"R.I.P. Roc Raida"
“Some 12 year old at target gave me some cash to buy him black ops. I told him to wait for me outside in 5 minutes otherwise if he’s with me it would have looked too suspicious. Put the game back, went out the other exit and laughed my ass off. Easiest $55 I ever made. Lesson learned? Don’t give your mom’s money to strange guys, kids.”
y’all niggas ALWAYS forgetting about karma *sigh*
yeah you gon lose that money sevenfold my nigga
Yeah, Karma’s gon’ get that ass, tbh. And it will be hilarious.
This asshole is gonna get iiiitt
That pale hand of yours should get chopped off for stealing from a 12 year old.
You’re a herb. If by chance you get robbed in the future, please take a photo of your bloodied face post it on Tumblr.
Is it cool to steal from people and post about it? This is the second thing like this I’ve seen this week. The sad thing is I know this isn’t a joke.
People that incriminate themselves online are idiots.
Why It’s Time to Rethink Web Video Entirely
Producer Adam Westbrook recently built an essay called The Web Video Problem about how cinematic video content is wrong for the web, and that we can and ought to recreate the visual storytelling experience on the web entirely. Toward that end, he’s working on web publishing house (Hot Pursuit).
In visual storytelling on the web we are still talking about images in deliberate sequence. We are juxtaposing these images, either over time (in a linear audio/visual way) or in space (like a web comic might).
If we accept this definition of visual storytelling (in the purest sense) then it doesn’t matter if it’s video, a web comic or even an animated GIF - or a combination of all these and more.
Combine this with the growing capabilities of the web browser, and the connectedness of the internet, and potentially we have the ability to tell dynamic, visual stories in a way that hasn’t been done before.
This excites me very much.
The essay is nicely built and designed with bold, scrolling visuals (using the curtain jquery plug-in, which yes, is very popular these days and can be downloaded here for your own building pleasure) so that you can choose to read the whole thing or just get the highlights. It’s worth checking out.
Bonus: He provides some great resources on visual storytelling:
A good briefing on the principles of visual storytelling are featured in the second issue of Inside the Story Magazine, available here. If you don’t want to pay for the whole thing, this free articlecovers a lot of the same ground. Scott McCloud’s comic book on comic books is an essential read for visual storytellers. Craig Mod’s essay on Subcompact Publishing informed some of the ideas about thinking web-natively, as did this article by John Pavlus and this piece by Bryan Goldberg. Finally, Steven Benedict’sanalysis of Spielberg’s cinematic storytelling skills demonstrate what visual narrative can acheive, and let Steven Soderbergh tell you why this new thing shouldn’t become like the movie business.
Image: Screenshot from The Web Video Problem
Today in good reads.
When I was sixteen I almost died, wrote this song proof I’m still alive
unless I’m dead when you hear this , don’t be skittish at the lyrics
i’ll always be a spirit so will you, but the woes that the souls goes through
I revel in the levels that I’ve made it to, no matter how hard life seems, you can make it through
The higher you get you crash harder
but when you get back up, hope you get smarter…
hope you get farther, further explore some sciences that you never heard’ah…
be open minded and you’ll find it can ease some pains, in most cases it’s us that cause the madness in our own brains
I’ll never claim to know it all, but I know this
enlightenment ain’t never came by passing judgement
In the public I’m the same as in private
no shows for fame, I’d rather sit in quiet