Friday, December 11, 2015

The adventure of Devin and Sid:

The adventure of Devin and Sid:
Sid: Look, yeah, I'll ask steve if he got any 420
Dev: that right that right, wait yo, who iz steve?
Sid: Steven, homie i told you about him
Dev: Boii, I can't keep up with all the delicious man mean after chinito!
Sid: well, really steven and jaime
Dev: I can't, you and your latin meat yo.
Sid: so spicy
Dev: you racist
Sid: yeah well they don't talk to me anymore
Dev: wait when you getting the stuff tho, impo'tant matters, keep focused!

Antonio discovers Twax:

Antonio discovers Twax:

A: hey so this is where you live?
T: yeah, I live with my parents...I used to live alone, on my own, when i moved out when I was 17. But you know, it got me here.
A: oh, yea... Tina?
T: yea, so you gonna fuck me?
A: yeah...I you got poppers?
T: yeah, you party? oh shit no, yea you don't
A: yeah I think Im allergic or something
T: k... kk... I don't suck dick man... I have a boy you know?
A: yea I get you. k, you got lube bro?
T: yeah yeah. aw shit no, lotion okay?
A: sure...
T: K... let's go, Let me just set up one thing first.

//They start taking off their own clothes. Twax sets up the TV, and plays porn. There isn't any sound, and then some R&B/HIP HOP comes on overlaying the porn. Lights fade.//
//lights up, the two start putting on clothes//

Twax: you like that shit?
Antonio: yeah? what's that called?
T: its a popper trainer, its on Xtube all over the..... place...yea...tells you when to huff and when to take that shit.
A: cool i'll look that up.
T: k. let me clean up okay? I need to finish some things over here, can you please wait in the car?
A: yeah I will.
T: don't leave me okay? please don't leave me? please? wait, i'll be 5 there in 5 min.
A: right due. oh btw you need to make me a CD of the music, it was dope!
T: yea lot of dudes say that, they like my music. but that's my life, I love music. I'd love to get into that, you know, I have, tho, but music is my life, a lot of people say that. k don't leave me k?
A: right.

//antonio gets into the car and waits, listens to NPR talk about racism in the supreme courts//
//Twax enters with 2 sprite cans of soda//

Twax: sorry dude, I didn't have coffee
Antonio: all good, I don't drink that but that's cool.
T: thanks for driving me to work, it's just a right, then all the way down.
A: yeah I don't know Hayward that well, so just keep directing me.
T: cool.
A: so you have a man?
T: yeah, he cheats on me a lot but I love him.
A: what's going on? I mean you just fucked me?
T: Yeah, I mean.... he fucks other dudes, and I fuck other dudes, and its hard you know. But I love him and he loves me. like yeah. but we are exclusive. I've asked him to have an open relationship, but he don't want me with other guys like that?
A: yeah you should just have an open relationship. fuck other dudes, and date each other.
T: yeah but its hard with Tina. like it's gotten rid of all my friends. not like I need them anyways. It's ruined my life. but I still have a house and live with my parents. so I'm cool. I just have him, even if when I leave him he's looking for another dude to get high with, I know he say he's not fucking anyone else, but the moment he closes the door, he's looking for his next hook-up to pick up. our addiction is killing, us, we need rehab before it kills both of us.
A: yea...
T: yo you can leave me off here, this my work
A: okay... bye.
T: yeah keep the soda. thanks for the ride.
//Twax leaves the car//
Antonio: he's not going to work...I bet there is a pick up here....I wonder if Devin knows this dude...


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Las Vegas Reflections

He told me, even in his drunk state, that he liked me because my eyes were caring.
Even when I was silly, warm, cold or critical, my eyes cared--I was not empty.
Did he see my glitter?
All that glitters is not gold.

World AIDS Day

On ‪#‎worldaidsday‬ I am thankful to be on ‪#‎prep‬ and have worked with ‪#‎crush‬clinic ‪#‎research‬. I am staying ‪#‎HIV‬ negative, and loving my HIV positive friends. As we people of the world evolve, so should our ‪#‎sexual‬ ‪#‎health‬practices. I am ‪#‎thankful‬ for the many ‪#‎freedoms‬ to ‪#‎love‬ I have enjoyed, and I look forward to the end of this ‪#‎disease‬ on ‪#‎humanity‬.

Boo Kawaii Professionals

The Adventures of Desun Oka and Cuauhtii:
D: So boo you working on papers?
C: No, not yet, I am mostly in rehearsals, getting ready for final showings, and reading a lot... I need to finish the physical stuff before I write.
D: I see I see, cool... Like OMG boo! You're doing it! And soon, you're gonna be a professor!
C: Yup at Harvard, that's the goal, create a new kind of dance program there.
D: That's so cool! Dr. Cuauhtii, Professor Peranda.
C: Yes, that, or Professor Okanda -- I like that one better.
D: Hehe oh yeah?
C: Yup! Then we can be professors together!
D: And be super cute?
C: We'll be hella kawaii!!!

