June 21st, 2006 | researchmaterial
Intense, strangely humourous trailer video for BMEvideo.
One of the points of my forthcoming novel is that once something’s put on the internet, it’s not “fringe” or “edge” anymore. By dint of being freely accessible on the world’s most massive information network, it is de facto The Mainstream. People talk of blogs as the alternative to Mainstream Media, but if a million people a day read the ad-supported Boing Boing, how is that not mainstream?
So don’t look at this as some weird fringy thing you can dismiss as the personal freak of a handful of people. Remember the old maxim — if you think your own fetish is so strange that only one in a million people would understand, then there’s eight people like you in New York City alone.
Thirty years ago, you only saw heavy tattooing on a few hippies, old sailors and Lemmy. Twenty years ago you didn’t see facial piercings in the street beyond those stick-on nose studs.
This is the mainstream. Modblog details what we’ll see on the streets, and in the bedrooms of the unwary, in three to five years time. This, too, is the future.
Those of a delicate nature should probably not look.