OK, so perhaps it’s just me, but when I heard (from Big Blog of Cheese) that there’s a review written in the style of a graphic novel about a graphic novel, that is itself a story that combines not just the history of the graphic novel as a format but also a re-examination of a canonical English fantasist author –
Well, let’s just say that the whole meta-ness of it brought a real big grin to my face. File under ‘reasons to leave the house more often’ and ‘postmodernism is rotting my brain’, perhaps?
A priceless bit of cultural referencing from the always-funny XKCD:
(Original image source)
If the core mode of science fiction is extrapolating current ideas into an imagined future, then quite a few people can be said to be doing it in one form or another:
Image © 1998-2006 Penny Arcade, Inc.
Nice subtle bit of humour from the Penny Arcade boys, there. Click through for the full-size version, and have a read around while you’re there. If you or any of your mates are serious gamer/obsessive types, you can’t fail to find a good laugh.
I’m being decidely un-writerly this evening and going out for beer and loud music. Yeah, so call my lawyer … 🙂
…because I’m too damn fuddled with imported Chinese head-cold to write anything clever tonight. This cartoon found at Pharyngula; original source can be found by clicking through on the image.
Well, I laughed like a b*stard. Back to normal (hopefully) tomorrow.
There is truth to be found on teh intarwebs, you know…
This could almost be a transcript of a conversation between myself and my mate Paul Circuitbenders…he likes to keep me grounded. Either that or he gets a kick out of reminding me that I’m a closet egotist. Possibly both.
Of course, my stats (and occasional comments, cheers guys) tell me that a few people *ARE* reading, so I manage to fend of the paranoiac insecurity that way. Kind of. 🙂
Spotted this on Respectful Insolence, BTW. Another webcomic for the aggregator.