Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New Beginnings

A greeting to all, and welcome.  The name’s SpiderG, and I’m here to commemorate the long-overdue resurrection of this blog.  You see,  I carved out this little corner of the Internet five years back as a storehouse for my writings.  Poetry, short stories, philosophical diatribes...I was hellbent on painting the world with prose and letters.

As the date on the last post painfully shows, that didn’t go over so well.

School, work, and writing for other avenues soon took up my time, and unfortunately the blog fell into disuse.  But I never really forgot about it, so after some serious thinking (and a swift but loving kick in the pants from a good friend) I’ve decided to completely restructure it in accordance to one of my favorite hobbies - critiquing mass media.

So now that my sorry tale of neglect is out of the way, here’s what you can expect:

Entertainment News & Reviews

The blog’s bread and butter.  I do everything: big budget new releases, pilots, notable episodes of hit TV series, and important documentaries, as well as indie and foreign films I think you REALLY need to see.  I’m a bit of a media omnivore, though, so don’t be surprised if the occasional video game, theater piece, or novel passes under my scrutiny.  I try to catch the movies “fresh” whenever possible, so be sure to visit my tumblr for pictures, audience interviews, and the general shakedown on life as a theater hopper.

Media Analysis

If you’ve ever been moved by a gorgeous slice of cinema, intrigued by a game’s symbolism, or even just had the good fortune to come across a “very special episode” done right, then you probably understand the need to lay your mind out onto a page and really peg down what is was that made it click.  Thus, every once in a while I’ll write an in-depth article focused on a well-done, galvanizing, or otherwise insanely popular work of art and try to tease out the root of its power.  The goal, basically, is to understand what worked (or didn’t work), why it worked, and (I hope) how to make it work better.  

So there you have it.  I’ll make more posts as the days pass, but until then, take care, and I’ll see you at the movies

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