** David Mamet’s dialogue is to human communication what Wes Anderson’s wardrobing is to: a) showing off. b) posturing. c) human identity. CORRECT ANSWER: c) both artists enjoyably unmask the artificiality and artistry within these realms of human culture
I’ve discovered a new mode of connectivity. It’s called “Letter”.
The Six Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time -... →
I’ve only got 3.5 of these under my belt. Will have to get reading because I LOVE the 3 here I’ve completed so far. Good that there’s no Gormenghast on the list.
On Twilight, which I have never read or seen
Obv., becoming a vampire, and Edward’s uncontrollable urge to drink Bella’s good-smelling blood, metaphorically represent the idea of sex. Edward’s desire for Bella is tempered by his desire not to initiate her into a chaotic, ambiguous world. What this does is metaphorically extend the phenomenon of late-teenage pre-sexuality to an excruciating (though pleasurable) length. Essentially, Stephanie...
The Video Game Geneva Convention
The closest I’ve come to playing a video game in the last year is downloading the NES Legend of Zelda onto our dusty Wii in a fit of nostalgia. I’m not a gamer. But I do dedicate one tiny bit of my mental 16-bit processor for the state of games these days. Mostly just so that I can complain about these dang kids these days. I was only aware of the Call of Duty franchise because...