Hunky Boo Dangerous

Adventures of Desun and Cuauhtii :
C: see? He's a hunky boo huh?
D: mmmmm Latino muscle boo.
C: what?! You like him?!
D: yup colonthree emoticon
C: I knew it! You're gonna leave me for him! T.T
D: hehe woops I slipped and fell on his face.
C: T.T
D: hehe colonthree emoticon
C: that's it! No more hunky Latino boos for you!
D: but... But...
C: haha! >:D
D: whatever boo

Boo Words

The adventures of Desun & Cuauhtii:
C: I love you. I was telling my friends at school about how awesome, smart, cute and fun you are.
D: Yeah, I'm pretty cool.
C: ...and how dorky you are too...
D: What? Boo, what do you mean?
C: well you know, like when I met you, that one time, I thought you were thinking something profound with your pensive look towards the horizon...but it turned out you were just looking at an airplane...
D: haha! oh yeah boo! Looking at planes!
C: I was like, "what are you thinking?". And you were like, "huh? no i'm just looking at a plane". I was so like so done! I just couldn't any more, oh god no!!!
D: Hehehehe whatever boo, it turned you on too, though, right?
C: yeah, I was done and also on. You know not turned off, but turned on, but also done.
D: and you wanted to cuddle with me right?
C: oh my God yes. I was so Done'N'On... is that a word? donenon? It is now. I was Donenon. I was so done, but turned on, and all I wanted to do was cuddle with you, and your cuteness.
D: awe boo, me too!
C: you're crazy
D: I know. But i'm also really inspirational...for artists like you who need inspiration.
C: -.- ....right...
D: hehehe ^.^

A conversation with the Glitter Shaman and Antonio

A conversation with the Glitter Shaman and Antonio:
A: I have a problem.
GS: yes, what is it?
A: I feel uncomfortable with love. Well, really, I guess, the lack of love I see in the world.
GS: Tell me more.
A: No, I mean, I feel weird when people try to hide their love. I get embarrassed when other people are embarrased to show their love. Like, you know public display of affection... when boys are awkward, I get awkward. Does that make sense?
GS: Yes, it does.
A: Like, why do people pretend not to be in love?
GS: There are a lot of reasons. Some people are afraid to show their glitter. Some people are taught that showing their glitter is rude. Some people get scared of offended when they see other people's glitter.
A: oh....
GS: But I am for Radical Glitter-- or Radical Tenderness, as Guillermo Gomez Pena would call it--he, another kind of shaman...
A: huh?
GS: Radical Glitter is being happy, okay, safe, and empowered by the sharing your love without fear. A freedom Nina Simone sings about often. Radical Glitter, Radical Tenderness is loving without fear. It is know that showing your vulnerabilities, love, emotions, deep desires is normal, okay, and a radical act. That showing glitter in any capacity is transgressive. Thus, its a transformative act--changing our world, for what I see, as better.
A: oh....
GS: People are not taught to be transgressive. Radical Glitter is often a new thing for them. And that's okay. It can start with you. Be willing to continue to show your glitter and love the lovers who dare not show their love. It may help them activate their glitter.
A: Oh, okay. Thanks. I will try. Yeah, I think if they showed their love more in an open okay way, I would feel better, cuz you know, we can all be loving together, and not hiding, or passive, right?
GS: It is always better to be honest with your glitter.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Email: Honoring the Victims of the San Bernardino Tragedy

Dear Highlanders,

Our thoughts and condolences are with all those affected by the shooting in San Bernardino this week. We grieve for all the victims, but this tragedy is especially poignant at UCR because four of the victims were members of the UCR family.  Two of those killed and two who were injured are graduates of our university.  I’ve included brief information about each below:

Sierra Clayborn grew up in Moreno Valley and graduated from UCR in 2010 with a degree in biochemistry.  Only 27 years old, Sierra was dedicated to her job as an environmental health specialist for San Bernardino County and is remembered as someone who was always smiling and always willing to lend a hand.  Sierra was among the 14 people killed on Wednesday.

Damian Meins graduated from UCR in 1978 with a degree in economics.  Damian spent nearly three decades working in public service for both Riverside County and San Bernardino County.  He also taught at St. Catherine of Alexandria school in Riverside and each year dressed as Santa for school pictures. Both of his daughters are graduates of UCR as well. Damian was among the 14 killed on Wednesday.

Denise Peraza is an environmental health specialist for San Bernardino County and received her master’s degree in environmental science from UCR in 2013.  She also teaches a course in earth science at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga.  Denise was among those wounded and is expected to recover.

Jennifer Stevens grew up in Redondo Beach and graduated just this past June from UCR with a degree in environmental science.  During her time at UCR, she volunteered with Sustainable UCR and had also been a member of our women’s soccer team.  Jennifer was among those wounded and is expected to recover.

I also take this opportunity to remind you about our campuswide candlelight vigil today at 5:00 p.m. on the plaza of the Highlander Union Building honoring the victims of the shooting.  I hope you will join us in person and in thought as we mourn this tragedy.


Kim A. Wilcox