During this Pandemic, I am using my time to write my graphic novel, and since I can’t draw, I take a lot of photos and use them as references to send to my artist. While scrolling through my phone, I came across a picture of my husband and me when we went to the anime expo in 2019. I enjoy anime. I love the Content of the stories of the show or manga (Japanese comics). The characters and the design of the characters, and let us not forget the backstories on what inspired the creators. One style of anime, in particular, I not only found great ideas in storytelling I just got in is called Yaoi (it is Boy Love or guy on guy interaction) I remember getting ready to go to the event because it was my first time dressing up to go to the event. My costume was Noiz (Noise) from a Yaoi computer game/anime called Dramatical murder. FYI Dramatical murder is a science fiction and visual romance novel in which players assume the role of the protagonist named Aoba Seragaki. ( I won’t get into detail about it, if you want to know about it, just look it up on google.) Anyway, it was amazing to see so many people dressed up as their favorite characters from other anime shows. There were so many games that were being promoted, new animes in development, and gadgets. There were crowds of people going to booths of memorabilia, getting food, some people would get into character and act out a scene of the show their role was from. It was so exciting. I would take a lot of photos not just to post on social media, but to use as a reference because after we left the anime expo, I went home and got started on my Yaoi Graphic Novel.
During this quarantine, everyone required to stay at home except for the essential workers, which is what I am. I am always out I am rarely home, I love being at home; it is my escape from this world. The room that I call my sanctuary is my office. When you enter the room– The room is small like a child bedroom enough room for a twin-size bed, a dresser, and the child's toys, with one window to bring in the morning light. The color of the room is White as an eggshell; it gives the feeling of a canvass, draw, and paint what you want your world to look. There are two desks, one on the left and one on the right. The desk on the right is long and light brown. It belongs to my husband because he is in Law. His desk is divided with different décor on the right is Star Wars memorabilia and on the left books on Law, and documentation on cases. There are three University degrees hanging on the wall.
When it comes to writing stories, I look for ideas and references in family events or shows I have watched. I grew up in the 1980s so, watching a lot of cartoons like looney toons and sitcoms like Married with Children and Titus. Watching tv was my favorite thing to do as a kid. As I got older, I came across "Downtown" an animation tv series on MTV. I purchased Married with Children and Titus on DVD just in case my digital videos get deleted are damaged (which they did a year ago, and yes, I cried) I purchased "Downtown" later, I occasionally watch the DVD sitcoms because they help give me ideas for my stories. Maybe I should explain why I choose Married with Children, Titus, and Mtv Downtown. Let's start with Married with Children.
Let's go Shopping at IKEA!!!
Music has always played an essential role in my life. Wherever I go or do, I still have my music with me, especially during this time where everyone must stay-at-home. I am one of the few who got lucky and has a job that falls under the essential category.
I recently join the Vocal+ because I wanted to join the challenges, and I saw this challenge called "Love More" I have to pick three things, so it took me three days to narrow down my choices. Let me see, a photo, a social media account, and a video that brings me joy. Well, that's easy, you should get a cup of coffee first so that you can enjoy this story.