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Artist Personal Journalist

Artist Personal Journalist

By Alejandro Alvarez

I am an Artist - these are my thoughts, feelings, documents of my life and how I interpret and process the world.
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"500 Days of Summer" Movie Review (REVIEW)
"500 Days of Summer" Movie Review (REVIEW)
"It's Love - not Santa Claus". Boy Meets Girl and things go awry. Classic. 500 Days of Summer is a humorous look at a Hopeless Romantic. It's got heavy moments easily offset by the laughs provided along with great opportunities for reflection. It's Painful but Palatable. It asks us to examine the characters and who is really at fault while we also examine ourselves because undoubtedly we identify with certain characters at certain moments. It's divisive yet super fun. "You can't assign cosmic significance to an everyday life event." Or can you?  *Slight spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 5, YEAR 5) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
20:16
February 02, 2023
"BRIGSBY BEAR" Movie Review (REVIEW)
"BRIGSBY BEAR" Movie Review (REVIEW)
An original and unique film about finding friendships and one's self through perseverance in creativity. An indie-style film that is humorous in how it presents a young man moving through past trauma through innocent eyes. A fun piece that expresses conviction and the will of the human spirit without being too corny or heavy handed. *No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 5, YEAR 5) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
13:23
February 02, 2023
An Artist's Time is More Valuable (CONVERSATION)
An Artist's Time is More Valuable (CONVERSATION)
Not really. But an Artist may need more downtime than others. What does that mean and why... (CONVERSATION - WEEK 5, YEAR 5) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
19:53
January 30, 2023
Moving Expectations of Self (CONVERSATION)
Moving Expectations of Self (CONVERSATION)
It's a pun. I move and have some back and forth internally about where I'm at and where I "should" be. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 4, YEAR 5) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
09:53
January 27, 2023
"BIRDMAN" Movie Review/Explained (REVIEW)
"BIRDMAN" Movie Review/Explained (REVIEW)
I love Birdman. Art about Art. Entertaining while presenting existential questions about Ego, Authenticity, and what it means to Be. Basically, a washed up superhero actor has a midlife crisis and wants to prove to others he's a real artist so he directs, stars in, and writes his own adaptation of a play and hits Broadway. This meta film is presented with care and yet was subject to last minute changes constantly to serve the story. A true masterpiece in film as an Artform. *Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 3, YEAR 5) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
25:42
January 19, 2023
Living for Today is Preparing for Tomorrow - Presence (CONVERSATION)
Living for Today is Preparing for Tomorrow - Presence (CONVERSATION)
Being in the past and thinking about the future needs to be broken up by being truly present. But that's not the be-all, end-all - being Present is just part of the balance. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 3, YEAR 5) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
14:14
January 17, 2023
"RENT" Movie Review (REVIEW)
"RENT" Movie Review (REVIEW)
I discuss the phenomenon that is Rent! A fun but serious happy-sad musical about a group of Bohemian NYC friends that discusses class, HIV-AIDS, drug addiction, relationships, and living every day like it's the last. I also get into the beautiful and tragic details of the creator Jonathan Larson.  *No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 2, YEAR 5) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
23:47
January 10, 2023
One-Way Connections (CONVERSATION/BEHIND THE CURTAIN)
One-Way Connections (CONVERSATION/BEHIND THE CURTAIN)
I get back into what kicked the vlog off in the first place and reexamine what one-way connection means to me. How expressing myself on social media is a validation of life for me and how all this relates to my anxiety about mortality. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 2, YEAR 5) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
24:54
January 09, 2023
"RAIN MAN" Movie Review (REVIEW)
"RAIN MAN" Movie Review (REVIEW)
I discuss how Rain Man is a good film about Family Drama that introduced me to what Autism could be. It aged decently well and has a strong story that's more fast-paced than you'd think for the message and is intense and moving. *Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 1 YEAR 5) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
18:43
January 06, 2023
Vague but Sincere Apologies for the New Year (CONVERSATION)
Vague but Sincere Apologies for the New Year (CONVERSATION)
I feel the need to express some apologies as I acknowledge where I was, where I am, and where I'm going. (Acknowledging growth and areas that need more attention.) (CONVERSATION - WEEK 1, YEAR 5) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
12:14
January 02, 2023
Learning from 'Failing' Goalsetting (CONVERSATION)
Learning from 'Failing' Goalsetting (CONVERSATION)
I discuss my goals for 2022 and what I learned about myself and my art practise, etc. from not completing what I set out to do! (CONVERSATION - WEEK 52, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
15:52
December 30, 2022
Coveting (CONVERSATION)
Coveting (CONVERSATION)
This is somewhat an extension to a recent conversation about Disruption as a Solution. Coveting is something that correlates with high anxiety and stress for me. It also is a method of disruption that can lead to implosion. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 51, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
13:17
December 21, 2022
Evergreen Content versus Dated References (CONVERSATION)
Evergreen Content versus Dated References (CONVERSATION)
