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Avengers: Infinity War Spoiler Free Review

For those of you who have already seen the shocking Avengers: Infinity War movie, I know what you’re thinking. How in the possible f–k could I give a spoiler-free review on a movie so massive and full of game-changing events? Well, that’s a very good question. And one I certainly will endeavor to answer. For those of you who have not seen the massive team-up event, do not worry, for not a single spoiler I shall breathe. But for those of who have seen the film, I probably will be posting a spoiler review within the next week or so. Now that we’ve flung the formalities to the side, let’s jump right into why Infinity War was a downright amazing movie.

Yes, you read correctly. I thought Avengers: Infinity War was absolutely fantastic. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I saw it twice; in IMAX! Now for some of you, that seems like a breeze, a walk in the park, something that you do not once, not twice, but thrice! But, for me, personally, I do not like the theater. I prefer to watch films from the comfort of my own home where I can laugh as loud as I want, cry as hard as I please, and scream in protest tossing bottles at the screen when heartbreaking moments occur. The only scenario in which I typically attend the theater is when I wish to see a film so desperately that I simply cannot wait for it to stream or hit DVD or Bluray. And I’m happy to say that Avengers: Infinity War was one of those films that I was utterly and compulsively desperate to see. And why shouldn’t I be? It’s the ten-year culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it features way over thirty huge characters! However, despite this load of awesomeness, there were three main things that I enjoyed most about the film.

1. The Balance Of Characters
It’s safe to say that crossover events can easily go wrong. We’ve all seen it happen, and many times, this is due to the fact that there’s simply too much going on and instead of an awe-inspiring team-up, it feels like one giant mess. However, directors Joe and Anthony Russo were able to juggle over thirty top-notch, well-developed characters and what’s more, were able to tell a compelling story that didn’t feel chaotic or messy. With characters like Thor and the Guardians Of The Galaxy meeting up, I was nervous before seeing the film that the story might be stretched too tight with so many things going on. However, by the end of the film, all the characters tied together quite nicely for the final climactic moments. The humor didn’t seem forced or overdone and never once did the story lag because of any of the character’s development. All in all, I found the character’s interaction to be both funny and heartwarming.

2. Staying True To The Comics
I’ll admit it. I’m not a big comic book reader. Or at least I wasn’t until the past couple of months. Recently, I began reading Spawn comic books and it’s safe to say that I’m in love. But in luck, I was able to get my hands on a digital version of Infinity Gauntlet which for those of you who don’t know, is one of Avengers: Infinity War’s greatest inspirations. After completing all six issues of the series, I was blown away by the artful imagery and dialogue and was even more interested in seeing the film. My first time around watching the film (in fabulous IMAX, if I may say again), I was simply blown away at how comic book accurate the film was. Some scenes were literal takeaways from the comics. Not only this, but the film just felt like reading one big comic book. It almost felt as if the directors and writers had simply taken the source material and plastered to a screen for our enjoyment. I was amazed and happy to see that the original creators’ work inspired something so mesmerizing.

3. Actual Stakes
Alright, let’s be honest. Previous Marvel films have been, well… let’s just say slightly anti-climatic. While I still love the previous movies a whole heck of a lot, I knew each time that the heroes would win and the bad guy would lose. It was inevitable. I simply came to expect it and let’s face it, this did make the Marvel Cinematic Universe just the least bit predictable. However, Infinity War completely changed the game by raising the stakes dizzyingly high and setting the heroes against a villain that was truly terrifying. Now I won’t say anything more just so you can enjoy the film for yourself, but I swear to you, the ending of the film was so shocking that the theater remained silent for the entire last half hour of the film. And to me, this finally showed that Marvel Studios was willing to do what it takes in order to bring their cinematic universe to a whole new level.

And that just about wraps that up. For those of you who have not seen the film, I have one thing to say… go see that f—-g movie! And for those of you who have… go see that f—-g movie again! And that’s it. As usual, if there’s something you’d like me to write about or a film or a show you’d like me to review, feel free to let me know in the comments below. And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you can receive email updates on my latest posts. But until next time, though, Ceives Out!

