From Reflections & Obersvations

Life as System: the Macro represented in the Micro

On the corner of Panola and Burdette there lies a quaint cafe by the name of Riccobono’s. Charging 8 bucks for a meager “two, two, three,” they run a steep risk and what’s more interesting, I’ve yet to ever see a black person working in the front of house. Upon entering I was met by the cold eyes of a murderous grip of elderly waitresses. As they peered into me over their wireframe spectacles, I greeted them with a hearty, somewhat biding “Hel-looo” and let it ring out across the dining hall. I strolled up to the register, proceeded to…

Names to Nicknames (Respectively Ordered)

First, I was Cole then I became Cher, Her little sack ‘a puhtaytuhs.   First I was Cole, then I became Cola, my Father’s Bubba.   First I was Cole then I became Coley Oley Oley, Mama’s infinitely expanding Roley Poley Oley.   First I was Cole, then I became Mole, Mecca’s best mate, (Halo at Brandon’s).   First I was Cole, then I became Chaos,  Darcie’s Umbral Knight; her tween scion… of her battle, for her husband, that Aidan be her memory. (I grieve)   First I was Cole, then I became Lil Moco,  (Bats in the Cave), blurred line between…

Reflections at Two

Reflections at 2 usually consist of reflections on “you” the subject of the self – the unlaced shoe –   I smack my little soldier of death hard on the rim-lip of the ash tray and lock it’s smoke into limerick   stealing the key away as if to say “Goodnight Gorilla” a subtle trick, child’s play   and I hope this dread ceases to curl up into my face, its wispy kisses stinking,   the cat whiskers fresh in my mind, the old memory uncorked to breathe   and though it was just this morning, I can’t shake this…

Mentirse, “La Mejor Manera Venirse”

La mente es un pozo y la fundación, un cuerpo.   Y la cima?   Qué existe en la cima? O quién? de donde somos y donde nos vamos… ?   Preguntas preguntado en busca de la mejor manera venirse, besos perfectos, algunos raro, otros falso.    

signed in clay fingerprints

cloaking themselves in the fabric of time, my thoughts weave patterns until I’m left an empty stomach and a sunken set of eyes.   Even so, I can clearly see the two of us as we work towards an existence unknown; towards expanded imaginations and deepened perceptions.   like bookends we might never need average the score, our means forever apparent and crudely bound–   their strong spines proudly tattooed, their titles written across their flesh.

Perspective

Some of the content below will hold appeal, while a lot of it may not. Although I’m sharing this essay with you, I do want to remind you that this was written to help me understand how I can best live my own life.  Bear with me as I delve into an exploration of time, space, consciousness, and intelligent design. If the physical matter given to you (your body) is yours to keep until you die, and if your consciousness is a constant that doesn’t really change over time, how do you become both your past and future selves simultaneously? How…

“Mechanics-Borne Games” and Their Continuously Extending Path to Taking Up Transmedia Properties

League of Legends, similar to other mechanics-borne games, is a competitive, team based, multiplayer-online battle arena (MOBA) that features a large cast of characters equipped with powerful move sets designed to clash head-to-head in an arena style game area, or “map.” The game’s creators originally created the game out of the idea to perfect the popular Warcraft mod, Dota. In the words of one of Riot’s engineers, Tyler Wright, “[League of Legends] founders were avid Dota players (the original Warcraft III mod) and recognized that the passion of ‘core players’ extended beyond the game. They hoped to build a competitive…

Disneyland as a Medium

In 1955, the gates of Walt Disney’s “Magic Kingdom” first swung open in Anaheim, California. Costing $17 Million dollars (what is now worth just over $150M), Disney’s park utilizes over 160 acres worth of land, incorporating many different forms of artificial and natural scenery ranging from rivers, to hundreds of varieties flora. In the park’s construction, over 15 homes were relocated, What was once valuable and fertile farmland was essentially terraformed for Mr. Disney’s cartoon creations. Even more intriguing, unlike most modern construction projects where visionaries are far removed from the nitty-gritty, Disneyland’s visionary had his fingers in many phases…

Thoughts on Game of Thrones

Season 6, while it may be fun, and exciting, and more invigorating, takes away from the classic ebb and flow of the show. The lack of build up in terms of tension between key character’s narratives is truly quite disappointing (i.e. there’s no weight behind these fast scenes). While the wildfire, dragon fire, and increased firefights are fun/enjoyable, there’s no reason as to why the audience should care about these developments. The show has become more of a “Oh that’s cool…I suppose…” series of storylines, rather than a “Oh my gosh, can you believe that ‘X’ happened? I loved that…