This is the final Monday Meme in the series.Â I’m shifting my focus to a more fully realized webcomic series, which I call Musings In Grayscale.Â The first comic in the series will be published October 15 and future
My penultimate Monday Meme honors the way the whole Harry Potter phenomenon got started: the opening line of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, published just 20 years ago.
Hayao Miyazaki (IMDb page) is a Japanese film director. Â His 2001 animated film Spirited Away is the highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan, and won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2003. He is widely considered to be
Geralt of RiviaÂ is the protagonist of a series of fantasy stories and novels by Polish authorÂ Andrzej Sapkowski. He is a witcher, a monster hunter often perceived as a monster himself. Geralt is still best known in the English-speaking world as
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873 â€“ 1954) Â was a French writer author, perhaps best known for her novella Gigi, the basis of the Lerner and Loewe musical. Â She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948; after her death she
Jon CarrollÂ (b. 1943) was a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle from 1982 until his retirement in 2015. Â He still writes in his own blog, Jon Carroll Prose. Â His style is both fun to read and very quotable — this
This quote is the best description of script kiddies I know. It is at least a decade old, as one might guess from the source:Â a LiveJournal admin. School’s out. Â Beware the script kiddies.
The most memorableÂ quotesÂ perfectly captureÂ a thoughtÂ you’ve often hadÂ but never quite knew how to express. Â This one, from the Star Trek: New Frontier book series, fits that category for me. Â If memory serves, Admiral Jellico was all too frequently on the receiving
Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) wrote dozens of books, includingÂ The Black Cauldron, the source ofÂ this quote. Â The book is the second in the five-volume Chronicles of Prydain series, which I dearly loved (both then and now). Â The 1985 Disney movie of the