I keep at tumblr at lloydshep.tumblr.com called A Pound of Obscure. Here’s today’s posts from it.
- “I say it will fail”
- ?I say it will fail because people like the sense of finishing a work or set of works and having it behind them. This will make them feel all the more overwhelmed.? –
All you can read??- Tyler Cowen on Tim Waterstone?s idea for a subscription streaming service for ?short fiction.? Not sure he?s right, but I like his description of the need to have ?finished? a work or set of works.
- The Zombie Apocalypse happened thirty years ago.
The Zombie Apocalypse happened thirty years ago. We are the Aftermath. The Humans are all dead.
- Clive James
I don?t know anything. Clive James translated The Divine Comedy? I cannot wait to see that.?(via The Divine Comedy: Amazon.co.uk: Clive James: Books)
- explore-blog:?T. S. Eliot meets Stravinsky.
- “My advice to clinicians”
?My advice to clinicians, insurance companies, educators, and policy makers is simply to ignore DSM-5. Its suggestions are reckless, unsupported by science, and likely to result in a great deal of loose, inaccurate diagnosis and unnecessary, harmful, and costly treatment.??- Allen Frances: Does DSM-5 Have a Captive Audience??> the man who ?made the final choices? for DSM-IV lets rip into DSM-V.?
- Joe Hill’s Thrills: Outline and Backstory:
geekstartr asks: You?ve said before that you don?t outline. How are you able to take a long project like Locke and Key and tie up loose ends, and explain mythology, in a satisfying way, and one that makes sense? Do you go back and re-read early issues? Keep a list of unresolved questions? Or?
- Emma, Le Tr?fle (by leo burnett)
Emma, Le Tr?fle (by leo burnett) – thanks to @essiefox for this!
- “Those who fail to take advantage”
?Those who fail to take advantage of this offer risk missing out on everything relevant and stimulating in our society.??– Fighting talk in the subscription renewal notice from Literary Review.
- Joanne Harris: Here’s a little poem from me…
The Queen of Ever-Hopeful and the King of Much Too Late
Once put aside their differences and went out on a date.
The wine was flat, the food was cold, but still they drank and ate
The Queen of Ever-Hopeful and the King of Much Too Late.
The Queen believed in true?
Having just spent 10 minutes telling my wife Exactly Where She Is Going Wrong, this struck a raw nerve.