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Best. Day. Ever.

2nd of May 2016

Today I learned that not only is squircular a real word, but it's also a technical term. I didn't stop laughing for hours! Better yet, they come in two varieties: plain vanilla and Fernandez Guasti. The latter is for discerning gentlemen with class.

They look a bit like this:


Another Fallow Period

24th of Apr 2016

I looked at my blogroll and realized it's been over a month since I last posted. Apologies. Life has been busy.


5th of Mar 2016

I recently signed up in for a 30-day in-your-email book marketing course from Bad Redhead Media. Book marketing is something I feel like I should be doing, since I have a book and not trying—if you believe the blogosphere—is the equivalent of intentional failure.

There were lots of good ideas about social media use and website optimization. But exactly how to do it without sacrificing too much time and energy to the gods of consumerism?

Deadpool As Satire

27th of Feb 2016

I saw the Deadpool movie last weekend, and I enjoyed it. After mulling it over all week, I’ve decided that, intentionally or not, Deadpool is a brilliant satire of the teenage power fantasy elements so prevalent in comics. So subtle that it’s hard to tell it is satire, as the best ones always are (spoilers ahead).

DeadpoolImage Source: @VancityReynolds

Young Justice Rises Again (With Subtext)

20th of Feb 2016

I recently watched the second season of Young Justice on Netflix and was impressed by the writing, particularly the way in which they handled the breakup of Miss Martian and Superboy. After his telepathic troubles with Project Cadmus, her trying to alter his mind would easily trigger residual trauma.