You Don’t Know Me From My Writing

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Why is it that a blog writer can write piece after piece on all sorts of topics and get no comments, likes or attention however, when there’s a piece that someone disagrees with, there will be comments.  I mean COMMENTS, half or better which are unfit for other human eyes and need to be deleted or dumped into the trash bucket. Poor trash bucket.

There’s a game that bloggers play it seems. They tend to like one another’s blog without having read more than half to one entry.  Sometimes, they don’t read a word.  It’s like an advertising campaign to get another blogger to like their blog in return.  These are not the people I’m talking about here.  They rarely leave nasty comments, if any response at all because that’s not who they are or what they are about nor, why they are around in the first place.  The ones that I’m referring to, are those who have used a search engine to find information, find a piece in a blogger’s blog and proceed to insult the writer.  Oftentimes, the comments are so raunchy that they cannot be approved for the public to read.

In the nearly 5 years now that I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve learned to become a bit more bold in what topics I write about.  Most of my pieces are of the “Opinion” category which technically means that I’m writing my own thoughts and opinions on a topic that either someone else has brought up with me during a week, some news story or perhaps, simply a personal experience that has evoked both thoughts and emotions in me enough to write about them. In other words, my blog is what has been inspired by something or someone who gives me the impetus to write something on it and, even though I have often researched facts for the piece, it’s written from the perspective that I, personally have derived from that topic and those facts or experiences.

When I write something, it’s because I have a) researched the topic and written the piece with what is known at that time about the matter I’ve written about or, b) it’s purely personal opinion or experience.  None of them are invitations for personal insults nor, the type of pathetic comments that I have had to trash because they would cause my blog to become an X-rated place.

The saddest thing of all is that none of the insulting commenters have read many or perhaps, any of the other hundreds of pieces that I’ve written.  They judge me according to the one or two pieces or the singular topic that they’ve chosen to read.

Let me get one thing perfectly straight to those who have comments like that.  Yes, this is the internet and you are somewhat protected behind your computer screens in saying whatever you wish to say.  However, take note that you do NOT know me because you’ve read a piece or two that I’ve written on a topic that you have had interest in reading.  You may think that because of your anonymity behind the net that you’re feeling freer to say what you want to say, let me assure you that I can also see through you with your comments especially, the horrific comments that I’ve had to trash.  Intelligence levels are showing when a commenter decides to defer to personal insults and attacks or crude and rude comments.

Before someone goes off into those types of comments on a post or subject, I invite you to read other pieces I’ve written first.  I can pretty much tell which of the rude or insulting commenters have read what pieces and why they are resorting to such low-level comments or personal attacks.  If they have read more than the one piece and commented on one or more with vulgar or thoughtless statements, they have tied or connected one to another of similar topic or content and think that they know me as a person to attack or simply because it’s easy to sit behind a computer screen bravely insulting the writer.

From my little corner of life, don’t look now but, for those types of commenters, you have shown yourself and painted a picture of who you are that I and others can see right through.

Have a wonderful day and remember…you don’t know me because you’ve read one of my blog pieces.

Blessings

 

Enough Already Bring Back Gilmore Girls As A Series Again

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I admit it.  I am a “Gilmore Girls-Aholic”.  I couldn’t get enough of them when they were on and now that I’ve watched the 4 season revival greedily like an addict, wanting a fix, I am left wanting even more of it again.  I’ve fallen off the proverbial wagon…or, was I ever on it to begin with?  Likely not. My internet bandwidth is telling me that Netflix has eaten through it while watching re-run episodes of the series over the past couple of years.  I even had to spring for unlimited net every month to do so.

Let me say that the 4 episodes of “A Year In The Life” was a thrill, a rush but, also quite disappointing and angering all at the same time.  That’s only sharing part of the emotions that they tugged upon as I cried, laughed and yipped with joy at seeing old characters show up on screen, even if only for a few brief moments.  What these 4 episodes didn’t do, was to “end” the series for me.  As a matter of fact, it only opened the door for me as a fan, for more.  It was like sticking a giant foot in the door and not allowing it to close.  As a matter of fact, it has opened the door wider and left me thirsting  for more.  I have questions galore now that beg to be answered through a regular revival of the show.

The best part of this feeling is that I’m not alone in my emotions and sentiments.  The net and social media have been going nuts, wanting more as well. A lot of us wished we had bought shares in tissue companies long ago and are left with an unsaturated feeling once again.  What we thought we’d accepted over 9 years ago, we have had reawakened and are left with even more questions that would open the gate to more, more and more Gilmore Girls.

I won’t get into more of the specifics as blogs, television and entertainment articles have endlessly covered the fact that these 4 episodes have left old and new fans wanting more. What I will say is a couple of things that I’m sure pretty much all die-hard fans alike are thinking.

