Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Blippop: 1000 views!

We’ve just hit 1000 overall views so we thought we’d celebrate by giving some insight into the inner workings of the blog. Namely, we thought we would reveal a few new ideas we’re developing:

-Film reviews: We’re both avid film watchers and I don’t mean we follow all the latest fads; we’ve gone nowhere near the hunger games and have no intention to do so, it’s similarities to Takami Koshun’s (高見 ) Battle royale (バトル・ロワイア) expose it as a blatant copy of another person’s hard work but that’s a discussion for another time. We have considered either adding a new section to house some of our thoughts on certain key films such as Pan’s labyrinth (el laberinto del fauno) and Brotherhood (태극기 휘날리며) and we’ve thought about simply numbering them and putting them alongside the other normal posts, after all, this blog is supposed to come across as a stream of thought, not an ever present reference library.

-Philosophy: We have touched on some philosophical, political and metaphysical issues in our posts but we’re thinking of starting a series of dealing with key philosophical thoughts directly but it can get a little dry and hard to read so we’ve come up with a solution: Setting ourselves strange questions designed to open out areas of metaphysical thought and then expanding on the potential answers to see what we can learn from it.

-Medicine: It frustrates us no end how the media treats medicine but even worse is how the average layman interprets the information that they are given. There is an almost endless stream of information about the mythical ‘cure for cancer,’ flesh eating bacteria and the battle against germs, which seem to be large green blobbly creatures holding weapons and assaulting our bathrooms. So the blog posts in this series will give any layman a good introduction to  medicine in an attempt to save at least one person from misinterpreting the next ridiculous health related item on the news. Within these posts will be the things that we should all know about medicine before we go commenting on the newest scientific discoveries. In some places the information might seem simplistic but even medical students go back to basics.

-Questionnaire: A minor idea we’ve had is to post up a questionnaire of some kind which both of us could provide answers for, it seems the right kind of thing to do. If anyone has a decent personal questionnaire, we’d happily see suggestions.

Thanks for reading this slightly arbitrary post.

Now we’ll get to work on our next 1000 views.

Blip & Pop

Note: We have avoided directly plugging Pop's books thus far but perhaps it is about time we started. Check out Blippop's books section at the top of the page to see the selection of books we have available on the kindle.

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