Monday, October 31, 2011

Are you afraid of the Big, Bad, Wolf?

Duck Sauce 'Big Bad Wolf' from Somesuch & Co. on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

What I think of when I am running...

...the guy running after me.

Friday, October 28, 2011


A friend of my partner recently informed us that he saw a link to this blog posted in another site.  I have absolutely no complaints of that happening.  Quite frankly, I got pretty enthusiastic about the idea that more readers were starting to share the link to this blog to other friends.  Is there any blogger out there who wouldn't mind more readers?

This, of course, lead me to wanting to check where else my blog has been mentioned.  So with the mighty Google, I decided to take a stab at it and of all the other places it has appeared, there was this one.

I don't know what to say about this.
I guess.  Uh.  Thanks?

This definitely feels like a Halloween treat.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Keep them coming!

I posted the other day about the dream house Rocky and I hope to get and I'm happy that many quickly contacted me with supportive suggestions.  I've sent my resume out to some of you, and have also replied back to the emails of others.   As of now, I have real estate referral options, online publishing options, possible outsourced work, lecture referral options and a few other requests for a portfolio as well. 

Thank you so much for the help.  More offers and suggestions are always welcome, but it does feel great to know how many friends are out there who are willing to help out.  

The baby steps to getting the dream house have begun.  I've even gone all the way to Paranaque to speak to my mom about it and heard her suggestions as well.  So far, everything seems positive and I can't wait to see how things will evolve.

On the online publishing front, I'm looking at doing some (or maybe even all) of these:

1) Role-playing game related output
I am looking at either coming up with my own table top role-playing game system, which I can then market and sell online at places like and the like.  I'm also looking at the SAS (modules) that White Wolf Gaming Studios produces and checking if they allow people to create their own and sell them (the way there was an open license for d20 materials some years back.  Alas as that link shows, they don't.  They do allow you to send summaries which if they like, can lead to them publishing it.)  It is kind of disturbing though how WWGS' submission guidelines link leads to this.   Deep down, I'd love to make books in a similar vein to Giovanni Chronicles (like a Toreador Chronicles that starts during the Renaissance era, or a Brujah Chronicles opening with the Fall of Carthage.  My favorite idea that I'd love to work on would be a Malkavian Chronicles, which spans from Ancient Rome to the modern days, but the players go through it out-of-sequence to represent a greater madness afflicting them.  So every new gaming session, they randomly roll which era they are playing through, and are allowed to use knowledge of sessions played in the future eras as a reflection of them tapping into the Malkavian Madness Network.)

Maybe it is time to have my Lurker system copyrighted and released?

2) Fiction output
I'm looking at getting my Surviving Manila zombie story novel released.  I can probably start with releasing Skydiving Without Parachutes.  I'm also reconsidering going back to my Dragon series (You can find it's many entries here.)

On the comic side, maybe it is time for Adventures of the Keyboard Kingdom.  And my dreams of a short film will best be approached as a comic for now (assuming I can finalize if I want it to be a straight or gay couple).  

Either or all can be released for the Kindle as well.  Maybe a few free torrents for the curious.

Beyond these, I'm really hoping to land a few new side-line job options which really good friends have contacted me about.  If I'm lucky, I'll be able to grab a job that can be accomplished while working at the computer, so it won't force me to abandon other possible offers.    Maybe by the Grace and God, things will look better on this end (yes that wordplay was intentional.)

Anyone else looking for property?  I have a few great suggestions that are also environmentally friendly.
Need a motivational speaker for your office?  I have a great suggestion I can offer you.
Curious to what range of work I do?  Well, there's my online comic diliman, which shows how I can do comics, as dark as they can be.  There's this old site where I housed my other comic-related stuff.  There's always my old deviantart account which I haven't updated in a long while.

And here are some links to commercials I worked on in the past as an Art Director and Graphic artist.

Long Distance Direct
Starry Starry Store
Long Distance Direct (sequel commercial to first concept)
Sarimanok One

My online short film called SWEETIE
I also acted in a few short filmes, including a short film called MUSE

Had a geeky webshow called Fandom Live! which lasted for around two years.  Most of the episodes are currently offline (the former server hosting them was physically damaged) but a few episodes were reuploaded here:

All in all, things are looking brighter ahead.
Let's keep fanning this flame larger!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Jakey beside a big hard boy

Yep.   Made you look.

Can you help us make this come true?

I SOOOOOO love the Kitchen.
Rocky and I found a house we can dare call our dream house.

The place is pretty awesome, with two floors, a fantastic kitchen, a nice spacious living room, parking for two cars, a cool balcony for any smoking guests, a really cute cabinet-hidden bodega under the stairs, and even a possible makeshift garden area in the back.  Honestly, it is a wonderful find given it is within Cubao and quite accessible for both cars and public transport with just enough street-level adjustment to avoid flooding.

I want to be able to call it our home.
I really do.
Rocky surprised me one morning with this change in status.

But admittedly, it is a tad outside my comfortable price range.  Alone.
It is also outside Rocky's price range.  Alone.

