The scholarship and culture to which I personally am responding… is still undergoing earth-shaking change. Tolkien… was being quite progressive by suggesting elves, humans, dwarves, and shire-folk could live happily together… but…that is through a contemporary lens problematic. I come here not to bury Tolkien, but to contextualize him…
I’d make one final note about the casting, and in particular the so-called controversy regarding casting People of Color – literally anyone who has a problem with it should go pound sand and die mad about it.
Wrapping up from a double-overloaded summer semester, and heading into a double-overloaded fall semester.
You could say I like to work.
Final verdict: Worth the money – it’s practically a game unto itself. Makes map-making fun (if not always totally sensible) and is a better handout generator than I would dare to ask for.
This post was one of the first to incorporate images – I abandoned the old suck.com model of text + links in favor of images with captions. I then deleted the captions on this repost because they weren’t funny.
Worse. When I started really looking at the world around me in a semi-adult way starting sometime in the early 2000s, I started to understand that things were bad. In large part this came thanks to a sort of awakening of self-awareness which, to be blunt, I had lacked. I recently re-read some George HerbertContinue reading “How’s it Goin’?”
Back in the day, my old entertainment standby and Web 1.0 blogspiration, Suck.com, ran a quiz on “geekiness.” It wasn’t a real quiz or anything, not like Facebook has quizzes or what have you – this was post-irony, pre-earnestness, mostly sarcastic Web 1.0 territory, before 9/11 but after grunge. It was the kind of quizContinue reading “SSS Archive – 5 February 2010”
We have to remember. We have to remember how it felt, why it happened, who’s to blame, and what it cost us. Every last bit of it.
receding the industrial revolution, labor was cheap and materials were expensive. That’s why everything from before the 1800’s is covered in lace and filigree or carved out in bas relief – some landlord would trade off a cow, a sheep, a hectare of land and a daughter of virtue true for about half an ounceContinue reading “SSS Archive – 20 January 2010”
In high school, I was a diver – not a good one…but I know what “the twisties” are…