FilmUp: Our Top 3 Films at SXSW 2018

Published by FilmUp.co on March 25, 2018.

Astonishing: Our 3 Top Films at SXSW 2018

FilmUp: Girl Power Film + Media Summit 2018

Published by FilmUp.co on March 13, 2018.

Unrivaled Women: Girl Power Film + Media Summit 2018

 

Atropine

To wither, to rise
To the ambient gospel
That I am the vine
& my atrium devours
The light and sublime
But the thorny vein
Is opacity, defined
Project the wildest,
Divine, divine.

 

*Previously published on EmphasisMine.org and Emphasis Mine facebook in 2016.

Trouble Is

Voice of a pendulum
Swinging and arcing
With the occasional ricochet
But even with tiny tremble,
Movement that continues forward
Sharply disguised as backwards.
Afterall,
Here she sits
The atmospheric disturbance
With the grace of an atom bomb.
With one toe in the river,
Watching the pensive water break
As if anything but Giardia ever came from rivers.
Look.
I know I’m no permanent energy source
Lately, I’m barely a damp ember
Considering the worth of a dim burn.

*Previously published on EmphasisMine.org and Emphasis Mine facebook in 2016.

Alice, the Undying

Alice isn’t slowing down.
Alice is bracing for impact.
…but wait! Wait!
She’s not the un-believer!
The strayest heart
LIVES! And Truly!
Burrowed in that very chest
…yes, but sir! Sir!
You see, she’s witnessed The Equations!
She’s shadowed the Ball of Probability!
And quite clearly,
Almost all of the Distortions
Most -certainly- are not in her favor!
… if you could just! Just!
Listen,
The potions are dangerous!
Invigorating!
Infuriating!
Indignant!
One will make it stop,
But will also stop her heart
And one will can end the cycle,
But only with a thousand potion bottles
In between!
…madam! Madam!
If you could give just a moment!
Surely you’d be wise enough to see
Or kind enough to-
… please I’m trying to expl-
… if I could ju-
… no, of cour-
… yes, but i-
… i-
No.
Alice has landed.
Whole access granted.
So hear me between lines
That in this Wonderland mine,
These distortions are distributed
By only those that are inhibited
So take the hand extended
And come away commended
From that rigid dream
Of merely a means
For your escape
With wings to drape
Because here, we do not fall
But at our own pace.

 

*Previously published on EmphasisMine.org and Emphasis Mine facebook in 2016.

The Fabricator

Hush.
Be still.
With your sanity redacted,
You can be free again.
Know that I am the Fabricator
Clutch this numb, frigid hand
And no reality
Will come to you,
Will destroy your peace,
Will haunt your dreams;
Together we will
Rewrite our consumption,
Recollect and reconfigure
The cogs of our existence.

 

*Previously published on EmphasisMine.org and Emphasis Mine facebook in 2016.

The Silhouette

Paradox used to be my favorite word.

Until I became it.

And now, I’m so far from who I am
That I couldn’t get any closer
I’m the loudest in the muffled silence,
Most flamboyant in my reluctant hesitance
And most habitual in my stark unpredictability.

And next, freedom will build my prison.
But ever more, weakness will hold my strength
And misfortune my fortune
And I will build everything from my nothing.

 

*Previously published on EmphasisMine.org and Emphasis Mine facebook in 2016.

Geek Initiative Comic Review: Glitterbomb #1

Reviewed Glitterbomb, vol 1 for Geek Initiative on Oct. 11, 2016. Link to review is here.

…While reality remains an intact, accessible concept, Zub stretches the boundaries of the norm uncomfortably but beautifully. The revelation of how this “gift” is transposed is still vague and unclear this early in the series but appears to be somehow connected to prior ocean experiences.

Uh, stay out of the oceans if you don’t want stabby tentacles, I guess, kids?…

Geek Initiative Comic Review: Angel Catbird #1

Reviewed Angel Catbird, vol 1 for Geek Initiative on Sept. 18, 2016. Link to review is here.

…First, Angel Catbird is an odd story, but a lightweight sort of odd.

Odd how? Well, we’ve seen plenty of animal transformation comics, but not two animals merging with one human to make two parts animal, one part human. This atypical change was also expertly depicted by artist Johnnie Christmas. Animal transformation illustrations can be cheesy, tacky or awful if not handled with focus and tact, but Johnnie skillfully delivered for all animal transitions in the story…

Geek Initiative Comic Review: Witchfinder #4, City of the Dead

Reviewed Witchfinder vol. 4 City of the Dead for Geek Initiative on Sept 16, 2016. Link to review is here.

Everything was apropos, even the 1800s English dialect which was appropriately spoken based on the social rank and impressively on point, which made the story all the more alluring and believable. In example, tunnel diggers and grave diggers had a free-spoken, less grammatically correct English with more cursing while Sir Edward, doctors and judges had posh, educated and grammatically correct speech.