That whole thing about ghosts?

False alarm. I don't feel like doing it any more.

If I'm in a writing mood, I might do another movie review or something.

Oh, and the Jules Verne thing a couple posts below? Turns out there are abridged versions of his stories, published by Vintage. I saw the whole paragraph I painstakingly typed out in full reduced to a mere sentence: "For centuries explorers have attempted to reach the South Pole...". Now I feel cheated, going through such laborious text, more like documentation, lists upon lists of fish and underwater life I never cared about, all the minute technical details which I couldn't even follow, and all the other fat which could have been cut out to make a good read, not just by today's standards (it's not like I haven't read plenty of 19th century literature), and all of a sudden, there are versions available that actually do cut out all the fat! If I ever plan on reading his other books, I kind of feel obligated to find the Collins editions that retain the text complete and unabridged. It's a slog, yes, but at least I'm not being cheated.

What will be written next?

I don't write much these days. I'm still reading books, watching old & new films, and playing some video games every now and then, but it's not like I have the dying urge to write about everything I experience. It always seems bland to me to read a straight-forward review or analysis of something, even when it's humorous. It almost seems cold and mechanic to watch, read or play something and go to your blog and say "this is what I did". Where's the spin? Where's the angle? What am I getting out of it?

This is why I don't write as much as I want to, but I have something in mind which I'm currently preparing. What will it be about? I've seen some great movies lately: Immortals 3D, The Ides of March, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol... I've read some great books: The Hobbit by Tolkien, We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, not to mention the entire Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, as well as all the film/TV/animated adaptations, plus a smaller book he wrote called Surprised by Joy, an interesting autobiography and thought-piece on religion. I haven't really been playing many video games, I guess there's Beat Hazard Ultra, an Asteroids-like shoot-em-up which customises itself depending on what music you play to it. This lead me to create two songs for it, which can be heard on my tumblr. But these, I won't be writing about for now. I have something else in mind.

What will it be? I can only give one word as a hint: Ghosts.