Monday, 14 December 2015

Missing In Action: Where Have My Reviews Gone?

~ Greetings readers! ~

First of all, thank you to anyone taking the time out to read this post. It means a lot to me that my reviews have been read by so many people - maybe they aren't big numbers to some, but to me, as an aspiring critic, it means the friggin' world. This blog was a way for me to get my ass into gear, and hey, it worked! 

Thing is, this place hasn't been updated since my Gotham season 1 review (and no, I haven't watched any of season 2 yet, as I've heard how awful it's gotten). Why so? 

Well, one thing you may have noticed is that even when I did upload my work, it was very sporadic. The main reason for this is my ongoing battle with mental health issues; though I'm happy to say I finally plucked up the courage to see a doctor about it, and I'm now on medication. I've always suffered with really bad spurts of motivation, and even when something excites me, I find it hard to actually open my laptop and start typing. Sure, I'm proud when I do get round to writing something, but it happened so rarely that I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

Secondly, my life has been pretty much flipped around after finishing my A Levels - I'm now a fully fledged university student! Needless to say it hasn't been the best, nor the worst, experience, but I'm happy with both the degree itself and the university I chose. 

This is where the titular question comes into play - I've begun regularly writing for our student newspaper, The Courier, predominantly (gasp) in the Film section, though I've also branched out to do a few gaming and TV articles too. It's definitely different than what I'm used to, having to stick to a word limit and meet deadlines. I'm so grateful to have this opportunity though, and despite some perhaps thinking it's not a big deal, this is super important work experience I can't miss out on - especially as writing about films is what I want to do as a career.

Hence forth, I probably won't be using this blog much, but expect a post in the New Year detailing all 100 films I watched as part of my New Years resolution in 2014, and a Star Wars: The Force Awakens review (eeeee!). I've listed all of my articles currently available online below for you all to read, as well as my author page on The Courier's website and my Twitter account so you can stay up to date with my shenanigans. Again, thanks for reading this, and I hope whoever you are, that you'll continue to support my work in the future. 

Stay kawaii,
Zoë x


Contact Details

Twitter: @ZoeSaysStuff
Author Page: My Courier Articles!


Sicario Review: Here!

The Big Bang Theory Critique: Here!
Top 5 Lush Xmas Products: Here!
Why cross medium films are always awful: Here!
The Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Review: Here!
Why cinematography is the most important aspect of filmmaking: Here!
The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Bruce Willis: Here!
Top 10 Christmas Films (Mine is the piece on Muppets Christmas Carol): Here!
The Night Before Review: Here!

And just for fun, here's my Jason Todd Batman: Arkham Knight fanfic (oops, spoilers): Here!