SHANKERY WEDNESDAY: I have a lot of things I'm chewing on--mainly, this Unqualified Offerings post. But so far I haven't come up with anything even coherent enough to blog. So I'm shanking.The UO post has a poem in it, so that's your Poetry Wednesday as well. Killing two birds with one shank, you know.Oh, and here, have a medieval bestiary. Via Dappled Things.Tomorrow, I'll definitely have the next installment of my short story. Other than that... we shall see. … [Read more...]

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"IN A SUPRALEGAL LOCATION": Newsweek column on American torture. Please read this. I'm not sure the author is right about the significance of the "sources and methods" quote at the end, but that's a fairly minor caveat. Via Ginger Stampley. … [Read more...]

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MORE FICTION BLOGOSPHERE. Krubner is posting excerpts from his novel; Will Duquette's storyblog roundup site is here. I am blogging a short story here (don't click if you are not okay with fairly pungent language/situations)--expect the next segment of this tale on Thursday! … [Read more...]

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REINVENTING COMICS: So after that vast thing below, inspired in part by Understanding Comics, what have I got to say about the sequel, Reinventing Comics? Not so much! I basically noticed three things about the book: 1) McCloud has an engaging, visual sense of humor, which made both these books a real pleasure.2) The thing about how comics might change on the Internet--how comics might continue to represent time through space when "space" is virtually unlimited--was very intriguing, though not … [Read more...]

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HE WATCHES A FILM ABOUT THE EVENING SKY/IT WAS SOMEONE ELSE'S DREAM: So I finished Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics (and its sequel, Reinventing Comics, of which more presently). I would tell you about it, but I think I need to reread some of the most interesting bits again, with favorite comics by my side for comparison. I really liked it, though, and thank Journalista! for the recommendation.The bit that I wanted to write about is a bit that even McCloud seems a little embarrassed by in … [Read more...]

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...I wanted to say that this A, B, C, D thing is the Y-axis, and beauty or intensity of vision is the X-axis. I'm not sure that works, but I'll go with it for the moment. The A through D scheme encompasses both insight and innovation; the beauty/intensity axis would capture both beauty (obviously) and sublimity.No, it doesn't work, because the two axes kind of intertwine, if you see what I mean. D-art is D-class in part because it lacks beauty or sublimity; sublimity certainly, and beauty … [Read more...]

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EVIL.Link via the Cranky Professor. … [Read more...]

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