Day 140

Monday | July 16th, 2012

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A day of silence. And rain. And sleeping until I wake. I watched movies. Bad ones. I had to fill the spaces of brain idle while I back posted the last missing Days 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, and 136 of this blog. I was going for the Full Meal Deal® of Days 137 and 138, but I stalled weary-eyed around 03.30 midway through Day 137. Enough, I guess.

The trouble with so much backposting is that even with pictures (which there weren’t enough of) and notes (which I didn’t have any of), the feeling of that particular day is gone. The mood that drives the words and pieces them together with moments of memory and frozen snippets of time is more difficult to bring together. The product becomes less a daily report and more memoir or edited experience. Backposting on a daily blog is self-defeating.

I watched Lockout, a B0 prison in space with lots of boom-boom. Tin Man, a Syfy tv movie, D+ … and I saw part of it before and forgot how bad it sucked and lived again through its suckatude. And for reasons unknown other than needing background noise while backposting, American Pie: Reunion, F0. The problem with teen flicks is always when some writer ages the characters and gives them “grown up” lives. It’s an instant formula for sucking. There’s no law of cinema that says you have to make the characters grow up (just look at Bart Simpson). Whenever characters are aged, they are always fighting the same ultra-lame battles of married life, children, jobs, crappy bosses, and unhappiness. But those things are in the original teen version of the films which everyone enjoyed. In fact, people enjoy the teenage years versions BECAUSE they don’t have all that “real life” bullshit in them. There’s no solution that I’m proposing other than to not make movies like this one. I never want to see a Project X: Reunion, for example.

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