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"No pockets."

Happy birthday to jalara! May your next year be the best yet!

I have some links to share...

* My review of Faith and Choice in the Works of Joss Whedon by K. Dale Koontz is now available in the hard-copy scholarly journal Mythlore and online at the Mythlore website.

* How can anyone resist a "Truffle Over Innsmouth"? Check out these chocolates inspired by H.P. Lovecraft ("Choconomicon") and Lord Byron, Dr. John Polidori, and Mary and Percy Shelley ("Gothic Weekend") at Polidori Chocolates. We wants them, Precioussss, yes we do.

* From Listverse: "15 Influential Early Works of Apocalyptic Fiction." I might add "The Comet" by W.E.B. Du Bois (1920), but on the whole, this list hits the high points of the pre-1940 literature, to my mind. (Thanks to Fredosphere!)

* Also from Listverse: "Top 12 Dystopian Novels."

* And from A Distant Soil, a thought-provoking guest post by scribblerworks: "Why Kirk is Mythic and Picard is Not."

"Grendel couldn't pay wergild. My theory? No pockets."
- from "Things Professor Drout Said: Spring 2009 Edition"


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May. 22nd, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
May. 26th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Me, too! Me, too! *drools*
May. 22nd, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
Just a week until ConCarolinas. Maybe if you're not doing anything in particular Friday night, you could meet up with me and arymetore and witchcat07 to play some Munchkin Cthulhu. Here's the web page for it, which includes a rules sheet (the link for it is under Resources). You'd better hope that Ary doesn't bring his Demented Dungeons deck though. It includes a Dungeon of Manga Wrangling card which inflicts a -5 on all female players when up against a monster with tentacles. A deadly combination with the Cthulhu deck.
May. 26th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for thinking of me! That certainly looks like fun. Although I have zero experience in any kind of game like that. Maybe I'd be better suited to be the interested audience. LOL!

A deadly combination with the Cthulhu deck.

Ha - I imagine so!
May. 23rd, 2009 07:04 am (UTC)
Love the Kirk article, and it's dead on. I have to say that the new flick keeps that aspect of Kirk. Things happen because he's there, and makes things happen.

I think I'm gonna have to catch the flick for a third time this week.
May. 23rd, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed the article (and thanks to our hostess for linking to it). I love the new movie, and there's a lot I could say about the Kirk/Spock dynamic in it (really interesting things!), but for the guest blog I wanted to keep it more focused.
May. 23rd, 2009 11:07 am (UTC)
Here's something else that was said about it which you might find unsettling.
May. 24th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Not really that unsettling - it's a pattern that underlies many stories.

That said, very funny rendering of the likenesses! :D
May. 26th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
I agree wholeheartedly!

I just saw the film for the second time and enjoyed it even more. :)
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