Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Spotlight: Origins

Today is the day. After much consideration, I have decided to follow in the footsteps of my blogging buddy Alex and start up my own weekly column on this blog. His column, Waiting for Wednesday, usually focuses on new releases and the latest buzz in the comics world (with a thoughtful/ranty/humorous stream-of-consciousness lead-in every time). In Sunday Spotlight, I plan to focus on a different thing in particular each week.

That's incredibly focused, I know.

Specifically, I'll be discussing one item at a time from any fandom I've come across. I might look at a movie, a board game, a book, or an album; I might bring up a website, a t-shirt, or a flavor of ice cream. Really. One of the first ideas I had for a weekly column was called "Ice Cream Sunday," you know.

My completionist tendencies have held me back from doing this sort of thing more often. I like to give fandoms a proper introduction before discussing them in any depth on this blog, but in order to give a proper introduction, I feel compelled to first have a profound working knowledge of those fandoms. If there are obvious gaps in my knowledge that I'm working toward filling in, then I hold off on exfanding your horizons until I've seen, read, or eaten enough to consider myself sufficiently well-versed in said fandom.

With Sunday Spotlight, I'll introduce, review, or simply tell stories about anything and everything that comes to mind, regardless of expertise or previous coverage. There are games in my Backloggery I'll bet you never knew existed. My apartment is covered with geeky posters that all have some history (and a wall) behind them. I have a huge collection of Star Trek action figures that I've barely mentioned. My wife has shared music and art with me that I'd completely missed (or avoided). The possibilities, while not endless, are certainly numerous enough to keep me going for a good long while.


Mr. E [PostApocolyptica] said...

Awesome. Can't wait for next Sunday's post (though I look forward to any post). It's good that you're doing, and I'm intrigued as to what stuff you'll be looking at in the near and far future. Ooh, the excitement! :)

Mr. E [PostApocolyptica] said...

NO! I can't have left out the word "this" from "It's good that you're doing this". Ugh. Sorry about it not making much sense there.

Flashman85 said...

Mr. E: Glad you're excited! I am, too.