As the main writer of this collective piece, I thought I would do the selfish thing and put forward a separate introduction for myself, after all, we’re all the heroes of our own stories, and when you’re the writer, you can see yourself in a different echelon as everyone else I suppose. That or I just need some filler while we still figure out exactly how the articles in this blog are going to turn out. With that said, I will go on like it was never mentioned and continue with my tale of heroism and intrigue that it surely must have been.
My personal fanaticism is movies, and it began very young for me. You see, it may come as a surprise, but my childhood wasn’t all that great, and when it came to escapism, I was one who was already standing one foot out the door ready to go into any life that wasn’t my own. I won’t go into any specific details about all that, but I will mention when this whole thing started. I would be in the middle of facing things better left un-faced, when the object of my torment would randomly extend an olive branch, meaning that he hated indulging in his own pleasures himself, and wanted to see how awesome his personal likes were.
No matter the reasoning behind it, it was always movies that would offer me my brief salvation. I would be called out to watch the latest action movie, or comedy, or even movies beyond my young age. But I’m thankful for this as it allowed me to look at these things objectively, rather than assuming at all that the real world was anything like what I was seeing. When my real world was something I wanted no part of, it was these silver screen escapes that would offer me a life beyond what I had. To be a high class thief, or martial arts master, a hero instead of one of the victims.
This love of cinema carried on long into my years and up until today, and I can say without hesitation that the love I bear for movies as a whole will never disappear any time soon. I have an extensive list of movies I have yet to watch leading up to the next few years, and that list will only extend as new ones are announced. And whether it’s a campy comic book movie, or a poignant drama, I will be there to engross myself in each and every story.
Movies have been something that have allowed me to escape, to watch life through a filter, and see things objectively, taking the fictional and applying it to reality to make choices that are equal, better or worse than those dreamt up by a Hollywood executive. I continue to draw inspiration from them, and enjoy talking about them with any who feels the same. So this is my invite to all other fellow cinephiles, hit me up.