Eldair Scripts: Chapter 6

eldairblog:

Hi! Do you like reading comics but find pictures distracting? Haha, no that’s crazy. But if you’d like to see what my crazy scripts look like before Jemma turns them into beautiful works of art, you’re in the right place!

Read on for Chapter 6: Settling, i.e. where I started getting, like, funny and junk.

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I wrote this thing!

My mom is a great seamstress, and when her favorite first daughter (me) was born she made me the laciest drape gowns. In my adolescence I loved stuffing my bestie Inky into all of my baby clothes, and I have the scars to prove it.

My mom is a great seamstress, and when her favorite first daughter (me) was born she made me the laciest drape gowns. In my adolescence I loved stuffing my bestie Inky into all of my baby clothes, and I have the scars to prove it.

My roommate and I have been trying to find someone to buy the end of our contract, and there was a guy from church who is really interested. So I meet the guy and his friend to show them our apartment. His friend is Tall with a capital T. I don’t know if you know this, but Rachel likes her some tall boys. I try to hide my moon eyes as he’s ducking door frames.
After I show them everything, I chat with them in the living room being charming about little things like rent and large household appliances.
Then a thought strikes me and I say, “Oh yeah, we have a parking lot in the back so you don’t have to park on the street with the plebeians.
Oh. Oh no. Big word. I used a big word and I’m going to regret it.
Tall guy says, “Huh?” His friend laughs.
I say, “Oh, never mind, it’s just a big word.”
"What did you say? Play—"
"Plebeians." Someone please stop me.
"Is that like the theater kids?"
I want to bury my face in my hands for shame, but the guys are still there watching me. “That’s … thespians …”
"So what’s plebeians?"
His friend comes to my rescue. “It’s like common people.”
"Yeah," I say. Someonestopmesomeonestopmeplease. "Like—uneducated people. Like people who don’t know what the word plebeians means."
Oh no. Oh, oh no.
Suffice it to say, he didn’t ask for my number.
Andy:
So, what's your deal with your pickles?
Concessionist:
Well, it's a pickle, about this big, I put it in the bag, and you eat it.

Wow, I am nasty upset about that book. Probably should let things simmer next time.

Castle Waiting Review

Super short Orem Public Library review!

It took Linda Medley three tries to figure out which story she wanted to tell in the graphic novel Castle Waiting. Unfortunately for us, her attempts all ended up in the same book, ruining what could have been one of the greatest love stories of all time, because the whole time we are left wondering when we are going to get back to the main plot. Re-title Castle Waiting for Godot?

Recommended for your library? If your patrons don’t care about having main characters who actually get to do anything but listen to stories!

dresdencodak:

‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative
An incredible article about the myths of women’s role in history, our biases from patriarchal education and media, and how not addressing those biases creates a feedback loop in fiction that perpetuates sexism.
A must read!

We forget what the story’s about. We erase women in our stories who, in our own lives, are powerful, forthright, intelligent, terrifying people. Women stab and maim and kill and lead and manage and own and run. We know that. We experience it every day. We see it.
…
[T]he trouble is, it’s often hard to sort out what we actually experienced from what we’re told we experienced, or what we should have experienced. We’re social creatures, and fallible.

http://aidanmoher.com/blog/featured-article/2013/05/we-have-always-fought-challenging-the-women-cattle-and-slaves-narrative-by-kameron-hurley/

dresdencodak:

‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative

An incredible article about the myths of women’s role in history, our biases from patriarchal education and media, and how not addressing those biases creates a feedback loop in fiction that perpetuates sexism.

A must read!

We forget what the story’s about. We erase women in our stories who, in our own lives, are powerful, forthright, intelligent, terrifying people. Women stab and maim and kill and lead and manage and own and run. We know that. We experience it every day. We see it.

[T]he trouble is, it’s often hard to sort out what we actually experienced from what we’re told we experienced, or what we should have experienced. We’re social creatures, and fallible.

http://aidanmoher.com/blog/featured-article/2013/05/we-have-always-fought-challenging-the-women-cattle-and-slaves-narrative-by-kameron-hurley/

So cool.

(via supernormalstep)

Little monsters, big monster.

Little monsters, big monster.

Gonna draw some monsters.

Gonna draw some monsters.