Dear Civil Behavior: I’ve been helping my daughter plan her wedding to her girlfriend and everything’s been going fine — until now. We’re about to address the invitations. The calligrapher is lined up and time is getting a bit short. Here’s the problem. My…
OK, just one more…..
The fact that these are all genuine original letters to advice columns makes it all good: that this New York society matron has a calligrapher for her daughter’s lesbian wedding just fills me with glee.
Dear Carolyn, My wife is an avid reader and enjoys a lot of different types of books. Among them are series usually geared toward teenagers, like “The Hunger Games” or “Twilight.” Before the premiere of the latest movie, she rereads the series and then goes to the…
Some of my Tom Canty favorites: 1) Cover of The Privilege of the Sword, Ellen Kushner 2) Cover of Black Thorn, White Rose by by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling 3) Cover of Iseult by Dee Morrison Meaney
I want to have a novel published with a cover by Tom Canty some day.
I always wanted a novel with a Tom Canty cover, too. When my very first one (Swordspoint) got it, I knew my life had changed forever. People are always telling me - shamefacedly - that they only bought my book because of the Canty cover. To which I reply: ”Why not? That’s why they put pretty covers on novels by unknown first novelists!”
Since then, Tom & I have gone on to work together on the original hard & soft covers for my books Thomas the Rhymer, The Fall of the Kings, the paperback reissue of Swordspoint, the limited edition of The Man with the Knives … and now, the complete audiobook series of all three Riverside novels (yes, I know there’s one missing - I can’t wait to post it - just be patient… ;)! He is an amazing artist - careful, generous, literate, visionary … I hope you get your wish. Meanwhile, thanks for posting these!
So lovely…. (I’ve never gotten a Canty cover, but I do own a color sketch for TAM LIN….)
Oooo, lucky you! I adore his color sketches.
I meant to add thanks to @heartofoshun for finding posting the original art for The Privilege of the Sword Neil Gaiman Presents audiobook “naked” — when we put the type on, the title obscured most of Tom’s glorious sword, which is a shame. But a tribute to Canty that his stuff looks great either way!
These tags I’ll pop, and boast in rhyming verse that what I wear puts swagger in my gait; though twenty shillings have I in my purse, my self-esteem and manhood both inflate when lofty furs I purchase for a cent. Thy grandpa’s clothes are worthy salvage, though they smell a trifle musty. Still, I spent much less to dress myself from head to toe.
To save or not to save? The question’s moot. I’ll never give my coin to high-street crooks. These dusty shelves will yield their hidden loot to those, like me, more frugal in their looks. Like ancient coins washed up on distant shores, I’ll find my treasures in these thrifty stores. - Macklemore, “Thrift Shoppe”
*Crying with laughter*
ITS IN IAMBIC PENTAMETER. SWEET JESUS THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE THING.
English major porn dear god
Have quickly gone from following @ShakespeareSong on Twitter, to correcting their (mis)use of shall/shalt and hast/hath. They probably hate me, now. But I just … can’t … It’s just not in me. I hope @SS knows I still love them for what they can do.
And my admiration for @reading_thoughts now knows no bounds.
(I) call it ‘The Rule Of Replacing ‘Ands’ With Either ‘Buts’ Or ‘Therefores.’ And so it’s always, like, ‘This happens, and then this happens, and then this happens.’ Whenever I can go back into writing and change that to ‘This happens, therefore this happens, but this happens’ — whenever you can replace your ‘ands’ with ‘buts’ or ‘therefores,’ makes for better writing.
South Park co-creator TREY PARKER, revealing some of his creative process. (via inothernews)
[ I was introduced to this concept this morning. I like it. For further reading see here and here.]
Quite a thrill to see one of my beloved early “Sound & Spirit” programs getting singled out here by SFFaudio! Neil did a terrific interview for that show on “Dreams.” It’s one of our widest-ranging ones, touching on everything from Australian dream time sounds to some astonishly beautiful contemporary music by David Maslanka based on the dreams of Carl Jung’s little girl. Plus Sandman!