What I Have Been Doing Lately

In short, nowhere near as much as I should have…at least in terms of growing this blog. It’s like, as much as I desperately desire to get out of my current job (with at least one passive aggressive parent in particular), I don’t want to put in the work to do so. This is despite…

How Much Is Your Future Worth?

One minute I’m doing my own thing at work, trying to ignore my bout of slight dizziness due to an on going issue I’ve been dealing with for more years than I can remember, the next I see a tweet come across my screen saying that a podcast host I’ve been interacting with off and…

Choosing a Topic For Each Post

With Bonus Writing Advice This is a topic I’ve been wanting to work on for sometime, but either I didn’t have time, or it didn’t fit what I wanted to say at the time. After publishing my previous piece about the Parsec Fan Awards hosted by The Red Five Network, I figured what better time….

Time Management

Besides something I deeply struggle with and am trying to work on little by little everyday in order to get back on track with this place, what is time management? Google defines time management as, “the ability to use one’s time effectively or productively, especially at work”. By adding the word “especially” to the definition,…

A Lot Has Happened

Since I last released one of these, and for that I am sorry I know, what a title, right? Well it’s 100% true. To start with, I got sick. No, somehow not with COVID, thank goodness, but sick all the same. Thanks to one of the families I work with, I have a sinking suspicion…

Considering Opportunities

Well, this was something I never thought would happen to me. Recently a person who will remain nameless, offered me an incredible opportunity, one I NEVER thought would come my way. Without going into too much detail, I will simply say that they offered me a free book to review, along with a Q&A with…

The 2021 Parsec Fan Awards

The Science Fictionary After participating in the Dragon Awards at DragonCon for several years now, Andrew at Coruscant Radio Underground, chose to take on the task of creating his own fan awards that he called the Parsec Fan Awards. 2021 is the inaugural year and the categories range from Best Movie to Best Fight Scene,…

On the Topic of Experience

This post was supposed to be SO many other topics. The only problem was, no matter how far I got into each, they didn’t feel quite right for what I wanted to put out next. I liked the ideas, and will likely put them out at some point in the future (hence why I’m not…

Reacting to the Spider-Man No Way Home Trailer

And the Concept of Identity My reaction to finally getting the Spider-Man No Way Home trailer can be summed up in two words, YES and GLORIOUS! For my money so to speak, it was worth the wait. I’ll give my non-spoiler reaction first followed by spoiler reaction so that whether you’ve had time to see…

On Friendships

After my last posts having been on the downer topic of my medical drama, I figured it would be best to bring the mood back up by talking about the more cliched topic of friendship and my experience growing up and even currently, with it. While this is likely something I’ve touched on before, it’s…

Loki TemPad Prop (Ft. Cole from Etsy) and My Medical Update

Like I said in my previous post, things have honestly gotten a bit better. I’m luckily in a good position to be able to afford a cash paying option for my psychiatrist once or twice (can’t do that too much or it would drain my reserves too fast). I’ve also now reached a point where…

Where I’ve Been and What I’m Doing

Yet again, this was supposed to be a different post (seems to be a theme for me). Yet again, I’m here to talk about my medical situation. It’s never ending it seems. Just when I think I’m reaching a landing point and everything is calming down…nope! Life throws me another curveball and it’s back to…

Explaining Where I’ve Been and Talking About Billie-Jade

How to start this, how to start this, how to start this? Oh, well look at that, I started this. How to continue though? I guess the best course of action is by explaining where I’ve been and why it took me a bit to update this. The first reason is because I’ve had other…

A Second Cry for Help

This worked before, so I’m desperately hoping it works again. Life is just throwing a lot at my family and I and we could REALLY use your help. This time, it’s not for me, it’s for a close family friend’s four year old dog ironically named Lucky. Without surgery, two vets said her chance of…

A Cry for Help

Originally, this post was supposed to be about another blogger that I recently collaborated with who goes by the name Girl on the Spectrum. Due to an on going situation, I feel the need to post this instead. It’s basically a continuation of my previous two posts dealing with my medical situation. I keep putting…

Dealing with Life’s Issues (Part II)

Just as a refresher from my previous post, I was explaining what happened with me over the course of the last two months in regards to my psychiatrist who prescribes medicine to help me with my Autism, in particular, the medicine which helps me to focus and concentrate. It was a whole drawn out thing,…

Dealing with Life’s Issues (Part I)

Oh, what a couple of weeks it has been. To start with, it was May the 4th aka Star Wars Day aka my Disney Day aka my first time stepping into Batuu West. Then it was Mother’s Day and now we’re here, where I’m back to dealing with issues changing doctors. Specifically what I mean,…

May the 4th Be With You!

