I am so close with my Genre project now. The bulk of my critique is written, I just need to do the boring stuff like reference and write a conclusion. Oh, and cut it down by a couple of hundred words. And draw one of my book covers.
My aim was to have it done by this weekend. I’m not positive that I’ll make it, but it shouldn’t be too many days afterwards. I won’t be able to do any coursework this weekend at all, what with my friend getting married on Saturday and my parents coming up Sunday to take me home for the hols. And do some cleaning. That reminds me, still need to pack. But before I do that I need to unpack the bits and bobs I shoved out of sight in bags and boxes when my agent was showing a potential tenant round my flat. That could take a while. Maybe I’ll do that Friday morning to take my mind off the Plath presentation. I don’t do public speaking, really I don’t. Just thinking about it gives me butterflies. I can’t believe I once fantasised about being a pop star. Ah well, we were all thirteen once …
I saw Oz: The Great And Powerful yesterday afternoon after my brain had lapsed. The cinema was practically empty, there was only two of us there, me and this older lady who chatted to me on the way out. Vue couldn’t have liked us much, she’d paid with a gift voucher and me by my Nectar points, so they didn’t actually make anything on that particular showing.
The film was good. I only really cringed once, and it was one of those scenes where the audience is supposed to cringe, and thankfully it didn’t last too long. It was visually impressive, even if it hadn’t been in 3D, and the plot twisted just enough to keep me interested without confusing me. I’ve seen the original two Oz films and read the first book but I wouldn’t say I’m overly familiar with Baum’s work (nice in-joke there at the beginning though, I noticed), so I spent a while trying to work out which witch was which (yep, that was deliberate). The black-and-white opening was a nice homage to the original Oz film, though I thought it could have been cut a bit, used less build-up to the tornado. The character of Oz struck a nice balance between my wanting to help him and wanting to slap him–not the character I was expecting. I’d give the film four and a half stars, though that could change after I have read the original story for myself.
I have to ask, the WordPress pros out there, I am still a newbie blogger and have yet to understand the difference between a tag and a category. As far as I can tell, they do the same thing? How does having both benefit an author/reader?
(PS: I don’t own the image, merely borrowing it for illustrative purposes.)
I don’t do resolutions much any more, because more often than not they just bring up feelings of failure when they don’t happen, either through my own fault or extenuating circumstances (or a mixture of both). So from now on I’m just going to do one a year, something quite simple to maximise chances of actually doing it, and something that will be useful if I succeed but not the end of the world if I don’t. So this year I’m going to take steps to improve my blog.
I think I’m doing pretty well on the posting regularly front, especially considering my track record with past blogs, diaries, fan fiction and, well, everything. But I’ve read blog posts about writing the best blogs, and the words ‘multi media’, or words to that effect I can’t remember precisely now, have been mentioned.
Well, I’m not going to jump in and immediately start uploading pics and videos and podcasts and virtual hopscotch and goodness knows what else. One step at a time. I’ve recently started using Pinterest, so I’ll put a good pin on here now and again. Maybe sometime in the future I’ll move onto other things. (But not likely the virtual hopscotch. Sorry if you got excited when I wrote that. I’m sure you can find it on the internet somewhere.)
So my Pic Of The (insert period of time here) is …