Post-It #12

Things have been moving pretty fast lately. Which is impressive since I thought last month was busy. A quick rundown of events so far since I should go to bed soon:

  • We finally moved into our new place and after a bumpy day, the three of us are settling in. It’s spacious compared to our last apartment. I can’t wait to make this into a home I can love.
  • I’m starting back on a story a friend and I dreamed up back in college. We have quite a number of those but this one has had our attention the longest. Although we usually don’t reply to the other’s part for a few years, hopefully we can work on it more often and get started on another. Thinking on it, I’ll need to do some serious revisions on my end. And update my profile on the site.
  • Continuing on the topic of personal projects, I’ve been working on two zines. I set the deadline for one of them this month but my draft got packed away somewhere during the move. I’ll probably have to sketch it out again. The second one I’m taking my time with since I don’t really have it entirely figured out. You see zines with a consistent theme and something interesting  to give to their readers and I’m just meh. I’m considering getting a friend to help out. Well, she offered so I would just be accepting her help. I won’t rush it. I’ve got more than enough to think about before I dive into it.

The Eyes

“The eyes are the hardest to forget.
The eyes of her mother, wild and free. The eyes of her lover as he escorted her to the throne. Eyes forming a sea of green, blue and brown filled with horror. The eyes of a dead man outside the ballroom door.”

Post-It #11b

One short story in the bag! It’s nothing big. Something I wrote for my pen pal after being inspired by a poem she wrote based on a dream she had. This was in January. I finished it last night at 2 a.m. While I was typing it, I had youtube playing in the background to fill the silence. One of the videos was ‘how to make a zine’ by Jordan Clark. A project on my list is to do a series of zines. As I was watching, I was hit with another idea. I’m nearing my one year mark of living in New York and wanted to do a post of sorts to mark the occasion. I thought: what if I did a zine about my year here and sent it to folks back home who wanted one? Of course, to do this, I’d have to have a pretty good rough draft of the content and how it’ll look. And it’d have to be done by June at the latest so I could mail them out at a reasonable time. Between my promotion at work and moving at the end of the month (again), it certainly seems like a lot of my free time will be dedicated to this little project of mine.

But it’ll be great practice for future zines I have in mind.

Sidenote: Funny how both these posts correspond with each other. Hence the ‘a’ and ‘b’ part. The problem I spoke about before seems to be sorting itself out. Though, I’ll have to be careful not to stay up too late.

Around The Web

In a Heartbeat” is 4-minute short film following Sherwin, a middle school boy struggling to come to terms with his crush on Jonathan, the most popular boy in school. After his heart pops out of his chest, Sherwin must chase down his runaway heart before it reveals his true feelings to Jonathan and the entire student body.

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The creators are Beth David and Esteban Bravo, senior Computer Animation students at the Ringling College of Art and Design. The film was successfully funded on Kickstarter late last year and will hopefully be available for viewing online this summer. And what better film to truly bring in the warmer season. With a lack of LGBT+ animated movies, it’s great to see a film that takes a real, and often over-sexualized, topic and portrays it in a sweet, lighthearted way.