Category Archives: Assigned Reading

Reading things

I noticed recently that I had unconsciously allowed my reading habits to slip, relegating books to subway commutes and the bedside. This had to change. Here’s a quick overview of the notables I’ve picked up since. Advertisements

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Oh hey, this book is about as old as I am

As a kid, I read the first volume of Tad Williams’ Otherland series, and have memories of it being just this massive, epic tome I conquered over a long period of time. I’ve assumed that these memories were, of course, … Continue reading

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Elsewhere…

I have another post up at Beneath The Tangles, talking about the season of Lent and Haruhi Suzumiya (as you do). Chapter 1 of my comic, Future Fairyland, is now completely online. So it’s possible to read the whole thing … Continue reading

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Actually reviewing serious literature

I have a Ghost in the Shell post almost ready to go, but this book annoyed me so much that I have to get it out of my system first. So I’ve long heard Cormac McCarthy described as one of … Continue reading

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More Tolkien nerdery

I finished my reread of The Lord of the Rings some time ago, and capped it off with The Silmarillion. And I also eventually finished going through the Peter Jackson trilogy, of which I’m sad to say that my opinion … Continue reading

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Comic stuff

I’ve inked over a third of the pages of Future Fairyland chapter 1, so it won’t be too long now before I can offer tangible evidence that this project I’ve been talking about actually exists. On that note, I’ve also … Continue reading

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Future Fairyland – The Poster!

Work on my comic, Future Fairyland, continues apace, with a significant chunk of chapter 1 already drawn. In lieu of that, I’ve decided to draw a poster which I’ve included below the fold.

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Top ten things I read in 2017

As usual, I compile a list of my favourite reads of the year, and as usual most of the entries don’t actually date from the year in question. I’ve decided to exclude graphic novels/comics, as at this point I think … Continue reading

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Talkin’ about comics

One of things fueling my desire to try my hand at comics is how they annoy me. I don’t mean the medium itself, but rather how much harder it is, compared to other media, for me to find those works … Continue reading

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Turning to more important subject matter…

To my shame and discredit I haven’t talked much about sci-fi books lately, so let’s rectify that by talking about Gabe Hudson’s Gork, The Teenage Dragon, a book I picked up almost solely on the concept alone: a romantic comedy … Continue reading

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