I discuss how some people go out of their way to make content that is generic and yet speaks to the human experience in a way that can't be dated versus creators who fill their work with references people may not understand a few years later. I'm on both sides of the fence and can't settle it. Art is beautiful. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 50, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
11:53
December 14, 2022
Mental Claustrophobia (CONVERSATION)
Mental Claustrophobia (CONVERSATION)
I'm still working out the term, "Mental Claustrophobia", but I think I might stick with it. Without an opportunity for stimulation or action, my mind is too available to drown in anxiety and is suffocated by it. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 49, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
13:34
December 09, 2022
Day Dreaming as Coping (CONVERSATION)
Day Dreaming as Coping (CONVERSATION)
I talk about how much I daydream and how that's perhaps a coping mechanism that's developed early on in life. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 48, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
08:57
November 30, 2022
Purging Negativity to get the Positive (CONVERSATION)
Purging Negativity to get the Positive (CONVERSATION)
I need to get negative in order to get to a clean slate to see more perspectives. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 47, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
10:33
November 21, 2022
Genius is Built not Born (CONVERSATION)
Genius is Built not Born (CONVERSATION)
I discuss the notion of "genius" and how maybe... It's just lazy people who say that. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 46, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
17:14
November 20, 2022
Disruption as a Solution (CONVERSATION)
Disruption as a Solution (CONVERSATION)
I parallel how I solve Art problems with how I solve Life problems and how Chaotic Disruption may not be a great fixer after all. Who would have thought? (CONVERSATION - WEEK 45, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
14:53
November 12, 2022
Sunk Cost Life. (CONVERSATION)
Sunk Cost Life. (CONVERSATION)
Sunk-Cost Fallacy is the only reason I'm still breathing. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 44, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
09:48
November 05, 2022
"SNUFF" Book Review (REVIEW)
"SNUFF" Book Review (REVIEW)
I discuss "Snuff", a book by Chuck Palahniuk. A satirical look at the world of pornography with surprising depth. *Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 43 YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
17:44
October 25, 2022
"PULP FICTION" Movie Review (REVIEW)
"PULP FICTION" Movie Review (REVIEW)
Pulp Fiction, a movie in my top ten of all time. It's the Rated R version of Seinfeld. *Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 43 YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
26:54
October 25, 2022
Revisiting a memory Alters it. (CONVERSATION)
Revisiting a memory Alters it. (CONVERSATION)
You can't trust your memory. Every time you engage a memory it changes. What if you had a photographic memory? (CONVERSATION - WEEK 43, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
15:07
October 24, 2022
Representation (CONVERSATION)
Representation (CONVERSATION)
(We need more gay serial killers.) Why Representation in Mass Media is important and how to make it more authentic and whole and why. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 42, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
12:02
October 19, 2022
Financial Freedom leads to Honesty (CONVERSATION)
Financial Freedom leads to Honesty (CONVERSATION)
I discuss my desire to be a grumpy old man and let everyone hear about the realness. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 41, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
11:31
October 12, 2022
Treating Life Seriously Enough to not be So Serious (CONVERSATION)
Treating Life Seriously Enough to not be So Serious (CONVERSATION)
Part of treating life seriously is knowing when to be serious and when not to. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 40, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
10:14
October 06, 2022
The Summer of George... Is Dead. (CONVERSATION)
The Summer of George... Is Dead. (CONVERSATION)
The Summer of George is Dead. I discuss the fantasy of the Summer of George and why it's not achievable and it can be unhealthy. I also introduce The Sunday of George. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 39, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
17:05
September 29, 2022
Anxiety Preventing Sleep (CONVERSATION)
Anxiety Preventing Sleep (CONVERSATION)
If I go to sleep, I may not wake up. So why sleep? (CONVERSATION - WEEK 38, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
09:11
September 23, 2022
Shakespeare in the Park (CONVERSATION)
Shakespeare in the Park (CONVERSATION)
Shakespeare production in Galt Gardens leaves a sour taste in my mouth but also provides a great opportunity for reflection and discussion of public space in our city and how it's being used. Who is intruding on who? (CONVERSATION - WEEK 37, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
21:18
September 15, 2022
Accepting Chaos (CONVERSATION)
Accepting Chaos (CONVERSATION)
I talk about the need for Accepting Chaos, how I'm bad at it, and also the quote, "Without Order Nothing Exists, Without Chaos Nothing Evolves."  (CONVERSATION - WEEK 36, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
18:19
September 07, 2022
"THE HAPPENING" Movie Review (REVIEW)
"THE HAPPENING" Movie Review (REVIEW)
I review M. Night Shyamalan's Adventure/Thriller/Horror movie, "The Happening." A story that is easy to follow yet still brings in some conceptual ideas like The Butterfly Effect, and more. A little gory but not gratuitous. It does a great job of sticking with you and creeping up on you well after the film is over.  *Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 36 YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
23:29
September 05, 2022
"Dave Grohl. The Storyteller" Book Review (REVIEW)
"Dave Grohl. The Storyteller" Book Review (REVIEW)
This memoir/autobiography is lacking in the detail department. It has a lot of heart but not much regard for its audience. I love Dave Grohl's contribution to music but as a writer in this context he puts you on cliffhangers only to shoot you with Chekov's Gun repeatedly. *No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 35 YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
