Next Novel Giveaway Day Coming Soon

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Dear SciFi fans,

I’d like to begin by thanking everyone who tunes in to my blogs; whether this one or my other at; https://detectivemaxxzeqsterscreepycrawlyamazingadventures.wordpress.com/. I’d also like to thank everyone who has read one or all of my books; I hope you’ve enjoyed them.

It has been a joy to create Maxx Zeqster and Sesla…The Enchanted Planet, and a pleasure to write my Maxx Zeqster Creepy Cases series.

It is an honor to have occasional novel giveaway days when I offer free downloads of my books. Soon, I’ll offer The Dunjyn Asylum Escape for a day of free downloads. Stay tuned to my blogs for the exact day.

The Dunjyn Asylum Escape

The Dunjyn Asylum Escape on Kindle

Here’s an excerpt from my book; Rydon Nekuma, the sailor and Pirtt-Coterie is ill and has admitted himself into the hospital at Tos-Xiron—the sea village on Sesla.

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Morning; Thirteen Days Ago

Dr. Zewio entered Rydon Nekuma’s room. “How are you feeling?” he asked as he reviewed the charts.

Rydon painfully replied from his hospital bed, “A little better. Last night was scary. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.”

Dr. Zewio replied, “Your fever was very high last night. It is lower today. How is your rash? Let me have a look.” He rolled back Rydon’s blanket. “Your rash is a little better. It isn’t as red as was reported last night. It seems to cover both of your hands, arms, and much of your torso.” He paused to check the charts again. “How did you acquire doxer fever?” he asked.

Rydon was shocked as he stated, “That’s impossible! I don’t have doxer fever.” Suddenly he remembered the storm. “While being distracted by a storm and my financial concerns, I unloaded the fish and doxers from my boat without my gloves. The doxer’s ridged dorsal fins stabbed me several times on both of my hands. I didn’t even notice. I was so distracted,” he said as a panic began. He looked at Dr. Zewio with horror. “Am I going to mutate?” he asked as he trembled.

Dr. Zewio replied, “At this point, I couldn’t say. Doxer fever is a little different for each patient. When did you encounter the doxers?”

Rydon replied as he trembled from fear, “Maybe two weeks ago. I’m not really sure.”

Dr. Zewio was surprised as he replied, “Usually the doxer’s venom reacts much faster than that. With many victims, it’s instantaneous. Your symptoms are developing much slower than usual.”

Rydon replied as he trembled, “I had a small case of doxer fever once before. I only got a small rash. It was nothing.”

“That could explain it. You might have some resistance to the doxer’s venom,” he said with hope.

Rydon looked hopeful as well. “Do you think that will help? Do you think that will stop me from mutating?” he asked as he trembled.

Dr. Zewio responded, “Only time will tell. For now, I’m going to keep you one more day and continue with the medications that I have you on. Your symptoms should go into remission, at least for a while. Again, only time will tell.”

Terror gripped him as he said, “You mean, I’m going to be sick again?”

Dr. Zewio replied, “I’m afraid that’s the nature of doxer fever. The symptoms seem to repeat. We will get you feeling better and send you home.” He quickly exited the room.

Instantly, he recalled Lyndi’s doxer fever. He thought, “Her condition has slowly progressed to the point that she is in Dunjyn Asylum.” He was horrified. He began to imagine and fear the horrific possibilities of his mutations…

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What kind of situation is Rydon in? What is doxer fever? Just how disgusting is a doxer fever asylum? Read my books and see.

My giveaway is in a few days. Stay tuned to my blogs and twitter for the exact day. Thanks for tuning in. J. A. Ireland.

Sesla — The Goddess

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Dear Scifi fans,

My name is J.A. Ireland. I am a Seslean of the Miflixx-Coterie. I live in beautiful downtown Kinkorx with my family. I am a professional writer and sports commentator. I write articles for several newspapers and magazines. My office is on the 12th floor of the beautiful Grexenn Building in downtown Kinkorx. From my large, windowed, high-rise office, I enjoy a spectacular view of the morning sunrise over the multicolored desert. The view from my office desk, with my morning tea, is breathtaking. My office is near The Mesnuk Stadium Downtown. I can see the spectacular structure from my window. This is the home of the Kinkorx Horned Hares, our professional mesnuk team.

Kinkorx The Metropolis of the Seslean Desert

Kinkorx; The Metropolis of the Seslean Desert

Kinkorx is a bustling and beautiful, magical desert city. She is the delight of Xcuymir Territory. Xcuymir Territory is one of the mysterious and breathtaking territories of the desert region on Sesla.

I would like to tell you about the mystical planet; Sesla. I would also like to tell you about her beloved coteries. I will begin by sharing a secret with you. Before time was measured, when the Croster Slux Solar System formed, the Whirlpool Galaxy gave the sun the task of naming the planets. The fifth planet in the solar system balked at this absurd idea. She wanted to choose her own name. The sun, of course, did not agree. The very bold fifth planet stood her ground. Eventually, the sun conceded and gave the planet her wish. She chose the name Sesla, which means “Enchanted Planet.” It’s a charming name, don’t you think?

Sesla is a beautiful, small planet. She is the fifth planet from her sun of twelve undersized planets. These planets all know each other very well, and are close friends.

