Just finished Mockingjay book 3 of the
Hunger Games and all I can say is A PLUS! Give it a read.
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Too bad this is just for Quirk Books Night of the Living Trekkies
because it would make a very funny movie.
Using Magcloud, I’ve printed a little project called the City. It’s available in print on Magcloud here for only 3.00 and is free in the Magcloud App for Ipad users. Let me know your thoughts!
I think it’s becoming increasingly cool to be anti-technology, anti the move towards a digital realm. Heck, I’m partly that way, as I still prefer my books to an ereader, and my dvd’s to a digital download. But to me that is a personal choice. I see nothing wrong with the people whose entire collection of music only take up a thumb drive worth of space, and not an entire bookshelf. They’re doing more to save the world then I have with all my plastic and yellowing paper graphic novels.
I think what people who resist the tech are not realizing is that the two can exist together. Sure maybe some books will only come out in epub format in the future, but others will still come in the good old paper sense. In fact I think the ones that do come out in paper will be more designed, more crafted, because they will be more than just a commercial corporate product. It will mean something if you buy the print edition instead of the download. Just as CDs and Vinyl have become less relevant during the itunes era indy labels are still cranky out decent profits from their fans because of quality and attention to an art aesthetic. It’s just another option for a new world. And really do we need to fill the landfills with Harlequin romance novels, if they could just as easily be a small 8kb file?
I’ve heard many authors complain about the ebook files. I’ve yet to see one of them refuse to release there books for sale that way. Show me one willing to sacrifice profits for the love of books, please!
The below from
Warren Ellis really kind of sums up my thoughts on the matter.
I don’t want to wake up and look at a screen. I feel like as a society, we try to put everything on that same goddamn screen, and pretty soon we’re going to be eating on the screen or, like, making love through the screen. It’s just sort of like: ‘Why does everything have to be on the screen?’
Some beardy druid from the oral tradition, a few thousand years back:
I don’t want to wake up and look at paper. I feel like as a society, we try to put everything on that same (Brythonic swear word) piece of paper, and pretty soon we’re going to be eating on paper or, forsooth, making love through paper. It’s just sort of like: “Why does everything have to be on the paper?”
The Crazy cool artwork of Tadanori Yokoo over at io9 is bizarre.
The first two episodes of the New Doctor Who have aired. I really like Matt Smith as the Doctor, which is strange in a small way since I thought David Tennant would always be the reason I liked the show. Anyway BBC America airs the first episode this coming Saturday April 17th, with a marathon of David Tennant episodes before hand if your new to the show.
First day of vacation, we ate at the delicious Laughing Seed which is superb for the vegetarians in your life, stopped by Comic Envy to browse the geekery, and then traded in books at Mr. K’s where I got this gem,
from 1963. I’m sure these stories will be winners in the political correctness column. Time to batten down the hatches and get to work.
Look for more paint later.
Last night I worked the Harry Potter release. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many people in a retail establishment in my life. Tonight at work may be just as bad as all the people who didn’t stay up late come swarming in. I wonder how long it will be till we see this kind of phenomenon in bookstores again. It may never happen. Harry benefited alot from the fact that popular culture became a machine sometime in the 80′s especially children’s popular culture. It’s such a media driven market now, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. But will a new series build it’s audience with each release the way Harry did? One can only hope.