I read Watchmen recently. The whole thing. (insert annoying, but amusing internet meme reference here) I suppose I could say that I found it to be life-changing or that I think it’s the most awesome thing ever, and everybody should read it, but none of those things are true. I don’t think it’s the most awesome thing ever, and maybe I should, but I just don’t. (picture me shrugging here) I thought it was good, and thought provoking, despite the fact that I compared the villain/hero to Light Yagami after reading the ending. That little tidbit probably says more about me than it does about the graphic novel though.
I don’t think everybody should read it because it just doesn’t seem like it’s for everybody. It doesn’t really read like other comic or graphic novel I’ve ever gotten my hands on, and not everybody is likable, or even cool, even though most of the characters are supposed to be heroes. Take Rorschach’s character, for example. Hell, take any of the Watchmen characters. They’re all kinda messed up, and not in that cool, they’re so misunderstood with their dark and mysterious pasts kinda way. They’re just the regular kind of messed up. Like the kind of messed up people you meet in real life. Rorschach is the worst in this respect. Not that he’s a bad character (he’s my personal favorite) he’s just really really messed up. Also, I found the ending to be a bit horrifying. The very end soothed me a little, but I found the first part of the ending to be a bit horrifying. I think that was part of the point, though. If you’ve read Watchmen, you know. If you haven’t, maybe you should. The ending is important in more than few ways. It makes you think.
Wasting time being random. EDIT: I last edited this draft in December 09 so all the stuff about Watchmen is hella old now. For me, any way. Facebook stuff is new.
Facebook is…the same. I’m not stuck on any games at the moment. Losing the internet or a hiccup in the schedule does that, I find, but I’m thinking about becoming re-stuck on some. Only a few though, and only a little bit. Don’t need a Facebook addiction at the moment. Not a serious one, anyway. I’m mostly focused on playing catch up with some games (friends scores have seriously spiked, to the point of concern) and…other wise I don’t know. I notice that I’m rarely on my Facebook if I’m not checking a game…I don’t use it for much. I’m considering actually using it to… (cue dramatic music)…connect with people. Yeah. That’s a novel thing to do for me. I never did get Facebook, and I have said that before.
Twitter. Yes again.
Twitter is still odd. Following more people; trying to figure out what to do with it. That’s all it is, I guess. I’m tweeting, at least when I remember to tweet. Much like here, when I blog when remember that I have a blog and that I should blog in it. I’m behind on a ton of blog reading here now that I think about it….
Anyway, I don’t know what to use Twitter for anymore than I know what to use my little-read blog for. I’m considering linking my accounts up. I already linked on other account to this one. It’s on my about page. Maybe I’ll link twitter up to the account I’ve got linked here…or not. I may link my twitter to this, provided that I ever tweet anything of interest. For now though, I just have it. It’s just there. And I tweet on occasion.
The internet. All of it.
The internet is the biggest time suck I’ve ever come across. The whole thing. It’s just vast… and the links are so many…I never get bored with it. That’s my problem. I don’t ever get bored with it. I’ve got this blog…thing… accounts for other things all over the damn place, twitter included. I wandered around stumbleupon recently and found some interesting stuff. I couldn’t stop clicking that “stumble” button though. That messes me up for hours, I notice. Facebook does not help. Blogsites prompt archive binges, (search tvtropes for that one) all browsers support tabs now, which really does not help, Youtube is filled with interesting weird people, and Tv shows now, apparently…
Most times, I have two Firefox windows upon, with an untold number of tabs in each. I count thirteen in this window alone. If I open another browser all bets are off. This might simply be a reflection on my lack of ability to close tabs, so really it’s not the internet’s fault. The internet can be useful and might be able to help me with some other things though. Some things that are productive, for a change. Like typing properly. I currently type….wrongly. I think the internet may help me fix this. I may also want to learn a language. I hear the internet can help with that too. It’s nice to know that it’s not just good for wasting of time. Nice to remember, more like it. I did know that before, but back then I used it to waste time too, which I suppose means that old habits die hard. I am tempted to use an emoticon here. Goodness knows I can. It is my blog. I won’t though. I mustn’t…
Next time: Will my struggle against my use of emoticons prevail? Will the next post have more structure? Stay tuned.