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Ironic Contradictions

I'm a long time reader - since way back when I was seven. That makes it over three quarters of my life that I will be a reader for. But it is worth it. When I'm not reading or wasting my time online on here or Goodreads I'll be off playing video games, studying teaching and messing around with friends and pop culture. Or reading some more.

The Fun of Stories

Today in what was a day of fun and social wonder, I hung out with some close friends and watched Thor 2: The Dark World. I must say that it was an amazing film, a great spectacle and mix of fantasy and sci-fi and probably the most fun I've had watching a movie this year. And in the end that is what a good story can do: be pure fun! Obviously I love it when technical ability and enjoyment coincide but I'd love a good fun idea over a boring technical achievement any day. 

Anyway, so while this is a Thor 2 appreciation post, it is also a post to say how much I appreciate a good fun story and a mix of genres. I would love to see more stories which are great technically and aesthetically but are sheer fun to watch, read and play. Why settle for one over the other I say! Because as a fan of so many different methods of storytelling I'd love to see more bold choices being made in how stories are done - with clear conviction in that storytelling.

I'd also love to see a proper media store which sold video games, movies, music, books and so on in the one store. It's annoying to have to walk between the few that sell each thing...