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Nota: la presente historia tuvo sus inicios durante una plática con @pinchepacho en la que me contó de la existencia de los “backrooms” (fotos en internet de pasillos de servicio a los que la gente normalmente no tiene acceso). Luego de usar yo mismo estos espacios durante mi estadía en el hotel, comencé a imaginar qué pasaría si me quedara atrapado ahí.

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Backroom

Fuck, another corridor. Where am I?



I mean, a few minutes ago I was in the lobby of the hotel, laughing with a few other friends about the shenanigans normal to a convention. I told everyone I was going upstairs to my room to get my wallet. Now I’m here, wherever the fuck “here” is.


From early on I decided to avoid the hotel’s elevators. It’s a big building and having close to a thousand furries inside clogged each elevator car. It could take between 10 to 15 minutes just to get to your floor.


Luckily, my room is on the fourth floor. That means I can take the emergency stairs to and from my floor, cutting a long wait down to a couple of minutes. That is, until now…


I turn around yet another corner, just to be met with some chairs piled against a wall and more locked doors. It’s funny how these service areas are bigger than you would expect; it seems like they wouldn’t fit inside the confines of the structure that holds them. This realization doesn’t make things easier though; I am lost, inside this fucking hotel.


I can still hear the faint sounds of the convention nearby. People talking, music, a playful scream… all this makes the situation even more unnerving. Where the fuck am I?


My senses tingle. After all, being a wolf had to account for something. It’s like my ears can hear something I can’t really identify, making the hair on the back on my neck stand. I mustn’t get nervous… I must keep walking and remain calm. Surely someone should come looking for me, or I’ll run into someone from the hotel staff who can help.


The thing is, the situation is getting weirder by the moment.


Another corner. This time I turn slowly, almost afraid of what I could find on the other side.


What am I? Some kind of pup? Come on, get a hold of yourself. This is a normal hotel, stop thinking that you’re in some kind of weird movie, wolf.


A new corridor. The fluorescent lights are failing on this one, they flicker and buzz constantly. It makes it a little hard to see into the corridor.


What to do? Turn back? Retrace my steps? Follow my nose out of here? I am getting nervous despite myself. This is getting out of hand.


I decide to walk into the corridor, this new and unexplored weirdness. Suddenly, I am startled by the loud buzz from my phone. I take it out and read a message:


“Dude where are you? We’re hungry!”


At least I still have a signal. I lean against one of the walls and quickly type a response back: “You won’t believe this. I’m lost inside the service area!” I pocket my phone and keep walking into the corridor. My phone buzzes again:


“Stop fucking around. If you want some time alone with that fox, just say so. We’re leaving for dinner.” Damn.


I look for my friend’s contact and hit the call button. I press the cellphone to my ear, waiting for it to ring, but I get the no connection tones. I hit -end- on the screen and call back. Another pause, same result. I decide to turn back and head back up the corridor I came from, just a few meters away.


I can hear my steps quickening. I look at my phone as I walk, paying attention to the bars that indicate signal strength. It’s funny, it reads full signal. Why can’t I make a fucking call then?


I reach the beginning of the corridor and stop. I press -call- on the screen and wait. My eyes grow a little bigger when the signal meter changes to -no service- “Shit!” I whisper to myself. I decide to stop this madness and retrace my steps as best I can.


I look at my phone every few meters. The signal is dead. I start walking faster, I can hear my feet hitting the concrete floor as I run up another corridor. I almost drop my phone when it starts ringing.


“Hello?! Hello?!” I look at the screen and see one of my friend’s name’s on it. 



“Hello? Can you hear me?” Nothing. I start walking again, phone pressed to my ear. I hear some static, as if the signal is trying to get through.


“Hey! Wolf? Where are you? Aren’t you coming to dinner?” It’s the fox, he sounds a little annoyed.


“Fox! I need help, I don’t know where I am!” I start looking around, like I can see the signal from my phone and get out of here by following it.


“Come on dude, I still have all of the special brownies we’re going to share. How come you’re lost?”


“I clipped out of bounds!” I’m using gamespeak now. I don’t even notice.


“You what? Come on, are you coming or not?” He sounds annoyed, like someone who thinks a stupid prank has gone for too long.


