Nuestra Señora de Alderaan

Braved the Manila Christmas gridlock to catch a screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi last Thursday. A year after her death, I am still mourning Carrie Fisher. There was only one way to deal with all these sads that I've been sitting on for over a year, of course. So I spent most of my … Continue reading Nuestra Señora de Alderaan


Sweet Sixteen

As of July 7, I will have been cosplaying for sixteen years. Damn, son. My induction into cosplay started out as an accident. I attended my first convention in 2000, as a PA/handler for a friend who was cosplaying. The same friend shoved his Kenshin costume at me at a con the year after (this … Continue reading Sweet Sixteen


While we're on my current hyperfixations, here's another sports title! I've been following Check, Please for a couple of  years, but it's been occupying a lot of my head space recently because I got gifted with Year One and Year Two. Between re-reading them multiple times over and the latest update, I am dead. THAT LATEST UPDATE … Continue reading ‘swawesome


If you'd told me that two sports titles were going to be what got me back into anime/manga after more than ten years, I would have laughed at you. Loudly. To your face. a.k.a in which I haven't blogged in almost three months so let me share this heteronormativity-defying pit I've fallen into. --o-- reading ただいま!

Moonchild still lives in my heart

I started on this Sailor Moon piece last year, but felt like I screwed it up when I started laying down my flats and abandoned it. It's a common occurrence with me, tbh. I never really like my coloured pieces as much as I do the lineart. When I found myself a little antsy last night, … Continue reading Moonchild still lives in my heart

Gab, Currently XIII

Commission-ing: The muses struck the other night, so I've got one commission down! . I've been having a lot of fun working with markers and non-traditional surfaces. Give me more, universe! Potterhype Unpopular opinion: I'm not a huge fan of Rowling's constant adding and expansion of her universe. I love the Harry Potter series, don't get me … Continue reading Gab, Currently XIII

Meeting the Fire Lord

I'm not in the best head space so I thought I'd do a little update to distract me. In reviewing this before I posted, I realised I sound very much like the grumpy obaachan that I am. Sorry, not sorry? Hahaha! Of course, I had to be there when Dante Basco announced a guerilla meet-up while … Continue reading Meeting the Fire Lord


It's been two days since and I am still not over it!!! To say we were excited when they announced Les Mis in Manila last year is a gross understatement. Noelle and I have had tickets since October and it was a painful, 5-month wait. Out of all the musicals I grew up watching on video, Les … Continue reading #LesMisManila

Of New Tattoos and Fictional Boyfriends:

…for with Jo, brain developed earlier than heart, and she preferred imaginary heroes to real ones, because when tired of them, the former could be shut up in the tin kitchen ‘til called for, and latter were less manageable. -- Little Women I'd been planning a Harry Potter-related tattoo for years now, but could never decide … Continue reading Of New Tattoos and Fictional Boyfriends:

Fangirling @ STGCC 2015

a.k.a in which I forget how to human when faced with comic book artists.  Rotch and Rael have been going to STGCC every year. Every year they invite me to come with, every year I don't, every year I regret it. (Gail Simone in 2010, I cry.) So this year, this year, I said, I wasn't … Continue reading Fangirling @ STGCC 2015