[ P I N O Y - C U L T U R E ]

Created on March 22, 2012, this blog is dedicated to the rich and diverse Philippine cultures and it's people. You will find here pictures of the indigenous, music, dances, baybayin art, places in the Philippines, tattoos, animistic beliefs, myths and legends, deities, food, martial arts, and everything that makes us Pilipin@, as well as our fellow Pin@ys from all over the world.

navigate
The Blogger Filipino Blogs History Pre-Colonial Dances Food Music Art Clothing Baybayin Tattoo's Beliefs & Practices Myths & Legends Deities Filipino Martial Arts Festivals Destinations Languages

Call for Submissions- The Sea is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia

jhameia:

jhameia:

jhameia:

THE SEA IS OURS is an anthology of Southeast Asian steampunk. We are looking for steampunk stories that are set in Southeast Asia (SEA), or secondary worlds that evoke Southeast Asia, with Southeast Asian protagonists, in any of the countries that make up the region: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. We are seeking historically and technologically-innovative stories.

Steampunk, for the purposes of this anthology, is defined as an aesthetic that combines technofantasy, anachronism, retro-futurism, an alternate history/world, and the evocation of an incipient industrial revolution. How does the steampunk aesthetic look, feel, sound, smell, or taste like in these regions? What kind of technologies would grow in resource-rich SEAsia? What do our historical figures, our Parameswaras, Trung sisters, Lapu-Lapus, do in such a world?

Submissions are encouraged to explore various levels and kinds of technologies, not just steam technology. Locals myths can also find their way into these stories; what does the mix of technology and fantasy look like in such worlds? We welcome exploration of all kinds of stories: from the extraordinary to the everyday. What changes does accelerated technology create for the local landscape and societies? If historical events are given a steampunk twist, how do their outcomes change, or stay the same? 

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE JUNE 30, 2014. 
We will contact all submitters within four weeks of submissions closing.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:
  • •Stories should have a visible development arc, even if they are somewhat experimental.
  • •Stories should be in English, but we take a broad view of English, which includes dialect, accents, local slang, and non-English words that express nuances that standard English can’t.
  • •Characters should be embedded in their settings. We should not be able to transplant the specifics of their story easily, even if they are based on common science fiction/fantasy archetypes.
  • •Local takes on actual historical events are highly encouraged, although not necessary in alternate world settings. Mention in your submission email the specific event you are referencing.
  • •Stories featuring queer characters, characters with disabilities, non-normative relationships, and other such non-mainstream narratives are welcome.

Click through for full submission guidelines!!!

ETA: So apparently no one saw fit to mention to me that Indonesia was missing from the list and I had to find out through some wayward middleman tweeting that folks were feeling left out

So I’m editing and re-bageling for ALL THE INDONESIANS! 

And if folks could keep reblogging this as a LINK and not convert it to text because it makes following reblogging kind of wonky, that’d be much appreciated

Y’all, blackwolfchng and I really want to see a lot of SEAsian contributors!! We have contacts from the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, a couple in Thailand, and SEAsian-American folx… if you have people in Cambodia, Burma, Timor, Brunei, and Laos that you think we should contact, let us know!!

I also want to specify that non-SEAsians with connections to SEA are also welcome.

I also want to specify that SEAsian ethnic groups who don’t exactly belong to any specific nation-state are also welcome.

I also want to specify that diaspora SEAsians are also welcome.

I also want to specify that SEAsia has a long history of trade with South Asia, Africa, Arabia and East Asian countries and we welcome stories about those histories as well. 

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE LARGE AND ENDLESS.

sammae-says:

Despite being caked faced all day today and having to wait last to get our pictures done, I couldn’t be happier with how these shots turned out. Getting super hyped for PCN and being able to perform blit b’laan! #PCN #blitblaan #photoshootday #parasaaminglahat

sammae-says:

Despite being caked faced all day today and having to wait last to get our pictures done, I couldn’t be happier with how these shots turned out. Getting super hyped for PCN and being able to perform blit b’laan! #PCN #blitblaan #photoshootday #parasaaminglahat

mkpcn2014:

FAHC: Tinikling - Davis Dance Revolution 2014
Second Place - Traditional

Congrats and beautiful performance of our traditional dance!

kirstencollene:

The only picture I have right now from lastnight, lol. Thank you to everyone who came to @usfkasamahan’s Third Gen: Barrio Info Night/PAHM Kick-Off! #malong #ngilin #socultural

kirstencollene:

The only picture I have right now from lastnight, lol. Thank you to everyone who came to @usfkasamahan’s Third Gen: Barrio Info Night/PAHM Kick-Off! #malong #ngilin #socultural

christianneeey:

My bbys did amazeballs today. Hooray for the Sagay na Malong girls. <3 #mcc #pcc

christianneeey:

My bbys did amazeballs today. Hooray for the Sagay na Malong girls. <3 #mcc #pcc

granitojefferson:

Malong Party&#160;! #jumpshot #kulay #malong #fun #fuckyeah #instagood #igersmanila

granitojefferson:

Malong Party ! #jumpshot #kulay #malong #fun #fuckyeah #instagood #igersmanila

feminaxultra:

I had forgotten what it was like to feel extremely tall. C:

feminaxultra:

I had forgotten what it was like to feel extremely tall. C:

figureskatingcostumes:

Alisson Krystle Perticheto’s short program costume at the 2014 Four Continents.

Because as a figure skater myself, I need to showcase other young Pilipin@ skaters, especially those like Michael, who skate to represent the Philippines.

figureskatingcostumes:

Alisson Krystle Perticheto’s short program costume at the 2014 Four Continents.

Because as a figure skater myself, I need to showcase other young Pilipin@ skaters, especially those like Michael, who skate to represent the Philippines.

USF Kasamahan’s annual Barrio Fiesta is a 41 year tradition that stages a celebration of the Pilipin@ culture and history through outlets such as various dance, music, and drama. This year’s theme, “Relayson, from chaos to creation" explicates the Pilipin@-American experience through showcasing the importance of various relationships such as family, friends, and the relationship with ones roots embedded in cultural history.

Photo Source: [x]

mkpcn2014:

Mga Kapatid’s 27th Annual PCN: Ang Pinapangarap ko
Teaser Trailer

If you will be doing a video on Pilipin@ Culture Night at UC Davis let me know I would love to watch! So far the teaser looks great. :)