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That “Something”

I heard once somewhere that in order to find your passion as an adult, do something that your parents never let you do as a child.

Please note that I’m talking about safe and legal “somethings” here!

Obviously, awesome parents are supportive of their children and do their best to indulge their child as much as possible as they’re growing so the child is exposed to new activities and ideas. However, there were probably a few things that fell to the wayside as you were growing up.

Perhaps there was an elective class in high school on the art of desserts, but you didn’t take it in favor of continuing a foreign language class, since that would look better on college applications. As an adult, you have the ability to go and sign up for a baking class.

Your parents didn’t want you to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle outside of Halloween? Go find a martial arts program to join. Sure, you won’t have a cool shell as a built-in shield, but the “ninja” part of the title is better than nothing, right?

Do you remember having a little Polaroid camera, even a toy one, and how excited you were at showing off the pictures of your dog, your doll, your favorite tree in the backyard? Do you remember the last time you enjoyed the scenery enough to take a picture so you can show it to your friend later? What’s stopping you from getting a new camera, from making collages of your favorite shots, from finding that passionate feeling again?

Day jobs are important. Getting together with your family and friends is irreplaceable. But when was the last time you indulged your inner child, your past self, and were really excited about one of those “somethings?”

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Posted by on August 25, 2017 in Home

 

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Creative Urge

I’ve been sucking with my writing lately.

Generally, the only writing I’ve been doing is handwriting little one-shots in a notebook for a bit before going to bed. It’s a nice way to wind day after a day of staring at a computer monitor and numbers and math and taxes at work. Sometimes, though, I find myself staring at my phone — which I use to play some music for writing — while blank pages from the notebook stare back up at me.

I’ve been feeling a bit mentally drained lately, probably due to the changes at work. A coworker left to pursue another opportunity, and I was the closest one to his position. I got the promotion, which is great, but it obviously came with a bit more work, most of which is familiar. The extra work is no problem, especially since it tends to fill up my work day and keep me busy. When I get home, though, I tend to just veg.

I have the urge to create, though. This job does not fulfill that urge and I want to get back more into drawing along with writing. Losing myself in the art and stories of video games, to connect with others about those, is another passion of mine that I want to pursue.

It’s funny. Often enough, I hear coworkers speak about what they are doing after work, especially on our late day. Considering I like sleep, I tend to go home and get into pjs before going to bed at a reasonable hour. It’s a wonder if I stay in my work clothes for a while after getting home from the day job if I’ll keep that work mentality…

Then again, I tend to work while on my bed, so that may not work at all, haha!

Once I get more used to the workload of my position, I should be able to focus more on my creative pursuits. Anyone got any tips for doing that?

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2017 in Home

 

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In a Heartbeat

Recently, this little animated short was published for the world to see. This video is four minutes of adorable little fluff about school kid crushes.

I was just delighted by both the animation and the music. There’s no words in this short at all — everything is perfectly conveyed via facial expressions, actions, and wonderful instruments. This little video is so artistically delightful to me and I am in such awe of the creators that I wanted to share it. I hope you all enjoy it too!

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2017 in Home

 

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Reboots

I enjoy reading comic books. Combining stories with beautiful pictures was always fascinating to me.

Growing up, thanks to my uncle’s influence, I read a few superhero comics like Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but I also fell in love with the Archie comics. The goofy situations of the perpetual high schoolers always amused me and I loved the friendship dynamic of the characters. For years, my uncle would get me a year’s worth of a subscription for the Archie comics. We recently stopped them only due to me not being able to spend as much time just lounging around and reading the comics lately.

25852959Nevertheless, I still pick up a digest of the comics every once in a while and, recently, my family and I visited the Amazon Bookstore where I picked up Volume One of the new Archie comics. I had mixed feelings on the reboot only due to nostalgia, but I was able to appreciate the new art style and the fact that the writers wanted to reach out to newer readers.

Volume One has the first six issues and I enjoyed the characters, finding many of them to be fairly true to the original series. There are a couple of characters (side characters, mind you) that I’m annoyed at for causing unnecessary strife, but I suppose it’s on par for high school conflicts. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t mind picking up the next volume at some point to see how the story continues.

Seeing how the comic book industry almost always has reboots going on — especially superhero series! — reminds me of when a novel itself goes through a rewrite. Novels go through several drafts, sometimes completely changing itself from the first draft to the last.

How many reboots and rewrites do your stories tend to go through until you deem them as finished?

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Home

 

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Painting of the Voice

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Posted by on February 15, 2017 in Home

 

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Instagram

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How is everyone on Instagram so artsy?

I recently joined Instagram, mostly because Rachel and I had made one for Double Jump, but I figured there were usually tons of pretty pictures of books flying around on there and it could be another fun way to connect to people.

I love pretty pictures of books and bookshelves. They just look so cozy, you know? Especially the ones with cups of coffee or hot chocolate sitting next to them by a window seat.

Then I look at my books and, while I find them pretty enough to be worthy of Instagram, I don’t have any fancy window seats or extra Christmas lights and garland or adorable teacups to pair with them.

I do have a crazy cat and a small dog in dire need of a haircut. Do they count?

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2017 in Home

 

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Blog Resolutions

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  • Continue posting every day — last year was the first time really committing to this blog, and it’s been a fantastic habit both for my writing and for communicating with others (see, Mom, I promise I won’t turn into a hermit!).
  • Schedule out more posts in advance — I’m a procrastinator by design, but by actually scheduling and writing out more posts ahead of time, I’ll have more time on my hands to work more on my writing, reading, and drawing (… and video gaming).
  • Read more — definitely need to carve out more time for reading, not only to include some more reviews on this blog, but also because think of all the awesome books I’m missing out on!
  • Be better with commenting — I’m awful at this one, and I aim to be a lot better. Don’t take as long to reply to comments on my own posts, but also poke around more at other blogs on WordPress. I follow some amazing people around here, and I need to show them more love!

What about you all out there? Got any good resolutions, for blogging or otherwise?

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2017 in Home

 

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