I just cleared my all out yesterday on my computer and phone. I had six months worth.
I had to justify it by finding WHAT IS THE THEME THEY HAD IN COMMON
So, I was able to tie together 350+ tabs into a theme of: This me trying to understand my brain from an inside and outside perspective.
Every single one fit that theme somehow and I could justify closing them. One at a time. Carefully.
I have sets of old tabs I’d saved (I think Control-Shift-D bookmarks all open tabs on Firefox and Chrome although using Opera now that doesn’t do it) as I was on a campaign to SAVE EVERYTHING IN CONTEXT
so that when I went back to it, I could remember what I was doing by staying IN CONTEXT — and it helps. I can get my mind back into the state it was in way back by sitting there with the tabs from that time open and flipping around until it all comes back.
The Turkish patriotic fantasy/comedy film, Fetih 1453, was a fascinating watch. I saw it a few years ago and it brought in a different perspective. No worse than the American patriotic films I’d had to suffer through in the past where I know they were ahistorical, or Jesus films that were way off base. I treat them as comedy mostly but I always learn something.
The way they portrayed Byzantium had me laughing at how wrong it was (dripping with gold, decadence, etc – definitely comedic effect – and as the enemy of the film, exaggeration is expected) but also a little annoyed as I get with any film about history that does this because there will always be those who believe it’s factual. Still, at least they get some history of an event, even if the spin is.. a bit much.