Thursday, August 26, 2004
I saw this pic a year or so ago and always wondered, was there a story behind it. Last Monday, around 2:19am, while doing OT at the office, something kept bugging me, like something wanted to be written-- and out came these words. Maybe it's her story. :-)
Words: Budjette Tan / Lay-out: Brandie Tan
Photography by: BEYONDER. Hair: Bea Rivera / Basement Salon. Make-up: Flore Rivera / Basement Salon. Model: Maria Kathrina Agarrado. Photo from PULP MAGAZINE. (used without permission… hehehe... sorry po)
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Found it. Another chopped up journal entry pretending to look like a poem. Two others can be read in the archives.
June 29, 1996 / 3:50am
SELOS Part 1
Nakakapagod at napakasakit
Wala ka naman ginawa
kundi tingnan ang litrato niyo
na kinunan sa Photo-Me
kung ano ang gingawa niya ngayon
kung ano ang ginagawa nila ngayon.
Pagtingin sa relo
dalawang oras na pala ang lumipas.
Pawis na pawis.
Pagod na pagod.
Masakit ang dibdib.
Aksaya nang oras ang magselos.
Pero buong puso mo ito
na naglalaro sa putikan.
Pagod na ako.
Mamaya na lang siguro
magseselos ulit ako.
Sana mapanaginipan ko siya.
Baka mapanaginipan ko SILA!
Manood na lang kaya ng TV.
Ano ba ang palabas sa HBO?
Tungkol sa magsyotang pinaslang
at ang lalaki ay binuhay
ng uwak na makapangyarihan,
Para sa ibang tula naman yan.
Monday, August 23, 2004
“…I can’t help noticing that in the world of children’s literature, an overwhelming preponderance of stories are stories about children. The same is true of films for children: the central characters are nearly always a child, a pair, or a group of children. Comic books, however, even those theoretically aimed at children, are almost always about adults, or teenagers. Doesn’t that strike you as odd? Maybe somebody should try putting out a truly thrilling, honestly observed and remembered, richly imagined, involved and yet narratively straightforward comic book for children, about children.
“We can’t afford to take this handcrafted, one-kid-at-a-time approach anymore. We have to sweep them up and carry them off on the vast flying carpets of story and pictures on which we ourselves, in entire generations, were borne aloft, on carpets woven by Swan and Hamilton, Kirby and Lee. They did it for us; we have to pass it on, pay it forward. It’s our duty, it’s our opportunity, and I really do believe it will be our pleasure.”
From the looks of if CULTURE CRASH and NAUTILUS’ CAST is already following some of Chabon’s ideas. Most of the main characters already have kids or teens. Maybe this also explains W.I.T.C.H.’s success with the so-called tweens market, for the very simple reason that the stories resonate with them.
PSICOM’s DC KIDS and DC SUPERHEROES are supposedly getting very good sales. My best friend recently told me of the time she was in the bookstore with her kids and they pointed at the DC KIDS issue and declared, “We want Teen Titans!” I guess it helps a lot that the animated series is being shown on local TV.
If some local publisher reprinted ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN and marketed it as a “teen book” would it sell well with the tweens? How about that manga-nized MARY JANE book? Would the same readers of W.I.T.C.H. become big fans of MJ too? I think RUNAWAYS would be another book that might get interest some non-comic book readers.
So, is it time to launch TEEN DARNA or KID BARBEL?
Or we could also create new stories, new (kid) characters, new worlds.
Something to consider.
Underneath that afro and shades is Taps. His leading lady is Aze Sasaki (FHM Girlfriend of the Year). This was shot for a MYGLOBE RINGBACK TONE print ad.
As things go, when we usually make a study for a print ad, we sometimes grab the nearest creative not doing anything in the office and take a pic of them with the digicam...
and there you go...
instant print ad.
(Well, it goes something like that.)
So, we showed the ad to client using Taps as the stand-in talent and they loved it and said we should use him for the real ad. So, he got to stand really, really close to an FHM Babe (which doesn't really matter bacause Taps has got his own babe these days... yiheeeee!)