Sunday, 16 January 2022

Inside a hollow library book, a secret library

quote [ That this zine collection had existed under the librarians? radar?and who knew for how long??thrilled Tatton, who felt as if she?d discovered a treasure. ]

Cool project and a nice research summary: at the end, there's an interview with the creators.
[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@8:32pmGMT] [0 comments]

Codex Gigas, The Devil's Bible

quote [ At the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, there is on display a gigantic bible, 36 inches long, 20 inches wide and nearly 9 inches thick. ]

Some people think im crazy but the voices in my head say that im not cookoo
[SFW] [literature] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

A dispute over ?Beloved? in the Virginia governor?s race is making Toni Morrison?s book a best seller

quote [ Sales of Toni Morrison's "Beloved" rose after the book became a point of contention in the Virginia governor's race. ]

You are beloved let it soak into your soul
[SFW] [literature] [+2 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:57amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 17 October 2021

I Fiore: A Fighting Man's 15th Century Self-Defence Manual

quote [ Flower of Battle an early 15th Century a guide to fighting. The Preface is golden ]

And we're loading our minds with the word self-defence
[SFW] [literature]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:24amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Seven of the Most Memorable Towns on Earth (That Only Exist in Literature)

quote [ From Macondo to Arkham to The Village, a journey through the parallel cities of fiction. ]

Take a tour through the writer's mind.
[SFW] [literature] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@9:04pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

New Book Aims To Remember These Forgotten Murders

quote [ when I came across a story about a serial killer stalking gay men in the early 1990s that I ? and almost everyone I mentioned it to had no knowledge of ? to say I was shocked would be an understatement. The story barely received any media attention nor is mentioned in the canons of queer history. ]

Interesting story and opinions on media reception.
[SFW] [literature]
[by Paracetamol@4:03pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Text-only websites

quote [ This is a directory of websites that primarily stick with simple, marked up, hyperlinked text. I appreciate these sites because they load quickly, scroll smoothly, spare my battery, are more compact, and lack the usual nonsense that infects many websites. ]

Nice collection, especially the links to minimalistic blogging services.

thumb via New Old Stock

[SFW] [literature] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@5:18amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

The story of the little pointing hand symbol

quote [ This is a video about the manicule ? the little hand symbol ? and it's got a very long history. ]

2min video snippet on the pointy dingbat.
[SFW] [literature] [+1 Funsightful]
[by Paracetamol@2:37pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Silver Spook Podcast #19 - William Gibson!

quote [ - cyberpunk as co-optable movement vs subversive tendency
- misfit matchmaking on the WGB
- Ray Bradbury in sleeveless jean jackets
- the evolution of cyberpunk as literary genre
- techno-shintoism and Buddhist robotic dog burials
- the inside-scoop on Johnny Mnemonic ]

Thought you'd like this one: Christian Miller is a Honolulu teacher who, as Silver Spook Games, created the well-received point-and-click adventure Neofeud.

He's working on a second part and doing a podcast which led him to actually interview William Gibson.
[SFW] [literature]
[by Paracetamol@6:51pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 13 August 2021

Hijacking the Dead? Terry Pratchett & the Trans "Debate"

quote [ Not much of a debate, really.Illustrations from 'Terry Pratchett's Discworld Imaginarium' by Paul Kidby. ]

It's been a few years now, I need to reread the Discworld series. Maybe I'll take a month to make a go of that once I get back on the road.
[SFW] [literature] [+5]
[by steele@7:56pmGMT] [4 comments]

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