Fathers and Sons

A tale by DJ ROBO BISCUIT 

I did not know my father growing up, but I did know he was a bad man.  It was tough growing up without my dad around.  And my mom was loving but also full of peculiarities.   Somedays she loved me and somedays she seemed to despise me.  But I don’t blame her.   She is one of many moms put in that strange predicament.  She was a warrior.  But you could still see her trauma.

In 2018, there were 4 million births; there were 90,000 rapes; and 4,000 reported babies caused by rape.   Those numbers changed greatly.  Here in the year 2035 we have 5 million births, 100,000 rapes and 50,000 babies born from rape.  Ever since they banned the abortions, the numbers have been going up.

And that is me, a “rape baby.”  It happened one night, in a dark alley, my dad got her.  She has told me that she had wished could abort but it was illegal.  But she also told me she was glad she had me.  Sometimes it is confusing!  And she would always mention the “Good ol’ days” when women were allowed to abort.

Tuesday nights I have my RBA meetings.  Rape Baby Anonymous.  Many of the guys and girls there are my age.  We were part of the “first wave” of rape babies.  We sit around and stare at each other.  We talk about it.   What it is like to not know our fathers, but of course to know he was a rapist.  Many of our moms are in rough shape, they are tough but many of them still have some trauma from the rape.  None of us know our dads.

But one day I decided to do something about it.   It was time for a DNA test.  Believe it or not, the government has initiatives to help kids find their fathers.

The results came back, and guess what?  I have 2 brothers!   They live in different states but it’s amazing to know I am not an only child.  One of them lives in New York City and the other lives in Orlando.  I guess dad was able to move around huh?

And of course, the results showed me my dad: Anthony Pelbis.    It’s a weird last name, Pelbis.   And my dad is locked up, but not for rape.  Looks like he was locked up for Burglary.  I guess good ol’ dad was a career criminal.   He was in prison only one state away.  I asked Mom, but she didn’t want to see him.

I drove to the prison.  I wanted to meet my father.

I sit down in front of the glass and grab the phone.  He is not very tall but he is strong.  He has a big nose and he has a large scar across his cheek which is very distinctive.   I know he is not a good guy but I can’t help but notice I do look like him.

“Well, I heard you were my son?”

“Hello Anthony, that is right.”

“Yeah, you don’t have to call me Dad or anything.  Unless you want to of course.  What’s your name?”

“My name is Albert.”

“Albert huh?  That is a fine name.   You know, you do kind of look like me!”

“How much do you know Anthony?”

“Oh about what?”

“About me and about mom?  And about your family?”

“Well, I know have at least one son, yourself.  And I don’t really have much family except for my brother.”

“Well actually Anthony, there are more of me.”

Anthony’s eyes widened.

“Yeah Dad, you are actually a father of three.  I have 2 other brothers.”

“Woah. That is crazy!”

“I guess you were a busy man many years ago.”

“You know Albert we all make mistakes, and now I am locked up.”

“Can you tell me anything about Mom?  From when she was younger.”

” You know son, I really can’t say much.  Me and your mom were intimate only one time and it was not on her terms.”

… … … …

END OF TALE

(DJ ROBO BISCUIT)

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Pokemon Red Weak Team (7 badges update)

Hello all,

With my weak team I have made progress.  I just defeated Blaine on Cinnabar Island.  It was pretty easy since I have a Gyrados and a Poliwhirl (which I will eventually evolve into Poliwrath).

Right now my team is: Gyrados, PIGEOT, Poliwhirl, CHANSEY, BeeDrill, and Omanyte.    GYRADOS and PIGEOT are my strongest pokemon by far.   a big concern I have is that my team will not be strong enough to defeat the elite four. My best pokemon are water-flying and flying.  The GYRADOS it does know hyper beam.   But my other pokemon are very weak, like my BEE DRILL is basically useless.  And Chansey needs to get to a higher level, but I did teach Chansey TOXIC and SEISMIC TOSS which are pretty good combo.    But I am still worried that my team won’t be powerful enough to defeat the elite four.  I am using an EXP ALL to try and level up my team but it really takes forever and I have not spent too much time “grinding” but I might need to hear pretty soon.

With this run of the game I am not using any kind of Psychic type pokemon and I am avoiding having moves that are too good,  NO thunderbolt NO ice beam NO blizzard NO earthquake. Those moves are just too powerful.   And my team has a real serious lack in the department of ice moves and electric moves and fire moves.  So we shall how it plays out.

The game is WAY easier if you have a Zapdos or if you have a good Kadabra/Hypno.  or if you have a Blastoise that knows Surf/Ice beam.  Certain pokemon with certain moves make the game too easy.  Like you have Zapdos and it knows drill peck and thunderbolt, then the Zapdos can destroy a lot of pokemon that it goes up against.

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Tennis Training and Talent

When teaching kids, you have to look for “talent”

But I think the MOST important element that can help a kid get some success with tennis at a young age is their competitiveness.    If there is a kid who is “competitive” in that they really want to win the matches, then they will be willing to fight and “grind” in order to win points and win games and ultimately win matches.  They will grunt and bend their knees and exert their force in order to try and win.

