I hope you’ve all been doing well this month. It’s hard to believe my hiatus is almost up, but as I have observed, I’m itching to get back into the routine of weekly blog posts on all and everything related to the subject of storytelling. So this coming Saturday, get ready, for I will, at last, be back.
In the mean time, here is what you missed for the month of November: Continue reading “What Did I Miss?: November 2018”
As promised, today I’m taking a brief pause from my hiatus to acknowledge and celebrate the fact that it has been two years since the release of my second novel, An Absolute Mind. Continue reading “Happy 2nd Anniversary to “An Absolute Mind”!”
I hope you’ve all been doing well since I announced my hiatus. While you’re receiving this message now, I’m actually writing it out a few weeks in advance, and I can imagine that I’m really benefiting from this time away from the blog.
In any case, as mentioned in my hiatus announcement, starting this month and going forward, I’m having these “What Did I Miss?” posts appear on a monthly basis rather than a weekly basis. While I think I was wise in starting these series of posts last year, I’m not sure if a weekly basis is really the best schedule for it, for there are times where the list is very short – like, one item short. So I think releasing them all in one post covering an entire month will be a lot more sufficient going forward, and I hope you think so too.
In which case, here is what you missed for the month of October: Continue reading “What Did I Miss?: October 2018”
With a busy weekend ahead for me, I felt that it’s time for the monthly Recommended Analyzing piece. The material I am recommending today is quite a special one, as it is a touching meditation on two beginnings 1. the life of a new book out in the world and 2. the life of parenthood. Continue reading “New Chapters on Page and in Life: Recommended Reading”
I did not at all anticipate writing an off-schedule post this week, but much like the announcement I have, life throws unexpected opportunities at you.
So there’s a show that’s coming up at Bindlestiff Studio next month called “Forbidden Future(s): Filipino Diaspora in a Forsaken World.” Over the course of three one-act plays all set in a cyberpunk dystopian world, the production combines elements of live music, theater, and shadow puppetry to explore the Filipino Disapora in such a universe. Continue reading “Special Friday Post: “Forbidden Future(s)””
Worlds Collide with John Cho on THE STAR WARS SHOW – For YOMYOMF, I spotlight an interview where “star peace” is toyed with, by way of a “Star Trek” actor talking “Star Wars.”
First Look at STAR WARS RESISTANCE is Revealed – For YOMYOMF, I delve in on the first good look on the upcoming anime-inspired STAR WARS series, as well as speculate over who Christopher Sean will be playing.
YOMYOMF Blockbuster Showdown: CRAZY RICH ASIANS – The Offenders and I have a 5,000-word group discussion over our thoughts on the highly anticipated “Crazy Rich Asians.”
It’s been a few months since I’ve had any material to recommend to you, and so today appears to be a wise day to get back to doing that. What makes today’s recommendation unique is apart from it coming in two folds, it’s also material from a different author. Continue reading “Of Identity and Tourism: Recommended Reading and Listening”
YOMYOMF Blockbuster Showdown: BLACK PANTHER– The Offenders and I discuss our thoughts on the first superhero movie with a predominantly Black cast. SPOILER ALERT for those who have not seen it yet.
Tiya Sircar Discusses Sabine Wren as This Week’s Guest of THE STAR WARS SHOW– For YOMYOMF, I highlight the interview conducted with actor Tiya Sircar on the recent episode of the weekly “Star Wars” talk show, “The Star Wars Show.”
It’s been over a year since An Absolute Mind was released. When I had first started writing it, while I had considered all the possibilities on how many of today’s issues and circumstances could change – mostly for the better – in the future to come, I didn’t realize just how on point I’d be with my optimistic future. From same-sex marriage legalized in all 50 states in the United States, to the subject matter addressed about suppressing particular people’s rights, writing a novel where life, in small ways, imitated art became a constant.
It’s crazy to see how that still continues to go on, beyond the political climate. This past week, I came across an article on how even the sciences are started to imitate the existences contained within my futuristic world of 2064. Apparently, MIT recently created plants that can glow, and how glowing trees can soon replace our needs for streetlights. Continue reading “How Life Continues to Imitate Art”