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Movies I’m Looking Forward To in 2018

Anyone who hasn’t been living underneath a rock for the past several decades knows that movies are an unbelievably huge part of our American culture. They helped to shape and form many of our childhoods and are still influencing our lives today whether we realize it or not. Every year, new movies come out that redefine or raise the standards of storytelling, and 2018 is no different. With highly anticipated films such as Avengers: Infinity War or Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom coming soon, I thought I’d take a look at the movies I’m looking forward to most in 2018. Before we get started, don’t forget to follow me so you can receive email updates of my latest blogs.

1. A Quiet Place – April 6
While I am aware that “A Quiet Place” was released a little over a week ago, I still felt it deserved to be mentioned on this list. I’ve only seen the trailers for it, and everything that I’ve seen so far makes it look like an absolute thrill-ride. The premise of the movie is that this family lives in a post-apocalyptic world in which they must be completely silent in order to hide from super-sonic monsters. The story was by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods and was helped brought to life by John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. The movie itself looks absolutely terrifying which is saying a lot because I don’t typically like horror movies.

2. Avengers: Infinity War – April 27
Avengers: Infinity War is the ten-year culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As if you don’t already know, it promises to feature over seventy characters which should make for some very light-hearted comedy. The film synopsis is as follows;

“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.”

Honestly, you don’t have to say anything else in order to get me anymore hyped up, so I’ll definitely be in the theaters the day this comes out.

3. Deadpool 2 – May 18
The first Deadpool was a huge success bringing in almost 800 million dollars. Now usually I’m not a big fan of R-rated movies mainly because they often depend on profanity and violence to tell their story, and to me, that just doesn’t make a very good movie. However, I was happily surprised with the first installment of the wise-cracking franchise. While there was a rather large amount of profanity, violence, and sexual content, the film first and foremost relied upon its story and character development to get its point across. And to me, that makes a very good movie. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I’m equally looking forward to the coming sequel that will be released on May 18.

4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – June 22
There really isn’t much to say when it comes to Jurassic World. It’s Jurassic World with big scary dinosaurs and little scary dinosaurs and all sorts of scary dinosaurs. What else would you want in a movie? For Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Chris Pratt returns to his role along with Bryce Dallas Howard and Jeff Goldblum. The film is directed by J. A. Bayona who is a Spanish film director, so I’m definitely interested to see what kind of an interesting flavor he’ll give the film.

5. Antman & the Wasp – July 6
The first Antman was a huge hit when it first came out and when the trailer for the second installment of the mini-sized superhero hit the internet, I was completely caught-off-guard because I had forgotten that a sequel was even in the works. That being said, I’m still very much looking forward to the film that will be released on July 6.

6. Venom – October 5
Now I’ll probably get some flack for this one, but I’m not mentioning this for popularity’s sake. I’m mentioning this because it genuinely looks like an interesting film. While it may end up slaughtering the comic book character in a big way (which I’m totally against), as a standalone film, it may actually be good. If you’re not looking at this through the lens of a comic book fan and only through the lens of a movie-lover, the movie actually looks rather good especially because it seems to be taking on more of a psychological approach to the character, and I can’t help it if love those types of movies.

There are several other movies coming out this year, but these are the only six that I’m truly interested in. As usual, if there’s something that you’d like to see me write about on the blog, feel free to shoot me an email at twistyceives@gmail.com or contact me on my Facebook or my Twitter. And if there are any films that you’re looking forward to this year that wasn’t mentioned on this list, feel free to let me know what they are in the comments below.

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Why I Disliked Black Panther

Those of you who enjoyed Marvel Studios’ Black Panther are probably wondering what I, a Marvel fan, disliked about your probably new favorite superhero film. Even though the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has made over one billion dollars worldwide and has dominated the box office for what seems like forever, I am among the few people who actually did not find the movie to be that entertaining. And honestly, there are only a couple reasons. So without any hesitation, do keep in mind that the following review will contain spoilers.

