Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #1149 - Throwback Thursday 1902.07 - pic from 1970 a sense of doubt post #1448
Hi Mom, How are you doing wherever you are? Are you connected to everything and part of the great unity in a way that we mortals cannot even imagine? I like to think so. I recently participated in a discussion with Theologians on the "nature of Heaven" and I am fascinated by the way Christian religions have characterized the after-life. It makes more sense to me that it would be a thing (and "thing" is not even the right word) that we cannot imagine or even conceptualize with our limited mortal human brain pans.
Hi Mom, it's me again. I had a profound moment of missing you this week.
Hodge podge again.
Let me walk you through it before you dive in.
Hey, thanks for being here.
First off, some more Bowie stuff because.... well, have you met me? If not, check out my Bowie category or better the DAILY BOWIE, which I did for about 80 days after he died. Plus it's Paul Cornell (great author) writing about Bowie's influence. What could be more grand?
That bit and a bunch of other bits are from Kieron Gillen's newsletter. Kieron Gillen is a comic book writer via music and gaming journalism, whom I have written about many times on this blog, for instance, in my review of his recent project DIE and his end of year music reviews, for which I like 2016 better than 2017. Theoretically, I am doing his 2018 mix on Monday, but you know how it goes here in the SENSE OF DOUBT blog world: there's always a sense of doubt. So, we'll see.
I am writing these words on Saturday morning and sending them back in time, and so I can report that I read Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt last night, and I loved it. I took these newsletter bits from a few weeks back when the Peter Cannon comic was due that week, so, you get the connection. Here's an INTERVIEW with Gillen about it.
Mostly a hodge podge of comics stuff this week. I have been work intensive and then I got an infection in my left elbow, and so that and the course of anti-biotics has really messed up a lot of scheduling, though I did teach all my LCC classes and managed to work on the rest as best as I can with extra time for rest and even two naps, which are completely outside the norm.
So no photos and social media stuff this week. There's not much if anything to share as I have been inactive.
We have snow, finally, though remember, I am writing two days after the posted date of this entry.
I am hoping to finally finish out my entry on Eerie and Creepy for Sunday. Again, see above, you know, DOUBT.
I curate some more as we progress, scroll on...
- Paul Cornell writing about Bowie's influence at him around Christmas was striking, in terms of creative people take inspiration from creative people in completely different fields, and then bring it to their own work. This is something I'd advise a creative to cultivate. Frankly, a lot of my career has been based upon entering a room with expertise from another room which is not common in the room I've just entered.
- This piece on Waypoint by Austin Walker Learning To Break A Perpetually Tied Game, which is about chess, turn-based-strategy-games and political change was great.
Norway's World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen arranges the board ahead of the Round Four game against US challenger Fabiano Caruana at the World Chess Championship 2018 in London, Britain. Photo courtesy EPA-EFE/Facundo Arrizabalaga
I write from a house of plague. Do not approach. Do not inhale. Wear gloves to interact with the screen. Wear protective glasses. Wait, you're suffocating. I didn't think this through at all.
I find you uncommonly pretty
DIE 2 2
Pompey The Great
Doing It To Yourself
The only book out this week, which is the end of the main part of THE ESCAPE. It's structured as a six issue arc, with an intro and and epilogue drawn by Andrea. As I've said before, the arc's details came into being when I was walking down a hillside in Scotland, towards a noble house and thinking "I'd love to see Luke and friends deal with this sort of environment." So, Bronte Star Wars mash-up.
We had fun with this. Hope you like it.
DIE 2's going to a second printing. Press release here. Astounding cover above. Out Feb 13th. Code DEC188162 if your shop needs it.
Occasionally you get a piece of art which makes you rethink plans in your series, and this is one of them. That Stephanie literally painted it overnight due to insomnia makes it even more astounding.
I accepted the lovely invitation to to Portsmouth Con on May 4th for the con. First one was last year, which I heard so many good things about, I decided to pop along and skip the FOMO.
I haven't been to Portsmouth since my childhood, where it was a regularly family holiday destination. I forget if it was one in Portsmouth where my Brother and I were led around a fairgound wearing identical blue outfits in the pouring rain, which I think may be the origin of my BLACK AND NOTHING ELSE wardrobe.
Hi, Mum! Only joking.
Lots of press!
I may have been avoiding work this morning, and answered some asks over on tumblr. Here's a couple of the downloady ones....
A: Starting the day with this. Excuse me if I’m rusty.
This question is making me muse about how Hemingway’s “Writing is rewriting” interlinks with Vonnegut’s Bashers versus Swoopers. I suppose it would make Hemingway a swooper, but I can’t picture him as one. I digress.
A: Will talk Publishers when I’m able, but regarding the other half? Well, as Thom Yorke once put it…
Here’s the biggie: what is clearly a piece of the Legion of Super-Heroes logo. Now, this is a property that has laid dormant since the most recent Paul Levitz-scripted series was cancelled at the end of 2013 to eventually be replaced with Justice League 3000 (more or less). Since then, fans have clamored for its return and given Bendis tossing out his share of hints about the current Superman story, “The Unity Saga” setting up the United Planets, and Saturn Girl’s appearances in Rebirth, Doomsday Clock and Batman, the time is right! It’s just a matter of where. 2019 definitely looks to be the when though. Long Live The Legion!
I need to get this book -
Good thing I bought this annual and it's in my huge stack of comics to read. And I do mean HUGE. I had to move the bulk of the stack to the Fantastic Four SMALL box.
But I may skip ahead to read this one.
I always like the kissing.
|Behind the scenes of JUSTICE LEAGUE ANNUAL #1 with Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV|
Using a sample of 1,300+ Classical Cepheids, Chen et al. have probed the extent and the warp of the Galaxy's stellar disk, finding that it follows Brigg's Law for spiral galaxies. https://t.co/GFeD9xY8uV pic.twitter.com/xrMdhCgj2F— Nature Astronomy (@NatureAstronomy) February 4, 2019
Thanks for reading.
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you, Mom.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1902.07 - 10:10
NEW (written 1708.27) NOTE on time: I am now in the same time zone as Google! So, when I post at 10:10 a.m. PDT to coincide with the time of your death, Mom, I am now actually posting late, so it's really 1:10 p.m. EDT. But I will continue to use the time stamp of 10:10 a.m. to remember the time of your death, Mom. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom.