The Fate Pendulum team is less than a week away from our big reveal debut at Ninjacon 2014. As the Director/Co-writer I am going through so many emotions right now, and I thought I would share it with you all.
We’ve been preparing for our panel, finally announcing our lovely up and coming cast. We’ve been spending endless sleepless weeks preparing the content, artwork, and flyers to reach out on this project. I feel the aches and pains in my shoulder and weary eyes, but I can’t help but feel like this is one big De Ja Vu. I remember this feeling… from about 8 years ago… I remember when I first got serious about writing the Fate Pendulum novels, after the play I knew that this story could speak more to me. It’s a story about the human condition, it brings the question of the heart to both hero and villain. When my pen hit the paper there was no going back.
When it all comes down to it, I was a much happier person those 8 years ago. Because as the Birds fly, the Writer wrote, and the Director directed. Yes fellow artist and supporters, the De Ja Vu of pursuit of the dream is a very blessed and humbling experience. In the mysterious world where there are haunting pasts, cataclysmic ordeals, and aching desire for a family I have found my abode.
My lesson of the week: Keep going or your only half a person.
Muses are there to allow us to live. The chase of them alone is a rush, but a cooperative relationship with them is bliss. As life got ‘busy’ with school then work, that relationship eroded on my end. I am so gracious that my muse is strong (it helps that my husband follows the same muse, but lets leave that for another post). I look at the art from my hands and I am blown away to see that vision that has been crept for away for so many years. I see the subscribers and followers to this page and I am blown away with the support! How selfish would it be for me to have kept Fate Pendulum pent up in my mind away from the rest of you? The poor Muse carrying the stigma of being selfish, but in the end, isn’t it us that our selfish neglecting our gifts to share?
Others are just as blessed with my muses relationship as I am. For the process and the results are a journey of awareness.
If you are stopping by Ninjacon this year, please look for our table at the entrance of Artist Alley (We’ll be covered in a blue tapestry). We’ll be holding a raffle to give away 4 tickets to Ninjacon 2015! We’ll also have lovely postcards of the above artwork to take home for free. Our panel will be at 3:00 PM in Garden Room B.
We look forward to seeing everyone! Thank you once again for the overwhelming support, from the bottom of our hearts!
Returning to our first project is like reminiscing about your first kiss. The feeling was fresh, new, and between innocence and curiosity, your heart couldn’t feel more settled that this first kiss was yours to keep. The script was raw, the cast was young, the crew even more, and breaking even was something only one could dream for. On April 15, 2005, Project Italy had its world premiere at the Gene Bua: Acting For Life Theatre! It was independently produced, it was raw, and experimental. It was ours to share, and it felt good. Since then, we’ve never turned back.
Today, I write to continue that same feeling. Project Italy was an experience to enjoy. To let it fade out on curtain couldn’t really mean the end. And so, I wrote. We wrote. Stefanie and I couldn’t stop collaborating. While we were producing more shows around NoHo, in 99 seat theaters, the next story turned into episodes, books, and at last, as the epic. They were unpublished, almost produced, but the stories were always calling us to keep writing. Revisions turned to rewrites, weeks turned to months, and after a year or so, we took the liberty to write a brand new version of the whole epic.
From page one, we revamped the characters, we beat them up, and tasted every tear, every love, and every ounce of blood those spiral bound pages flipped for, each character gained a new scar, a precious moment, a depth that would make Dean Koontz proud. Ink-filled were our hands, and we couldn’t be anymore happy. And since, we have only released the story to the public every other year, on stage, on page, and any media possible for a limited time.
WATCH ACT I OF PROJECT ITALY @ Gene Bua Theatre