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What Jules Is Up To:
(Updated February 7, 2022)
(Updated February 7, 2022)
Last Movie Watched:
(Updated February 7, 2022)
I am replaying of my favorite games of all-time: Assassin's Creed Origins. It is great going back to play this after all the hours I spent to 100% both Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Assassin's Creed Valhalla. The content in Origins feels more purposeful and not "overdone." Valhalla feels like the game that never ends. Origins just feels satisfying. It is also great to play a game set in Africa where the devs put so much time, energy, and love getting it right. Ancient Egypt feels more alive and beautiful than any movie or history book could justice.
If the metaverse brings me the opportunity to live in places such as this... yes, please.
I must also say that while I LOVE the Assassin's Creed series, I need Ubisoft to get themselves together. Ubisoft, the developer of Assassin's Creed, vowed to make significant changes in the wake of their sexual harassment crises being exposed back in 2020. It is not acceptable that sexual harassment has reportedly still not been properly addressed in their company. C'mon Ubisoft, you folks are one of the only AAA companies creating diverse and exciting worlds for meaningful BIPOC leads and heroes. Please fire the harassers and bring in an expert team to fix your hiring, reporting, and accountability systems!
Oh, I also learned a rapper exists named Ski Mask the Slump God. What? I do feel kind of old when I realized my first thought was, "Why is my nephew listening to this?" LOL!
My dive into Juice WRLD and Ski Mask led me to Scarlxrd. I've decided I am NOT going to apologize for how much I am into Scarlxrd. I bought all of his albums and just found out he has a clothing line... I didn't realize Australia was bringing fire to hip hop. I would be down for adding rap battles to the Summer Olympics.
Last month, I watched a random movie on Hulu called, "Mother/Android." I don't remember much of the plot beyond there was an Android apocalypse and a pregnant couple were trying to escape from the US to one of the Koreas.
While, that is all that needs to be said about the plot, the standout moment in the film came near the end when they played this wonderfully beautiful and yet sad song. I spent way more time than I care to admit (more time than it took to watch the movie) trying to understand what I listening to and how I could immediately buy ALL of their music. The artist: Moses Sumney. The work of art: Doomed. If you absolutely want to make my year, send me tickets to a Moses Sumney concert please!
Moral of the story: The best part of Mother/Android was my introduction to the music Moses Sumney. You can skip the movie and just check him out!
EDIT: On second thought, watch the movie to support whoever made the decision to include music by Moses Sumney!
Jules Answers Your Questions
You are a lawyer, how did you learn to code?
I am self taught, but I have been learning my whole life. I started with HTML and later moved on to C++ then the Unreal Engine. There are a TON of free resources online if you are willing to take the time to learn. Coding is not as difficult as you think, especially if you are applying the information as you go. Just dedicate the time to learn.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I was a kid when Dr. Mae Jemison went to outer space, when Hon. Sharon Sayles Belton became Mayor of Minneapolis, and when Hon. Pamela Alexander became a judge in Hennepin County. This inspired me to want to be an astronaut, President of the US, and a judge.
Who is your favorite Jackson?
I feel like this is a loaded question. Janet Jackson made some great music in music in Minnesota with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Therefore, I have to go with Ms. Janet Jackson.
Her nephew, Jaafar Jackson, released a song last year that I really like.
What inspires you to continue to progress in your endeavors?
Dr. King once encouraged us to Keep Moving Forward. Gandhi inspired us to be the change we want to see in this world. I have a vision for my life and the systemic change I want to enact to uplift folks everywhere. Things that are worth doing aren't always easy and sometime the oddest obstacles stand in the way. But just like each of those heroes I listed at the top of this page, I have to keep moving forward. Perseverance is in the blood.
How to you avoid becoming cynical?
The glass is half full and each day is a new beginning. I am driven by optimism and I don't let the haters win. I can't control how others treat me or how folks treat one another, but I can stay positive and provide opportunities for people to be better and do better. However, when people fall below a certain standard of conduct they must be called out and held accountable. Sometimes life just throws insane curve-balls. I don't give up, I just pay close attention to the trajectory and I keep swinging. Eventually, I will hit one out of the park. Time keeps moving and ensures there is always a new dawn. In short: I have to stay positive and I can't afford to become cynical. There is too much work to do and it takes all of us to stay encouraged. Cry when you need to, but keep moving forward.
Who is the King of R&B?
This is another set up question. There are at least 100 people with legitimate claims to the throne.
I decided to survey my friends for the answer. I tallied up my friend's votes and came up with a top 4:
In terms of influence, no list is complete without Stevie Wonder.
If the question were about Neo-Soul, I would have an extremely hard time choosing between Maxwell and D'Angelo.
So, I pick them both.
Long live the King!