Mid-June already and I still haven’t posted anything. So for the first time I faced the wordpress dashboard and read it line by line. Never before has the blog statistics caught my attention like it did now.
Eight drafts? If I had that much to write, why there’s only small number of posts! What the *@!# had happened to these drafts?
Three are sad cases of lost momentum. One is a response to the Wilder’s Fitna affair. I dropped it because there are more eloquent responses out there, I would only sound like a broken record, merely repeating what’s been said. One is a response to the after-effect of Wilder’s Fitna affair, the access blockage to Youtube and Multiply, and I’ll get to it (*). One is a cathartic response to the recent fuel-price rise.
Three drafts are babbles on Fahmi and daily business. Momentum-wise, they haven’t expired, so I’ll kick myself mentally to get them done.
Two are film-related. One is a babble on films that I found surprising and interesting last year. I’ll finish the draft if only I can get hold of those again — I forgot where I put them. One is, partially another lost momentum, a babble on waiting for Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of Crystal Skull. It prompted me to write about an old computer game, “The Crystal Skull, A Mythic Aztec Adventure”. It is part of what Bro named as ancient civilization game collection — he collected games that reflected or were set in different civilizations and eras.
There’s another good old PC game in that collection, S.P.Q.R: The Empire’s Darkest Hour, a sort of detective, puzzle-mystery-solving game. It still intrigues me as I haven’t finished it. Years later, when I wanted to continue the game, the CD-ROM drive (52x) exhausted the disc, the game revealed places and points that I shouldn’t have accessed yet. Well, compared to the CD-ROM drive speed when it first came out (8-16x), 52x is too much to bear, ay? But, even if that was a sort of cheat without tweaking anything, it did nothing in my advancing through the game… argh, the idiot in me! There is an on-line version of it. Now, if only I have time…
(*) The ban made me realise that I’ve underused youtube. And when the ban was dissolved, I went straight to youtube to search for a music video I wanted to see the most: Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” featuring River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton.
Why, you wonder? Well, if ever I were star-struck, that was with the late River Phoenix. I saw him for the first time as Chris Chambers in Rob Reiner’s “Stand By Me” (imdb), an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Body. It’s one of my favourite, a very good film on friendship, not just because young Mr. Phoenix was in it. Hmm, I once read that a local film, Mengejar Matahari, is inspired by “Stand By Me”, if not plagiarised. I haven’t seen “Mengejar Matahari” though.
There were also other old music videos on that look-up-youtube list, of course. But found an unexpected find, a Bach-styled Penny Lane by John Bayless. Enjoy!