Found this beautiful poem called "In and Out of Time"

The sun has come.
The mist has gone.
We see in the distance…
our long way home.
I was always yours to have.
You were always mine.
We have loved each other in and out of time.
When the first stone looked up at the blazing sun
and the first tree struggled up from the forest floor
I had always loved you more.
You freed your braids…
gave your hair to the breeze.
It hummed like a hive of honey bees.
I reached in the mass for the sweet honey comb there….
Mmmm…God how I love your hair.
You saw me bludgeoned by circumstance.
Lost, injured, hurt by chance.
I screamed to the heavens….loudly screamed….
Trying to change our nightmares to dreams…
The sun has come.
The mist has gone.
We see in the distance our long way home.
I was always yours to have.
You were always mine.
We have loved each other in and out
in and out
in and out
of time.

When someone can make you feel like you had the best day after you were in a hit and run AND watched a Madea movie, you know it’s real.

The Number of the Beast

Although I am definitely in the minority, I thought A&E’s new Horror series “Damien” was unfairly ripped apart by critics.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the site that averages reviews of films and TV shows, “Damien” currently holds an 11% rating. 

11% is what any Tyler Perry “Madea” movie deserves. 11% should be the go-to figure for every new Adam Sandler movie that unnecessarily gets greenlit. 11% should be in the memo section of Kevin Hart’s paychecks. “Damien” was no masterpiece, but it certainly warranted more love than a measly 11%.

When A&E unleashed their prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s esteemed “Psycho” in 2013 with “Bates Motel,” I expected an immediate flop but have since gobbled my words. Now in its fourth season, thanks to strong performances by Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates) and Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), “Bates Motel” is a fantastic reimagining of the “Psycho” brand. 

Due to the success of “Bates Motel,” A&E clearly thought they could hit pay dirt twice by revitalizing another Horror classic and this time set their sights on “The Omen.” Where “Bates Motel” follows a young Norman, “Damien” revolves around the adult Damien Thorn (played by Bradley James) as he starts to realize his purpose in life.

“Damien,” which premiered on March 7, 2016, begins with the title character on his 30th birthday. While working as a war photographer on assignment in Syria, he sees visions of a mysterious old woman he cannot explain. When he returns home to New York, Damien continues to see visions of the old woman (she even appears in numerous photos he has captured) and is also haunted by repressed, traumatic events from his childhood. The memories Damien is experiencing are actual scenes from the original 1976 film “The Omen,” which is a nice touch since the series is being faithful to the movie that started it all.  

An interesting aspect of the show is that the audience knows more than Damien. Based on the history of “The Omen” franchise, the audience is fully aware that Damien is the Antichrist. Damien on the other hand has to learn he is the Antichrist and the visions are his first steps towards the truth.    

Two key supporting characters are hell-bent on making sure Damien embraces his destiny. After his important role on “The Walking Dead” as Hershel, actor Scott Wilson takes another stab at the Horror genre by playing John Lyons, a trusted guardian of Damien who looked after him during his time at the White House (remember, at the end of “The Omen” the president is holding Damien). Damien tells John about a woman, Anne Rutledge (sinisterly played by Barbara Hershey), he’s recently met who has told Damien he is the Antichrist. Given the recent weird occurrences, on top of the fact that Damien recognizes he inexplicably never gets hurt while others die around him in war-torn areas, Damien worries she is telling the truth and confides in John the omen Ann revealed. John quickly laughs it off and assures Damien he is not the Antichrist. However, unbeknownst to Damien, John is actually in cahoots with Ann and both are committed to protecting Damien so that he can fulfill his prophecy. Damien will need all the protection he can get since he is being stalked by a curious detective, the Vatican is out to assassinate him, and Damien himself is a threat because he refuses to accept his fate.

As you can see, there’s quite a bit going on in “Damien” and some critics seemed to think it was too messy. However, I can attest that the series was never hard to follow. Another grievance I read was that “Damien” was light on gore. I’m certain this particular critic never got passed the pilot episode because the show had some extremely shocking deaths. For instance, “Damien” featured the most brutal shower attack since 1960’s “Psycho” and an escalator death so in-your-face, it should keep frequent users off of them for quite some time.

Despite the negative reviews, “Damien,” which just concluded its 10-episode first season, will return for a season two. Considering I was always entertained, the cast was believable, and the writing was suffice, I am convinced that critics did not give “Damien” a fair chance. There are far worse programs on television that are more deserving of the ire “Damien” received.

Hopefully, word-of-mouth praise will help “Damien’s” small, but loyal flock of viewers grow before its second coming in 2017.  