22:45
September 01, 2022
DOING DANGEROUS THINGS SAFELY - Confront Yourself, Part 2 (CONVERSATION)
DOING DANGEROUS THINGS SAFELY - Confront Yourself, Part 2 (CONVERSATION)
I continue the Conversation from last week and extends into themes of why people should travel while they're Young and Why you shouldn't respect your elders just because they're Old. Confront yourself and your existence semi-frequently. Be open and vulnerable and ready to process experiences in such a way that leads to growth.  (CONVERSATION - WEEK 35, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
17:54
August 30, 2022
New GoPro - Now What? (BEHIND THE CURTAIN)
New GoPro - Now What? (BEHIND THE CURTAIN)
I talk about some technical And conceptual things that the new GoPro has brought about. (BEHIND THE CURTAIN - WEEK 35, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
15:11
August 30, 2022
CONFRONT YOURSELF - Why I Ride, Part 2 (CONVERSATION)
CONFRONT YOURSELF - Why I Ride, Part 2 (CONVERSATION)
Confronting Yourself can happen in many ways. I was commuting home after one of the best rides of my life and was very high off it still so I'm coming off oddly spiritual. But I felt so clear and didn't ramble as much and thus, didn't get everything out.  Confrontation could just be another word for Challenge. But the elements that I speak of here I think are really important. At least in my process for thinking of my values and who I want to be and the life I want to lead.  Discomfort is necessary for growth.   (CONVERSATION - WEEK 34, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
08:53
August 22, 2022
"The Karate Kid" Movie (REVIEW)
"The Karate Kid" Movie (REVIEW)
The Karate Kid, original 1984 film, has been one of my favourite movies for a long time. I've seen it a lot but not many times as an adult so seeing it with a slightly different perspective was great. I recognise character flaws differently and see complexities that went over my head before. *Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 33 YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
19:38
August 18, 2022
The Art of Asking (CONVERSATION/BEHIND THE CURTAIN)
The Art of Asking (CONVERSATION/BEHIND THE CURTAIN)
I discuss a TED Talk about that Art of Asking people for help. How that pertains to my Buy Me a Coffee account and generous strangers. (CONVERSATION/BEHIND THE CURTAIN - WEEK 33, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
15:36
August 16, 2022
Why I Ride.../GoPro Issues may be the end of Vlogging (CONVERSATION/STORY TIME)
Why I Ride.../GoPro Issues may be the end of Vlogging (CONVERSATION/STORY TIME)
I discuss why I ride my Mountain Bike, all the things I get out of it, physically and mentally/emotionally and why it's so important to me. I also give some history of me and biking before getting into Mountain Biking. I then discuss my camera issues that may put an end to my vlogging. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 32, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
37:33
August 12, 2022
Art is Purposeful Disruption (CONVERSATION)
Art is Purposeful Disruption (CONVERSATION)
A friend challenges me with an Art quote and I reflect and respond and end up with a new definition of Art. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 31, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
20:14
August 05, 2022
Being in the Present (CONVERSATION)
Being in the Present (CONVERSATION)
I discuss how Mountain Biking, Art, Video Games, Reading, and more, give opportunity for me to be in the present in different ways and why I need to go out of my way to make these things happen because it is not my natural state.(CONVERSATION - WEEK 30, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts, fk.artists@gmail.com
17:25
July 28, 2022
Throwing the Baby Out with the Bath Water (CONVERSATION)
Throwing the Baby Out with the Bath Water (CONVERSATION)
I feel like this doesn't need to be said but here it is. I discuss how one shouldn't just throw out good ideas because they come from someone who has also expressed bad ones. This topic also relates to previous Conversations: Kill Your Heroes, Separating Art from the Artist, and, Should we Ban Books? (CONVERSATION - WEEK 29, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
15:42
July 20, 2022
Teacher Responsibilities (CONVERSATION)
Teacher Responsibilities (CONVERSATION)
I discuss what I think makes a good teacher: Command of Subject Area, Teaching Ability, Passion for working with Youth, Organisation, and Communication. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 28, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
26:15
July 14, 2022
"The Virgin Suicides" Movie & Book Explanation (REVIEW)
"The Virgin Suicides" Movie & Book Explanation (REVIEW)
I watched The Virgin Suicides and discuss the film as it compares to the book as well as explain some of the great motifs and symbolism and beauty I find. In some ways this is a review of both Original Text and the Film Adaptation. *Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 28 YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
39:01
July 11, 2022
"Heavy Metal" Movie (REVIEW)
"Heavy Metal" Movie (REVIEW)
I finally get around to seeing Heavy Metal, an adult animated sci-fi/fantasy cool dorky film. This is movie was an achievement of something different and successful; a great cult following. This anthology style work is a great representation of the magazine which its named after and the device they used to tie the stories together was well created. *No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 27 YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
13:06
July 08, 2022
"Finding Forrester" Movie (REVIEW)
"Finding Forrester" Movie (REVIEW)
A wholesome film about unlikely friendship, coming of age, and lifelong learning. It's a drama but not heavy handed, corny, or epic. Directed by Gus Van Sant - it compares to Good Will Hunting in feel but milder in pace and stakes. As said by one of the actors, "It reveals truth quietly." If you write at all in anyway, you'll get more out of this movie.
