Breaking Emotions Blogathon Announcement

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Today I’m announcing the Breaking Emotions Blogathon: it is going to be the second blogathon I’m running here on Mettel Ray and it’s going to be awesome!

Since it is my second time around, and the first time happened to be extremely successful with a LAMMY win and all, I’ve put quite a lot of work into Breaking Emotions (name obviously inspired by the hit series Breaking Bad). Is it going to be bigger and better? Well, I don’t know about better but it sure is going to be bigger! Because instead of throwing the blogathon out there like I did the last time, there are a whole bunch of different stages that I have to (try to) keep up with (it’s more of a challenge for me than for anyone else I guess because this is the busiest time for me but apparently I like to overwhelm myself with stuff and things).

GENERAL INFORMATION

But before I get to the dates, I’m pretty sure some explanation is going to be helpful when talking about Breaking Emotions blogathon. Well, the idea is actually really simple: breaking down the most memorable scenes in movies that create the emotion(s) given to you during that particular week into a list of 3 or 5. Meaning, each week I will post two emotions (there are 8 all together) and all the participants can choose if they want to do both (3 scenes each) or just one (5 scenes). The participation is not necessarily something you have to do each week, if those emotions don’t tickle your fancy, skip a week and try your luck next week. And for those who like to invest their time into something for days in a row, there’s a pretty big cap between the final set of emotions and the actual closing date of the blogathon so one could post all the emotions in one post.

In other words, the actual blogathon rule part is pretty flexible, except the number of scenes, those numbers are something I’d like to keep as they are in order to eventually summarize it. Even the actual “breaking” part doesn’t necessarily have rules, what ever comes to mind, do it! The lists can be just words, images, videos, all of the above or simply the movie title and the description of that specific scene – it is all up to each participant themselves to decide. I just simply want to know what are the movie scenes that create these emotions and if there are any universal moments in movies that everybody seems to relate to emotionally.

It all might sound a bit chaotic but I’m guessing this blogathon is pretty much reflecting my personal life at the moment and I do apologize, I just hope it will all make sense in the end. I also hope you guys will like it and participate to some extent! I know taking part in blogathons is quite time consuming but I tried to make it as flexible as possible, so here’s hoping everybody can find time and choose at least one set of emotions they can break down and list in order. Besides, in my personal opinion, people like making lists but bloggers LOVE making lists, so I’m thinking you guys will like this blogathon.

And I’ll leave just a little bit of info for Monday when the first set of emotions is published!

IMPORTANT DATES

Announcement: November 1st – today!

Publishing the first set of emotions: November 4th

Publishing the second set of emotions: November 11th

Publishing the third set of emotions: November 18th

Publishing the fourth set of emotions: November 25th

Closing date: December 16th

Publishing the Breaking Emotions Blogathon roundup: January 2014

OFFICIAL BREAKING EMOTIONS BANNERS

I created a set of various banners (get the direct link by clicking the image) everybody can use to spread the word about Breaking Emotions: please link the banner to my blogathon page (link: http://mettelray.wordpress.com/b/) that will have regular updates throughout November.

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    Nostra
    November 1, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Was wondering when you would put up your blogathon! (just finished the first one for the year yesterday myself). Although I still have to see how this plays out exactly (still not completely clear to me) I am very interested in participating in this one.

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      mettelray
      November 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM

      I was thinking of making it into a regular thing and keeping it in November, last year I started on the 7th of November.. Though it is the busiest time for me I couldn’t pass this one up, not sure when I’m going to do my Breaking Emotions lists but I’m sure I’ll find time to read the ones others will hopefully create – you included! Stay tuned until Monday! πŸ™‚

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    Aurora
    November 1, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    FANTASTIC idea! I had a blast with your first one! I will try to take part in as many weeks as possible because this too sounds like a lot of fun. It’ll all depend on what I have going on during each week. The more time to plan I have, the better.

    Best of luck with this.

    Aurora

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      mettelray
      November 1, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      Thank you so much! Well, you have plenty of time even after the last set of emotions is published. I know based on experience that giving very strict deadlines doesn’t really motivate so, when you find time, do it! When not, no worries, you’ll have plenty of time later on!

