Well hi there! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I can’t even recall the last time I typed something that was relaxed and a simple stream of thought as opposed to essays and reviews and trying v. hard to sound intellectual (because one day, I would actually like to get paid for having an awesome opinion).
And that’s where a big portion of my energy has been spent as of late; trying to up my writing game. It’s important to me, and I want to get paid for my writing work sooner or later because that has always been a goal of mine. I’ve written some pieces this year that I have been really proud of which I’ll link below, which is a great achievement when compared to last year, when I could barely write at all. I think I wrote a handful of things all year, whereas this year I’ve made a real effort to churn content out.
A great place to keep up with all of that – if you’re keen – is my writing portfolio, What Kayleigh Said. There’s essays and reviews of film and music mainly. I also started a film and tv blog POST-MODERN SLEAZE, because I’ve been listening to shedloads of Kermode and Mayo and Nerdist and Red Letter Media and Empire etc etc and I can do just as good as that – ofc! Potential podcasting awaits also. Watch this space!
You may have noticed that I have claimed POST-MODERN SLEAZE URLs on various commerce sites such as Etsy, Society6 and Big Cartel; that’s because I intend to create artsy things that tie in with all of that awesome content! We’re talking film and TV/science fiction nerdiness woop woop! I’d also like to make zines!
But first I need to try and up my following, which is a big part of why I’ve made an Instagram account specifically for my art. It’s @kaylwattsdots – a stroke of genius if I do say so myself! I’m going to try hard to complete a piece once a week, even if it’s a general sketch or something more “put together”. I’d appreciate any support, likes or follows that you’re willing to give!
If you’re reading this, then I’d just like to thank you for your interest, however large or small that may be. And talking of interest, here’s those links:
- (My rather scathing review of) X-MEN: Apocalypse (post-modern sleaze)
- Did Gender Alter the Tone of the ‘Alien’ Series: Narrative Implications of Femininity (btchflcks)
- Why Black Widow is the “realest” Superheroine of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Yes, Even After All Those Tropes) (btchflcks)
- My review of White Lung’s Paradise (the girls are)
- My essay on Angela Carter and The Bloody Chamber (for Zusterchap‘s theme of ‘Revolutionary Women’)
- My review of Sunflower Bean’s Human Ceremony (the girls are)
That’s all for now; I’ll try not to make it so long between ramblings, eh!