pepperprints replied to your post: These past seven days: gets fast-track…

reaches for you across miles

crosses the St. Lawrence River by inner tube

You seem to travel a lot and enjoy yourself, may I ask what it is you do (or what career you are working towards)?

I GO HARD’S WHAT I DO.  I currently work on Broadway, which is definitely what I do not want to pursue, fun though it’s been — but in the past, and finally this year (and into the future), I’ve been involved in the non-profit or human rights-centric sectors.  Until this year (which has been a very….. unusual year, to say the least), through that involvement in academics, non-profits, &c, I found many opportunities to travel!  I’ve also worked overseas.  I’m a lucky one.  

As for the career I’m working toward — I’m intending to use a law degree to either become a civil rights attorney or similar.  Word the day is ‘non-profit.’  

The ultimate career I’m working toward is ‘middle-aged Sociology professor who  wears cardigans and drinks tea and writes books in a cozy office.’  That’s a few more steps yet!

These past seven days: gets fast-tracked to a VA Hospital position, passes the NYPD exam with a 94%, gets back to writing creative non-fiction, pays for own flights, opens new bank account, will schmooze with James Franco (i know) this evening, and still is too afraid to make a necessary doctor’s appointment.


samuel beckett


samuel beckett

Story of the day is the mysterious swapping of the Brooklyn Bridge’s American flags for white flags.

Story of the day is the mysterious swapping of the Brooklyn Bridge’s American flags for white flags.

01 because i actually don't know!! 50. 13.

01. It’s Hopey from Love and Rockets (Locas, Jaime Hernandez’s stories)! I’m much more a fan of Gilbert Hernandez’s Palomar saga, but Hopey is one of the characters who looks most like me — at least when she sports long hair — and she’s also mixed like I am: half Latina and half white (not to get Exotic White Bread, but we’re both half Scottish; what the serendipity). Also, what’s not to like about an establishment-bucking, 1980s queer DIY punk girl.


 Send the kids to the garden

the cypresses burdened down
to make a perfect pair
spread on a blanket
the angels wasting their tears
when your wet face turns to cheer

Tiny little voices won’t take nothing from no one
Tiny little fingers won’t pull nothing from nowhere

The children are begging
the smiling rain clouds
to please reflect my tears
leaves fall from nowhere
I won’t beg your pardon
I won’t be there when you laugh

Tiny little voices won’t take nothing from no one
Tiny little fingers won’t pull nothing from nowhere

And find a way to set them straight
these kids are all begging to trade
their ghosts away and let them fade and let them…
All of their open smiles just sit and wait, to sing a brutal song

Asobi Seksu, Lions and Tigers

13. I’ve been told — and am fairly certain — I’m a good actor, which is probably par the course when you attend an arts high school and participate in the theatre certification program.  I did improv, stage combat, mask work, and some stylized theatre, to name a few areas.  I participated in a number of school productions — some being more of and by the students than the official school productions, but all good experiences.  As I remember mentioning to you, my favorite role in all those theatre productions, activities and sundry was playing Macbeth himself (not an official production, as though it needs disclaiming).  As I remember mentioning here a while back, when I decided to turn my focus to academia, the department head and my assortment of teachers of theatre topics treated it as a personal loss and took great pains to tell me so/persuade me to come back.  I still do love acting; I found a more fulfilling means of expression through writing, however, and it was around the time I dropped theatre/acting that I realized pouring myself into writing was foremost.

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9. I EXPLORE ON FOOT A WHOLE LOT. I love walking around — imbibing the flow of a city, learning new routes, shortcuts, finding new restaurants, or places to try new, creative coffees and teas.  I live in New York City, which furthers that passion for just walking, learning, looking; it only takes a few blocks before the ambiance, the atmosphere of a neighborhood can turn radically different.  New, small innovative points — whether art installations, new cafes, or open events, I could say that almost every day, I’m stumbling across something new.  (I also have this predilection for urban exploration, which manifests here on a less dramatic scale — but the idea is tucked away there; I usually supplement my wandering different neighborhoods by listening to New York City history podcasts, which add an extra dimension of intrigue and the motivation to look for particular small pieces of NYC past that I’d otherwise have missed amid all that urban bustle.)  I walk half the length of Manhattan multiple times a week — either with friends, or before/after work. It gives me focus, clarity, inspiration, stimulation, a chance to listen to music or the excessive number of podcasts I follow. Wandering is the catholicon, the catalyst.  All hail.

