Friday, February 26, 2010
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"I have found genre distinctions in fiction publishing to be sometimes confusing.
To aid others in their curiosity, and planning their reading lists, I present the following handy guide."
-- Jay Lake
Visit Jay at JLake.Com
|General fiction||Nothing to explain|
|Literary fiction||If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand it anyway|
|Mystery||Explain what happened|
|Thriller/Technothriller||Explain how it happened|
|Romance||Explain who it happened to|
|Western||Explain what lily-livered varmint gone and done it|
|Horror||Explain what's about to happen|
|Science Fiction||Explain everything in technical detail|
|Fantasy||Explain everything in nonsensical detail|
|Magical Realism||Explain nothing|
|Surrealism||Go fishing for ice cream|
With a nod to Kelly M...
Monday, February 15, 2010
Image Courtesy of Autostraddle.com from an article by Marie Lyn Bernard
“The Grammy voters chose someone who, according to her lyrics, has spent her entire life waiting for phone calls and dreaming about horses and sunsets.”
Go on, click to read it. If you are a teenage girl it will tell you that the most important thing about you isn't your virginity. Plus, it will also generate a giggle at the notion of Taylor Swift being an "outsider".
"If religions merely cling to "fundamental" past understandings, denying revelations at hand, they will become superfluous. By not allowing myths to grow and develop, by denying new prophecy, as it were, many religious entities contribute to stultification and even collective psychic unbalance. It is as if they insisted that adolescent dreams were the sole vehicles for truth and took a pill to stop further dreaming."
-- Myth: A Biography of Belief, David Leeming
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Saw Avatar 3D. Looked Fantastic. Beautiful. Seamless CGI integration. Story a right clunker. Head hurts from being repeatedly beaten with a New Age mallet. Jimmy Cameron, you're not a subtle boy. Verdict? Great way to spend 3 hours.
And why has my font changed? Is it trying to tell me something?
Friday, February 5, 2010
Watching a Top 10 80's Anthems on TV. Every time I see Cyndi Lauper I'm reminded of, no matter what happened to muddy my childhood in any way, the spirit of the music (particularly between 1980-1986) somehow refuses to die. Everyone's always so quick to judge the neon legwarmers and lipstick... For shame!