Together, however, the dream becomes a bit more reachable.

But not without help.

Buying a house and lot is always a huge commitment that requires both dedication and a clear mind.  The cash amounts involved can make anyone's head spin.  The bigger picture of being responsible for an actual house, which includes everything from maintenance, to security, can be staggering.  And most of all, there's the decision of whose name the house will be under.

And here's where I need your help, my dear readers.

Here in the Philippines, there is still no official way to get married to your gay partner.
Boasting itself as the remaining Catholic country in South East Asia, the Church still has a very strong stance against homosexual unions.  And the government is still pretty much in its infancy when it comes to gay rights.  Now, my partner Rocky and I have been together for over two years now, and to be frank, have realized that we have found the person we are excited to spend the rest of our lives with.    Neither of us have any plans nor dreams of ever migrating to another country either.
Lasalle + Ateneo = Love

In this country, where we cannot get married, we realize sharing this house, in official documents as the named co-owners is the closest thing we can get to a formal official symbol of our union.  Like a marriage, the title of the house becomes an official document that will require from us to stay "together" in this decision, to work  as a couple through anything life may throw at us, and to "raise" this house and care for it, and develop it for the years to come.  This house, in many ways, is our "Philippine gay marriage".

We're definitely contacting our parents to help us in making this a reality.  In many ways, I personally am already expecting some resistance.  My parents, as loving and caring and open-minded as they have been about my coming out and my relationship with Rocky, are still hoping for me to find the right girl.  Those are points scored for my being a true bisexual I guess.  I hope they can see that this desire to share this house with Rocky is me saying, "Yes Mom and Dad, I'm looking at this relationship as something for the rest of my life.  This is pretty much like us getting married.  Will you help me in doing my part to make this a reality?"

How can you readers help out?

I would love to have more avenues and ways to earn additional income to help with the coming bills and expenses.  Unlike Rocky, I have been unemployed for quite some time after working a long stint as a Senior Art Director and a Graphic Artist for ABS-CBN Global Limited.  I had quit work in hopes of continuing my dream of a film career, but had to put that in hold to help out in the family business, a "help out" that continues to occupy most of my time which I could have had used instead working in a new job.  Not content with this, and knowing I had to do my share in handling the bills and such, I succeeded in finding a job as a freelance writer for a major entertainment network, writing for them and sending them copy work through the net.    The pay isn't big, but it does help me settle the bills.    I know, however, that if I want this dream house to become a reality, I have to up my game.  I have to bring in more money somehow and that's where you readers can help me out.

The easiest would be to be given writing or art-related contractual work offers.  I have an extensive range of experience when it comes to advertising, having worked for more than six years at an international company, creating print, televised and new media advertising that targeted audiences and markets in Europe, Middle East, United States and Japan.  I've made quite a large range of design work as well, from websites, to banners, logos, billboards, full page ads, ezines, vhs and dvd covers as well as web and television commercials.  I can do freehand artwork, photo manipulations and mixed media.  I've directed and acted in some short films and I used to even host a webshow called Fandom Live! for a few years.  I also do webcomics, ranging from whimsical to dark and broody.  I've written poetry, short stories and while this is starting to sound like a resume, I've decide against posting an actual resume because I want to keep this blog post personal and honest, rather than professional and formal sounding.

Thank you for reading!
I'm looking at trying to create pdfs on role-playing games, given it the biggest hobby and passion I have.  I'm also considering making small ebooks or enovels to have sold for the Kindle and the like, once I find a way to do so.  Maybe even online comics like my last one, but this time aimed to generate income.  Honestly, anything to help boost my income a tad more, without affecting the two responsibilities I already am juggling.

Anyway, I've rambled long enough.  But I do hope someone out there might have some ideas (or offers).  Once, I had a dream to do movies.  Too many things stood in the way and I was forced to sacrifice it, believing I needed to help my family first.  Now, for this, I think its time for me to shoot for the moon and reach for my dream.

For our dream.

Can you help me make it happen?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jakey Smarty Kooky

Oh yeah!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Have you read: The Enigma

If there is only one comic I could recommend for anyone who wants to try something different:

by Duncan Fegredo and Peter Milligan

Go read it!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Jakey loves Bears

At least that's another thing I have in common with him.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Jake makes shaving a silly fun thing

Clearly during the Jarhead days.
Gotta love a guy with a sense of humor.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jake Running And Wet

Clearly some of you were hoping I posted a different picture :-)
But yeah, hello Jakey!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oh Cavill!

While I've always known how hot you were from movies like Stardust and TV shows like The Tudors, I have to admit I did not expect the transformation from lithe defined in Immortals to the walking porn that is Superman.

Stop shaving the body.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Gay Marriage WAS legal in the past.

As shared by Wicked Gay Blog.

Proud of you Zac!

He sums up a lot in this statement:

"In light of Jamey's death -- it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it -- is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality. Our society needs to recognize the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay lesbian bisexual and transgendered citizen of this country."