Hello everyone! Happy May the fourth! Little did I know growing up what this day would come to mean for me. At the time, all I knew about Star Wars was that it was a fun motion simulator ride in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland section (see Star Tours). That means yes, I took many trips to Endor….

The Intergalactic Pun Races

We all know life sucks and is imperfect, as I stated in my last two posts Life’s Imperfections Part I and Part II. If life was perfect, well 1) it would be considered Heaven, and 2) my life wouldn’t be the insanity it currently is thanks to mistakes made recently in my life. Anyway, what…

On Working Respite Care

Hey everyone, welcome back. I hope you’re all doing well and have enjoyed learning a bit more about me through my last few posts. In that same vein, I would like to continue by talking about what I do for a living, respite care. I have likely briefly touched on it in one or more…

Life’s Imperfections Part II

Picking up from where we left off in my last post, living in this time kind of sucks because it seems like from the moment you’re born, life is supposed to be a competition seeing who’s child can reach what milestones first, who can get the best music, singing, dancing, or other art-inspired lessons just…

Life’s Imperfections Part I

Humans aren’t perfect. So why do we try so hard day in and day out? Yes, it’s great to want to be your best, but there’s no reason anyone needs or should strive to be the best. If it happens, great, celebrate it as there was likely a lot of hard work that went into…

Taking Time to Smell the Roses

Taking time to smell the roses is a phrase many of us have likely heard more times than we can care to count, throughout all our years of living. The thing is, how many of us have actually done it? I know this is a cliched topic to talk about, but the difference is, rather…

Busy Life or Slow Life

Which Do I Prefer? After a stint of doing nothing, barely even going to the store as well, thanks to a COVID lockdown (that is someone in my house testing positive for it), my life has recently picked up. On top of the four families I already work with, I also picked up a fifth…

On Trends and Doing Your Own Thing

For many content creators I’m sure, at least a portion of their time revolves around researching trends and ensuring they stay with them, only occasionally drafting away to do their own thing. For me, I don’t really care, I always do my own thing regardless of if it’s trending at the time or not. I…

Moments

They make up every part of our lives from the time we are born until the time we die. Everyday we wake up, we have to chose what we want to with the limited amount of moments we are given each day. Growing up to as recently as now, I know that I haven’t been…

Well, It Finally Happened Part II

Someone in my house tested positive Day Three: Same thing as day two as I still wasn’t feeling the best and my natural state is sadly laziness. Unless I have an obligation to someone outside of my house, it’s hard for me to pull myself away from the entertainment that is TV on demand. Like…

Well…It Finally Happened Part I

Someone in my house finally tested positive While I’m not going to say who that person was that tested positive, just know that luckily they are doing better now. Sucked for them for a couple days, but on the plus side, the bulk of their illness occurred over the weekend and they were already working…

The Importance of Surrounding Yourself with the Right People

I’m sure everyone reading this knows how important it is to surround yourself with the right people growing up. The trick is, continuing to surround yourself with those same types of people even as you continue aging, going to college, getting a job and so on. They can mean the difference between you losing your…

Life is Life

Aka Remind Me Again Why I Wanted to Grow Up? As a kid, all many want is to grow up and be able to do the things the adults around them do. This includes things such as driving, having their own money, and doing things on their own without having to be driven anywhere or…

My Thoughts on the Election Results

Normally I don’t like getting too political as I will admit I don’t understand much about it (as I’ve always struggled with the political side of things beginning in high school and obviously continuing until now), I feel I have to make a statement. That statement being brought on by a threat begun by one…

2020 Isn’t Done Yet

As Much As I’m Sure We Wish It Would Be 2020 has been a rollercoaster for me for oh so much more than the usual reasons. The main thing being, my health. For some strange unknown reason, it chose this year to take what feels like a nose dive. My health isn’t deteriorating (as far…

Not Like Others Like Me

As I know I’ve mentioned before, I’m Autistic in the fact that I struggled academically and socially. It sucked and I was alone most of the time, lucky to have even one friend. What really sets me apart from other autistics though is that I’m not traditionally smart. Math and science just aren’t my thing….

