My own small piece of the internet.
Since 2012 and it birth on Blogger, SDS has been a place where I can share my thoughts on things that interest me.
The thing I get asked the most is “Why is it called Super Duper Stuff?” It all stems from a nickname I was given when I was a teenager. My best friend’s Dad, John, was a little worse for wear and called me “Super Duper Chrissy Cooper”. Its randomness and simplicity made it stick, leading to it being used by not only friends and family but even the rota at work. Five years later the name was still firmly entrenched so I had it tattooed on my leg. It has personal meaning, even if it does get mixed up with San Diego Comic Con.
The nickname and tattoo took on a whole new meaning in 2008 when John passed away. ‘Super Duper’ is very important to me and really is the most meaningful praise I can give something.
So that’s the name, but where did film reviews come from? I used to visit the cinema every Thursday with that same best friend. We’d jot down our score for each film on the ticket stub and then discuss what we thought of it on the drive home. This lead to me reading more and more online reviews. After reading several that I wasn’t very impressed with I decided that rather than bitch about it I’d write one myself. Through a friend I sent it to Flickering Myth; at the time an up-and-coming entertainment website.
The site’s Editor encouraged me to write more reviews. I kept going but wanted my own space to share them on my own timetable. So SDS was born. Flickering Myth is still very important to me, and if I ever write a review for them it will be labelled as such. It was around this time that one of the core themes of this place became clear. NO SPOILERS. I don’t think it needs explanation. If I ever do delve into murky territory I’ll be very careful and give warning first.
So why should you visit? Why should you trust me with the crazy amounts we’re expected to pay for cinema tickets nowadays? Well, I’m spending my own money on everything reviewed here. There’s no bias; it’s just the honest opinion of a guy who likes to share his.
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Welcome and thank you for reading.