Life on Zorko

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I’m not sure what possessed me to start writing in my own voice, from my own perspective. It’s like I woke up one day to find that there was someone else’s voice in my head. At first I was confused for the voice didn’t sound like Jellybean or Blueberry—the two characters I harness to deliver […]

Maverick

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I’m a maverick. I have been ever since I was young. I have no desire to do things the tried and true way. Part of this stubbornness has to do with the fact that I am on the autism spectrum. How I operate isn’t easily plugged into the plug and play world that society structures […]

Little Creatures

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When the portal to Jelly’s world first opened, it didn’t take me long to realize that the little creatures would be a large component of their* creative endeavors. I also understood that the little creatures didn’t represent a foray into a children’s wonderland per se but a clarion call for rediscovery to more mature souls […]

The Purpose of Jelly’s World

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Jelly’s Story is about what happens in society when an established decorum becomes oppressive and needs to be replaced with a new way of doing things. The magic in Jelly’s world exists in two parts. One part is always in power while the other part is reserved for the time of change. When the time […]

Conspiracy Theories

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We’re living in an era of extreme change. One of the foremost clues to this fact is the proliferation of conspiracy theories. I should know this. Fringe religious movements—such as the one I grew up in—were experts at using conspiracy talk to keep their followers coming back for more. Heck, you didn’t want to miss […]

The Decorum IRL

The Decorum IRL

The concept of the decorum is core to Jellybean’s world. The founding of this concept comes from my wish to avoid—in our world—the dangers that come when a new “magic” begins its ascent. Jelly’s story is not a literal representation of anything happening in the real world. Their story represents the symbolic cycle that occurs […]

Caught in the Middle

Caught in the Middle

As I’ve written before, I don’t like to write about me. However, considering the division we face, I feel that the life experiences of a neuro-diverse and empathic person might come in handy. First off, I’ve been bullied most of my life. People on the left may feel that this bullying certainly came from the […]

The Prison of Imagined Worlds

The Prison of Imagined Worlds

I struggled over who should write this post—me or my character Jellybean Reds. While Jellybean’s world is a great way to communicate about ideas without raising too many hackles, I believe that my life experience might be better utilized for what I have to say. As you may know from previous posts, I grew up […]

Why I Keep the Portal

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I want people to believe in the Magic again I want people to wonder at those things that defy explanation I want people to believe in the creativity that lights their soul and the passion that guides their heart I want people to embrace the serenity of nature so that they can always be connected […]

Chaos Theory

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Chaos creates change. I write this because too many people believe that happiness comes from striving after perfection. Lives must be instagram-ready to be worthy. Yet, instagram-ready lives are rarely interesting. The biggest secret that truly well rounded people won’t tell you—unless they think you’re mentally ready for it—is that true happiness only comes once […]