Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Five!

1. All the talk about the future of media that we've had this week has me coming to one conclusion: the answer is options. I like having the ability to get a book in print, from the library, a bookstore, on my kindle, as an audiobook--any way I want it. I want to be able to watch TV shows instantly, and to buy the DVDs if I like them. Which is why I don't understand why companies (such as Disney/ABC) keep putting shows up on Amazon or Netflix, then taking them down. I want to be exposed to Alias, and planned on watching it soon, but it's no longer on Netflix. Will I go through the ordeal of checking boxsets out of the library, one by one, and dealing with due dates on content that takes much longer to consume than books? Probably not.

tl;dr: all I want is TV on my computer IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK?

2. It's Patriot's Day weekend. For those of you who don't celebrate (i.e. anyone outside of Massachusetts) this is basically the holiday that exists for people to run the Boston Marathon.  I know. I'm sure how they got a marathon's worth of distance out of Boston either. They have to run through eight cities to do it.  They can have fun with it, I enjoy the day off of class.

3. I may possibly go see Titanic this weekend. On my own. Ne me juge pas.

4. I bought this shirt from DFTBA records last week and wore it to my YA Realism class. NO REGRETS.

5. In the interest of cool media actually available online, Hank Green is producing a new webseries called "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries". It's something that's never been done before, to my knowledge. An adaption of a novel to the format of a vlog. It's really great so far, and the choices they've made to modernize it make a lot of sense. The first episode is here:


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