|Happy International Sourcery
Day. Yes, I am spelling "Sourcery" correctly in this context.
Yes, I made up the holiday. Yes, it will be the only
such holiday this century. Yes, it relates to Terry
Pratchett's Discworld novels. Yes, there is a sort of logic
in the designation. If you like the books, you'll figure it
Still Plugging the Plug of the Week: on Thursday, August 7 (i.e., yesterday), I did a guest article on graphic novels for Vulpes Libris, aliterary blog whose contributors review books, interview authors, and write small essays on literature-related themes. It is entirely possible that you will recognise the style of the illustration that accompanies my piece. You can see a less teeny version of this illustration here.
|Friday, August 8, 2008|
|Panel 1: Somewhere in Davies College, Marie and Casey walk along together.|
Casey: You know, Weird Beard wasn't that bad.
Marie: Except that he was creepy.
Casey: Bleachy was far worse.
Marie: No, she--
Panel 3: Jackie appears out of nowhere and seizes Casey violently by the tie.
Jackie: Don't mention Bleachy! Don't ever mention Bleachy! She must not be named lest she be conjured from a vast pit of EVIL DARKNESS!
Casey: ......And how did you feel about Weird Beard?
Jackie [shrugs]: He was creepy.
Marie [arms crossed]: Okay, point taken.
Alt-Text: In a way, though, "Bleachy was worse" is a completely unfair argument. Bleachy is ALWAYS going to have been worse.
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