It has recently come to my attention that I haven’t acquired a new device in quite a long time– not since I got my graphing calculator at the beginning of the school year, in fact. Since said graphing calculator has no internet access nor even the ability to play space invaders or anything, I feel that it is about time I got something else, something more fun. And yes, it is possible to top the thrill of correctly graphing a quadratic equation on the first try. This post shall strive to prove to you why I would like– nay, why I deserve– a new device.
First of all, it would help, not hinder, my writing career. After all, isn’t it easier to Google and take notes on a small device that I could carry with me all the time? All the functions of the internet are there, at my disposal. Looking up definitions, calculating the velocity of a falling object, and knowing what noises a penguin makes– everything would be available to me at the touch of a screen. More than that, I would be able to do necessary activities without losing writing time. By using another device to check my email, chat with friends, and update word counts, I would spend less of my computer time doing mundane tasks and more of it writing. After all, I only have so much time in which I can use the family computer.
The device wouldn’t promote procrastination, but instead, it would be a creative way to unwind! Who wants to spend all their time reading books, anyway? It would be a lot easier just to play mind-numbing games on a new device without the worry of wasting one’s writing time or having to actually think about anything in particular. Games are fun, so they should be guilt-free and easy to access. Also, creatively unwinding on a personal device would be much easier than doing so on a family computer– no one else is clamoring for permission to use it for the next hour, and no one is going to yell at you for playing silly games when they want to play silly games instead. I would no longer be forced to give up my unwinding time for other people to unwind.
This device would also minimize peer pressure. Do you know the intense pressure of a writer to write? Honestly, when I go into the word war chatroom, people want wars straight out, and I have to oblige them. What a relief it would be, to join the chatroom with a device incapable of copious amounts of words– I would be able to decline word wars right and left and truly relax at times. Of course, I would still write on the regular computer, using the keyboard, but just not every time I wanted to check the chatroom. Peer pressure is one of the greatest destroyers of youthful happiness, and I aim to combat it at every turn, even when it has to do with writing. After all, you can’t write all the time.
As you can see, acquiring a new portable device with full wireless internet capabilities would be beneficial toward my writing career. It would be a tool– to research and outline without wasting writing time. It would allow me an outlet to unwind creatively while allowing others to do their own work (or creative unwinding of their own, if they choose) at the same time. Furthermore, with a legitimate reason to excuse myself, I can take a few more breaks than I usually do, allowing me more time to unwind creatively and keeping me from going crazy. Not only that, but it would be good exercise for my thumbs, which are just lazy lumps anyway. Why must a calculator be my sole means of entertainment in this digital age? I deserve a device! It’s not simply for my good– it’s for the good of the world.