2016 is already on the roll and I’m late with my first ever blog entry ( part of new things to do in the new year). After surfing for all the great advice on how to set my blog , reading sample blogs , then many more interesting blogs and pumped on creative adrenaline, I take a break to think on the perfect topic to begin with (more to curse myself for this time consuming project which actually is a personal diary going public) . Ok ! Deep breaths now .
It’s a battle of wills – heart wants the perfect start ,”if not today then tomorrow” , mind says “get it over with” and so begins my love affair with procrastination . Am so weak … Aargh! Today felt the wreaking effect of the spell ( was typing weakening but I suppose it’s appropriate) . We are halfway through January, so overcoming the writers blog block , fighting the temptation to binge watch tv before manic Monday (actually multitasking now ) here I am – victorious I suppose as soon as I post this .
It’s evening and I got distracted watching ‘ criminal minds ‘ on telly . Actually a pretty addictive show and the way they profile the criminals brings to mind the original profiler , Sherlock Holmes. Still remember the old series starring Jeremy Brett which inspired me to read the actual stories .Today I feel like picking them again thanks to the rebooted version starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock in the 21 st century . Armed with cellphones and I suppose the almighty Google at your fingertips yet the man deduces using his powers of observation ( wish I had that skill because Google has turned my memory into a sieve). The writing is an absolute genius using familiar names from the series and putting a modern spin on it and making it riveting . Think the last one to come up with this kind was the movie Shrek.Fairy tales have never been so much fun and the writers deserve the loudest applause .
To be fair , the TV / film medium is also responsible for me discovering old as well as new authors . Case in point the Divergent series , Song of fire and ice series , reading The lightening thief again to see that that the movie got it all wrong . Can’t wait for the next big thing to be picked . I heard 2016 will be the year of super heroes . Yay!
Till next time . Ciao!