Rookie: Watching Freaks and Geeks with my 93... →
rookiemag: Episode 7, “Girlfriends and Boyfriends” Her: (Re: theme song) What the heck is this? Me: School pictures! Her: Well it’s stupid! Who’s taking their picture? Me: The photographer! Her: (Shakes head) Terrible. *** (Re: credits) “Who’s ‘Patty Lin’? Is she popular in school? Or is she an old…
Sexual Jungle Cat
This is a nice story. I would not hate if you made it a TV show. kfan: I have a story up at Necessary Fiction. Kathy Fish asked me to send her something with the theme “WILD”. I sent her a story called David Hasselhoff’s Game of Sexual Jungle Cat. This is an edited/updated/reworked version of a story I originally posted on another blog. Anyways happy holidays.
Harriet the Hell-Raising Heroine →
Guys. It is weird that I love this book, right? Given that none of this pertains to me? nyrbclassics: From NPR’s All Things Considered: Next we come to what may be the single most detestable female character ever created: Harriet, the protagonist of Iris Owens’ 1973 novel After Claude. She is arrogant yet horribly insecure; dismissive and contemptuous, yet needy and pathetic. She is...
Madras Press is readying their third series of small books, and one of them is a Kelly Link story! There’s some great work in this series, including new stories of Oz by Gregory Maguire, a choose-your-own-adventure story by Kevin Brockmeier, a novella by Hannah Abrams, and an illustrated edition of Kelly Link’s ‘Stone Animals.’ It seems like Laura Miller from Salon is...
Nnedi Okorafor (Who Fears Death) on her World... →
I totally didn’t know that the statuette was Lovecraft’s head, nor did I know what a huge racist he was.
Excited to read more Helen Oyeyemi
I really enjoyed Helen Oyeyemi’s totally spooky White Is for Witching, a contemporary gothic horror story where supernatural terror and racist terror overlap. Excerpts from an interview Oyeyemi did with fictionwritersreview.com: I’d rather write a heart-warming tear-jerker or romance or something just nice, but it doesn’t work. These two things just keep coming out, the immigrant thing...
small beer damages
Gavin at Small Beer Press on new way of dealing with too-damaged books: Occasionally the returns we get from our distributor … are in such bad condition that we can’t even give them away. (We mail returned copies in good condition out to various groups—including the OWS library!—and sell them here.) … We had this box of nearly destroyed books which was beginning to spill ...