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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Moving On (But Not Going Away)

"You can call me sentimental, but the fish are coming with me."


It all started because of a Cameron Crowe movie. Seriously. Go back and look it up. Post #1 on Cinema Romantico (billed by no less venerable a critic than Lester Farner of the Pueblo Gazette as "The Most Melodramatic Blog On The Internet, Bar None!") was a review of "Elizabethtown." October 17, 2005. And God, was it rough. I wrote it because I was irritated with all the critcism the film was receiving and decided I needed to stand up and defend it. And the rest, as they say, was history. Cinema Romantico has gone from the blog three people read to the blog Tift freaking Merritt read at least once (I like to fantasize she checks back in from time to time even though I know she doesn't). I've become quite attached to this little piece of internet real estate the last 5+ years. Which brings me to my point.

Castor of the infinitely awesome Anomalous Material, a movie site that makes mine look due south of amateur hour, invited me to join his stable of writers and I humbly, gladly accepted. I cannot imagine a better place to attempt to advance my film writing. The majority of my reviews and rants will be moving to his neck of the woods as of right now.

This said, I do not plan on Cinema Romantico completely going away, just becoming less prolific. I will still need a forum for various cinematic pontifications here and there as well as a place to go when I need to drop a couple dozen paragraphs about a killer concert or orate on the theology of Lady Gaga or write yet another mash note to my official cinematic crush Sienna Miller. And so forth. I still need this as an outlet, man.

But after 1,000 posts here it will certainly be nice for a new challenge. So I urge you, if you have not already, to check out my new home and get to know it. It's a great place to be.

10 comments:

Wretched Genius said...

Quick question: what is Castor's policy on banning mean-spirited, irate commenters who take perverse pleasure in disagreeing with you just to watch you get angry?

Castor said...

I welcome them with open arms ;)

Nicholas Prigge said...

I thought I was finally going to be rid of your mockery. Alas, such is life.

The Fab Miss B said...

WAHOO! So excited for you Nick!

Nicholas Prigge said...

Thank you. Needless to say I'm quite excited too.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Damn you Castor and your commercialism.

Well, it'll probably be easier to have more than one blogger in one place. Glad you're not abandoning this spot, though.

Nicholas Prigge said...

Good News: Cinema Romantico lives on.

Bad News: Lady Gaga-themed posts likely to increase.

Simon said...

Jesus, Castor's buying out everyone. He's like Wal-Mart.

Red said...

Come on Nick, more Lady Gaga is always a good thing!

Nicholas Prigge said...

Another Little Monster in the house!!!