Lillie Craw's thoughts on Moises Keymolen

The bildungsroman is a novel of moral, occupational and sometimes spiritual formation. Jane Eyre and To Kill a Mockingbird are representative examples. Autobiographies like The Education of Henry Adams (grand and great grandson of John Quincy Adams and John Adams, respectively) are also included in this genre.  

Henry Adams

I think of Moises Keymolen’s comics as the beginning of a bildungsroman in which he explores the artist’s relationship with paid work. His comic “Mindwich,” completed as a final project for the Independent Publishing Resource Center’s Comics Certificate Program in 2012 and featured on the Chainsaw Comics website, follows a young man who looks not dissimilar to Keymolen and is experiencing the unreality of life as a working stiff…

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who finds respite only in sleep…



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but not really…

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which the reader sees when they accompany him into his dreams.  

Moises is debuting a new piece at tonight’s Gridlords and I couldn’t be more excited to see it.  

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The colors are reminiscent of the Caboodles cosmetics cases I envied during my ‘90s childhood,

Caboodles

which was a time when having a commercial job that complemented one’s artistic work seemed plausible and attainable.

Full House’s Uncle Joey (an underemployed comedian) and Uncle Jesse (an underemployed musician) produce radio jingles to earn money.

Moises Keymolen will be reading at Gridlords 25 tonight, Sunday August 31st at the Hollywood Theatre at 9:30.

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and check out the new Gridlords store at gridlords.storenvy.com

The Skywalker twins and family resemblance

Crossposting my meta for social media platform uniformity.

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(Our) friendship in real life is not that dissimilar from Jake and Holt. Except that in real life he smiles a lot more. It’s me buzzing around him and him being a rock who is super confident and good at what he does. It’s a fruitful pairing.
—  Andy Samberg on his relationship with Andre Braugher (x)

in the vein of that “true steel, iron, copper” metaphor to describe the baratheons, working with the image of them as blades with great capacity to maim, destroy, or protect, then their closest confidants (ned, davos, loras) are like the handles through which these baratheons can be wielded effectively. robert the vainglorious, stannis the merciless, renly the capricious—the baratheons at their rawest. but when you’ve got these three characters, each tempering their respective baratheons, you’ve got them more human and less of the “fury”.

Now that we are no longer together, I do all the things you never liked. I bleach my hair, wear lip balm to bed. I smoke and drink. But I spill all my pessimism through the phone. And you tell me to watch a video by one of my favorite spoken word artists that I introduced you to. About being grateful for what we have. Because everything could be so much worse. You try to heal my wounds with poetry. You tell me my writing is as good as his; that I am so much better at expressing what everyone is thinking. I melt for you like a candle. I do not understand how not to. I cannot be angry at you, because we are simply two dissimilar people who fell in love. We led ourselves to believe we could be happy together. You are a dream at times, still and I keep hitting the snooze button. Ten more minutes, I persuade myself. I just want to find out what happens next.
—  "I Cannot Hate You" by Radha Kistler

just to note also, this method of privilege-through-categorization is frequently exploited by groups like TERFs

the tactic is to conflate two distinct groups (eg, cis men and trans women) through one common characteristic (being amab), and declare that commonality to be a signifier of privilege— even though the common experience or affiliation of those two groups is next to nil, and they receive completely dissimilar systemic treatment

intersectionality is a lot more complicated than simply placing a “PRIVILEGE ON/OFF” switch next to every characteristic a person might possess, and simplifying it in this way takes you down some bad roads

Reliability of the New Testament: Methods of Historical Analysis

Reliability of the accounts of the New Testament, such as the Gospels, is tested through various methods:


PRIMARY METHODS:


Embarrassment: If a statement would cause embarrassment for the doctrine in light of the culture it was first practiced it, it is very reliable as reflecting original doctrine.


Dissimilarity: If a statement is very dissimilar from other doctrinal concepts of other theologies of the time period, it can be attributed, with high reliability, to its original source.


Multiple Attestations: Multiple records of certain events taking place, which are unlikely to have been influenced by one another in the writing process, are highly reliable.


