Got my hands on a Selmer Chorus. What a treat.
Looks good, let’s see if it tastes well…
Everybody knows that a picture says more than a thousand words. But that shouldn’t mean that we can only express ourselves in pictures anymore. I love books and stories without pictures, because it allows me to create my own. And although most children books have pictures today, I remember vividly how much I liked the stories that my grandmother told me because it allowed my fantasy to roam free. Today everything is pictures - and even communication moved away from voice and word to a flood of images. I’m observing how my children quickly moved away from Facebook to Instagram. They never used a phone to actually talk and now even texting seems to be so yesterday. The written word seems to have lost all its luster and still - I will take the big risk here and make a post without a picture. Read through every “expert” advice on how to do a good blog posts that people will actually read and they will tell you: NEVER POST ANYTHING WITHOUT A PICTURE. Look at Tumblr and try to find the posts that don’t have pictures. So I guess not many will read this. Let’s make this experiment and even if you don’t like this post, like it to show to the world that people can still read.
No, that’s not some fancy CGI, it’s what happens to water in response to a special audio frequency. By allowing the water to pass through the sound wave, it forms shapes that seem completely unreal.
This is pretty damn cool.
that could be the first innovation for showers in a long time.
Will the Internet write the next best movie ?
Just imagine the scene if an actor were to take the stage at next year’s Oscars and thank their manager, director, co-stars and…Reddit? It could happen. While no Reddit inspired films are nominated for this year’s awards, Warner Bros. is currently in the midst of turning one popular Reddit thread into a movie, and the culture that produced that thread is alive and well, leaving the door open for more…
You may finally get to realize your dream and get famous.
Best-selling YA authors John Green and Meg Cabot discuss lessons from interacting with the most intense social media users—the youngs.
t’s a cliché that teenagers can sniff a fake a mile away (paging Holden Caulfield), but both Green and Cabot say that if you don’t enjoy posting, it will show. “Teens are very media savvy,” Cabot says in a phone call from her home in Florida. “They can tell if you just show up to promote your book. That’s kind of phony.”
Though most people think of online comments as a scourge of the universe where Godwin’s law is proven on an hourly basis, but for YA authors, they’re a big part of connecting with fans on a more intimate level. “While YouTube comments get a bad rap, I’ve found it to be an excellent place to have meaningful conversations on everything from the Oxford comma to Indus Valley history,” Green writes.
Teenagers connect more deeply with the objects of their fandom than adults tend to—they’re at an emotional, somewhat volatile time in their lives and they feel their love and hate intensely. But this fierceness of feeling is why it’s important for YA authors to draw firm boundaries with readers. Cabot says she’s gotten a lot of requests from readers to help them with their homework. “It’s a report and it’s due tomorrow, and they want you to help them figure out the theme of your book, and if you won’t, they get a little angry,” Cabot explains. With entitled readers like this, you’ve got to draw the line when you’re a living author.
while I think that YA can be as manipulative as any “older” adult … their reactions are often more authentic and their fear of needing to be politically correct are often undeveloped - this can be scary at times but most often it is refreshing.