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  1. Sep 2016
    1. I tried shuffling around some of the blocks of data inside the file, giving me

      I like this one, it looks very scrapbook? Or Picasso.

    1. bloggers present themselves as characters

      I would say that people typically only show one or two sides of themselves while blogging- you don't really see them "in the wild", and thus they become by default more as characters and less as real people.

    2. ess tidy, but more real.

      I feel like people tend to see history as this sanitized version where nobody ever smiled, and everybody was serious all the time- because those are the photos and the transcripts that survived. The humanizing of history is so cool (and it shows that humor hasn't really changed over the past few decades, either).

    3. MySpace page

      another blast from the past- it makes me wonder what they'll think of classes like this and the content we'll create in 10 years' time

    4. appear wishing him well and offering helpful advice.

      this reminds me of reddit, actually, in particular /nosleep. In stories like "there are people outside my window during blackouts" the author will include remarks about the comments on the story.


      This is the problem with using memes in a story that is supposed to exist outside its time- my first thought on reading that was not "oh, futuristic" but rather "what is this, middle school??". This is supposed to take place in 2017- now less than 4 months away- but nobody now would actually say this unless they were deliberately being annoying. Any troll would use a current meme, not an outdated one like this.

    6. “Link rot”

      Never heard this term before- I've always heard "the link expired" or just "the link doesn't work". I like "link rot"- it paints the internet as a living, growing thing.

    1. So study the great stories and then go find some of your own. Your stories will get better the more you tell them.

      This reminds me of a piece of advice I saw from a comic artist: in order to find a style of comic art you like to create, trace someone else's comics until you know their style, then adapt the style to fit you and use it to tell your own story. It's so much harder to build something from scratch- why not build on scaffolding? As long as what you create is yours in the end, studying others can only help us improve.

    2. If you’re not ready to take the leap of sharing your own work with the world, you can share your tastes in the work of others

      I know I really like seeing what my favorite authors and artists listen to and read. It makes me feel like I know them a little better; they become people, instead of just names. As a creator, sharing things about you invests your fans in you, as opposed to just your work.