“I… I used the emergency stairs. I must’ve taken a wrong turn somewhere…”


“For fucks sake, wolf. Stop playing games.” I hear a faint buzzing on my phone, as if the signal is going to drop soon…


“Fox! Tell someone from the hotel staff! I… I’m getting scared!” More noises. The signal is dropping.


“Wolf? Wolf! Can you hear…” The line clicks dead. I look at the phone and see -no signal- again. Fuck!


I stare at my phone for a few more seconds, hoping to see the meter change. Nothing happens. I lower the phone and look up the corridor, and start walking, barely noticing that the fluorescent lights in this corridor are starting to flicker.

Some corridors away, a steel door guards the entrance. The “Authorized Personnel Only” sign on it is a little skewed. As if by it’s own accord, it starts to close, slowly, but steadily. With a small -click- it latches closed, sealing the rest of the hotel from what is within.

A wolf just became an unwilling resident of the space between spaces…

La semana pasada lanzamos el primer episodio de nuestro #podcast: La Filmoteca Furry.

Ahora podrás escuchar todos los episodios en tu plataforma de podcasts favorita:

¡Ya no hay pretexto para no venir a platicar de cine con nosotros!

Reporte

En mi post anterior platicamos de las consideraciones que debes tener antes de diseñar una #presentación y de las presentaciones que sirven para persuadir.

Ahora toca el turno de las presentaciones para informar.

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Sala de conferencias

A lo mejor seguiste los consejos que te platiqué en mi post anterior y ya estás más tranquilo antes de iniciar tu #presentación, pero...¿ y el contenido?

¿Cómo debo transmitir el mensaje que elegí?

¿Qué información es importante?

¿Cómo demonios la estructuro?

No saber cómo atacar estas preguntas puede volver a dejarte en el inicio: asustado y con muchas dudas.

Veamos cómo armar una presentación:

1. De regreso al inicio: vale la pena repasar el punto fundamental de cualquier presentación: tu audiencia, para qué están ahí y qué información quieres que se lleven al salir de tu plática. Debes tener muy claro todo esto.

2. Decide el objetivo principal de tu presentación: ¿Vas a persuadir a tu audiencia e influenciar que hagan algo (o te compren algo)? O, ¿solo quieres informar sobre el estado de algún proyecto o actividad? Esta elección dicta la estructura de tu presentación.

3. Elige uno de los dos tipos de presentación y sigue la estructura.

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Micrófono

En estos días, he estado preparando mi #presentación para #Confuror.

Inevitablemente vienen los nervios y empezar a pensar en todo lo que puede salir mal.

Aunque mucho de esto se puede solucionar preparándose para dar la plática, nunca están de mas estos tres consejos para dar una buena presentación:

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Ghotbusters!

Soy fan de coleccionar soundtracks. Esta foto es del primero que me regalaron en los 80.

Es el LP con la música de Los Caza Fantasmas, una de las películas que más me gustaba en aquella época. Desgraciadamente no tengo la cuenta del número de reproducciones de este disco, pero han de ser bastantes.

Curiosamente es el único LP que tengo en CD y ahora en formato digital. Vaya que ha evolucionado con el tiempo.

¿Qué es la Filmoteca Furry?

La idea es simple: junta a dos furries fanáticos del cine para platicar de películas.

Hablaremos de las películas que se han convertido en clásicas y los estrenos actuales (sí, hasta de los remakes live action de Disney...)

Con algunas secciones especiales y un formato de plática, mas que de crítica, queremos que compartas con nosotros nuestras experiencias al ver películas y por qué se han convertido en nuestras favoritas.

Acompáñanos en este nuevo #podcast. Lo puedes descargar en la plataforma que utilices. También nos puedes mandar un mensaje de voz a través de la aplicación de Anchor, disponible para iOS y Android.

Tus guías en esta aventura en el cine serán @loven_brand y @stormwulf, además de algunos invitados especiales.

¡Te esperamos!

Palomitas

The following takes place between 5PM and 6PM… Events occur in real time.

5:00:00 PM

It had been a long day. If there was something Wulf Bauer hated was paperwork, and lately it had all been about paperwork.

But still Bauer hoped that it would stay that way. As senior field agent on CTU, the only time he saw action was when something went terribly wrong.

He also had to admit it was a different agency now. Lots of new faces: young, handsome, intelligent and willing to serve had arrived at CTU. It was difficult to get used to it. Sometimes he felt as a piece of the inventory. He was something that was supposed to be in CTU because he knew nothing else.

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