Monday, July 15, 2013

*Awkward and slightly bashful hello*

I would like to set aside some time to start blogging again. Tumblr is fun, but for most (myself included) it's more a whirl of visual stimulation and fangirling - a flurry of reblogged photos and GIF sets - than a serious, meaty, wordy, blogging platform. The satisfaction gained from a blogging endeavour would (unsurprisingly) seem to match the level of thought and effort invested into it.

It's been a couple of years since I stopped posting regularly on blogger. I am now a - a - twenty-something. The phrase still sounds very strange in my mind when applied in relation to myself.

I have discovered new interests, and I have changed as a person - for better or for worse. If I start blogging again, the nature and content of the posts will be different, to a certain degree.

I have become a more serious and devoted fan of classic film, particularly the silent era. I hope you would not object to seeing Buster Keaton's face make regular appearances on this page. Or occasional gushing praise of Lon Chaney or John Barrymore.

I have become a casual Marvel fan. I even subscribed to Marvel's digital comics database for a month. - It was amazing, but the downsides were that I became somewhat sleep-deprived in consequence of sitting up late devouring vintage comics on my laptop, and I spent all my reading time on comics rather than other books. Farewell for the present, Fantastic Four, Avengers, and Asgardians. Perhaps I will treat myself to another month of frenetic comic-devouring over the Christmas holidays.

Silly celebrity crushes are supposed to be the domain of teenage girls. So I thought. Then, it happened. Just a few short weeks after I left my teenage years behind me, I discovered Tom Hiddleston. I'll leave it at that. But be warned that if I start blogging again, you'll likely see his face from time to time, as well as Buster Keaton's.

So, if I get my act together and have another bash at this blogging thing, you can expect more books, more period drama, more art (with a dash of architecture and gardens), but now with bonus Old Hollywood, occasional sci-fi and superheroes, and Hiddleston.

Also, I am half-heartedly considering moving to Wordpress. If anyone has advice or opinions on Blogger vs. Wordpress, I'd be grateful if you'd share them.

I hope you're all well. Blogger followers are amazingly loyal and patient compared with Tumblr followers. On Tumblr, if you neglect your blog for a week, you lose about 20 followers (so it seems). Meanwhile, after essentially 2 years of neglect, most of you are still here - and I appreciate it. :)