all good things come to an end

as some of you may have understood seeing the lack of updating recently, it is time to write the words ‘the end’ to the great experience of the darialogist. i don’t feel motivated anymore, both because i have nothing more to write on daria’s modeling and because i think i have achieved all my goals as a darialogist, so it is time to move over and focus on other projects.
i don’t know if my idea of a blog on a model’s poetics has been so successful, but what i have tried to build in these 40 months of blogging has been a cultural reading of daria’s work. of course the relationship between characters and reality is always very charming, but when i think of daria as ‘the face of today’, in lagerfeld’s words, i don’t refer to her as a person, with her private life and destiny, but to the narrative plot unfolding through her pics: a narrative plot that to me has always been very intense and dramatic, made of a conflictual body language and of a inspirational gender game. a narrative plot that is a sort of symbolic form of our times, with reference to the warburg school, also in the dynamics between aesthetics and economics. the model of my analysis has always been roland barthes’ reading of greta garbo’s face in ‘mythologies’.
i would like to dedicate a real essay to a cultural study of daria’s works, who knows, maybe in the future i will have fun doing it.
in the meantime i will say thank you to all the readers and commenters, included haters and monitorers: thanks for spending some time reading my posts, for sending images, links, even private spots!! those who want to stay in touch can add me as friend at facebook. i will continue to post at tfs though.
to continue to follow daria you can read tfs, the daria files and the daria werbowy gallery.

p.s.: i will set the hq archive soon.

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14 Responses

  1. I like your site. I like your style. I’m sorry your not motivated anymore. I enjoy your posts on TFS and will continue to read them. I don’t know if Daria is familiar with your work but I’m sure if she is she would be extremely flattered at the thought, care and analysis on this site. Stay well.

  2. thanks, ads!
    i will be still active in those other sites.

    actually i am also thinking about some new blog project, let’s see. if i do it, i will link it from here.

  3. i’ll miss you on here! i think your thoughtfulness regarding fashion and daria’s work has been a pleasure to read. you’re very intelligent! thanks for everything xo

  4. All good things come to an end.
    As sad as i’m to see this end, i do think it makes a lot of sense. As a regular reader, i too was starting to get bored(for lack of a better word). Bored not of you but of the lack of interesting material available on the lovely Daria.
    I wish you success in your future endeavors.
    Peace.

  5. yet, i have hopes that daria may come out from her nowadays modeling routine… fingers crossed! ;)

    thanks for your words, claudia and bruna! :))

  6. i really loved your site eword. you always provided such detailed analyses of darias work and your point of view was refreshing and very educated.
    hopefully youll come back once a while :P

  7. who knows… let’s see if i start a different thing, but i am rather lazy… maybe i need a break to refresh ideas.

    and tinsley, your blogs are very intelligent and perceptive too, so i hope you go on with them for a long time! :)

  8. hey eword!
    i was a reader of yours long before i decided to make my own blog.
    i will truely miss your blog, but glad to see that you will still be around! you were always great when it came to getting new information about daria, i could always count on you.
    you have been a huge help to me when first starting my blog, so thank you for that!

  9. eword, I’ve enjoyed every sentence, every word. The blogosphere will never be the same. :-(

  10. :(

    who knows? maybe i will be back under a different form…

  11. eword TQ for all the works,
    I always hope that somebody would make a blog for Elise just like you on Daria :)

    bon chance on everything you do nowadays eword

  12. awshucks! good luck with your future endeavors. it was fun stopping by.

  13. What’s been interesting is looking over your blog from it’s inception. Since I’m a kinda new Daria fan I am learning different things about her and gender perception but it’s been hilarious reading past comments from fan girls/boys hitting on you:) Like, Daria you were pretty prolific back in the day. I read one post and there was like 76 comments and another one over 115. I know I said it before but I am sorry your not motivated anymore. Come back, kiddo. All is forgiven :)

  14. thanks for your words, la_z, Sk and ADS. :)

    yeah, i used to prolific and last year was crazy…
    who knows? maybe daria will be motivate me again… ;)

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