1st Anniversary/ My Favourite Posts

1st Anniversary/ My Favourite Posts

Happy anniversary to me!

Hi everyone!  It was one year ago (April 11th to be exact) that I did my first post for this blog.  I’ve covered a fair bit of ground since then, from opinions and interviews, to poetry and reblogs.

To celebrate, I would like to share a few of my favourite posts.  These are not necessarily my most popular, but ones that I particularly enjoyed putting together.  Check them out!

Conventions:  Cosplay – as a regular attendee of Fan Expo Canada, I used this event to do a series of posts on various aspects of a typical convention.  One of my favourites was covering cosplay.  It is one of the most expressive forms of fandom that you will ever see, and the talent and originality of the costumes are always one of the highlights of any convention.

Convention Artist Interviews – These were just fun.  Liz Parkes, Ken Wheaton and Alex Chung gave me a chance to try out my interviewer skills and each offered a unique glimpse into the world of the convention artist.

The Perfect Writer’s Block – This was my first WRITER post and the how I met some of my online writing friends.  It was also my first chance to work my way back to becoming a writer.

Stephen King, Madness and the Monster – This was one of those posts that just HAPPENED.  I came across King’s essay for Playboy and it just evolved from there.

W.I.G.’s Top 20 Awesome Canadian Sci-Fi Film Stars – I will never underestimate the time it takes to do a list like this EVER AGAIN….but it was fun!  I even did a second one.

Space Oddities-08.21.2016: TNO Niku – My first Space Oddities post.  This is still one of  the coolest articles that I have come across.  Unfortunately there have been changes to the site of the second article and it can no longer be viewed.

What Is Mom Guilt Teaching Our Kids? – It’s okay to be a parent who isn’t perfect.

The Writers’ Party – Sometimes you just need a little motivation from some people who know a thing or two about the craft.

A Writer’s Conversation with Her Madness  – To keep sane, you need to go a little mad.

My own little writing quotes – For those times that you just need a boost.

Space Oddities-10.30.2016: ISS tour and Artificial Meteors – The International  Space Station and meteors on demand.  How cool is this!!!

I have really enjoyed working on this blog and it was great to stroll down memory lane.   🙂

Feel free to comment and share any posts of mine that you have enjoyed!

Thanks for everything guys!!!   🙂  🙂 🙂

 

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A Writer’s Conversation with Her Madness

A Writer’s Conversation with Her Madness

While I sometimes like to write a poem without giving the “story” behind it, in this case I wanted to do a dark poem about writing.  I wanted to try to make the passionate urge/fear of writing something tangible.

It’s a conversation between a writer and that feeling, which slowly drives her mad.

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You ooze out of my skin

I will slice you and leave scars

That itch and sting

Do I make you uncomfortable?

You take glee in knowing that I….

You have no immunity to me

That I will fall ill to your poison

Again and again

For every small triumph over you

I will make you suffer more

You grow like a tumour in my head

You are ever aware of my presence

But you are too small to cut out

Lest you slice that part of your brain

That holds my sanity

That precious sanity

That I cling to like a babe to its mother

That I’m so quick to steal from you

So in darkness I fall

‘Til the day comes when you say

NO MORE!

And you quietly give into madness

Pausing just long enough to hear you say

“What took you so long?”

 

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Reblogs, Rethinking and Thanks

Reblogs, Rethinking and Thanks

First of all I apologize for being late with my GEEK post.  I have been finding it more difficult to keep up with blogging lately due to other commitments.  I have also found that my Well of Creativity is running a little low.  To give myself a boost, I thought that I would just take a step back and pick some of my favourite GEEK posts from when I started 7 months ago.

Wow, 7 months.  I just received the 500 Likes LIKES tag recently and just reached over 100 followers to my site.  This is now my 70th post and I have had over 860 visitors.  My growth has been slow compared to other bloggers but I’m okay with that.  I offer a mixed bag of stuff here and I know that my material doesn’t necessarily fit into the “mainstream” or “popular” category.

I think that since I have been focusing on writing and school, my mind has wandered off track a bit when it comes to my blog.  I also haven’t dedicated myself to reading the posts of those that I follow as often as I should.  Looking back at some of my favourite posts is giving me a chance to reboot a bit…that, and large amounts of caffeine.  🙂

If you have followed me for a while, I hope that you don’t mind me rehashing some older material.  If you are new, maybe you will find something you like.

So, here they are….

This was my VERY FIRST POST. It talks about how comics today are much darker than in the past and how we, as parents, can navigate this change as our kids get into reading them.

Then and now…

I did a multi-part series on Conventions early on, with my focus on Fan Expo Canada. Part of it was to give myself material to work with, and part was a way to get traffic to my site by posting on the Facebook Fan Expo Canada page.  Was this the best way to go?  In retrospect maybe not, but I did learn a lot and met some very cool people along the way.

Conventions: Cosplay

I’m adding these two posts because these guys are convention friends of mine who helped me with my first interview blogs (I have done 5 in total now).  They are talented, awesome artists who helped me realize that I really like this interview idea.

Ken Wheaton

Alex Chung

I never realized just how much work went into these “Top xx” types of lists until I actually did one.  I have since posted it on http://www.creator.co and they have “edited” it to meet their standard style/format guidelines for promoting purposes, but I still like my original best.

W.I.G.’s Top 20 Awesome Canadian Sci-Fi Film Stars

I never expected to like this last post as much as I did.  I can’t even put my finger on why it appeals to me so much.  Maybe it’s because it taps into to my darker nature.

Stephen King, Madness and the Monster

Well, there you have it, some of my favourite GEEK posts.  I hope that you like them.  It was nice to take a look at what I’ve done.  It will inspire me to come up with new and creative ideas for future posts.

Thanks everyone for reading my blog, taking the time to comment, follow me, or even just hitting the LIKE button.  Your support is really appreciated.  I look forward to sharing more with you in the future!

-Tina

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