Concert Update:
Sticking with the theme this week, you can have a devilishly good time at Slayer, Anthrax and Death Angel live at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO on September 22, 2016. Tickets are currently available through Ticketmaster.

know me better
  • 1. What is you middle name? jalel
  • 2. How old are you? 17 going to 18 
  • 3. What is your birthday? 24/18/1998
  • 4. What is your zodiac sign? capricorn
  • 5. What is your favorite color? BLACK.
  • 6. What’s your lucky number? 3,5,10,15
  • 7. Do you have any pets? i have a cat named LEO
  • 8. Where are you from? Tunisia
  • 9. How tall are you? 174 cm
  • 10. What shoe size are you? 40 in Europe, i think it’s 7.5 in us
  • 11. How many pairs of shoes do you own? too lazy to count right now
  • 12. What was your last dream about? i dreamed about killing my uncle
  • 13. What talents do you have? no talents, but i like dancing
  • 14. Are you psychic in any way? it’s not an episode of that’s so raven
  • 15. Favorite song? bts’s never mind
  • 16. Favorite movie? madea’s big happy family
  • 17. Who would be your ideal partner? someone who understands me
  • 18. Do you want children? nope.
  • 19. Do you want a church wedding? i’m Muslim
  • 20. Are you religious? naaah, i’m pretty chill
  • 21. Have you ever been to the hospital? since the say i was born, nope
  • 22. Have you ever got in trouble with the law? nope, nobody sees what i do ;)
  • 23. Have you ever met any celebrities? nop
  • 24. Baths or showers? showers
  • 25. What color socks are you wearing? none
  • 26. Have you ever been famous? i’m famous for being the dancing tall pervert in my school,does it count?
  • 27. Would you like to be a big celebrity? naaaah
  • 28. What type of music do you like? pop
  • 29. Have you ever been skinny dipping? no, na uh and nope
  • 30. How many pillows do you sleep with? 1
  • 31. What position do you usually sleep in? like a baby
  • 32. How big is your house? not big or small
  • 33. What do you typically have for breakfast? a banana
  • 34. Have you ever fired a gun? i wish
  • 35. Have you ever tried archery? i wish too
  • 36. Favorite clean word? sabotage
  • 37. Favorite swear word? bitch
  • 38. What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep? 2 days
  • 39. Do you have any scars? maybe
  • 40. Have you ever had a secret admirer? would it be a secret if i knew him?
  • 41. Are you a good liar? yeah
  • 42. Are you a good judge of character? kind of
  • 43. Can you do any other accents other than your own? i donno
  • 44. Do you have a strong accent? nope, just normal
  • 45. What is your favorite accent? British
  • 46. What is your personality type? weird, perverted, laughs randomly, has a bitch face if not smiling
  • 47. What is your most expensive piece of clothing? a coat
  • 48. Can you curl your tongue? i fail at this
  • 49. Are you an innie or an outie? innie
  • 50. Left or right handed? right
  • 51. Are you scared of spiders? yaaaaaaaaaas
  • 52. Favorite food? anything that is yummy
  • 53. Favorite foreign food? noods
  • 54. Are you a clean or messy person? messy but clean hhhh
  • 55. Most used phrased? “i’m done bye”
  • 56. Most used word? “horny”
  • 57. How long does it take for you to get ready? 10 minuts
  • 58. Do you have much of an ego? naaaah
  • 59. Do you suck or bite lollipops? i suck first then bite
  • 60. Do you talk to yourself? all the time
  • 61. Do you sing to yourself? yes
  • 62. Are you a good singer? no haha
  • 63. Biggest Fear? that i will get uglier
  • 64. Are you a gossip? i don’t like gossiping
  • 65. Best dramatic movie you’ve seen? have no idea
  • 66. Do you like long or short hair? both are amazing, but i kinda wanna go bold
  • 67. Can you name all 50 states of America? i can’t name 24 states of my own country
  • 68. Favorite school subject? english
  • 69. Extrovert or Introvert? in between
  • 70. Have you ever been scuba diving? nope
  • 71. What makes you nervous? stares
  • 72. Are you scared of the dark? kind of
  • 73. Do you correct people when they make mistakes? if it’s a serious one
  • 74. Are you ticklish? not at all
  • 75. Have you ever started a rumor? nope
  • 76. Have you ever been in a position of authority? do i seem like someone who could take responsibility
  • 77. Have you ever drank underage? nooooo
  • 78. Have you ever done drugs? nnever
  • 79. Who was your first real crush? i only have crushs on kpop idols,youtubers and random boys
  • 80. How many piercings do you have? one in each ear
  • 81. Can you roll your Rs?“ ….
  • 82. How fast can you type? depends
  • 83. How fast can you run? i can’t run
  • 84. What color is your hair? black and brown
  • 85. What color is your eyes? brown
  • 86. What are you allergic to? stupidity
  • 87. Do you keep a journal? nope
  • 88. What do your parents do? mom is a teacher in primary school, dad is a researcher and a principal of a museum 
  • 89. Do you like your age? nope
  • 90. What makes you angry? life
  • 91. Do you like your own name? yeah
  • 92. Have you already thought of baby names, and if so what are they? yeah, “sky, kai, hara, kara”
  • 93. Do you want a boy a girl for a child? non,can’’t handle children
  • 94. What are you strengths? idon’t know
  • 95. What are your weaknesses? myself
  • 96. How did you get your name?my aunt names me
  • 97. Were your ancestors royalty? ….
  • 98. Do you have any scars? maybe
  • 99. Color of your bedspread? white
  • 100. Color of your room? pink