Look, there’s no getting around it: 2016 hasn’t been the best of years.
Hottest year on record. The Middle East is getting hotter. The Great Barrier Reef’s on life support. Bowie’s gone. Rickman’s gone. Prince is gone. Britain’s committing a very public economic suicide. The USA is looking for ways to one-up them. Australia is governed by miserable, visionless turnips and there’s no new bloody Doctor Who until Xmas.
But as the great John Goodman once said, I’d rather light a candle than curse your darkness. So I am declaring this November to be a Month of Relentless Positivity. Every day, I will post about something I love, or at least like enough to draw your attention to. Something positive. Something harmless from my childhood. Something that could never ever possibly destroy us.
It could be a song I like. Or a movie I watched. Or something from that frightening virtual stack of comics backed up on my iPad.
Frankly, most of it’s going to be pop culture stuff, but I reserve the right to post about anything. The important part is that it will be fluffy, and happy, and offer momentary respite from the implacable horrors of reality.
Join me all this month for stuff that cheers me up, and offers a tiny sliver of escape from this long waking nightmare from which none may emerge unscathed.