New Site!

I have a million things I should have done today, including research a paper, read Portrait of a Lady, watch Black Books with a friend, watch Jean-Luc Godard films for a paper, look for jobs, look for apartments, get off the couch, etc. (I did get laundry and dishes done, and watch a lot of Deep Space 9, but eh.)

Instead, I did this: The Frame. Which is now a repository for articles and longer-form reviews and such that I’ve written, mostly school stuff. I found the WordPress theme that underlies it a few days ago (here), and couldn’t wait to see what I could do with it, and after spending most of the day fiddling with the code and posting stuff (some of which was already there from earlier experiments), I’m now officially in love with it. IN LOVE. Definitely one of the best CMS/magazine-style WordPress themes I’ve found, and also easier to modify than most.

Now, that doesn’t mean I’m moving over there or anything like that; it’s got a completely different purpose to this blog. Some content might be doubled, but that’s it. I did just post up the paper I wrote for Critical Theory earlier this semester, dealing with last year’s unplanned pregnancy films. It’s currently my favorite paper I ever wrote. Largely because the professor told me it was excellent, and that tends to improve my reaction to my own writing.

Anyway, I don’t know how many things I’ll actually post over there, but as I said, as of right now I love it. I love it so much I sort of want to make other people join me and start some sort of film/literature article/review co-op site.

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  • http://lorishaffer.blogspot.com Lori

    Whoa, Jandy! Cool new site you have! Kinda MTV generation in its busyness (at least to an old Betty such as myself), but what an enormous amount of info you’ve included!

    I can’t wait to read your paper on the unplanned pregnancy films! I haven’t seen most of them yet…just watched Juno a couple days ago…

  • http://lorishaffer.blogspot.com Lori

    Whoa, Jandy! Cool new site you have! Kinda MTV generation in its busyness (at least to an old Betty such as myself), but what an enormous amount of info you’ve included!

    I can’t wait to read your paper on the unplanned pregnancy films! I haven’t seen most of them yet…just watched Juno a couple days ago…

  • http://www.the-frame.com/blog Jandy

    Lori – somehow missed this comment! Thanks! Is it really that busy? I picked the theme because I thought it looked so clean and crisp – like the newer newspaper sites. Yeah, I’m trying to get my older reviews posted up there, too, but that’s understandably taking a lot of time.

    The unplanned pregnancy films paper spoils the endings of all the films involved, so don’t read it without watching them unless you’re okay with that. But it was such a great paper to write.

  • http://www.the-frame.com/blog Jandy

    Lori – somehow missed this comment! Thanks! Is it really that busy? I picked the theme because I thought it looked so clean and crisp – like the newer newspaper sites. Yeah, I’m trying to get my older reviews posted up there, too, but that’s understandably taking a lot of time.

    The unplanned pregnancy films paper spoils the endings of all the films involved, so don’t read it without watching them unless you’re okay with that. But it was such a great paper to write.