They correctly talk about “television phones” and electric toothbrushes, but mostly the 12 writers who gathered in 1963 to predict and debate the future were way off target. We’re not yet immortal, the routine nature of space travel is yet to come, and the coffee we drink is not generally laced with amphetamine to improve our mood.
The dozen science fiction writers, including Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov and Arthur C Clarke, were part of a Playboy magazine panel predicting what life would be like after 1984. At Tate Britain, visitors will be able to watch a filmed reconstruction of the predictions using actors."
Well, maybe your coffee isn’t laced with amphetamines…(via phoning-it-in)
And that’s what we aspire towards…
"House of ORR: Not the Least Popular Guild”
They may not be the most liked, but Team Orr is looking pretty fancy these days!
Evening post, in case you missed it!
Get on this
Anonymous asked: Uh, dude, you bitch about the predominance of mediorce comics all the time. Why is it okay for you to do it but when someone else does it you gotta punk them out ("Don't even talk to me about comics being weak until blah, blah, blah...")? Because you're soooooo cooooooool? Is that why it's okay?
This is a response to my writing about Ulises Farinas wrote here.
I felt like he was going after the medium like there was nothing good out there. I’ve talked to Ulises about this, about how he thinks film or novels just have a higher standard of quality. I just don’t agree.
I feel like that article was him complaining about mainstream superhero comics being weak. —Yeah, no shit. and I do agree that what makes it onto shelves is a lot weaker than it could be but that is not the scope of what is being made or has been made. I think in the past I was much more in line with what he’s writing about but it just seems like wading into shit and then complaining that it stinks. I was saying that there is an amazing amount of quality books that you can find if you just dig a little bit.
when he wrote “I don’t want to read any work of my peers” It just reminded me that the people who I consider my peers are doing amazing work. Farel Dalrymple, Emily Carroll, James Stokoe, michael deforge, Tom Herpich, ronald wimberly, Simon Roy, giannis milonogiannis, katie skelly, Julia Gfrörer, Lando, and on and on. I don’t think of people whose artistic goals end at Batman as my peers. (and that’s not even to say that good work hasn’t been done on those)
These aren’t creators working to prop up old superheroes. These are creators doing personal important work that I have to work fucking hard in hopes that I can be in the same league with.
And I like Ulises’s work. I think he does great stuff. I just think his taste in comics or how weak the scene may be is not universal. Comic shelves are weak but we are the ones who fill those shelves. like I was saying on twitter. If the scene sucks it’s because you suck. It can all be better and we are the ones who are in the position to do that.
also, yeah I’m soooo cooooool.