girl-in-a-well reblogged your photoset:
Presenting one of my recent…
SCREECHING Hello, Sir Noel! I hope you didn’t mind my sharing of this! I just really wanted to let more people know…
Oh, me and AJ don’t mind. In fact we think it’s great when people mention us in posts about local komiks. :-) Yes! We hope to see you this November komikon! :-)
Presenting one of my recent favorite komiks, “Crime Fighting Call Center Agents” by AJ Bernardo and Noel Pascual!
I bought the first two releases at last year’s Komikon and I’ve pretty much been hooked. The humor is just incredibly hilarious. This is the short included in the FCBD anthology released last May 4, 2013 — read it for yourself to see what I mean.
So I guess I deliberately waited a couple of days before reposting so people wouldn’t find out I google our comic hard! Thanks, girl-in-a-well! :-)
At age 30, I think about mortality a lot. I hear you laugh and scoff. True, I’m not old, or ill, and I may even have 60 years left if I’m lucky. But when it comes to the prospect of dying a natural death, I’m definitely not at the very end of the queue anymore.
We regard the young outliving the…
Had to reblog this because this was beautifully written and true.
Day 4: how you think your life would change if you achieved your dream
Some of these daily questions are cornier than other days’ questions, eh?
Ummm…. okay, so the reason why I’m doing this particular 365-day challenge is actually to help me in my goal of keeping a more regular schedule when it comes to writing. So, most times after I post an entry, I go ahead and work on whatever it is I have to be working on that day. Sometimes those would be scripts, sometimes I work on writing a short story, or something. Also, I really, really want to get to a point when I don’t have any mental blocks preventing me from writing personal stuff, about matters that I really care about. In a sense, I write comedy because it’s a lot more defensible. “Oh, I didn’t really mean it when that character in that story criticized this or that. That was just comedy. It’s not how I really feel about things.”
Anyways, so, yeah, my dream is to be a writer and to get to a point when I feel like that’s actually, what I really am and not just someone dabbling. At that point, I guess I’m coming out with movies and comics and books regularly and I make a good enough living in the writing profession. In the Philippines, I always hear about how you can’t make a living out of being a writer but I guess that’s never been something I believed in. (Or more like, I’m too stubborn to even give those particular worries the time of day
Day 3: what you think your reason for being here is
Like, uhhh, on this earth? Or in Tumblr? Okay, this sounds like a pretty touchy feely question, so I’ll just answer it plainly, in both cases, I guess it’s to write. Yeah, pretty much.
winawonka replied to your post: 365-Day Challenge Day #2
I agree with you here, Noel. People are always yakking on and on about how piracy is ruining the industry or whatever, but I think its a sort of purifying as well. I mean, I know not as much money goes into the industry or whatever but its a ch
I’m good with piracy as long as it involves the products coming from the bigger companies, say Hollywood movies, or products that’re pretty much given away for free like TV shows. As much as possible, I try to support local musicians and movies and… komiks, though (because that’s actually us, haha.) :-P
Okay, this is weird because I don’t really remember if I started this challenge late Wednesday night or early Thursday so what I’ll do is I’ll just consider today as day 2.
Day 2: something that’s illegal but you think it should be legal
Well, I actually think a lot of things that are currently illegal in the Philippines should be legal and vice versa. But one that just pops to mind is piracy. Or, specifically, piracy of non-local IPs.
For a decade or two, now, we’ve had certain personalities from show business heading a government office called the Optical Media Board and conducting raids in markets and malls looking for stalls that sell pirated movie, music and software DVDs. I think it’s all bullshit because the only benefit to such an endeavor is to please the US and other foreign masters and get us off some mythical “piracy blacklist”.
I think a lot of a person’s intellectual growth can come from having access to all these things and the fact is that not everybody has the money to afford it. I’m not saying that all this consumption of pirated DVD’s always leads to some measurable progress in society but for the most part, I think it does more good than evil.