The haiku this week is loosely inspired by Dear Evan Hansen while also being inspired by the acceptance speech of Ben Platt when he won his Tony for the lead role in this musical. He said something very empowering that is still resonating with me.
“Don’t waste any time trying to be like anybody but yourself, because the things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful.” – Ben Platt
So in honor of this empowering new quote, here is a haiku reminding you of how amazing you are, to follow your own path through life, and the most authentic version of yourself possible!
This design is a week or so behind because E3 was at the same time as the Tony Awards. But I wanted to make sure this post about my new favorite musical, Dear Evan Hansen.
It is an incredibly moving and emotional show that may appear easier to write about once you understand the show. However, somehow it is a lot harder than you may think. So here is the synopsis from the official website for the musical:
“A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.”
From the compelling characters to the moving music, I was completely enraptured by the show in all its beauty. I could not pass up an opportunity to present a design based on this piece of theater.
Good Evening Universe!
Hope today was a joyous one for all! I uploaded some new designs for you all to enjoy.
Have a good week!
Kingdom Hearts has to be my favorite video game series of all time. Or at least it is up there at the top. I have given a much lengthier post on Kingdom Hearts in a previous design. So I will attempt to not go off on a rant about how amazing this series is.
This series has been around for over 15 years! And this collection of games is far from ending as well. With each year passing, Kingdom Hearts 3 grows more in anticipation. Unfortunately, no date has been selected for release. But as more details emerge, the closer we approach a potential release date.
In honor of my anticipation for this game, here is a haiku.
Presently, this is one of my favorite week’s out of the year. In fact, I consider it a personal holiday for myself. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), is one of the biggest video game conventions of the year. A time when studios gather to show off what they have planned for the next great video games.
So in honor of the one time a year I completely lose my mind about video games and their advancements. I designed a clash between Microsoft and Sony. Since the two of them always seem to passively “duke it out” at this convention, it seemed fitting to design a clash for my blog. Although, with Nintendo’s Switch now out on the market, I wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo started gaining some new ground against the other two consoles. (And then maybe update the design.)
So enjoy a week filled with video game announcements, demos, and pure entertainment joy.
In anticipation of the Entertainment Expo this week, I have designed my posts around video games.
If you haven’t noticed yet, I love watching television shows. Even more so, I love season finales of television shows. For the sole reason of the cliffhangers. The way a show ends right at the climactic moment, leaving you wanting just a little bit more, is thrilling! (BTW, this new season of House of Cards had one as well!)
So here is this week’s haiku that is “An Ode to Season Finales”.
Netflix has been a powerhouse of television these past couple of years. House of Cards, one of the first original television programs created for the online streaming service, is one of those “cards” in their powerhouse of original content. A little over a week ago, the 5th season of House of Cards was released. Naturally, I binged my way through the season as quickly as I could. (As I would with any Netflix television show.) And boy, was it an excellent season.
This season did something very intriguing and profound. Unlike other television shows whom will make their points of view on current topics blatant, House of Cards took their time building the foundation for the overarching theme and views they wanted to provide to others. The show subtly presented an intriguing view of the world through the eyes of these corrupted politicians.
For this reason, I decided to name the design “A World Turned Upside Down.” A lyric from the musical Hamilton is uttered proceeding the final battle of the revolutionary war. Now in connection to House of Cards, I chose this title because of the decisions being made. The leaders of the American public in this film are not always necessarily making the right choices. And in connection with the show’s logo, the world is turning into an “upside down” version of our reality. Mirroring a landscape slightly similar to our own.
This show always leaves me baffled and with my mouth open as I gasp for more following the cliff hanger finales each season brings. So go grab a bottle of wine, some popcorn, and go enjoy a nice binge session on Netflix!
Hope your Monday is running smoothly!
Late last night I updated my blog with some new designs!
Hope you all enjoy.
Jumping off of this week’s design based on Charlie Chaplin’s film, Modern Times, I decided this week’s haiku would be based on the film as well. But on one aspect of the film that has much more specific than a general concept and has a very specific and powerful message to tell.
In the final moments of the film, Charlie Chaplin in both action and musical composition reminds us to keep walking forward and to always smile. The song entitled “Smile” is a beautiful sentiment and melody that any time I listen to it lifts my spirits and inspires me. (Note: This song has also been put with lyrics and has been sung by several artists over the years. So go to YouTube and look it up!)
I firmly believe Modern Times is just as relevant today as it was over 60 years ago. In the 21st Century we are constantly being bombarded by obstacles that prevent us from fulfilling the life we wish to lead. So we must persevere, rising up, and moving forward. But, we most also do so with a smile on our face and positivity in our minds and hearts.
So enjoy your Friday, and remember to smile!