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Join me as I prepare for one of the most promising events of my life, or rather my career lol

I bought fliers, cards, legalpads etc to fully embrace this experience 
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Which Wave Are You Headed

Reminiscence back to that 80s flick, where you see Tom Cruise speeding down the freeway on his motorcycle in Top Gun (I left it a little blurring to give it that retro feel). 

When you look back to the eighties it is as if your looking directly into a world of science fiction. Think about it; the movies, the style, lol the hair, and the many innovations and inventions in technology. But what’s most scientific about this era is the music, and the immortal legacy it left behind. I’m not talking Sweet Dreams, Beat it, or When Doves Cry. I am speaking about that new wave, that retro they call the New Retro Wave.

For the last two weeks, I have been hardcore listening to eighties electro music, particularly something called Retro Synthwave or New Retro Wave. I guess it’s a thing, because to me it is a thing. It makes me think of lasers, sci-fi books and movies, which brings me to my point. The eighties were the prime era of Science Fiction novels and movies; Terminator, Explorers, Blade Runner, and of course Star Wars, and my unsurpassed favorite Alien. These films set the tone for writers like me. It was a foundation, a fresh wave of creative stories. And the titles chosen were very simple because they spoke for themselves, no complications or exaggeration at all. Today it’s hard to choose good titles because our predecessors got first pick of the very simplistic ones.

Let’s not forget James Cameron gave us iconic female characters such as, Ripley and Sarah Connor, Lucas awarded us with my ❤ Princess Leia, and their stories were organic, unique, and most importantly character development wasn’t an issue.

Sci-Fi movies and novels of the eighties had the advantage of being written during an infinite era, where technology was changing, evolving. A time where young people were finding new ways to live. An era that produced geniuses. And a time when culture became as modern as it had ever become. 

As for technology, there were all these perceptions, designs, and predictions of where it could leave us as human beings, hence the fresh concepts of flying cars, colonized moons, and laser-firing weapons. The fact we had to wait over thirty years for VR headsets and hoverboards was a fatality, but hey no empire is built in a single decade. Honestly, I don’t consider those “hoverboards” as real hoverboards. Where’s the hove?

When it comes to this retro electric music, I feel as if I’m lost in space, aboard the Millennium Falcon. Not fighting in any battle, just enjoying the endless starlight sky of…space

The beams, laser sounds, and hymns of other illustrious sounds related to the universe elevate my mind, striking me into trance from where I cannot and will not escape. My body bounces. My fingers twitch as if playing the keyboard.

Synthwave is a retro electronic music genre reviving 80s beats. Its popularity has grown in recent years, and while not mainstream yet, the synthwave has become notorious. The assistance of modern computers has provided retro electronic with the necessary instruments needed to manipulate a more advanced tone, while still retaining its past organic flow. 

Augusta Julia Victorem 

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“They ain’t see shit, we ain’t say shit, so it ain’t shit” – Tommy and Tasha, Power.

Today marks my bestest friend’s birthday, the big 21! In my book Julia is the champion of best friend’s, on a personal level that is because I have gone through so many close friends. Those “friends” can’t even compare, in short she is the best friend I have always wanted.

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This past month has been full of the days I continually prayed for, where she is living her dreams and basking in endless happiness. Needless to say this woman has never done nothing that DID NOT exceeded my expectations. I have always been left stunned, amazed, and outwitted by her resilience, dedication, honesty, and above all else her ambition. She can be cold and ruthless, but I love her all the same. Julia Walton is a conqueror, natural born leader, hustler, and renegade! #facts 100%

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We share a variety of different values, beliefs, and morals, but just as much common traits. Like any true friendship we have had up and downs, trials, and tribulations but remain close. The one thing that’s never really been a problem is the distance, we live hours away and remain as close as two peas in a pod. We inspire each other. We are partners in crime. I pray that in 50 years we are still just as close, sipping margaritas in the old folks home hahaha

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I say embrace your inner basicness because you only get one great, basic white girl in your lifetime. Julia’s traits has become mine, I have adopted many things from her such as, coffee, veganism, health, exercise, Vlogging, candle shopping, and much more! I wouldn’t trade any of the experiences she has given me, being her best friend is the greatest gift this universe has offered me. I embrace it.

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Your not just a friend, your family! I love you, Happy Birthday Mama 😊👏💯🍾🍷🍾🍷🍾🍷🍾🎁👑

Details surrounding my Second Book

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Renegatus

Previously written in 2010. Edited in under 24 hours, and released from me to you in 12 hours may I present my new anthology Renegatus!! 

