I’ve been on vacation so I didn’t do a lot of websurfing this week, but here are the posts I found interesting and though were worth sharing or remembering.
The first time I went into a real comic book shop was when Joss Whedon and Dark Horse Comics started putting out Buffy Season 8. I was on my lunch break and walked downtown to my local shop, which is owned by a delightfully nerdy man. I felt lost in that world, and he made me feel safe and welcome in what had always felt like such a “guy” world. He began ordering me Buffy comics (with each cover design) so I visit the shop at least once a month. I have a new appreciation for the form and have come to realize it is more than just superheroes. This post at Wired on comics at literature is a good introduction to those who are skeptical of the literary merit of comic books or graphic novels.
Speaking of Buffy, SE Sinkhorn wrote an excellent post on writing death scenes with an analysis of The Body, one of my favorite episodes.
I don’t often see movies in the theaters (since my little brother no longer works at my local theater so I have to pay) but I’m planning on going to see Snow White and the Huntsman tonight. Lydia Sharp of The Sharp Angle wrote a great post that discusses the symbolism and other storytelling elements in the movie that is definitely worth checking out.
I love fashion as art (but am not all that stylish myself). If you like looking at pretty dresses from the 1950s, check out Madame Guillotine’s post featuring fashion from that era to commemorate the anniversary of the queen’s coronation. I love that I get to wear jeans and t-shirts to work, but there is something to be said about the elaborate fashions of previous eras. Sometimes it is fun to dress up!
If you have a fascinating post from this week to share, feel free to leave a link in the comments!