13:24
July 05, 2022
Collecting for Legacy (CONVERSATION)
Collecting for Legacy (CONVERSATION)
I make a link of my habit of Collecting, back to Legacy. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 27, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
13:08
July 05, 2022
Boundaries (CONVERSATION)
Boundaries (CONVERSATION)
I discuss the importance of boundaries in relationships of all kinds. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 26, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
14:22
June 26, 2022
Concussion (CONVERSATION)
Concussion (CONVERSATION)
I discuss my concussion and how I'm feeling about having my brainium injured. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 25, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
18:52
June 23, 2022
Doing it for the Love (CONVERSATION)
Doing it for the Love (CONVERSATION)
Careers and relationships haven't, and still aren't, always about doing it for the Love. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 24, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
12:32
June 16, 2022
Life is What you Make it (CONVERSATION)
Life is What you Make it (CONVERSATION)
What an annoying but true cliche'. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 23, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
16:01
June 10, 2022
Know Thyself (CONVERSATION)
Know Thyself (CONVERSATION)
This is really simple. For the benefit of others and yourself - know who you are so you can become better. Ignorance is no excuse. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 22, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
11:21
May 31, 2022
"Little Miss Sunshine" Movie (REVIEW / EXPLANATION)
"Little Miss Sunshine" Movie (REVIEW / EXPLANATION)
A Dark Comedy Family Drama that teaches wholesome lessons through a raw presentation. This is a top shelf movie for me. The story of underdogs in a world of conformity - this flawed family finds a way to teach lessons of acceptance of self and what values matter most through a series of situational and existential conflicts. An amazing cast with an indie feel full of subtle challenges to one's values and questions that ask you to reflect on yourself and where you're going and why. This film is full of fun if you're ready to get real. *Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 22 YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
36:42
May 30, 2022
Operating Under the Assumption that Everyone is Doing Their Best. (CONVERSATION)
Operating Under the Assumption that Everyone is Doing Their Best. (CONVERSATION)
If you assume everyone is doing their best, what more can you ask? And what happens when you do that? (CONVERSATION - WEEK 21, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
11:12
May 24, 2022
Why I Love Dogs more than Humans? (CONVERSATION)
Why I Love Dogs more than Humans? (CONVERSATION)
I try and get into how I love animals/dogs in a different way than humans. Is it needing reassurance or trust = love or... ? (CONVERSATION - WEEK 20, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
09:56
May 18, 2022
"Law Abiding Citizen" Movie (REVIEW)
"Law Abiding Citizen" Movie (REVIEW)
An action-packed film that's based on Heart as the vehicle for Vengeance. Moral questions come up as a family man wants to the right the wrongs that have been done to his family. A story of Fate, Justice, Nature/Nurture, and can people really change? It's explosive and if you're into Instant Karma videos and love getting your Justice Boner on, you'll probably love it! *Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 20 YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
13:39
May 16, 2022
Marrying Your Best Friend... No? (CONVERSATION)
Marrying Your Best Friend... No? (CONVERSATION)
I come around to this concept of marrying your best friend and what it means. I mostly talk about what friends are and what healthy relationships should be and why it makes sense you'd want your partner to have those traits you'd want in a Bestie. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 19, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
17:43
May 12, 2022
"A Beautiful Mind" Movie Explained (REVIEW)
"A Beautiful Mind" Movie Explained (REVIEW)
A wonderful Biopic that is perfectly balanced. It plays as a great movie without ever needing to know anything of the subject, the Mathematician John Nash, it is based on. Elements of drama, the psychological, as well as some suspense, all sewn together with humour and care unlike any other. This is a great piece that has plenty of great twists and awesome reveals while telling a story of Legacy and Love on the backdrop of a dark Mental Health theme. *Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 19 YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
30:40
May 10, 2022
Accepting Mistakes. (CONVERSATION)
Accepting Mistakes. (CONVERSATION)
Accept your mistakes even when someone points them out for the wrong reasons. Don't get defensive, don't turn a positive into a negative. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 18, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
09:21
May 05, 2022
Feelings First (CONVERSATION)
Feelings First (CONVERSATION)
When there's issues I want to problem solve immediately and that's silly. Let's acknowledge Feelings first. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 17, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
07:53
April 27, 2022
"Perks of Being a Wallflower" Book & Movie (REVIEW)
"Perks of Being a Wallflower" Book & Movie (REVIEW)
A beautiful coming-of-age story filled with melancholy, sadness, friendship, and love. The movie stays true to the book and both are worth your time. The story centres around a teenager entering high school. If that wasn't messy enough, he deals with past trauma and present mental health issues. The story tackles big topics with grace and authenticity. There is appropriate levity that helps balance out the depth of pain present. This work doesn't handle the topics with Kid Gloves, it's appropriate and legitimate in all its expressions. Akin to the Breakfast Club but much more Real. Most importantly, I found hope here. Things can be horrible but we can continue to live and find the reasons later. *No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 17 YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
16:44
April 25, 2022
"On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft" book (REVIEW)
"On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft" book (REVIEW)
Stephen King's memoir on the craft of writing. The book is divided into two main sections: The part that gives us history on King and how he came to writing and the instructional part on how to be a better writer. If you are a Stephen King fan but are not a writer and have no intention on being one, you can still enjoy this book. If you don't enjoy the work of Stephen King but you are an aspiring writer, you need this book more than you may know. If you are like me and enjoy reading King's work and also aspire to be a better writer, you're in for a real treat.  Stephen King doesn't pull punches and is very direct. At times, his advice isn't an opinion, it's fact. I enjoy how he writes about himself and the love he shows for his family. I got to see a side of Stephen King that I never knew and I'm grateful for that. I feel as though I know him better and I know how to write better too - what else could I want from this book? know I will return to this piece often for reminders on how I can improve my own work. It was an easy and interesting read. Top Shelf. I *No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 17, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
11:30
April 25, 2022
"All the Pretty Horses" Book (REVIEW)
"All the Pretty Horses" Book (REVIEW)
