Well, it’s been a bit more than a year now, and I think I’m going to have to pull the links to what I considered some of my better work back in 2011. I had a set of reviews from a TV site called Friday Night Death Slot. I was one of a group of folks who reviewed episodes of television shows, each trying to bring our own style to it. It made me jump around, learn how to be able to watching things I’d normally rather not, and write critically about it. There was also the time where I was assigned Ghost Hunters, and got to have a bit of fun at the show’s expense while just saying I felt it was rather mediocre and like every other episode that they’ve run on that series.
SIGH, those were good times.
Sadly, the site went down a few months later, and in the process, my reviews were lost. I still haven’t been able to get a hold of the original owner to see if there are any backups, though it being a few years later, I’m thinking it’s very well too late for that to be the case. It was my fault for not thinking to keep my own copies of the reviews, but I was also rather new at the whole contributing to a website thing. A bit naive, and it ended up biting me in the ass now. I was really proud of my work there, and that’s why I left the links up to the reviews in my profile. After giving it a bit of thought, I think it’s time to let them go. The links are coming down off my portfolio tonight. I kept them up there hoping for a miracle that would lead to the site being back, but that’s just not the case, and now, it’s not worth keeping those up, and possibly having folks go to a site that doesn’t exist anymore. If I ever find the owner of the site and get lucky enough to be able to at least get a few reviews back, I’ll post them here post haste and have a link to it in my portfolio. I just don’t see that happening.
I’m thinking that, at least to a small degree, I hold on to a lot of things past the feasibility point, making them useless not just to myself, but anyone else that I know that is hoping on something as well. It can make disappointment that much more of a possibility, and could make said emotion worse in the long run. I’ve got my goals, but I’m trying to let go of things from the past or the intangibles of the future to just keep my eye on what’s going on right now, and taking that next step. It’ll be better for me in the long run.
Don’t you dare tell me the Doctor and the TARDIS aren’t real though. I want to keep that dream alive, no matter how implausible it may be. I mean, COME ON, IT’S TIME TRAVEL! HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE?!
I got distracted by the thoughts inside my own head there, but I also want to bring up something that I’m moving towards here on the blog. As I can, I’ll be posting reviews of things again, like I did way back when with my review of 50/50. It’s a great writing exercise, makes me look critically at what media I’ve got around me, and how I may be able to create my own media work better.
Also, I may post something special here in the next few days. I won’t say what it is, though some have already read it, but it’s something special that I’ve been working on recently that I’m hoping could be something much more than it currently is. I’ve just got to do a bit more work on it.
Little did I know, but this is actually post one hundred on the site! I’m really kind of shocked, I still thought I had a little way to go on that. I’m glad to be here, glad to still be writing, and hoping I’ll be writing and posting more soon. I’m already ahead of my posting in 2013 compared to most years, so I completely and utterly consider this a victory. To the folks who read this and have been reading for a while, THANK YOU, I’m so glad to have you around, and I hope to have you stick around in the future.