13. I am good at learning languages, i.e., I can pick up and retain often complex grammatical structures and lexicons.  This has really come in handy when on the fly in countries I’ve found myself studying in and/or travelling on my own. 

18. PROBABLY THE MOST DIFFICULT QUESTION ON THE LIST. I’ve got an expansive taste in music, so I’m hard-pressed to present one all-encompassing/surpassing favorite. I love Okkervil River, Asobi Seksu, Metronomy, Under Byen, Caravan Palace, Phantogram, Zemfira, and a host of favorite songs unaffiliated with these artists. (The best show I’ve ever been to was, without a doubt, Crystal Castles in Osaka last year. Though I almost got moshed to bits at the beginning and had to moonwalk my way quickly off to the side where the interpretive dancers were doing their less painful thing.)

37. Just one — I want more time.  I always want more time.  More time to talk, more time to bridge distance, more time spent happy and reassured; enough time to say everything that needs saying, enough time to feel that I have all the time in the world to say it.

because why not (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

  Zero - Who was your last text from?
  One - What/who is your icon?
  Two- Your relationship status?
  Three - Have you ever lost a close friend?
  Four - What is your current mood?
  Five - What’s your brother(s)/sister(s)names?
  Six - Where do you wish you were right now?
  Seven - Have a crazy side?
  Eight - Ever had a near death experience?
  Nine- Something you do a lot?
  Ten - Angry at anyone?
  Eleven - What’s stopping you from going for the person you like ?
  Twelve - When was the last time you cried?
  Thirteen- What are you really good at ?
  Fourteen - What do you think about when you are falling asleep?
  Fifteen- What were you doing yesterday at 10pm?
  Sixteen - Do you prefer light or dark hair?
  Seventeen - Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
  Eighteen - What is/are your favorite band(s)? .
  Nineteen - What are you doing right now?
  Twenty - Who do you trust 100% right now?
  Twenty one - Where did you get the shirt you are wearing?
  Twenty two - Heavy metal music?
  Twenty three- Who Was the last person you hugged.
  Twenty four- Is there anything you’re hiding from someone?
  Twenty five - Who are you thinking of right now?
  Twenty six - What should you be doing right now?
  Twenty seven - What are you listening to?
  Twenty eight - You need new jeans. Quick where do you go?
  Twenty nine - Who was the last person who yelled at you?
  Thirty - Do you act differently around the person you like?
  Thirty one - What is your eye colour?
  Thirty two - Who was the last person to make you laugh?
  Thirty three - Who was the last person to make you angry?
  Thirty four - Hello Kitty or dora?
  Thirty five - Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
  Thirty six - Hug anyone of opposite sex in past 24 hours?
  Thirty seven - One thing you want right now?
  Thirty eight - Will you fall in love in the next few months?
  Thirty nine - What does the 5th text in your inbox say?
  Forty - Are you worried about the future?
  Forty one - Are you happy with life right now?
  Forty two - Are you currently jealous?
  Forty three – Who's your best guy friend?
  Forty four -Do you forgive or forget?
  Forty five - What do you miss the most about elementary school?
  Forty six - Favorite Disney Channel show ?
  Forty seven – Who’s 3 of your best girl friends?
  Forty Eight - What are you looking forward to?
  Forty nine - Does anyone like you right now?
  Fifty- Lyrics to the song you’re listening to?
Heya Declan! I'm planning to go as your Moon Knight (in his suit) to San Diego Comic con. Any advice or tips for costumes and personality?


Ah deadly! I love seeing MK cosplay.

SWAGGER. You need a swagger to your walk.

Note the crescent moon buttons and cufflinks.

White cowboy boots. Might not be that noticeable, but MK’s shoes are actually cowboy boots.

Have a blast at SDCC!

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How do you feel about LSAT prep courses? I have some thoughts, but I don’t know what you’ve done already.

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