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Hello everyone, how are all of you? Breaking the silence this time to post some good news (and a bit of shameless plugging at the same time, heh). My story, "Finding Those Who Are Lost" is included in the anthology, "Outpouring: Typhoon Yolanda Relief Anthology", edited by Dean Francis Alfar. All proceeds from the anthology will go to the Philippine Red Cross, which will aid in the continuing relief efforts for the victims of this terrible tragedy.

The anthology includes the following stories:

“The Wordeaters” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
“Invisible Empire of Ascending Light” by Ken Scholes
“The Photograph” by Veronica Montes
“A Moment in Time” by Charie D. La Marr
“A Gentlemen's Agreement” by Susan S.Lara
“X” by Karissa Chen
“Cunning Syncronicity” by Berrien C. Henderson
“Godsend” by Joel Pablo Salud
“Ondoy” by Laura McPhee-Browne
“Rescuing the Rain God” by Kate Osias
“The Wish Head” by Jeffrey Ford
“Flash Forward” by Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz
“Where Sky and Sea Meet” by Dan Campbell
“Arrow” by Barry King
“Finding Those Who Are Lost” by Celestine Trinidad
“Synchronicity” by Victor Fernando R. Ocampo
“We're All Stories in the End” by Matthew J. Rogers
“Silverio and the Eidolon” by Vincent Michael Simbulan
“Tinkerers” by Jay Wilburn
“Finding” by David B. Ramirez
“Ikan Berbudi (Wise Fish)” by Jason Erik Lundberg
“Pilar Escheverria” by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
“Scraps” by Michael Haynes
“Freeborn in the City of Fallacies” by Andrew Drilon
“Storm Warning” by Lilian Csernica
“The Nameless Ones” by Gabriela Lee
“Whispers” by Grant J. McMaster
“Highway Run” by Alexander Marcos Osias
“Black Sun” by Todd Nelsen
“Life at the Lake's Shore” by Alex Shvartsman
“Aliens” by Fiona Mae Villamor
“Little Italy” by Isa Lorenzo
“Discipline” by Rebecca McFarland Kyle
“Unmaking” by Julie C. Day
“Fresh Fruit” by Yvette Tan
“The Sparrows of Climaco Avenue” by Kenneth Yu
“Gellen's Retirement Plan” by Tim Sullivan
“When We Were Witches” by Nikki Alfar
“All the Little Gods We Are” by John Grant
“Tuba Knight” by Cesar Miguel G. Escaño

I'm really happy about this, because I really do think that the victims of the typhoon still need help now, and every little bit given to them will go a long way. Also, the story is a Tikbalang and Sinukuan (Maria and Juan) mystery, and I really did miss writing these two. (With all their snark and sarcasm, hee. <3)

I hope you do consider getting a copy! It's available online from these venues:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I3BCNGW
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/outpouring
Wizard’s Tower Books: http://www.wizardstowerbooks.com/products/outpouring-typhoon-yolanda-relief-anthology-dean-francis-alfar
Flipreads: http://flipreads.com/outpouring

Thank you for your support! :) Hope all of you are doing fine.
luckychan: (castle)
My country, the Philippines, was recently hit by a supertyphoon, named Yolanda (or Haiyan, internationally). It wreaked havoc in the Visayas region, particularly the provinces of Samar, Leyte, north Cebu, Negros, Panay, as well as in Romblon, Mindoro and Palawan.

My family and I are all right, but the extent of the destruction in these areas, and all those lives lost, is truly heartbreaking. We're helping out as much as we can, and hopefully, through the efforts of all those who are lending a hand, those affected by this typhoon, can recover.

By the way, the LJ group [livejournal.com profile] fandomaid is hosting a buy-it-now fundraiser for the victims of typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. I put up an offer here.

I'm offering original fic (Philippine mythology and folklore, as well as the Sinukuan and Tikbalang series) and fanfic (Noli/Fili, because I noticed no one had offered it yet, as well as Trese, since I was working on that crossover fic anyway). Thank you!
luckychan: (bucky maniacal)
I know, it's been a long, long time since I posted here. Anyway, first things first, Happy New Year everyone! How are all of you? I've been keeping up with most of your posts, actually, and I try to comment every now and then, but I would still like to know how you're all doing. Anything new and exciting happen to you over the past year?

On my part, I'm not sure if I can say anything exciting happened to me this year, but this year has been quite an experience. Since I haven't had the chance to post about it before, I guess I should explain... I'm currently taking up a residency in Pathology at the hospital connected to my med school. Pathology is a bit of an uncommon specialty in my field, unlike, say, Surgery or Pediatrics, but we pathologists are the people who work in the lab, analyzing blood samples and all sorts of body fluids (hehe), as well as biopsy specimens. Surgically removed organs and amputated limbs and such. And oh yeah, we do autopsies too.

I...may have made my specialty sound a lot more morbid than it actually is, ahaha. XD

Seriously though, it's not really as weird as it sounds, and my days in the residency program are actually a bit more mundane than that...full of paperwork and conferences and a number of boring things too. But I'm really enjoying the work, even though it has its share of difficulties and drama as well, but I managed to survive the year somehow. And I do feel as if I made the right choice, and I belong here.

I hope the feeling stays with me until I graduate, ehehe.

I've been going through a bit of personal drama though, so I haven't been as productive, writing-wise. I did get a couple of stories published in the beginning of the year, but that was it.

I guess this year, even without really thinking consciously about it, I let my fear of never being good enough get in the way of writing. Not being good enough not just when it comes to writing, but well, everything else, actually. I always say that one shouldn't mind what other people are saying and keep doing what you love anyway, but there comes a point when you no longer can shut them out, and even without wanting them to, they drown out your ability to dream.

Sorry for being so dreary. Happy thoughts for the new year, right? Since I think I know now where the problem lies, I'm going to change all that this year. But I would still appreciate some happy thoughts and encouragement from you guys too, though. :)

So anyway, Happy New Year to all of you, and to you and your loved ones! Feel free to leave a comment, I miss talking to you guys.

2012 In Review

Original Short Fiction Published

"Taking Gaia", included in the Diaspora Ad Astra anthology edited by Joseph Nacino and Emil Flores
"Under A Mound of Earth" Part 1, Part 2, included in the Philippine Genre Stories webzine edited by Kenneth Yu
"A Dance Under Moonlight", gift fic for Alli Sana at the Dormant Muses 2012 Secret Santa


Books Read )

TV Series Watched )
luckychan: (castle)
Title: Late
Author: [personal profile] luckychan
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] connikins
Genre: Fantasy
Pairings: N/A
Word Count: 2254 words
Rating: T
Warnings: character death, implications of self-harm/suicide
Summary: She has to save them, but it might be too late.
Author's Notes: For the Reverse Bang Challenge 2011 over at [community profile] originalbigbang. Art Master Post is here (so you can see Connie's wonderful art that inspired the story): Dreamwidth / Livejournal.
And yes, the allusions to a certain classic novel were intentional. ^^;

She knew she could find him, even in the gray bleakness of this place. )

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