Quick update!

Hey guys!

So I’m sure many of you are caught up on the whole Universal Fancon fiasco, and yeah… it was a shitshow. I’d gotten the email along with the other Kickstarter backers around 1 P.M. Friday and had to break the news to my publisher (she was never notified). Thank God she hadn’t started to ship things out to the hotel or to me. My publisher was able to recoup the money she’d lost from her bank, but I don’t know if other vendors were able to do the same.

So now, we’ve got Anime North to look forward to! It’ll be my first trip to Toronto in many, many moons and I’ll have Memorial Day free to look around. So if you’ve got some suggestions on places I should check out, please hit me up and let me know.

I promise to get better with blogging this year. I’ve had so many real life events pop up that have deterred me concerning writing. But the year isn’t over yet and I’ve still got some writing goals to meet. I know it’s early but I’ve been thinking about NaNoWriMo—whether I plan to participate or not. It’ll depend on where I’m living. I’d planned to move this summer, but it may or may not be postponed until after this upcoming winter. So we’ll see—if I’m still in Baltimore and have time, I’ll do it. If I’m in the middle of another project (regardless of where I’m living), I’ll miss it this year.

Honestly in a way, I’m always doing NaNo, lol! Oh before I forget, I’ve found a podcast episode I’d forgotten I’d recorded. So as soon as I can edit it, I’ll post it. Good timing, as it’s an updated interview with Sharon, my publisher, while we were at a trade show and now, we’re about to head to another!

[RL] Mourning

How do you continue on when your world changes in one night?

First, I apologize for the long ass delay. A couple of months ago, my best friend died. And then literally a day later, I was in the hospital with the flu. Needless to say, I’ve put pause on EVERYTHING and I’m just now starting to get back into the flow of things.

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[RL] A little Saturday post…

Hey everyone!

I know it’s been a minute since my last post but the school year has started and this means coming home exhausted and passing out. For those who don’t know, my day-job is a preschool teacher. The pay is ok but the schedule is very flexible so it works for my acting and writing schedule right now.

My kids are 2- and 3-years old so they’re getting used to the idea that school isn’t a bad place, and that mommy and daddy come back. But anyways, I just wanted to post quickly to say that if you’re in Baltimore, check out the Baltimore Book Festival and the Baltimore Comic Con this weekend. I’ll be around at the book festival, and I’ve got tickets to the opening of Charm Kitty Café so I’m excited about that.

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be doing another week of reposts on my Instagram, so check that out.

Murjani’s Miscellania with… Emie –Take 2!

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Hey guys! Happy New Year, and I’m back with another episode of Murjani’s Miscellania. For today’s episode, I had the chance to chat with Emie on some updates since our last conversation, her recently released book, Black Snow, conventions and why some troupes in yaoi just don’t work out.

Apologies for the delay in releasing this episode– real life just had to come first. One of my resolutions this year is to be better about blogging, so here’s a first step. And no, I don’t have any sponsors [yet]; when I mention WordPress and Squarespace, I’m just poking fun because that’s all I hear when I listen to podcasts nowadays.

That and MeUndies.

You can find Emie at her Facebook author page here, and you can read my previous interview with E.K. Weaver here.

Murjani’s Miscellania with: Yaoi Revolution

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Recently, I’d had the pleasure of interviewing Sharon Barela, owner and publisher of Yaoi Revolution. We had some time after a busy day of panels at Ahn!Con to discuss running a small business, the troupes of boy-love and I learnt that “seagulling” is a thing. You can find more about Yaoi Revolution at yaoi-revolution.com.

Disclaimer: this episode has explicit content.

Easter!

What’s new folks?

I hope everyone enjoyed his or her holiday this past weekend. Mine was spent staycationing with my family at the National Harbor for a night, interviewing a friend for my 1st podcast episode (Yay!!) and having Easter dinner with the rest of our family. And then it was back to work today.

Because of the busy weekend, I had missed AwesomeCon, which was kind of a bummer. I had went for the 1st time last year, and had a lot of fun meeting and chatting with voice actors Billy West and Phil LaMarr. But my best friend, Mansa, had the pleasure to attend this year and had a blast meeting and hanging out with Phil LaMarr, Rob Paulsen, Sean Astin and Cary Elwes.

I’ve been a fan of Cary’s since The Jungle Book so I was happy for him that one of us had the chance to meet and chat with him. Even though he was a douche in the movie—his character—I was smitten with his charming looks and accent. Actually, that’s also how I became a fan of Lena Headey’s. I also wanted to visit India because of that movie. It’s funny the things you remember from your youth =)

I’d really like for him to guest blog here so he can share his experiences firsthand with you guys. Here’s hoping I can sweet-talk him!

For those who have never watched Animaniacs, below is a video of Rob Paulsen—who voices Yakko Warner, Pinky, Dr. Otto von Scratchansniff among others—doing Yakko’s Countries of the World. It’s pretty awesome, enjoy!