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MAKEOVER TIME!

That’s right! This blog is getting a major facelift.

I apologize for the lack of posts in the recent months. I’ve moved out. I got a new job. I dated and didn’t date. It’s been an incredibly busy time.

I got this blog because a friend of mine made it for me and invited me to blog alongside her. It’s not my cup of tea, per say, but it was definitely really fun. So, with that in mind, I have a few exciting announcements!

  1. I’m not alone anymore. And it’s actually quite crowded.
    I am working with 8 other people. Well, fictional people. These 8 characters make up pieces of personality. It helps me keep things organized and even gives me the opportunity to do some pretty cool things.
  2. Changing the name!
    I am changing the name of Tay’s Talks to “The Gemini Journals”. This will coincide with my upcoming YouTube channel of the same name. You will all get the chance to listen to me ramble about various things from my experiences with the Law of Attraction to camping hacks! There’s a lot of content a-coming.

In addition to the revamp of the blog and the introduction of the YouTube channel, we will be opening up a Facebook Page, Twitter, and we’ll be publishing short stories, webcomics, and short films. Be excited, my lovely readers. I TOLD you this was my year! I told you all! MWAHAHAHA!

Ahem…

Anyway, let me know which articles are your favorites. We’re getting rid of most of them, unless we can archive them somehow. Love you!

DREAM BIG!

TRIUMPHANT RETURN!

That’s right, you beautiful people, I’m back. I purchased a new power cable for my laptop and it just arrived today. I didn’t even think about taking pictures of it so that you guys wouldn’t have to stare at nothing but words. Boring, boring words. I apologize. Next time! Like maybe when I order a new computer. Or have pizza deliver. Ooo! Who thinks I should start taking selfies with all the pizza delivery people? That’d be pretty sweet. And weird.

I have so much to tell you guys and not enough space in one post. But here’s a list of things that will probably be coming pretty soon:

1. I went to Disneyland! You’re going to hear all about that for sure.

2. I went camping for the first time in at least 3 years! You have no idea how much I love camping because I forgot to tell you 

3. My sister got her Mission Call! It’s a pretty big deal for us.

4. I’m revamping the blog! I will more than likely be re-formating everything I can within the coming week and really focusing on what I want this blog to be.

5. I’m going to Flagstaff to shoot a trailer for a film I’m interning on! It’s a horror film and I’ll be sure to do my best to take as many pictures as I can when I’m not working.

6. I’m still addicted to goldfish! This is becoming a serious problem. Send help.

7. At least three other blog posts about my personal opinions of people on the internet! ….YAY!

8. YouTube! I’m revamping my YouTube channel in an attempt to be awesome and your support is most appreciated.

9. THE COLOR OF HUNGER UPDATE! Remember my short film I told you about? Well, so do I and we’ve got some cool news for you.

And much more! Stay tuned, my beautiful, wonderful, soulful readers. You’re the reason I came back. Love you much!

And remember: if you’re going to dream, dream BIG!

Video of the Week: Doraleous and Associates

I’m going to pretend like this is a regular thing and who knows? Maybe it will become a regular thing.

For those of you who are not yet aware, I love YouTube. I think the idea of sharing videos with people is amazing thing and I love perusing the corridors of the World Wide Web Wilds in search of the things that make me happy. Chief among aforesaid things is my desire to laugh. My sense of humor is relatively stagnant, in that it doesn’t change as frequently as everything else in my life does, but lately I’ve been drawn to this kind of humor.

If you finished watching the episode (or skipped it to continue reading) instead of just leaving the page altogether, thank you. You and I can be friends.

-SPOILER ALERT-

My favorite character in this video (and throughout the show) is definitely the Lady of the Lake. Keeper of the mighty Zephyr Blade, the Lady of the Lake is a sarcastic Pond Woman with a pathological need to annoy people. You can imagine why I like her so much.

"Behold, DeLorean, the TRUE Zephyr Blade!"
“Behold, DeLorean, the TRUE Zephyr Blade!”

When asked, the Lady of the Lady will present adventurers and warriors from across the land with various objects (while claiming they are the true Zephyr Blade). She’s a sociopath who makes fun of the people who come to see her by sarcastically insulting their character or mispronouncing their names. She also sends people on ridiculous and life-threatening quests just for the fun of it. Probably bored with waiting for (possibly) thousands of years for the Chosen One to arrive and take the Zephyr Blade, or emotionally distanced because she’s tired of people coming to her and being disappointed in not receiving the magical blade of magicness, The Lady of Lake now seeks but one thing: entertainment.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, as well as Doraleous and Associates. May your day be a little better, the laughs a little heartier, and the may the Zephyr Blade be yours one day!

Dream big!

FILMMAKING: The Color of Hunger

In 2013, I had a concept for a horror film about a group of people plagued by spirits that were metaphysical manifestations of their sins and addictions. By 2014, I had a writer, a cast, and a small crew all willing to donate their precious time to help make my film. It’s been a long, arduous journey. Murphy’s Law has never played a bigger role in my life than it has this last year. From having to find a new location, misinforming a cast member about his role, and running out of money to being stopped in the middle of a shot by a real-life producer, watching horror films together, and working with some of the most talented people in the state of Arizona, I have experienced it all. I’m amateur, certainly. But I have learned more about myself, about my friends, and about my dreams in this last year than I have in my whole life.

I want to be a filmmaker. What does that mean? I myself am not entirely sure. I’m attempting to learn more about the industry and make connections. I’d love to get a job in the costume department or an internship on set or a chance to watch as people edit their films. I’m interested in learning every single aspect of movie-making. If you guys know anyone out there who could connect me to such opportunities, feel free to let me know. 😉

Olivia Romero, played by Jenna McKenna.
Olivia Romero, played by Jenna McKenna. Olivia must fight to overcome her heroin addiction, lest the darkness take her.

The Color of Hunger is a dark drama film that will (hopefully) serve as the progenitor for an 18 episode horror web series. In this film, we explore the torments of a young drug addict on the road to recovery. Not only does she have to face real-life adversity, but she is haunted by a demonic force that’s hellbent on consuming her through her addiction.

There are several flaws in this film. What can I say? It was my first attempt. We had little-to-no money. Murphy’s Law. Etc.

That said, this is a freaking AMAZING movie! The actors are great, the writing was solid, the premise was cool, the story itself was well-constructed, and it was a blast to work on. I’m very proud of it and the work we’ve put into it. I can see how it can be done better, but I can also see how epic it already is. I can’t wait to share it with all of you. We’re currently in post production, so it won’t be too long now.

Olivia and Candice (Skyler Shelly) have a heart to heart about the troubles in Olivia's life. But Candice is anything but a true friend.
Olivia and Candice (Skyler Shelly) have a heart to heart about the troubles in Olivia’s life. But Candice is anything but a true friend.

Thank you all for reading and I hope to share more with you as we go along. For more details, check out our Facebook Page and don’t forget to Like, Follow, and Share with your friends! Your support is incredible. I’m so grateful for all of you who read and post on my blog.

Remember, if you’re going to dream, dream BIG!