New post ideas

I wanted to write a clever post on why I don’t update so often. It’s not like I don’t have time for my site, and it’s not like I’m not interested in jefflion.net anymore. And it’s not like I don’t have ideas: I have tons of ideas.

I just… Can’t. It happens to me when I’m depressed, or anxious, or when I worry. I become so fucking unproductive in those situations. I also suffer from insomnia. I can’t sleep at night. I just can’t.

But to make this post somewhat positive, here are some post ideas:

Race & yours truly (race blogs, racism, and what’s in it for me, because I’m white and I’m non-Westerner, so it’s not an issue that usually affects people in my part of the world. Unlike, you know, almost all the other issues you can think of).
Movie reviews (I love doing movie reviews, and I don’t even care if a movie is new or not. I’ve been planning on doing a review for In Bruges for so long, and there are also some new films I’m interested in: new Sherlock Holmes or Tin Tin, or just some little independent movie I watched and loved).
Stereotypes about Eastern Europeans (that are actually true).
Novel writing (How to and How Not To)
Vampires and the Balkans (and the way popular representations of vampires, based on stories about Dracula, were actually formed as cautionary tales about the wild Balkans, a dangerous region that can corrupt the West – yes, that’s right kids, there’s an ugly story behind this).

Anyway, this song always makes me feel better for some reason:

10 thoughts on “New post ideas

  1. Mira Post author

    Well, I can’t write when I’m depressed. And it sucks. But I’d sure want to update more often, since I have so many ideas and I finally know what kind of blog posts I enjoy writing.

    As fro Mika, I’m not really a fan: his music is ok, but I’m not crazy for it. But this song… There’s just something amazing about it. It makes me relax whenever I’m anxious. It’s not the type of songs I usually like, but I just love it.

  2. Mira

    Jessica,

    Yes, that’s such an inspiring subject, but it’s difficult to put into words for a blog post (after all, there are books and academic papers and dissertations dedicated to it).

    In short, vampires as we know it today (mainly taken from the Bram Stoker’s Dracula), about drinking blood and attacking in a sexual manner, was all about the dangers of evil Balakans on the civilized world.

    The real vampires, as are known in Serbian and other Balkan traditions, were nothing like that.

  3. zek j evets

    I think the vampires posts would be interesting, particularly a compare&contrast between folk legends and the varying stories, with focus on what was kept and what was invented. The Brothers Grimm are my favorite original vampire story-tellers.

  4. Serpentus

    “In short, vampires as we know it today (mainly taken from the Bram Stoker’s Dracula), about drinking blood and attacking in a sexual manner, was all about the dangers of evil Balakans on the civilized world.

    The real vampires, as are known in Serbian and other Balkan traditions, were nothing like that.”

    I just read Dracula a few days ago! What a coincidence that you’re going to do a blog post about it.

    P.S. What is your email? I have something I want to privately talk about.

  5. Serpentus

    “Oh, don’t get me started on the brothers Grimm and their harmful influence…”

    Why don’t you like the Brothers Grimm? If I’m not mistaken, they’re the ones that wrote Cinderella. I found out that the Disney movie is nothing like the original fairy tale. The original fairy tale is dark and harsh, but it teaches children a good lesson.

    !Spoiler! In the original story, one sister cuts off her heel, and the other one cuts off her toe to make their feet fit inside the glass slipper…along with an even darker ending. Still, I consider the original story better than the Disney film.

  6. Mira

    I just read Dracula a few days ago! What a coincidence that you’re going to do a blog post about it.

    Well, that’s a serious subject and I have to think how to make squeeze it into a blog post format.

    P.S. What is your email? I have something I want to privately talk about.

    Mira at jefflion DOT net

    Why don’t you like the Brothers Grimm? If I’m not mistaken, they’re the ones that wrote Cinderella. I found out that the Disney movie is nothing like the original fairy tale. The original fairy tale is dark and harsh, but it teaches children a good lesson.

    The brothers Grimm didn’t write Cinderella, but that’s not the main problem. They were the proclaimed collectors of the folk tales, but they often re-wrote the stories to suit the needs of the society of their own times. It went along with the romantism and building the national identity, which is, as we all know, basically a business of making things up for people to like and to think it’s their tradition.

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