Multimedia Consumption and Redemptive Research

I write. I read. I watch. I play. Books. Shows. Games. And so on.

Some are pixels. Some are paper. Some are plastic. Some are shadows in my head.

They all have substance.

They all leave an indelible mark upon me. They shape me. They uplift me. They even scar me. Always? No. Sometimes? Most certainly.

I write. I read. I watch. Things when I research. Some of said things are drier than a desert. Some would make pushing a boulder endless up the mountain seem preferable. Still, I persist. There is always a goal in mind, a bit of knowledge I pursue, a kernel of truth buried in a sea of madness or, worse yet, a sea of sameness. When one sees the work of madness, there is typically something of interest there. There is often the peeling back of politeness, of propriety, and you can stare into the screaming cerebellum of unadulterated thought. I say often, not always, for there is the clever sociopath who attempts to circle and seduce and seize power and attention however they can. (An interesting note is that many top level executives and politicians often fall into said category. Commonalities can occur. A bird can be white. A piece of paper can be white. You cannot use a bird as stationery. For it’s never paper and rarely stationary. So it goes.)

From the particles of the past, I always find something of note. It may not even be exactly what I’m looking for, but it’s always there. It may be a fact, a phrase, a font, or any of a hundred other things. There is always excitement in the search and you have to be ready for information to present itself at any moment.

Be aware. Be prepared.

Have a notebook with a pen handy. Seriously. You may say you can record it on your phone and I highly recommend using your phone as a writing tool, but sometimes you need a more direct interface. A piece of paper and a pen is fast. Plus you can doodle easily upon it. You can trap emotion in the word or phrase more directly. You can underline to emphasize. Writing in an analog fashion can best trap your state of mind. Writing apps trap the words, the facts, but not always your emotional state as ink can. So it goes.

Think wisely. Write well.

Until next time, I bid you, dear reader, adieu.

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