Hello, dearest readers. I need your advice right now.
The Little White Mask (which is what we were actually supposed to be called), a.k.a. Garmonblogzia, is undergoing a bit of an identity crisis. In the wake of the Season 3 finale, I became of the mind that none of these theories mattered. Last season Twin Peaks resembled more of a flow-of-consciousness collection of loosely themed vignettes, rather than a brilliantly calculated supernatural neo noir. There’s nothing wrong with that. And there were moments that showed glimmers of a coherent story arc. But essentially, last season, everything I did became useless. It proved to me that no matter how carefully you follow the clues, things can and will be changed just on a whim, with no prior allusions, even if it makes continuity a nightmare. (They certainly solved their messy continuity problem with time travel, eh?)
This could all be translated as bitterness on my part. I’m not saying it’s not. But that doesn’t negate my point. And many would even argue that last season, more than anything, promoted theorizing and discussion. They also have a point, but I don’t agree. That said, there are still plenty of ideas and things I have to say about Lynch’s works. I still would like to conclude my Mulholland Drive series of articles, and my Inland Empire analysis, as well as the full version of my Lynchverse theory (an abbreviated version can be read here). However, my interests have also strayed. I want to write about media both new and old, television or otherwise: Westworld, Game of Thrones, Venture Bros., Rick and Morty, comic books like Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and the works of Junji Ito, video games like Silent Hill, Death Stranding, The Elder Scrolls, and Bioshock, bands like A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and more. I even, as the mother of a toddler, have an interest in doing reviews of kids’ shows to help out other parents. So, my question to all of you is this:
Would you like to see Garmonblogzia branch out into discussion of non-Lynchian media? Or would you rather it stuck to its theme of “investigating the Lynchian mysteries”? If I stick to this theme, you will see considerably less content added here. I honestly don’t know when my next Lynchian article will come out, and this saddens me, but that’s the way it is. I love this blog and I am deeply proud of the work I have done with it, but times have changed. The focal point of my life has changed. When I started, there weren’t many places online to get Lynchian theories. Now, prominent YouTube channels like The Nerdist and GameSpot Universe have Twin Peaks videos. There are even plenty of channels now dedicated specifically to Twin Peaks. There is an ocean of possibilities.
Another possibility is that I leave this blog as is, and instead resurrect my blog The Unfamous Eden H (which is so embarrassingly outdated that I’m not going to give you a link to it until I’ve fixed it up) and put my new, non-Lynch content there.
What would you all like to see? You are my readers, you will determine the future of this blog. So, let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Please, sound off. In the meantime, let me recommend a couple of YouTube channels to tide you over:
ScreenPrism has some cool Twin Peaks videos and, in general, has a myriad of very smart film and TV analysis videos. Highly recommended.
Wow Lynch Wow! is probably my favorite Lynchian channel. It’s fairly new, and has some very intriguing videos.
Go give these guys a view, a like, and a subscription if you so choose, it’s very worth it, and remember to let me know what you think about the direction this blog should go in.
(^Me watching Twin Peaks Season 3)