Why is Gollum on your Twitter Background?
I have a particular picture for my Twitter https://twitter.com/johnnliu Background for a while.
It is a picture with many interpretations.
Because it is LEGO. I grew up with LEGO. My kids have inherited my LEGO. I buy LEGO on a regular basis.
Because it is LOTR. I grew up with Fantasy Books. Tokien. Robert Jordan. Steve Jackson. Terry Prachett. Robin Hobb. JK Rowling.
Because it is a social comment on the lawsuits. That today's toy box needs a label that says "Boat does not float"
Because it is a play on words. Re-peat after me: Riddles for the Ring; Boat does not float.
Because it is narrative. Ultimately, Gollum is frustrated that his boat is sinking and he can't reach the One Ring.
It is a picture I took at a toy store while looking at the latest LEGO boxes. And it is a picture that had meanings and more meanings.
You can also interpret it as a client meeting or coding scenario where I sometimes feel like Gollum.
Curses! The Ring was just within my grasp!
And you would be right as well.
I'll leave you with a Converse of the lawsuits theory. This Boat, which I bought for my daughter, does Float.
I live in the most Interesting of Times. We can observe the World while always making comments and it fascinates me.