1. 14:54 17th Jul 2014

    Notes: 17

    Tags: pictures

    I went to the desert.

     
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    libraryjournal:

This pose was my idea.


We did it again.

    libraryjournal:

    This pose was my idea.

    We did it again.

     
  3. Is True Blood good? Probably the answer to this question is no. Is True Blood good TV? Yes, a million times yes. After asking whether the season six premiere “was a ‘return to form’ or ‘drastic departure,’” Price Peterson wrote in Vulture’s recap of the episode, “Trick question: This show has always been simultaneously bad and good every season.” Though certainly some seasons are more uneven than others (the less we talk about werepanthers the better), the show’s relentless commitment to cliffhangers, to people without clothes, to ludicrous plot twists more than meets my entertainment quota. May I remind you that we all saw Alexander Skarsgard naked in flames on top of a glacier at the end of last season. There are zero penises on Game of Thrones and none of them are on fire. So point for True Blood in this particular category.
     
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    What do you mean I shouldn’t pack my sneaker-heels.

    What do you mean I shouldn’t pack my sneaker-heels.

     
  5. 10:43 28th Jun 2014

    Notes: 10

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    These young writers!

    These young writers!

     
  6. therumpus:

Here’s today’s Daily GIF!

A good gif to accompany my Red or Dead review.

    therumpus:

    Here’s today’s Daily GIF!

    A good gif to accompany my Red or Dead review.

     
  7. It’s useful, then, to look at Red or Dead as less a fictional biography (please no one ever say “faction”) and more as a work of hagiography, if one written by an Oulipo-sympathizer. And so Shankly here remains rather flat, but flat in the way of a Byzantine icon: his is a magnetic simplicity, where a repeated gesture becomes meaning, and, as if haloed in gold leaf, he glows crimson. But where Peace eschews complexity in Shankly’s character — he is clearly a good man, a good husband, a good manager — he finds it in the novel’s structure, in its brutal and beautiful repetition.

    Repetition Repetition Repetition | The Los Angeles Review of Books

    I wrote about David Peace’s Red or Dead, which I really loved.

     
  8. 15:07 11th Jun 2014

    Notes: 30

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    kellymce:

mollitudo:

So many of my favorite books have covers by Leo and Diane Dillon. Masters of drawing tall, dark-haired white ladies. Masters of drawing magic rocks that look like potatoes. Masters of drawing clothes I wish I had.

That’s so interesting! I don’t associate them with drawing white ladies at all. More like, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, Their illustrations for Virginia Hamilton’s The People Could Fly will stay with me foreverrrr.
Also, I have always imagined them as this dream couple, but that might’ve been based solely on one interview I read with them, plus the fantasy of illustrating children’s books with my partner for fifty years. 

I spent way too long last night trying to find a high-res image of their cover for The People Could Fly, one of the most important books of my childhood. I read that thing cover to cover to cover. I also reveled in their illustrations for a picturebook version of Aida by Leontyne Pryie. Ugh great book.

    kellymce:

    mollitudo:

    So many of my favorite books have covers by Leo and Diane Dillon. Masters of drawing tall, dark-haired white ladies. Masters of drawing magic rocks that look like potatoes. Masters of drawing clothes I wish I had.

    That’s so interesting! I don’t associate them with drawing white ladies at all. More like, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, Their illustrations for Virginia Hamilton’s The People Could Fly will stay with me foreverrrr.

    Also, I have always imagined them as this dream couple, but that might’ve been based solely on one interview I read with them, plus the fantasy of illustrating children’s books with my partner for fifty years. 

    I spent way too long last night trying to find a high-res image of their cover for The People Could Fly, one of the most important books of my childhood. I read that thing cover to cover to cover. I also reveled in their illustrations for a picturebook version of Aida by Leontyne Pryie. Ugh great book.

     
  9. 21:08 10th Jun 2014

    Notes: 2

    Tags: cbsundance

    cbsundance said: There’s going to be a 4th book! (Well, a prequel.)

    Yes! I’ve read it! Unfortunately Clariel doesn’t have a Dillon cover, I suspect in part because Leo Dillon passed away two years ago. The cover of the galley I has clearly taken a page from the Hunger Games Divergent school of jacket design. See:

     
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    So many of my favorite books have covers by Leo and Diane Dillon. Masters of drawing tall, dark-haired white ladies. Masters of drawing magic rocks that look like potatoes. Masters of drawing clothes I wish I had.

    So many of my favorite books have covers by Leo and Diane Dillon. Masters of drawing tall, dark-haired white ladies. Masters of drawing magic rocks that look like potatoes. Masters of drawing clothes I wish I had.