Apologies to all of the regulars who frequent this space. I realize that the original content for the MainPage area of SciFiHistory.Net has been exceedingly slow as of late; alas, it happens every holiday season, as each and every one of us ends up being whisked away into the realm of other responsibilities. Plus, the wifey and I enjoyed our seasonal escape for Christmas, and my time to blog is always the first casualty. Truer words were never typed.
But -- in the spirit of being thankful, one of the most prominent themes this time of year -- I thought it only appropriate to once again point out when I do still feel like a kid. No, I'm not talking about getting and opening presents; I'm talking about actually getting some replies from the endless Tweeting I do. It isn't easy being one of the hardest 'SciFi Influencers' out there in cyberspace, but I do try to engage with everyone -- the fans, the professionals, and everything in between -- at every opportunity.
This morning, Joe Vaz was kind enough to Tweet a reply to one of my posts. For those who don't know, he's one of the talents aboard Death Race 2 from 2010; and he shared a quick reply about his experiences on the set of the flick.
This is what I mean when I saw -- even as an adult -- I still feel like a kid. Every time an actor, an actress, a director, a screenwriter, or anyone tagged in one of my Tweets takes the time to pen a quick reply, I do feel like a young'un. It takes me back to the days when I'd just sit in the seat of a theater waiting for the lights to go down and for the picture to begin. It harkens back to those days of reading the newspapers or the latest issue of Starlog Magazine (or any of the reasonable knock-offs) hoping to glean any little tidbit of information about something either in-the-pipeline or on the cusp of theatrical release or television broadcast airing. When talent takes the time to acknowledge fandom -- like so many do -- then yes ... I'm a kid again.
I'm thankful for each one of them who takes a moment to respond -- in whatever way -- as their engagement inevitably brings us closer together in an otherwise wide, wide world. These people are part of why I do what I do -- and why I'll keep at it in some fashion always -- until the day I'm six feet under.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!