Internet cynicism kind of bums me out- and believe me, I say that knowing that I've done more than my share of ragging on stuff sight unseen. But...I don't know, it's different when I do it, dammit! Yeah, I'm sure everyone feels that way about themselves. Maybe the difference is, I'm not afraid to get excited about movies. When did looking forward to something or having an unabashed I cannot fucking wait to see that attitude become passe? These are movies, people...they're entertainment. I pay money to be entertained, and I want my fucking face rocked off. I want to circle a release date on my calendar and be the first in line when the date arrives. Sure, sometimes the hype doesn't pay off- I know that Silent Hill certainly didn't measure up to the months and months of metaphorical boner-popping excitement I experienced before it hit screens. But you know what? Those months and months were fun, and pardon me- I'd much rather look forward to a movie than instantly write it off. Are excitement and anticipation uncool? Fuck that.
Because I'm all about putting up rather than shutting up (starting right now, at least), I'm sending out a call to arms to anyone in Internet Land who is on my wavelength and wants to write it down. Yes, people, it's the
HEY, INTERNET, STOP BEING SUCH CYNICAL EFFING DOUCHEBAGS BLOG-A-THON!
One day, and one day only: Tuesday, March 18.
You: write about something in the world of film that fills you with complete and total unbridled fucking retarded JOY.
I don't care what it is. I don't care if it relates to horror, although that'll be my bag for sure. Write about a movie you adore. Write about a single movie moment you adore. A performance, an actor, a trailer you're looking forward to like crazy. Write about that time you went to the movies and what you saw made you so happy you wanted to make out with the screen. Write about that film you couldn't stop thinking about for days, and how awesome that feeling is.
In other words, for just one day, internet, don't be a cynical effing douchebag. Wear your heart on your sleeve and tell us all why you love something. That's not so hard, is it? I mean, that's why I started this friggin' blog to begin with.
Write something on your own blog or site and send me a link. If you don't have a blog or site of your own, send your writing to me and I'll post it here. C'mon, let's rock this shit like we did on Friday the 13th. On Tuesday, March 18, I want the whole internet to feel like this: