Everything just pales in comparison to the X Games even if they would normally be exciting. All-con went well as usual. Dallas Comic Con was exhausting (but I got to meet Ming-na Wen). Anime Matsuri, I have more mixed feelings about. It's complicated. I did get a lot of cool articles and photos out of it for JRock247 and NekoPOP. I also got to interview Anna Tsuchiya via email after the con. Honestly I've fallen out of touch with a lot of Japanese entertainment and fashion. Don't get me wrong; I still enjoy it. Other things have just taken precedent in my life. Nevertheless, I appreciate the opportunities I get to share something cool, especially when it can also raise awareness like the drama IS which is about intersex teens.
On the subject of raising awareness, I did the inadvisable and addressed the trolls. However, I did it through another post, and I want to share here so that people can understand why yellowface is still a problem today. As evident with all my blogs and the poems on Rogue Group Writing, social justice has come into the forefront of my life. I want my writing to educate, provoke, and inspire; I want it to make the world a better place.
Unfortunately I haven't reconciled the need to address present-day, real world issues with my fictional worlds very well yet. I hope I can figure this out better. Sometimes I go through my old works, and I smile at what came out of me (sometimes I cringe). I just posted a document titled "fairytale1" on my computer. I couldn't figure out what it was at first, and then when I read it, "JacQ the Space Pirate - a Sci-fi Fairy Tale", I was very amused. The X Games made me realize that I can't sit and wait for inspiration to come or for my life to stabilize so that I can think about stories. I just got give it a shot. Right now I'm a bit too frazzled with burlesque matters and another con (I know I'm making excuses but I have a show tomorrow that I really should be focusing on), but I'm ready to make my life change. Before I leave you, here's one more link. It's to the 2015 issue of The Gunpowder Review, which contains two of my poems: click here to buy a copy.
Quote of the Day
"If no one thinks you can, then you have to. Nothing is more important than inspiring people to believe anything is achievable." - Colton Satterfield