Archive for October, 2011

Fecund Snails

Uzumaki’s most disturbing chapter is probably “The Snail” — a story which is equally, if more elliptically, obsessed with reproduction.

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Love and Rockets: The Love Bunglers

The ending to “The Love Bunglers” is but one ending among many in Jaime Hernandez’s Locas saga; all of them pretending to a certainty derived from an earlier age of innocence.

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The Long Peace and the Guillotine

We might consider the possibility that there is something morally retarded in believing that we are the most morally advanced individuals to ever walk the earth.

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Utilitarian Review 10/28/11

This week’s blogging and links.

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Classroom Minus Children

That right – I’m just going to delete all that crazy survival horror stuff with those screaming children in the howling future hellscape. Who needs it? Not me. Not while I’ve got the most wonderful character in the entire series slotted into her proper role as full-fledged protagonist.

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Splashy: Drifting Roundtable

The most memorable feature of Umezu’s art (in the first volume at least) is the frequent use of splash pages.

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Adrift/ Cut the Cord

Having all been children once, you would think that no adult needs the reminder—but to be a child is to be completely helpless in the face of a casually cruel world.

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