- Things I’ve read multiple news articles on, and therefore consider myself vaguely informed about: Like most things, this is a mixture of fun and anxiety. More so these days, when there’s so much news and so much bad news.
- Entertainment I’ve consumed: This is fun when I think I’m learning something useful about storytelling and art. It’s less fun when I disagree with other people’s opinions and get bogged down thinking about stupid details. The nice thing about having a blog is that you can just bitch at the blog and feel vaguely accomplished.
- Entertainment I’ve never consumed, e.g., TV series I’ve never watched: I swear I’m not kidding. For some reason, several years ago, I thought it might be relaxing to skim the TV forums, read other people’s thoughtful and impassioned arguments over some random show’s storylines/characters/romances/fictional moral quandaries/offensiveness/quality of writing and direction/spoilers/promotional trailers, and mentally sift out the most defensible positions for myself. There is a certain show, which I refuse to name, of which I have watched maybe sixty seconds total and about which I still hold ridiculously strong opinions* that I obtained, magpie fashion, from total strangers. In retrospect, this was an inadvisable method of relaxation.
- Word choice in translations of languages I don’t read, write, speak, or comprehend: I even have a tag for this.
*The storyline with the baby? Gratuitous, sexist, formulaic, pandering. Don’t get me started.