Few people know this about me, so you’re going to have to refrain from blabbing to anyone who will listen what I’m about to tell you…
(sorry – had to do it – I am walking on the other side – posting something to the internet and then asking people to keep it a secret – just to see what life looks like when you do things this way….)
If I deem a book, post or movie “Fantabulous” or some other high-falutin’ term, it means I was so enraptured, so taken in that I got lost in the story and had no comprehension that I was still watching or reading.
This does not happen very often for me. Because….
(here comes the secret…. Shhhh!)
I have a brain committee member who is a continual critic – –
Here’s what a portion of my brain is doing when I’m either reading or watching a movie:
(Full disclosure – apparently, when reading my own stuff, my critic goes deaf, blind and dumb, and that folks, is why I often go back to read/edit my old posts – to fix all my errors that Ole Unreliable failed to catch….)
Oops, didn’t need a comma there, but you missed one over here –
It’s Whom, Whom! I tell you!
That’s not how you spell chrysanthemum
Hmmm.. they should have broken this part off and made another post – –
Should I send an email and tell this new blogger that breaking this 1,500 word, one paragraph post into short paragraphs would help reader’s immensely? Nah – they’ll figure it out – – I did, didn’t I? at some point….
And during visual entertainments:
Wow! The script writers fumbled that one – too bad the actor isn’t A list enough to write his own lines – Harrison Ford couldn’t have pulled that stupid line off – –
What on earth was the director thinking? It must of killed (insert name of beloved actor/actress) to do that the director’s way –
Boy, the guys in the editing booth sure missed that one – –
Why did they think 80’s soft rock music was a good choice for a story set in medieval Europe?
You get the idea….
This is why I love The Newsroom – scripted lines that are inspiring, funny and revealing….
Actors and Actresses that keep in character and have such superb timing, I forget that I’m watching something made up and sink blissfully into observer role – –
My inner critic only wakes up once the show is over – – to marvel and clap her hands gleefully, shouting “Bravo! Bravo!”.
“Wasn’t that just incredible?” she gushes to my other brain committee members – – – who are glad that she, for once this decade, is doing something other than criticizing….
Nope, I can’t do it – I just can’t lie to you – –
Ms. Critic did wake up once during Season 1 – and prompted me to pause the show, hunt down a sticky note and pen so I could jot down the time when need be…
See, Jane Fonda plays a character in this show – – and about 15 minutes in, I realized she has been shown onscreen several times, but not once, has she spoken a single word….
I’ve lost the sticky note, but I think she finally spoke at around 46 minutes into the show – – or was it 53?
There, now you have the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth – –