Author: Guilliean

Filipina adjacent. (Bad) Feminist. INTJ-T. Mélomaniac. Pokémon Trainer. Reflector. Slytherin. Tsundoku. Water pig. Virgo sun, Aquarius moon, Libra rising. She/her.
there is no shelter from the storm

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

I picked up Pokémon Go on July 7, 2016, because I 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 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.

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Stars in Concert

Stars in Concert (Boulevard Theater)

Vegas is never short on entertainment. We boast some of the most diverse types of entertainment: musicals, Cirque du Soleil, magic, and so forth.

One that sticks out to me is impersonator shows or even shows that co-opt another style, like Human Nature or Rock of Ages.

My friend and her husband invited me to a show at the Boulevard Theater called Stars in Concert. It was an impersonator show.

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zen in the art of writing by ray bradbury

Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

I have decided to elevate Ray Bradbury to be the grandfather of my literary aesthetic, which is cinematic absurdist.

I found an essay (an interview, really) in this book where he states

all my stories are cinematic. … I may be the most cinematic novelist in the country today. All of my short stories can be shot right off the page. Each paragraph is a shot.

I KNEW there was a reason why I enjoyed his work so much!

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