First, we’ve got to hand it to Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino for a brilliant series, set of characters as well as their coy, sharp-witted writing in these 4 episodes.  I hope that I’m right but, it’s my consensus that these 4 episodes were written to cause fans to want more. I don’t believe for a moment that ASP or DP intended this as an “ending”.  They had written the characters as unsettled within themselves, their relationships with each other, their lives and in a lot of instances, plainly strange.  The entire 4 episodes built upon strangeness of character within the cast and kept building until it felt like while familiar faces showed up, they were so far out of character that it left us all questioning a lot that was left unanswered by The Palladinos.

In brief, Rory had become a lost soul. She certainly wasn’t the intelligent, caring young woman that not only Lorelai had raised but, the Golden Girl an entire town adored.  She was actually rather secretive, lost, ill mannered, broken and following a lifestyle that we know Rory never would have followed.  The worst was the affair chose to have with Logan while knowing he was engaged, sleeping with him and not telling Lorelai.  The Rory we knew in the previous series never would have followed that along for longer than one time as a mistake.  She was far too wise and family driven to cheat for that long. (Yes, we saw her cheat with Dean once he was married one time and take the wrath of Lorelai’s disgust but, later apologized to her mother, admitting it was wrong of her to have done.) Yes, we saw Rory be led astray and into legal hot water, serving Community Service by Logan and his entitlement, rich-boy attitude and taking Lorelai’s anger and disappointment for that as well.  We could chalk that up to a teenager, being a teenager and learning lessons the hard way.  As a 32 year old woman who had been out in the world and growing up, we found it hard to see Rory not only continuing on with stupid choices with Logan but, also a “quickie” with a complete stranger, a “Wookie” while waiting in a line-up.  That wasn’t the Rory we came to expect as a “finale” for the show in these 4 episodes, let alone the fact that she is now pregnant and we can only guess as to who the father of the baby is as Lorelai is left with her mouth open, cut to credits to allegedly end the story line.

We were given quite the ride with Lorelai as well in not being herself.  The inn in question, Sookie gone, Michel wanting to leave for bigger and better, Lorelai not settled within herself in spite of knowing that she and Luke, the man she’d wanted to be with, was with her. She was still in search of self and acting uncharacteristically with that silly need for a hike down a trail from a book and movie.  She asks her mother for money to buy a new inn and looks at a place but, it’s left wide open as to whether she got it or how it would all turn out.  That’s not to mention her relationship with her mother, Emily Gilmore.  It was still rocky at best but, ice was melting between the mother-daughter pair.  What happens next?

Next was Emily Gilmore who seemed to go a little crazy after husband, Richard Gilmore’s passing where she called “bullshit” several times during her much beloved DAR meeting and left the group, moving to Nantucket after buying up a piece of property there and working as a Shock-Gore Queen Tour Guide in the local whaling museum, doing it with delight at guest’s repulsion.  What was Emily to do during winter months there? Would she stay? Would she get bored? Was that her forever home? And, what about her love life which might have just been beginning.  The Palladinos didn’t introduce a new man into the plot line for no good reason.  Even Lorelai was shocked at her mother having “a boyfriend”.

Last but, certainly not least, was Rory’s quizzical visit to Christopher, her father, to ask what he felt about Lorelai raising her on her own.  We know now why she made that visit and asked that question.  The final 4 words were both a shocker as well as the door opener for more Gilmore Girls to come.  Not only are the doors open but, now that we know that Rory is pregnant, lost, broke and has no direction, it has put fans on bended knees in wanting to know what is going to happen, how it’s going to happen, who the father is and what will become of Lorelai and Emily in all ways.  There’s far too much left open to future episodes that keep right up with the times and can rival all shows going in fan base, even surpassing it.  Gilmore Girls is a “cult”.  It’s got a grown fan base and is growing by the day, week, month and year as new fans come on board and old fans thirst for more Gilmore Girls.

About the only main character who seemed more or less settled in story line was, Luke Danes, Lorelai’s love and now, husband.  Even there, there are questions about his character left.

From my little corner of life, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino have played their cards well.  This was not an ending.  This was a beginning.  Now to get the Powers That Be to recognize that fact and for Netflix or some other network to pick up the cues that have been left behind like bread crumbs like Hanzel and Gretel left behind. It’s all leading to “smash hit” again.

And, Alexis Bledel (Rory) the sole hold-out not too enthusiastic over more Gilmore Girls unless the right story line comes along, rest assured that you have enough fans that there  will be a good story line for your character to follow. Rory has not ended her stint with fans.  She’s only just begun again.

