Origins: Four of Them

10 07 2010

Today, “The Origins Project” takes a look at Simon/Ripley of the blog “Four of Them.” She was the winner of my commenting contest back in April and chose “A Serious Man,” my least favorite of the Best Picture nominees, as her prize. By the way, I did send it (albeit a little late) and didn’t get any sort of confirmation that it arrived. No “thank you” comment or anything. Such is the kind of thing she would say with her fiery and often foul mouth, as shown by my censorship below. But my rudeness is all in jest – and because she would do it to me in a heartbeat. This is one smart and darned funny blogger. Check out her remarks below.


What movie began your love affair with cinema?

Donnie Darko, or rather, it got me into the whole internet thing, as I was going through Google search pages trying to find some explanations.

When did you start blogging?

On and off since I was, like, 10, but I didn’t do it consistently and on my current site until January last year.

Why did you start blogging?

This time, my sister wanted me to make an account so she could get 200 followers, then I just started using it.

What has kept you going?

Comments, fool.

Has there been a particular person (or people) that has helped you along the way?

My lovely, glorious batch of followers, my a**hole sister, and my own drive to procrastination.

What’s the best part of being a blogger? The worst?

The best is getting comments, even if the entire post is me whining about how s***ty my computer is. The worst is I can’t watch a movie anymore without mentally writing a review for it.

Has blogging increased or diminished your passion for movies?

Increased.

What’s your proudest moment as a blogger?

The first time I got a post with more than ten comments, which, y’know, is kind of a big deal when you’re fairly uncontroversial. It was on my Desert Island DVDs post for Fandango Movie Groovers’ blogathon.

What advice would you give to someone looking to follow their passion? To someone starting a blog of their own?

Have an already-distant relationship with your parents. And have plenty of sugar daddies to buy you movie tickets.


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4 responses

11 07 2010
Fitz

Cash for movie tickets is a big help as well. Wish I would have added that.

12 07 2010
roisinaobrien

Entertaining post! I understand Simon/Ripley means about analysing a film during viewing – However, with me it’s more from the point of view of how it’s edited together. I’m trying to phase that part of my brain out so that I can return to my former comfortably ignorant self 🙂

15 07 2010
Aiden R.

Damn, girl. My girlfriend’s been cashing in on your sugardaddy advice for three years now. I’m onto you females…

18 07 2010
Simon/Ripley

I sent you an email saying I got it, a couple months ago. I’m sorry.

(let’s calm down with the ‘tude, kay?)

Aiden, you don’t begin to understand the female conspiracy. Except it.

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