Thanks to the timing on iTunes availability, Clara, Twelve, and Sunday morning breakfast is becoming my new favourite thing.
Twitter is awesome. It’s given me a lot of fantastic things, put me in touch with people I would have never been able to interact with, and it regularly shows me pictures of kittens.
But here’s the thing I’m just recently coming to grips with: it’s kind of a misery vacuum. Two tiny things…
This is terrific, and hits a lot of the points I touched on yesterday. I don’t entirely agree that twitter is “about finding the people that disagree with you and shitting on them” (at least, not solely) but a lot of this piece certainly rings uncomfortably true.
Have a good long weekend everybody. You earned it.
Being good to each other is so important, guys.
I write things on the internet, like a lot of people. I’ve been doing it a long time - so long, that when I started, most people didn’t understand why I was doing it and/or were appalled by the sharing. I’m not sure any of them are any more convinced, now; but at least, now, when you say “I write things on the internet,” it can get filed away in a big cluster of that somewhere in those peoples’ brains. They may not get it - I’m still not convinced I get it - but they know what it is.Read more
The last few weeks in videogame culture have seen a level of combativeness more marked and bitter than any beforehand.
First, a developer—a woman who makes games who has had so much piled on to her that I don’t want to perpetuate things by naming her—was the target of a harassment campaign that…
Based on this week, I bloody well hope so.
In which I chop up The Simpsons, Star Wars, and the mass audience and wonder what aesthetics have to do with it anyway. Read more