May 27, 2023

Frustration of Euphoria Fans: Season 3 Delayed Until 2025?

"Euphoria": HBO
As a dedicated fan of HBO's hit series "Euphoria," I find myself feeling incredibly frustrated and disappointed by the latest news surrounding the show. In a recent interview with HBO drama chief Francesca Orsi, it was revealed that Season 3 of the Emmy-winning series is unlikely to air until 2025. This revelation comes as a shock to many, especially after reports suggested that production would resume in the summer of 2023. As a result of the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike and creator Sam Levinson's commitments to his new project, "The Idol," the future of "Euphoria" remains uncertain.

It has been over a year since Season 2 of "Euphoria" concluded in February 2022, leaving fans eagerly awaiting the next installment of the gripping drama. With each passing day, the anticipation has grown, but unfortunately, the wait is far from over. Orsi's comments indicate that the lack of completed scripts and the inability to start shooting due to the strike and Levinson's other obligations have pushed the projected release date to 2025. This indefinite delay is a bitter pill to swallow for fans who have been eagerly anticipating the continuation of the storylines and the exceptional performances of the talented cast.

While HBO has experienced fewer work stoppages compared to other channels during the WGA strike, the impact on "Euphoria" cannot be ignored. The strike has caused significant disruptions across the television industry, with productions halting in solidarity or due to writers' room closures. The ongoing clash between the Writers Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers has resulted in a prolonged stalemate, leaving fans to suffer the consequences of delayed releases and uncertain futures for their favorite shows.

Adding to the frustration is the conflicting information that has been circulating about the upcoming season of "Euphoria." Costume designer Heidi Bivens hinted at a potential time jump, with the characters no longer in high school, but rather five years into the future. This change in setting and dynamic could have brought a fresh perspective to the series, further fueling fans' excitement. However, with the current delay, it remains unclear how these planned changes will materialize and whether they will be worth the lengthy wait.

To make matters more disheartening, creator Sam Levinson's focus has seemingly shifted to his new series, "The Idol." Premiering shortly after the Emmy eligibility cutoff, this controversial show has already garnered mixed reactions and lukewarm reviews. Levinson's divided attention between "The Idol" and "Euphoria" has undoubtedly contributed to the prolonged hiatus, leaving fans questioning the priorities and consequences of these choices.

As a passionate viewer, the news of "Euphoria" Season 3 being delayed until 2025 is incredibly frustrating. The prolonged hiatus due to the WGA strike and Sam Levinson's other commitments is disheartening, leaving fans in a state of uncertainty. While the show's future may be clouded, one thing remains clear: the dedication and loyalty of the fanbase. Despite the frustration, fans eagerly await the day when "Euphoria" will return, delivering its signature blend of raw emotion, compelling storytelling, and exceptional performances. Until then, we can only hope that the delay will result in a truly outstanding season that is worth the extended wait. 

May 26, 2023

A Personal Apology and Insight into My Absence

Dear Readers,

It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of responsibility that I write this blog post today. I want to offer my sincerest apologies for my unexplained sporadic absences. As some of you may know, I have been battling several significant health challenges that have impacted my ability to continue posting regularly. Today, I wish to shed light on the reasons behind my absence and share my journey with you.
C-PTSD: A Silent Struggle:
Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is an often-misunderstood condition that affects countless individuals worldwide. It stems from long-term exposure to traumatic events and is characterized by a complex array of symptoms, including severe anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and dissociation. For me, C-PTSD has been an ongoing battle, one that has impacted my daily life and my ability to engage in activities I once enjoyed.

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND): An Invisible Challenge:
In addition to C-PTSD, I have also been grappling with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND). FND is a condition where the nervous system malfunctions, resulting in a wide range of physical and neurological symptoms. These symptoms can be unpredictable and debilitating, affecting mobility, coordination, and cognition. Over time, FND has significantly impacted my energy levels, making it difficult to focus, create, and maintain consistent productivity.

Early Onset Dementia: The Unwelcome Intrusion:
As if C-PTSD and FND weren't challenging enough, I have also been diagnosed with early onset dementia. This diagnosis came as a shock, as I am still relatively young. Early onset dementia is a condition in which cognitive decline occurs earlier than typically expected. It has made it increasingly difficult for me to recall information, formulate thoughts, and communicate effectively. Each passing day brings a new hurdle to overcome, and unfortunately, it has hindered my ability to provide regular content for this blog.

The Impact on My Writing:
I want to assure you that sharing my experiences and insights through writing has always been a passion of mine. It has brought me immense joy and allowed me to connect with a supportive community of readers. However, as my health challenges intensified, my ability to focus, articulate my thoughts, and maintain a consistent schedule became increasingly strained. It became clear that I needed to prioritize my well-being and seek the necessary medical support to navigate these complex conditions.

A Renewed Commitment and Moving Forward:
Through therapy, medical interventions, and the support of loved ones, I am gradually finding ways to manage my health challenges and regain control over my life. While the road to recovery is long and uncertain, I remain determined to continue writing and sharing my journey with you. However, I must also be realistic and acknowledge that there may be periods when my posts are less frequent or more sporadic due to the unpredictable nature of my conditions.

In closing, I want to express my deepest gratitude for your understanding and continued support. Your kind messages and unwavering encouragement have been a source of strength during this trying time. I hope that by sharing my personal struggles with C-PTSD, FND, and early onset dementia, I can raise awareness and foster empathy for those facing similar challenges.

I humbly ask for your patience as I navigate this tumultuous journey, and I promise to do my best to provide valuable content whenever possible. Together, let us embrace compassion and understanding, recognizing that our struggles do not define us but rather shape us into resilient individuals.

Thank you for your unwavering support.


May 19, 2023

Cincinnati Reds Debut Nike City Connect Uniforms

The Cincinnati Reds debuted their City Connect uniforms by Nike and will wear them for the first time Friday when they take on the New York Yankees. Below, you’ll find examples of the uniforms and if I do say so myself, they don’t look too bad.

Joey Votto (Still Bangs)
Jonathan India
Tyler Stephenson
Hunter Greene

Not sure how the black will work in July and August when the temps tease the 100 degree mark but I guess we will see. 

Supreme Court Rules In Copyright Case Involving Portrait Of Prince

The Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 that Andy Warhol was not allowed to create an image of Prince based on a prominent photographer's portrait of the musician. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, writing for the majority, stated that the photographer's original work was protected by copyright, even against famous artists. The decision limited the fair-use defense to copyright infringement in the realm of visual art. Justice Elena Kagan dissented, arguing that the ruling would stifle creativity and impede new art, music, and literature. The case centered on whether Warhol's alterations transformed the photograph into something new. The majority found that the purpose and commercial nature of the use favored the photographer. Here is the full story from the New York Times.

Prince Dropped The Knowledge, Now We Just Need To Use It

Every day I hear of another stupid thing politicians have done to screw up an already screwed up situation in this country. And every day I remember Prince's lyrics for New Power Generation. He is still looking after us!