Yo, my name is Guilliean Pacheco. I’m a thirtysomething of the female persuasion. I refer to my heritage as Filipino adjacent. To be clearer, I’m an American of Filipino, Chinese, Spanish, German, and French descent. I possess a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco. My current boyfriend is music. I’m a Northern California native, born in Oakland, and subsequently raised in Union City and Modesto.

I live in Las Vegas normally, if one can call living in Vegas normal.

What is gpacheco.org? It’s the digital playground for what I do. I am a creative writer, photographer, web designer, occasional filmmaker, and fangirl.

Some of my hobbies include movies (being a massive fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe), and games like Pokémon Go (Team Instinct for life), and Kingdom Hearts Union Cross.

I was adopted by a Shih Tzu/Poodle mix named Jack on December 26, 2012.

We're not ambi-turners.
We’re not ambi-turners.

I write for the ones who see the extraordinary in the mundane. I refer to my writing aesthetic as “cinematic absurdism.” I’m influenced by Jack Kerouac, Emily Dickinson, Walt Disney, J.K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, Sandra Cisneros, Billy Wilder, Angela Carter, William Shakespeare, Joan Didion, Alfred Hitchcock, Shirley Jackson, and Rod Serling.

But not necessarily in that order.

I randomly quote Futurama, and possess a sonic screwdriver for those timey-wimey emergencies.

Like a typical millennial, I’ve got that wanderlust in my soul. I’ve been to Chicago, Houston, Raleigh, and Oahu, not the trips back and forth to places in California. Road trips clear my head and inspire me creatively. I drive a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan, which is useful in this hobby of mine. Her name is Idris.

What does unlovely mean? It’s no secret that having your own site is part and parcel for getting the word out on what you do. If I didn’t have this, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do. A lot of influencers seem to have great clothes, pristine white teeth, and perfect hair and a “look at me, I’m so great, I went traveling around the world because of my blog and YOU CAN TOO!” marketing approach. That’s not me. Clearly. I know I shouldn’t compare myself to others. I find that I often do because they’re the ones who are raking in the business. It’s a popularity contest, just like in real life. It’s not that they make me feel unlovely; I make myself do it all on my own. Instead of running away from that, I embrace my epithet. My self-styled sobriquet. And, if I feel unlovely, there are probably lots of others who feel the same way too. So, let’s embrace that. Every one of us. We can be unlovely together.

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