8.08.2007

On inspiration and how it escapes me currently

When Rocket Number 09 hit the web over seven months ago, I updated daily. The entries were meaty, meaningful and a hell of a lot of fun to write. I ranted, I raved; I took on Starbucks, Hummers, public pools, Wal-Mart and KFC. I cut a wide swath through my every annoyance and pet-peeve, stopping only to take a quick breather before continuing my rampage of written-word violence.

Two months down the line and I run out of ideas. I turn to my old habits. I begin writing almost exclusively about movies and film-related things. Rocket Number 09, which began as a way for me to broaden my options when it came to entries, was reverting into Mattinee, my first blog. I let it happen. I let R#09 slide back into the hole I'd dug for it ... and now, seven months after its creation, I've filled that hole with concrete and danced on my blog's grave.

Updates have been infrequent at best, non-existent at worst and seldom quality work. I've thrown crap into the word processor, published and called it good. My entries are spiraling into mediocrity, and I'm going down in flames alongside them.

So what to do, besides describe elaborate analogies including violence and fire? Honestly, I don't know. A pilgrimage might be in order. Trailer Trashing was a fun experiment, but it takes time and effort I don't currently possess to produce episodes regularly.

I need something to kick me in the ass and tell me to get to work. I need something, anything, that will jump-start my creativity and get this thing back on track. I need new rants, fresh annoyances and a can-do, take-no-crap attitude on the side and a slice of cheesecake for desert.

That something is ... well, I don't know yet. But I'll find out. And when I do ... well, I hope you crazy kids will still be around to witness the second-coming. Hope ... all I can really do at this point is hope.

4 comments:

  1. You'll probably start being forced to have some ideas come the schoolyear as you'll be working for The Mast. Granted, I know you don't just want to publish what you're publishing in The Mast, but it's always could if you really can't think of anything.

    Anyways... I think you're being dramatic. Your entries of late have been fabulous, your reviews have not been mediocre by any means, and the only problem I can think up for you blog is that the quality work you've been publishing has been infrequent. That's the only part I think you're spot on about.

    You know what I miss? When you reviewed bad movies. Every movie on here is something that you've either been curious about and turned out to be good (Transformers), something you were really excited about and therefore was good (Grindhouse), or something you weren't necessarily excited about but was good nonetheless (Rescue Dawn). I miss the good fun of reading you make fun of a movie.

    You underestimate yourself, Matt Click. It's never too late to resurrect an old idea. I personally think you're long overdue for an entry about online RPGs. That would be fun.

    Now quit feeling sorry for yourself and... *kicks Matt in the ass* ... get to work.

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  2. Nothing wrong with movies!!! Anyways, you have raved about a lot of different things. Although they aren't neccessarily important to everyday life (although some were!) they were nonetheless very entertaining. Like Jess said..video games, there are so much you can get off Online RPGs, some which are funny, some which are odd and some which..well speak for themself..http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/10/19/1034561356377.html ...um...yeh... Not to mention the crazy awesome video games coming out, Halo 3, Guitar Hero 3, Assassin's Creed (which I have on hold and am dying to play) Metal Gear Solid 4, Fable 2..man the list goes on and on. Anyways, Im sure you'll find stuff to entertain us...or you could just take suggestions from readers. I would love to hear your sarcastic and extremely entertaining take on stuff that happens to me, as well as other people.

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  3. the american public... as told to summer yates8/28/07, 2:20 PM

    you disgust me.

    i leave that God-forsaken zip code and travel a thousand miles to become better equipped in my journalism enginue...
    i'm alone, i'm tired, and the editing room is deeply understocked (no nyconLX2000 that i can tell).
    i get online to here a friendly reminder of my former life, and all i get is this crap.

    YOU WROTE A BLOG ON YOUR INABILITY TO WRITE BLOGS.

    ok, this is what you're going to do. you're going to replace the keys on your laptop to only spell S's H's I's and T's. so that when you type, you know it's all just crap. crap crap crap crap crap.

    this is what i'm going to do. if you don't produce something tangible in the next 72 hours... i'm going to kill shia lebouf. and then christy carlson ramano, until the whole cast of Even Stevens is lying in a pile on your kitchen counter.


    time starts.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................now.

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  4. ............now.

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