Dead in the water or just paddling with a toothpick?

So here we are in the middle of May 2011, and the Marvel Thor movie has been in theaters for over a week now and I find myself wondering, ‘what happened’? What I mean by this is what happened to my little blog here? Why did I for all intents and purposes abandon this site for the last six months?

It is a well known saying (and honestly an overly used cliche at this point) that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and I think that it is true of the creators of many a blog that they started out with the best of intentions and that ultimately, for whatever reason, they just let things slide. That’s what happened here really: I started this site thinking that as a fan of recent Marvel movies, I could participate in the constant stream of Marvel movie news and updates that have been constantly released for over the last year or so. That was fine and probably a sound idea for how I felt about such things Marvel at the time. However my feelings on the subject have somewhat mellowed since then and I have reached the point where I don’t feel the same enthusiasm for keeping up with the Jones when it comes to commenting on everything Marvel movie-related that I come across. These days, I don’t feel obligated to react to everything. Just because there might be a new picture of Captain America’s jeep released online, that doesn’t mean I necessarily feel compelled to comment on Captan America’s jeep. Heck, these days I find myself reading way less Marvel comics as they are coming out in favour of picking up the trades a lttle later down the road, and the wait for the trades has not been as hard as I might have expected. That says a lot to me, too, about where I am in my love of Marvel’s product. I think that I might at this point be more of afan of Marvel’s movie product than of most of their mainstream comics line. Don’t consider this any kind of Marvel bashing, just a reflection of a kind of shift in my tastes or reading preferences at this time.

Why so glum, chum?

So, what now?

Now, I think it is time to reassess whether or not I still want to be here doing this and if that is the case, what it is I want to be doing here? I think at this point I only feel motivated to offer up my take on some stuff Marvel movies – not all stuff Marvel movies, just the stuff that is of interest to me. Heck, with the movies upon us and movie news coming at us constantly, it isn’t like there is any kind of shortage of news out there that I find interesting enough to comment on! Okay, so I have revisited and refocused my intent here and have something of a new mission statement to work from. It will be interesting to see how smoothly things go for me from here.