The internet is a truly strange beast, causing all manner of surreal happenings. Lately many these happenings have been made aware to me via Twitter.
One such example:
The other day I myself was wondering aloud at what strange times these are in which we are living; that I can now see real-time thoughts from cool people that I dig pouring through my computer (and/or hand-held port-o-phone device) mere milliseconds after said cool person typed them. I mean, I'm sitting here at the computer bored... and so, apparently, is Henry Rollins. And Stephen Colbert. Crazy. At the time that I was musing about the surreality of it all, Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith were sending humorous in-jokes back and forth betwixt themselves, when lo and behold, from out of the blue, I see Wil Wheaton proclaiming the wonder of these times that allow for him to be in line at a comic shop purchasing Fell #9 and seeing real-time quips between the afore-mentioned creators of said comic book. His mind being blown added extra force to my own mind's blowal.
Then the other day Ben Templesmith boggled my mind by announcing that he'd finished the trade paperback of a book that hasn't even finished its run in floppies yet. I mean, I KNOW that that's how the publishing world works, but to hear Ben himself commenting upon it between the caffeine pills and and the jar of faux-urine is mind-bending.
Know what else is mind-bending? Having Warren Ellis respond personally to something you asked. -- Oh! just now Wil Wheaton declared that everyone needs to stop, for it is Hammer Time, but was shut down when Warren Ellis declared that it is NEVER Hammer Time. Ouch.
And thus ends this installment of "what are the nerds that I love up to on Twitter today?" I still don't understand Twitter, but I'm apparently addicted to it.
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