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I'm totally rad. Sometimes.


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Single Web Articles Split in Multiple Pages

It irks me so much when websites take a long article and break it into small pieces so each piece takes up a page. It's like a paragraph a page and you have to click 'next' a bunch of times to get through the article. I can't even begin to tell you how much this annoys me.

On top of that, some sites that have articles like this don't give you the links to each page number, e.g. " 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ". Why the eff can't I skip to the part that I want to read?

And why do some of these sites not have a "printer-friendly version" so I can just read the whole article on a single page?

I'm not really asking; I know the answer. Sites want you to stay on their site longer, visit more of their pages, see more of their ads.



dariane ranted 9 years, 1 month ago. Viewed 86 times.



I Hate Spoilers (and getting spoiled)

So there's this movie coming out in a couple of weeks called "Inception." It's directed by Christopher Nolan, the same guy who did "Memento," "The Prestige," "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight." It also has a phenomenal cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy, and Michael Caine.

The trailer for the film shows off a lot of the visual effects, but other than that it doesn't give us (potential consumers) any idea what the damn movie is about. None of the marketing helps either; all of the posters have just one line: "The Dream is Real." All the mystery makes sense; if the trailers and the marketing told you what the film was about, it would be a huge spoiler. Still, with an all-star cast and Nolan at the helm, this is easily my most anticipated film of the year.

So I'm browsing through the interwebs today when I find a link to an article on a Hollywood trade magazine talking about how hard it is to market original films (vs. remakes and sequels), with Inception as its main example. It talks about how difficult it is to market a film like this without anything to model its marketing plan off of, and with such a mystery plot. It's oh so difficult to come up with a one liner for this film.

Then, just a couple paragraphs into the article, the author sums up the premise of the film in a single sentence. The PLOT! Of this mystery film! Don't these people [who work in the industry!] understand putting "SPOILER ALERT" before mentioning something like this? Two simple words!

In just those few moments, I heard glass shatter and my perception (or lack thereof) of the film changed forever.

This is just one instance.

Seriously people, for the love of GOD would you just put "SPOILER ALERT" in front of things that could potentially ruin such an experience Or if you're in a live conversation, maybe ask a person if they'd seen the movie/read the book/etc. and if they haven't ask them if it's okay to spoil it a little? Give some kind of warning! Ughh!


dariane ranted 9 years, 1 month ago. Viewed 130 times.



Y: The Last Man

I went to Borders today in Westwood in hopes of reading through as much as I could of 'Y: The Last Man.' I'd read through all of volume 1 before, and I'd gone through almost all of volume 2 at the Borders in Century City.

So I went and finished volume 2 in Westwood, then proceeded to finish volume 3. To my disappointment, this location did not have volume 4, but THEY DID HAVE ALL OF THE OTHER VOLUMES. What the f*** Borders? Way to kill a geek girl's energy!

Seriously Borders, I'm fairly new to the graphic novel section of the store, and I'm one of some few girls out there willing to give this domain a shot. Not to mention, San Diego Comic-Con International is in less than two weeks! Give a girl a break!


dariane ranted 9 years, 1 month ago. Viewed 87 times.


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