Testofax believes in your ideas.
Testofax has opinions about belief systems.
Testofax wants you to focus.
Testofax knows about getting shit done
Testofax knows about relationships
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See you at komikon! :D
Hand Signals For Breaking Up With Your Lover
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I’ve always tried to keep a balance between time spent visualizing and writing because apart from their obvious results, both serve different purposes.
Back then, I was making images (whether it was laying out a design, illustrating, putting or together a collage) to realize pictures in my head, and I was writing to express jumbled-up thoughts in the hopes that putting them into words would give sense and order. I would draw to make drawings and write to string temporary thoughts together and make them permanent.
Nowadays, drawing is also a “stripping-down” experience, allowing me to be vulnerable with my thoughts while my hands are doing the hard labor: each line and stroke peeling off layers of defenses. It feels like slaying demons, confronting issues, or containing problems by illustrating them… in the nude. After finishing my drawings, I have a feeling similar to an actor left onstage after a performance, still in character and waiting for the director to say “cut”. Of course, no one ever says cut. I’d have to do it myself. By drawing some more.
Writing these days is more of an act of instant recording, a muscle that activates during the times I shouldn’t or can’t be writing personal stuff (like being in a meeting, crossing the street, taking a bath, being the opposite of sober). It’s like my body is being a computer and telling me to “deal with this thing right now, but you need to be saving this in your memory because your scratch disks are always full.”
That’s why note-taking apps on a smartphone are helpful. That’s why I always have pieces of paper with cryptic words like “lola bra mammon” scribbled into 7-Eleven receipts. That’s why blind-texting on a Nokia while crossing Ayala Avenue is a skill upgrade.
I guess that’s why I’m writing this when I should be having lunch.