Listening and Talking Art with Dante

I never thought I would find myself kicking off my Spring Break in this fashion.  Two days ago, one of my favorite actors, Dante Basco, proposed a fan meet-up in Union Square in San Francisco.  He was here in the Bay Area these last few days to attend screenings for the latest film he’s in, “Awesome Asian Bad Guys,” at the 2014 CAAMFest, and so he thought it would be a good idea to meet up with fans here in the area and just talk.

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Thoughts About Collaborations

NOTE: I may be using “collaborate” and “kollaborate” interchangeably throughout today’s post, and if you know me, you know why. 😉

I was caught in quite a fickle this week at school when the people in a group project I had to do for one of my classes decided to wait until two days before our freaking presentation to finally come together and establish a plan of sorts.  Already I was telling them within the weeks we were given to work on this thing to act on the time we had, while we still could, and yet there they were; pulling off last-minute stunts, with me as the mule hauling their load. Continue reading “Thoughts About Collaborations”

Special Sunday Post: Title INITIALS REVEALED!

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designed by Lauren Lola

Within the past few months of keeping this blog, I’ve unraveled bits and pieces about my book in progress, bit by bit.  I’m primarily keeping it under wraps for the sake of protecting the content until the day comes where it’s available to everyone and anyone who’s interested in reading it.  But with the fact that the month of its release is approaching fast now, I figured I should start revealing a little bit more about it. Continue reading “Special Sunday Post: Title INITIALS REVEALED!”

The Not-So Serious of Beings

I think one experience I’ve learned from the readings and writing that I’ve done throughout the past year is that as a writer, you cannot take everything you jot down be purposefully serious.  I don’t mean in the matters of tone, but in the matters of meaning.  Fiction writers alone cannot be taken as the most serious of humans, especially due to the fact that already, we spend days writing about events that either may have been altered from real life scenarios, or may have never happened- or can’t happen- at all. Continue reading “The Not-So Serious of Beings”

Last Day of 21

A year has come and gone, as quickly as it may be, and now I am less than a day away from turning 22.  My time as being the societal-hyped age of 21 is to end soon.

Whenever another birthday for me comes, I always imagine it as it is whenever the Doctor regenerates in Doctor Who; a new body, a new face, new fashion sense even… it’s as if you’re a completely different person.  And yet it’s never that drastic, the change in age.  It’s more of a gradual process that may not even last a full 365 days. Continue reading “Last Day of 21”

The Illusions We Create, Maintain and Unwind

Several weeks ago, I read quite an interesting young adult novel by Zoe Marriott called Shadows on the Moon.  Set in a fairytale version of feudal Japan, it follows a teenage girl named Suzume who, with the power of her shadow weaving, is able to become anyone she wants.  In which case, it’s all for a plot to enact revenge on her stepfather for the murders of her father and cousin.

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Influences and Non-Influences of the Suburbs and Establishing a Mentality

Maybe it’s wisest to make a point of saying that I was born and raised in the suburbs, so I’m accustomed to the semi-small town feel with knowing people who know everyone else and how we’re close without being squashed together in a physical kind of way.  And no, I did not grow up behind the protection of a white picket fence.  It’s not that kind of suburbia. Continue reading “Influences and Non-Influences of the Suburbs and Establishing a Mentality”

What to Write About On a Writer’s Blog

I have been hesitant for the longest time about starting up my own blog.  One of the reasons is that within recent years, I’ve developed an extreme tendency to not trust people as much anymore, and it’s a given that the Internet is one of the most vulnerable positions to ever put yourself in (yet we ironically do it all the time anyway).  But given the fact that I really need to start putting myself out there as a writer within books and what not that are in the process of completion, blogs and personal website tend to be the go-to methods for that.  And besides, maybe it will be good for me. Continue reading “What to Write About On a Writer’s Blog”