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...is still easy to do in the new RT, but it almost makes you more accountable to write a few words about it, you know? The old RT journal format allowed you to rate up to 5 flicks per blog entry and write utter nonsense apropos of nothing. The new formatting uses those old "blog entries" and converts them to "reviews" for each of the 5 movies rated for that entry - the exact same review used 5 different times for 5 different movies (I know, really intuitive, right?).
But now... now I feel like when I rate a movie, I almost do it a disservice by not writing even half a paragraph of my thoughts. Ergo, accountability. This is a good thing, generally speaking, but it's wreaking havoc on my normal To-Do list. I'm wracked with guilt of the rising pile of movies I've seen and not yet rated, because I don't yet want to commit to writing a blurb about it (because once I start, I don't stop - and that scares me). My self-imposed shortness eventually bleeds into longer and longer reviews, more time is soaked, and my days are trashed. This is bad logic, though, since my time spent avoiding writing is a further waste than merely committing to write. This, naturally, is a dilemma that extends into my creative writing and artistic pursuits in general, and not just blurb-scribing for movies.
So you see, this new RT journal formatting is exposing the very heart of my artistic torment and repressed creativity. And very human mental shackles, like fear of not trying and yet a fear of undisciplined creation, inhibit my artistic impulses. It's awful, considering one of my goals for this man trapped in a corporate world is to extend my ability to create into the world. To make my mark (and what a mark it would be! Involving chainsaws, likely). And now, I'm creating a blog about shirking my artistic responsibilities. Another manifestation of avoidance. Just when one facet of the new RT opens a door, it opens many other trick doors, and my quivering person finds comfort in the delay, in the trick doors, so that I may writhe in torment further. When will the cycle end??
*pours self scotch*
Okay. World is good by me.