Category Archives: Writing

Bryan Cranston’s Strategy

Yesterday, I came across a profile of Bryan Cranston in The New Yorker. And I thought this part was pretty cool, detailing the strategy he used to get the most out of seemingly thankless roles. As he was often the … Continue reading

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Alan Moore on Three-Dimensional Characters

This seems appropriate to post on Moore’s 60th Birthday. Alan Moore had some interesting thoughts on the subject in an essay he wrote in 1985, later published by Avatar Press as Writing for Comics. The approach to characterization in comics has … Continue reading

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August 21 2013 Round-Up

Swedish artist Simon Stalenhag has an interesting style, depicting things that sorta look like they could exist. Matt Soller Zeitz of New York suggests it’s a great time for TV criticism. Matt Wilistein notes improvements in the second season of … Continue reading

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July 21 2013 Round-Up

R.I.P.D. joins a long line of Dark Horse properties to flop as films. The film features Ryan Reynolds as a young police officer killed in the line of duty who remains a cop in the afterline, partnered with a Wild West … Continue reading

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Round-Up June 23 2013

Matt Welch of Reason considers the history of modern magazines of political opinion, and a recent shift towards more liberal orthodoxy in the new New Republic. The great irony is that The New Republic is repudiating contrarian neoliberalism precisely when we need it … Continue reading

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Three Act Structure: Strangers on a Train

One risk of paying so much attention to three-act structure is that it can become a distraction to notice in action when I’m watching a great movie like Strangers on a Train. The inciting incident is when Bruno and Guy … Continue reading

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Recommended Doctor Who Edition

There’s been an odd amount of Doctor Who related news today. A British improv show had a sketch on things you’ll never hear on the show. There was some Who related discussion at a British evening program Newsnight on Neil Gaiman, Apparently … Continue reading

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Recommended June 11 2013

PVP was funny today. Well, it’s often funny, but today merits special attention. Boing Boing’s excerpt for A User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting is pretty funny. They’ve had a lot of solid comic book samples this week. A Freakonomics fan complains about … Continue reading

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Recommended June 4 2013

The Onion catalogued to the twitter war between President Obama ans the Audubon Society. A study looks at the workplace related costs of smoking. Even with the higher rates of death, it doesn’t save money. Many studies have shown that smokers … Continue reading

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Metsfilter May 30 Edition

“Stuff I Like” doesn’t quite seem like a good thing to call posts about music I heard, and articles I’ve read since it’s likely that at some point, I’ll find a well-written piece about something horrible. So for the moment, … Continue reading

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