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Saturday, 16 June 2018

The 8 stages of trying to read James Joyce ahead of Bloomsday

quote [ Joyce is celebrated for his wit, use of stream of consciousness, and challenging what a novel can be and do. That doesn't mean that the difficulty of reading "Ulysses" hasn't put one or two of us off. We go through the various stages of reading Joyce. ]

Happy Bloomsday, readers and/or drinkers!

[SFW] [literature] [+1 Funny]
[by HoZay@7:46pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The worst 1st lines of 2018

quote [ Our eyes are always pointing at things we are interested in approaching, or investigating, or looking at, or having. ]

12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson
[SFW] [literature] [+7 Funny]
[by eggboy@12:57pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The last man who knew everything

quote [ It hardly seems likely that the life of an obscure Anglican clergyman should recommend itself to the attention of a modern biographer; the shelves of second-hand bookshops are the sepulchers of many an Essex parson's dutifully compiled Life and Letters. But Sabine Baring-Gould happens to have been the last man who knew everything. ]

[SFW] [literature] [+5 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@6:06pmGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 22 April 2018

How Flap Illustrations Helped Reveal the Body's Inner Secrets

quote [ Sixteenth century scholars peeled away anatomical ignorance one layer at a time. ]

You can milk anything with ?lacmamils?
[SFW] [literature] [+1 Insightful]
[by satanspenis666@3:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Britain's Secret Theft of Ethiopia's Most Wondrous Manuscripts

quote [ Plundered in 1868, they are kept at the British Library?and an ongoing campaign seeks to bring them home. ]

And I'll get the book back, creased and torn
[SFW] [literature] [+2 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:42amGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Does Recovery Kill Great Writing?

quote [ The first time I told the story of my drinking, I sat among other drinkers who no longer drank. Ours was a familiar scene: circled folding chairs, foam cups of coffee gone lukewarm, phone numbers exchanged. Before the meeting, I imagined what might happen after it was done: People would compliment my story or the way I?d told it, and I?d demur, Well, I?m a writer, shrugging, trying not to make too big a deal out of it. I practiced with notecards beforehand. ]

I see some validity to this.

[SFW] [literature] [+2 Interesting]
[by JWWargo@9:13amGMT] [15 comments]

Friday, 6 April 2018

Brilliant New Typeface Combines Touchable Braille With Visible Letters

quote [ With an innovation that makes you wonder why no one thought of it earlier, Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi has created a new typeface that allows everyone equal access to information, whether they can see or not. ]

[SFW] [literature] [+9 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@5:02amGMT] [6 comments]

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Eraserhead Press & Deadite Press are OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS!

quote [ * Eraserhead Press is seeking original novellas and novels of 20,000 to 100,000 words in length that fit into the Bizarro Fiction category.
* We want surprising, unique, well-crafted weird stories with compelling plots, eccentric characters, and never-before-seen concepts. ]

Mentioned in shoutbox and was encouraged to make a post about it. Portland, Oregon Bizarro Fiction publisher Eraserhead Press (and its horror imprint Deadite Press) is currently open to submissions.
Need some motivation to finish that weird book you've been working on the past decade? Here you go!

Strange news story and shameless plug for my Bizarro novella in extended.

[NSFW] [literature] [+3 Good]
[by JWWargo@8:45pmGMT] [13 comments]

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ulrich Haarburste's Novel of Roy Orbison in Clingfilm: Ulrich Haarburste: 9780955460203: Amazon.com: Books

quote [ Ulrich Haarburste's Novel of Roy Orbison in Clingfilm [Ulrich Haarburste] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. ]

I am enriched
Link to the stories in extended

[SFW] [literature] [+6 Good]
[by slaytanik@7:42amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

'National Geographic' Reckons With Its Past: 'For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist'

quote [ Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg asked John Edwin Mason, a professor of African history and the history of photography at the University of Virginia, to dive into the magazine's nearly 130-year archive and report back.

What Mason found was a long tradition of racism in the magazine's coverage: in its text, its choice of subjects, and in its famed photography. ]

In extended as well - Bacteria-hunting virus fished from Connecticut lake treats infected doctor(I love the the humble bacteriophage - They are so cool!)

[SFW] [literature] [+6 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@12:51pmGMT] [8 comments]

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