Well its upon us, that time of year again, and every year I am not in the mood, being a big grump, letting the things that have happened to me during the year cloud my thoughts and make me a miserable bah humbug. Then like every year, there comes a time where it just hits me. I was out doing some shopping this morning and just gathering some stuff, a birthday card here, a bag of cocktail sausages there, some drinks etc. etc.. Walking around the supermarket with Christmas music blaring in my ears and a couple of ol’ favourites come on – Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses and Fairy Tale of New York by The Pogues. Yeah I’m feeling Christmassy.
That stuff I reported on a little while back about being depressed, was referencing losing / severing ties with someone I was very fond of (… I do wonder if she ever reads this). Well … thoughts of that still linger, but I know it’s the past – she is the past, and I really have to finally accept that, even if it was simply a friendship that I had wanted a lot more from. I need to mend, move-the-fuck-on and well, get on with my life.
This blog is a portion of my life, it’s my comfort blanket and somewhere I can sometimes just bleed out my thoughts, even if more often than not I choose not to. In recent months I think it’s a good idea though and get comfort and support from likes or the occasional comment – and that’s no matter the subject. I’ll keep it mainly movies and games based, but don’t be surprised if I have a self-reflective moan occasionally along the way.
For the blog I am trying to squeeze in those last few movies before the end of the year. I keep getting recommended Angelina Jolie’s Malificent and well, I will surely see Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend. Not sure about much else, what with Christmas day on the horizon and family visiting etc., as well as work in between (sob). I also might do an impressions on Assassin’s Creed Unity, probably one of the most interesting and immediately next-gen games I have played so far.
So wishing all my readers, occasional visitors, regular commenters and anyone else a wonderful festive time. I’ll report back on how my Christmas day turns out, what prezzies I’ve had and what I’m up to on the day itself, and you can look out for a Top Ten of my movie viewing year on New Years Eve as always.
I’ll leave you with this brilliant tune: