I love media. I read constantly, gorge on way too much tv, and adore a good movie. New, old, well-reviewed, bombed – doesn’t matter to me as long as I get something out of it.
My favorite movies of all time are practically unheard of, though I’ve got other favorites that were blockbusters. (my favorites are Tru Confessions – a Disney Channel movie – and The Inheritance – based on a Louisa May Alcott novel found after her death. If you’ve heard of either of these I will give you 5 imaginary bonus points. If you’ve seen either of these you win the internet in my book.)
And I’m the same with books. Some well-loved authors and titles get on my nerves while I love titles that have fallen into obscurity, but I can fangirl over the newest YA title with the best of them. (Favorite author? L.M. Montgomery. Favorite books of all time? The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.)
I am wildly eclectic in my tv viewing as well. I am a die-hard Lostie, mourn over the brevity of Firefly, love Castle and Elementary, hold my breath during The Walking Dead, laugh and cry at So You Think You Can Dance, travel universes during Doctor Who, and have my guilty pleasures of The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars. And believe it or not, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
If there is one thing in common it is that I love talking about these things. I am finding out that I build friendships mainly around what fandoms I share. Some people might think I have a need to escape, but I don’t. I have a very blessed and full life outside of these fictional worlds.
But I love a story. I love hearing, reading, watching, and telling stories. I build my life around stories. This is probably why I have both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in English – because I wanted to be around stories. It is why I have spent years working in bookstores. I love stories. But I love bringing other ideas to those stories. I love exploring them and connecting them to strange things and other ideas. Which is probably why my other Master’s degree is in Library and Information Science. Just focusing on one field wasn’t enough. I want to know a little bit of everything.
And because my brain is weird this means that I think about media in strange ways as well. And these posts just never seemed to fit on my personal blog or on Facebook and Twitter is far too limited. Hence, this blog was born.
And if you’ve managed to wade through everything on this about page to reach the end I think you deserve a reward.