27 Oct 2013

Rise of the AMAs

No, I'm not referring to some music awards show, nor a medical association of any kind. Rather, AMA stands for Ask Me Anything. And it's catching on as the new term for the Q&A session on the Internet.

How did this AMA abbreviation come about? I didn't really bother with intense research, but it is very frequently used in Reddit, particularly in the IAmA subreddit. No, IAmA is not an abbreviation. It really is the words "I Am A" crammed together, because you can't have spaces in a subreddit name. And it's a wee bit of a trouble to input underscores. The founders of the subreddit might not have actually invented the AMA term. I'm really not sure. But those who frequent /r/IAmA are certainly the most prominent users of the term.

20 Oct 2013


I guess it's not completely wrong to say that I'm emotionless.

Not that I don't feel any emotion at all. I do. I'm not a soulless robot. I am capable of feeling joy, sorrow, anger, ecstasy, despair... just that I tend not to show it. I guess it's because I don't really want to, and even if I did, it's a bit hard for me to express myself as such physically, somehow even more so for positive emotions. Probably why I seem a bit more open online, since my online personality has slightly different language quirks from my offline self.

Now why is it that I don't really want to wear my emotions on my sleeve? Or anywhere on my body?

13 Oct 2013

Bored on the Internet

Wonder what's new on <insert online platform here>?

Can't believe somebody actually believed that stupid hoax.

This musician sounds pretty interesting.

Yet another person who puts the ' in "its" when it shouldn't be there.

Why does this video have this crazily high amount of views???

6 Oct 2013

Me + Myself

Are you okay?

No, I'm not.

Why not?

I still don't feel like myself.

That's really vague. And that's something you've been saying a lot.

I know, but I can't pinpoint it. You know how horrible I am at narrowing down my feelings.

But surely there's something else more specific that you can mention?

Not really...