Hey, friend! What’s going on?
You know, I’m just writing a blog now.
Yeah, it’s reviews of movies I watch. I work at a video store, so I get to watch lots of movies for free. All of them, actually.
Oh, we’ve never met? That’s weird. I thought only my friends read this…
No, it’s totally cool! I’m super glad you’re here.
Well, in that case, my name is Deanna, and I love movies. As I mentioned before, I have the great pleasure of watching lots of movies for free. I have been doing this for a while now, and at the end of every one of them I’ve thought, “I want to tell people about this.” So I did. Via Facebook, of course. (What, you thought I would make Facebook an actual link to Facebook? I’m not that predictable.)
No, that’s not the end of my story. That wouldn’t really be much of a story, would it? Some of my friends enjoyed my reviews, but I didn’t feel FB was the right outlet for such opinions to be expressed. It’s like the Book of Faces was just as judgmental as the movie The Social Network portrays Mark Zuckerberg’s classmates to be, except this judgment was pointed directly at me, not some vengeful outcast boy with crazy awesome computer skills and a curly ‘fro. Facebook has very subtle ways of telling me I talk to much, and I don’t appreciate it. I have a gift, my friend, and my Nathanial Hawthorne-like writing style shan’t be hidden under a bushel basket. (I’ve actually edited this entry as to minimize paragraph-long sentences, despite the fact that they were grammatically correct.) That gift may be long-windedness, but it is a gift nonetheless. Think of all those mute people who envy my talent.
Go ahead; think!
I feel like you really aren’t thinking about them…
Anyway, I decided FB “Notes” were too stupid, so here we are.
In reality, I (try really hard [sometimes]) to write scripts, and what better way to learn than to study your medium. With every movie I watch I learn something new about what does and doesn’t work in scripts, and I make a mental note to apply said knowledge to my own writing. My mental notebook is running out of pages, though, so I figured actually writing it down might be helpful.
Here’s the part of the introduction where I give the obligatory “These reviews are my opinion and mine alone. I am not Gene Shalit, nor do I play him on TV, although that would be awesome. Whatever you say can and will be used against you in a court of law blah blah blah” spiel. If you disagree with me and my opinion, that’s great. It’s what I like to call “diversity,” and it’s actually how we grow as people, attain knowledge, and form our own well-thought out and supported opinions. (I’m sorry. Did I just SpeechCommGeek out too much? Is my Scott Jensen showing?) Please, feel free to voice your own opinion on a movie I review, but I should warn you: if you use logical fallacies, I will publicly shame you and then pretty much ignore everything you say after that.
As not to end on a “I will shame you” note, I would like to officially welcome you to my blog. I hope you like movies, I hope you like sharing, and I especially hope you like butter on your popcorn, because here comes the feature presentation.