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    Brittani Burnham
    November 1, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Well, I’m sold! I do have one question though, does it have to be movie scenes, or can we include scenes from TV shows?

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      mettelray
      November 1, 2013 at 3:26 PM

      Well, I did think about that but as I wanted to participate myself I thought it would be better to limit it to movies. Who knows, maybe I’ll do a TV-series version later on!? Let’s keep it simple and stick with the movies for now on though. πŸ™‚

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    Nikhat
    November 1, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Count me in!

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    Kim @ Tranquil Dreams
    November 1, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Love the idea! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to the first set of emotions!

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    Mr Rumsey
    November 1, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    This sounds great! I really hope I can find trime πŸ˜€

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      mettelray
      November 1, 2013 at 5:18 PM

      Well, I made the time thing reaaaaally flexible because I’m well aware of the time problems these days. So whenever you find time! πŸ˜‰

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    karamelkinema
    November 1, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    CAN NOT WAIT RAY! I’m so excited πŸ˜€
    Looking forward to the first set of emotions! :3

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    sati
    November 1, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Awesome idea! I’m definitely in πŸ™‚

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    whirlwind.supernova
    November 1, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    It sounds great! Count me in! Hopefully I have time to do all. πŸ™‚

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      mettelray
      November 1, 2013 at 8:16 PM

      I’ve given a lot of time to do these emotions so I’m sure you’ll find some time!

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    Hunter
    November 1, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    I would love to participate in this! I don’t know if I’ll have time to get all of them but should certainly be able to do at least one! Cool idea once again and you can count me in πŸ™‚

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      mettelray
      November 1, 2013 at 8:17 PM

      Thanks! And good luck, hopefully you can do more than one!

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    Jess
    November 1, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Can’t wait to participate again! I love making lists and am looking forward to having a ton to peruse from your participants.

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      mettelray
      November 1, 2013 at 10:14 PM

      I love lists too! πŸ˜€

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    Andrew
    November 1, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Well, I’m excited for this! Glad I found your blog today! I’ll definitely be participating!

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      mettelray
      November 1, 2013 at 10:34 PM

      Well, welcome aboard! Monday’s post is already scheduled so stay tuned! πŸ™‚

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    Morgan R. Lewis
    November 2, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Looks like a fun idea, Mettelray. Also looks like one that should be relatively easy to keep up with, and it saves me from thinking up post ideas for a few times this month. πŸ™‚

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      mettelray
      November 3, 2013 at 12:30 AM

      That’s good to hear! Hope you can participate each week! πŸ™‚

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    Katy
    November 3, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Ummmmm, this blogathon is ah-mazing & the banners are spectacular. This is awesome! Can’t wait to participate Mettel!

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    Mette M. K.
    November 3, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Grrrrrreat news! Love this idea and I’ll make sure to participate.

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      mettelray
      November 4, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      Glad to hear! Monday is not far! πŸ˜‰

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    Sofia
    November 3, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Great idea, awesome banners — I’m in!

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      mettelray
      November 4, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      I’m a little proud of the banners myself (a). πŸ˜€

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    elina
    November 4, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Naturally, I’m in.

    And I love the rebel feel of this. No rules. Great. πŸ˜€

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      mettelray
      November 4, 2013 at 2:07 PM

      Rebel feel? πŸ˜€

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        elina
        November 4, 2013 at 4:51 PM

        I feel rebellious. Rebelling. There’s something there, just swing with it. πŸ˜€

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    What a great idea for a blogathon! I shall try to join in on the fun.

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    Caz
    November 27, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    I’m a late comer but totally in! Will be catching up with all of the emotions as soon as possible. Brilliant idea for a blogathon!

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    jjames36
    November 27, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    This was a great idea. I’ve quite enjoyed the entries spattered throughout WordPress.

    In true Jessie fashion, I’ll say: “Props, yo.”

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      mettelray
      November 27, 2013 at 11:41 PM

      Than you! Though it’s still going on, the closing date is on December 16th so you can still participate!

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    Wow, this is such an awesome idea! I know I’m pretty late for this but I found this through reading cinematic corner and wanted to give it a try. Cannot wait to start.

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      mettelray
      November 29, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      Give it a try indeed, 16th is the deadline so you still have plenty of time on your hands. πŸ™‚

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