That was fun but I’m glad it’s over (a 31 days wrap-up)

That was fun but I’m glad it’s over (a 31 days wrap-up)

31 days of cult classics | Modern Mrs Darcy

I thought hard about whether or not blogging for 31 days on a single topic was a good idea. I wasn’t going to do it unless I could come up with a topic I loved and that also preserved the variety of posts so many of you said you loved about this blog.

I enjoyed these 31 days of cult classics, but I’m glad they’re over. I have so many things I want to write about here, and I feel like I’ve been holding my breath a bit. Thank goodness it’s (nearly) November and time to exhale.

My favorite cult classic posts (based solely on the comments sections):

It all depends on what season you are

A fractured fairy tale. (Yes, you have to read the kissing parts.)

The pen of urban legend

Because the handwritten note never goes out of style

Classic cult: 5 favorite Jane Austen-inspired romantic comedies

Glitzy and gaudy and completely over-the-top

Believe it or not, there are tons of cult classics we just didn’t get to. Here are just 7 of the ones I wanted to include but couldn’t squeeze in:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Garden State

Infinite Jest

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

The Eames lounge chair

Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me

Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo

What were your favorite cult classics of the series? And if you’re dying to hear about a particular topic now that 31 Days is over, tell me in comments.   

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This is the thirty-first post in a series, 31 Days of Cult Classics. You can click here to see a list of all the posts, updated everyday in the month of October.


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  1. Anne says:

    Way to go, Anne. Yours was my fave 31 days series. P.S. I recently ILL-ed some books that you’ve recommended: The Lost Husband, The Secret Keeper, and something else….oh, still waiting on Bird by Bird to come in. Thanks!

  2. Jamie says:

    This was by far my favorite of all of the 31 day series. I love the eclectic mix of topics you write about on your blog. I do not have a blog of my own but I am a loyal blog reader and yours is usually the first one I visit everyday! I especially enjoy your book recommendations and Twitterature. Keep up the great work!

  3. Breanne says:

    Not to be totally redundant but this was on of my favourite series to read this month. You wrote about a great variety of things but always on the same topic and I learned a lot.
    I feel the need for an internet breather for this week,this month, maybe! I’m not sure how many words I have left. =P

    Great series.

  4. D says:

    Great series, but I have to ask, what’s so great about Garden State? I watched it with my hubby a few weeks ago and it left us both a little indifferent.

    • Anne says:

      Fans of Zach Braff? Scrubs was popular but not with everyone. I’m sure a lot of fans followed him into his movies. Just a guess! 🙂 I don’t have that 20 something angst anymore; so, it didn’t resonate as much with me either.

    • Anne says:

      I didn’t say it was great, I said it was a cult classic 😉 I definitely think it would have been interesting to talk about, especially because it still has the core group of passionate fans who funded a kickstarter (in 4 days!) to make a thirty-something sequel of sorts.

      And I agree–I can understand the appeal, but I’m not a raving fan by any means. Although I’ll probably see the follow-up when it releases. 🙂

      • D says:

        OK–so get me on a technicality. True, you said it was a cult classic but to achieve that status there must be a small collective of people who think it’s great for one reason or another. My question was geared toward the main explanation for its cult classis status, and not necessarily inferring that Anne is a “raving fan.”

        • Anne says:

          I’m sorry, I didn’t mean it like that! I think angsty twenty-somethings resonated with the film and loved it for that. It’s definitely polarizing, but loved passionately by its small, specific group of fans. It was also pretty groundbreaking. Plus, young Natalie Portman is great and the soundtrack is excellent.

          I hope that’s higher on the helpful scale and lower on the snarky one. 🙂

  5. Nicola Jesse says:

    The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson and the fantastic and first Science Fiction I read-Dune by Frank Herbert! **** Kind of stopped the series when main character Became a worm!

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