Being A Bit Anti-Social

Enough is enough. I’m getting off the social media sites I don’t use. I don’t need these accounts. I’m not socializing with anyone on these sites. It’s time to pull the plug.

So what am I getting rid of? Google+ is going away anyway (was it ever really here?), so deleting that account was just housecleaning. I’ve deleted my Twitter account, a platform that I never had much use for. And as I write this, I’m on the fence about Facebook. Really, since I can no longer share posts from my website automatically, all I use Facebook for is birthday reminders and posting Audible books as I finish them. After debating about it, I’m going to keep it, but I don’t have any good reasons why.

I still like browsing images, so I’ll be keeping my Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest accounts. I just recently created a Reddit account, so that’ll be around until I realize I don’t use it. LinkedIn seems like a thing I should keep, you know, for the profession and all. And my YouTube account is still a thing. Hopefully, I can get back to making some video and it’ll be more of a thing. No promises.

how i feel about facebook

So… I guess what I’m really saying is that I deleted my Twitter and Google+ accounts. Which is really a pretty “meh” announcement. Later

Seth on the RPG Social Contract

Seth Skorkowsky is a writer and gamer. I’ve only listened to one of his books on audible, but I enjoyed that, so I bought the rest of his Valducan series. I do enjoy his YouTube channel, though he talks mostly about Call of Cthulhu (a game I’ve never played). He also waxes poetic about other games and the hobby in general. I appreciated this one enough that I want to share it with my peeps. Just a little video on what responsibilities and expectations are required of everyone participating in a Tabletop Role-Playing group. This is good stuff.
You can find his books here at amazon

Tarzan

 
Not too long ago I listened to the first two Tarzan novels on audiobook. In particular, I picked up The Tarzan Duology from audible,  narrated by Finn J.D. John. The books are pretty different from the old TV shows. In a ‘way better’ sort of way. With the 20% off coupon Barnes & Noble sent me this week, I picked up the leather bound collection of the first three Tarzan stories. Over the weekend I took advantage of the Audible 2-for-1 sale and picked up The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. And now this…

I like Alexander Skarsgård, or rather I liked him in True Blood, not so much in Battleship. This movie isn’t starting at the beginning; Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. So I shouldn’t have to cringe every time they get the book wrong… But they already did that in the trailer… damn, Hollywood. The CG looks good. It’s not a superhero movie. It’s Tarzan. I’ll give this one a shot. Hopefully they will do more justice to this Edgar Rice Burroughs property than they did to John Carter of Mars.