“Tolkien has become a monster, devoured by his own popularity and absorbed into the absurdity of our time,” Christopher Tolkien observes sadly. “The chasm between the beauty and seriousness of the work, and what it has become, has overwhelmed me. The commercialization has reduced the aesthetic and philosophical impact of the creation to nothing. There is only one solution for me: to turn my head away.”
That’s a bit of a retro suggestion, because blogs have taken a back seat to other forms of expression in the past few years. The RSS feed never engendered the kind of reciprocal sharing and commenting that a well-designed social network does, and as a result, many people have migrated away from blogging.
(…) ”What’s changed in the past few years is that blogging started to feel a bit more lonely, because it wasn’t connected to these social news feeds.”
Denne saken stinker fra ende til annen. “Mamma” har ikke engang tatt seg bryet med å gå inn og slette sjikanerende kommentarer i sine egne kommentarfelt. De har ingen plikt til å la sjikanerende kommentarer stå. Indignasjonen deres over folks oppførsel tror jeg knappest noen gidder å ta på alvor. For øvrig vil jeg tro at “Mamma” nok har tjent ganske gode penger på dette oppstyret, der de nok har hatt et “pent” hopp i antall sidevisninger på nett, antakelig solgt noen papirkoper ekstra, fått økt oppmerksomhet i sosiale medier og solgt bilder videre.
Imagine a world where everyone is a superhero. Would you like to live there? Do you think it would be better than our own world? Or would it be worse? This is an important question, because judging by the most successful movies made in 2012, our country — and our world — really likes superheroes. We all know that the two highest-grossing films of 2012 were about superheroes – The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises. The third major superhero movie released last summer was, The Amazing Spider-Man, which earned $262 million domestically. It was the sixth-highest-grossing movie of the year in American theaters. We tend to lump these movies together because they are all about costumed codenamed characters who originated in comic books. They are Superhero Movies.