Twice, recently, people have commented on my post titles. I keep a real journal elsewhere where entries are either untitled, or are titled by quotations. In the past I used to keep a running total of who had guessed the source of the quote, but these days that game gets ignored.
Titles here used to be song lyrics, but these days they are film quotes.
When I started I intended to be a little interesting, and make "happy posts" contain quotes from films I enjoyed watching, and "ironic" or "ranty" posts contain quotes from films I disliked. But that didn't last for long, and I suspect nobody noticed anyway. (Why would they?!)
Regardless that's the only explaination I'll give.
Once or twice I've had people "complain" :
Your titles have no relationship to your posts.
I don't know if your post is a serious one I should read, or a trivial one I should ignore.
To those comments I have several potential response:
- Either I believe the posts are serious, or I believe they are not. My opinion might coincide with yours, but frankly I have no expectation either way.
- Read the body, ignore the title. Consider it an ironic commentry on the importance of fashion, where appearance is more important than content.
- It quickly gets old making titles of the form "Hey, asql released. Again.".
- I find your ideas intruiging and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
In short, if you (dis)like what I have to say I'm sure that the title of the post you disagree with is the least important part of that. I'm sure I could say more either way, but since the recent reminder I figured I should write something.
I've almost done so several times but I find it hard to be specific. Regardless the summary is:
"I'll keep this up, whether you like it or not, until I get bored. Regardless of how much I might respect you, and your opinion."
PS. tscreen released. Again.
ObFilm: Star Trek #2 - Wrath of Khan