- Always say yes to seeing friends
- Eat breakfast every day
- Recognize that positive change rarely happens overnight
- Accept the fuck-ups, but try not to let them happen again
- There is a song to remedy every situation on the planet
- Appreciate the people in your life
- Look for the good in everything
- Try new things and try them often
- Treat yourself as well as you treat others
The Lego Movie
So I finally saw this movie iast night, and, sorry if I’m being super-obvious, here, but guys. You know it’s all about you, yes?
You know near the end when Emmet tells (spoiler) that no one’s destroying your work, there’s only millions of people creating new stuff on top of what you’ve already built?
You know that’s LEGO speaking directly to copyright in the age of remix culture, right? You know that’s LEGO making a positive statement about fandom and transformative works and each one of you, yeah?
This is LEGO, the company that has a Fair Play copyright policy and allows hobbyists to have conventions around their independently built model systems like Brick Con, tacitly permits con vendors to sell unlicensed variants on copyrighted Lego merchandise, and even partners professionally with some amateur hobbyists.
This is LEGO literally telling you that fanfiction is not copyright infringement but rather a celebration of the original work. This is LEGO literally telling you that fanwork is just as cool and as valuable and important as the work it’s based on.
The theme of The LEGO Movie is literally “everything is awesome, whether it started out as the canon or as fanwork.”
I just wanted to make sure you knew that. :)