Give us your thoughts.  Do YOU want to see more Gilmore Girls again now?

 

Gilmore Girls Fans Rejoice As There Could Be The Show’s Revival Coming!

Far be-it from me to spread a rumour that may not be true but, even Times has written it so, could it be true that Netflix, in conjunction with Warner Brothers, the original series owners, are working together to bring about a Netflix GILMORE GIRLS revival?  At least, so say the entertainment news makers.

Could it be?  Please say it’s so.

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It’s been 15 years since the first episode of Gilmore Girls first aired.  The series was a hit and lasted 7 seasons but, quickly ended with a rather un-satisfying ending one season after writer-producer team, husband and wife Dan and Amy Sherman-Pallidino ended up in a bitter conflict with WB’s over contracts and never got to finish writing the final season. Instead, it ended with wires left hanging and fans, unsatisfied, wanting more and wanting it done properly as had been done with Sherman-Paladino at the helm, writing it.  WB pulled the plug and that was that.

For fans of the show, all that’s been left are a boxed set or re-runs where they can be found.  Many of us have watched the same episodes over and over so many times that we can recite quirky lines made by the fast talking, coffee addicted, hyper mother-daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.  Women longed to see grumpy, edgy but, good hearted Luke and Lorelai finally get together after watching them for 7 seasons with longing to be both of them.  More of us wanted to move to Stars Hollow and become one of the looney town folk that graced out televisions week after week.  Most of all, a lot of us, sat with our own daughters, making every week an evening to sit together for that hour and bringing us together with eagerness to watch the show.  Though it’s been 8 years and a lot of our daughters are now packing lives of their own, that longing to see this cast together again has not left either mothers nor daughters.  We all want more.

Actor, Edward Hermann passed away last year so, the character of Richard Gilmore would not be able to be carried forward.  That leaves a hole in the cast of characters and in our hears in real life.  However, it’s easily gotten around as writers had uncannily written in a heart attack for Richard Gilmore during one season and it would be simple for them to fast forward the 8 missing years with a gap and have that line extended to be a plausible explanation for the character’s departure in the show as well as his untimely and horridly sad loss in real life.

As many will remember, the plot line was left wide open for imagination.

Rory was leaving to become a political journalist on the president’s team.  Luke and Lorelai had exchanged a kiss in what fans might believe would be the beginning of their relationship again.  Rory’s refusal of marriage to Logan left her boyfriend situation fully open to old flames and the return of Jess or Dean.  Nothing was done with the rest of the characters in Stars Hollow, the small town in Connecticut that fans had loved to love.

So, what could be done?

For one, that 8 year gap could easily be brought forward to present day.  Sherman-Palidino had worried that Gilmore Girls couldn’t survive in today’s television environment but, fans beg to differ.

Richard Gilmore, having had one heart attack a couple of seasons prior to the shows final season, could have suffered a second, fatal hear attack.  The opening could be Rory returning for her grandfather’s funeral to be with her mother and grandmother.

Luke and Lorelai might have gone on to a relationship or, they could have separated again as had been their M.O. for the entire series.  That sexual tension could still be there and as some fans have said, might have made the show worth watching because everyone waited to see them together.  The pair could re-ignite their passion when Luke hears about Lorelai’s loss and comes to the funeral.

Yes, that would leave Emily a Widow but, it could also make for an exciting story line as Emily has “suitors” coming around eventually or, she could want to take over Richard’s business and run it.

Since the role of Sookie St. James, likely wouldn’t be revived since actress, Melissa McCarthy’s stardom has sky-rocketed, Lorelai could sell off the Inn they owned and ran to help Emily run the father’s business or, Richard could have left the biz to Lorelai since she’d worked with him and for him in one season for a few episodes.  That would leave her face to face with her mother again, a business woman in a modern business as a company owner, along with the trials and tribulations of both.

Rory, having been on her own for these years, could have had another boyfriend and drops him when she comes back to town and is wooed by Luke’s nephew, Jess again, falling slowly for him all over again as also an author (fans will remember him having written and published a book before his departure from the show).  Perhaps, together, they start their own newspaper.  The door is wide open for this plot line and Rory’s, depending on which of her former beaus will be able to return to the show, given any current contracts they’re under.

Luke could have expanded his restaurant into a chain and become quite successful needing Lorelai’s help.

The sky is the limit with this cast of characters and their plot lines as it was left wide open when it ended, unfinished.

So, from one fan, to I’m sure…many more…may these rumours be true and may Netflix, WB and Amy Sherman-Palidino see the light in how many fans they have just praying for a show revival.

At least, that’s how I’m seeing things from my little corner of life and I’m sure…so is everyone else from what I’ve been reading in comments all over the net.