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Winding Down the Year

I don't wish to make "resolutions," because I rarely remember to really keep them up. However, I would like to make some changes in the coming year, which I hope to stick with. The first of them is to try and actually write an entry in this blog (or blog anywhere, really, although this is the only one I really have ever kept up with) at least once a week. I would like to do more, but at least once I week I should be able to come up with something worth saying that's more than 140 characters.

For all that Twitter does encourage brevity, it also seems to encourage laziness in me; I know that my tweets will be cross-posted here, and I fell off of actually WRITING something. I think in some ways it has occurred to me that my writing is neither earth-shattering nor important, but as a writer, I should be doing something, especially since my fiction writing has taken a serious nose-dive in the last few years. I seem to write only in the month of November, and that's about it. I then share whatever I came up with in NaNo with my writing group, and make their suggested edits, but rarely do much else.

I realize that is not the way a writer works, but lately -- I just don't seem to have that drive anymore. The stories still come into my head, but they don't make their way from my brain through my fingers to the page anymore. It doesn't worry me the way it used to, but because writing was always therapeutic, I think perhaps it's good for me to make myself sit down and do it, even if I'm writing things that no one is reading or no one likes/agrees with/cares about/etc., etc.

So setting aside the general crappy annoyance of the last year -- I tweeted my frustrations and despair, and that may be all I needed to say (it may not be, but there it is) -- I sit down tonight to watch the Kennedy Center Honors (I recorded them last night since we were out) and I think to myself how much I've always enjoyed watching these, and I wonder how much the beauty, grace, and dignity of these awards is going to suffer under our crass new president.

I have insulted people over this election, and unfriended people I care about because they supported him. If nothing else, this election has shown me the real difference between simply disagreeing with people and acknowledging the face of evil. It's shocking and horrible to me that people do not seem to understand that while they themselves may not be horrible, by supporting that person and his backers they are condoning the most horrible, the most crass, the most evil of things -- that they cannot understand they are basically telling me they don't give a crap about me and my marriage, not to mention people who are poor, or sick, or helpless. I heard a woman say she could never vote for Hillary because "Hillary called us deplorable!" Well, honey, if the shoe fits. Did you hear what Trump called you and all our sex? Especially if we dare to not fit into his definition of beauty?

Anyway, the reason we were out last night is we went to see The Return of Dr. Mysterio. Since we no longer have BBCA, we were awfully glad we got the cinema broadcast here in town. It was a delight, almost as amazing as last year's. So far, Twelve does have some wonderful Christmas shows!

Now if 2016 can just finish up here (three more days!!!) without another tragedy, maybe we can limp into 2017 and make it a better year.

Let's see if I can keep this up. Maybe someday I could make it as a writer (ha ho ho ho ha ha).

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cornerofmadness
Dec. 29th, 2016 06:36 am (UTC)
I hope writing goes better for you. For me, Facebook is destroying my writing time. I need to do something about that.

The Christmas specials are about all I DO like about Twelve. It's not that I think Capaldi is doing a bad job but man the stories they've handed him.
wildrider
Dec. 30th, 2016 02:57 am (UTC)
Well, Facebook, and my wife got me hooked on Flight Rising, which is a surprising time sink...

I like a few other episodes, but on the whole, yes, I see what you mean. It was some time last year I started really liking him (but it may have been getting rid of Clara, whom I never warmed to).
cornerofmadness
Dec. 30th, 2016 06:26 am (UTC)
yeah I've been there fore a couple years on Flight rising.

I'm holding out hope the new companion will bring better stories for him
wildrider
Dec. 30th, 2016 10:10 pm (UTC)
How do you have time for everything you do?!?!?

We can hope so. Of course, I won't be able to watch it much, no more BBCA.
cornerofmadness
Dec. 31st, 2016 04:45 pm (UTC)
haha, how funny. My parents and I were just talking about how lazy I am.

Awww, can you pay for it online?
wildrider
Jan. 1st, 2017 07:55 pm (UTC)
If they ever develop a streaming service, yes - as far as I know, they don't have one yet. If they're available on Netflix or Amazon or Hulu, we shall see.

I would pay for a BBCA streaming service, tho'.
cornerofmadness
Jan. 2nd, 2017 01:17 am (UTC)
they stream. they're advertising it constantly.
wildrider
Jan. 2nd, 2017 02:34 am (UTC)
I haven't watched BBCA in months, and it's not on Tivo, then. Shoot. I suppose I can look it up, but if I can't watch it on television, I don't usually watch things. I can't watch TV on the computer.
cornerofmadness
Jan. 2nd, 2017 02:59 am (UTC)
I have no idea how anyone watches EVERYTHING on a computer or phone. I know so many people who do meanwhile I'm buying huge tvs. Mine can theoretically stream from the net but my internet can't do it.

but yeah they've been hitting Dirk Gently and Dr Who for download hard.
wildrider
Jan. 2nd, 2017 03:40 am (UTC)
I'll have to check and see what I can figure out.

Since I haven't been able to watch it, I haven't seen any of the commercials (or Dirk Gently)...

cornerofmadness
Jan. 2nd, 2017 04:02 am (UTC)
good luck. Luckily Dish still carries it.

Dirk was weird. So very weird.
ljs
Dec. 29th, 2016 11:48 am (UTC)
Good to see you writing here, although I enjoy your tweets -- hugs for the start of your year!

(And a package is coming to your house. :) It's addressed to Barb because of the order form's limitations, but it's for you too.)

Cheers!
wildrider
Dec. 30th, 2016 02:55 am (UTC)
Yay! Now if only I can keep it up...

Will be on the lookout for it!

*love!*
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