Monday, December 1, 2008

State of the blog: December 1st, 2008

Well, the new year is almost upon us. And you know what that means: "best of 2008" lists. Yep, I'll be writing one large "best of" list for the entire year. The name of the event itself will be "en-tur-tain-munt's top 20 things that made 2008 memorable." Starting tomorrow, I'll be counting down the 20 things that I believe to be most important from this year, with posts to follow over the next 19 days (or maybe longer, depending on if I take a break or not).
As a preview, I've decided to include three things things on the list right here. These are in no order:

George Carlin's death
The Dark Knight
The Olympics

See? The events are all-encompassing, or at least try to be. Like I said, these posts will start tomorrow, and continue throughout the entire month of December. And yes, there will be other posts during the days I write them.

I'm working on the "top 5 non-superhero graphic novels" post right now. Yeah, top 5. I decided to shorten it because I didn't want to overwhelm the people that aren't interested in comics with a bunch of comics-related posts. It should be up tonight or tomorrow.

I've been looking into getting a domain name and branching away out of Blogger, but creating a website is a long and tedious process. I haven't started yet, but the task itself is nerve-racking.

The Evil Dead II post that I've been planning is slowly getting worked on. Should be posted before the end of 2008, I'd say. It'll be a lot better than the first one, because a lot more information is available.

After I finish the Evil Dead series (four parts), I'll be working on a similar series of posts about Kevin Smith's ViewAskewniverse. This Jersey-based series of movies includes Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks II. I was originally going to do all of his films (which include Jersey Girl and Zack and Miri Make a Porno), but decided to stick to this series alone. It'll be seven or eight parts: six for the movies, one or two for the "aftereffects" and "bonus stuff (comics, etc.)." Should be neat.

If anyone has a copy of Chinese Democracy (the new Guns N' Roses album) that they could let me borrow to review, that would be awesome. It's the Christmas season and I don't really have 15 bucks to waste on what is likely going to be a terrible album.

And finally, former ETTM writer Nello De Angelis has started his own blog, in which he reviews movies. Of course, they are generally ridiculously independent movies or ancient foreign films (ew), but I support him nonetheless. Good luck, Nello.

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