Call me Jonah. My parents did, or nearly did. They called me Dan. Here are some words: Colorado, Music, Art, Film, Crosswords, Imbue, Piqued, Lorax, etc.
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I’ve taken to reading books aloud when I am in my apartment by myself. At first it felt a little strange, but being able to actually wrap your lips around some beautiful words is a wonderful feeling.

OBSERVATION

The OASIS from the novel Ready Player One is basically like an interactive version of Tumblr.  Like there are full planets and sectors that replicate the Firefly galaxy, the BSG galaxy, The John Hughes universe, the Whedonverse, the Tarantinoverse, The Wizarding World, the Matrix and basically every other Fandom ever.  Also Wil Wheaton is the President of it.

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indevan:

ben-walker:

I’m so thankful I had a childhood before technology took over

I don’t know about you, but my childhood was still pretty well inundated with gameboys, tomagachi, AIM, N64, Cartoon Network, hell even old Nokia Snake was a favorite brain melter.  I think it’s important to note that most of the pure nostalgia I see on the internet is 90’s kids remembering video games and TV shows.  It’s not “remember when used to get together with our friends after school and ride bikes?” it’s “Remember fucking RECESS?!  That show was the RADDEST!”

The rise in increasingly accessible and interactive technologies is not leading to a decline in “having a childhood.”  It’s just a new way to experience it and, yes, like any other ways to experience life, it can be abused.  But think of it this way, when I was a kid I remember hearing that all of these video games would rot my brain and give me these horrible ideas about violence.  Turns out, video games are a really cool and legitimate art form.  Before that, people were condemning Buddy Holly for bringing devil music to kids and ruining all future generations.  iPhone’s aren’t gonna ruin the next generation and one day a John Lithgow-esque actor is going to play you in a movie about a crotchety old mayor who doesn’t allow technology in his town and you are gonna look archaic and silly.

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clcero:

i dont even have guilty pleasures anymore i just like stuff and if people have a problem with that they can go fuck themselves

The concept of guilty pleasures is bullshit to begin with.  You like this thing that you aren’t “supposed” to like, but then why the hell did someone else make the thing?  Most of the stuff people claim as guilty pleasures are the things that are manufactured specifically to be easily likeable: bubblegum pop, simple pointless movies, lazily written romance novels with empty characters that the reader can effortlessly implant their own personality into, etc.  These things are made to be appealing to the mass market but somehow society has also decided that we shouldn’t to like them because they are simple and trivial or don’t fit into whatever stereotype people see us as.  It makes no sense!  Fuck yes, I am going to hum along to “Call Me Maybe” because it’s catchy as hell and I don’t need your goddamn judgement because I can almost guarantee you are doing the same thing in your head but you’ve got this bullshit self image telling you that you’re “better than that pop garbage.”  You’re not.  You are the same as everyone else.  Pleasures are all I have.  I feel no guilt.

Do I go see Future Islands or The New Pornographers?  Or do I just resign myself to being poor and see both?  These are the tough life decisions.