• Taylor Ryan Moore

Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself

Updated: Jun 21, 2020

How many times am I going to attempt to start a blog and try to keep up with it? Is this time going to be different because I graduated from college? Will this become something bigger than I imagined? I don’t know what to think of this, but what I do know is I have something to say and I can’t keep it bottled in me any longer.

Allow me to reintroduce myself:

My mother has been (aggressively) pressuring me into getting back to blogging, to start writing more because “I have a story to tell”. I mean… she’s not wrong. I have so much I want to say and want to talk but I can’t keep calling my friends at the oddest times just so I can vomit out the tossed Panera Bread salad that is going in my head (Highly recommend the Asain Sesame Chicken Salad). Why not write all this down on the Internet for the whole world (or no one) can read what is on my mind? What’s stopping me? Other people’s opinions? I could care less about what strangers think of me (shoutout to the rude people I had to deal with when I worked customer service).

So, here I am putting myself out there. Writing what I want to write about. You may be asking yourself:

Taylor, the hell you gonna talk about?

That, my friends, is an excellent question. This won’t be like a public diary where I write about my personal feelings on life, love, and the adventures on sertraline. That’s what a leatherbound journal and a pen is for. No, think more commentary on art, music, social issues, and shit that just pisses me off. You’d be surprised at all the shit that pisses me off.

So since I gave you a light synopsis of what to expect from this blog, I guess I have to tell you who I am.

Honestly, I hate answering get to know you questions, but I love asking them. Why? Probably nosey. I don’t like the basic ass “Name Three Facts About Yourself” questions. My favorite question to ask lately has the Thank U, Next question. Unless you completely ignore the latest when it comes to entertainment, you may not know what I mean when I say Thank U, Next. In 2018, Ariana Grande released the song and subsequent music video Thank U, Next. The song is a sugary pop anthem about exes and what they have taught us. In the music video, she made references to four of her favorite films: Mean Girls, Bring it On, 13 Going on 30 and Legally Blonde. Honestly, such an interesting concept for a music video. Each movie has a special place in her heart and sort of helps her make sense of her current situation. Ever since then, I love asking people what their four movies would be. My four are… interesting to say the least. All of them have a special place in my heart and have specific scenes as to why I chose them.

Sorry to Bother You

This movie has everything: code-switching to appease the other person on the call and to get ahead in the workplace, a satirical look at the society we are currently in, amazing performances by Tessa Thompson and Lakeith Stanfield and trippy visuals. No matter how ridiculous this movie got, I still found some of the events in the movie relatable. If you haven’t seen it, I won’t spoil too much, but the scene I would like to recreate would be the sequence of Cassius (Stanfield) closing several deals using his white voice. Sort of hit too close to real life.

Get Out

OOOOOOHHH baby… I love this movie. No, I mean I really love this movie. The first time I saw this movie in theaters, I was hypnotized from start to finish. Okay yes, I saw this in a theater so of course, I was quiet. However, in some films, I like to lean and whisper some commentary. But not with this one. Do I consider this a horror film? Absolutely. Is it the campy style of horror films with Dracula and sadistic puppets? No. It’s horror because of how realistic the situations Chris, our protagonist, endure. A scene from this movie I would recreate would have to be the ending sequence where Chris is giving everyone the on-sight energy they deserve. Stabbing people with a boars head, busting people’s heads with a shotput ball. Just truly immaculate. Such a fun time let me tell you.

The Social Network

I have a confession: if you played this movie right now, I could quote more than 70% of the movie. I may have different feelings about Facebook, but that does not diminish my love for this movie. There are so many golden nuggets that I love, but the one that stands out to me is the opening of the film where Mark Zuckerburg is drunk blogging about his ex Erica. The amount of petty this man had is something that I aspire to have one day. If I just drunk blog and fooled around on the internet, maybe I too can become a famous billionaire. (Actually… no, because it’s “eat the rich” vibes over here).

Kill Bill

A Bride on a rampage to enact revenge on those that tried to kill her. The BEST Tarantino movie (in my professional opinion) and one of the first movies I truly loved. This film kung fu film is filled with blood, sweat, and drama that I need out of movies. Kill Bill lets me live out my revenge action fantasy. My scene would be the opening fight sequence with Uma Thurman and Vivica A. Fox. There are a lot of iconic fights in this Odyssey of a film, but this fight has everything I look for in a fight: on sight energy, destruction at every corner, excellent fight choreography. Plus, I can pull off the fits Uma was wearing.

I hope this sets the tone of what I want to write about (or you get to know what plays out in my head while I am daydreaming at work). I hope this all works out and I am consistent with it.

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