He continues, "I believe in the power of intention to change the landscape of our society -- and it is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action."

Glad you've decided to join us and be among those who are proud to be who we are, Zac.
May your move inspire even more people to come out as well.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Stop trying to change us, please.

Hear it from a guy who was made to go through "Conversion Therapy."  We are who we are.  Please open your eyes.  Love.  Stop the hate.  Just love.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Geekwood: Catman

Very nice.  
DC Comics nicely does sometime get it right when they revamp a character.  Gail Simone was the person who made Catman the successful hunk he is now, thanks to Villains United and Secret Six.  Whether or not this hot slab of feral meat will still exist in the same hotness stream come the new DC Universe remains to be seen.

Catman, while looking most of the time like a more colorful Batman clone, always kept a Sawyer vibe going.  With his scruffy looks and his typically less-freshly showered appeal.  He used to just be a criminal whose shtick sorta copied Selina Kyle's, but now has turned into a character in his own right.

Gotta note the scars really add to his image.
Gail Simone had released a statement how Catman was supposed to be revealed to be bisexual.  It was sad that the story arc exploring that was cancelled (as always) but it is nice to have it declared as true.  Adding another macho role-model to bisexuality is always a plus, considering how I grew up with only effeminate men as my role models.
Thank you for drawing this!
Yep.  This guy has got them both by the balls.

Had he been in Dungeons and Dragons, Catman would qualify as being Lawful Evil or Chaotic Good, considering how the books reflect him as a villain with a moral code, or a hero who is willing to cross lines others do not.

Ultimately, here's hoping for more hunky men who love more than just the model-esque gals that dominate the comic book cast of thousands.

Dry Humping on covers.  Before and Now.

If the character inspires cosplayers like this, then they're doing something grrrrrreat!

Equal Rights for ALL!

Is that concept really so hard to grasp?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Geekwood: David Pocock

One has to admire a straight man who willingly and openly shows his support for Marriage Equality.  More so when the man is one who also holds to his faith, even when his religion might say otherwise.

Admittedly I first noticed him because he was hot.
Then I read about his statement.
Today's Geekwood goes to David Pocock.  

David is an Australia rugby union player who has made this tremendously intelligent and empathetic statement:

 "I don't see what the big deal is with the whole gay marriage debate in Australia. Being brought up in a Christian home and still identifying as Christian, I get pretty annoyed with the Christian lobbies around the world who say gay marriage destroys the family and all that kind of rubbish. They claim to follow someone who always stood up for the oppressed and marginalised. I guess it is a fear of the unknown - if you talk to someone who doesn't like gay people you can almost guarantee that they don't know too many. These are the prejudices that you have to challenge and break down. Emma and I decided not to get legally married until our gay friends could do the same."

Real Straight guys aren't afraid to have fun.
While most of the time my Geekwood posts have been of fictional characters who get me smiling, I've realized I should also feature hot guys who have brains to match their intensity.  And David Pocock has proven that he's one of them with this statement.

I guess we Boofheads and Weaklings have to stick together?
Too many people out there are supportive to their gay friends and family members, but when given the chance to stand up and make a statement, choose to remain silent.  If it is not talked about, it isn't "as bad" some would say.   I'm glad that David has the balls to make such a stand and not be afraid to say what is in his mind.

Love the smile.
I only wait for the day that locally, celebrities and athletes in the Philippines find both the wisdom and the courage to do the same.

Jokes about his name aside, David is a true inspiration.
I only hope more eventually follow in his courage.
Especially those who are in position of influence but are too afraid to come out.

Helping others is always a good thing.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Better Breast Cancer awareness video

Hey girls, in as much as those "on the floor" whatever breast cancer awareness attempts are fun, THIS is a better way to spread Breast Cancer Awareness.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Coming Out Day - Oct 11

I call out to all my friends who for whatever reasons still hide in the closet. Today is International Coming Out Day. Stop being ashamed of who you are. Stop being afraid of how people will react. You are fabulous. You are wonderful. You are you. Be proud and come out now! You are NOT alone.

While the song really isn't about coming out, its a nice enough song to post to celebrate today.  Everyone else is free to post Born This Way of Lady Gaga instead ;-)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hot Farmer Boy Band gets my vote!

Am I the only one who feels happy that there is AT LAST a boy band that isn't afraid to be scruffy and hot?  After years of ultra smooth pretty boys, finally here's a boy band that seems to be populated by actual men.

I will hope and pray for your success Churned.
And the eventual sex-tape scandals.

The phrasing may be odd...

.. but I get what it wants to say.

Thanks to Rocky for this awesome new profile pic.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Katy Perry and Jake G?

 Crazy editing but admittedly, pretty fun :-)  I just don't get why they chose *that* song.
This could have worked with a different song.  One by Katy Perry instead.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The many ways a Jakey kisses

Oh yes.  Gotta love the subtle nuances of how different they are.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Jake inspires.

Gotta love a hot guy who knows how to stay healthy, and encourages others to do the same.
Oh Jake.  Your only imperfection is that you are straight :-P

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