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One hundred men caught by endless passion

Some things that I have been enjoying recently:

Classic Human Anatomy, by Valerie L. Winslow. I love this book. It’s broken up into sections like “The Language of Anatomy”, “The Head, Face and Neck”, and “The Torso”, and is full of lovely illustrations and clearly labeled diagrams showing bones, muscles and how movement affects them. Terms like ‘Humerus’ include pronunciation, the term’s origin (often Latin) and synonyms.

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Animal flashcards, found in my parent’s living room. It’s about time I got back to expanding my vocabulary, and I think the illustrations are hilarious! That hedgehog looks so goofy!

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Finding things is fun! I pick things up off the street all the time. Pictured are some of my most recent acquisitions. I’d probably make a very good magpie, though none of these is particularly shiny. Not really sure what to do with… any of them, really, but I’m sure I’ll think of something.

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Title from the song New Found Land by Leaves’ Eyes. It’s about a crew of Norse men, braving the sea and storms and hardship in their quest to discover new land. I hope we can all find something to be as passionate about in our everyday lives!

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November 30, 2010 at 7:53 pm Leave a comment

2009 Webcomic Awards!

I WOULD LIKE TO NOTE! This is not a best webcomics ever list! Do not be offended that your most-favoritest webcomic ever is not on this list, please. These are the comics that I most strongly associate with the year 2009, be it that it was started, discovered, or made significant progress within. And yes, it’s four months late. Deal.

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Strangely compelling award goes to Girl Genius
Perhaps it doesn’t bother you, but when I first started reading GG, I found the art style to be… rather bizarre? Unattractive, even. But this exciting steampunk joyride – filled with Adventure! Romance! Mad Science! – is not something you want to miss! And the more I read, the more I came to recognize the art style as a thing of beauty. You may not believe me now, but trust me. It grows on you, and it tells this epic tale with a finesse that I find hard to comprehend. Even if mad scientists (and their equally mad creations) do not appeal to you in any way, I still suggest you check it out.

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Bedtime story (+1 Laser Cows) award goes to Gunnerkrigg Court
Another prime example of a comic that started in one style, and has since evolved into something… well, very beautiful. Gunnerkrigg’s dark hallways are filled with strange creatures and tales, in a world split between the wonder of magic and cold calculations of science. Though certainly it is not always a friendly place, sometimes happy and sometimes sad, I’m sure you will be just as eager to return to Gunnerkrigg as I am.

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New kid on the block award goes to Evil Diva
Diva Beelze is a bubbly little devil-gone-good who likes pretty dresses, is less than popular at school… and is also a super hero? A charming take on good and evil, the adolescent woes of not fitting in at school (or your alignment), and various other hijinks. It’s 2009 debut has been well received by the internet. A strong start, Evil Diva! We hope to see you continue your success in the New Year!

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Most Improved award goes to Kagerou
It’s not that the art was ever bad, it’s that it’s gotten so much better! I cannot even try to describe this one – it’s simply too much all at once. Dark and scary and mesmerizing, Kagerou is like looking into the maw of something immense and hungry and knowing that your death will be beautiful. And of course, there are also lighter moments, color and hugs and rainbow wings, but overall… dark. Big congrats to Luka for Issue #1 coming out in print!

May 21, 2010 at 1:06 am Leave a comment

Important Life Lessons: Toilet Paper

I like to think that everyone knows this, but in case you were deprived as a child, or have since forgotten, there is a right way and a wrong way to hang your toilet paper.

Toilet paper should be hung carefully

Using helpful diagrams such as the one above, CurrentConfig explains in more detail the science of correctly hanging toilet paper.

April 7, 2009 at 3:06 am Leave a comment

The math of language

Craig Damrauer is cooking up a wordy equation every Monday, and I think I can honestly say this is an instance where I find math delightful.

Midlife crisis = (what I want to do/what I've done) +/- fast car

Check him out at http://www.morenewmath.com/

March 30, 2009 at 1:39 am Leave a comment

You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you think anything but headshots will do.

“A mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.”

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
I am so excited that this will exist on a bookshelf, somewhere, soon. I don’t even think it can be good. But… it might. And wouldn’t that be beautiful?

(Did I mention it has illustrations?)

February 4, 2009 at 6:54 am Leave a comment


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