My Yuletide story was Earning the Light (Under the Dome (TV))--the show has a lot of good and a fair amount of bad. The good includes Julia Shumway and Dale “Barbie” Barbara—a disgraced journalist and the ex-military-man-turned-enforcer she’s sleeping with. Also, as it happens, he killed her husband, which isn’t even the key source of tension in the relationship. And while they have enough chemistry that I was happy to roll with that, in the story I wanted to dig around a little bit into how Julia might think about her own actions.

Thanks to [personal profile] talitha78 for the lovely holiday card!

Superman's biography, debater's memoir, Hyperbole and a Half )marketing inequality )

rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( Sep. 15th, 2013 06:54 pm)
So, one of my son’s second-grade assignments was to think of as many things as possible that could be picked up with a spoon but not a fork. He returns home with a list in which three of the about eight entries—“alcohol,” “beer,” and “liquor”—have been carefully erased, as per his teacher’s policy. Now we are amusing ourselves imagining the first parent-teacher conference. “Did you folks drive?”

Jared Gardner, Projections: Comics and the History of Twenty-First-Century Storytelling: long, positive review )
1. The new US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking feedback on how to make mortgage disclosure forms more understandable. If you have a few minutes, go and vote for the alternative you find easiest to understand.

2. I am seriously amused that Patrick Stump’s song This City, now free on iTunes, includes a lyric using the word “gentrification.”
Civil War, understanding comics, economics and economic collapse, funky numbers )
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
( Aug. 31st, 2005 09:26 pm)
My version of nesting: trying to clear the backlog.

marketing, copyright, comic books, pop culture )



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