Saturday, February 27, 2010

on yelling at walls

Once upon a time two very intelligent people were yelling at a wall.

They used well thought out arguments to prove to the wall how being a wall and standing there in the middle of the road was entirely unproductive and detrimental to getting anywhere. The wall replied by stating that it was a wall and it liked being a wall. The people explained how the wall hadn't understood anything the people had been talking about. The wall then replied that they should become walls too because walls couldn't get hurt by magic arrows falling from the sky. Now these two people weren't afraid of magic arrows falling from the sky so they returned to telling the wall how it hadn't understood what they had been talking about.

In the meantime a whole mess of people walked around the wall and got to where they were going. They lived long happy lives and even though they had to walk around a wall once in a while they always got to where they were going.

But what about the two intelligent people yelling at the wall?
i don't know. If they haven't moved by now they're still standing there yelling at the wall.

Interpret this how you will

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Credits = Moneyz

Through my entire experience with science fiction i noticed something, every currency is called credits. Now naturally this isn't the only thing I've noticed about science fiction, but it is the only thing I feel like mentioning right now (there might be more later i haven't decided)

there isn't neccesarily anything wrong with naming the currency credits if nothing else it is very futuristic. However it does seem to be turning into quite a cliché and therfore doing it is just lazy writing. I find the cliché status of this curious, as i don't see anything particularly natural about the name credits.

I mean, most (if not every) currency's name don't translate directly "money" in their native languages. Dollar or shilling for example. And this is the real problem with "credits" it literally means money (well´, it literally means credits, but you know what i mean)which translates the protagonist states that he doesn't have the 20,000 credits the space ship costs but only 3,053 he's really saying that he doesn't have 20,000 moneyz but only 3,053 moneyz. This just sounds like the captian, commando or jedi doesn't master basic grammar (yes, i'm aware of the hipocracy)and really we don't want protagonist who sound like three year olds, thats just pathetic.

Couldn't the celebrated writers of science fiction think of something better. I know it'd have to be done carefully, but these are talented people. Somethings should have to be avoided of course for example star bucks, republicoins and space dollars show obvious problems. In spite of these dangers i think we should demand more from our science fiction.

to quote a friend of mine: "just saying"


Saturday, February 13, 2010

another one

so, i've been wracking my brain in order to figure out something to write about. As you might have guessed it is not going awfully well. Some stuff happened since last i wrote here, sure. But really none of it is worth writing about and so the solution to my problem was to write about that. Is that really worth writing about? you may be asking. and truthfully, no. so why are you doing it? don't you have something better to do? those are the likely questions to continue this conversation. The answer is of course: i have plenty of better things to do, but none that are less boring. And therefore blogging it is. "hmm" your'e probably thinking "how am i going to suggest that he should stop this then" and as much as i'd love to help you figuring it out i don't have any good ideas myself, hence the blogging.

in any case, i think the moral complications of continuing to waste your time with this inane ranting is growing to an unmanageable size. Therefore i think i better postpone continued writing till a latter date


Thursday, February 11, 2010

my first update

So, for the minority who hasn't guessed it yet this is my first update (or whatever you call these things). Not that it really matters (few things do) but i intend be at least mildly entertaining in this blog. That is if i can be bothered do keep doing this (i make no promises). At this point i haven't really decided on anything about this blog. it'll have words and it will be in English but that's rather obvious by now. The content and format however, the jury is still deliberating on that. It'll probably be about everything, nothing, hip hop, culture, cooking,video games, thoughts, movies, books, opinions etc. Actually come to think of it, it'll probably just be a collection mouthdiarreah attacks like this one. I don't know how often i'll post updates here, but at least once every other millenium (i prefer not to disappoint). There won't be a great degree attention devoted to the grammar of this blog, which is a symptom of my severe case of laziness and not stupidity as some people might theorize. well, this is turning into a rather long introduction without any real information so i think it's about time to shut up.

enjoy or not at your convenience