My name is Byron López Ellington, and I'm the author of this site. (If that didn't read as redundant to you, you may have a problem. :P) This is my first blog post so as to officially welcome you to and guide you through this new version of byronlopezellington.com.
First of all, if you've made it this far I assume you've seen the homepage and blog page. However, for completion's sake, I might as well go over them. The homepage contains a welcome header proclaiming me to be a writer and activist, a Pyotr Kropotkin quote—"No more such vague formulas as 'The Right to work,' or 'to each the whole result of his labour.' What we proclaim is the right to well-being; well-being for all!"—, an "about me" section (which you can also find in Spanish), and an introduction to the ideas that I hold as a dirty commie.
The next section one sees is the sitewide footer, which is probably way bigger than any reasonable footer should be, but eh. I think it works fine. First you might read my email and discord—firstname.lastname@example.org and ble#5299, respectively. Then it's the five quotes I've selected for this section, to go along with the Kropotkin quote above:
• "The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and far; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved." ~ Emma Goldman
• "If I can't dance, I don't want to be a part of your revolution." ~ Emma Goldman
• "Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others." ~ Edward Abbey
• "Equality and freedom are not luxuries to be lightly cast aside. Without them, order cannot long endure before approaching depths beyond imagining." ~ Alan Moore, V for Vendetta
• "Everybody is special. Everybody. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain. Everybody has their story to tell." ~ Alan Moore, V for Vendetta
Next on the navigation bar is the blog, where you are right now! 'Tis pretty self-explanatory. But, on that topic, note that this blog will not have regular updates and it'll typically just be used to speak of major updates in my writing process, such as the finishing of a draft or a small or large project, etc., etc.
After that we have my official portfolio of all my best creative works. Unfortunately, it is still in the makings as I have yet to decide which of my already-available works to put in it currently. I have some things in progress which, I am sure, shall one day enter the portfolio, but alas, I must begrudgingly make use of the slow and pointless copyright process to properly protect against plagiarism. So until I can have my WIPs copyrighted, I won't have them be available for download.
Following the portfolio is the Timeline of Work, where I keep a record and downloadable copies for all my copyrighted work from over the years. [Insert the tangent about copyright from above.] It starts with a little introduction and the purpose of the page, and then elevator pitches for my current WIP novels. The pitches themeslves are WIPs, but I figured it could be worth it to put them up anyway, at least just to spark interest. Below them is the timeline itself, separated by year. It goes all the way back to 2016, when Badgerdog and the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation published a poem I wrote in the Badgerdog summer writing camp in their upper-grades anthology, Emerge: Youth Voices in Ink. Badgerdog also publishes an annual lower-grades anthology, called Rise.
Finally, we have my library, a list of all the books I keep on my shelves. This is a very important page to have for me because it's like "a reflection of my soul," as I wrote on the page itself, and I carefully trim what books I keep. Someday I shall most likely add a section to this page detailing which music I put on my Playlist, an ever-bettering list of songs, and which shows (and perhaps movies) are my favorite as well.
Thanks to everyone who made it this far! I love you all.