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calamityware: blue willow has never looked so good

Don Moyers is an artist working in an esoteric but delightful medium found somewhere where comics meets ceramics.  Or where cheesy science fiction/pop culture tropes meet traditional Chinese export art, if you are thinking thematically.  Whatever it is, his “Calamityware”  … Continue reading

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moleskine #2 is closed — the changing of the notebook guard

It’s one of those small but dramatic events in the life of a natural media writer or artist– the end of one notebook and the beginning of another. Since high school I’d tried periodically to keep a proper notebook, and … Continue reading

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making a spectacle of work avoidance

The “Little Maudie” pages of Sluddle are proving to be far more difficult to lay out than I expected– I had proper little scribble breakdowns, I promise you that, but they are now in the recycler because they did not … Continue reading

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storyteller’s delight (but beware)

Just a link today but it’s pretty nearly the best link ever (!) for anyone who is interested in storytelling.  If you write stories, or if you enjoy reading/watching/looking at  stories written by others, visit the Periodic Table of Storytelling, … Continue reading

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media discovery of 2013: welcome to night vale

“A friendly desert community, where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep.  Welcome to Night Vale.” If you hear these words being read aloud in your head in … Continue reading

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television history, or why the past is past-er than you think

Recommended reading: this essay by Wolfie that begins as an appreciation of a classic television program, and ends up in deeper historical waters.  Definitely something I wish I had thought of myself, which of course is a writer’s highest compliment. … Continue reading

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at the movies: the world’s end

This is going to be a short (or shortish) review, and you won’t find any spoilers under any cuts. The World’s End, more than any other movie I’ve seen in a long time, is a story that needs to be … Continue reading

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at the movies– now you see me

This, my friends, is a movie.  It is not a sequel to anything. It is not a reboot. It isn’t based on a book, a short story, an ad campaign or a long-cancelled television series.  It isn’t a reimagining of … Continue reading

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google trends visualizer

This is my new favorite thing in the whole world.  If you have any interest in the world as it really is, right this second, then I think you will like it too.  I’m no great fan of Google and … Continue reading

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animals shake themselves

Film at 11– or whenever you want to watch it, really.  You almost certainly know how cool it is when a wet dog shakes and all the water goes flying off.  (Well, about 70% of the water, anyway.)  Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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