Whirlpool Galaxy

Whirlpool Galaxy

The Whirlpool Galaxy, where the Croster Slux Solar System spirals inside and Sesla spirals within it is a bright galaxy. She is much brighter than her friend the Milky Way. The Whirlpool Galaxy is 23.5 million light years away from its neighbor and close friend, the Milky Way. These two galaxies have always had a bond.  They are very good friends. The Whirlpool Galaxy is a very friendly galaxy, and it has many other friends in the vast universe as well.

Her other planetary friends in the solar system all support life. However, their planetary life is much different from the life on Sesla. Sesla’s perfect climate and terrain allows its remarkable citizens to evolve, live, and thrive.

Due to Sesla’s beloved inhabitants, her magical animals and plants, and her diverse regions, she  is a happy planet that is teaming with personality and life. On this beautiful and dreamlike planet, the coteries have evolved to be the dominate species because of their adaptability to the hot, dry climate of the deserts, as well as the cooler, damp, rainier climate of the wet lands. Most of the spectacular residents of this beautiful planet would agree, Sesla is a mystical planet with a character of her own.

Sesla is proud of her beloved coteries, her desert terrain, her seacoast, her seas, and her wet lands. Each spectacular feature on this magnificently beautiful planet has its own exceptional features and unique splendor. She is delighted by and cares immensely for her beloved inhabitants. Her many clans of citizens refer to themselves as coteries. Her beloved coteries form the attractive population of this picturesque planet.

All coteries have attractive leathery skin. Their skin has an alluring appeal. Their pleasing complexion, along with their thick, wavy, flowing hair, adds to their attractive nature.

Sesleans have two arms and hands with five fingers. They have two legs with fin like feet. They have a miniscule dorsal fin that runs down the center of their back. The fin splits at their lumbar, and continues down the back of both of their legs. It is more visible on some coteries and less on others.

They have a sharp row of bone in the entrance to their mouths. This serves them well for biting and tearing of their food, which they then swallow.

Their young hatch from eggs.

The Mesnuk Stadium Downtown in Kinkorx

The Mesnuk Stadium Downtown in Kinkorx Home of the Kinkorx Horned Hares

The many coteries of Sesla are, by their very nature, a very athletic race. For this reason, the global sport, mesnuk, is extremely popular. Actually, mesnuk is the only sport on Sesla. There are numerous professional mesnuk teams and stadiums positioned throughout our planet. Almost every school and town has its own mesnuk team and field.

Mesnuk is a very simple, fast-paced team sport that young coteries learn and play during childhood. Competitions begin during youth and go to the professional level. Mesnuk is simple with full contact. There are two separate seasons in the sport. The first is “The Set of Games,” followed by “It’s the Rallies.” The winner of “It’s the Rallies” is the Sesla Mesnuk Champion. In the sport, there have never been pads allowed, and there never will be; the sport is simple and brutal.

Sesla’s very proud and spectacular citizens have evolved to permit walking upright and the wearing of very fashionable clothing. They are educated at many different universities, some more prestigious than others. Some become judges and law enforcement personnel, while others choose to be astronomers, aviators, doctors, and scientists, just to name a few. Others prefer different forms of employment that allow for lesser levels of education. There is no end to the different professions on Sesla.

The clans of Sesla group into different coteries. In the desert territories, the residents are the Razion-Coterie, KyMox-Coterie, Miflixx-Coterie, and the Pirtt-Coterie. The Razions are the highest status and the tallest, while the Pirtts are the lowest status and the shortest. The others fall in between. Joyously for the Razions, they are the tallest coteries on Sesla. Unfortunately, for the Pirtts, they are the lowest, in both status and height of the coteries on Sesla.

In the desert territories, the Joxel is the financial currency.

Sesla’s desert terrain has its own unique beauty. The natural beauty of this area is picturesque. The desert offers unlimited ancient and unusual stone formations, as well as a multitude of natural desert flowers that add to the scenic beauty. The multicolored sand adds to the picturesque splendor of the vast, ancient, unchanging desert.

Sunset in Sesla Desert

Sunset in Sesla Desert

Her desert sunsets are also quite spectacular. The sky seems to light up with majestic colors as her sun sets. Due to the picturesque desert views, many artists through the centuries have taken great pleasure in painting her alluring desert landscape. The picturesque views of this magical and mystical desert are infinite.

The desert terrain also offers hills and valleys, beautifully breathtaking canyons, along with other rolling picturesque desert topography. The desert terrain is teaming with an abundance of enchanted plants and animals. Many of the captivating and mystical desert plants have beautiful, fragrant flowers.

Many of Sesla’s beloved coteries live in the desert climate. They are more comfortable in the very dry, desert climates. These inhabitants prefer living in the beautiful, scenic, desert topography with all of its spectacular colors. The alluring mystery of the ancient stone formations, along with different colored desert sand, is pleasing to them. These coteries seem to enjoy the many varieties of aromatic, flowering plant life in the desert. They seem to appreciate the absence of rain that characterizes the very hot and dry desert terrain on Sesla.

The buildings in the desert are not as impressive as the wet land buildings, but they are still very beautiful. Many desert structures are older stone and bricks structures. Many of the desert residents use adobe bricks with stucco to build their homes and structures.

The residents with more Joxels have also constructed lavish stone fronts and spectacular stone columns on their buildings.