This book was one of the easiest reads I've ever had. I don't mean in diction or that it was so thrilling I couldn't put it down. But it has a quality to it that I felt strongly despite it being foreign to my nature; it was easygoing. No matter the situation, the protagonist, seemingly by nature and nurture, handled everything with ease no matter how physically or emotionally challenging. This young man is not invincible by any means, he just continually rises to every occasion and conflict with grace. Even admitting failure with honesty and stoicism in a manner genuine despite fulfilling the cliche' of the honourable cowboy. The lack of some punctuation, quotation marks, was at first jarring, but then became appreciated and the novel read smoother. I don't want to categorise this as a Journey of Self Discovery manifested by a teenage cowboy but that's what it is. Despite this, it feels authentic and not repetitive. And I, too, learned about myself by reading this book. Which surprised me. Until the last few pages, I felt like this was just a good yarn - a great story of adventure but in a tame package. However, something clicked with me. And stuck.*No Spoilers*. ***"No Country for Old Men" is NOT part of the Border Trilogy!*** (REVIEW - WEEK 17, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
13:04
April 25, 2022
"Good Time" Movie (Review)
"Good Time" Movie (Review)
"Good Time" is a fast-paced suspense thriller that is incredibly contemporary and stylistically shot. The film centres around a troubled character just trying to do the right thing but can't seem to stop digging a bigger hole. It's wonderfully urgent yet there's unexpected heart and depth here - a great genre blend that is incredibly entertaining and has heart with some thought-provoking moments too. *Spoilers* at the end. (REVIEW - WEEK 17, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
19:39
April 25, 2022
"Fargo: Rock City"book. (Review)
"Fargo: Rock City"book. (Review)
I'm usually great at separating the Art from the Artist but in this case the Art IS the Artist. Oscar Wilde said it better in "Picture of Dorian Gray" but here Chuck explains it as well: "It's always been my theory that criticism is just veiled autobiography, whenever someone writes about a piece of art, they're really just writing about themselves." Chuck talks a lot about glam metal. And other types of hard rock and "metal" music. After 20 years of this being on the shelves, I still learned some cool stuff from it that I never knew. And checked out some music I had never given a shot before too. Chuck IS funny. And a good writer. I haven't read (m)any tongue-in-cheek memoir style books before but alongside his entertaining writing is a lot of blatant dismissive opinions on the new/nu metal of the time he was writing. He sounds like a crotchety old man who can't be objective at all. And in the epilogue he admits it but that doesn't make it any better. Also after 20 years this doesn't age well. But I doubt he cares because in his own words: "And when I read my high school journal and realize what a homophobic, racist, sexist, and genuinely unlikable person I was at the age of seventeen, I force myself to laugh." Perhaps he forced himself to laugh because he didn't want to take any responsibility and change or mature much. He still reads as pretty unlikable for all the reasons he listed above. He knows a lot about music. And sometimes even expresses it well. And he's entertaining. But he's also unapologetic in a Trumpian, Locker Room Talk kind of way that is at times, hard to spend time with. Will I read more Chuck Klosterman? Yes. But with cringe-coloured glasses because of this first experience. *No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 16, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
06:27
April 20, 2022
"Green Grass, Running Water" book (REVIEW)
"Green Grass, Running Water" book (REVIEW)
King says that satire comes from mistrust. That's evident. What isn't apparent is who the target audience really is. The book is well-written contemporary read that's mostly a smooth read albeit with constant interruptions and interludes that seemingly make no sense but more likely are just over my head. The book takes place in Southern Alberta and tells a contemporary story that questions traditions but at times, in a very indirect way. There's a heavy reliance on Coyote to be a trickster and a lot of the nonsense that is written seems to be irrelevant. Names seem to be significant but half the time they aren't made clear as to why or what we're supposed to get from it. The satire oozes from the page and the important questions and challenges about indigenous people's in Canada are also obvious. As well as relations to tradition and questions of Why. But there's enough disjointedness to make me wonder what I'm missing and if I'm really missing it, or it's just fluff.  *No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 16, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
12:11
April 20, 2022
Renaissance Man (CONVERSATION)
Renaissance Man (CONVERSATION)
I talk about the differences between a Jack of All Trades, Master of None, a Master of One, and the desire to be a Renaissance Man. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 16, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
14:51
April 20, 2022
"Wind in the Willows" book (REVIEW)
"Wind in the Willows" book (REVIEW)
I almost regret owning such a beautiful edition of such a frustrating book. The first half of the story is lovely. But the latter half is not only confusing, (animals in human jails, toads and humans being the same size, toads riding horses, etc.) it's also incredibly annoying. We have a tale where a character who treats everyone like rubbish and endangers lives selfishly... in the end his friends stand by him as he escapes from his consequences. What a poor example! I tried to give the benefit of the doubt, thinking this a tale of Nature. How one can not change their nature, they simply are what they are. But the story is negligent! The character in question does not receive their just desserts, in fact, they are seemingly rewarded FIRST for their antics and THEN, at the last second, seem to change their behaviour. Perhaps. The story attempts to be "cute" and fails. I also felt that the story shifts too heavily from what it sets up to what it becomes - a soft story focusing on multiple characters that then zeros in on one ghastly example of life. What an affront to my palate. *No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 16, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
07:03
April 17, 2022
Art and Substances (CONVERSATION)
Art and Substances (CONVERSATION)
I discuss wanting to explore adding substances to my artmaking. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 15, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
13:29
April 11, 2022
Guy de Maupassant Short Stories Book (REVIEW)
Guy de Maupassant Short Stories Book (REVIEW)
This collection houses only a small fraction, less than 10 percent, of the short stories Guy wrote. There are cheeky stories that extend an obvious moral to pay attention to and ones that delve into psychological horror - almost all provide opportunity for social commentary. At various points the writing definitely reflects the time, the 1800's, and can be tedious and dry. Other times there is more economy in Maupassant's words. In either regard, he's a good storyteller and his short stories are mostly enjoyable in content. If you enjoy a reflection of human nature and social life, along with how one is to interact with themselves and society, perhaps give this a shot. Most times, these stories hold up an accurate mirror to Us at large and how we operate in relation to one another. There is much to reflect on in this collection that ranges from Light to Deeply Disturbing and sometimes mix the two.  *No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 14, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
09:09
April 08, 2022
"Grinding" (CONVERSATION)
"Grinding" (CONVERSATION)
I feel like I'm working really hard... And it feels good But. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 14, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
12:02
April 04, 2022
The Power of Positive Thinking (CONVERSATION)
The Power of Positive Thinking (CONVERSATION)
A quick reminder about the Power of Positive Thinking and how words hold power. Everything will be okay.
