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Why Blog, Why Now?

August 23, 2006

Well, as the many readers of the alt.tv.gilmore-girls newsgroup can attest, I’m a fairly prolific writer with strong opinions.  I’ll practically fight to the death for them when I’m pushed.  But fear not, I will also always apologize when someon convinces me that I’m wrong.

That’s the whys of the mechanics of doing this blog, but still, why blog at all?  Because I want to create a blog that I’d want to read.

There’s got to be something that isn’t skanky-ho vile on the one hand and isn’t frat boy oogling of pneumatic, bionic bikinis on the other.  Both types are pandered to by the tabloids.  And the tabloids are absolutely unreadable as a result.

My education is in stage management and dramaturgy (script analysis and history) and I don’t see enough of that amongst the tabloid hackery.  Television Without Pity is just an excuse to snark at what they don’t like.  Fan Forum emphasizes shrines too much for my tastes.  gilmoregirls.org is about right but its architecture for threads and topics is weird and unweidlly (although I loved doing Funny Screen Caps there at the top of 2005).  So what I really want to do is create a forum that rejects all the misogynistic excesses of the Man Show type of man and treats even bad shows with a modicum of respect.  A forum where guys and gals alike can speak their minds, even saying Fuck a lot, without being at loggerheads about everything.  A forum where heated discussion is not considered rude, as it so stupidly is in some of the forums run by younger posters who, frankly, should know better.

Except for George Stults, the worst actor on Television by far as Lucy’s husband on the now-irredeemable 7th Heaven.  He’s fair game.  Happy Hunting.