Friday, May 31, 2013

plug + tulang walang tuldok

hindi na marahil mapepreempt at hindi na siguro kalabisang ianunsyo nang maaga na may aanihing dalawang tanim (tho, ewan ko, yung ibang "in press," nananatiling "in press," at hindi pala kami nag-iisa sa LLAB na nagkakahasel sa paglalabas ng antho): isa sa [antolohiya ng iyas] ("binhi," aking banggit sa [sinaunang blog entry]) na inaasahan kong bumibiyahe na mula bacolod patungong kamaynilaan, at isa sa [antolohiya ng querida] ("mistress," malamang, obyus) na inaasahan kong nasa palimbagan na at lalabas bago matapos itong taon. pasasalamat sa u.s.l.s at anvil; at magpopost ako ng update kapag mayroon nang anuman tulad nito: may write-up hinggil sa iyas antho sa [balay sugidanun]. salamat mam gen. isang piyesa ang ibabahagi ko bago ang finale sa sinimulang pag-intindi sa bunganga ng [buwaya]:

tulang walang tuldok
hinalaw ni tilde acuña
sa salin ni chana bloch
ng tula ni yehuda amichai

Monday, May 27, 2013

gator as guilt incarnate

in the latest annote [A HIDDEN WORSHIP] at tekstong bopis, dennis mentioned the possibility of the crocodile being "the unconverted native, the wild and disobedient," something "re-purposed by the dominant power as an emblem of terror." this is something i'll try to explore, but first, a short komix:


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

the mother of crocodiles

re-read, re-view: [OPEN SEASON] recaps the first four chapters of El Fili, showing us the waters where crocs move about; [crocs across, beyond pages] follows, pulling us perhaps to and fro our arkham asylums; [GROUNDS FOR SPORT] opens the table for competition among stories, story tellers and the involved hocus-pcos (this entry was posted while the ritual, wherein people cast their blessings to democracy, takes place; reptilian fvckers olympics, w the usual 'every vote counts' as punchline; their game, their rules; we are but mere spectators so the democratic practice maintains whatever legitimacy it claims to have, w the assumed mandate blessed by the populace; indeed, "The larger the crocodile, the greater the glory of St. Nicholas."); [WORD MAGICKS] probes into the probable sources of power of fr. salvi: story and stone, hence the inquiry: "What are the implications of turning the devil itself into stone?" story and stone. let me hit my head w the latter.


obliterate something of value, and you make a name for, even a legend of, yourself, the hero. titles, like "dragonslayer," for instance. now, once you own something of value, that is another, well, story. more of an honorific than a title, "mother of dragons,"  imho, has a better ring to it than "dragonslayer." to obliterate or to own a crocodile is the question. fr. salvi opted for both, as expounded in WORD MAGICKS; but let me focus on owning:

Monday, May 20, 2013

progress report: gastronostradamus

and something that cannot be expressed in words alone or images alone dawned upon me a couple of hours ago. so i chanced upon it, framed it in, hence another komix project. if all goes well, and all will go well, i know, "gastronomical visions" shall be out before the gods end 2013. cover study:


actually, my calculations tell me that in no less than forty days, these visions may be accessed by people who seek it and the enlightenment it promised to the pious. [pseudocuments two] status: fast approaching, scheduled to confuse this coming june, worst case, july. [postulait] status: contemplating in time and space, brooding, scheduled to avert apocalypse before the year ends, worst case, first quarter 2014. end of message.

