Why Twitter Is Brilliant And The Effects It Has On This Blog.

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Twitter is by far my most favourite social networking site. It’s the site I visit most often and use the most frequently.

I find it funny and also a good way to communicate with both friends and entirely new people all around the world. If you take Facebook and sent a total stranger a friend request for no reason, chances are they’d find that weird but on Twitter it’s completely normal to follow anyone and everyone. And that’s brilliant.

Twitter allows the sharing of thoughts, ideas and sometimes just the mundane ramblings of your average person. It connects people together.

It also has a massive effect on this blog that you see here. The majority of things you see here are merely things that have been mentioned or toyed with on Twitter first except in smaller sections due to the 140 character limit per tweet. My ideas that appear here originate on that site. In fact the only reason I began this blog was to express those ideas without the limitation that Twitter places.

Just to say I have no problem with the limitation that Twitter places. I think it’s a fantastic idea, it gives people the challenge to be interesting in as least words as possible and I like that. Essays are meant for school and for blogs. Twitter gets that.

I first started Twitter in an attempt to be funny and hopefully make a few people laugh (Don’t know if that worked but whatever) Now I use it to vent any stress I have, to keep updated on various subjects, to find humour and to share opinions on different topics. 

Twitter is a very simple idea. And simple ideas are very nearly always the best ones.

Thanks for reading and feel free to give me a follow if you want @MattIsTired and give me some feedback 🙂

 

Night Time Thoughts…

The night is a breeding ground for thoughts of all kinds in my head. I can go from thinking about the meaning of life to thinking how cool it would be to be a ninja.

I don’t know what it is about the night that changes the way I think. It’s weird but I like it. I like the fact that my way of thinking alters depending which part of the day I’m in. I love the fact that my mind is always thinking of all these unusual things, sometimes profound and other times just plain ridiculous. It’s great.

Night time thoughts are undoubtedly my best and worst. They can be dreams that fill me with joy or nightmares that leave me feeling empty. But the conflicting aspects is actually fine by me. 

Thinking about crappy stuff reminds me that I’m human; a person that lives in this world and experiences both good and bad parts of life. Sure the bad parts can stress me out but the good parts more than make up for that.

My friends come up a lot, in my head, at night. Thoughts of missing them, wanting to see them or just remembering how great they all are.

Thoughts on science, religion, the biological order of life, the animals that inhabit the world, the monsters of humanity, the saints. Thoughts on government, democracy; the idea of a false freedom that just helps us forget we’re all tied in to the same fate.

Every thought that appears in my head at night is repeated and repeated; again and again, night after night. And that’s because all my thoughts are always questions without answers. Things we could never explain. Meaning of life, the reason we came to exist. We could all venture our guesses but who could come up with a definitive answer? No-one. And I think that’s pretty cool. The endless mystery that keeps humanity thinking for all of time, striving for an answer and improving upon itself to get that answer.

Anyway, I’ll leave it there. I know this one’s been pretty scattered but that’s Night Time Thoughts for ya. 

Review: Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I thought I’d do a review on perhaps one of the greatest anime series I have ever seen. It is of course Shingeki no Kyojin or Attack on Titan as some of you know it. The creator of this utter brilliance is Hajime Isayama. As normal the anime originates from a Manga series of the same name of which Isayama is responsible for, and, judging from what I’ve read and seen in the series, the anime stays pretty true to the manga, with the exception of the inevitable recap episode. 

For those who haven’t seen it, Shingeki no Kyojin follows the boy Eren Jager and his comrades as they battle to survive against the never ending threat of the Titans. The Titans are giants that feed on people and have pushed humanity to the brink of extinction and forced them to take shelter behind huge walls in order to keep them at bay.

However on one particular day, the wall is broken by a Colossal Titan and humanity is in danger once again after 100 years free of Titans. It is on this day that Eren Jager, along with his friends Mikasa and Armin witness his mother eaten alive by a Titan. From that day he vowed to kill every Titan and pursued to become a soldier and fight. 

From that summary it’s easy to tell that this is going to be jam packed with action. The series is filled with exciting scenes and never leaves the viewer bored. It’s just interesting in each episode and keeps you hooked and wanting to see more.

Unfortunately there are only 25 episodes in the series and there has been no announcement of another coming anytime soon but for those who need to get their Titan fix, the manga continues past the anime and is still ongoing. 

The manga itself is really interesting and the chapters usually go above 40 pages. However as a drawback to the long chapters, it means there’s usually a month of waiting before the next one is released. So if you have little patience you may want to avoid starting the manga. 

Anyway, I know this review wasn’t all that good but I thought I’d give it a try. Overall I’d give Shingeki no Kyojin a 10 out of 10 and say it’s one of the best anime’s out there at this moment in time. I highly recommend it.