Technological Flaw

When you are an artist, what you do defines who and what you are. You develop a taste for a genre, a style, or a theme even. Then, people see you as that person who loves this or that. Sometimes, you become that person without knowing it.

The False Influence

A few years ago I fell in love with the HBO series, True Blood. I had an idea for a novel series, and I started looking around to make sure I didn’t see it somewhere else by mistake. As a result, I stumbled upon the Trubie world and became a fan myself.

In like manner, I ended up writing a few novels in the vampire genre and found myself becoming a paranormal romance author. Something was off. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I didn’t feel like myself. Moreover, one of my best friends read my books and found it lacking something.

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Star Trek Discovery The Terran Universe

The series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they encounter new worlds and civilizations, delving into familiar themes and expanding upon an incident that has been talked about within the franchise’s universe but never fully explored. — Google

The Death of Lorca

When writing for The Geek Initiative, I was the “official” review of the new Star Trek series, Star Trek Discovery. I wrote a review for each episode, and when sources came out that Captain Lorca would meet his death, I was quite angry.

Follow my reasoning here: Star Trek was always on the “right sight of things,” and here, we could tangibly feel that DISCO was about showing the dark side of The Federation, Starfleet and everything it implies.

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The Underrated Event Horizon

When the Event Horizon, a spacecraft that vanished years earlier, suddenly reappears, a team is dispatched to investigate the ship. Accompanied by the Event Horizon’s creator, William Weir, the crew of the Lewis and Clark, led by Capt. Miller, begins to explore the seemingly abandoned vessel. However, it soon becomes evident that something sinister resides in its corridors, and that the horrors that befell the Event Horizon’s previous journey are still present. — IMDB

1997 People Had Hope!

When my mother went to Blockbusters, we were members with our cards and all where six movies would cost only like $10.00 for rentals. Good times! Well, I was a fan of the Alien franchise, Ripley being a role model to me. I wanted to watch Alien III because it was the one I didn’t watch, but the movie wasn’t there.

The guy behind the counter suggested Event Horizon. He said that the movie was science-fiction and horror mixed together. He said I’d like it. So, my mother rented it, and when coming home, we put pushed play on the VHS and the movie that changed my perception of time and space started.

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Cyber-Plagiarism

We are in the cyber era where everything is one click away. The Internet is available almost everywhere and getting faster than ever. One second you’re a trend, the other you’re in oblivion. One thing doesn’t go unpunished, plagiarism. Where does it stand in the Cyber Age?

First Off

Plagiarism is not new. It traveled the ages for millennia ever since “monkey see monkey do.” We copy what we believe is helpful, get us attention, or make us look cool. It’s no brainer, and it doesn’t take PH.D. in psychology to recognize the signs of people copying what they see.

When I studied art, we would copy what our eyes saw. That is to train the eye to replicate what it sees in detail from shapes to nuances of colors. Graphic Design and Illustration are two practices among many to develop the eye in precise training to copy and mimic. Even recognize whatever it sees and associates it with basic shapes and colors.

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Authors of the New Millennium

The Internet saw the light of day on January 1st, 1983 when ARPANET espoused TCP/IP. It became the “all-network” and today’s Internet. It brought with it unlimited possibilities as it grew — one of them, a competition to the traditional entertainment.

Online Freedom

Just like many fields in entertainment, whether it is art, music, acting, or even writing, education can now be through the Internet. I took both traditional “going to school” art classes and online. It cost a fraction of the price, and I’ve learned more from workshops than I ever did by sitting in a class. Don’t let a building fool you when it comes to entertainment. Why? Because talent speaks for you. Your portfolio is your resume.

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