Double Affirmation: Double affirmation, or the affirmation of concepts by opponents and proponents of Christianity during early years of Christianity’s birth, supports high reliability of argued doctrine.


Coherence: When a saying or deed of Jesus is virtually identical with a saying or deed that has already been shown to be most likely authentic to Jesus, the deed or saying under consideration can be attributed some reliability due to this.


Palestinian Jewish Setting: An aspect of the Jesus tradition is most likely authentic if it reflects the Palestinian Jewish setting of Jesus’ time accurately, by being appropriately reflective of the specific time and culture. The Gospels were likely written in a non-Jewish environment. If an aspect can be kept true with reference to culture and tradition, it can be attributed with some reliability as having originated from Jesus himself, in Palestine.

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Things I Learned from my Modeling Course on Coursera, pt. 1

1) Minute discrimination on the personal scale results in enormous segregation on the scale of communities—supposedly this explains the extreme socioeconomic and racial discrimination of Manhattan, NY.

2) According to Shelling’s model for segregation, the solution to segregation is extreme racism. What the hell, Shelling?

3) The Index of Dissimilarity is pretty darn cool.

dissimilarity

khyad med - same as, identical, not different from, same, no difference, alike, equal, makes no difference, doesn’t matter, w/o divisions/ dissimilarity/ distinction [IW]

gcig gi ldog pa can - among ldog pa can gyi rgyan, ornament showing both example and meaning la thun mong du ‘jug rung gi yon tan sgo nas mtshungs kyang, 1 khyad chos is ‘dra ba las ldog, showing dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun pa bsdum par - reconcile conflict/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun pa med pa - w/o conflict/ disharmony/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun pa’i phyogs kyi ngo bo nyid - the essence of discord/ opposition/ conflicting factors/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun pa’i phyogs kyi chos dang ma ‘dres pa - unmixed w dharmas of discord/ opposition/ conflicting factors/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun pa’i phyogs kyi gnyen po yin pa - is the antidote for discord/ opposition/ conflicting factors/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun pa’i phyogs kyi sa bon dang bral ba - free from the seed of discord/ opposition/ conflicting factors/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun pa’i phyogs nges par grol ba - true liberation from discord/ opposition/ conflicting factors/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun pa’i phyogs dang bral ba nyid - freedom from discord/ opposition/ conflicting factors/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun pa’i phyogs rnam par sun ‘byin pa - refute/ eliminate discord/ opposition/ conflicting factors/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun pa’i phyogs rnams dang ma ‘dres pa - not mixed w discord/ opposition/ conflicting factors/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun pa’i phyogs spang ba - abandon discord/ opposition/ conflicting factors/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun pa’i phyogs la chags pa - desire for/ clinging to discord/ opposition/ conflicting factors/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun pa’i yul du gnas pa - abide in the realm of discord/ opposition/ conflicting factors/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun spangs - abandon discord/ opposition/ conflicting factors/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun phyogs kyi gzhi shes - know the bases of discord/opposition/conflicting factors/dissimilarity [sher phyin don bdun cu’i nang gses, gzhi shes gang zhig thabs shes khyad par can gnyis dang bral ba gzhi’i gnas lugs la phyin ci log tu ‘dzin pas bcings pa’i byang sems kyi spang byar gnas pa’o (Tserig) [IW]

mi mthun phyogs kyi gzhi shes - know the bases of discord/ opposition/ conflicting factors/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun phyogs ni spong byed - abandon discord/ opposition/ conflicting factors/ dissimilarity [IW]

mi mthun zhi ba - pacify/ eliminate discord/ opposition/ conflicting factors/ dissimilarity [IW]

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"The Shadow of the Dragon is the form taken by the shadow of evil that has infected the Dream. If the player character is a sylvari, it blocks the path to their awakening and must be vanquished before the player can enter the world. Physically, it resembles a dragon champion and seems to be composed of plant matter, with an orange glow at its core not dissimilar to that of the Summoned Husks.”

anonymous said:

american horror story? thoughts etc

the first season is really really good i’ve watched it all the way through like four times A+

i watched almost all of the second season but it wasn’t that good, i don’t think i even got all the way through it 

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