DARK SOCIAL | Warren Ellis

“Dark Social” is the notion that people share “content” via private/secure messaging apps, one-to-one or one-to-select-group.  That social sharing activity can’t be measured in any useful way.  There is no freely-available prosumer tool to quantify the sharing of a link.  Hence, they call it “dark social.”  When you hear someone say “dark social,” they’re bemoaning … Continue reading DARK SOCIAL | Warren Ellis


Advice from Warren Ellis, Internet Jesus

In this week's edition of his newsletter, Orbital Operations, writer of all trades and legendary Internet Jesus Warren Ellis offered the following bits of sage advice for us all to perform our own lifehack in these unprecedented times. Take heed, if you want to survive. "If you're on social media, make your account private, and use … Continue reading Advice from Warren Ellis, Internet Jesus

Thinkbook 5 | Untitled

~ This is a #thinkbook entry on #ruckology in which Brandon L. Rucker returns with new brainjuice after a two-week break ~ The last couple of weeks have not been optimal for regular blogging, due in part to my being busy creatively on a couple of projects. That’s a good thing. In that span there’s … Continue reading Thinkbook 5 | Untitled

Quote: Warren Ellis on Description

So I stumbled across this Warren Ellis video interview, looks like it was conducted and subsequently posted midsummer of last year.  When I started blogging about five years or so ago it was totally inspired by Warren Ellis' old website   In novels you have to just suggest the image for the reader to allow the … Continue reading Quote: Warren Ellis on Description

Another Warren Ellis Writing Quote

“…a writer is always working as long as they’re awake.  The mind is always spinning and looking for things to grab on to that it can make a story with.  It spins and jumps and glares and claws.  No peace for you, host creature.”   From a post on his blog: Morning, Computer

Warren Ellis on Commercial Storytelling

I am a proud and eager subscriber of writer Warren Ellis' weekly newsletter Oribital Operations.  On a weekly basis (or therabouts) I can expect him to touch upon various topics that run the gamut of intelligent, thought-provoking, humorous and enlightening. A couple of weeks ago he stated something that really stopped me in my tracks, … Continue reading Warren Ellis on Commercial Storytelling

Warren Ellis on Mad Max

"You forget that the MAD MAX films are a narrative continuum, from the brink of societal collapse all the way through to the petrol- and water-cults after the end of the world.  Max himself goes from tightly-wound cop to broken man to the Max of FURY ROAD, who, for the first half of the film, … Continue reading Warren Ellis on Mad Max