Another completely unrelated post today
So I had something else planned to do today, but poor execution and the spoiler-happy absurdity of the comments on yesterday’s post sort of steered me away from that.
I’ve now entered a point in my life where I am gripped with terror over being spoiled. I don’t read replies on Twitter, I hesitate to open emails, and I even became reluctant to read text messages.
What the fuck, guys. what have i become
So beyond the first ten comments or so, I stopped reading MRHP comments. And then–THEN!!!–Kasper tells me someone had the nerve to go HEY MARK THIS IS A SPOILER ::spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler:: OK HOPE YOU DIDN’T READ THAT in the comments.
Literally, what is wrong with you. Let me help you out with this:
YOU HAVE THE REST OF THE INTERNET TO TALK ABOUT DEATHLY HALLOWS.
I, however, have this ONE LITTLE BLOG in which I am trying to read this book with an open mind. This means you should not IM me and BEG ME TO RE-READ THE FIRST CHAPTER OF THE FIRST BOOK BECAUSE IT HOLDS ALL THE ANSWERS OR SOMETHING.
PLEASE do not ruin this for me.
So, it just works out that I have something else to talk about that has about 0% to do with Harry Potter and I’m actually excited to share it with you!
Many of you know that I used to run Buzznet and that I moved to the Bay Area because I got a new job. Many of those same people, including a lot of my real-life friends, have been wondering what the hell I am doing here and what I spend my days doing and why I no longer spend all day reading Harry Potter.
I was hesitant to share much because I wanted to have something to actually SHOW you. And I am super stoked that I can finally reveal what it is I do up here in San Francisco and see if there’s anyone interested in helping out in the near future.
I’m the Community Manager of GlobWorld, which is aiming to be the very first 3-D social networking/gaming site for children under 13 and their parents!
If you’ve learned anything about me through these reviews, it’s that I care a lot about Internet communities (including this one) and that I’m also passionate about bigotry, oppression, and bullying, and how those three things intersect. So I took this job because I was presented with a unique and exciting proposition: help create a social networking site for kids that is bully-free.
The idea is that kids are monitored by their parents while on the site (and must have permission to join) and can only friend people they know in real life, to eliminate the possibility of ever coming into contact with a stranger who might bully or harm them.
We will introduce kids to their first blog that they can participate in; we will foster acceptance, creativity, and a socially-conscious approach to the Internet though the various characters we’ve created. And we will teach kids that bullying is wrong and that all persons, all bodies, and all kids matter.
I am so excited because there’s simply nothing like it on the entire Internet. And in some small way, we might help make the world a better place. ONE CAN HOPE, RIGHT RIGHT???
OK ENOUGH BLABBING FROM ME. Would you guys like to play THE CUTEST ZOMBIE GAME OF ALL TIME?
LOOK AT THAT. Oh my god, it is so fantastic.
Additionally, I’ll be running the company’s Twitter and Facebook accounts for the time being, so if you’re a parent who’d like to test the site out when it’s available in the coming weeks, or if you’d like to further stalk me on the Internet, please add us!
Twitter: //twitter.com/globworldFacebook: //www.facebook.com/pages/GlobWorld/131522776894542
So this is what I do all day and why I cannot sit and read Deathly Hallows all day EVEN THOUGH I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO, TYVM. I’m really excited for the future and I hope some of you would join me in the journey towards making at least one corner of the Internet a safe, accepting place for kids from all over the world.
You can contact me through either the GlobWorld Twitter or Facebook if you’d like to help out, but the best way is to sign up to be invited on the main homepage.
I appreciate any support you can give to something that has VIRTUALLY NOTHING TO DO WITH HARRY POTTER. Thank you in advance!
And finally, tomorrow morning, I will post the first review for Deathly Hallows, chapter one. A chapter I might–might–have read already.
STOP JUDGING ME, THE BOOK WAS SITTING ON MY DESK, TAUNTING ME TO READ.
ohhhhhhh goooddddddd it’s starting.