A SPELL TO MAKE IT RAIN TO DRIVE AWAY CROWDS
The National Novel Writing Month (better known as NaNoWriMo) has begun! The goal has always been the same: write a novel of 50,000 words or more over a period of a month. I’ve personally tried my hand at it, but never did quite get past the first week or so.
This year should be different.
Something wicked this way came, saw, and partied till midnight – Kontrabida Ball! Held at One Cafe & Events Place in Ortigas (on a Friday the 13th no less), this villain-themed Halloween celebration had baddies from fandoms both old and new unwind despite intense traffic and heavy rains. So what did you miss?
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you:
1) put together some of the hottest names in the local cosplay scene;
2) told them to get their inner villain on, and
3) added free-flowing food and drink into the mix?!
Well, wonder no more – Kontrabida Ball is finally here! And boy, is it shaping up to be loads of fun!
It’s new! It’s controversial! If you’re reading this, then you already know (or at least have heard about) the news surrounding Comic Con Asia this 2018. Touted as the freshest pop-culture convention that will hit Manila on March 24 – 25, Comic Con Asia certainly has some big boots to fill.
Should you be hyped for it? Read on!
In case it’s not immediately evident, this screenplay (of sorts) was inspired by Jason Laxamana’s sci-fi thriller Instalado. It’s my own take on the world he built – a brief snapshot of a what if.
Here we go.
In the movie Instalado (IMDB link), one is treated to a vision of a futuristic city on the horizon. Their holographic billboards float in the sky as the sun mercilessly beats down on a wide expanse of rain-parched farmland. It’s the perfect symbol of the film’s theme: the future is just around the corner, yet seemingly out of reach. The tale of Icarus comes to mind, and his daring journey to freedom on wings of wax. Does it fly?
This review has spoilers.
“Remember that body, Egwene. Remember that he tried to kill you. Kill us. Remember the Black Ajah. Remember them all the time. Because if you forget, just once, the next time, it may be you lying dead.”
— Nynaeve al’Meara, The Wheel of Time
Invisible, yet in plain sight. The idea of a person being a gray man is an attractive one. The words conjure up the image of a rugged, well-trained individual who is equipped to deal with any challenge life can bring before fading into the crowds. But how is it done? And what should you avoid?
Derived from both theory and practice, the process that I will cover in this – and in subsequent blog posts – should give you an idea of what to expect and what to prepare for. Yet this is just the first step of your journey. Feel free to add to what you read here with your own experiences and learnings. After all, we’re all students in this wide, wide world.
Let’s get started.
It’s about gosh-darned time! When we last checked out Starbucks’s newest drinks, the Banana Cream Pie Frappe was left on our list. Today is the day that I sampled this drink. Is it any good, or will I be split asunder by it’s strange taste?
Let’s find out.