Monday's comic!

Apr. 23rd, 2017 10:28 pm
murgatroyd666: (foil)
[personal profile] murgatroyd666 posting in [community profile] girlgenius_lair
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20170424

If I didn't already know that Martellus was a complete and utter SOB, I'd be starting to like him at this point ...

Wednesday's comic!

Apr. 19th, 2017 08:28 am
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[personal profile] soncnikralj posting in [community profile] girlgenius_lair
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20170419


Yah, you must remember dis
A kiss eez still a kiss
A sigh eez just a sigh
De fundamentil tings apply
As time goez by

Monday's comic!

Apr. 17th, 2017 07:04 am
madfilkentist: Krosp, from Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio. (Krosp)
[personal profile] madfilkentist posting in [community profile] girlgenius_lair
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20170417

No more talking. No more talking at all. Do you hear me? No more talking!

WisCon meetup at Penguicon?

Apr. 14th, 2017 03:13 pm
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[personal profile] brainwane posting in [community profile] wiscon
I'm one of the Guests of Honor at Penguicon, April 28-30 in Southfield, Michigan -- it's regionally close enough to Madison that I wonder whether there's some fannish crossover! Any WisCon folks planning on coming? I'd love to have a meal together with other WisCon people -- here's my in-progress schedule to plan around...
brainwane: My smiling face in front of a brick wall, May 2015. (Default)
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I read The Underground Railroad in 2016. I thought it was engaging, moving, and accessible,* and I nominated it for a Hugo Award (Best Novel).

Na'amen Gobert Tilahun reviewed Underground Airlines as well as The Underground Railroad in Strange Horizons and discussed several aspects of both books. That review mentions speculative elements in Whitehead's book beyond the railroad mentioned in the title, in case you are wary of spoilers.

I have read John Henry Days, The Intuitionist, and I think at least one other Whitehead book, and am trying to reflect on how Whitehead approaches and uses the railroad, because I think it's different than the way a lot of speculative fiction authors do, and has more in common with how other mimetic fiction authors tend to use speculative premises. I want to compare The Underground Railroad to Never Let Me Go, where the story doesn't concentrate on (or, sometimes, even mention) the origin story of the big plot premise, and instead the story is entirely about the lives of people living or resisting -- just for themselves, to survive or thrive -- within that system.

* I think Whitehead deliberately works to make the book accessible to people who have not previously read slave narratives, fictional or nonfiction -- I think he spells out subtext more often than he would if he assumed the reader had more of a grounding in antebellum history or the history of anti-black racism in the US.

Wednesday's comic!

Apr. 12th, 2017 06:29 am
madfilkentist: Krosp, from Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio. (Krosp)
[personal profile] madfilkentist posting in [community profile] girlgenius_lair
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20170412

First time I've posted one of these ... I hope I did it right.

Colette is definitely making progress. There's a typo ("autonimous" instead of "autonomous") on the sign.

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