Heisui’s Thoughts: The Dreaded Drama Slump (that I have to stop talking about)
You may have noticed that lately I’ve been bemoaning the horrible fate of my dreaded drama slump. Every single day in my updates bar, I say something along the lines of “I have these dramas I want to start watching……but I didn’t.” or “I HAVE NO TIME TO WATCH ANYTHING” [<yet ironically I have time to update my updates bar T_T”] or “I’m not really feeling anything this drama season”…the list goes on. You get the idea. It has gotten to the point that whenever I mention the drama slump in an update or comment, I cringe when I realize that I’ve just repeated the same thing over again. I’m like a broken record or something AND I NEED TO STOP IT!!!
….so what better thing to do than to write about it to my heart’s content in a Heisui’s Thoughts post, right? 😛 Along with the drama slump comes the writing slump. So instead of complaining to myself about how I have no dramas to review, I’d rather write more in my Heisui’s Thoughts sections to get some creativity flowing. 😉
There are a lot of different factors contributing to my drama slump. I think the biggest two factors though, are time limitations (<<like, 80% of the problem) and the lack of drama selection this season. The lists below are based on my own drama slump, but there are other drama bloggers out there who are also in a slump & probably have different reasons than I do! (COME SYMPATHIZE WITH ME)
- My computer broke down meaning I can no longer watch dramas in sparkly HD and can barely even watch them in medium quality.
- (Update: Later on my computer was fixed. Yay!)
- Not a very appealing selection of dramas.
- Feelings of ambivalence towards currently airing dramas
- Not looking forward to watching a new episode every week
- Having no motivation to try a new drama/start watching a completed drama
- Major facepalming
- Saying you might try out a drama for weeks and weeks but end up..not..
- Decreased amount of time blogging
- Going around on other drama blogs repeating over and over how you’re not watching what they’re watching but gee that looks good
- Turning to anime & manga to refill the void
- Thinking of watching completed dramas instead of currently airing ones
- Just giving up and accepting it. It will end eventually anyways.
Now, this may come as a surprise to you, but even though I’m making this sound really dramatic and overexaggerated, I’m actually NOT undergoing extreme suffering and pain in this drama slump. I am not agonizing every day over this. Instead, I guess I feel more…..passive yet frustrated about it? I want to change it, I want to get into a drama this season, but as of now I’m just kinda letting the time pass me by. I think my computer problems kinda eased this transition because instead I was simply forced to prioritize & to not spend so much time blogging/watching dramas as I did before. I thought it would be horrible to not have so much time for watching dramas but I’m actually doing fine. I actually think it is good for me to take a bit of a break so that I can reprioritize.
Anyways, one problem is that I have not had as much time to relax and de-stress through dramas. And of course, I haven’t been able to write as much as I want to. >_< Dramas are my main source of entertainment and at the end of the day, I just really want to relax and watch something! But alas…instead I’m faced with the reminder that I don’t have the time and I don’t even have anything to watch..
^Always have to include Gyoten & Tada somewhere! 😛
Another dilemma that arises from this situation is…what do I write about when I’m not watching many dramas this season? Do you even have to be watching dramas at the moment to be able to write? Of course I’ve found that the answer is no. I think that a drama slump is the opportunity to find more creative writing ideas. i.e. instead of focusing so much on posting more drama reviews, I’d like to at least continue writing more Heisui’s Thoughts posts. So…I think there is something almost liberating when you are not committed to tons of dramas. Because it gives you space to write more about things you wouldn’t usually blog on..and it provides you with a different perspective. Maybe I needed this to get me out of my usual habits, heh.
Well as you can see in my title, I’ve decided that I really need to stop talking about my drama slump. The more I emphasize it the more I remind myself that I’m in it. I think I’ll try to take my more advice & learn to see the good in the situation!