Irene Adler, and why I’m not as pleased with the Elementary finale as I could be
Don’t get me wrong now. I loved the finale. It was brilliant and gorgeous and just overall well-done. The plot twists! The emotions! The acting! Yes, good.
But I’m still a bit disappointed that the writers chose to use the character I call “adaptation!Irene.”
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If there ever was tragically visceral evidence of how remix culture fuels creativity and copyright hinders it, it is this: Despite – or perhaps because of – millions of views in less than a week, The David Foster Wallace Literary Trust has filed a copyright claim against the wildly popular YouTube version of the wonderful short film adaptation of Wallace’s timeless 2005 commencement address, This Is Water. (Luckily, you can still watch the film on Vimeo – but that’s beside the point.)
Here is an example of a project made out of love, the existence of which harms the estate in no way, financial or otherwise, but serves the public good by way of cultural preservation and celebration of Wallace’s spirit and legacy, extending his message and allowing it to touch more lives. That the estate finds any of this harmful is gobsmacking, at once an aberration of the law and a complete failure of cultural duty.
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literally eveRY ONE HAS A SMART PHONE/INTERNET ON THEIR PHONE EXCEPT ME THIS IS UPSETTING
I DON’T HAVE ONE EITHER! I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE!
#we can suffer toether
but seriously they’re so expensive but everyone has them like why do kids six years younger need them/have them just—
Behold, my phone.
YOU ARE WELCOME FOR MAKING YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR PHONE IS UP TO DATE.
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in which King Joffrey can’t take a hint
I hope the little worm dies soon.
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