Learning and Growing

Even with a few months yet to go, 2020 has been a heck of a year. Thinking about my life overall, this year has certainly felt like it’s had the most ups and downs as well as given me the time to really learn about myself. While most people normally go through this during their…

Conducting My Second Impromptu Interview

Ok, so that happened. While working on my latest piece for Future of the Force, I inadvertently conducted my second impromptu interview with Scott Christian Sava, author of the graphic novel Animal Crackers and screenwriter of the movie with the same name. My first was with @JediTink in regards to Force Fest happening August 28-30…

Being the Hero of Your Own Story

I know, I know, the chances that you have heard this before are high…very high. It took many years for me to reach this point, as I always felt like one of the background characters rather than the hero or even the goofy side kick. Now that I have a relatively stable sort of part-time…

The Speed of Days

Days and the hours which make them up, can be full of their ups and downs and pass by fast or slow. It all depends on what you’re doing and your enjoyment of that task. Sometimes, if you’re lucky enough, you’re not even doing a task at all. You’re able to just sit somewhere outside…

Escapism

To many, escapism simply means getting away from everything in life for a given period. This can range anywhere from a minute to an hour to a day to week/month or even year. For most though, escapism typically only lasts a couple weeks at most as they go on a long saved for vacation. Oh,…

Life Update

Ok wow, the amount of times I have begun a new post as I couldn’t figure out what to say or how to say it without offending someone, or decide what topic to cover in my posts. I just…between the politics I’ve heard on TV, COVID-19 (Corona Virus), Black Lives Matter and more, I feel…

Being Professional After an Awkward Situation

Well, like I brought up in my last blog post, I’m dealing with some scheduling issues as everyone wants to book me. The issue I’m facing now though, is that by not giving the first family ability to book me on Saturdays, they’re making me feel like I’m risking my job with them. Yes, I…

Life Update While Working on My Biggest Piece to Date

Wow, in between dealing with my work calendar, attempting to deal with my medical calendar-that is scheduling my first physical therapy appointment to hopefully deal with several bulging disks in my neck-and my own personal calendar (so I have time to do workout, do laundry, clean my room and bathroom, etc…)life has been insane lately….

A Reaction to All the Recent Chaos with Possible Solutions

Normally I don’t address the fact that large chunks of time may have passed between my postings, so anyone reading in the future isn’t distracted by that. In this case, I feel that I need to address that fact. The reason it’s been so long for me is because I needed time to take everything…

Cliched Thank You Post

Like the title says, I know this is cliched, but I have to do it. I have to randomly thank all of you who follow my blog and contribute to all my views and visitors everyday. Due to the fact that I’m not sure if everyone wants their name shared, I’m simply doing this massive…

Finally Discovering What is Wrong with Me

AKA Explaining my Strange Headaches Finally after about two and half, three months of unexplainable headaches that have been getting better with time, I was sent to an out patient clinic to get an MRI of both my head and neck. No, the joke that I literally got my head examined is not lost on…

Things I Wish I Had Time to Read

And Why I Don’t Hey guys, believe it or not, I’m working on this the same day I finished and scheduled my last post about being so busy. Sometimes I am, sometimes I’m not. Today simply happens to be one of the days I’m not super busy. Come Monday though…oh boy…that’s going to be crazy….

Busy Days Writing for Future of the Force

As a writer/blogger for Future of the Force, I have written about many pop culture topics. My favorite though, is Star Wars as it’s where my passion lies. While it could be said that I know the most about the history and story behind the Walt Disney company, Star Wars is where I thrive. I…

Staying Sane in These Insane Times + a Fun Contest Link

Some Days are Better Than Others Hey everyone. Yeah, you might be wondering about a certain section in my previous post. That section being, the one where I essentially beat on myself, calling myself ‘a pathetic loser without a real job’ or something to that affect. Needless to say, I was having bad moment/day fill…

Writing Advice

Continuing off my last post about how I chose topic ideas, I figured why not dive deeper into the other idea I touched on, writing advice. I wrote all through school, then moved on to writing for Future of the Force for a good bit, before deciding that no longer interested me and branched off…

The First Annual Parsec Awards

The Science Fiction Awards for Fans and Voted On By Fans With the first annual Parsec Awards and their after party (talking about a bunch of behind the scenes stories that went into making the show), having come and gone, it’s time to talk about them. What a first award show it was. It was…

My Relationship with My Current Job

In a word…frustrating, but part of that’s on me and my poor time management skills. It’s also what’s pushing me to work on this right now. The sooner I can get this up and running (and more potential sponsors) looking at this, hopefully the sooner I can quit this job. I don’t mean to bash…