Written and translated by me, Timothy Mason, but the events depicted were witnessed by my alter ego, Ravengaddafi. For those who have read A Principality of Bullets you know him as the most infamous historian. 

He is a man of mystery, darkness, and pure cunning. Ravengaddafi is the first scholar, or person for that matter to travel across not only time, but a variety of different universes, galaxies, and dimensions.

So join him on an adventure of four crazy stories of renegade princes and righteous men striving for revenge, conquest, justice, and deception.
Enjoy!

And remember beware, for every hero is a villian, and every villain a hero

Link below, you don’t need a kindle device only the Kindle app to read. Kindle app works for all phones, android and iPhone! 😊

Renegatus by Timothy A Mason

Just A Random Thought of Meaning

Know that your only limit is you. No one can limit you and don’t let anyone limit your dreams. And always remember the sky is not the limit, the universe is your limit. But remember the universe is expanding, meaning your dreams are limitless. 🎖🎗

Learn. Grow. Evolve. 😊😁

Your destiny begins on the railway, and ends on the railway, but if you achieve true freedom you never leave the railway. Instead you become the conductor, you become the master of your own fate. Chasing the stars at your own pace, but be weary about time. Time is short, yes, however, don’t rush too fast or too slow. Move at the right time, right pace! Life is chess not checkers 🃏

Your soul and spirit meet on a bridge by the Waterfall, where a duel of fate begins. Do you surrender to divinity or humanity? 🤔

The Exiled Generation

As far back as I can remember I been looking for something, for a place to belong. A place to call my own. I realize now after all these years I was looking for was myself, not a place, a home, or even a kingdom of my own.

Touching upon a previous discussion, generations are overrated. The years categorizing them is overrated. The personal experiences of people from every era, time period, and generation have been perceived in a different way. And there is always that rare breed of folk who feel like they don’t fit in with their current generation.

Millennials are not tech savvy, we are technology dependent” says a fellow Millennial.

Millenials range from 1980 to 2000. Now think about that closely. There is a twenty year gap within the generation. A person born in 1989 like me would have a very different experience post-September 11th than a person born who is born in 1997. A person born in ’97 would be too young to process it. Their mind is not fixated politically or religiously like a twelve year old boy, who has some sense of maturity and knowledge, but is still not as politically savvy. However, he or she surely has enough sense to phantom what may happen

A critic would describe millennials as constant selfie-takers, obsessive texters, and selfish. That’s bullshit. While there is that bad turd in the bunch, there is always a bunch who strive for greatness. My two best friends hustle daily between working, schooling, interning, and various side projects. The three of us believe in conquest, dreams, and settle for nothing less.

We take selfies because we value memories

We text because we’re busy

We’re selfish because conquest requires ruthlessness. No kind man in history ascended to his throne by simply by grace.

On an individual basis, I prefer regular language as opposed to slang, both when talking and texting. I am not emoji savvy either, I tend to use the same ones over and over, often in the wrong place, and replace emojis I don’t know with words. If someone sent me a word text with an emoji I don’t recognize attached, I’ll research the definition. I distaste the whole “cloud” initiative. I am very cautious about the whole setup and never want to risk losing important files, and yes, I know I can backup my backups, which I do, but it’s just easier for me to insert a drive and copy my document.

Truthfully texting is the most unenjoyable, confusing, ineffective form of communication, in my experience. Maybe that why they invented emojis, but even still…look I just prefer voice calls. I enjoy the voice because unlike words, the tone of a person will tell you how their feeling, if their ingenuine, if their enjoying the conversation etc.
As much as I am socially-awkward I do enjoy a good conversation. Voice calls are more beneficial because obviously its quicker.

The funny thing about when liking a girl and chatting over text, a man can’t reply too quick or too slow. Me I always fuck that shit up, but let’s be honest if you like somebody and want to be in their life isn’t it really that wrong to make yourself so available, I don’t believe so. Sadly, not many share this same belief. When I like a woman, I mean really enjoy her company I can have a discussion with her all day, about random shit too. Initially I take what I have observed about the female, beginning their and with hope desire to learn more about said woman. The female mind is one of the most fascinating things about humanity.

I consider it a world wonder, and one of the most attractive things a woman can offer a man is her intelligence. I adore a smart woman, especially one who can teach me things, and not just sexually. A woman can talk me into bed. Just conversing with an intelligence woman can turn me on; the things she says, the knowledge she possess, and her dreams and inspirations and commitment to advancement.