Ideally, I would have liked to have written about this earlier in the month. However, due to occurrences that I’ve made known by now, it just didn’t feel right. But I didn’t want the month of November to come and go without acknowledging it at all either, as there is more to be said about it than a year ago. Continue reading “6 Years of “An Absolute Mind” and the Future of that Universe”
Yes, it’s been a hot minute (a year, actually) since I’ve done one of these. The last time I did an analysis on a film to this extent was “tick, tick… BOOM!” This time around, I’m delving into the highly anticipated “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” but with a slight twist, as I’ll be relaying how much this story resonated me with what I’ve been going through as of late.
WARNING: The following contains light spoilers from the film.
There is a lot going on in the world and in my personal life currently. The past 24 hours have been some of the hardest I’ve had to ever deal with. While this blog is, for the most part, about writing and storytelling, you should know by now that I’m not shy about taking a stance against the numerous levels of wrong that continue to poison this world — and in this case, my stances on what I’m about to touch on have been amplified by what I’ve been through recently. Continue reading “A Firm Stance in Loving Memory”
Okay, I was planning to write about something completely separate, but due to time restraints on my end, I’m instead going to provide this latest round of Recommended Analyzing (and the first one since the beginning of the year): Continue reading “Talking Transcendence By Way of Playing with Fire: Recommended Listening”
For reasons predictable by now, it’s been a hot minute since I last was at a book festival; whether as an attendee or as a participant. To have seen book conventions like BookExpo shut down in recent years, as well as a recent surge in book banning in different parts of the country, books feel particularly precious now more than ever — especially those authored by historically underrepresented communities. Continue reading “Exploring Authentic Stories at the Filipino American International Book Festival”
Ten years ago this month, I wrote, what would eventually become, the tenth chapter of A Moment’s Worth. While I didn’t make the conscious decision to write a book until a few months later, to me, I see it as the starting point of everything that has come since then for me, creatively. Continue reading “Thoughts About Where I Am As a Creative”
If you follow me on social media, you might have noticed the following phrase in my bio: “master of talents of surprise.” Aside from wanting to take ownership in all that I am capable of doing, I also have grown to see it as a bit of a curse in a way. It’s admittedly a strange choice of a word that I wouldn’t have considered associating that part of the bio as such when initially writing it out, but as time has gone on and with different life experiences along the way, I now do. Continue reading “Thoughts About Being Multi-Talented”
Social media reminders of posts and moments that occurred a number of years ago have reminded me that it’s now been a whopping decade since – what I call – the summer of inspiration. In 2012, two distinct occurrences happened that summer that ultimately inspired me to start taking my creative writing more seriously. Continue reading “Remembering the Summer of Inspiration”
So… I had a plan for a topic for this week and I was really looking forward to writing about it. But following the events of yesterday, I knew I was better off saving it for another time, especially when I don’t have the spirit or energy to do so. Continue reading “Roe v. Wade and the Beginning of Yet Another Fight”
Say it ain’t so, but it’s very much true. As of yesterday, I’ve been writing in journals for 20 whole years. Continue reading “About the Journals Pt. IV: 20 Years of Journaling”