Monday, November 16, 2015

Playing Catch-Up With A Limp

It's been just over a year since I last updated [enter rolling tumbleweed, stage left].  I'm not going to get into the specifics of why.  The show bugged me.  People bugged me.  Well...more than usual, anyway.

With EJ and Sami gone, I've been freed from shipper hell.  Mind you -- I didn't like the way it happened, but it happened.  Once soap shipdom security escorted me out of the theatre, I felt like a fog had lifted.  And beneath that fog, the show became...Well, it's still shitty.  But the good news (for me) is that I can now watch the show without having an aneurysm.  It's a soap, and getting angry is one thing, but becoming so emotionally invested in it that it's still getting under your skin hours after you've read an interview, stumbled on a spoiler, or watched an episode, means it's time to take some steps back.  And maybe also a sedative.  At the time, my professional writing career was less stressful, and that's involved so many things that terrified and continue to terrify me.

To make a long story slightly less long, I'm going to try to get back to blogging about Days.  As a non-shipper.  You're welcome to join me, if you're interested.  Or not -- I'll be here no matter what.  *Sniff, sniff*.

I'm totally kidding.  I'm fine.

Because I only just started properly watching the show again last week, I figured I'd give myself a little more time to familiarize myself with the longer story arcs before I launch into complai-- er, commenting on single episodes.  I'm rusty.  Really rusty.

Here's what I know --