06:11
April 01, 2022
Writing/Arting Epiphanies - I am not a storyteller. (CONVERSATION)
Writing/Arting Epiphanies - I am not a storyteller. (CONVERSATION)
I talk about my desire to really push my writing in new directions and the realisations I've made about myself as an artist because of this new momentum. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 12, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
15:29
March 25, 2022
"The Virgin Suicides" Book (REVIEW)
"The Virgin Suicides" Book (REVIEW)
This immediately became one of my favourite books. Top Shelf. The language is pure poetry and balanced with harsh pictures of reality painted by a graceful hand that knows exactly what they're doing. The juxtaposition between brutality, in various forms, and graceful storytelling with beautiful prose is perfection. I didn't think of this novel as a "coming of age" story but I suppose it is, albeit a beautifully unconventional one. The pangs of youth permeate and then reverberate into adulthood where we can pine for those relics of simpler, more innocent times. The Virgin Suicides is a Slice of Life tragedy that feels light and airy amongst the crushing weight of Life - flower petals picked up in the calm breeze meeting a torrential storm. These contrasts don't fight each other but play well together, like a perfectly orchestrated mural of oil and water on the surface of an infinity pool depicting not only the pure pain of puberty but also the hurt of leaving it behind. Read. This. Book. "...The tortures... pointed to a simple reasoned refusal to accept the world as it was..." 🖤 *Spoilers halfway through*. (REVIEW - WEEK 12, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
27:53
March 21, 2022
The Paradox of Hedonism/Happiness (CONVERSATION)
The Paradox of Hedonism/Happiness (CONVERSATION)
I discuss the paradox of Hedonism and how if you chase happiness you can't seem to catch it. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 11, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
15:48
March 14, 2022
"Fish in a Tree" Book (REVIEW)
"Fish in a Tree" Book (REVIEW)
The book promises to be a "feel-good story" and it delivers. However, it is filled with familiar tropes that it carries on a little too plainly and transparently. The writing is more like a child's picture book rather than a novel. I don't mean in a grammatical sense but rather in the storytelling. Everything is too familiar and despite the book's main message: everyone being a unique individual, it is incredibly unoriginal. I believe it's possible to tell this story with strength in storytelling and a quality in writing unfortunately not seen here. However... As I mentioned earlier, it does deliver some "feel good." Although they don't necessarily surpass the cringe-worthy moments of predictability and After School Special gone to extreme, there are moments here that do remind me of other perspectives in teaching and in being a student. Most importantly is the lesson of Perception being Reality and how that can weigh on someone. It's one I needed a reminder about. In conclusion, if you want an Easy and predictable read about a student with academic/behavioural issues that ends with positivity and hope, I guess this could be for you. *No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 11, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
10:33
March 14, 2022
"Bridge to Terabithia" Book (REVIEW)
"Bridge to Terabithia" Book (REVIEW)
It's a short, quick read that has some worth but it wasn't something I'd suggest to anyone for much of any reason other than maybe being in between books or a lame teaching tool for children on the subject of mortality. *Spoilers at the End*. (REVIEW - WEEK 11, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
10:51
March 14, 2022
"Lolita" Book (REVIEW)
"Lolita" Book (REVIEW)
Lolita was described as having "Savage Humour". It's a slow starter but eventually picks up pace until things spiral out of control and we reach a disturbing climax. The diction in this book is pure romanticism: an abuse of adjectives. Things are described so beautifully with flowery language that it's easy to get lost. Everything is so purposeful and delicate and executed without much a misstep. The language is coupled with the circumstance in such a perfect marriage that they both rely on each other completely. The style of prose and the plot are so inseparable that it makes the book Art. And the novel can be appreciated as such even without asking the reader to ponder anything further. Yet it does challenge the audience to analyse their morals and someone else's actions in such a way that it's visceral despite the artistic distractions. I've never read anything like it before. Not just in plot but in style - a beautiful Yet challenging read with plenty of room for conscience thought. *No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 11, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
14:39
March 13, 2022
"Pop" Comic Book (REVIEW)
"Pop" Comic Book (REVIEW)
Stylistically and conceptually contrast to the content. It promises a lot but doesn't deliver. *No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 11, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
11:03
March 13, 2022
"Note to Self" Book (REVIEW)
"Note to Self" Book (REVIEW)
