More Needles in the Camel's Eye

What’s this? Another one?

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INTERVIEWER

What was it about Dick’s work that caught your attention?

LE GUIN

Partly it was that he and I had similar interests in certain things, such as Taoism and the I Ching—after all we were both Berkeley kids of exactly the same generation. And then, his sci-fi novels were about ordinary, unexceptional, confused people, when so much sci-fi consisted of Campbellian or militaristic heroes and faceless multitudes. Mr. Tagomi, in The Man in the High Castle, was a revelation to me of what you could do with sci-fi if you really took it seriously as a novelist. Did you know we were in the same high school?

INTERVIEWER

You and Philip K. Dick? Really?

LE GUIN

Berkeley High, thirty-five hundred kids. Big, huge school. Nobody knew Phil Dick. I have not found one person from Berkeley High who knew him. He was the invisible classmate.

INTERVIEWER

That could almost be taken from one of his novels. So you didn’t know him at all?

LE GUIN

No! We got into correspondence as adults. But I never met him physically.

Ursula Le Guin, Paris Review interview. (via bowiesongs)

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vgjunk:

Capcom group art by Keiji Inafune.

vgjunk:

Capcom group art by Keiji Inafune.

When you decline to create or to curate a culture in your spaces, you’re responsible for what spawns in the vacuum. That’s what’s been happening to games.
bison2winquote:

- Hsien-Ko/ Lei-Lei in her intro cutscene, “Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix”/ “Pocket Fighter” (Capcom)

bison2winquote:

- Hsien-Ko/ Lei-Lei in her intro cutscene, “Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix”/ “Pocket Fighter” (Capcom)

evandorkin:

Sure, why not reblog a comic you wrote that got the Tumblr treatment: FYI, this story is called “The View From the Hill”, from the comic Beasts of Burden: Neighborhood Watch (out of print, available digitally here if the link works). Watercolor illustrations by Jill Thompson, lettering by Jason Arthur, script by me, the publisher is Dark Horse Comics. The first hardcover collection of 8 stories, Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites can be purchased here (if the link works). We also had a Hellboy crossover and a recent one-shot called Hunters and Gatherers came out earlier in 2014. More stories are slowly coming. End of plug. Thanks to everyone who read the story and commented, thanks to anyone who decided to pick up any of the comics. Really great to see some folks out there enjoyed what we did and helped spread the word.

Gokuu Densetsu Magic Beast Warriors - Sagojo theme”

danagould:

I wrote this piece for Rolling Stone. I’m wearing a sweater in my photo so you know I’m smart.
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/comedians-depression-self-destructing-robin-williams-20140827

danagould:

I wrote this piece for Rolling Stone. I’m wearing a sweater in my photo so you know I’m smart.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/comedians-depression-self-destructing-robin-williams-20140827