Game of Thrones Theme (1986 Remix)
Google is celebrating Diana Wynne Jones’s 80th today!
BEAUTIFUL HORROR: EMILY CARROLL’S ‘THROUGH THE WOODS’ IS A COMICS MASTERWORK
Emily Carroll’s collection of horror comics, Through the Woods, operates largely on the alienation of the inexplicable experience. More specifically, with one exception, it explores that alienation in women, particularly young women. The struggle for many of these characters is the insidious horror of trauma, and all of the ways that trauma pulls you apart, both from yourself and your community, and leaves you susceptible to further terrors.
This trauma that suddenly makes you unreliable to the world around you, and indeed unreliable to yourself, provides much of the claustrophobia that characterizes the slowly closing trap of Carroll’s flashlight-whispered tales. These are spellbound stories through which every strength of the comics medium is put into employ. There are frankly very few writers in comics who can go toe-to-toe with Emily Carroll in this regard. The totality of these comics is a testament to the largely untapped potentials inherent in this medium.
One of the aspects of the whole that powers Through The Woods is its lettering. Carroll’s lettering has a handwritten character of its own, and oftentimes the twisting bending nature of the letters and words drive the composition of the pages as a whole, which allows Carroll to move effortlessly through sometimes complex layered montage pages.
i require this book
This book is fantastic, please read it. Every story in it is delightfully creepy and strange, and just amazing in general.
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all you could ever need in a book
"You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to— especially since you’re probably really frigging busy, but a sketch of human Rocky would be nice. It doesn’t have to be glamorous; I’ll love it anyway even if it looks like a clustershuck of spaghetti noodles. I just got my test results and I could seriously use some of Rocky’s chipper mood."
One Direction takes over NRG Stadium 08/22/14
SO, UH, JUST TO RECAP:
- Harry with a bandana
- Niall in jorts
- Zayn in a shirt we’ve seen on Liam before
- Louis in jorts
WAS IT “WEAR SOMETHING THAT REMINDS YOU OF LIAM” DAY? SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING JORTS?
This is the best cat. I want this cat
Norwegian fairy cats
The fun thing about Norwegian forest cats (also known as Norwegian fairy cats, as noted here) is that they’re not just fluffy. They’re also some of the buffest cats around - there’s twenty pounds of solid muscle under that luxurious fluff, and a set of enormous claws designed for climbing sheer cliffs. The “Norwegian” part of their name isn’t just about geography, either - these little bastards used to sail with the Vikings.
Andre is not a happy camper