The two largest and most majestic desert cities are Kinkorx and Wyluxx City. They are both very vibrant desert cities that offer much splendor and lifestyle opportunities for their coteries. The desert coteries that built these cities have also used advanced architecture in their designs. They built these weather resistant structures using ancient desert stones as well as adobe bricks and stucco fillers. The magnificently crafted stone columns that grace the front of many businesses in the desert cities are stunning to view. The skill that is required to create these artistic column fronts and other stonework is considerable.

The most advanced and astonishing structure in Kinkorx is The Mesnuk Stadium Downtown. With its state of the art enclosed design, it is the pride of Kinkorx. The Kinkorx Horned Hares have the pleasure of calling this incredibly designed and built mesnuk stadium their home.

Wyluxx City enjoys its own mesnuk stadium. The exciting Wyluxx City Stadium is a tribute to the ingenuity of the Wyluxx City engineers and builders. The Wyluxx City Generals enjoy calling this mesnuk stadium their home.

The desert coteries have also built many other beautiful and extraordinary homes and businesses in several other rural cities in the desert territories. The care these coteries take in their landscape work is equally inspiring. The many homes and businesses in this climate reflect this ingenuity.

The many roadside parks in the desert territories also display these talents. When driving along the many well-maintained desert roads, there are numerous lavishly designed pullovers. They are for resting, as well as enjoyable viewing and painting.

Marina at Tos-Xiron

Marina at Tos-Xiron

In the seaport territory, the residents are the Iinzler-Coteries. The Iinzlers are the native coteries of the seaport. They are the merchants and boat owners, as well as landowners. The Iinzlers mostly own and operate their charming little fishing and resort town. There are exceptions to that rule, but they are few. The Iinzlers are of reasonable status due to their business skills and average height. They tend to be very intolerant with their non-native renters and visitors. They are an impatient and unforgiving group of coteries.

In the seaport territory, both the Joxel and the Mylux are accepted currencies.

Sesla’s seacoast features a popular, quaint, fishing village named Tos-Xiron. With her beaches, waterways, and beautiful parks, it is a remarkable sight. Many of Sesla’s beloved coteries have made this seaport their home.

Tos-Xiron is the only town on Sesla’s sea and the only seaport. Each day, many coteries make their living fishing Sesla’s mysterious waters from this charming seaport.

The coteries of Tos-Xiron enjoy mesnuk at their own stadium. Jyitsen Stadium is the home of the Tos-Xiron Doxers. The Mighty Doxers have yet to win a Sesla Mesnuk Championship. Actually, they never seem to go very far in, “It’s the Rallies.”

Builders constructed Tos-Xiron on both, Sesla’s land and sea. This charming fishing village is nestled south of both the wet land territories and the desert territories. It lies on the Sesla Sea between the two contrasting areas of this inspiring and intriguing planet.

Due to Tos-Xiron’s midpoint location, it not only draws its own coteries, the Iinzlers, but others Sesleans as well. Tos-Xiron’s buildings and structures reflect the mixed cultures of the Iinzlers, as well as all of Sesla’s other coteries.

Builders constructed many charming homes and businesses using adobe bricks and finished with a stucco exterior, other structures have stone fronts. These buildings exist on the beautiful, multicolored sandy terrain.

There are also numerous homes and businesses constructed directly on the Sesla Sea. These buildings are brilliantly designed and built in a variety of ways to accommodate their watery foundations. Many of these homes float on floating supports, while others are constructed on stilts.

There is also a vast amount of boardwalks in Tos-Xiron. The numerous walkways accommodate the local residents, as well as the many tourists that wish to enjoy a day on the waterfront.

One Species of the Deadly Sea Doxer

One Species of the Deadly Sea Doxer

There is a main harbor with numerous boats docked seemingly everywhere. Residents also own many types of watercraft on other areas of Sesla’s seas, waterfronts, lakes, and streams.

Sesla’s seas are not only beautiful and mystical they are teaming with marine life. Her magical seas have a variety of native fish as well as its very own predator. The sea doxer is the unchallenged, dominating predator species that lives and thrives in Sesla’s vast oceans. The doxer has existed since the beginning of Sesla herself.

The doxer is an elongated eel-like sea creature that lays eggs to reproduce. It has two pectoral fins for steering, and a tail fin for forward motion. It also has a large webbed dorsal fin that begins at the doxer’s forehead just above its two eyes, and runs along its back, all the way to its tail fin. The dorsal fin is sharp and ridged.

The doxer has a sharp row of bone in the entrance of its powerful mouth for cutting and tearing of its food, which it swallows.

The sea doxer is equipped with two venomous weapons that quickly subdue its attacker or prey. The first is its saliva. The doxer’s salivary glands secrete a solution consisting of enzymes, mucus, protein, water, and poison when biting. The second venomous weapon is the ridged, very sharp, dorsal fin. The doxer’s dorsal fin is hollow, and serves as a series of hypodermic needles to deliver the same type of poison as found in its saliva to fight off its attacker. Once the attacker or prey is bitten, pricked, or scratched, the poison’s effects quickly result.

Reactions to the doxer’s venom may vary. If a foolish or unfortunate Seslean, or sea creature, is poisoned, sometimes the poisoning only results in a simple rash or fever, for the lucky ones. For the numerous Sesleans and sea creatures that have engaged the doxer, or have been attacked by the doxer, whether accidently, foolishly, or as prey, the resulting illness is doxer fever.

