Thursday, November 17, 2011


Okay, so, I briefly reviewed the first Machine of Death anthology a while ago but what I neglected to mention was that submissions for the second volume were open at the time, and that I'd written a piece to enter. Well, I was informed a few days ago that it didn't get in, so I figured I'd throw it up on here for people to have a look at.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Letting Go

A number of webcomic artists I follow recently discussed the latest reboot of some of Marvel’s intellectual property, which happened around the same time as DC rebooted the Justice League with Wonder Woman in a particularly feminist-enraging pose. Kris Straub, I think, made some very good points, but his point about the confinements of canon doesn’t really go far enough.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

On Twitter, and the "bastardisation" of language

People decry Twitter (and similar mediums, like SMS) for bastardising language, for dropping the tone of our conversations, for removing the complexity of points that can’t be made under 140 characters. They’re all pretty debatable, but either way, I’ve noticed that it has its advantages.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Preincarnate by Shaun Micallef

The other day, when in Melbourne to see the Tutankhamen exhibit, I happened upon a bookstore in the throes of a closing-down sale. The carcass had been mostly picked clean by the time I got there, but I did manage to walk away with one bargain.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Reading List (Part One)

Just to get the ball rolling, I thought I’d do some short reviews of some of the stuff I’ve been reading since being freed from the enormous time-sink of University reading.