I have definitely seen kids who are in tournaments but they really don’t care at all.  Or they don’t try their best.  They could be rich kids or their parents want them to play.  But they really don’t care if they win the matches, they are not going to fight for it.  In theory, wealthy kids can eventually do well because they can get so many lessons that they learn how to hit hard and clean balls.   BUT, in the end, the advantage goes to the FIGHTER who is willing to battle and win the points.  You just have to look at someone like Nadal or somebody like DAVID FERRER and you can see.

That is just my 2 cents on the matter.

Look for kids who are very competitive because they will become really good tennis players with the right training and the right encouragement.

 

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Tennis Talent, training young talent

Some thoughts on tennis development.

I have spent a good amount of time watching women’s tennis and watching girls junior tennis.  There is a severe lack of net play.  There is definitely more in the pros and I am surprised that Taylor Townsend is not able to get to the net even more because she has great hands.

In the world of junior girls, they spend most of their time behind the baseline.  I think they don’t want to get brought forward and they don’t like the net.   A young athletic girl if you can train her to play the net then she can win many matches.  I think a lot of girls will not be ready for it.

It is true on both sides, boys and girls.  Most kids just try to hit hard and hit heavy topspin.  If you have a good junior they just need training in how to slice, how to approach and how to volley.   They will get passed and lobbed sometimes but I think the resulting effect will be a victory and the opponent will be so pissed and thrown off by the aggression.

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

On Tennis and Talent

On coaching tennis and Talent.

When teaching tennis, if you are looking for a student who can be a winner then you must seek out someone who has “talent.”  It can take different forms.  Some players have great hand-eye coordination, some players are very balanced in their movement, some players have natural strength.  There are some men and women who are more “built” to be playing Softball or baseball: they are not that fast, they are a little bit chunky or heavier, but they can hit the ball with great power.  These players can be quite good on the junior level since they can develop big serves and lots of power with their groundstrokes.

Some players are gifted with speed but they are “slight of build.”  And perhaps not only are they speedy but also “patient.”  Some players have a natural talent for patience.  So, at the junior level and in tournaments they become the “pushers.”  They get all of the balls back and they wait for a mistake to happen.  And they are willing to play all day and hit as many balls as possible to wait for the mistake to occur.

The kids who are able to succeed the most, they usually have a combination of talents.  Perhaps they are competitive with a strong desire to win the matches.  If the “competitive nature” is mixed in with a good hand-eye coordination and natural strength then you have the potential for an extremely good player.  If the player is athletic and can develop “weapons” to play with, then they will be able to surpass players who are less gifted.

 

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

ROUGH DRAFT continuation (Descent into Madness)

April 15th

I will soon start my new project. I have decided to keep a journal to track developments on this. My boss has tasked me with doing a piece on a nearby cult. We really know very little about them. There are rumors that previous journalists have failed to learn anything. I find it very odd.

April 18th

I have tracked down what I think is their headquarters. I have been asking around town about where to find these cultists. The people are very cagey about telling me details. An old man tipped me off to their location but he told me to “Go at my own peril.”

I have talked to Cassandra some. She is worried about the project. I told her not to worry, these cult people might be kind of misguided but they are not dangerous. I will still be careful.

April 19th

People in the area have heard rumors. They say people disappear at this place. And sometimes people don’t leave the compound for days on end. A local told me the cultists were called “The Bleeding Hearts.” He said it was just a name he had heard from a different guy.

April 22nd 

Today I made contact with The Bleeding Hearts.  I simply knocked on their front door.  He was a big guy named Rocco.  He did not want to talk there, we went to a local coffee shop to chat.  I told him I was doing a piece on their organization and he seemed to not mind.  I let him know they had a reputation for being a cult.  He told me that “People on the outside never really understand us.”   He said people were not being brainwashed or held against their will.  I asked him who or what they worshipped.  He told me they paid respects to the “Old Gods.”  He said they were ancient cosmic beings with vast powers.  He had this really intense look in his eye.  Rocco invited me to come by and visit the compound in a few days so I could meet others who were there.

April 24th

Reported back to boss today.  I told him I was getting a good vibe from this Rocco guy.  My boss said I need to “watch my back” and that the cult was dangerous.  He said people had disappeared before.   I will have to heed his warning.  I am going to the compound tomorrow.

 

(To be continued)

Descent into Madness (Rough Draft)

April 15th 

I will soon start my new project.  I have decided to keep a journal to track developments on this.  My boss has tasked me with doing a piece on a nearby cult.  We really know very little about them.  There are rumors that previous journalists have failed to learn anything.  I find it very odd.

April 18th

I have tracked down what I think is their headquarters.  I have been asking around town about where to find these cultists.  The people are very cagey about telling me details.  An old man tipped me off to their location but he told me to “Go at my own peril.”

I have talked to Cassandra some.  She is worried about the project. I told her not to worry, these cult people might be kind of misguided but they are not dangerous.  I will still be careful.

April 19th

People in the area have heard rumors.  They say people disappear at this place.  And sometimes people don’t leave the compound for days on end. A local told me the cultists were called “The Bleeding Hearts.”  He said it was just a name he had heard from a different guy.

 

(To be continued)