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The Resistance

Dream for 11/5/2021

I dreamt I was driving a car through a nicer part of a dreary town in the Midwest of the United States.

In another scene, I was on a mountain where I met three Native American boys ages 11 to 12 who were wearing traditional outfits worn before the Caucasians forced their culture upon them. They had horses for their transportation. I joined them. We embarked on a quest to fight the resistance, the forces that beat humans down until they submit to the slavery of popular culture.

The boys and I quickly became friends. By being with them, the child in me fully returned. I was no longer an adult. Imagination was thriving in me again.

We fought off different elements of nature under control by humankind such as hay and manure. It attacked us like beasts. We fought them off and defeated them. When we were finally free from the control of humankind’s overwhelming culture. It was just the four of us on the top of the mountain with nature. Trees, shrubs, and breeze. It was wonderful!

When it was time for the boys to depart, they hopped on their horses and rode them backward down the mountain. I felt so sad. I could tell they were too by the looks on their faces. We watched each other as their horses slowly walked backwards down the mountain toward the great plains.

In the final scene, the three Native American boys were walking through a crowded sandy beach in Hawaii toward the ocean. People stared at them because they stood out with their old traditional Native American clothes. The boys walked by them as if they didn’t exist. I was there sitting on the sand among the crowd but I wasn’t. It was like I was a ghost. I started to cry.

The leader, the eldest boy entered the ocean first. He gracefully glided through the glassy water. His face said it all. He was at peace and free. I cried harder.

I woke up from my dream in my bed at this point. It was as if I was really crying. The message was powerful.

Jon Riki Karamatsu writing about his dream "The Resistance" on November 5, 2021.
Jon Riki Karamatsu writing about his dream “The Resistance” on November 5, 2021.

This dream represents our desire to break free from what popular society pressures us to do. We have become slaves to it. The three Native American boys represent a life that has become extinct after the Caucasians forced them onto reservations and into re-education systems to learn their culture and language. As history has shown, much of the old ways of the Native American culture has died and can only be relived through stories. This is how important stories are. One of my screenplays about Hawaiian culture has this same message. The pressure from popular culture has been making me feel doubtful about my love for writing stories.

The Native American aspect of my dream was likely influenced by an NHK television interview I watched last night with my parents at their house in Pearl City, Hawaii. It was about Larry Littlebird, a Navajo in his senior years who overcame his suffering to find himself and his culture under the overbearing pressure to conform to popular culture. He is a storyteller who founded Hamaatsa, a place to reconnect with nature with indigenous wisdom, by listening to nature and to each other in this challenging time.

The beach scene in Hawaii represents my desire to be with the ocean and sand, a place where I feel connected to nature. I am at peace there. The pressure of whether or not I should get back with the program of popular culture or continue to rebel against it has been weighing heavy on my shoulders.

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My Horror Pilot Teleplay Made the Red List for Coverfly and Ranked at 16 for its Horror 1-Hour Television Category.

My Horror Pilot Teleplay Made the Red List for Coverfly and Ranked at 16 for its Horror 1-Hour Television Category.
My Horror Pilot Teleplay Made the Red List for Coverfly and Ranked at 16 for its Horror 1-Hour Television Category.

Logline: Mari, a rookie Honolulu detective is forced to confront her sex addiction when she investigates a mysterious murder that leads her to a cult engaging in bizarre sexual activities that attracts a dark supernatural force that feeds on human souls.

The theme for Eyes to Your Soul is sex addiction and the double standard placed on women for their sexual behavior in comparison to men. This TV show also addresses the challenges women face in male-dominated workplaces. The protagonist is female and Asian.

Grateful to see my horror pilot teleplay, Eyes to Your Soul make Coverfly’s Red List and rank at 16 in its Horror 1-Hour Television category.

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Nezuko from the anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

This past week I started watching Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, an anime about a boy Tanjiro who begins his quest to fight demons after a demon slaughters his family and turns his sister Nezuko into one.

Pictured on my computer screens is Nezuko to inspire me to keep writing my screenplay and novels on top of my legal and business work. So far I’ve written 3 spec screenplays (sci-fi and fantasy, competition and lifestyle, and erotic thriller), and 2 unpublished novels (paranormal thriller and historical action and adventure).

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What are your supernatural experiences? Here’s one of ours. Happy Halloween! 👻

What are your supernatural experiences? Here's one of ours.

Do you believe in ghosts? I do. Here’s one of my experiences while I was a student government leader at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

What are your supernatural experiences? Here’s one of ours. 👻

While I was serving as Vice President (“VP”) of the student body at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Associated Students of the University of Hawaii or ASUH), my friend, a fellow ASUH Senator and I would often study at our student government office where ghostly things would occur at night. 💀

One evening, I was studying for the LSAT in my ASUH VP office. On the left corner of my desk, I had a glass centerpiece from an ASUH banquet. On the centerpiece were two small fake flowers, one green and one white. Strangely, the two flowers had somehow moved next to my right hand. I placed the flowers back behind the tightly tied bow on my centerpiece. I went back to my studying. Some moments later, I noticed the flowers by my right hand again. They were perfectly paired together like the last time and at the same part of my desk. 😱

I told my friend who was working in the main office. We decided to wrap a lot of tape around my centerpiece, securing the two small flowers against the glass. Someone would have to peel layers of tape to free the flowers. We laughed and closed the door of my office. Being that I was a little freaked out, I chose to study in the main office with my friend. After some time had passed, my friend and I decided to check on my centerpiece. We opened the door of my office and turned on its lights. The white flower was missing from my centerpiece. We looked all over my office but couldn’t find it. Just as I was about to sit on my chair, staring at me was the white flower, lying perfectly in the middle of my seat. Happy Halloween! Aloha, Jon 😳

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I’m looking forward to the day when you’re here with me.

Up on top of this hill.

Can you hear me?

I picture you and how you used to talk to me.

I’m looking forward to the day when you’re here with me.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Poem, 3/19/19 –

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