Ink On Paper, Ink On Skin: an Update

Six months have passed since my last post.  Honestly, I didn’t have time to think about writing a blog post because my brain was busy—and I mean real busy.  Most of those months were absorbed by my thesis—writing, proofreading, editing, adding pictures, and formatting the manuscript to be printed.  I’m proud to say that I defended it on May 19th and passed with an outstanding grade!

Printed and binded <3

Printed and binded ❤

My graduation ceremony was on June 17th; first graduation ceremony I attend to since high school.  It was weird but pleasant at the same time.

I also presented papers in two conferences.  The first one was a (very condensed) section of my thesis, and I presented it at the 1st Popular Culture Conference in Mayagüez (UPRM).  The second one was a paper about cyborgs, and I presented it at the VIII Research Seminar of ALAIC (Asociación Latinoamericana de Investigadores de la Comunicación) in San Juan (UMET).  This last one was really meaningful to me because I got to meet one of the most renowned researchers of Latin America, Rossana Reguillo.  Seeing her talk was an amazing experience.

In lighter news, I got two new tattoos: a medieval war hammer, and a raven (still unfinished).  Both were done at the same tattoo shop.  The hammer was done in a 3-hour session and the raven in a 6-hour session.

Medieval-inspired war hammer

Medieval-inspired war hammer by Gian Karlé Cruz

Raven in a cameo

Raven in a cameo by Juan “Papito” López

Re-reading my reachable goals for this year, I think I have been doing quite right considering three out of seven are done, and two are works in progress.

I’m here again.  Blogging should be a must-do hobby, just like Postcrossing.  You’ll see me soon.


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