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While director Ryan Coogler’s different approach to the superhero genre was refreshing and exciting to see, I found the film plot itself to be disappointing and boring. Within the first half of the movie, you know exactly who Kilmonger is and what his intentions are. You are aware of what he plans to do and frankly, the consequences of his oncoming actions were not that terrifying. While the world being brought under Wakandan rule with Kilmonger in the lead certainly created high stakes, the stakes, for me, just weren’t high enough. The only point in which I was genuinely on the edge of my seat was when Kilmonger killed T’Challa. But again, this happened within the first half of the movie. Also, I wasn’t that concerned because Marvel had already released two trailers for the latest Avengers movie in which Black Panther is shown, alive, well, and King. The many threats presented in this film were immediately disarmed because, and I hate to repeat myself here, I had already seen the two trailers for Avengers: Infinity War. Before the movie even started, I was completely expectant of Black Panther’s victory and the only thing that threw me a little off balance was T’Challa’s “death”. One of the few things that kept my interest was Kilmonger’s identity. Yet, within the first half of the movie, his identity is revealed and his intentions understood. For the rest of this supposedly epic adventure, there was just a series of things happening as a result of character’s previous actions. And at the end, Black Panther wins and Kilmonger dies. An ending I saw coming all too soon. Because of this, there seemed to be a missing arch. Something that truly gave the story meaning and definition. Walking away from the theater, literally the only thing you gain is Wakanda emerging from the shadows. And for this reason, I found the plot of the film to be boring and disappointing.

Although, as usual, the special effects and action sequences were larger than life and thrilling, those things equal to nothing if not properly motivated by a good story. Yes, the writing was fantastic as was the actor’s portrayal of the characters. Ryan Coogler took a very different approach, and clearly, it’s paying off. But for me, personally, acting, writing, special effects, directing, and action sequences mean nothing if I’m not caught up in the narrative. And to put it bluntly, I just wasn’t.

One of the few good things I took away from the movie was the unbelievably immersive world of Wakanda. I was so thrilled to finally see a completely different culture on-screen. The dimension and depth of this new civilization was in my opinion, barely explored in the film. And for this reason, I can’t wait for Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther’s upcoming sequel. Finally seeing an all black edition to the MCU’s library of films really tipped the scales in a lot of ways. To me, there simply aren’t enough movies that do justice to that part of our world. So until Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters or Black Panther 2 drops a hot new trailer, I’ll be sitting here eager and hungry for more (hopefully, there’ll be more of an exciting storyline next time).

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27.

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Why Marvel Beats DC Comics

Marvel and DC Comics have been rivals since what seems like the beginning of time. The two alone have been responsible for priceless and iconic parts of our American culture and have even helped to shape our childhoods in countless ways. Nearly everyone has heard of Spiderman and or Batman and nowadays, nearly everyone has seen at least one superhero film. With huge projects such as Avengers: Infinity War coming up and the recently released Justice League, it seems like the rivalry between Marvel and DC is more intense than ever. However, with some of DC Comics’ latest films bombing out, some are starting to question if there even is a competition between Marvel and DC anymore. With films like Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther being as wild of a success as they’ve been, Marvel Studios seems to have quite a plan for success while DC Comics’ future seems to be a little shaky. Although some of their single films have been very successful (Man Of Steel and Wonder Woman), their team-ups have been received with mixed reactions. With this in mind, here are two main reasons for why Marvel seems to be winning over DC Comics.

Flawed Characters
The first and foremost reason would be Marvel’s seemingly infinite library of flawed characters. When writing and developing comic book characters, both Stan Lee and Jack Kirby put a strong emphasis on creating characters that were flawed in nature, hence making them more interesting and relatable. Characters such as Wolverine and Iron Man clearly have strong emotional issues and because of this, we as viewers are more inclined to connect with the character on screen. While some of DC Comics’ characters are flawed in nature such as Batman, the Flash, Superman, and the Joker, the rest of their characters seem to be nothing more than one-dimensional super-powered individuals. On the other hand, nearly every one of Marvel’s characters has a specific emotionally driving point that determines their every decision. The loss of Tony Stark’s parents, the death of Peter Quill’s mother, a seventy-year time gap for Steve Rogers, the betrayal of a brother, the death of a father, and loss of an eye for Thor. Each of these characters and more has been bruised and beaten, yet through this, they battle on which in turn makes their triumph all the more rewardable.

The Catchup Game
The second and probably final reason would be Marvel’s “in it for the long haul” attitude. Since the first Iron Man film, Marvel has clearly been developing and executing a long-term strategy for their cinematic universe. With each new film, they lay another brick atop the already amazing studio and gain new success and fans. Avengers: Infinity War, for example, has taken almost a decade to become a reality while DC Comics attempted to replicate this with Justice League in just under five years. As a result of this, Justice League was more of a mess of heroes facing a villain of absolutely no interest rather than an awe-inspiring superhero team-up. On the other hand, their single superhero films such as Man Of Steel and Wonder Woman seem to be doing just fine. Why? Because in each of these films, the audience was able to develop a relationship with a singular character along with a supporting cast instead of wondering whether or not they liked a character that was just introduced five minutes ago. Through Marvel Studios’ long-term plan, they’ve created a roster of characters who are well developed and well connected. By the time a two and a half hour superhero team-up rolls around, audiences are already prepared and are neither underwhelmed or overwhelmed.

