In our current life, electronic copies of books are becoming more and more prevalent, making the physical object -the book - redundant. Some would say it's going the way of the dinosaur- going extinct, becoming a mere curio...
What do you think the value of a book is? What is it that sets it apart from a digital replica on a screen? With the creation of books -and now digital texts- for the masses, have they lost something they had when they were rarer?
Ich muss keine Angst haben. Angst ist der Geist-Killer. Angst ist der kleine-Tod, der völligen Vernichtung bringt. Ich werde meine Angst konfrontiert. Ich werde es ihr ermöglichen, über mir und durch mich passieren. Und wenn es gegangen ist vorbei Ich werde drehen das innere Auge auf seinem Weg zu sehen. Wo die Angst ist weg es wird nichts sein. Nur will ich bleiben.
Long story short, a friend of mine, upon hearing my negative opinion of the Twilight series, asked me if I'd even read it, to which I replied no. He then challenged me to read it so that I could then bash it from an educated perspective and I grudgingly admitted he might have a point. Another friend of mine then challenged me to read the entire series in the month of March.
edit: stop press ! I couldnt get along with putting multiple links on this site, they all just melded into one, so I have gone for a tumblr account - http://numbdave.tumblr.com/ which will be simpler for my barely evolved ape brain.
So I will put drivel there. I may still use this for exclusive whitechapel only content such as #wallofdave.
**soon to be filled with all kinds of drivel. nothing particularly exciting to report yet but it's more about getting stuff off your chest than giving people what they want, isnt it, blogging?**
Since I started tweeting I've seen all my tweets disappear, so i decided i should have somewhere more permanent to put stuff.
I love whitechapel so this seemed the best place. i can link to stuff, post pictures, rant, get permalinks to what I put here. i have a youtube channel and a cafepress shop (well i did, hey, I'll get a new one) as long as it's free I'll try and make best use of it.
I might just have this one post that i constantly edit like a front page with other stuff sticking out down below or I might do it more like a regular blog with diary bits, who knows, bit of both. Spur of the moment idea - this is a place holder for now.
I'll probably contribute more to other threads as well.
Here I am! I'm Dave. @numbREMOVEdave on twitter. (I post a never ending stream of drivel there. I barely think anything i don't post. I used to smoke, 3 weeks on tuesday, I love life etc!)
Longtime lurker occasional poster emerging like a butterfly you can fill in the rest I'm sure.
So that project me and my buddy have been working on and I've been yammering about for almost a year? It's almost ready for sale. @texture was kind enough to give us a foreword, and now that we have that, we're ready for formatting, then to our beta readers, and then it's up for sale at the Kindle store.
Kind of freaking out here.
Thanks for letting me scream into the abyss about this. It's important to me, and I'm very proud of what my friend and I have made. With Poppa Si's permission, I'll post a thread with the purchase link once it's uploaded.
When I was young(er), I became obsessed with the First World War, also known as The Great War (trust me, it wasn't THAT great). In that context, I learned the meaning of the term 'batman' - essentially, it means 'servant'. One's 'batman' does domestic chores, cooks, cleans, etc. Comes from the 'public' schools (a.k.a. 'private' schools), boarding schools, Hogwart's and such, for all you illiterate and feckless youth. The 'batman' was an under-classman who performed duties for the upper-classmen.
So Alfred is Batman's 'batman'. And Batman is the 'batman' of JUSTICE.
If you thought Batman had anything to do with baseball, or Frank Miller, ferchrrissakes, then you're sadly mistaken.