This book is incredibly beautiful in aesthetic. But that's all. It is Out of touch, Pandering, Repetitious, Basic, and bursting with Humble Brag. The book is marketed as a memoir/autobiography and inscribed as "for me" yet proceeds more like the lamest Self Help book you couldn't even imagine and the author attempts to tell you how you can be a better You with nothing but tired and surface clichés. The constant inner dialogue within narration is also incredibly cringe-worthy. The constant interruptions of thought to give himself a pat on the back or to unnecessarily digress in an attempt at humour fall more than flat, they leave a depression. The cover, layout, and photos are a joy. But not one that will come even close to outweighing the horrendous "poetry" and prose in the book. If you have money to burn and want a pretty looking book for the shelf, I would still slap it out of your hand and say, "you can do better." This is the most shallow attempt at depth I've ever read. It would have had more integrity if the pages just repeated, "Live, Laugh, Love" for the entire duration of the book. *No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 10, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
12:40
March 11, 2022
Love is Blind (CONVERSATION)
Love is Blind (CONVERSATION)
I discuss the show, "Love is Blind" and how I relate to one of it's most despicable characters/contestants. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 10, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
18:37
March 07, 2022
"Revolutionary Road" Book (REVIEW)
"Revolutionary Road" Book (REVIEW)
Despicable characters on a Slice of Life Journey through the Suburban American Dream. I went into this book blind with no idea what I was about to get into. It didn't keep me turning pages with excitement and it wasn't quite a chore either. I value the experience as it painted The Everyman in a way I haven't really read before. No pity, no championing, but in a way, bare. *No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 10, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
09:03
March 06, 2022
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" Book (REVIEW)
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" Book (REVIEW)
The New Age Narcissus who is forced to see his sins instead of his beauty. A philosophical fiction that challenges the reader to revisit their morals and get introspective and existential. A classic that gives more to the reader if they are a creative/artistic. *Spoilers* 8 minutes in. (REVIEW - WEEK 10, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
11:43
March 05, 2022
"The Basketball Diaries" Book (REVIEW)
"The Basketball Diaries" Book (REVIEW)
Suffice to say I'm just not hip to this scene and it wasn't my cup of tea. Short diary entries spanning about three years of this young teen's life of debauchery... And not the fun kind. About three quarters of the way in I had hope things would turn around because the author referenced his writing. And the diction became more poetic.This was short-lived and the book returned to a slow, uninteresting downward spiral. Rename this to Boring Heroin Diaries and it'd be more accurate. *No Spoilers* (REVIEW - WEEK 9, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
06:29
March 02, 2022
"The Memory Police" Book (REVIEW)
"The Memory Police" Book (REVIEW)
A quick and easy read; the writing is filled with beautiful language - gentle verses that moved me along in a sweet melancholy. Presented as a dystopian fiction, the story gives the reader some structural elements of what's happening but no reason why. I enjoyed the majority of the book because it flowed effortlessly and with care; the poetry engaged me past all the anxieties of what was actually happening. I suppose it did such a good job of engaging me into what the characters must have felt that I didn't realise my fate until it was too late.  *No Spoilers* (REVIEW - WEEK 9, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
16:28
March 02, 2022
Creating New Neural Pathways (CONVERSATION)
Creating New Neural Pathways (CONVERSATION)
I discuss a very simplified way I see creating new neural pathways. How to recognise your choices and put yourself in more positions for Non-Choice in a constructive way. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 9, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
12:28
February 28, 2022
"Flowers for Algernon" Book (REVIEW)
"Flowers for Algernon" Book (REVIEW)
An emotional journey that also ignites cognitive conversation. This is one of the Saddest books I've ever read. A man with low enough in IQ to be vulnerable, abused in childhood and adulthood alike, and unaware of so much in the world, undergoes an experiment to raise his mental capabilities. The book is written through "Progress Reports" before, during, and after the experiment has taken place, by the subject. Flowers For Algernon reverently, but firmly, asks the reader to consider Nature/Nurture, how we Value certain lives over others, and Who gets to Play God and Why? The story engages the heart and mind evenly and gets to the core of human experience. It is unquestionably relatable and challenging to any reader who can comprehend the words. Please read this book. If you have Empathy within you, it will humble you.*Spoilers* (REVIEW - WEEK 8, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
17:59
February 25, 2022
"Detroit Rock City" Movie (REVIEW)
"Detroit Rock City" Movie (REVIEW)
Not your average "Teen Road Trip Comedy". This one has a perfect sound track of 70s rock, is based around kids going to a KISS concert, and also has some pretty cool lessons learned. It's self-aware, tongue-in-cheek, and a whole lotta fun. *No Spoilers* (REVIEW - WEEK 8, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
13:41
February 25, 2022
"East of West" Comic Book (REVIEW)
"East of West" Comic Book (REVIEW)
