A Message from the Stars

Hi again, folks. Hope everyone is doing alright these days. It feels like anytime somebody ever looks at a screen of any sort, we kind of get lost in this dark and massively draining vortex of, like, chaotic fear and anxiety. There’s always something to have to “look out” for, so to speak, anytime we log onto the Facegram or Tweet Tok or Snapbook. All of the social media platforms are all kind of the same again anyway, you know what I mean? It’s hard to find content that’s worth viewing and taking in, so here are some things that I’ve come across that I think is worth sharing!

“The Midnight Gospel”  

The Podcast We Never Knew We Needed

One of the most recent things to drop this past week was The Midnight Gospel, an animated series from the creative minds behind Adventure Time. The series follows Clancy, a purple witch boy, as he uses a thick-lipped universe simulator to traverse across space and time to converse with the denizens of these imaginative and psychedelic looking realms, drawn by Pendleton Ward. Each episode follows the format of an interview for Clancy’s spacecast; It goes out into space!

I highly recommend this series, as it’s a quick eight-episode binge, each being 22 minutes long. Despite Ward’s background in kids animation, this series is 100% for you, the adult who has lost their inner child. It isn’t just cute doodles and colors that kids would enjoy on a Saturday morning; it’s got vulgar ass language! This series is real. It literally takes audio from podcast recording sessions between Duncan Tressell, real-life podcast host, and his guests as they discuss the lessons learned from reminiscing about discovered truths and philosophies as they explore spirituality and acid trips. The series dropped exactly when it needed to, as it explores the mental toll on individuals as they explore this existential realm, which many viewers will find to be both challenging and terrifying to watch during the isolation as the series premiered. That being said, one can enjoy The Midnight Gospel as a stoner-treat, while others who are looking for a little guidance in their future may find answers to the universe they didn’t think to find in this series.

Speaking of guidance, I’ve had some guidance in taking up meditation! It’s such a fun and excellent hobby for anybody who feels antsy and anxious at home, or not. You don’t have to be flexible, or a yoga master, or any sort of guru in order to learn from the art of meditation; you just need to remember how to breathe. It’s extremely beneficial for one’s mental health as well, which should be at the top of everyone’s priority. Whether you’re at home or not, whether you’re overwhelmed and stressed, or if you’re just bored and tired, then I would suggest checking out Lorie Ladd’s Instagram here, at https://www.instagram.com/lorie_ladd/ You can find a ton of posts about mediating, spiritual guidance, and focusing on your path to good vibes! Lorie knows we need that, and thank goodness we got it! Thanks Lorie!

When it comes to good vibes, though, it’s hard to come by sometimes. Usually the right song or soundtrack can make a good vibe, but the top hits lately have been…lacking, to say the least. These days, I never listen to any mainstream musical artists, unless it’s, like, Chance the Rapper or something. I go off vibes! It’s how I’ve always been. A song has to resonate in a deep frequency within you, while lyrically gives you chills. GUZO’s latest song, “Ken’s Interlude” is a good vaporwave underground hit that for sure needs to be on y’all’s radar. Check it out below!

On a last note, I hope everyone reading is out there being safe and healthy, but most importantly, being gentle with yourself. Be kind to others. Be conscious of others, and of yourself. Self-care is mucho important, folks; never forget that. Much love ✌🏼✨

“Stars and Monsters” Patreon Page!

Hey folks! Hope everyone is doing alright! At this point in time, I think this might be my 20th day or so under quarantine lockdown and stuff. Work officially put me under furlough and stuff, so unemployment was swell to file!

Anywho, I don’t wanna drone on and on about how the virus has affected my life and the rest of the world. We all know what’s happening. Some of us are seeing it unfold before our very eyes, while some of us are lucky enough to only be seeing it from the bombardment of the media. The United States government has failed us, America. This is what it looks like when the Dungeon Master of your D&D group is winging it the entire campaign. There’s chaos. And it sucks. But fear not, folks. While the guys up in the White House sort out all of that, they’ve given some breathing time for the Earth, and for others to evolve and grow as well. I promise you, it can be a good thing.

Like I said, the new Renaissance is coming, and new art with it! Such as the new web comic I’m setting to launch via Patreon! That’s right, folks, I’ve created a Stars and Monsters patreon page, and if you folks subscribe and support now, you’ll see new and exclusive digital content from all of my ongoing projects featured on this site! Pretty soon, there will be full web comics to read and view, and you can subscribe right now to see the development unfold and even help be a part of the creative process.

You can find the Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/sameerdiab. Thanks again folks. If y’all ever need anything, don’t hesitate to reach out. Stay lovely ✨

stay safe