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Fake Britain: A Map Of Fictional Locations | Londonist
Includes Leadworth, Scarfolk, Qwghlm, Beanotown, and, of course, Llareggub, but is unaccountably lacking in Little Bazeley and Little-Storping-in-the-Swuff, and I was hoping that it might finally tell me where the Village is.
maps  britishness  silly  literature  incrediblyobscurereference  tv  natureoftruth 
20 days ago by gominokouhai
J G Ballard's classic 1968 demolition of the media-friendly politician. What a world it must have been, when this was a novelty deserving of commentary.
writing  books  dystopia  americans  usa  politics  satire  deconstruction  zeitgeisty  literature 
june 2018 by gominokouhai
“Hardly the Center of the World”: Vancouver in William Gibson’s “The Winter Market” | Dr. Paul Delany, Simon Fraser University
What he's master of, really, is garbage, kipple, refuse, the sea of cast-off goods or century floats upon. Gomi no sensei. Master of junk.
literature  writing  books  WilliamGibson  sf  cyberpunk 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
How the Famous Five sold us a myth of Britain—and set the stage for our Brexit fantasies | Prospect Magazine
TL;DR it's all Enid Blyton's fault. A thoroughly convincing demolition of the moronic fantasism that's brought us here.
britishness  news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  Brexit  literature  lies  zeitgeisty 
january 2018 by gominokouhai
Hast Thou Slain the Jabberwock? | North of Reality
The otherwise unexplained "-y" in the title explains everything. The poem is related to, or of, the Jabberwock; it is Jabberwockesque. The text itself is the eternal Jabberwock, unsnickersnackable: it will always be here, ready to come around again with jaws that bite and claws that catch at a new beamish boy, forever, whenever he opens the book.
natureoftruth  literature  silly  writing 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
'This Goes All the Way to the Queen': The Puzzle Book that Drove England to Madness | Hazlitt
The story of Masquerade, with particular focus on apophany. I never even got as far as finding the rabbit hidden on each page.
apophany  psychology  literature  coolstuff 
october 2015 by gominokouhai
So How Do You Pronounce "R'lyeh", Anyway? - Strange Company
"[...]a right bastard to pronounce the magic chant – as my actors discovered. But that’s another story", says Hugh. He's quite right, and perhaps I shall tell it one day.
luvviedom  acting  voiceover  movies  literature  fhtagn 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
Knight v Snail - Medieval manuscripts blog
Something I didn't know about medieval literature: the illuminations were really, really fond of depicting Eenglish kerniggets engaged in abundant battle with giant gastropods.
history  literature 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
Gamol-léac - Castiron [Archive of Our Own]
YES FOLKS there exists Beowulf / The Man Your Man Could Smell Like crossover fanfiction and YOU'RE WELCOME.
writing  silly  literature  theBenefitsOfAClassicalEducation 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
Hark, the empty highways calling
The Problem Of Susan, pretty much goddamn demolished.
literature  writing  feminism  sexism 
january 2014 by gominokouhai
Young Adult Literature with female characters | Peacock Feathers & Diamond Rings
All recommended for those requiring non-stereotypical role models. Contains Nancy Blackett obviously, as should all such lists.
sexism  equality  literature  writing 
october 2013 by gominokouhai
"On this site on August 15, 1968...
...authors JACK KEROUAC and WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS came to blows over a disagreement regarding the Oxford comma". They don't make 'em like they used to.
history  literature  writing  grammar 
july 2013 by gominokouhai
The question of Susan | The Slacktiverse
In which there are the ramblings of a deeply troubled Lewis apologist juxtaposed with the serious, common-sense criticisms we've all felt since we were twelve.
religion  literature  writing 
april 2013 by gominokouhai
Kurt Vonnegut, Charles Bukowski, Susan Sontag, Harper Lee, and Other Literary Greats on Censorship | Brain Pickings
"All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of censorship."
writing  censorship  literature 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
Famous Novelists on Symbolism in Their Work - Mental Floss
God bless America! It's 1963 and you're sick of looking for imaginary symbology in literature. So you do what any proper American would do: write to the authors and ask them. (Try doing this in England and see if you get an answer from Shakespeare. Go on, I dare you.) Some fascinating responses from some of the greats. Ayn Rand was a dick about it, of course.
writing  literature 
june 2012 by gominokouhai

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