Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
All four hours of Never Sleep Again are currently on Netflix! From the underlying homosexuality of Freddy’s Revenge, to the real-life parallels of New Nightmare, every Nightmare movie is covered and examined with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
While Never Sleep Again is certainly a long watch, it’s a fascinating and — most importantly — lovingly made documentary.
#InternetSlowdown hasn’t effected me in the least…
…but it should have. Using Netflix, Tumblr, etc. should have been agonizing experiences today. But instead, I get animated “buffering” GIFs and large red banners claiming that my experience was less than satisfactory.
Not good enough.
If you want to make a point you have to go all in. You need to really disrupt everyone’s time online, not just pay lip-service to the idea. Get people mad! Get people frustrated! Make people want to get involved instead of just encouraging slacktivism through retweets and likes.
'The Depressing Entertainment that is Life' — Episode 21436346: “I Don't Want to Live on this Planet Anymore”
Inline at my local Drug Mart, I got the distinct pleasure of seeing a woman attempt to buy a bunch of bottles of shitty vodka by asking the clerk ring it up as Lean Cuisines on her EBT card. She had the math worked out and everything, so it’s difficult not to admire the attempt.
"What the fuck you talkin’ ‘bout?! The convenient down the street do it all the time!" — said the Mother of the Year candidate.
Tonight, I’ll sleep well knowing her seven children, running around the store, pocketing candy bars and swearing up a storm are in good hands. I’m glad they got to witness the shouting match that ensued when the clerk refused, and am thrilled that one of their earliest memories of their mother involves her getting escorted out of a Discount Drug Mart by security.
"Customer service my ass!!!" — Indeed, miss. In-fucking-deed.
It’s moments like these in a child’s life that build character. Whether or not I want to be around said character when they grow up is a different story… but you know — character.
This is the caliber of person that thinks it’s OK for Superman be responsible for tens of thousands of deaths, ladies and gentlemen.
Goodbye, Superman. I’ll always be your biggest fan. I don’t know this character that’s wearing your costume nowadays, but it certainly isn’t you. I’m personally rooting for Batman to kick his ass, and I know you are too.
We all know Batman wont kill him, but we know this impostor doesn’t follow those rules. He’s killed before, ignored the screams of the innocent echoing in his super-ears, and left bodies in the rubble of his apathy.
With Batman’s paranoia justified, now we’re rooting for a psychopath from Gotham to show him how to be a hero. Sound familiar, Superman? That was always your job.
Some say you’re immature, and that nobody would act the way you do. They say there is nothing mature about about joy and altruism — but you always knew better.
You didn’t do it to chase the ghosts of loved ones, and you didn’t do it for fame or fortune. You did it because doing the right thing for the sake of doing the right thing is the right thing to do. You did it because there is value in altruism, and your motive was joy. And there is nothing immature about that; there’s nothing immature about being a hero.
Well, here I go again; crying like a girl at graduation.
Every. Damn. Time.
NOTE TO ASPIRING CONTENT CREATORS: You need to work on your conveyance issues
Recently this video was sent to my Tumblr inbox thanking me in advance for sharing it with all of my riser.games followers.
Well, I didn’t share it, but not because I’m a dick or because it doesn’t reflect what I’m trying to do on my blog. No, I didn’t share it but because… well, watch it.
Did you watch it? Good. Now riddle me this, friends: Does the video in question look like a teaser trailer for a video game review show or does it look like a fan-made trailer for Titanfall set to “Mr. Roboto” by Styx?
Well, if you said “It’s fan-made trailer for Titanfall” — you’re apparently wrong. And don’t feel bad for being wrong either, as at no point does the video portray this fact. Hell, the only reason I know it’s a teaser trailer for a video game review show is because they stated it in the message.
So note to future content creators: You need to work on your conveyance issues.
It is not the responsibility of those sharing your work to figure out what you’re attempting to do. It is your job to convey information, as we aren’t all on the same wavelength. And the reason I’m writing about this is because at the end of the day, if people don’t know what you’re attempting to accomplish, nobody will go out of their way to figure it out.