And there you have it. The two main reasons for Marvel Studios’ wild success over DC Comics. However, if there’s another reason you can think of, or you simply want to share your own opinions, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below! I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

Avengers: Infinity War releases on April 27, 2018, while DC Comics’ Aquaman will be released sometime later in the same year.

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Jessica Jones Season 2 Review

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Allow me to begin by expressing my deep disappointment in the second installment of the Jessica Jones series by saying that I found it to be uninteresting, unnecessary, and a complete waste of the characters’ time. While in the first season, the plot slowly built towards one singular event, the second season didn’t seem to build up to any specific arch and in the end, I just felt disappointed in the characters and the choices they made. Jessica Jones herself remains to be the only one that held any high intrigue, but even that slowly faded as the second season drug on. Without any further ado, I shall explain why I think this as I myself have just finished bingeing the entire first season. For those of you who have yet to have the privilege, do keep in mind that the following article will contain spoilers.

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My first and utmost complaint would be the season’s ending. After discovering Jessica’s mother was still alive, I was definitely interested because it seemed to crack the boarded-up door of Jessica Jones’ soul. But after this startling revelation, there seemed to be a lot more standing around and talking rather than actual consequences. At the end of the season, Jessica accepts her mother only to have her shot by her best friend, who, may I remind you, relapsed into drug addiction. However, Trish wasn’t even high or “enhanced” at this point in the final episode. She was simply further f’ing up her so-called best friend’s life. This turn of events made absolutely no sense. When Patsy “Trish” Walker was using Simpson’s inhaler, her mind was clearly being altered for the worse. But when she made the extremely stupid and hurtful decision of killing Jessica’s mother, she wasn’t high, she wasn’t drunk, she wasn’t enhanced by an ex-boyfriend’s government inhaler. She was simply Trish. And the Trish Walker I know and love from the first season of Jessica Jones would have never killed, let alone considered killing, Jessica Jones’ mother. There simply wouldn’t have been a choice. This supposed “plot twist” of season two made absolutely no sense. I would have rathered Kilgrave walk out from behind a fair game and say “Hey, Jessica, it’s me! That stupid doctor friend of your mother’s brought me back to life and here I am to f you up again!”
Honestly, this would have made much more sense rather than turning Trish Walker into a cold-blooded murderer. Or maybe if the show had built up to that particular aspect of herself a little more, it would have made more sense. But instead, we went from Trish in a hospital with an IV bag to Trish in a fairground with a gun. It simply didn’t make sense in the context of the show.
My second complaint about the second season would be the lack of an actual villain. For the first half of Season 2, the viewers view Alisa Jones as the villain, along with IGH’s own Dr. Koslov. We have someone against which to root and about which to be curious. Throughout the entire first season of Jessica Jones, I was constantly wondering who Kilgrave was and why he was so damn interested in Jessica. And around episode’s eight and nine, I mostly understood. Yet by this point, so many other events were set in motion that I had to stick around to find out what happened next. But in the latest installment, you pretty much fully understand who Alisa Jones is (Jessica’s mother) and why she’s been doing what she’s doing by episode eight. And then that was it. Trish’s actions of wanting to be super-powered were disconnected from the events in Jessica’s life and only seemed to set her mother’s inner rage monster off. The rest of the season was just a series of things happening and emotions flying around. There was no main agenda, there was no driving point. It was just a mess of screwed up character’s acting on instinctual levels. And while a villain wouldn’t have made the show perfect, it certainly would have given it a stronger backbone.
My third and probably final legitimate complaint would be Jessica’s seeming acceptance of everything that had happened at the end of the season. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely believe in closure and forgiving oneself. But if your best friend killed your mother, no matter how complicated the situation, it would definitely leave a scar. And yet Jessica seemed to improve instead of getting worse. Remember, this a woman who drinks boos, bangs guys, and faces her problems head-on by continually punching them in the head until they’re unconscious. And yet her best friend kills her dead mother, and in response, Jessica lets her go and proceeds not to beat the s**t out of her when Trish visits her apartment. Then she goes on to talk about living her life when her mother just f’ing died as a cause of her supposed best friend; a mother who was previously dead for seventeen years. Where’s the heartbreak? Where’s the relapse? Where’s the point of the show where I go “Oh crap, poor Jessica. Damn, that sucks. I really hope she pulls through.” Instead, I responded with “Well, that happened.” There was no point in which I pitied the character. Not because she didn’t endure something horrific, but because it simply was gone about all wrong.
So those are my main three complaints. However, as this review has been almost entirely negative, there were a few things about the second season that I did thoroughly enjoy.
The first would be the season’s soundtrack. Once again, I enjoyed the choice of jazzy composition and was absolutely swept away by the feeling and meaning it gave the show. It perfectly fit and matched everything that happened and overall wrapped the entire season in an ambiance that seemed to say things that the story couldn’t.
Second, the interaction between some of the character’s was priceless. Malcolm working with Jessica was absolutely adorable at certain points and Trish telling the entire city that actual life is more important then lifestyle talks rang so true with the character. The subtle development of Oscar and his son was wonderfully heartwarming and Janet McTeer’s portrayal of Alisa Jones was stunning. Her ability to play a totally uncontrollable monster and at the same time be a loving mother was no less than perfection. Never once did I doubt the character’s existence in the fictional world of Jessica Jones. The same could be said of Rachael Taylor’s depiction Of Patsy “Trish” Walker. Her presence on screen was truly captivating. All the way until the season’s ending of course. The camerawork and choice of angles were once again fitting to the drab and dark world of Jessica Jones, and last but not least, Carrie-Anne Moss’ depiction of the now dying Jeri Hogarth was so perfectly relatable. Seeing someone with an enormous god complex find out she’s dying and having to deal with that was an experience that was very saddening to watch. It brought a certain humanity to the character that was honestly completely absent before.
But overall, I found the second season to be mainly disappointing. After watching all thirteen episodes, I believe now more than ever that the first season was a gem of cinema that can never be topped. But if the team over at Netflix wants to take that as a challenge, I’ll be looking out for the third season.

