This guy, calling himself a "Consultant on the topic of genius," has too much gall to be believed--but you gotta love him for it. To quote him (Davidson's biz on Google):
"Warning, folks. This is a very objective, unbiased statement that will be difficult for all competitors of Davidson to hear. Here's the review: I rarely use the term genius, but when I do it's in reference to myself, baby. SO TWEET THAT AROUND YOUR CLOUD.*"
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-Robert Davidson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weird guy, Robert Davidson. Anyway, he's got this he-witch series that's pretty funny. . . .
If you think of Wattpad not as a publishing platform but a social medium--a version of Facebook--it's the ideal one for writers. As far as calling it publishing--that may be a bit of a joke. I myself am conducting an experiment: Meet Robert Davidson.
Me and Stephen were chatting on Telegram about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I decided to roll some of it into a blog post. (You have accepted, acknowledged, and legally resigned to accept an official spoiler alert by perpetrating active and willful linguistic interpretation of the symbols that constitute the the full and prescient understanding that currently is, or is experienced as "properly owned and operated consciousness of this sentence.")
SWFA was the most perfect thromage I've ever seen. I was 8 years old again watching VHS tapes. A "thromage" is an homage that throws the series forward. The artist doing the thromage, in this case JJ Abrams, ritualistically pays respect to the original but at the same time makes it entirely new (and so sorry to sound like a Modernist).
Anyway, back to the VHS flashback: I swear I could see the magnetic tracking; remember with VCRs how some of them had knobs and you could adjust it? Anyway SWFA was so frickin authentic I got the Stars in the hyperspace jump all confused with the magnetic static of eighties technology. You know, as the Millenium Falcon shot into hyperspace? With my little knob maybe it was like Han's handle switch thingy he squeezes and Iwas right there with him...anyway.
There was some heavy-handedness, sure , but other elements made the heavy handedness inarguably right, in my view.
It trod that dangerous line, as with the catwalk. As soon as I saw the classic Death Star-ish catwalk I knew Han was going to die. Then there was the ground-parting thing. Anywhere else, cheesy as fuck of course. But here in SWFA? Let's not pretend--let's NOT pretend--we didn't already know that the elemental forces of good and evil were pitted against each other. In fact let us light that up with all the light sabres in the galaxy so that the thing becomes so "heavyhanded" it starts to create what I want to call external subtext; which would read something like this: "Yeah we all know about Star Wars, and this is a more celebratory and communal kinda thing. But still radiant with subtle cues that George Lucas apparently wired into my still-wet-with-youth neurons."
If Iwere to give it a rating. . . . I thought it was right up there with
3, 4, and 5 4, 5, and 6.
wordpress, which i believe is a great technology overall, has horrifying code. well, that was my first reaction, and like most of the extreme criticism you read (especially from writers and programmers, of which i'm both), it's a bit of an overstatement. it's probably safer to say it's organized differently from code i'm used to. also some of my code would be horrifying to a lot of people, at least in earlier versions. what does everyone think? i wish it were at least vaguely MVC. or is there a pattern at work i'm not seeing?
he mentions Frank Conroy, whose Stop Time was one of the inspirations for Silas. i'm always on the lookout for that which pulls left brain nearer the right.
i think that one definition of creativity should be able to cover any kind of making. that would take a long time to articulate, but i'm trying to do it.
cause every once in a while i come across a website that looks significantly better in firefox. i don't think the reverse is true.
firefox seems to have all the same dev tools as chrome but in a slightly different configuration. it's probably just a matter of what you're used too without any deep difference between the two.