Alex Roque

Writer By Night


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Wandering Wednesday – Welcome To Spring!

Welcome to the first Wednesday of spring! Though the weather doesn’t change too drastically here in southern California, I still enjoy when spring officially starts because it usually signifies when the days feel longer. The sun is out longer, I can walk to work because it’s warmer in the mornings. My allergies officially kick in. To celebrate, I thought I would pull pictures of flowers from all my travels! I think it’s great that no matter where you go, flowers are still beautiful and fun to photograph.

Dubrovnik, Greece

Dubrovnik, Greece

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Wandering Wednesday – These Streets

Ever go back through your pictures and find some things you’ve taken a picture of, but you don’t recall what it is or where exactly. But it looks really cool? I tend to have a lot of those. I needed a bit of cheering up tonight, so I thought I would look for some interesting pictures to take my mind off things. Here are a few I found, maybe I’ll share more another time. These are pictures that I generally don’t show because they are so off-kilter, but they are still fun to me.

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This was taken somewhere in Berlin.

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Taken somewhere in the resort we went to in the Caribbean.

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Window in the Wernigerode Castle in Germany.

Short post today, just got back from a trip to Las Vegas to sad news of a coworkers passing from cancer. Hug everyone you know and care for. <3


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Wandering Wednesday – A Series Of Statues

Last time I had some pictures from one of the marble statues in the Alte Museum in Berlin, and I realized that I took pictures of all my favorites! So here is a collage of my favorite statues. I notice now there is a trend. ;)

I have one more weekend of trips, and then I am home until May. Thank goodness, I’m really exhausted from traveling. I never thought I would hear myself say such things!

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From Top Left:

  1. Psyche, Bertel Thorvaldsen, 1806
  2. Pan comforting Psyche, Reinhold Begas, 1858.
  3. Psyche discovers Eros, 
  4. Statue of the Princesses Luise and Friederike of Prussia, Johann Gottfried Schadow, 1795-1797
  5. Bust of Victory, Christian Daniel Rauch
  6. Seated Victoria, Throwing a Wreath, Christian Daniel Rauch, 1836-1845
  7. Dornröschen, Louis Sußmann-Hellborn

I did my best to research the two unknowns above, but to no avail! If you know more about them feel free to let me know.


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February has come and gone!

Recently Updated3 I feel that it is no surprise anymore that every month is a crazy one. Right? Let’s just go with that assumption going forward. February I:

  • Got a Disneyland pass for the first time in several years
  • Had to go through the loss of a family pet due to leukemia :(
  • Went to Vegas with an awesome group of friends
  • Went to my second Southern California Writer’s Conference
  • Went to my first Galentine’s Event with Defective Geeks that was a serious blast! So many new awesome lady friends from that evening. You can click on the link for more pictures and silliness. <3

What a roller coaster of a month.

1. Being a writer is my second job. I’m continuing to push myself to get more writing done! I submitted my short story to the Yaoi Con Anthology contest, which was a really great exercise in getting something done on a timeline. Also, and more importantly, the Southern California Writers Conference was AMAZING. I also registered for the Sunriver Summit in Oregon and the September conference. I am not able to do as much cosplay now, BUT I feel that this is all leading to something that I really am meant to do.

2. More video. DANG IT.

3. More me time. I’ve been persevering. I went to Vegas over the weekend, but I have been making sure to keep my weeknights as free as possible, and even weekends, as I start scheduling things even into April APRIL. Who is scheduling things for April already. It’s crazy.

Here’s to March! I fly to Boston this week and it’s so cold there. What a start to the month.

What does March hold for you?

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