Even as I will forever be a disciple of literature, I was a child of television first and if asked to choose, I would of course choose what amuses and entertains me the most.
I can't stand J.K. Rowling and yet I adore the Harry Potter movies. I've enjoyed Stephanie Meyer's Twilight books and yet believe that the movie adaptations are horrible and laughably inept.
I barely remember The Lord of the Rings, but would I trawl through it's printed (or digital) pages again when the cinematic adaptations are probably one of the greatest in the history of film? Nope.
So I don't get it when people get all bothered by which medium tells it best when naturally, only one would. So pick that one! Read the books if you have the time and then watch the film. It's your frigging choice!
I never read The Hobbitt and I don't fucking care! A hundred million others who pushed the film past the $1 billion mark at the box office don't care either. They came in with expectations that it will evoke the Rings Trilogy and Peter Jackson didn't disappoint. He didn't gamble hundreds of millions of dollars just to please Tolkien. Tolkien is dead and Tolkien is not the Prophet Mohammad so kindly refrain from using words like 'sacrilege' and 'blasphemy' because it's just literature for God's friggin sake.
I seriously can't friggin wait for the next installment and ugh, critics should all lose their fucking jobs. No one's connecting with you idiots anymore and for one thing, you're bad for the film industry.
You should all follow Robert Ebert's example and just die!
Leila asks me, have I let go, and I think, I have and then realise that it's not the way she thinks. I sit on my desk, fingers either gripping a pencil or poised over a key-board and like always- as always- I drift off. I couldn't just hold on to an idea. Something beckons, the pull of it stronger.
The truth is this- apps are like toys; they're just for amusement. They may or may not make your life better. Can you live without them? Yes. But like fresh and attractive 19-year old girls, they're hard to resist. Until you get tired of them. Or they're actually annoying. Or when they break. Or when something better comes along as this has always been the nature of things.
(from top; Karaoke app; Monopoly Zapped Edition; Phillps Hue Connected bulb; Apogee MiC microphone; Parrot AR Drone; Nike Fuel Band; Belkin NetCam Wi-Fi Camera with night vision; Koubachi Wi-Fi plant sensor)