Last year I started researching my genes in detail. This mostly entailed running my 23&Me data file through various genetic health reporting systems and researching the most interesting genes listed. One gene caught my eye because it was stated that it had an impact on pain sensitivity. I had been dealing with various levels of nerve pain on my left shoulder and arm which impacted sleep and other activities, so I decided to put some of my focus on this COMT gene.
Embermen are efficient, ever working, and dedicated to their masters and assigned tasks, yet deep down, under their new encoding, they are also humans with a history. Sandor discovers more than anticipated when he is assigned to solve the cause of a mysterious pandemic. (Written long before certain aspects of this story became our reality.)
When Nedira meets the impossible man, she just has to figure out where he came from, but there isn’t much time, as now they are both being hunted by an invisible assailant. (Science fiction that manages to be both over-the-top AND pretentious.)
Etelka was genetically modified so she could transform the bodies of the elite with her breath, but this young woman had other plans for her life. (This story was a winner in "The Writers Of The Future" contest, though many of my writer friends kept me from getting a swelled head by letting me know how bad the writing is, so my appologies.)
A far future Detroit where those that lack cortical implants also lack upward mobility. A group of young pirates work to find access, while also throwing raves in abandoned building, as white saviors fall and fail around them. (While I do think this is a fun story, I admit I really wanted to do it to write the background music and add audio special effects and background tone!)
After the Mongol invasion, three young men attempt to use magic to bring their village back. A story about family, survival, and the power of story telling. Contains dark imagery and mild violence. (This is my first time adding self-written music and sound effects into an story narration. Hope it worked!)
SCHLOCK! It’s all schlock, and we had so much fun making them! Here are the first five short films I made as a way to learn how to make movies. Well, maybe not exactly how Hollywood films were made, but how I could make them with zero funding prior to digital video editing. (Friends wanted access to these, so this post bookmarks them.)
I was asked how you look up your COMT gene type using 23&ME, so here are some instructions. You can view my post on Cutting COMT Inhibitors to Reduce Pain…