Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sylvia Moreno Garcia on Authenticity

Small but fun essay. I enjoy what I've read of this author's work- there's a particularly fun Malinche-themed sci-fi story they ran from her over at Escape Pod- and I've never felt any of it was inauthentic, but I've also spent some time down in Mexico. I get really tired of seeing it depicted as a completely sepia-toned desert full of gangsters and witches (I love you, Breaking Bad, but really, man, really?)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Visual Displays of Punctuation

I enjoy when people take a look at the nuts and bolts of prose. I'm not sure this is hugely informative, but it is fun.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

"Without Cruelty, There is No Carnival"

Fair warning, this is China Mieville being red as all get out and very mad at capitalism. He is, as always, a fantastic writer.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Plot without Conflict

You know, I think I may have posted this essay before, years ago, but what the hey. A comparison of three-act structure and conflict with a Japanese juxtaposition story structure called kishōtenketsu.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Some essays on Deep Space Nine

Been watching Deep Space Nine, which I missed at the time. I have a great many thoughts on it, but as I'm not even halfway through yet, I'll probably hold off on them for now, because a lot of my opinions in the early season were "this is all the goofiest parts of Next Generation mixed with less successful versions of Babylon 5 plot points."

That said, though, a friend hooked me up with this collection of essays about it, which I thought I'd share.