Skip to main content

Chillin' and Relaxin' - Onicia Update - April 2018

Lead Image 2018

Yes, I'm alive. Just hanging around, enjoying my social media break, and waiting for spring. Um, should I say more? Nah, that's all I gotta say today. Got something I should see or someone I should collaborate with? Email me or shout at me on Twitter.

Published Writings

6 Lessons Learned Adapting My Feature Script into a Radio Drama (La-Screenwriter)
Writing is not just sitting at your computer and typing. We develop stories and characters while doing everyday activities.

JBF: Mr. Sowell Ain’t Doing So Well – Part 1 (The Daily Herald)
Aw, look at God giving me the opportunity to bless someone’s grandpa.

JBF: Mr. Sowell’s Brand New Ride - Part 2 (The Daily Herald)
What kind of Charmin’-Ultra-struggle flirting was going on?



Fangirlin'

Here are cool things I found online!

Stop Hitting Snooze on Your Wake Up Call (Breaking the Piggy Bank)
The first step in a lot of recovery programs is to admit that you have a problem. I think the same concept can apply to admitting that we have trouble with our finances before being able to move forward.

Lock Up That Dick (iO Comedy Network/Standard Delivery)
Collette Gregory and the Standard Delivery team created this music video. This video is funny, but sexual assault isn't! April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.



Meet PHotographer Elizabeth McQuern (Voyage Chicago)
"The thing people tend to say most about my photography is that my subjects always look very relaxed, and you can see their true personality shining through, and that makes me very happy because that’s a big goal of mine."

Just 18 Funny Tweets for College Students (SMOSH/Ashley Moon)
If you are about to go to or are currently in college, you have our deepest condolences. Gone is the schedule of a healthy, sane person. Welcome to cup noodles and all-nighters with sh*tty coffee and awful professors who don’t give a flying f*ck about anything except their next cigarette. Enjoy your two to 10 year stay and laugh your way through the collegiate pain with these tweets.



Chi-Town Comedy Chat: KT Speetzen Is One Hilarious Mother Clucker (Rebellious Magazine)
After spending any amount of time with KT Speetzen, you find yourself awash in enthusiasm. The award-winning former teacher-turned stand-up comedian – who fills the Chicago suburb of La Grange with laughter as the founder and host of The Mother Cluckers – has a knack for empowering all in her orbit.



The Pretty Witty Podcast: Brown-less
This week we discuss how Taylor Swift may have deaded the Deadpool series, California making moves to keep restaurant workers safe, Olivia de Haviland's legal feud with Feud, and cis-hetero women and situational homophobia. Cheers!

Demystifying mental wellness in the Caribbean (Carry On Friends)
Shawna Marie Aarons-Cooke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist who knows the stigma of mental wellness in the Caribbean Community.

Do you make cool things? Let's collaborate


Previous Onicia Update
Previous Hey Onicia
Want to join my club of consensual stalkers? Subscribe!
Created on St. Maarten. Based in Chicago. Onicia Muller (@OniciaMuller) writes, says funny things, and enjoys hanging with creative minds. 
Support the arts by buying me ice cream or telling your Twitter homies.

Popular posts from this blog

Unashamed Fangirl - Onicia Updates - October 2018

Newsletters don't always have to be exclusively about me. October is dedicated to Shouting out friends and their new projects. That's all I gotta say today. Got something I should see or someone I should collaborate with? Email me or shout at me on Twitter.
Fangirlin' Just a few of my friends who create dope ish.

Spicy Chicken Sandwich - Monthly Comedy Show
October 18 (and Every third Thursday) at Under the Gun Theater at 8 PM. Tickets: $5
A very weird, very cool monthly comedy/variety show featuring stand-up, sketches, characters, multimedia presentations, and more! Every show features a new spicy chicken from a local restaurant, for no reason at all. Produced by Robert Flanagan, Chad Weaver, Lucia Whalen, Lily Schulder, and Lyn-Z Harney.

Men who break their own hearts (Candice Lola)
Excuse me, kind miss, but may I lean on you for the payment of my company on your walk?
And because she was taught to be gracious, she allowed it. They walked along the path, making small talk a…

Nothing to Say - Onicia Updates - November 2018

Sooo, I find myself in a bit of a predicament. I want to send 12 newsletters this year but this month I have nothing to say. I thought about doing a year in review or thankful edition but I kinda don't have the energy to put together a 'meaty' letter. So what can I do to keep the train going and provide value? Yuck. 'Provide value'.
I could talk about my plans for 2019 but I've found it better and less stressful to share things that have come into fruition vs. prematurely telling you about projects. I thought about dropping links to all the media I consumed this month but meh, I'm tired. So tired I don't even want to proofread this letter.
Confession: I haven't washed my hair in over 5 weeks. I'm enjoying one of the best flat irons of my life. Sigh. I haven't been up to much. Just bumming it at home, listening to podcast and audio books, something something. Let's keep this short because that's all I gotta say today. Got something I…

Winnifred Jong’s “Tokens on Call” is a Masterclass in Woke Storytelling

You know a series is great when you feel the same or more excitement when watching it a second time around. I had to wait about two years, but Tokens was worth the wait. Winnifred Jong’s Tokens is a masterclass in woke storytelling.

As a viewer, Tokens was a fun ride with lots of surprises and instantly lovable characters. Jong’s storytelling is educational without feeling like an afterschool special.

As a screenwriter, I was confronted with all the tired tropes that I’d picked up and unintentionally repeating in my work. Rewatching the series was a great study in how to flip the script on race and gender issues without being heavy-handed or preachy.

In the eight 5-minute episodes were featured multiple storylines that came together for a fresh and fun viewing experience. I wish there were more Bettys (Shelley Thompson) in the casting world.

After watching the series, I daydreamed about how much more exciting the storytelling world would be if there were more diversity in gender, rac…