Krell Labs

Aug 27

http://harborcity.tumblr.com/post/95949588031/i-was-tagged-by-alexmuninn-list-ten-books-that -

harborcity:

I was tagged by alexmuninn

List ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list.

1. The…

Hmm…

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee and Walker Evans

The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb

The Complete Short Stories of Flannery O’Connor

Fancies and Goodnights by John Collier

Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock and Roll by Greil Marcus

Whipping Girl by Julia Serrano

The Circus of Doctor Lao by Charles Finney

I Married a Dead Man by Cornell Woolrich

Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll

The Devil’s Candy by Julie Salamon

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, jr (aka Alice Sheldon)

The October Country by Ray Bradbury

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro (I’ve only read the first three)

Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Well, crap. That’s a lot more than ten. You have no idea of how bad my book habit is…

Aug 25

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The cover for my forthcoming comic. Annoying kickstarter pimping soon to commence (probably next week). This is a vector, created in Adobe Illustrator.
(via Christianne’s Art and Comics: Exiles Cover)

The cover for my forthcoming comic. Annoying kickstarter pimping soon to commence (probably next week). This is a vector, created in Adobe Illustrator.

(via Christianne’s Art and Comics: Exiles Cover)

Aug 24

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NSFW at SPX -

spx:

Ok, the NSFW Signal just hit the Bethesda skyline.

Answer the call!

nsfw-at-spx:

It seems like every year, I leave SPX and find out three days later that there was a great erotic anthology at the show that I missed out on. I hate to think of how many other people didn’t know about it,…

Damn. Now I wish my book was done in time to go to SPX. Next year for sure!

optimysticals:

partysoft:

usagov:

Image description: On Saturday, the Navy christened a new research ship the “Sally Ride” after the first U.S. woman and youngest person in space. It is the fifth current ship named for an astronaut. 
Photo from the U.S. Navy

the person doing the christening is dr. tam o’shaughnessy, ride’s partner of 27 yrs. sally ride was not just the first woman and youngest person in space: she was also the first lesbian in space - likely, the first lgbtq person in space.

I know we shared this before but finding out that this ship was christened by Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy was something that required re-sharing.

optimysticals:

partysoft:

usagov:

Image description: On Saturday, the Navy christened a new research ship the “Sally Ride” after the first U.S. woman and youngest person in space. It is the fifth current ship named for an astronaut. 


Photo from the U.S. Navy

the person doing the christening is dr. tam o’shaughnessy, ride’s partner of 27 yrs. sally ride was not just the first woman and youngest person in space: she was also the first lesbian in space - likely, the first lgbtq person in space.

I know we shared this before but finding out that this ship was christened by Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy was something that required re-sharing.

(via transascendant)

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Aug 23

Krell Laboratories: Star Time -

Chadwick Boseman and Craig Robinson in Get On Up

Looking at the James Brown biopic, Get On Up, on my movie blog today.

The shadow of race and the civil rights movement lies heavy on this film. In one of the film’s more memorable scenes, Brown as a boy steals the shoes off the feet of a man who has been lynched. That scene is electrifying; it puts Brown’s life in the context of the racial discontent that defines American history. The Boston concert and Brown’s USO trip to Vietnam further contextualize Brown in the zeitgeist of his times. Brown was thought of as one of the most important black men in the Unites States following the killings of King and Malcolm X and Bobby Kennedy (Brown was set to endorse Kennedy when the man was shot, something this film omits). In a lot of ways, Brown represented an aspirational figure, proof that a black man wasn’t destined to be crushed by America, given that Brown started at the lowest rung of the ladder and ascended very high indeed. But then, Brown was a genius, something upon which the film doesn’t put too fine a point. That very genius complicates the fact that Brown was a violent, abusive man to those around him, whether the band he exploits or the women he batters. The film doesn’t sidestep this aspect of the man—which is good—nor does it argue for some half-assed benefit of clergy for his transgressions. It does, however, significantly understate Brown’s reputation for violence. The movie makes no mention of the rape allegations that dogged him, for instance, and the scenes of violence that famously landed the older Brown in jail are played like movie tropes: a high speed chase of dubious real-life provenance, his brandishing of a shotgun to a crowd of terrified people that’s played for laughs, etc. This is all troubling.

Aug 17

thehappysorceress:

Helen Mirren

thehappysorceress:

Helen Mirren

(Source: modrules)

Aug 16

hereticalsexts:

My Dream Date with a Villain is the first publication from Heretical Sexts.  Fourteen artists and authors have detailed their romantic encounters with infamous villains including Doctor Doom, Elizabeth Bathory, Captain Hook and Bellatrix Lestrange. My Dream Date with a Villain will be available to order in late August.
Click here to view samples from Dream Dates.

So I have a story in this zine. Due out at the end of the month. Should be fun. My piece was certainly fun to make.

hereticalsexts:

My Dream Date with a Villain is the first publication from Heretical Sexts.  Fourteen artists and authors have detailed their romantic encounters with infamous villains including Doctor Doom, Elizabeth Bathory, Captain Hook and Bellatrix Lestrange. My Dream Date with a Villain will be available to order in late August.

Click here to view samples from Dream Dates.

So I have a story in this zine. Due out at the end of the month. Should be fun. My piece was certainly fun to make.

Aug 13

kateordie:

erikamoen:

"I Want to Live"
I drew this comic yesterday and today it’s up on The Nib.

This is perfect.

kateordie:

erikamoen:

"I Want to Live"

I drew this comic yesterday and today it’s up on The Nib.

This is perfect.

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Krell Laboratories: You Know How To Whistle, Don't You? -

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not

Looking at To Have and Have Not on my movie blog today in memory of Lauren Bacall.

According to legend, To Have and Have Not (1944, directed by Howard Hawks) was made on a bet. Howard Hawks and Ernest Hemingway were hunting (and drinking) buddies. Hawks was a fan of the writer but not of To Have and Have Not. “A bunch of junk,” he called it. He bet Hemingway that he could make a good movie out of it, or so the legend goes. Whether this is true or not doesn’t really matter, I guess. It’s Hollywood, after all, and when the legend becomes fact and all that. What we do know is that Hawks bought the rights from Howard Hughes and sold them to Warner Brothers, hired an out of work and out of print writer named William Faulkner to write the movie with Jules Furthman (a move that surely rankled Hemingway, given the rivalry between Faulkner and Hemingway), and discarded most of the second half of the book. He also cast an unknown actress in the lead. Her name was Lauren Bacall.

Aug 06

tessfowler:

Wonder Woman requested by Chris and as on model as I could get her.  #wonderwoman #tessfowler #artchallenge

tessfowler:

Wonder Woman requested by Chris and as on model as I could get her. #wonderwoman #tessfowler #artchallenge