Guilliean Pacheco

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Filipina adjacent. Cinephile. (Bad) Feminist. Mélomaniacal. MFA. Pokémon Trainer. Raconteuse. Slytherin. Tsundoku. @writeropolis

Are you participating in the write_on 2019 Challenge?

If so, let’s trade letters! April is National Letter Writing Month. I discovered the 30-day Write_On challenge on Instagram a couple of years ago. You write letters for 30 days to 30 people. Simple enough, right? But… what is it? We started the Write_On campaign in 2014 with our friends, our families, and our fans to help boost our letter writing output, hoping to create a habit by doing so. We quickly found that the benefits and the power in handwritten correspondence reinforced our need to write, that connecting with others through letters was central to our wellbeing, and we were hooked.write_on campaign website Who can say no to that? I’m all about keeping the USPS in business, even if my best friend A would tell you otherwise! So, if you’re participating, shoot me an email with your address. Send Me Love! You can use my business address to send…

Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings by Shirley Jackson

I’ve always had this quirky obsession with stories about families over the years. The Chronicles of Narnia. The Baby-Sitters Club. The Fast and the Furious. I would even include Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark. I’m talking about Shirley Jackson’s “Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings.” I found myself commiserating with her stories about her family and the goofy stuff they’ve had to suffer through together. Even something as silly as who left the hose out. I got to thinking why I gravitate towards stories about fictional families and not-so-fictional ones. Is there a universal truth about being a part of a family? Not that I don’t enjoy stories about orphans – though there is always a glut of those. But I think it’s because everyone has a story to tell. I didn’t have the idyllic family life like Ms. Jackson and her husband gave to…

Nils Peterson at the Willow Glen Library, December 2016

I had the pleasure of seeing former Santa Clara County poet laureate Nils Peterson at the Willow Glen library in December 2016. In case you were wondering why I’m only now posting it is because I’ve had this sitting in my “to post” folder for ages! What I enjoyed about his overall style, compared to other poetry readings I’ve been to, is that he repeated himself. He would recite a poem or thought, and repeat it, in case we didn’t hear him in the first time. After he would do that, he would take it one step further and make comments on it, as though it were a dialogue between speaker and attendee. It helped the audience comprehend what he was saying. To me, that was a fun and engaging way to present the material, rather than intoning on it like the work was sacred. He made the poetry accessible…

There is No Shelter from the Storm: My Naming Convention for Pokémon Go

I picked up Pokémon Go on July 7, 2016. I basically wanted to relive my childhood. I had to share a GameBoy with my kid brother and I watched him defeat the Elite Four of the Kanto region back in the day. We couldn’t afford a separate GameBoy for me, so I played his saved files. I watched the first season religiously. I wrote fanfiction. We collected cards but we didn’t get far because, again, we were poor. I learned the Poké Rap. I collected the soundtracks. I memorized types. I favored water and psychic types. Still do! I still have a life-sized Togepi that I got in high school – and it’s currently in storage – that I refuse to give up. When they announced Pokémon Go, I thought I would give it a chance. But then I got caught up in the frenzy. I quickly joined Team Instinct,…

#Vegas! Support My Book Drive!

Are you spring cleaning? Deep diving into KonMari? Need to unload your books? Textbooks? Novels? Mass market paperbacks? I CAN HELP. I don’t know about you but the taxman cometh. To help minimize these unfair burdens on my already stretched thin checkbook… I’m ramping up my low key side hustle on Amazon Marketplace. If you’re in the general Las Vegas area and have books in sellable condition, please let me know. You can email me, or shoot me a voicemail, or throw up a smoke signal. I’m happy to drive to your home and pick them up off your porch at a designated time. I work typical office hours so it’s hard for me to coordinate much more than that. You don’t even need to talk to me. I’ll be on my way before you know it haha. I hope that you can lend a hand and clean out your…

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