East of West is a story about the Power of Belief. Belief in Cults, The Spirit/The Self, and Sacrifice. These were beautifully designed and very uniform. I felt like I was reading something that should be treated with a certain reverence. The presentation was so immaculate it deserved my respect. In some ways this is a classic retelling of what happens to those blinded and drunk off power who pursue nothing but personal gain. But it has many cool complexities with other elements such as faith, fate, and Armageddon. The Four Horsemen Element is cool as well, and ultimately, we have a story about family and relationships. These books are great at establishing and maintaining a Myth. The illustrations and layout are dynamic and contemporary - bright colours that fit the fiction well. I was also inspired several times by some lines that made me self-reflect. Great read. Great series. This is pretty high on my shelf. *No Spoilers* (REVIEW - WEEK 8, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
09:56
February 22, 2022
Lack of Choice can be Good? (CONVERSATION)
Lack of Choice can be Good? (CONVERSATION)
I talk about how Choice can be great but also how the lack of it can do well for one's anxiety. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 8, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
14:16
February 22, 2022
"Primal Fear" Movie (REVIEW)
"Primal Fear" Movie (REVIEW)
I discuss a great Courtroom Thriller based on a novel of the same name. Richard Gere and Edward Norton opposite each other in a slow burn turned roller coaster of a crime drama. Psychological aspects are present and it's subtly layered. High on the shelf. *Spoilers at the End* (REVIEW - WEEK 8, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
16:02
February 22, 2022
Do We Even Need Teachers? (CONVERSATION)
Do We Even Need Teachers? (CONVERSATION)
I discuss how teachers can be incredibly ineffective and explore if we really need them for learning. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 7, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
22:42
February 14, 2022
Money Can't Buy Happiness but it Can Buy More Opportunity for Happiness. (CONVERSATION)
Money Can't Buy Happiness but it Can Buy More Opportunity for Happiness. (CONVERSATION)
I addressed this in a rant years ago but take a deeper look at why Money CAN kind of maybe buy happiness a little... Perhaps. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 6, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
19:13
February 07, 2022
Don't Wear a Hat Bigger than Your Personality. (CONVERSATION)
Don't Wear a Hat Bigger than Your Personality. (CONVERSATION)
A loaded conversation that ends up talking about body image and living your authentic self, while discussing this quote. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 5, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
16:07
January 31, 2022
"The Silence of the Lambs" Movie (REVIEW)
"The Silence of the Lambs" Movie (REVIEW)
I discuss The Definitive Psychological Thriller in Film Form: The Silence of the Lambs. A movie adaptation of the book of the same name, written by Thomas Harris. This film is groundbreaking and the best of its genre. It is dark, layered, gritty, and hella smart. The great thing about it is that it is not Passive Entertainment - it is Engaging. Those who like a great story with easy to follow twists can enjoy this as much as the deeper thinker who enjoys metaphor and poking at The Human Condition. Enjoy. *No Spoilers* (REVIEW - WEEK 5, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
23:32
January 31, 2022
Should we be Banning Books? (CONVERSATION)
Should we be Banning Books? (CONVERSATION)
I make cases for both sides of the fence on this and can't seem to get myself fully on one side despite my instinct says... (CONVERSATION - WEEK 4, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.coma
26:16
January 24, 2022
"Limbo" Comic (REVIEW)
"Limbo" Comic (REVIEW)
I talk about one of the comics that got me reading graphic novels/comics again as an adult. A fairly light Neon-Noir mystery with cool illustrations, great colouring, and some existential themes as well! *No Spoilers* (REVIEW - WEEK 3, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
06:59
January 21, 2022
"Spectral" Movie (REVIEW)
"Spectral" Movie (REVIEW)
A Netflix Original movie that is a little cool and with a few slight tweaks could have been great but ends up falling flat and staying Off the Shelf for me. *Spoilers at the end!* (REVIEW - WEEK 3, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
14:13
January 21, 2022
"The Neverending Story" Book (REVIEW)
"The Neverending Story" Book (REVIEW)
I don't have the same nostalgic romanticism that some in my age group seem to have for this book/movie. I didn't get into either until I was an adult and I'll tell you why I'm not really a fan. *No Spoilers* (REVIEW - WEEK 3, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
11:15
January 19, 2022
"Titane" Movie (REVIEW)
"Titane" Movie (REVIEW)
I discuss a foreign film that is foreign to me not only in language but story/plot/concept, and value as well! If you wondered what a Confused Decepticon going through puberty would make as an Art Film - this is it! *Spoilers Start about 7 Minutes in!* (REVIEW - WEEK 3, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
17:09
January 19, 2022
"Top Gun" Movie (REVIEW)
"Top Gun" Movie (REVIEW)
I talk about what makes Top Gun such a great 80s Movie. A unique, "soft action" with some romance, underdog who's got something to prove, dealing with mental health in the Navy, and so much more! *Spoilers Start about 10 Minutes in!* (REVIEW - WEEK 3, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
13:38
January 18, 2022
No Such Thing as One-way Liberation (CONVERSATION)
No Such Thing as One-way Liberation (CONVERSATION)
I talk about the notion of One-Way Liberation and why Selfish is good. (CONVERSATION - WEEK 3, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.coma
11:14
January 17, 2022
"Fatale" Comic Book (REVIEW)
"Fatale" Comic Book (REVIEW)
I discuss the comic series, "Fatale" and how it got me into contemporary comics. A little bit sexy, noir, and Cthulhu? *No Spoilers* (REVIEW - WEEK 2, YEAR 4) . Social Media: http://linktr.ee/Fk_Arts fk.artists@gmail.com
12:37
January 11, 2022