Doxer fever is widespread throughout Sesla. It sometimes causes a paralysis, but usually causes a psychosis that includes prolonged bewilderment, mania with delusions, hallucinations, incoherence, and distorted perceptions of reality. The worst cases of doxer fever exhibit these mental illnesses, as well as very alarming, frightening, and horrifying mutations. There are several mental hospitals and asylums on Sesla that attempt to treat and accommodate the worst cases of doxer fever. The prisons on Sesla are also plagued with criminals that are nothing more than doxer fever victims that turned to crime.

In the wet lands, the residents are the Qirdotz-Coterie and the Zepler-Coterie. The Qirdotzs are the more prominent and the best-educated coteries on Sesla. They are also the best athletics. With all of this going for them, over time they have adopted a very arrogant, self-righteous, and even snobby attitude. Their sharp, condescending manner makes them very difficult to associate with in social and work environments. The Zepler are the taller of the two coteries. They enjoy their own prominence as well. They are simply not equal to their wet lands neighbors, the Qirdotzs.

In the wet lands territories, the Mylux is the financial currency. Mylux are worth more than Joxels by 15 percent. At many establishments, Joxels are grudgingly accepted.

Wet Lands Waterway

Wet Lands Waterway

Sesla’s wet lands consist of picturesque hills and valleys, spectacular waterfalls, rolling countryside, abundant woodlands, farmlands, marshes, bogs, swamps, and waterways. The wet lands are teaming with enchanted plants and animals.

Sesla provides a considerable amount of rainfall for the plants and animals, as well as coteries in the wet lands.

Many of Sesla’s beloved coteries are in the wet lands. They prefer the very marshy, boggy, waterways of the wet lands. In addition, many coteries enjoy the fertile farmlands there as well. They seem to prefer the cooler, damper, rainier weather in this area. They also seem to appreciate the abundant aquatic plant life and creatures that the wet lands offer.

The Qirdotz-Coteries thrive in the wet lands, and are a very brilliant and influential clan. They are the best and brightest, and their wet lands architecture reflects it. They are the dominant species.

The Zepler-Coteries also reside in the wet lands. They are less intelligent and educated than their Qirdotzs neighbors. However, they are also part of Sesla’s upper class.

Sesla’s wet lands residents are better educated and have more prestigious occupations than the desert and seas dwellers. The area highlights these advantages. The wet lands also feature beautifully constructed cities. The Qirdotzs largely created these works of art.  The two most beautifully impressive and best-loved cities in the wet lands are Guytic City and Kvyutt. These two magnificent cities are the pride of the wet lands. Their marvelously designed buildings are simply brilliant. The creative architectural design that the Qirdotzs used to build the magnificent buildings in these two cities is incredible.

Guytic City also boasts its own very impressively designed and constructed mesnuk stadium. Qashlet Stadium is the home of the Guytic City Fighting Tobacco Farmers. Many Sesleans refer to them as simply the Tobaccos. The Tobaccos have won the Sesla Mesnuk Championship many times.

Kvyutt contains its own professional mesnuk stadium. The Kvyutt Travelers call the Kvyutt Stadium their home. The travelers do not enjoy the same success as the Sesla Champion Tobaccos or their extravagant home stadium.

The wet lands have an abundance of magnificent and creative buildings and roads. There seems to be no end to the wet lander’s design ideas in these towns and cities. The buildings and roads accommodate their unique water climate. Many of them float on the water or are on stilts above water.

There are also many other impressive cities and towns in the wet lands regions that reflect the many influences of the Qirdotz-Coterie. The other unique towns have their own special structures depending on how much water there is in their community. There seems to be no limit to what the clever and smart Sesleans of the wet lands can conceive and build.

Sesla’s roads throughout the territories are also an engineering marvel. The inhabitants of Sesla are very good at building and maintaining splendid thoroughfares.  Due to the superb road system, the most popular way for Sesleans to travel from city to city is by vehicle. Vehicles are very popular on Sesla, and their diversity is numerous.

Sesla also features a daily aircraft transport system that connects the natives of this intriguing planet. Each day, numerous cargo planes fly back and forth from city to city, carrying cargo. The trade on Sesla is extensive. The cargo planes also carry a limited number of passengers as they commute.

Maxx Zeqster's Private Detective Badge

Maxx Zeqster’s Private Detective Badge

Sesla’s territories have their own government, as well as their own laws. Each territory has their elected officials, as well as their own court system, which enforces their local  laws. Sometimes these different regional laws can cause controversy and arguments between the territories.

Sesleans engage in many different types of activities. In fact, the residents of Sesla do just about anything you can think of. They even break the territory laws.  When the local law enforcement authorities are unable to effectively deal with the local crime and criminals, the coteries of Sesla call their own private detectives. This is where my friend, Detective Maxx Zeqster, comes into play.

I have known Maxx most of my life. Like most coteries, he has endured his share of heartaches and triumphs. My novels chronicle his life and  cases. I call them, Maxx Zeqster Creepy Cases.

This blog is dedicated to making you aware of my planet and my friends. I hope you will read my articles and books, and discover our world.

Until we talk again.

May good fortune guide your path,

J.A. Ireland

The Visqaser Report–Hatchling Counts On The Rise: By Science Writer; J.A. Ireland

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Greetings everyone in the Milky Way. It’s J.A. Ireland,

It’s good to talk with you again. A lot is happening in our bustling city. The Horned Hares are on a winning streak as everyone prepares for, “It’s the Rallies.” How far they’ll go is anyone’s guess; the owner, Jeqrix Grexenn is optimistic. The Guytic City Tobaccos don’t seem as strong this season—much to the owner, Xuro Qashlet’s regret, I’m sure.

