing company; it would be in my best interest to do some research.
Does literature require the same type of advisory warnings as the audio-visual arts? Why or Why not?
According to this piece published in 2010 by NPR, ‘Music is rated by the artists who make it and their labels.’ I looked up a few things and found that there isn’t, really, a coalition of authors or publishers that can easily be found via a Google search engine who are readily labeling their content.
I found this website with readers who were rating content. There are parental advisory shelves on Goodreads. Then there’s this discussion from 2015.
Now. Back to me. Under my alias, Yolanda Paptie, I have written an autobiographical fairytale series.
Everything about those three words sounds innocent. There’s not a hint of shady in the context. While librarians may know where to put the books in their library; I honestly don’t want kids getting a hold of these titles and reading them without parental consent.
Growing up my mother would allow me to acquire just about any book I wanted and rather than read the book with or before me; she would require that I write a report on the thing. Books are acquired in the same mannerisms as – say – a CD, tape, blue ray video, or video game. Online, in stores, and sometimes traded.
In knowing that, I must commit to having some form of parental advisory notice for the explicit works that I’ve created.
Which is why I’ve chosen to include an adult content notice on all covers of works published by A Rosebud Rejoicing that are perceived by this company as unsuitable for children. Parents, if your child has a hold of a book with this label on its cover – I recommend confiscating or reviewing prior to allowing them to read the work.
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