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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Do You Expect Me To Blog?

Welcome, friends, both those of you visiting from my other blog, as well as those of you who stumbled upon this spot looking for Bond or Quantum of Solace info.

The only thing you need to know about me is that I love James Bond movies. I mean I really, really really LOVE them. For my entire adult life (editor's note--"adult?" as if!), I have taken the day of the latest Bond premiere off from school or work, so I can spend the entire day wallowing in the goodness that is Bond. I'll see the flick 3 times that first day. That's how much I freakin' love Bond. I know, I'm not healthy at all, am I?

You know what one of my favorite Bond memories is? At the debut of Goldeneye, I'm in the theater, waiting for the lights to dim. Sitting in the same row as I am, a few seats down, is a man in an expensive suit, and he's very clear that he's playing hooky from work just to catch the first showing of the latest Bond. Our eyes met, and we just nodded at each other...a mutual acknowledgement of our membership in the brotherhood (or sisterhood...we're all inclusive) that is Bond.

So, what am I going to blog about?

I'm not going to be a news site, or a rumor site (unless something amazing pops up). No celebrity gossip or daily updates.

No, my mission is simple: dealing with one Bond film per week, up until the debut of QoS. I've got it timed out, and if I include the non-Eon entries (the TV Casino Royale, the "comedy" Casino Royale, and the "renegade" Never Say Never Again, once per week takes us right up to the debut.

Gives me goosebumps...Sometimes I'll live-blog while watching the movie. Sometimes I'll have erudite essays (editor's note--I'll believe that when I see it). Sometimes I'll just go on a nitpick fest. I don't really have a solid plan, except to, once a week, just plain wallow in a Bond movie.

There will be other posts, also about once per week, wherein I'll rank the various elements of the Bond movies..best villain, best Bond girl, best gadgets...all my own very warped opinion, of course.

So join me as I try to work off the giddy energy that's building as QoS slowly approaches. Comments and discussions are always welcome, as long as no one goes SPECTRE on us.

Tomorrow (Friday) we'll start in earnest, as i tackle the first (and shortest) of the Casino Royales. I'll bring the Mountain Dew-flavored Doritos.


  1. I'll certainly be checking it out!

    Are you fixated solely on the films, or is there a chance of seeing material on the novels or other media (like the RPG, which I really like).

  2. I'll be fixated mainly on the films, although there'll be some inevitable overlap with the novels occasionally. I've never exzperienced the RPG...

  3. The adventures are really great products, all boxed with a For your eyes only envelope full of color handouts.

    Each is based on a film (except for a few exceptions), but with enough different details to keep even the Bond expert player on his toes.

    To date, I've run Doctor No and Live and Let Die, and afterwards, the group watched the movie. Especially fun: When the players actually came up with the same stunt (without knowing the movie's beats).

    I'm doing another one this month. You Only Live Twice.

  4. By the way, if you'd like, I'd be happy to create a more graphically enligntenened banner for your blog. Let me know.

  5. You're implying that I'm not graphically enlightened? You're right...let's see what you can come up with...

  6. This looks great! Will you be checking out the new Sebastian Faulks novel?

    I'll be doing some more spy stuff on my blog soon, too, as a follow-up to Matt Helm week.

  7. Yeah, I'll be picking up Devil May Care as soon as i get my paycheck next week...