Guilliean Pacheco

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Filipina adjacent. Cinephile. (Bad) Feminist. INFJ. Melomaniac. Polymath. Raconteuse. Tsundoku. Wanderlust.

My ideal tracklisting for the cancelled Mutya Keisha Siobhan album

I could wax poetic about one of my favorite UK girlbands and the drama they went through over the years. But I won’t. There are mounds of articles that do that all for me. The three founding members of Sugababes – Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan, and Siobhán Donaghy – released their comeback single in 2013 as the newly christened Mutya Keisha Siobhan to great fanfare. Right around the release, I kept reading these uplifting articles, bucking for these girls to do it right this time around. “Flatline” is a slice of pop perfection that still plays well today and will continue to do so. It’s catchy, smooth, and really embraces their harmonies. Check it out below: I’ve been following and supporting these girls since I first heard their record. I’ve bought both Shiv and Muts’ solo albums. I was BEYOND psyched when they got over their differences and decided to…

Calling all Nevada poets!

In an effort to get the word out and supporting my local writing community, I’m happy to share this press release from Helen: a literary magazine for my fellow Nevada poets. Helen: a literary magazine is holding our fourth annual Helen Stewart Poetry Award. Only unpublished poems are eligible for the award. Poets currently living in the state of Nevada may submit up to three poems per entry. There is an optional $5 entry fee. Winner of the contest will receive $100 cash prize and publication on our website. Only those who enter the contest and are Nevada state residents will be considered. All entries will be considered for publication in our web issue. The judge for our contest is Anna Leahy. She is the author of the poetry collections Aperture and Constituents of Matter and the nonfiction book Tumor and the co-author of Conversing with Cancer and What We…

Coming clean in 2019

So I’ve kept this a secret for awhile now because it’s embarassing. Now that it’s been completed, I feel strong enough to do so. Also, because if you can’t be real on your blog, where can ya? I declared chapter 7 bankruptcy last year. So how did I get here? Simple. I finished grad school. I had a good job and a decent place to live, but it was time to go home. I was missing out on a lot of the fun and the memories. Distance does NOT make the heart grow fonder. I was living paycheck to paycheck. But the nature of it isn’t financially healthy for anybody. There is a part of me that will always ache to live in California. But the cost of living is so high! Making headway on my debt – and I’m only one person! – was damn near impossible. I wasn’t…

Best Year Ever 2018: Mixtape

As is custom, my end of the year mixtape featuring my top 10 most played songs of the year. I call this one: Call a Paramedic for Proof of Rose-Colored Hard Feels. 2018 was a great year for pop music. Solid releases, breakout stars, gossip. Calvin Harris — Feels (featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, & Big Sean) Paramore — Proof Paramore — Hard Times Run the Jewels — Call Ticketron Tony Toni Toné — Feels Good Paramore — Rose-Colored Boy SOB x RBE — Paramedic! Young Love — Turn It Up Camila Cabello — OMG (Featuring Quavo) Kylie Minogue — Stop Me from Falling Clicking on the images will take you to purchase the songs via Amazon Music. Proceeds are poured directly into unlovely. Thank you for your consideration!

Best Year Ever 2018: Movies

I saw quite a few movies this year in theaters. These were my favourites. Again, in no particular order. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Winchester Read my review on Winchester here. A Star is Born Black Panther Annihilation Deadpool 2 Hereditary Ant-Man and the Wasp A Quiet Place Avengers: Infinity War Clicking on the movie posters will take you to purchase them through Amazon. Every purchase goes right back to unlovely. Thank you for your consideration!