Once or twice a year I like to check in with my readers.
What fitness, mindfulness/meditation, and scifi/fantasy topics would you like to see me blog about here?
I haven’t been writing many meditation posts over the last several months because, frankly, my foray into unguided mediation hasn’t been going well. Even guided meditation has been challenging for me. Normally, I like to hold off on posts about stuff that isn’t working for me until I find some kind of solution for it. Would you rather read about someone who is currently struggling or who used to struggle and then found a way to make it better?
Writing reviews of sci-fi and speculative films has been a true source of joy for me this year. It was originally something I started doing because of how much I enjoyed my friend Alexandria’s movie and TV reviews. She’s introduced me to some stories I probably wouldn’t have picked up on my own but ended up liking quite a bit.
I also love the process of analyzing the plot and discussing what I did and didn’t enjoy about it. Do you all find this kind of content useful? What films would you recommend watching next?
My workout schedule has remained pretty uneventful this summer. Everything is good on that front, although I’m not entirely sure how to blog about something that hasn’t brought any new or unusual challenges to my life lately. Maybe it’s time to try something new?
I do have a list of ideas for future blog posts that I’ll continue to drawn on, but I always enjoy hearing your thoughts as well.
What kinds of posts do you find most enjoyable here? Do you have any ideas for me?
Here’s a topic I’ve been thinking about: the concept of “Mary Sue” characters in fiction, particularly science fiction and fantasy. I’ve had this on my mind ever since I wrote my book and was worrying that my protagonist was a “Mary Sue”. But the more I thought/read about it, the more I started to decide that the whole trope was just something used as an excuse to attack female characters generally.
I’d be interested in your take on the whole idea, from if “Mary Sue” characters are prevalent in science fiction (and if so, why) to whether or not the whole idea is just something made up to justify sexist criticism.
I love that idea! Give me some time to play around with it and do some research first, but I’m definitely planning to blog about it in the future.
Yay! Thank you. 🙂