"Why, tis the one year anniversary of Sugary Cynicism, guv'nor!"
HELL YEAH IT IS!
So, even with my piddly-ass attention span, I managed to update this thing (nearly) every day for a whole year. Go me and such. And in that year I've gotten over 50,000 hits, a combined following of 363 people (ok, there's probably some overlap in those three outlets but don't spoil my day) and I've met some incredibly awesome bloggers who have become great friends that I can't picture not having. I'd like to think that maybe I've grown as a writer too but let's not get crazy. And my friends and family of course, have always been supportive and cool about my nerdy-ass pursuits:
Looking back at a year's worth of crap, all I can say is that the first post is so, so, so awful. I will not even link to it I am so embarrassed by it. I mean, everyone's first blog post is awkward and stilted and "gee, I guess I have this blog thing now that you're reading. Oh, I'm being meta now lol....so how 'bout that Egypt?" In lieu of that I jumped in feet-first with some crazed word-vomit concerning Sean Connery and Steampunk airships. Yeah. And I owe it all to Shakespeare, because I started this to procrastinate writing a paper on The Taming of the Shrew. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!
So, for starters, here's a look back at my favorite posts from each of the twelve months, because it's easy and my ego needs a-strokin'!
February: Ugh, desolate and barren of decent material, there are still two posts I am rather fond of: Firstly, my second Sean Connery movie review ever, the confusing and oh-so-icky romantic thriller Entrapment. Catherine Zeta Jones and Sean Connery as two thieves whose greatest threat isn't the police but how unsettling and gross their sexual tension is:
And also back when I was still doing theme days (ok, that hurt to type), this frickin weird picture, the nature of which still baffles me to this day.
March: Still pretty awful. But I did pop my Oscar-bloggin' cherry and in a test of endurance, blogged the ever-lovin' crap out of the Oscars. Also this one Sean Connery Sunday post, only because it contains an email from this band The One-ups, who are a real-live band who thanked me for pimping them :D ...the movie review is not that bad either.
April: April is where things finally started to click and I got on a roll. Multiple and increasingly deranged Shakespeare posts, my tirade against Disney, and classifications on psychotic movie-watchers. I stay busy.
May: I was free from school! Free to play Mystery Science Theater: Home Edition! May also saw the birth of my cash cow, Old Twilight and the illustrious 100th post with a video that I urge you deeply to not watch because it is awful.
June: My job as Museum Bitch kept me busy but I still found time for sobbing over Pixar music, discovering that Will Ferrell CAN act when he wants to and, of course, Old Eclipse.
July: The Last Airbender sapped my will to live, I examined Steampunk films, and in an epic journey in four parts to find someone to replace Sean Connery as my role model.
The moral of that story was that no one could ever look as threatening in a swimsuit as Helen Mirren does
August: I finally got to bask in the awesome that was Scott Pilgrim, Sean Connery had a b-day <3 href="http://sugarycynicism.blogspot.com/2010/08/there-is-no-funny-pun-for-200.html">200th post. August was kind of a dead month.
September: BALLOONS! Also, the month's worth of bloggery squished into one post of INTENSE OVERACHIEVING! And a movie I was...wrong about?
October: SPOILERS, BITCH! PAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK hair, in which I wrote a short story that no one really cared about but I won a prize for, and also, why you should never ever leave your children alone with Christopher Lloyd. Ever.
November: Notable mostly for my 21st birthday and how I embarrassed myself during it. Also, I let the hate flow through me with interesting results. Also, I learned it is unwise to write personal statements in crayon.
December: Hey guys, remember when Astro Boy scarred me for life? I do. And then we made that blood oath to always be awesome. Then Black Swan had lesbian sex with my brain and left with nothing else, I recounted the best movie-things about 2010.
January: Which was immediately followed by the worst. Then I learned to grit and bear it (hurhurhur), and engaged in a thoroughly insane quest to stalk my anthropology professor. And the best, geekiest, bloggiest gift EVER.
I'm kind of weird, aren't I? Huh.
And like (voodoo gypsy) magic, we're back in February, where the only promise I can make you is that there will always be movies, things will always be on the slim side of sane, and when in doubt: Sean Connery.
Be on the lookout for some site re-designs and other such things in the very near future but for now, this Cynic is beat. So it's convenient that the week-long blogging vacation begins NOW. First up tomorrow is Noli and her pretty pretty picture. Bloggers 2-7, you got a tough act to follow.
This is Sugary Cynic saying, "Happy Blog-day to me, I'm awesome, can't you see? Happy Blog-day to meee-eeee-eee, something-something penis joke!"
(One year ago)
Me: "And I'm gonna try to update it every day!"
Brenda: "Yeah, good luck with that, after about a month or so, it gets really hard"
Me: "Well now I have to. Out of spite"