BLW Presents: New Book from Ryan Fu – The Hated Ones: Running with the Hunted



There is always been two sides to every story but usually when it comes to Hollywood, the media only shows one side of the story. The Hated Ones by new writer, Ryan Fu, shows the other side of the Hollywood scene. The entertainment industry is worth billions of dollars, which people want protect their valuable image but they can’t control the public, who want to know what they are doing in their daily lives. In comes the wolves of Hollywood, the paparazzi, who are willing to do anything to get that coveted shot that might be worth thousands of dollars. The Hated Ones is a collection of stories and poems from celebrity photojournalist, Ryan Fu, who was been in the industry for the last ten years. It’s a brand new perspective from the other side of the lens showing a different light to the entertainment industry. The story follows Ryan from his rough upbringing in the streets of Los Angeles to his time in the military fighting terrorists, then finally hitting the streets of Hollywood hunting world famous celebrities.

A wise person once said the purpose of life is to experience everything to in order to gain knowledge because knowledge is power.

So buy that ticket, shut up, and enjoy the ride!


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Garden by Mamamaitri (BLW Contributor)


Botanical Garden…Toyama, Japan 2007

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. ~ Hanna Rion



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Forget Me Not – Nate Dogg (The Hook King)



Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American singer, rapper, and actor. He was noted for his membership in rap trio 213 and his solo career in which he collaborated with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, 2Pac, Westside Connection, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ludacris and Shade Sheist on many hit releases. He released three solo albums, G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 in 1998, Music and Me in 2001, and Nate Dogg as a bootlegged album in 2003 and on CD in 2014

Nate Dogg died in 2011 in Long Beach, California, from complications of multiple strokes.

Credit: Wikipedia

The Onion Model of a Layered Image by Mataro Photographs (BLW Contributor)


Onions make me cry, that is why they are inspiring. While preparing for breakfast, the thought of a scene crossed my mind and I felt it needs to be drawn, before the scent slips out of my mind.
“Layering” by convention is an image with a dominant foreground and informational background. That definition alone is somewhat confusing to most of us. This Onion Model, lets us peel what is inside of a layered image, what is inside of it, how it could be made and how it is seen.

The secret to a more consumable onion of layers is the core. It must have a SUBJECT MATTER, the very essence of your shot. It should describe in one single sentence what you had just taken and made. If you cannot do it in a single comprehensive sentence, then your onion is stale. People may and will not digest what you are trying to cook. You might get fried by critics who are always in a perfect shooting condition.

A layered image, which has complexes and geometries is somewhat confusing and may pronounce unwanted elements. It should have a POINT-of- ENTRY , a primary subject that would introduce the viewer to the idea of the image. I should be concise, bright and clear. Spicy and immediately stings.

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Be Like Bacon (Knowledge is Power) – We’re all the Same



Forget Me Not – Anne Frank (An Unlikely Hero)



Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank (12 June 1929 – early March 1945) was a diarist and writer. She is one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her wartime diary The Diary of a Young Girl has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in the city of Frankfurt in Weimar Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Born a German national, Frank lost her citizenship in 1941. She gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published. It documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.


Artsy Fartsy – The Dream (Le Rêve ) by Pablo Picasso


Le Rêve (French, “The Dream”) is a 1932 oil painting (130 × 97 cm) by Pablo Picasso, then 50 years old, portraying his 22-year-old mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter. It is said to have been painted in one afternoon, on 24 January 1932. It belongs to Picasso’s period of distorted depictions, with its oversimplified outlines and contrasted colors resembling early Fauvism.

The erotic content of the painting has been noted repeatedly, with critics pointing out that Picasso painted an erect penis, presumably symbolizing his own, in the upturned face of his model.

Le Rêve was purchased for $7,000 in 1941 by Victor and Sally Ganz of New York City.

On March 26, 2013, the New York Post reported that Steven A. Cohen of SAC Capital had bought the painting from Wynn for $155 million. The price is estimated to be the highest ever paid for an artwork by a U.S. collector.

I Dream Of Imperfection by I Wish I was Called Steve (BLW Contributor)



I Dream Of Imperfection

I dream of an imperfect world
Where everything’s free to be broken

An i dream of an imperfect circle
An uneven line
An ain’t nothing on time
I dream of an imperfect world
Where everyone’s free to be open
I dream of an uncovered world
No masks no disguise
An it’s all a surprise

I wish we could all live free
From the infection of perfection
To which society measures its reflection
I wish you could see
What becomes when all you dream
Comes to be reality
No need to work no charity
Now you can greed openly
You’ll lose hope an you’ll lose faith
When every smile you see is fake

I fear a world that tries to stand
7 billion souls upon a single grain of sand
While one is left to rule and reign
While one is left to fuel the flame
And write history inside a single name
The use of truth becomes profane
The proceeding youth are not to blame
When they’re born into a world
Where all are not measured the same
And equality equals an unspoken shame

I hope for freedom to be
Something we all can obtain
No matter your wealth
No mind left on the shelf
I hope that all get to live
Before its too late
An none shall exist
In a state forced too wait
For your turn leading the line
Whilst you’re burning through time

I dream of an imperfect world
Where everything’s free to be broken
An i dream of an imperfect circle
An uneven line
An ain’t nothing on time
I dream of an imperfect world
Where everyone’s free to be open
I dream of an uncovered world
No masks no disguise
An it’s all a surprise

“imperfections are the soil upon which perfection grows”    – NotSteve

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Poetry Mondays – Spring by E.E. Cummings



Spring is like a perhaps hand

(which comes carefully out of Nowhere)

arranging a window,

into which people look

(while people stare arranging


changing placing carefully

there a strange thing


a known thing here)


changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps

Hand in a window

(carefully to and from moving



Old things,

while people stare

carefully moving a perhaps fraction of flower

here placing an inch of air there)


without breaking anything.

Always Be Yourself (Knowledge is Power)