Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Eyes Have It

Wear glasses? Today is World Sight Day. Take care of your eyes. Take care of your glasses, too, or you'll end up like Daria.

Those of you in this fandom who are literate (all of you, in other words) will be happy to know that SF author Frank Herbert, he who gave us Dune and other brilliant tales, was born 89 years ago. Harvey Pekar, creator of the underground comic series American Splendor, turns 70.

Pinhead has yet another fine display of artistic ability at PPMB, this time a comic strip: "In the Fine Morning." I liked it.

  • The Curse of El Smoocho, by Roentgen (Part 3): It was a bucolic morning in Lawndale. The sun was now shining in the spring, and the birds were singing. Jamie White was very happy as he walked towards the Morgendorffer residence. The motto of the Lawndale Lions was clear: "Protect Our Women." The only question regarding Quinn Morgendorffer was, "Whose woman was Quinn Morgendorffer?" After a fistfight and some making-up, Jamie White carried his bruises proudly to Quinn's door and rang the bell. Silence. He was sure that Quinn would be glad to see him.
  • Reaped Out 2: Sickle Sad World, by Pinkminx (Part 8): “Look George, I know what you’re going to say. I don’t care.” Daria said firmly and turned to go. “Just… just be careful okay? I don’t want you to get on Rube’s bad side.” (
  • Romin' Holiday, by TAG (COMPLETE!): Daria cast an uneasy gaze over the barren half of the dorm room. All she knew of her roommate-to-be was her name: H. Wayne. Too bad it could not have been Jane Lane, her best friend. The thought of dealing with a difficult roommate cast a pall over the pleasure of the moment.
  • Stacy Rowe, Seeker (Part III), by jtranser (continued): "What in the Hell happened to you?!" "I had to take care of some important business. I wound up having to kill myself."
  • Tales of the Ringbearers: A New Ringbearer, by Aloysius (Part 3): The vampire stared at the girl and calmly set his beer mug down on the bar. Tony noted that none of the beer had been drunk, then looked at the undead man as he stood up. He was tall and thin, dressed in an elegantly tailored suit and held a folded up coat over his left arm.

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