A Social Media #Startup Using Usenet Concepts Fixes The Twitter Engagement Issue

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

There is a big flaw with Twitter, and that’s the issue of engagement. The only way to get pretty good engagement with a tweet is to respond in thought provoking way to something someone famous has already tweeted. It’s much more difficult to get high engagement if you’re just some rando tweeting along on your own account. Basing a social media startup on Usenet in the way I envision it would definitely fix that problem, I think.

With Any Creative Endeavor, You Have To Actually Do The Work #Screenwriting

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

The issue is, if you want to get anything done creatively, you have to put in the work yourself. I got really spoiled living in Seoul and so it has taken me nearly a decade to come to grips with the cold hard fact that no one gives a shit and I have to prove myself. This, despite being middle aged and it nearly impossible to do what I want to do.

V-Log: #Art In The Time Of #Trump #Screenplay #Writing

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I am simply not a good enough writer to accurately represent Trump in a screenplay. But maybe that might change once I finish something and then someone who is a better writer might be able to help me. Anyway, I talk about all this in this video. Enjoy.

Mulling A Screenplay Subplot Involving A Character Inspired By Alexa Chung

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

In my effort to flesh out this screenplay concept I dwelling on, I am struggling to think up different ways to make the story longer. One of the ways I think I could maybe make the story longer and interesting to boot would be something like this: people from our Hero’s background pop up and cause trouble. Mid-way through the story, someone like Alexa Chung pops up after she learns our Hero had, at one point, a huge celebrity crush on her.

Hilarity ensues.

At least, that’s the general concept. It’s interesting how quickly this story is flowing after ages and ages of it not flowing at all. But I need conflict, so this I keep thinking up the weirdest reasons why there might possibly be conflict given the construct of the scenario.

The scenario I’ve come up with is a doozy. Anyway. Whatever. It doesn’t matter unless I put the work in.

V-Log: Dwelling On #Writing A #Screenplay With Erykah Badu & Ilana Glazer In Mind

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

While I wait to save up the money to buy a high end digital camera, I’m developing a screenplay concept. While you’re not supposed to do this, I am writing at least two of the characters with specific people in mind. In this case, I’m thinking of Erykah Badu and Ilana Glazer. I really like both these women and so even though I might not say so explicitly in the screenplay should I ever get around to writing it, as I sketch the concept out I will have them in the back of my mind.

Anyway, I need to actually do the work to develop this screenplay concept. So watch these videos, they’re pretty interesting.

V-Log: A Really Long, Convoluted Monologue About Female Sexuality

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

This is what it is. You can like it or not. But it is interesting.

‘The Ballad Of Donald & Stormy’ — #Lyrics To A Woke #Folk #Pop Song

This is just an off-the-cuff attempt to tell a story.

The Ballad Of Donald & Stormy
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

well, these two love birds met up
for a low rent rendezvous
he said hi and she said yes
and before you know their clothes were off
soon enough she was spanking him with his Fortune
while he thought of Ivanka and prayed to God

before you could blink
he was running for president
desperate as can be he gave her his all
at least $130,000 of it
the funny thing about it all is
the men of God meant to protect us
didn’t give a shit
so here we are with Donald as prez
oh dear God

we’re dealing with a disaster
with every single day
so the fact that the president laid a porn star
gets lost in the commotion
but how is it possible that people don’t care
that Donald banged Stormy and he paid her
paid her to stay quiet
what has this world come to
that’s what I want to know

now the only thing I can say
is if we want change
we’re going to have to vote
make the blue wave real
but even then are we all doomed
are we all going to get screwd
just like Stormy got screwed by Donald
I’d like to hope think not
like to think we got more gumption than that
and that’s a fact

‘Toady’ — #Lyrics To Pop-Rock Song

This is just me bitching about Stephen Miller, Trump’s little toady. I’m angry about the situation in general and I’m venting.

Toady
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

he’s a little twerp
runs the president like a jerk
disrupts work of the people
thinking he can close Ellis Island’s doors for keeps
wants to grow up to be Goebbels
what are we to do
what are we to do

toady
that’s you little Stevie
you’re a toady it’s true
toady
what are you going to do?
what are you going to do?

thinks he’s got all the answers
thinks he can run the show don’t you know
but we all know he’s just a toady
he can huff and puff all he wants
in the end he’s through

the people will rise up in time
to make little Stevie eat our cake
we’re all in a rage for his head
one day it’ll arrive in haste
just you wait and see

toady
that’s you little Stevie
you’re a toady it’s true
toady
what are you going to do?
what are you going to do?

[bridge]
when this is all over
what are you going to do
go back under the rock
where you once lived
that’s my guess

now let’s go to the polls
we’re soon going to be on a roll
vote the Republicans out of office
we’ve got to, we’ve got to

‘Laid’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Pop-Rock-Rap Song

This is my attempt to write a Kanye West type song. I’m kind of full of rage about someone telling me to just enjoy the “humming” economy and get laid while Trump destroys the nation I love, so this is my attempt to, in verse, give a response. I have no beats and think of this as a first draft, but I think the concept is strong, if nothing else.

Laid
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

you tell me to enjoy the humming economy
get laid and forget it all

this is crazy, motherfucker
this is crazy can’t you see
Trump is destroying the nation we both love
you want me to flee but I won’t
you tell me to enjoy the hum job
that I’m forced to give
not going to slob Trump’s knob
I’m nobody’s bitch and I don’t snitch
I’m going to fight on the beaches
till the blood is drained from my body
there’s nothing you can say or do
to prevent me from going to the polls

you tell me just to get laid
you tell me just to get laid
like any woman I was with
wouldn’t want to give Trump a fit

the humming economy is Obama’s
I’m not going to slob Trump’s knob
fuck Trump and his ilk
why they tax the solar panels
as the world burns
we’re all in a lump of coal in space
burning fast under the sun’s heat

you tell me just to get laid
you tell me just to get laid
like any woman I was with
wouldn’t want to give Trump a fit

we’re all fighting the good fight
nothing is going to change while we’re in chains
going to the polls to make a difference
my sisters and brothers know the truth
we know what we got to do

you tell me just to get laid
you tell me just to get laid
like any woman I was with
wouldn’t want to give Trump a fit

‘A Blue Wave Is Comin” — #Lyrics To A Pop-Rock-Folk Song

I enjoy writing lyrics because it’s relaxing. No one cares about anything I write one way or another, so this is just me mentally masturbating. I just like to try to tell stories in verse, so you get this. This is about my hopes for the 2018 mid-terms.

A Blue Wave Is Comin’
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

things are looking dire
seems like all we can do is aspire
to a blue wave this year
something to bring back sanity
but who knows what will happen
all we can do is vote, vote, vote

a blue wave is comin’
a blue wave is comin’
that’s right
a blue wave is on its way
gunna blow Trump away

nothing seems to change
I watch events as they unfold on TV
when will my government return to normality
will I ever get to see anything change
or will the fascist when in the end
all I can say is believe
believe in the truth

a blue wave is comin’
a blue wave is comin’
that’s right
a blue wave is on its way
gunna blow Trump away

[bridge]
how they can keep a straight face
up on capitol hill while they lie
for a cheap thrill
I just don’t know

in the end
we’ll win my friend
that you can trust me about
we’ve got history on our side
let’s ride!

a blue wave is comin’
a blue wave is comin’
a blue wave is comin’
a blue wave is comin’