Monday, March 21, 2011

State of the Blog!

Hi! So I bet you’re wondering whether this blog is still alive and if it will be returning soon. Boy, when I tell you about the year I’ve had…!
But seriously, I had to drop off the original intent of this blog – post-air analysis of currently airing shows – for a multitude of reasons, all of which are very boring to you, the reader. Fear not! I haven’t given up on this blog yet, and now I have a new idea: to do what I always do – discover shows on DVD, Netflix, etc. – and combine it with the writing aspect to bring you what is essentially a “TV Treasure Chest” of sorts.
The current plan is to focus on two already-aired TV shows (I’ve decided to do Gilmore Girls and Joan of Arcadia on the first round; Tru Calling will follow Joan, because it will take a good long while to finish Gilmore Girls!) and two anime, in my (hopefully not vain) effort to revitalize my interest in that particular entertainment. The first two anime up are Fullmetal (Full Metal?) Alchemist and .hack//SIGN, with Outlaw Star in the wings for when .hack is over. All of the blog posts for these shows will function like post-air analysis – I’ll write a post after I’ve seen an episode and will take great care not to continue until the piece is written.
Additionally, I’ll be running a fifth feature this summer: A Summer of Firefly, in which I revisit one of my all-time favorite shows, Firefly, and analyze each episode in-depth, with focus on an aspect of the episode that may not have been fully explored in previous essays from the amazing Browncoat community. If that works out, I may make the "A Summer of X" a regular thing, in order to facilitate conversation about shows long gone.
I can’t say for certain when the blog will be back up again – I intend to watch and write throughout spring break, in an effort to have enough material to start running at the beginning of summer, right when I get out of classes. Depending on how well this spring break goes, I may be able to start blogging sooner than expected. Either way, I will let you know what the plan is going forward when I’m ready.
Finally, I’ve decided to leave the previous blog posts available for archival purposes, and to remind myself that blogging is, in fact, hard work.
So say we all!