Oh, hello, 7yche…
…If that is your real name…
And, why, whatever could have brought you here?
And: why don’t you wear that skull-and-crossbones belt buckle more? I think that must be my favourite belt buckle ever, of all belt buckles. Also your boyfriend seems to me like a swell egg, and I approve.
Greetings, Bloggers, and I hope you’ll welcome my old real-life friend, now new online friend, the girl who goes by 7yche — because it’s for her that I’ve reorganized the Categories on my sidebar (even to my detriment), and it’s for her that I’m about to highlight certain of the links on my sidebar, as being things that she (as a budding Philosophy-course-taker in University) might find useful to read and reference on her own soon-to-be blog.
So don’t take offence if your name’s left out; she’s already remarked on the beautiful names you’ve all chosen for your blogs, and has expressed a desire to read you. But she needs a justification for having a blog in the first place: it must serve her studies.
7yche, I think you should pay close attention to Motime Like The Present (! ) (and how!), Double Articulation, Inside The Cosmic Cube, No Time To Explain, I Am Not The Beastmaster, The Absorbascon (you kind of have to delve into the archives to get the good, here — but it’s worth it. In a future post, if Scipio doesn’t speak against it, I’ll try to line up links to his extreme superhero erudition), and just for fun, Sean Witzke: Supervillain, The Fate Of The Artist, and Pretty Fakes.
Also I recommend (again, just for fun! but strongly recommended, Good Christ!) that you google “The Arrival”, “Shaun Tan”, and “Jog” all together — I think I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.
Ladies and Gentlemen of Blogland, may I present: my official comics protege, reader of Cynicalman, Lost Girls, V For Vendetta, and Tozo. To say she’s smart is a ridiculous oversimplification — she can handle anything you guys throw at her.
So please throw something at her. Please recommend to her a place she should visit online. WARNING: she already knows all about Achewood and Jim Woodring’s Blog, and I have given her boyfriend my Fantagraphics catalogue that I received in the mail. She’s read Maus, though she doesn’t know Love & Rockets from a hole in the ground. She’s the girl I often talk about, who bought a TPB of “My Monkey’s Name Is Jennifer”. I showed her my copies of Mouse Guard. She’s a Peanuts fan. She thinks Spider-Man’s stupid.
In short, her knowledge of both comics and blogging is high-quality, but scattershot. So, Bloggers — you kind and inviting people — and may I presume on you by calling this a meme? — please suggest to her, if you would, one educational comics Blogsite, and one fun/artistic/humourous comics Blogsite. And if you think of one site that fulfills all these criteria…
Well then, won’t you double it, and suggest another that does so as well?
So, two sites.
You were so kind to Merrie — and she appreciated it a great deal, did I tell you that? — that I hope it won’t be too presumptuous of me to hope you’ll be as kind to 7yche. Here’s a person who’s entering our world. I’d love it if you would join me in making her welcome.
Of course, I know you all will: well, aren’t you superheroes?