If we were having coffee, I’d be pretty excited about it. 😀 I’m mostly limiting caffeinated coffee to writing sessions at the moment, but in virtual coffee time, I can be as hopped up as I want and it won’t hurt a thing later on!
Biggest excitement: #queerpop starts on Tuesday. It’s a weekly series about queer issues and pop culture, and also a hashtag for general discussion on Twitter. I’ve tweeted a few links and such to the hashtag already, kind of a soft open. Much like this post, I suppose… The idea is to chit-chat, not any big organized thing. I’m pretty excited anyway though, I’ve got a long list of possible posts and guest posters, and I think it’ll be fun! I hemmed and hawed around for a while trying to think of a good post to start on, and then I decided to just jump in headfirst, so Tuesday’s post isn’t really an intro… It’s about Constantine. But I think it’ll touch on why representation matters at all, which is basically the underlying point of the whole series, so please do come back and chat Tuesday!
If we were having coffee, I’d also want to talk about The Breakfast Club, which I finally got around to watching this morning. If this is a significant movie to you, I’d love to hear why. I’m thinking maybe it was significant in context…? I can somewhat appreciate the extended-bottle-episode style and the things it’s saying about teenagers that are still true, but I don’t have any emotional connection to it. Maybe it’s just me. Or maybe it’s like Labyrinth, and I just need a while to think about it before I’ll realize how important it is. But I really would like to hear from everyone else, because I often appreciate a movie more when I know why other people liked it.
Got a lot of writing done yesterday — I’m wondering if it would work better to move most of my writing to the weekends. I do better with big chunks of time away from the house specifically dedicated to writing, and that works best on weekends, especially since I like my coffee while writing but don’t like the subsequent stress if I go from writing to work. But I’ve also demonstrated through wordsprints that half an hour of focus can also foment quite a lot of words for my count. We shall see.
What are you up to this weekend?