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
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
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.
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
Nothing deep or political this week — just a humorous observationÂ from game designer Will Wright, creator of SimCity and The Sims.
I gathered the quotations in my collection not by gleaning other collections, but from my own reading. Â Also, in some cases, from my own listening. Â This one comes from a caller on the sadly defunct Air America Radio, in May
Andre Dubus (1936-1999) was a writer, who (in the words of his New York Times obituary) “was devoted to the art of the short story.” Â Â In 1986 he was struck by a car while helping a pair of stranded