A catalog of marvelous failure
It is egotistic to think that all of one's own writings should be perfectly devoid of stupidity or oversights. So screw it, I'll just put any jumbled words that fall out of my head up on a page. It's what everyone else does; I just wanted to be popular. So this website needs more stuff. I've been thinking about it. First of all, the more words are at a given page, the more there is to read, ergo people have to stick around longer whether they want to or not. There's a certain completionist drive we all have, where no matter how shitty something is, you can't help but finish it. The emotional investment is directly proportional to the interactivity of the medium. A bad movie on TV you can walk away from. A bad videogame is tougher to escape, because leaving is more like giving up rather than refusing to consume. Because if you don't win the game, then you've lost.
So I definitely need more writings. But a page with only writings is bad, too. Either it looks like a relic from the days when browsers didn't even support pictures, or it just looks like the designer was lazy or bad at HTML or something. Maybe couldn't draw. Having a few pictures gets you in the game, on the radar. Then having pictures out the ass, although it slows down a browser, actually makes your site look more professional and interesting. Go figure. Shiny things defeat content every time.
But then, music on a page is bad. You put one song in the background, turned up to full volume, and people think you're an asshole for trying to get them fired. So words good, pictures better, music bad. I've thought about trying music or movie reviews, indie game reviews, non-fiction, pure fiction, impure fiction, and informative articles. Actually, I have one almost ready. Illustrations to come.
Po' Man's Copyright 2009 Marty Moradian