Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Schoooooooooool's! In! For! Autumn!

Nooooooo mooooore summmmmmer, waaaaaaaaaay mooooooooore bloggggggggggging. Maybe. I mean, definitely no more summer; probably more blogging. We'll see how it goes. I'm not ready to commit to another contest just yet, but I'm trying to give it a bit of effort. Not too much. As you've likely surmised. I'm keeping it boring tonight. Which is fine. You filthy, starving dogs will happily scarf down whatever scraps I throw to you.

I had a thought recently about the word "blog." It's tough for me to take any Internet-age term seriously: blog, vlog, lol, rofl, roflcopter... ugh. The list goes on and on, but that's about as much as I can stand. Yes, we're all aware that "google" is a dictionary-approved word, but that doesn't mean I have to like it (or that you have to keep reminding me).

At the same time, all of these things have become a mostly-accepted part of my life. This may surprise you, but I blogged this mini-rant. Does it bother anyone else that we've been so inundated with stupid terms? Website - no problem. Personal Website - a little irksome, but I suppose it's a fair distinction. Blog - I want to stab a koala in the eye. A baby a koala. A cute one.

So here's the thought - was there ever a point in the past where people raised an objection to the word "novel?" What's wrong with "book?" "Narrative book?" Are we too good for books? Personally, I find the word "novel" a little pretentious.

Alright, that wasn't very insightful or thought-provoking. Pretty forced, really. Gimmie a break. I'm settling back into my groove. Let me try again...

Oh, here's sort of an announcement, though word's already leaked to quite a few people: I'm starting an improv comedy club at DigiPen. That should make the school year a bit more interesting, assuming there's enough time and enthusiasm to keep the club afloat. We will see how this goes. If anyone out there in the blogosphere has ever founded or joined an improv/comedy start-up and has any stories or advice to share, please do!


Jake said...

Kind of a fumbling, haphazard return to blogging proper, but at least it has a lot of words. That counts for something, right?

sister in the realiverse said...

Dude, it's "Web site" not "Website." Don't ask me why.

That's almost like when people write "on-line" instead of "online," which happens a lot still. Or "email" for "e-mail."

The rules are pretty arbitrary, but they exist -- at least in the newspaper world. They're probably different in your newfangled electronic universe, or as we shall now call it, the "eleverse."

Jake said...

Thanks for the Elebits of spelling help. Or should that be "Eledees?"