This isn't a year-end review. This is a resolution to be a better adult next year.
I beta read this gem! Go pick up a copy in November!
I am very happy to announce that Math Paper Press in Singapore is publishing my first collection of short stories. There will be 17 altogether plus a foreword by Lontar Journal founding editor Jason Erik Lundberg. The cover art is by Eisner-award winning artist Sonny Liew.
The Infinite Library and Other Stories will be launched at the Singapore Writer’s Festival this November. Details to follow.
“Victor’s keen observational eye represents the clarity of the outsider—the Filipino writing about Singapore, and about the Philippines while apart from it, and about the world and the universe as an emissary of humanity—and you can almost see his verbal abilities stretching with the languidness of a well-fed housecat. Whether through the Ellisonian stylistic gymnastics of “Dyschronometria, or the Bells are Always Screaming”, or the hallucinogenic Phildickian leetspeak of “I m d 1 in 10”, or the faux-academic jargon of “An Excerpt from the Philippine…
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Haha, this guy is on point! Source: Ten Types of Authors Who Can Go Fuck Themselves
Breaking radio silence here to post exactly what it says on the tin 🙂 super honored! http://www.writersofthefuture.com/writers-of-the-future-contest-2nd-quarter-2017-winners/
Interesting discourse on art going on here.
I got metaphorically spanked a couple of days ago. Folks have been talking about the Fearless Girl statue ever since it was dropped in Manhattan’s Financial District some five weeks ago.I have occasionally added a comment or two to some of the online discussions about the statue.
Recently most of the Fearless Girldiscussions have focused on the complaints by Arturo Di Modica, the sculptor who createdCharging Bull. He wantsFearless Girl removed, and that boy is taking a metric ton of shit for saying that. Here’s what I said that got me spanked:
The guy has a point.
This happened in maybe three different discussions over the last week or so. In each case I explained briefly why I believe Di Modica has a point (and I’ll explain it again in a bit), and for the most part folks either accepted my comments or ignored them. Which…
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If you do not live in Davao or were not in Davao during the day of the bombing, do not mark yourself as "safe." Let those tools be used by the affected people and their loved ones. Do not share unverified "articles" and rumors about bombings in other places. There is a need to stay… Continue reading Some Notes about the Davao Bombing Tragedy
Note: Not a US citizen, but I have to admit that Trump winning would spell big trouble for my country, among many others. By Amanda Evans 1. “Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both equally bad.” There is no planet on which this is true. Even a good portion of Republicans think… Continue reading Things I Am Tired of Hearing
Even though I am the only one in my family with a Voter's ID, complete with biometrics, I couldn't vote. Why? Because no one could find my name on either the precinct or master list. What made it worse was that between 5am and 8am, I got sent from my precinct to the help desk… Continue reading How COMELEC Disenfranchised Me
“Although the labor conditions of motherhood and artists are both bad, the system maintains its power by teaching us to blame ourselves. Mothers spend a great deal of time feeling anxious and guilty that we’re not doing it right. Artists spend a great deal of time feeling insecure, discouraged, or fraudulent. Both groups would be served by understanding that these labor conditions are so terribly under-resourced that they set us up to fail or to always feel like we’re failing. If our lives as moms or artists aren’t going well, we are taught to believe it’s our personal deficiency, when it’s actually a function of the society’s structure.”
In an election year, and this election in particular, there is more talk than ever about class. On one extreme, we have Bernie Sanders, talking about revolution and remedying income inequality. On the other extreme we have billionaire Trump who represents the interests of the rich (to the degree that he represents anyone but himself), but is popular among poor and working class whites, particularly men. In this way, Trump is simply a caricature of the Republicans’ usual strategy, using racism and sexism to get poor and working class people to vote against their own self-interests. Our society is founded on this principle, this strategic manipulation of the white working class to accept terrible labor and living conditions.
For women, this manipulation has conditioned us to buy in to our labor being exploited and invisible. Inside of this mythology, I’m not spending six hours doing arduous emotional and domestic labor…
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