What were your thoughts? Were you disappointed by Jessica Jones Season 2, or did you enjoy it? Whatever your opinions, give me your thoughts in the comments below! I look forward to reading what you have to say!

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My Cure to Writer’s Block

I’ll be honest. I had literally no idea what to say when I started writing this. Ever since my “It’s Been Awhile…” blog (an article in which I promised to do my best to post a blog every Monday and a poem every Friday) I’ve been racking my brain attempting to come up with an idea for this very blog you read now. And although I still had no ideas as to what to say or, more accurately, what to write, I felt a necessary compulsion to sit down and write anyway. When I began writing, I had no idea what to say, so I rambled on as best as I could without making this blog a superfluous one. But suddenly, as I sat there in my super comfortable yet weird looking writer’s perch, I, in a flash of realization, realized that I was demonstrating something that I myself have talked about many times.

Many of us have encountered that terrible thing known as “writer’s block”. We sit down with our pens poised and keyboards ready only to stare at a blank piece of paper or a blinking cursor. We attempt to write, but everything we scribble down is nothing more than a mess of uninspired, formless words. And so we walk away, hoping that in time, the paperweight we call “writer’s block”, will disappear. This is the sad story of many. We wait, sometimes for months, for our brains to allow us to create. All the while, there we sit, our imaginations collecting dust. This is something I have experienced on more than one occasion and it seemed to haunt me much more then it should. It would absolutely torture me when I couldn’t sit and express the things inside. I talked to other fellow writers, and for them, it wasn’t as much of a bother. Sure, they found it annoying, but they’d simply wait it out patiently. But whenever a case of writer’s block would overcome me, I’d become highly strung and emotional. My feelings would be like a ball of yarn being tangled by a cat. In result, every other area of my life reflected this inner chaos. During these times, I’d searched desperately for a means or method that would dismantle that evil block and after several years of going through these phases stumped by writer’s block, I stumbled upon a cure. As I said before, many of the people I know simply wait out their writer’s block. They allow their minds time to reset, and while it is important to have a well-rested mind, I found that approach to be lazy and stupid. And here’s why.

