Friday, March 26, 2021
Sunday, December 6, 2020
We have to set our timeframe to 1989, Gainesville wasn't fully developed yet there, still isn't because of the zoning laws regards the city but back then the complex that Tiffany was living with her roommate is still there, and comparing photos from the decade of the 80's and early 90's the area of her vanishing hasn't changed that much, even walking it it's essentially stuck in time minus a few new projects over the last 30 years.
Saturday, November 28, 2020
I loved TMNT as many kids in the 80's and 90's did; my first exposition wasn't the cartoon itself but rather on a corner store o tienda del barrio, the owner had in the table the first two issues of the original comic and I was mesmerized, because the 6 years old me loved the super action and gore inside the issues - about a year later I saw the cartoon and even if it was different it got my attention.
You have to think those days we didn't had Internet at all, the only medium of information we had were related to Club Nintendo and any other PC Magazine; but one day when I went to a play date on the house of a friend, he suddenly had this game of the Turtles and I was fascinated because it was the first time I saw one in my life, and it wasn't until age 35 that I would play for the first time the og arcade game, and still the love of the franchise makes me smile.
You as a gamer have to think that now we have a system or forgiveness within gaming, that let players go unscathed or at least learn form the mistakes, that system wasn't on early gaming, I guess the first time ever was with the Konami Code which is a beautiful accident, but let the players enjoy the gaming by "cheating' and probably the best way to enjoy this game is with save states, you could say it doesn't have the same satisfaction as defeating on an honest way but some games they don't really need to play to suffer, but play to see the little tricks the developers used to make it difficult whenever the resources where scarce.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
En los últimos años empecé una idea de buscar y hacer referencia a artistas Colombianos que han sido olvidados o que han muerto, pero especialmente artistas del Departamento de Bolívar, es algo que va con mi melancolía pero al mismo tiempo ha salido de una duda por parte de uno de mis primos por el lado Lequerica en el que me menciono algo que yo sabía de antemano "en Colombia y la Costa no hay plata para la cultura al menos que sea perreo" y este primo mío está en lo cierto.
En un enfoque del entretenimiento popular, según tengo entendido ha variado más al Reggaetón y al trap allá en Colombia, solo me entero de las tendencias debido al Internet y la televisión, pero siempre el nombre de Patricia Teherán Romero me queda en la cabeza porque en la corta carrera al igual que su vida dejo un impacto popular que no ha podido ser replicado en el mundo del Vallenato.
Patricia Teherán nació en Cartagena, y en este momento del 2020 ya son 25 años de su muerte, las canciones que grabo con las Musas del Vallenato y posteriormente con las Diosas del Vallenato siguen sonando ocasionalmente en la radio, Patricia fue una casualidad, un hallazgo de la acordeonera Chela Ceballos (1965-2016) que de por si en ese entonces el Vallenato era más que todo ejercido por los hombres y fue la que enseño a Teherán a mejorar su voz con el proyecto de las Musas del Vallenato.
Chela grabo 9 álbumes a lo largo de su carrera, pero con Patricia grabaron solo 3 y el proyecto de las Musas fue lo que llevo a Patricia a la fama, y hay que ver otra cosa adicional en esa época Diomedes y el Binomio eran los consentidos de la escena musical Colombiana, pero con la ascensión de las Musas se empezó a ver una variación que será de un solo momento en la historia de la música Colombiana porque no se ha repetido ya que no ha habido otra mujer que tuviera la cobertura de Patricia en su corta carrera en el mundo del vallenato.
Trato de no pensar que el legado de la música en Colombia está en declive y ligada netamente con la cultura popular, pero al mismo tiempo el Vallenato fue lo que domino la música popular, ni Aterciopelados y Juanes estaban tanto en la radio como eran los artistas del Vallenato y especialmente el Binomio de Oro, lo que me hace preguntar si honestamente ¿en Colombia hay algún tipo de legado y formación musical que no sea ligada con tendencias comercialistas?
Pienso en Karol G y Yuranis Leon que han tenido algo de notoriedad en los últimos 3 años pero honestamente no estan en el mismo género musical, aunque se puede inferir que están en un nivel similar ya que pueden influenciar las nuevas generaciones y crear un impacto, pero el problema es que en el pop y la champeta hay mujeres y no son géneros musicales dominados exclusivamente por hombres.
El éxito que tuvieron Las Diosas del Vallenato fue algo impresionante, pero al mismo tiempo agridulce ya que no duraría más de 4 años, Patricia firmo varios contratos donde actuaria en el Carnaval de Barranquilla, dio entrevistas, pero no se realizó, ya que falleció en un accidente automovilístico rumbo a Cartagena, lo más desgarrador del accidente fue que la preocupación de Patricia era quien iba a cuidar a su hijo.
