As some of you know from following my reviews and general whatnot reasonably closely, I've had an ongoing love/hate relationship with Amazon.com. (No, no, no: this doesn't involve my purchasing history!) For the better part of a decade and one-half, I was one of the site's frequent contributors, having built my reviews up in stature to the point of achieving their Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewers. (Think what you will, but that was a pretty significant accomplishment, in its day.) Then -- not all that long back -- the retailer rather unceremoniously and definitely unprofessionally dumped those of us who for many years had worked alongside them building their identity with absolutely no personal gain from it. To make matters worse, even once we were following their new rules, the powers that be ultimately decided to remove everything many of us had contributed, banishing our accounts to obscurity and then denying us the opportunity to participate in any way whatsoever ... well, except for still being happy to take our money, that is.
Because I'd been doing it for so long, I had an incredible portfolio of reviews writing over there. I had started going back and grabbing my stuff once they announced their changes, hoping to save it into my own files for posterity's sake ... but, alas, I wasn't fast enough. Before I knew it, everything I had posted there was gone. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to follow the rules and still suffer a culling, and I'm sure those of you who have experienced similar circumstances know all too well of what I'm speaking. It's ... just ... damn ... infuriating.
Well, lo and behold, I did some digging in some old back-up files over the weekend; and I did manage to locate a good amount of stuff, reviews written from roughly 2012 and onward for a few years. (I'm still plumbing the depths of old disks and stuff, so I might locate more in the future.) Yesterday, I posted a few of these old pieces on the MainPage -- reviews for films A Haunting At Silver Falls (2013) and Reversion (2015) -- and it's my intent to eventually get all of the appropriate content blogged here on my own site. So you will start to see some older reviews mixed in with the current stuff. I just wanted to warn you to be on the look-out for it.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!