Recently I’ve read several interesting articles praising Qashlet Lab; this is quite a change. I’ve looked into the news and my latest column in The Visqaser Report is concerning the new trend. I thought you would find it interesting; here’s my article.

Hatchling Counts On The Rise: By Science Writer; J.A. Ireland

Sesla is a small but beautiful planet within the Croster Slux Solar System—within the Whirlpool Galaxy. Her ancient, yet majestic desert, is full of magnificent plants and animals. Her wet lands are filled with waterways; teaming with life of all kinds.

The magical seas are home to a variety of marine life including the evolution mastering doxer. Scientists believe the doxer has been the dominate predator of the seas since Sesla was formed many millions of years ago. Today, the venomous creature, and culinary delight, remains unchallenged in the mystical seas. Perhaps the only things keeping this fierce hunter in check is, its low reproductive cycle, along with the few that are taken by anglers. Caught doxers are mostly sold to fish markets, then to eating establishments.

It is widely believed by the scientific community that all Sesleans, or Coteries as many of us choose to refer to ourselves, are evolved from the doxer. Our partial dorsal fin, along with Doxer Fever, is perhaps the strongest evidence that corroborates the scientific theory.

Since doxers are plagued with low hatchling counts, and we are theoretically evolved from the doxer, it is a reasonable conclusion that our low hatchling plight is due to our evolutionary genetics; let’s assume.

If our reproductive system is genetically disposed to this condition, in this way, we are all indebted to Xuro Qashlet, the billionaire owner of Qashlet Laboratories Facility. Under the direction of Dr. Myro Rewqust, his chief scientist, through genetic engineering, the scientists are overcoming this obstacle to our low rate of reproduction.

According to recent articles in the daily newspapers, The Wet Lands News, The Kvyutt Travelers News, as well as the Kinkorx Desert News, Qashlet Lab scientists are making encouraging strides in the battle to overcome this reproductive hurtle. Families with one offspring are prevalent on Sesla today and according to statistics, have always been.

If the progress continues at Qashlet lab in the wet lands, it is conceivable that families with several children could become commonplace in time; this seems to be a dream of many.

It is encouraging to read articles praising the work of Dr. Rewqust and Qashlet lab. Their reputation for unscrupulous and unethical work is well deserved. Let’s hope their research has taken a turn for the good of Sesleans, and not directed solely at financial profit.

By Science Writer; J.A. Ireland

What do you think? Quite a change—am I right? We’re used to hearing some very scary stories coming out of that creepy lab. Maybe Xuro Qashlet has taken a turn for the better; we can only hope. I know many families that desire more children but have been unsuccessful at achieving their goals. Perhaps soon, that will change. We can only hope.

Until we talk again.

May good fortune guide your path,

J.A. Ireland

 

 

The Hunger Games – Moview Review

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Greetings Milky Way Coteries, it’s J.A. Ireland,

I watched the mega hit, Hunger Games over the space tower. Here’s my review of this movie that is made in North America—in the future.

Effie Trinket

The movie begins, “From the Treaty of the Treason in penance for their uprising, each

district shall offer up a male and female between the ages of 12 and 18 at a public, Reaping. These Tributes shall be delivered to the custody of The Capitol. And then transferred to a public arena where they will fight to the death, until a lone victor remains. Henceforth and forevermore this pageant shall be known as The Hunger Games.”

District 12- Primrose Everdeen wakes from a nightmare. It’s her first year in the Reaping. It’s Reaping Day and her names only in once. Miners are going to work as Katniss Everdeen runs to the forest. She meets Gale in the woods while hunting.

The movie switches to the Hall of Justice. The area is being prepared for the Reaping.

Gale and Katniss share a piece of bread in the woods. He says, “Happy Hunger Games.” She adds, “And may the odds be ever in your favor.” Gale’s name is in the reaping 42 times.

Gale and Katniss

Gale and Katniss

Later, Katniss is trading. She likes a Mockingjay. The merchant gives her the pin.

Later everyone is bathing and putting on nice clothing for the Reaping. Katniss gives Prim the Mockingjay pin. “This will bring you good luck, little duck.”

The young people gather at Hall of Justice for The Reaping. They get their blood checked for identification.

The Reaping begins. It starts with a film from The Capitol. “War. Terrible war. Widows, orphans, a motherless child. This was the uprising that rocked our land. Thirteen districts rebelled against the country that fed them, loved then, protected them. Brother turned on brother until nothing remained…

Primrose Everdeen is chosen from district 12 by Effie Trinket.

“I volunteer! I volunteer!” Katniss Everdeen screams. She is the girls volunteer from district 12. The audience gives her the hand signal for respect and admiration. Peeta Mellard is chosen for the boys.

The Reaping

Katniss Everdeen and Effie Trinket

Katniss and Peeta are given three minutes to say goodbye to their families and friends.

They travel by deluxe, high speed rail to The Capital at 200 miles per hour. The journey takes less than two days. While riding, Katniss and Peeta receive advice from Haymitch Abernathy, a former winner of the Hunger Games from district 12.

The Tributes arrive at The Capitol – they’re celebrities. They begin the preparation process. Katniss meets Cinna.

Later, the Tribute Parade begins. 100,000 people watch the parade. Katniss and Peeta are wearing flaming suits. President Snow is there. “Welcome. We solute your courage and sacrifice. And we wish you. Happy Hunger Games. And may the odds be ever in your favor.”

