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Just starting this whole blogging thing

Happy Birthday, My Turn to Talk!

We’re celebrating the 5th birthday of My Turn to Talk today! Woo-hoo! I never expected to last this long! And what an exciting year it’s been, from the premiere of Star Trek Beyond to overanalzying Dracula to the 50th anniversary of Star Trek to discovering “Scream of the Shalka” to celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera (even if the Facebook page decided to remove the videos) to surviving National Blog Post Writing Month to the awesome French Beauty and the Beast adaptation to saying farewell to Hugh Jackman as Wolverine to the premiere of Doctor Who‘s tenth season to tracing the parallels between Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings to the introduction of the Thirteenth Doctor.

Whew, I never realized how busy I was last year until I typed all that out! I can’t wait to see what else I’ll accomplish in this coming year! And it is you, dear readers, that inspire me to come back and keep typing away–even it’s something I think is a little silly, I do take pleasure in thinking that somewhere out there, these crazy ramblings of mine are making someone smile.

And now for the obligatory posting of “One Day More”:

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Happy Birthday, My Turn to Talk!

It’s that time of year again–time to celebrate the fact that my blog has survived yet another year without my running out of things to write about! And plenty of stuff happened this last year–there was the stage version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame; there were the online versions of The Phantom of the Opera and Nosferatu I posted for Halloween; there was Clara’s heartbreaking farewell and the Doctor’s heartwarming reunion with River; there was an analysis on the roles of fear and free will in Return of the Jedi and the long-awaited review of The Force Awakens. And let’s not forget the Sherlock New Year’s special, the news of Moffat’s departure from Doctor Who, and the teaser trailer for the live-action Beauty and the Beast!

But, as always, it is you, noble readers, who make this blog a worthwhile effort. Knowing that there is a strong, loyal gathering of you who continue to read my blog even when I’m not sure if anyone else is interested in what I have to say is a powerful motivator, and I am beyond grateful for all of you. Thank you for sticking it out this far.

And now for the obligatory posting of “One Day More”:

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Happy Birthday, My Turn to Talk!

Three years of My Turn to Talk! Three years! And I thought I would run out of things to write about after three weeks!

Just as always, a lot has happened over here in the last year. We said hello to the Twelfth Doctor and bade a fond farewell to Middle-Earth; we discovered that the TV show Resurrection was based on a book; we learned that the Incarnation was totally going to happen in Middle-Earth; we talked about different musical versions of The Phantom of the Opera apart from the well-known Andrew Lloyd-Webber version; we’ve started geeking out about The Force Awakens and the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast–heck, we even found a song that celebrates books!

As always, you, my fine readers, are the best part of this endeavor. There are 1,647 of you according to my site stats, and that is way, way more than I ever thought I would get. Okay, I’ll be honest; I was pretty sure that number would be 0. Just knowing that you’re out there and (hopefully) enjoying what you’re reading brings an extra bit of enjoyment to something I already enjoy doing–writing.

Happy Birthday, My Turn to Talk! Here’s to the next year!

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Happy Birthday, My Turn to Talk!

Well, ladies and gentlemen, we have reached the two year mark on My Turn to Talk! Can you believe we actually made it this far? Honestly, I never thought I would make it this long; I thought I would run out of ideas. Seems kind of silly now, huh?

A lot happened this year, same as last–National Blog Post Writing Month was another rousing success (complete with loads of posts for Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary), my review for The Desolation of Smaug, and getting to see the touring production of The Phantom of the Opera! But the biggest part of last year was you, my faithful and loyal readers. I can’t believe there are over a thousand of you now (where did you all come from?). I may not always respond to your comments, but seeing them appear on my posts and getting new emails whenever I get a new subscriber bring me more satisfaction than I know how to accurately express. Just…thank you.

And now for the traditional posting of “One Day More”:

Here’s to the next year!

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Happy Birthday, My Turn to Talk!

Oh my goodness, can you believe it’s actually been a year since I started this blog? I certainly can’t…and I certainly didn’t think it would last this long. I was convinced I’d run out of ideas for posts! But I’ve had lots of fun writing here, from my comparisons to different versions of The Phantom of the Opera to my ultimate Les Miserables movie review after being so excited about the movie for months on end. And who could forget my forays into Catholicism and Les Miserables song comparisons or my open letter to the Disney company after seeing the Lone Ranger trailer for the first time (which sounds even worse than I feared) or all of my posts for Tolkien week? And let’s not forget my ultimate triumph of National Blog Post Writing Month.

I also want to thank my fellow bloggers who took the time to like my posts and follow my blog–it’s nice to know I’m not just blabbing to open air. I look forward to continuing to write on this blog in the months and years to come, and I hope you’ll continue to read.

I’ll finish this post by coming full circle: I’m posting “One Day More” from Les Miserables just as I did for that very first post twelve long months ago.

Here’s to the next year!

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A Momentuous Occasion

This month marks one year since I started blogging here–one year! Can you believe it? I can’t. Granted, the actual anniversary isn’t until later in the month, but I think it’s something to celebrate for an entire month. And to start celebrating, I’m posting an audio clip of John Owen-Jones and Gina Beck singing “The Phantom of the Opera”. I know it’s the epitome of randomness, but I needed something to post, alright? Besides, the Les Miserables videos are getting tragically scarce on YouTube–but that’s the subject for another post.

This month I’ll also try to revisit some of my most popular topics and posts as a sort of looking-back/looking-ahead-to-the-future deal.

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Testing, Testing…Hello, Is This Thing On?

Hey, out there in Internet land. I’ve gone and gotten myself a blog, so the Internet will probably never be the same again.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • The primary purpose of this blog is to give me an outlet to rant if I so desire. If you don’t like it, that’s not my problem.
  • If you do not agree with my views, you can at least be respectful of me. Any nasty comments and/or attitudes will be deleted.
  • Keep it clean on here, folks. We’re grownups; we’re better than that.

Apart from that, I hope people have a good time.

And to celebrate my first post, I am posting one of my favorite songs, “One Day More” from Les Miserables. It seems to fit, somehow.

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