The other day, the blogathon had a writing prompt: What are your favorite apps? I had something else I wanted to write that day but it got me thinking. My favorite “app” has got to be twitter itself. I’ve been an on-again-off-again twitter user for a while now and the on-again periods have led to some really fascinating connections in my life. Maybe you’re on the fence about whether you want to use twitter or you just aren’t sure why it would be interesting. Let me tell you what I’ve enjoyed.
First, of course, are the witty famous people. When I started using twitter, Roger Ebert and Neil Gaiman regularly pointed me towards interesting articles or oddities, or they would share some short, beautiful turn of phrase they’d encountered. I miss Roger Ebert for the everyday poetry that he would share.
If that were all twitter was I would still have enjoyed it… but probably wouldn’t have stuck around. I’d like to tell you about the friends that I’ve made around the world but I let my day get away from me. I’ll continue this thought tomorrow.
I’ll just leave you with this teaser:
Somehow, I’d forgotten over the last several weeks just how important music is. I sprained my finger roughhousing with my brothers in September which made playing the cello impossible (well… very difficult) and anything else painful. Of course, school started in September. Marc moved in. There was the production of The Importance of Being Earnest and now National Novel Writing Month. I’ve been busy enough (and with creative things) not to notice what was missing.
It’s been long enough! Today I played piano with some friends and I can’t figure out how I’ve gone two months without really playing.
Ever since reading this review at Twitch last month, I’ve been eager to see Let the Right One In. Tonight I had the chance to see it, and let me tell you, it’s amazing. I’m not going to write a full review right now. I don’t know how I could really review it without spoiling it and that just wouldn’t do. I will say that I think it should have ended… how do I say this without spoiling? It should have ended right before the phone call near the end.
It seems that coraline.com launched this week. It requires a password — actually, different passwords let you see different videos. They (And by ‘they’ I mean LAIKA, the production company) broadcast the passwords through the ingenious channel of sending them through the actual mail to bloggers. You really should check these out:
And now, I would like to take a moment to invoke John Scalzi. Just to be perverse.
Actually, I really do want to talk about this post about technology and generational gaps, but I let it get too late and I’ll have to save that for another day.
Good night, world.
Good night, Mr. Scalzi.