Katniss and Peeta at Tribute Parade

Katniss and Peeta at Tribute Parade

Later, Katniss and Peeta share the penthouse. They begin the training. “In two weeks, 23 of you will be dead. Only one of you will be alive. The training lasts for four days. Most of you will die from exposure.” The Tributes are scored. Katniss receives the high score of eleven.

The last day of the training, Caesar Flickerman welcomes everyone to the 74th Annual Hunger Games. He interviews all the Tributes. Katniss is “The Girl on Fire.” She spins on stage as fire flies from her dress.

The Hunger Games begin. The young girls and boys start savagely killing each other. The cannon sounds. Twelve are dead. Katniss flees and survives the first killing.

Later, the heartless Gamemaker, Seneca Crane, uses fire to steer Katniss back to the others. Later, to save herself from a group that’s trying to kill her, she cuts a limb and drops a nest of tracker jackets, genetically engineered wasps, on them. The wasps sting Katniss but kill another girl.

Katniss becomes sick and is unconscious for two days. Rue takes care of her. Soon, Rue is killed. She dies while Katniss holds her. At her home, her father is watching on the town square screen and starts a riot.

An announcement comes over the loud speakers. “Two can win if from the same district.” Katniss finds Peeta. They hide in a cave until Peeta recovers from his injury, due to the medication she gets for him.

Katniss in the forest

Katniss in the forest

The Gamemaker sends high-tech, demon dogs to attack Katniss and Peeta. They survive and are the last two Tributes. The Gamemaker changes the rules and forces one to kill the other. Katniss tricks the Gamemaker into letting them both win. Katniss and Peeta win the Hunger games.

They travel back to their home as celebrities.

President Snow and the Gamemaker are angry at Katniss for out smarting them. The movie ends.

The Hunger Games is a movie about authorities control and abuse.  It is easy to imagine a government going to this extreme if unchecked. I hope you’ve liked my review.

Until we talk again.

May good fortune guide your path.

J.A. Ireland

 

Star Trek – Into Darkness – Movie Review

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Greetings movie fans from the Milky Way, it’s J.A. Ireland,

I saw another terrific movie over the space tower. The latest Star Trek movie is another masterpiece.

Jim Kirk and McCoy on Nibiru

Jim Kirk and McCoy on Nibiru

It begins on Nibiru—a class M planet. Jim Kirk and McCoy are running from the angry natives. “Kirk to Shuttle One. Spock, neutralize the volcano and let’s get out of here.”

Spock is lowered into the volcano. The cable breaks and he lands on a floating stone in the lava. The Enterprise is hiding on the ocean floor.

Spock ignites the cold fusion device to freeze the erupting volcano, thus saving a civilization, then prepares to die—due to being trapped.

The Enterprise rises up from the water, as the natives watch. Mr. Scott beams Spock aboard as the cold fusion device explodes. The lave is frozen, stopping the eruption, saving the civilization that barely discovered the wheel. Kirk violated the Prime Directive.

London 2259.55 – A Star Fleet officer’s daughter is dying. Khan tells him he can save her. Khan makes a serum to cure the dying girl.

At Star Fleet HQ. For violating the Prime Directive, Kirk is stripped of his chair. Admiral Pike is ordered to take over the Enterprise as captain. Kirk is going back to the academy.

London- The medication works. The girl is saved. Her father blows up a Star Fleet data archive as payment for the drug.

Spock is transferred to the U.S.S. Bradbury. Kirk is Pike’s First Officer. Admiral Pike convinced Admiral Marcus that Kirk deserves a second chance.

Kirk informs Spock of the demotion. “You stabbed me in the back with your report, Spock,” Kirk says while on his way to an Emergency session, Daystrom. Spock meets Frank Abbot, U.S.S. Bradbury, Captain.

Admiral Marcus addresses the Emergency session

Admiral Marcus addresses the Emergency session

Admiral Marcus addresses the Emergency session. “In London, a Star Fleet data archive was bombed. 42 men and women are dead. One hour ago, in a message from a Star Fleet officer. The officer confessed to the bombing. He was forced to do so by John Harrison, another  Star Fleet officer. John Harrison has just declared a one-man war against Star Fleet. Under no circumstance are we to allow this man to escape Federation space. The man hunt is on.”

Kirk asked, “It doesn’t seem odd to you that he’d target an archive, a library?” John Harrison bombed the archive to gather the Star Fleet officers together in that room. It was procedure.

Seconds later, Harrison attacks the officers using a hover-craft chopper. Pike is killed while Kirk disables the chopper. Harrison survives the crash and is beamed to safety.

Mr. Scott learns that Harrison used a portable transwarp beaming device. He beamed to Kronos – the Klingon homeworld. He’s taken refuge in the Ketha Province, an uninhabited region for decades.

Later, Admiral Marcus says, “London wasn’t an archive. It was a top-secret branch of Star Fleet, designated Section 31.They were developing defense technology and training our officers to gather intelligence on the Klingons and any other enemy. John Harrison was a top agent. 31 developed a new photon torpedo. Long range and untraceable. Invisible to Klingon sensors.”

Marcus orders, “Kirk, You park on the edge of the Neutral Zone, you lock onto Harrison’s position, you fire, you kill him and you haul ass.”

Kirk replies, “Permission to reinstate Mr. Spock as my First Officer.”

