Thursday, May 24, 2012

#4 - Summer Blogbusters

Summer always means great movies.  It's a great way to beat the heat and stay cool while still having some fun.  Movie makers love to produce blockbuster hits just for our summer entertainment. It's big business and big money.  Mostly, they are action packed flicks that keep you on the edge of your seat.  But we know that there is a market for more dramatic rolls too.

I think everyone has imagined their own personal life as a movie.  Usually, we are disappointed that our personal lives don't live up to that kind of hype. Typically, our lives are not nearly as exciting, gut wrenching, romantic or magical as we dreamed they would be. However, Chiarians often feel like some of the things we deal with are so unusual that they would lend great dramatic twists and turns worthy of being on the big screen.  So in the spirit of summer and in the spirit of great movies, we have decided to play writer, director, producer, casting agent, etc and create some original movies for your summer entertainment. 

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Our newest blog author, Adrianne, joins us from Living with Arnold Chiari Malformation Type 1 and shares her motivating story And That's The Truth

Olivia Wilde portrays Heather beautifully in her inspired film One Day at a Time on her newly acquired .COM at Life with DisAbilities.

Alicia gives a moving performance as herself in her stirring film Under Pressure based off of her Chiari-Life.

Julia Roberts captures the essence of Shalunya in Laugh about Nothing.  Shalunya created an mock IMDb page to portray her poignant film on Shalunya Boyet.

Please enjoy your feature films and kindly leave a critique in their comment boxes!  

Notably absent this month are Misty from Day with Chiari, Maria from Arachnoid Cyst Support. Illnesses and hospitalizations have plagued Carolyn from Chiari Type One Malformation!, April from Zipperheads, Living with Arnold Chiari Malformation.  Kyle from Kyle's Chiari Malformation Battle suffered a devastating setup during what should have been a simple procedure. Please stop by their blogs to wish them well and let them know they are missed. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sneak Peek - Carnival #4

Summer 'Blog'buster Theme
Our topic will be "If my life were a movie."  Because Chiari is a rare disease, Chiari sufferers are always looking for an opportunity to share our challenges and experiences.  In May, we will examine the possibility of having our story play in movie theaters. Join us as we cast the actors, write the scripts and prepare our 'blog'busters for the big screen.  See you right back here on Opening Night,  Friday May 25th. 

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