Friday, May 17, 2013

3 salita + ika-3 salin

gusto ko sana munang magbahagi ng mahaba-habang pagmumuni-muni hinggil sa pagsasalin, pero baka sa susunod na lamang. tatangkaing magkomento, magtanong hinggil sa interaksyong nagaganap dito. kahit papaano, ang relasyon ng awtor at ng tagasalin, marahil masasabing parang relasyon ng manunulat at ng dibuhista sa kolaboratib na mga komix; may ganito ring engagement, sa aba kong palagay, kapag nagcocover ng kanta ang mga banda (mga huling trip na cover version: puscifer binanatan ang "bohemian rhapsody" ng queen, rage against the machine naman tinira "clampdown" ng the clash at gregorian inawit ang "engel" ng rammstein, tas syempre, yung a perfect circle, iba rin, mash-up, "diary/diarrhea of a madman" ng black sabbath at ng the cure, at may mash-up din ako, lateralobZen, meshuggah at tool, anyway). may nagaganap sa pagitan ng kinocover at ng nagcocover. may bagong nabubuo mula sa luma. ang solb lang. ganito ang mga trip ko nitong nakaraan. mas gusto kong mag-engage sa ibang tao sa pamamagitan ng kolaborasyon, kaysa gumawa nang mag-isa. ang kolaborasyon, pagsasalin, at mga katulad na interaksyon sa patay man o sa buhay--ganito ang trip kong paglikha nitong huling mga araw. ayokong mag-soloflight. malungkot. pag sumemplang, ikaw lang yun. pag umubra, ikaw lang yun. the more the manier. gusto ko sana munang magbahagi ng mahaba-habang pagmumuni-muni, at mukhang hindi rin nakapagpigil at nagawa rin ang ginusto at sa ihinaba nito, eto, naririto na ang burador ng ikatlong lipat-wika, salin, anuman, ng tula ng paboritong polish poet:

Ang Tatlong Pinaka-kakatwang mga Salita
malayang salin ni Tilde Acuña ng salin
ni Baranczak at Cavanagh ng tula ni
Wislawa Szymborska

Kapag binibigkas ko ang salitang Hinaharap,
umaanib na kaagad ang unang pantig sa nakaraan.

Kapag binibigkas ko ang salitang Katahimikan,
nawawasak ko ito.

Kapag binibigkas ko ang salitang Wala,
nakakagawa ako ng hindi matatanganan ng sinumang walang-katauhan.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Usigin, Basagin yang Mabuting Mamamayan

taos pusong paumanhin at pasintabi kay brecht. mas sober ang ["Pag-iimbestaga sa Mabuting Pilipino"] na unang ipinost noong 2011. ang imahe ay lumabas sa [under the storm] antho, at mga kasama naman nitong pyesa sa seryeng "eraserase" ay maiispatan sa [words get in the way] antho.

Usigin, Basagin yang Mabuting Mamamayan


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ang Suliranin ng Tagasalin (Ann Lauterbach)

burador. sana pagpahingahin mo na ang diwa ko. ika nga rito sa shelved artik na sana lumabas na, kung lalabas pa: sa mga eksenang “wala pang multo, internalized ang fear; at kapag lumabas na ito, deal with it.” si ser roland tolentino yang kinokowt ko, sa lecture hinggil sa nation-building at sa shake, rattle and roll. sa mass comm audi yun. okay? sa mass comm. anyway, eto na, suliranin, parang ikaw na multong handa ko nang harapin, pero ayaw pang lumabas.

Ang Suliranin ng Tagasalin
malayang salin ni Tilde Acuña
ng tula ni Ann Lauterbach

Saturday, May 11, 2013

crocs across, beyond pages

[note: i think this entry is more about the process of coming up w the image herein rather than engaging the narrative, so please bear w me if i refer to previous works and processes and stuff that i have been trying to sort in order to write this entry in as comprehensible a manner as possible. if you're fine w that, let the chaos of rizal's el fili x morrison's batman x crocodiles x upcoming elections x etc begin. if you're not interested, postpone reading this and begin w omaca-an wanderings.]


two days prior the elections; thus this second installment to this series. the first being [OPEN SEASON: The Crocodiles of El Fili] up at the tekstong bopis blog, where a backgrounder of this attempt to dive deeper into the rivers, actually and figuratively maybe, of rizal's El Filibusterismo is provided by dennis. he discussed how simoun the jeweler "traverses the strata" of the upper (chapter 1) and the lower (chapter 2) deck of steamship tabo. indeed, "excesses from above result in suffering below, acquiescence or struggle from below stabilizes or destabilizes the powers above."

