Why Cosmic Horror is The Most Relevant Genre of Our Time

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Cosmic horror (also known as Lovecraftian horror), is a horror of a different breed. While basic forms of horror center around external fears like monsters or the supernatural, cosmic horror fixates on the one most crippling, inescapable, and unexplainable fear we all try to ignore: the fear of the unknown. The universe and everything beyond it is too vast for us to understand, and completely indifferent of our existence. Now, that’s scary.

How to Wrap Filipino Egg Rolls (Lumpia) According to My Mom

Lumpia has been a longtime favorite among Filipinos and Westerners alike. My mom makes her own version and is surprisingly more particular about the technique of rolling than she is about what goes inside the lumpia. During my last visit home, she decided to teach me how to properly roll lumpia.

Why Screenwriting can make you better at prose (and vice versa)

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A good writer is a versatile one. This is a phrase I come back to again and again. As a writer, it’s my mantra. Writers ought to practice all types of writing under the sun, as each style presents its own challenges. Poetry asks for brevity and concision, the short story asks for focus, novels… Continue reading Why Screenwriting can make you better at prose (and vice versa)

Why We Should Let Pop Poetry Have its Moment

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Short, snappy poetry posts have become increasingly popular on Instagram, as they fit perfectly into a square frame and generally require less than .08 seconds of rumination from the reader. Reposting with proper credit to @iwrotethisforyou.me 💜 A post shared by Button Poetry (@buttonpoetry) on Jun 12, 2018 at 1:33pm PDT On one hand, this… Continue reading Why We Should Let Pop Poetry Have its Moment

How to Find The Perfect Pen

  Every writer has their medium of choice, the keyboard, typewriter, pen, or even sharpies for the bold ones. However, I stand firmly against the pencil. As a chronic notetaker, I like to write in pen. Later, I’ll move to the keyboard when I’m ready to refine my thoughts. Starting in pen allows me to… Continue reading How to Find The Perfect Pen