Recently, I mentioned having a number of posts queued up for the next several months. Interestingly, many of them are part of different series. By my count, I have about seven series running concurrently here at the Starfire Lounge. This surprised me to learn, as it was never my intent to turn this site into an “almost every post fits into a category” type of place. Not that I dislike that approach. It’s just that I always intended for the Lounge to be a little more freewheeling and eclectic.
That’s likely because I’ve always had a restless soul that needs to bounce around creatively to stay engaged and motivated, and I’m starting to worry about stagnation if the series approach becomes the dominant approach. So my goal is to get back to a more balanced equation between one-off posts (my bread and butter) and the series posts.
In the short term though, for the next few months at least, you’ll still be seeing a lot of series posts. I’ve written them and I like them, so I’ve scheduled them. The good news is the series I’ve established here are pretty eclectic, which is why I’m so tempted to keep adding to them. They definitely scratch that creative itch for me. After all, there are so many bad girls in pop culture to love! So many hidden gem films or TV series to watch! A seemingly endless supply of Bettie Page stories and photos to share! So many random images to post! See? The struggle is real.
It’s been such fun to do these series that it’s hard to stop myself from coming up with ideas for them, but I might work a little harder to write more outside of them here, mostly to avoid stagnation and to continue challenging myself. I have no plans to end any of the series, but entries will probably be spaced out a bit more at some point. Obviously the Calendar Girl posts will continue to be once a month—covering one album track per month—until the end of the year. I committed to that and they’re very short and sweet posts anyway. There are a lot of Bettie Page posts in the queue this year as we approach her 100th birthday extravaganza in April, so that’s why you’ll keep seeing plenty of the Queen of Pinups for a bit longer. I don’t think anyone will complain about seeing more of Bettie, ever.
Here’s the series list, complete with posts published up to this point.
The Art of the Ad
Cheryl Ladd for Suntory Brandy
Take Home Elvira with Thrill Video
Elvira, Halloween, and Coors Light
Lost and Found
Bad Girls We Love
Helga from Tammy and the T-Rex
Velma Von Tussle from Hairspray
Selina Kyle / Catwoman from Batman Returns
Joanne Clayton from Tales from the Crypt