“Granted,” Marcus agrees.

Science Officer Wallace is assigned to the Enterprise by Admiral Marcus. Lieutenant Carol Wallace. Doctorate in applied physics, specializing in advanced weaponry.

Mr. Scott - Chief Engineering Officer

Mr. Scott – Resigns Chief Engineering Officer

On board the Enterprise, Mr. Scott refuses to sign the receipt for 72 photon torpedoes. “Not without specs,” Scotty says. “I have a warp core to prime.”

Mr. Scott refuses to sign for the torpedoes. “Star Fleet confiscated my transwarp equation. Harrison used it to hop across the galaxy.”

“Sign for the torpedoes Mr. Scott, that’s an order,” Kirk says.

“I resign my duties,” Mr. Scott replies. “Jim, for the Love of God! Do not use those torpedoes.”

Kirk promotes Mr. Chekov to Chief Engineering Officer. “Go put on a red suit.”

 Mr. Chekov to Chief Engineering Officer

Mr. Chekov New Chief Engineering Officer

As they are warping to the Klingon homeworld, Spock learns of Lieutenant Wallace’s identity. She’s Admiral Marcus’ daughter.

Later, Kirk, Spock, and team are in a shuttle to the Ketha Providence. We see Praxis, the Klingon moon that exploded years ago. Mr. Spock believes he located John Harrison.

“Attention John Harrison. This is Captain Hikaru Sulu of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Surrender or be obliterated. If you test me, you will fail.”

On Kronos, the team zooms to Harrison’s location. They’re attacked by a D-4 class Klingon vessel. They land and are attacked by Klingons.

John Harrison kills all the Klingons then surrenders to Kirk.

My name is Khan!

My name is Khan!

Harrison is taken on board the Enterprise. He gives the coordinates, “23-17-46-11” to Kirk. He tells Kirk to open one of the 72 torpedoes.

Upon opening, they discover someone sleeping inside. Bones says, “The torpedo is refrofitted to hide a cryo tube. The person frozen inside is 300 years old. All 72 torpedoes have someone inside. The cryo tubes are ancient.

John Harrison says, “My name is Khan. I am genetically engineered to be superior in every way. We were exiled from Earth.”

Admiral Marcus used Khan to create weapons. He appears in a huge star ship. “I want Khan.”

Kirk orders, “Warp speed to earth.” As the Enterprise warps toward Earth, Marcus catches them and open fires. Mr. Scott is aboard Marcus’ ship. He disables the weapons.

Kirk and Khan sail through space, in suits, to Marcus’ ship. Mr. Scott opens the space hatch.

Young Spock talks to old Spock. “Khan Noonien Singh was the most dangerous adversary the Enterprise ever faced. He is brilliant and ruthless. He will not hesitate to kill your entire crew for his gain,” Old Spock says.

Young Spock asked, “Did you defeat him?”

“At Great Costs. Yes,” Old Spock replies.

Khan kills Admiral Marcus

Khan kills Admiral Marcus

On Marcus’ ship, Khan kills Admiral Marcus. He crushes his skull with his hands. Khan says to Spock, “Your crew for my crew. Spock, give me my crew. Lower your shields. I will kill you and your entire crew if you don’t give me my crew. I will turn off your life supports and step over your corpses to retrieve my crew.”

Spock lowers the shields and gives Khan all 72 torpedoes. Khan beams his sleeping crew aboard Marcus’ ship then open fires on the Enterprise.

Mr. Spock armed the torpedoes. They explode on board Khan’s ship. Spock and McCoy previously removed the sleeping people from the torpedoes. Khan’s crew was safely aboard the Enterprise. All Khan received was the empty tubes.

Due to the attack, the Enterprise is powerless and falls into Earth’s orbit. Kirk climbs into the radioactive chamber and realigns the core—restoring power. The ship is saved while Kirk dies from radiation poisoning. As Kirk dies, Spock yells, “Khan!”

Khan flees to earth. He crashes his star ship into Star Fleet headquarters.  Spock follows. He beams down to coordinates, “3517 by 2598.” Khan and Spock, the two super beings, race through the streets of San Francisco, 2259.55. They battle.

On board the Enterprise, Bones yells, “Get me a cryo tube, now!” He puts Kirk’s body in cryogenic freeze.

Khan and Spock battle in San Francisco

Khan and Spock battle in San Francisco

Spock and Uhura capture Khan and bring him back to the Enterprise.

Two weeks later, Kirk wakes in sick bay. McCoy gave him a transfusion of Khan’s super-blood. Bones synthesized a serum from Khan’s blood and brought him back from the dead. Spock, Uhura, and Bones saved Kirk’s life.

Spock put Khan back into cryogenic freeze with his crew.

Enterprise begins Five-year mission

Enterprise begins Five-year mission

The Enterprise begins a five-year mission to seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before.
The movie ends.

This was an awesome movie. The actors gave all-star performances as always. I think it’s terrific when young Spock gets advice from old Spock.

I can see we’re not the only civilization that’s experimenting with genetic code manipulation. It appears, Khan Noonien Singh is a very dangerous result of genetic engineering on Earth.

Until we talk again,

May good fortune guide your path.

J.A. Ireland

 

STAR TREK III – The Search for Spock

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Greetings Star Trek fans,

Its J.A. Ireland, from Sesla. I watched another movie from the space tower. I am  a Big fan of  the Star Trek series. I have a review that I know you’ll like.

