And for my last post of the day, no really I swear, catching up on the webcomics I enjoy, I opened NPC Comic, and it’s a nicely done comic that makes you think about appearances and how we feel about ourselves, and how we imagine others see us, and how we even view our own hobbies in relation to whether it’s ‘grown up’ or not. And even more, the joy of finding dtrangers that share the same interests you do, and how it can make you feel more ‘accepted’. Lots of nice layers to the comic.
What made me lol was that the comic was the inverse of what my last two days were.
At home, in private, where nobody could see or judge me… I read Animal Farm by Orwell yesterday. Magnificent rendition in the short form of the history of Soviet Russia.
At work today, in public, I took my hardcover copy of World of Warcraft: The Shattering.
Of course, if I hadn’t been done with Animal Farm, I would have taken that, so it’s not like I’m choosing my reading material based on some idea of impressing other people one way or the other… although I know there are folks who do that. I remember reading somewhere that there are folks who, when faced with decorate their dens or libraries, call a local bookstore and order nicely bound hardcovers… by the square foot.
It’s the ‘by the square foot’ bit that kills me.
I also know of a few folks I grew up with that would intentionally take books about their interests out in public in the hopes of using them as conversation pieces and finding kindred spirits, so it works both ways.
The fact that Animal Farm was one of the, well, ‘adult’ books that was being read in the comic, coupled with my having just read it yesterday made me lol.