You see, when I first started writing this blog, I had no idea what to say. For days I had pondered what to write, but nothing would come to me. Yet all the while, I felt a necessary compulsion to sit down and just type. And so I did. At first, I was just rambling on. But as I further rambled on, an idea for a topic began to form. And as I continued writing, the wording and end result of what I wanted to say become more and more vividly clear. Finally, I reached a point where I sat there completely confident in my abilities to deliver an article of quality. But I only came to discover this idea when I sat down and wrote, even though I had nothing to say. Writer’s block is nothing more than a concrete wall that keeps us from a vibrant, unexplored world. Concrete walls, my friend, only crumble under two circumstances. One, with time as they are weathered and worn down and two, with brute force. When I sat down to write, I stood in front of a concrete wall. Then, with my words, however insignificant and pointless they may have been, I began to break that wall down. Think of your ramblings as sledgehammers. The more you write, the more you break through that wall. Even if you’re writing the same word over and over again, you are continuing to strengthen the connections in your brain that allow you to be creative. The only way in which you can ever become truly strong is to exercise the muscles you’ve been given. When in doubt, write. Dismantling writer’s block, is to me, that simple. When I first embarked in this, it was nowhere as cut and dry as I make it sound now. I would often time find myself rewriting the same piece over and over. But the more I persistently treated writer’s block with this attitude, the easier it came to move past that concrete wall. When I sat down to write this blog, I found myself stumped, yet within minutes, I had begun exploring that vibrant world that lies just beyond that deadweight paperweight. So the next time you find yourself cursed with the ever so evil writer’s block, just remember that you are the creator, not the block. What happens with and in your writings is completely up to you. Don’t just sit there and allow a mindless block of concrete to prevent you from constructing works of art. Write. Keep on writing. Even if you’re writing mindless dribble, keep pushing past that wall. Eventually, I swear, that wall will be broken down and you’ll discover the most amazing world you’ve ever seen.

Candidly,

Twisty Ceives
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It’s Been A While…

Hey everyone, it’s Twisty here saying it’s been a long while… It’s been a long while since what, you may ask? Well, it’s been a long while since I’ve gotten in touch with my subscribers and honestly, there’s no good reason as to the why. Of course, by “no good reason”, I mean “a reason which is not good but instead bad which is also known as an excuse”. That’s right, I’ve got nothing but excuses to make up for my lack of absence. Now while it is true that I’ve been posting poetry consistently (every Friday) for quite some time and even have been posting an occasional short story, I’ve more or less disregarded my following and for that, I am truly sorry. I suppose I’ve been so focused on creating better content that I began to neglect my loyal WordPress/email subscribers which leads me back to why I’m writing this slightly out-of-nowhere blog. For those of you who have been apart of this since the beginning (which equals out to several years), you’ll remember that in the origin of this, I posted more blogs and less poetry until I began to really flow in the poetic. And since the day I clicked “Publish Site” all those years ago, this website has undergone such drastic changes that only one word could sum up the somewhat chaotic journey of this blog; evolution. By this, I mean, the nature of what I write currently compared to what I wrote in the creation of this site has clearly and concisely evolved along with my own personal life. So if you come to this website and find yourself confused and disoriented by the new layout and somewhat different content while “Someone That I Used To Know” plays through your device’s speakers, don’t be afraid to feel right at home. Just because the layout and direction have changed, doesn’t mean the blog has changed. This website is still, and will remain to be, centered around the beauty of words and what they can create.

But…

This isn’t all on you. This is mainly on me. I’m sure that just like me, you miss certain aspects of the old twistyceives.com and that’s something I can change. Who’s to say that I can’t post a blog every now and again talking about random s**t? So I guess that this out-of-nowhere blog is also an announcement. An announcement that I am going to make more of an effort to keep my more-then-fantastic subscribers in the loop. After all, the most important part of any relationship is communication. So when can you expect this to take effect? Well, considering that I’m generally attempting to post poetry or short stories on Fridays, I think I’ll choose… Monday, as my blogging day. Now, obviously, I won’t be able to post every Monday and sometime I’ll miss my poem on Friday, but from now on, I am going to do my best to pick up blogging again. So as my five hundred forty-seven word blog comes to an end, I’d like to take one last moment to thank each and every one of you for sticking around thus far and that I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Not Sure What to Say in Closing,
Twisty Ceives