Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What I've been up to...

Celebrate good times... c'mon!
aka Just another update post making excuses for why I'm not blogging as much as I'd like... 

I just finished my Masters program! Getting an advanced degree ended up being a longer road than I had anticipated, but here I am, ready to archive your old documents or create a fancy bibliographic record. I am also currently ending an internship that lasted almost a year longer than originally scheduled (I love it there and am sad to see it end), and gearing up for a new job starting on the 1st of September. Please keep your fingers crossed!

The geek I want to be!
In the middle of all this, I also attended my first professional conference and have been spreading myself thin working on a couple of volunteer projects. Blogging just kind of fell by the wayside. So did podcasting. So did sleeping. So did inner peace. But when that light at the end of the tunnel appeared, all I could think about was writing and talking about films and watching things.

Keeping the dream alive!
Somehow, during these last few stressful months, I did actually do some non-TVM writing, so I thought I'd post the links:

If you love Dallas, and you know you do, check out the surreal, oddball and beautiful documentary Hotel Dallas, which is about Romania's love affair with J.R. Ewing. I wrote a review of this film for Spectacular Optical.

I also wrote a review of the great late entry slasher Hack-o-lantern for the awesome Hysteria Continues.  

Finally, there are a few projects I've been working on that are very close to coming to fruition. I will keep you in the know as things are finished and (finally) tangible!

And one more finally: There's a new Made for TV Mayhem Show online right now. We're also on iTunes! Check it out. It's a TV movie game show themed minisode that will take an hour of your life, and hopefully return the gesture with a few laughs.

And, for whatever reason, I haven't really promoted another podcast I do called Podcastmania. It's a horror roundtable type event, with lots of people talking passionately (sometimes over each other, so be patient... we're just excited), and also features my MFTVMS partner Dan Budnik! And  yeah, we're on iTunes!

And, I've been guesting on Dan's other podcast, Eventually Supertrain, which is dedicated to the world of the short lived TV series. I partner up with Dan to swoon over the romantic love tale of Joanie Loves Chachi. Oh yeah, he's on iTunes.

Looking at all of this, it seems like I have been doing a lot, but it took me months to get some of these things done. Now the focus is finally back on blogging and telling the world how awesome Valerie Harper is. Although we all knew that already, didn't we?

Anyway, in short... please keep tuning in.


John said...

Hi Amanda, I'm John from Mississippi, a SWGM of 52. I grew up in the 70s abd have always been obsessed with 70s TV, especially the MOW. After reading your blog for a few months, I almost feel as if I know you. My fave MOW include When Michael Calls, Go Ask Alice, She Lives!, Satan's School for Girls and many others. I can literally spend all night watching MOV and 70s TV shows. I truly LOVE your blog and keep up the good work. John

Amanda By Night said...

Hi John!

Thank you so much for not only taking the time to comment but to also check out my blog. This comment really made my day. It's always a pleasure to meet another TV movie fan! Welcome and so glad you enjoy hanging out here!

Also, you have great taste in telefilms! Of the ones you mentioned, I'm a little obsessed with Go Ask Alice right now. SO. GOOD.

Katie said...

Congratulations on finishing your masters program.

Wings1295 said...

Congrats on all the good news and good luck on the upcoming job, hope it all works out well. I am behind on my podcasts - need to catch up! Especially since there is a conversation about Joanie Loves Chachi!

Rick29 said...

Amanda, congrats on getting your Master's degree! And don't say "never" on the Ph.D. I wound like going to school later...