After years watching internet reviewers, reading blogs, and scrolling through my friends’ critical Facebook posts, I decided that I wanted to try reviewing something. Naturally the next question, you’d think, would be what to review, but I soon realized that I couldn’t just come up with one thing to rip apart. I don’t have time to commit myself to just one artistic medium. I read books, I watch movies, and I do other stuff, like listen to music and make fun of pop stars and whatnot. This way, I don’t have to go out of my way to read or watch something – I’ll just write a review on whatever I’m reading or watching at the moment, and it won’t take any extra time out of my day. And since I usually have something to say about stuff anyway, why not?
How This Blog Will Basically Work
As I write this, I am currently on break. Soon, however, I will start my busy life again, and there will be fewer opportunities for me to post regularly. In all honesty, I have trouble keeping up with things while I’m in the midst of a busy working life, but I hope to improve in that sense with this blog.
New posts could be anything, really – honestly, I just post whatever’s on my mind at the time, be it a review or a random musing or whatever. I don’t have a strict schedule; it’s easier for me that way.
Book reviews you will see the least, because I never read books for the purpose of reviewing them. If I read a book (which obviously takes time) and I find something in it worth reviewing, I’ll go ahead and write a review on it, but if I don’t find anything, I won’t. Movies and music are much easier, so you’ll probably be seeing more of those.
Why “Knife Ink”?
When trying to come up with a name for this blog, I suddenly wondered what I would do to a book if I found myself more disgusted with it than any book I’d ever read. My brain came up with a rather strange answer: I would take a knife and stab it right through the middle, the “heart,” if you will. If books could bleed, they wouldn’t bleed blood, but ink, and as a result, I would have a knife covered in ink as a symbol of my newfound identity as a book-murderer. Make of that what you will, but coming up with blog names is such an annoyingly difficult thing to do. “Knife Ink” is probably one of the only names that hasn’t been taken.
Except now it has. 🙂
The Review is Out There
If you’re a fan of The X-Files, you can check out my other blog, The Review is Out There, which I like to think of as Knife Ink Reviews’s sub-blog of sorts. I’ll be using this blog to review every episode (pray for me) of my absolute favorite television show of all time, The X-Files. It’s fun as hell, and I encourage you to get into the show if you like science fiction, creepy paranormal stuff, or phenomenal characters.
Contact and Requests
If you have anything you’d like me to review, please leave a comment below on THIS page, just to keep all the requests in one place – or you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also follow me on Twitter, a site I still don’t understand, but whatever.
If you have any other questions, feel free to email or tweet me.
One Final Thing (My Shameful Attempt at Self-Advertising)
If you like this blog, then tell everyone! Tell your friends! Tell your family! Tell your pet lizard! Use those Twitters and Facebooks and tell the whole world!
Okay, not really. But in all honesty if you find something worthwhile in this blog (an unlikely possibility) then I’d be very grateful if you’d let someone know. You don’t have to if you don’t want to. But I would greatly appreciate it if you did.
Thanks! And I hope you enjoy my random, lousy opinions.