Halrloprillalar (prillalar) wrote,

Eat me.

ETA: OotP spoilers in the comments, but not the post.

OotP (no spoilers here) made me think about how LJ has changed the way I consume media.

Or more specifically, the speed at which I consume media.

Conversation on LJ is so ephemeral. Blink and it's scrolled past you and even if you're willing to read on skip100, if you comment, is anyone else still listening?

And so, now, I find myself rushing to see the movie or read the book as soon as humanly possible, so I don't miss out on the discussion.

If OotP had come out last year, I would still have read the book right away, but not 5:30 AM six-hours-non-stop right away. I would have taken a little more time and probably finished one read-through in the time it's taken me to do two.

It's about spoilers too, but mostly, I just don't want to be left behind. But it seems a little frantic sometimes, you know? Like we're consuming everything so fast that we're eating ourselves along with it.


Maybe I should take Friday afternoon off to see Charlie's Angels.

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