Monday, September 26, 2011
Mind Dump 7- Incorrect Opinions
Racial slurs are a bit different since targeting a certain group is inherent in their meaning regardless of context but I would gladly stop caring about them if it meant living in world where no one cared about cursing.
2. I love writing. At times it is hard to start but once I get going it's like a faucet that can't be turned off. However, I don't really care for reading which I recognize is super weird. Just certain little things about books like their spines, holding them, turning pages, reading words on a page and other intangible qualities others find sentimental bug me. Maybe it is because I'm such a screenager. That would probably explain why I'd rather read a book on my iPad (or in theory a Kindle but to me the idea of buying a whole device just to read books is ludicrous).
Also, it's not that I think it's wrong to put books on this pedestal of being the most intellectual medium but rather other medium, like movies or especially games, are underrated in their intellectual merit. I feel film is usually a more compelling narrative delivery device, why spend pages describing something when one could just show it, and that the internet is a better information collection device, two of books' main uses. I would rather watch a movie based on a book before reading the book it was based on every single time (that includes comics too) and although most games stories aren't good, they are fun to play and think about so it kind of doesn't matter.
Here are some more arguments if you want but it basically says that when one isn't preoccupied trying to predict the plot they can appreciate the work more. Besides, what's the use in predicting a movie since whatever the answer is, it already exists. Whether or not you guessed it doesn't really matter. This is all a part of my upcoming film nihilism theory.
4. I appreciate grand, interesting failures over safe, boring but total competent affairs. That's why I still think about Ang Lee's super slow and borderline unwatchable Hulk movie way more often than the new one. That's also why Speed Racer is great, the third Matrix movie is better than the second one and why Pirates of the Caribbean 3 is the second best out of the four. Spider-Man 3 is pretty good too.
Anyone mad about any of this should consult the title of this post.