Actualmente el hijo de Patricia es un DJ y es conocido como Alex Teherán, que creció con sus abuelos maternos que lo adoptaron y registraron como su hijo, Alex menciona que nunca conoció a su familia paterna (La de Rodrigo Castillo) ya que fue asesinado a los pocos años del fallecimiento de Patricia. La importancia de la mujeres en el género musical del Vallenato en los 90 y especialmente Patricia fue un punto de referencia en el cual abrió camino a otras artistas
Sunday, August 2, 2020
The problematic goes on how the evolution of representation in cartoons came to be, because the prime time media set stereotypes on the community, i.e. SOAP and Billy Crystal back in 1977 and in 43 years we finally got two action oriented shows, that is child friendly and sport in a positive matter relationship between same sex individuals but also on how straight characters interact with the queer setting and the results are fantastic because it expose a positive light in which civilization didn't collapsed because two characters are in love are the same sex and even so shows trans and non binary characters as well.
These two shows especially within women demographics are a ground breaking point, because on prime time media there hasn't been something as that before but with the reboot of She-Ra, it took everything tgo a whole new level because everything on the show is just phenomenal within the the LGBTQ+ but also it empowers women with strong role model and breaks the dynamics that an action show can be lead by a women and deal also with complex topics that mirror our world versus the animated universe.
Let's think towards the 80's and 90's cartoons all of them followed the same precepts on tropes: there were no relationships or little relationships at all, there was no queer representation, there was only good guys versus bad guys and that was essentially it, adding occasional musical numbers, David the Gnome was probably an exception back in the day and still because there aren't shows were the main character is an elder individual and there is a teaching about respecting nature,
If you are straight and cis, you probably will think that we don't need to put identity politics in cartoons, reality is you had swalled bullshit propaganda that deny identities of people like me, we were there in the 80's , 90's and is refreshing to see something that is so different from the same shows and formulas that were exposed back in the 80's, 80's and 2000's. Yes, there were shows as Mission Hill and somewhat The Simpsons who showed same sex couples, but on my memory it was Mission Hill with Gus and Wally that on an honest level show a functional elderly gay couple who weren't a pastiche of what is to be in a same sex relationship.
It's incredible to think that only in a lapse of 20 year queer characters are the ones being the leads on shows and Korra even being the lead her orientation wasn't openly spoke or shown, but even with Korra there was a four year gap to have a full representation within She-Ra; you are maybe thinking about Marceline and Princess Bubblegum? Even if they were there they were side characters, which happens with Steven Universe, it was Steven the main character and even if there was a deep background towards the Crystal Gems they were relegated on the background much of the time.
Which is why She-Ra is important, because it gives representation to the youth (as well the adults) that they aren't alone and there is a vocabulary to what they are feeling, but also within these two shows they set an example that action shows can be led by women but with She-Ra was it exceptional is since episode one there is a clear representation of the dynamics within lesbian, pansexual, bisexual, asexual female characters in the show and that hasn't been seen in any other cartoon.
Monday, July 27, 2020
|Opening Ceremonies 2019|
"An arrest does not mean a conviction to or admittance of the crime being charged. In this particular situation there is one thing required for an arrest to be made, and that is a claim."
A problem with that statement, is that people seems to had forgotten about it, but even so Alex kept part of the promise that he made in the public statement 11 years ago and made the event family friendly over the years, and there hasn't been any sights of Roy inside Metro Con but that doesn't mean he still active.
Another problem and Alex statement is that Roy was convicted but not incarcerated, a quick search on the Florida Database he is still there, he got registered and he still subject to visitations from the county, but the problem is that even with visitation Roy was still present outside of Metro Con, such as 2017 in Holiday Matsuri and Omni Expo around 2016, even his Linkdn profile marks him as active on public events as a Trade Show Consultant which is somewhat hypocritical that he has still somewhat of a controlled access to a computer but there is no way to find if he is active on social media, but even a small search around Twiiter pop results about his doings being a sexual predator.
Now, what really happened that people essentially forgot about this scandal? The answer is no, people who are familiar with the development of Metro Con and have been going through the years they still speak about this incident, and people who are newer but get well positioned within the convention scene they also know it, I learned from a friend who has been going there from 12 years and it chilled my spine because is somewhat of an open secret.
But, the operations and how the event is promoted has essentially distanced from the era of Roy Harms, which from the information I had found under the tutelage of Alex has been positive and more fan oriented events had been placed inside the convention, but also they had brought people that are meaningful and varied within the guest spectrum over the years up to the point that as time pass by, there is not too much mentioning of Roy Harms at all that he was ever the person who founded Metro Con.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
No, we all can't be friends, there are plenty of people who hate me for who I am and they let me know I am a worthless as a piece of shit daily.