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POPCORN AND MOVIES… TO BE CONTINUED

This post is about a blog I started almost 4 years ago, Popcorn and Movies. I have to apologize for the self-promo tone this might imply. Do I mean to encourage you start reading it? Well, yes, but it has to do with self motivation.

I’m not sure of the reason why I started Popcorn and Movies. Ok, I love both movies and writing, something I knew but I had seldom put into practice, but the memory of the actual impulse which made me create the blog in WordPress is blurry. I think it was some kind of experiment. HE encouraged me to start writing about something for selfish reasons, and eventually films was the basis of the project I thought it wouldn’t be subject to comparisons nor competition  and wasn’t meant to last too much, to be honest. I used to have some issues related to perseverance, I still have, but the improvement is also a fact.

David Cronenberg was my source of inspiration. He’s one of my favorite directors, I’m a huge fan of his filmography, his style, and all this reality-hallucination dilemma, so recurrent in his earlier stories.

I read some of my earlier posts yesterday, and have decided to review and rewrite many of them, as the length is very short and the quality of contents and the remarks are poor, compared to the post written in the last 2 years. It’s true I don’t follow any method, and don’t write based on a pattern, I basically update on the go, but analyzing a film and develops the ideas and feelings take longer than whenever I update Since My Baby Left Me.

My mood swings and the events in my life not only do not prevent me of writing about what’s going on here, but also are a source of inspiration, but I reckon the blog has been affected by my ups and downs in the past years. The result is that when I’ve been fine and focused I’ve updated the blog, however when I’ve felt depressed, euphoric, stressed or frustrated, analyzing films wasn’t a priority, thus there have been periods of complete block and lack of activity.

2012 hasn’t been a great year for Popcorn and Movies. I’ve only updated the blog 5 times, and don’t feel very proud. Thus at this point my friend Dichotomy turns up: should I stay or should I go now? Ha! I want to do this kind of things for pleasure, obligation is not a good motivation enhancer for me, I only deal with it when referred to work and responsibilities.

Eventually I’ve reached my decision and this post is some pressure I put upon myself as a kind of the signing of my commitment, involving you as witnesses of the same. I’ll keep on writing for Popcorn and Movies, and will try to update on a more regular basis.

Do you want to know what encouraged me to go on? It was David Cronenberg again, and his last film, Cosmopolis. It’s funny the way my head works sometimes…

Thus, after all I’ve just said, I’d be more than glad if you visited Popcorn and Movies. Hope you like it and feel like participating if you find it worthy.

Thanks again friends!

TUMBLIN’ ON TUMBLR

Seems I didn’t have enough with 2 blogs, Facebook and a couple of music forums. I’ve found another source of endless amusement on the net: Tumblr.

Tumblr is sort of a blog, very easy to manage, and you can do there whatever you want: upload videos, songs, pictures, quotes… you can follow other bloggers and like others’ stuff, but it’s not a proper social network, you don’t have to interact if you’re not interested. Some might ask you questions, but it’s your choice whether you want to answer or not.

Chino, a friend of mine, was the one who suggested me saying: Toi, you’re just gonna get hooked to this thing. There’s plenty of stuff there, and you, as a photography lover, are gonna enjoy a lot.

To tell you the truth, when I opened the account, didn’t feel very convinced, but things have changed, the more I look the more I love it: tattoos, classic pictures, designs, bands stuff…entertainment is nonstop, it’s just like opening Pandora’s box, plus I’ve already discovered what it suits me for best: pix just taken with my phone immediately uploaded to Tumblr.

I love blogging and tell you about my life in extent, but this tool helps me being creative as the sparks come to my mind, so I don’t forget, so I communicate…and I love it!

Probably you think it’s a waste of my time, and sure you’re right, yet it keeps my mind occupied, and excites my imagination and my willing to find something I think it’s cool. I’m amazed about how people can be so creative…

My Tumblr is just an extension of this blog, quicker, direct and overall immediate, and it called The Girl @ the Hellhouse

If you have your own Tumblr thing and wanna share it, I’d be more than pleased to check what’s on your mind.