Thursday, November 27, 2014
Like Jerry Maguire says: I'm grateful for you.
It's Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving!
I just wanted to take a minute and give my thanks to all of you, the regular readers of F This Movie!, who make all this worth doing.
We're about 3/4 of the way through our fifth (!) year at FTM, and I think it might be safe to say we wouldn't have made it past a year if not for all of you. While I love to write and talk about movies, there's only so long you can shout into the void before you give up. Luckily, we didn't have to. All of you shouted back.
I say it all the time, but I couldn't be more in love with our community -- a group of intelligent, funny, kind, respectful and passionate movie lovers who are willing to hear all opinions and give almost any movie a chance if someone champions it. Every day I'm excited to publish new content because rather than offering the FINAL WORD on a movie, it's just the beginning of the conversation. Engaging with all of you and bouncing ideas off one another is the best part of the process.
We have a lot to be thankful for this year (site-wise, that is; of course I'm thankful for my family and my [failing] health and BLAH BLAH BLAH). We had our best-ever F This Movie Fest in February and our best-ever #ScaryMovieMonth in October. Doug moved out to California (which was sad) but remains just as involved and integral to FTM as ever, maybe even more (which is happy). He even started writing a new column. Melissa Henderson joined the site as a regular contributor, offering a perspective both ladylike and Canadian (she's hours away from getting married, so everyone congratulate her). Mike and Adam Thas launched Growing Up Nerdy, making all of our Fridays better. It's been a good year, and it's not over yet.
So thank you. Thank you, thank you. I try to show my appreciation as much as possible and keep the site a friendly, welcoming place, but I honestly don't think I can ever say it enough. This site wouldn't exist without all of you reading, listening, commenting, sharing, briefly napping, and reading again.
I'm thankful that I get to run a site with all of my friends, but I'm even more thankful for all the new friends I've made in the process. That's you guys.
You're the best. Happy Thanksgiving.