The latest meme going around the blogging community is the 7×7 Link Award. I had the pleasure of receiving this from three different bloggers, and I am very grateful for this. Thanks to The Focused Filmographer, Anti-Film School and moviesandsongs365 for sending the award my way — you guys rock!
1.) Tell everyone something that no one else knows about you.
2.) Link to one of the posts that I personally think best fits the following categories: Most Beautiful Piece, Most Helpful Piece, Most Popular Piece, Most Controversial Piece, Most Surprisingly Successful Piece, Most Underrated Piece, and Most Pride-Worthy Piece.
3.) Pass the award on to seven other bloggers.
I am a big fan of cult movies, and I have seen THE ROOM an unhealthy number of times. Over the weekend, I went to another screening of that film, my second time seeing it with both the director Tommy Wiseau and co-star Greg Sestero in attendance (I wrote about my first Q&A screening last year). This time I took a long-time buddy of mine to see it, as nothing can top introducing someone to the insanity of THE ROOM. He was so hyped up that he even asked a question during the Q&A session. I had told him beforehand that there are two parts of life: life before THE ROOM and life after THE ROOM. He asked Tommy if this was true. I have no idea what Tommy said, but we were both invited on stage, and I shook the hands of Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero. Kind of a surreal experience, and one I was not expecting.
By the way, my friend loved the movie, and now the cult of THE ROOM has one new member.
1) Most Beautiful Piece: I have only written about sports once on this blog, despite being a very, very big fan of them. Last year, my beloved Detroit Lions made the playoffs for the first time since 1999. I was ecstatic and just had to write about their season, in a post titled “Thoughts from a Devoted Detroit Lions Fan.” I poured my heart into that piece, though I didn’t let it get as long or detailed as I initially envisioned, and it also has a photo of myself and my girlfriend at Ford Field. She is what makes that post beautiful. 🙂
2) Most Helpful Piece: Probably my Top 25 Albums of 2011 and Top 30 Albums of 2010 posts. I put a lot of work into them, with the ultimate goal being to share new music with my readers. I am a huge music lover at heart, and I especially enjoy turning people on to new artists.
4) Most Controversial Piece: Maybe my less-than-glowing review of Midnight in Paris? There were also a few movies from my last project that I couldn’t connect with: Akira, 8 1/2, and especially Crash. Just mentioning Crash makes me upset.
5) Most Surprisingly Successful Piece: My silent film review of Battleship Potemkin. I was expecting very little in the way of comments, but I was surprised to see such an enthusiastic response to my post. I ought to write about more silent films…
6) Most Underrated Piece: That’s a tough one. How about my review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution? This was a rare new release gaming review from me, and a bit lengthier than usual. My beer reviews don’t get much love, but that may be because I write about too many local brews.
7) Most Pride-Worthy Piece: I don’t know if I am more proud of one post than any others, but I am pleased with how my recent Into the Wild review turned out. The whole movie project is going quite well, actually.
Pass the award on to seven other bloggers: I tried to go with some who I haven’t seen receive this award yet.
1) Hot Dogs in the Dark
2) It Rains… You Get Wet
3) Goto Unknown
5) My Brain on Games
7) The Vortex Effect