Follow Forever – The Master List 2014
Happy Christmas Eve Eve, y’all, and happy other holidays and such,
I don’t really do #FollowFriday on Twitter because, if you’ve known me for even a day or two, I am nothing if not incredibly lazy. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t love you folks. This year in particular has meant a lot to me, as it’s when I really pushed my writing and made new and exciting friendships and dynamics with people, and strengthened ones with old friends. So, I thank you so much for your kindness and warmth and humor and tolerance. They/you’ve taught me a lot. I’m really honored to have any connection with you people. You truly mean a lot to me. It took me three and a half hours to compile, but here’s a list of my favorite people I follow on Twitter. They are amazing and any combination of funny, witty, strong, brave, intelligent, incisive, stylish, attractive, beautiful, influential, and wonderful. You should follow every one of them. Have a safe and warm holiday!
Follow Forever: The Master List
I really hate doing Follow Fridays on Twitter. Not because I hate people, by any means (that’s a different issue altogether), but because I always feel like I leave someone out or something and then I feel bad. There are so many awesome people on Twitter whom I admire and respect. Also, it’s a freaking chore to do every week. So, instead, I have compiled a list of people I shall, as the post suggests, Follow vForever. You people have taught me so much about film, writing, and also life. About halfway through, I got really lazy, because the list got very long and I am, at heart, a lazy bum. Anyways, have a very Happy New Year. I shall be updating this list every so often and linking to it and such.
Technology as a Human Affair: HER
The other night, my best friend Joe and I were watching Frances Ha. There’s a line where the titular character, played by Greta Gerwig, looks at her best friend (Mickey Sumner) and says something along the lines of “I love you, even though you love your phone that has email more than me.” Joe poked me in the foot and looked at me, and we shared one of those knowing moments between friends where we both knew what the other was thinking. It is true; I am a product of my generation, in the midst of a love affair with my phone and, in general, the internet. But to say that my addiction to social media is frivolous is missing the point and missing the complexities that go along with it. Which brings us to Spike Jonze’s newest film Her, a film as much about relationships as it is about introspection and technology, and how the two intertwine with one another in a passionate, sensual dance.