This movie begins with Spock’s death. His coffin, with body inside, is sent to the Genesis Planet.

The Enterprise is traveling through space back to Earth. Lieutenant Saavik and Dr. David Marcus, Kirk’s son, are onboard the Federation science vessel, Grissom. They are speeding to the Genesis planet.

Through a black market purchase, the Klingon Commander, Valkris, purchased Genesis data. She delivers the data to Klingon Commander Kruge. Because she watched the tape, Kruge destroys her vessel—killing her. Kruge and his officers watch the tape. Kruge decides to act alone to steal Genesis.

Commander Kruge and his officers watching the Genesis data

Commander Kruge and his officers watching the Genesis data

Meanwhile, the Enterprise arrives at Earth and begins space dock.  They see the new experiment, Excelsior. Mr. Sulu says, “She has transwarp drive.”  Suddenly Mr. Chekov reads an energy life-form in Mr. Spock’s quarters.

Kirk finds McCoy in the dark room. “Climb the steps of Mount Seleya,” Bones envisions.

Kirk replies, “Bones, Mount Seleya is on Vulcan. We’re home on Earth.”

“Remember,” Bones says.

The head of Starfleet command informed Kirk that Genesis is a galactic controversy.

Grissom reaches Genesis. They discover a life-form on the planet surface close to Spock’s casket. Saavik reports, “Sector 1- Foliage fully grown- 22.2 degrees Celsius. Sector 2- Desert terrain-minimal vegetation -39.4 degrees Celsius. Sector 3- Subtropical- there is snow. Dr. Marcus and Lieutenant Saavik beam down to investigate while beginning their research.

Dr. Marcus and Lieutenant Saavik on Genesis Planet

Dr. Marcus and Lieutenant Saavik on Genesis Planet

Back on Earth, Sarek, Spock’s father, talks to Kirk about Spock’s Katra—his living spirit.  They discover that McCoy has Spock’s Katra.

Sarek says, “You must bring McCoy and Spock’s body to Mount Seleya on Vulcan. You will find a way, Kirk.”

“I will. I swear,” Kirk vows.

Back on Genesis, Dr. Marcus and Lieutenant Saavik find the empty Mark VI casket. Only Spock’s burial robe remaines.

Back on Earth, after attempting to borrow the Enterprise from Starfleet and being denied, Kirk and crew steal the Enterprise and fly her to Genesis. Kirk informs McCoy that he is suffering from a Vulcan mind-meld. “That green-blooded son of a bitch!” McCoy replies.

On Genesis, Dr. Marcus and Saavik are caught in a blizzard in the desert. They find a young Vulcan boy. Dr. Marcus admits Genesis is a failure. “I used protomatter in the Genesis Matrix.”

Savvik responds, “Protomatter. An unstable substance which every ethical scientists in the galaxy has denounced as dangerously unpredictable.”

David replied, “It was the only way to solve certain problems.”

“How many have paid the price for your impatience? Like your father, you change the rules,” Saavik states.

In space Commander Kruge arrives and destroys the Grissom. A party of Klingons beam down to the planet surface.

Commander Kruge on Genesis planet surface

Commander Kruge on Genesis planet surface

“Spock is connected to the planet. Rapid aging is occurring. The planet has hours or days only,” Dr. Marcus reports.

As Spock rapidly ages, Pon farr, the burning blood begins—a condition every Vulcan male must endure every seven years of their adult life.

The Enterprise arrives at Genesis. The Klingons kill David.

Kirk plans to blow up the Enterprise in a last effort to save themselves. Kirk orders, “Destruct Sequence – One code: 11A.”

Mr. Scott orders, “Destruct Sequence two. code 1 – 1A – 2B.”

Chekov orders, “Destruct Sequence three. code 1B – 2B – 3.”

Kirk orders the final code, “Code zero zero zero. Destruct. Zero.”

Destruct Sequence is activated.

Kirk and crew watch from the planet surface as the Enterprise crashes. “My God Bones, what have I done?” Kirk asks.

Bones replies, “You turned death into a fighting chance to live.”

Enterprise crashes as Kirk and crew watch

Enterprise crashes as Kirk and crew watch

Later, after most of the crew is aboard the Klingon ship, Kirk and Commander Kruge battle on the planet surface as it turns to molten flames. After killing Kruge, Kirk and Spock are beamed aboard the Klingon vessel.

As they warp to Vulcan, Genesis explodes.

Later on Mount Seleya, on Vulcan, T’Lar  asks Sarek, “What do you seek Sarek, child of Skon, child of Solkar?”

Sarek replies, “I seek fal-tor-pan, the re-fusion.”

T’Lar askes, “Who is the keeper of the Katra?”

Bones replies, “I am. McCoy, Leonard H. Son of David…I choose the danger.”

On Mount Seleya T’Lar performs re-fusion

On Mount Seleya T’Lar performs re-fusion

Using the ancient Vulcan mind-meld, T’Lar re-fuses Spock’s Katra out of McCoy’s mind and into Spock’s mind.

After the dangerous and lengthy mind-meld, Spock remembers his shipmates.

The movie ends.

It’s J.A. again. This is a well-written sequel to Star Trek II.  Just like the actors and actresses on Sesla, your actors gave all-star performances. I hope you liked my review of Star Trek III- The Search for Spock as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Until we talk again.

May good fortune guide your path,

J.A. Ireland