Are the corporate video game publishers shaking things up with their new titles? Until we see them get serious about adult concepts and treat sex with the same fervor with which they treat violence (how about a first-person shooter in a different sense of the term?), I harbor considerable doubts.
Niall Harrison on the Readercon “Reviewing in the Blogosphere” panel. Again, we get more of the same “Internet is bad/print is good” nonsense without specific examples. I wish they would simply title these panels “Four Grumps Who Really Think the Internet Sucks,” which would get closer to the truth of what some of these ill-informed print mavens end up talking about.
Over at The Millions, Garth offers praise to Wyatt Mason, who I would likewise declare one of the more underrated critics who actually gives a damn about literature that innovates.
Determining personality from personal font choice seems akin to relying upon tarot and the horoscope to figure out how to live your life. What this purported exegesis doesn’t tell us is what kind of personality a person who is too lazy to change the default font in his email client — as I am. Shall we report these hideous individuals to the Department of Bad Slacker Citizens? (via Maud)
Okay, folks, I’m off to something called Thrillerfest, which I understand is not a convention for Michael Jackson acolytes, but is a place where people do drinking and thus suits me fine. Have yourselves a fine weekend.