Friday, May 10, 2013

Isang Gawain (Milosz)

burador, di mapakali, nagkamali atang magpahiwatig, salin lang nang salin

Isang Gawain
malayang salin ni Tilde Acuña (ng salin
ni ?) ng tula ni Czeslaw Milosz

Sa pangamba at pangangatal, palagay ko'y magiging ganap ang buhay ko
Tanging kapag aking naitulak ang sariling sumambit ng pagtatapat sa madla
Magbunyag ng isang pagkukunwari, aking pansarili at sa aking panahon:
Pinapayagan tayong mapahiyaw sa wika ng mga duwende at demonyo
Ngunit ipinagbabawal ang mga salitang payak at mapagbigay
Sa ilalim ng multang lubos ang tindi na ang sinumang bibigkas ng gayo'y
Ituturing ang kanyang sarili bilang isang taong napahamak.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

animal farm elections 2013

my orwell reference is careless as bloody hell, but let me make one thing clear: only two types of animals vie for positions this coming elections--cuddly ones, and, well, old dogs (dog-pigs, dog-crocs, wtf) that can never be taught new tricks. conrado de quiros's insights re: the old and the young [here].


article Enabling Law Disabling 'Small Dictatorships' [here]. artwork dynast pig mudslinging source [here]. hating kapatid salungguhit ed cartoon from bulatlat.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

cover study: pseudocuments two

something's terribly wrong w this day. the power shortage is a motherfvcker. and gehenna, less than half-a-decade old laptop, seems to respond every (at least?!) fifteen minutes. imagine how my patience wears thin, but thank the gods the heat didn't get into my head to the point of going berserk.

Pseudocuments Volume Two: Files & Facts & Figures shall be released before the next academic year starts. hopefully, postulait follows. Pseudocuments Volume One: Prose Poetry Pictures was released last BLTX. copies may be pre-ordered. other publication-related stuff [here]. that is all for now. i thank you.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Magkasabay (Merwin)

ganito umangkop. daanin sa pagsasalin ang pinagdaraanan. burador:

Magkasabay
malayang salin ni tilde acuña
ng tula ni w.s. merwin


Habang nag-uusap tayo
libu-libong wika ang nakikinig
walang sinasabi

habang isang pinto ang ating isinasara
mga kawan ng ibon ang lumalagos sa taglamig
ng walang-hanggang liwanag

habang inilalagda natin ang mga pangalan
maraming atin ang lalong
pinakakawalan

at hindi kailanman tutugon

Saturday, May 4, 2013

free comic book day: linx

besides the mayo uno collab w tekstong bopis [his annotes here], i have nothing new to give and to take today, as i have no new komix to offer and i haven't grabbed any free komix. so, let me share old stuff:

you may reach me in whatever way* you know to 1) reserve a free copy of "komentaryo ng kalbo: isang fanfiction;" and/or 2) order a print edition of "retrograde: stories & images," but it would need your patience as print copies are not ready. let us meet somewhere, u.p diliman area so i can give you your copy/ies. else you may want to 1) read the online version of "komentaryo..." [here]; and/or 2) access whatever link works for you and read "retrograde..." [here]. else, you may want to drop by fully booked, since komix-related stuff are on sale. else, you may go on with your life and not give a fvck about comic books. that is all. i thank you. end of blog entry linking recycled quasi contributions to this so-called fcbd.

*you may drop your contact details as a comment in this entry, so i'd be the one to reach you. or message tha karMa page. in case you're wondering, and in case we are going to do a meet up, i included a cartographic sketch by apol sta maria (noong bltx ata ito, last 2012, sa cubao).

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

mayo uno w bopis

bagamat sa sabado pa ang free comic book day [fcbd], naririto ang paunang pa-komix, poetry x komix, para sa araw ng paggawa [at sana may maihandog din sa fcbd, tho forever namang accessible, available ang retrograde: stories & images]:



mula ang teksto sa nagluluto ng bopis, na baka maghain din ng anotasyon tungkol sa kolaborasyong ito. mula ang guhit sa inyong lingkod na magbabahagi ng ilang tala, post-process realization shiz, hinggil sa paglalapat ng imahe:
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