(John Eats is a review series of everything you can consume – food, videos, games, and practically everything else. Whether its bad for your waistline or satisfying for your soul, I’ll always have a review – and an opinion – about it. Enjoy!)
Lovecraftian horror meets strategic deckbuilding in this easy-to-learn mobile game from the young men and women at the Cornell University Game Design Initiative! Will you be succeed in your efforts to raise a dead god (and hopefully survive the process)? Or will you – gasp – fail?
Continue reading John Eats @ Underhand (Android/iOS)
A SPELL TO MAKE IT RAIN TO DRIVE AWAY CROWDS
Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017 – Chapter 2
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.
Continue reading NaNoWrimo 2017 – A Fictional Grimoire
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?
Continue reading John Recounts: Kontrabida Ball 2017
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!
Continue reading See You At Kontrabida Ball 2017!
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!
Continue reading Comic Con Asia 2018 – A First Look
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.
Continue reading Fiction Writing: Instaladong Kopya
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.
Continue reading John Eats @ Instalado