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We’ve been absent, have your hearts grown fonder?

Hello there poor, poor neglected blog and followers! It’s been a while, eh? I apologize for the pair of us, we both had some things in our real lives going on that distracted us from our less-than-usual updating schedule. But fear not! We have not forgotten you, if there are still any of you left out there. I know I have a few things like reviews of the Sims Medieval game, the new Harry Potter movie, the new seasons of Warehouse 13 and Rizzoli and Isles as well as the series premiere of Alphas that I want to share with you and I want to say Mel has a few things up her sleeves, but I don’t want to put any words in her mouth.

However, Mel and I have been talking (well, Mel’s been talking, I’ve been agreeing because let’s face it, she’s the brains of this operation) and there is the possibility of our blog going in a new direction in the hopes that it will help us keep up with regular posts rather than the sporadic and sometimes very random, stuff we’ve brought you in the past.

So, sit tight and keep an eye out!

I like long walks on the beach and candlelit dinners….

Oh wait, it isn’t that kind of site?

Seriously, though, I have been spending far too long staring at this stupid blinking curser trying to figure out the right wording to introduce myself to the masses. Or at least, what we hope will become the masses. I think the problem stems from the fact that I simply love way too much when it comes to pop culture.

My movie tastes range from action flicks to romantic comedies though I think it safe to say my favorites come from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Give me Danny Kaye and Orson Welles any day! The one genre I cannot stand, however, is the horror/thriller section of the video store. I can just barely watch “Repo! The Genetic Opera” and that has more to do with the music than the style of movie itself.

Television is a tough one to pin down too. At the moment I don’t watch any half-hour comedies, however I plan to change that very soon. I prefer the crime dramas, with “Criminal Minds” reigning supreme until the ill-advised (to put it mildly) decision to fire A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster. I absolutely adore “Glee” and, thanks to Mel, tune in for my daily hour-long session of daytime drama. I also am a huge fan of British shows, mainly “Doctor Who,” its spin-off “Torchwood” (only the first two seasons, anything beyond that doesn’t exist in my headcanon), “Primeval” and “Merlin.” So maybe I should amend that to British fantasy/sci-fi television.

The CDs in my car are a “Glee” mix, Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment” Jamie Cullum’s “The Pursuit” and “A Very Potter Musical,” among others, to give you an idea of what I listen to on a daily basis. I’ll admit I own more movie soundtracks and Broadway cast recordings than any other genre, but I’m pretty sure I have at least one song from every style. Again, there’s a lot of Rat Pack in there, so I’m pretty sure I was born in the wrong era!

I don’t have a favorite author, but rather a favorite genre and judging from the two and a half shelves of “Star Wars” novels on my bookcase, I think we all know which. I also love historical fiction, especially anything set in the Tudor era and just about anything that catches my fancy: Harlequin, murder mystery and even have a few “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood” books.

I’ve gone on far too long about myself so feel free to have a look around! We’ve pretty much got something for everyone and don’t hesitate to join in and discuss!

And so it begins…

Hello all! Welcome to our humble abode. My PIC (Role Models…check it out!) Sarah will be introducing herself a little later, but for now I feel compelled to let you meander through my brain before you take the less dangerous path through our blog.

I love love love (did I say LOVE?) all things pop culture. I watch a ridiculous number of television programs of all different types; I have spent a great deal of my life watching movies, probably more than I have spent doing any other activity; I majored in literature in college and continue to read read read, with an addiction to both F. Scott Fitzgerald and Meg Cabot–though I’m fond of just walking into Barnes and Noble and wandering through all the sections for fresh material; I love art from a purely emotional perspective, mostly because I have no technical expertise on the subject, tending toward impressionists like Van Gogh and sensationalists like Warhol; I am a HUGE music buff with everything from Josh Groban and Linkin Park to Dolly Parton and Britney Spears on my iPod.

I geek out at a moments notice about everything from ‘ships (that’s relationships for those of you who are not involved in the blissful geekdom known as Fan Fiction) to cinematography and youtube fanvids. Because I have spread my interests so thin, my excitement in starting this blog is palpable as I will finally have an outlet for the marathon of opinions that swim around my head after each healthy helping of pop culture.

I hope you enjoy reading through our posts, so much so that you are compelled to opine (I will never again get to use that word in context so humor me) back. Agree with us, disagree with us, start a new topic, just write something! Think of this as EJA – Entertainment Junkies Anonymous. On that note, thanks for reading through my first entry and I hope you enjoy the site.

Mel

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