And again I say, dialup sucks.
Took the extraordinarily shallow Physical Attraction Test at Match.com after seeing the link at A Small Victory. It informs me that I find busty redheads attractive. Well. Thanks so much. Never would have worked that out for myself. . .
They state/admit out front that they're working with a limited set of models, and I suppose I could write them a note about including more rainbow babies/mixed race people, or at least wider variety of people of color, but they seem to be aware of the problem. Issue. Thingee.
Apropos of nothing, that is a Spooky "The Thing That Squeaks!" tee that Tristan is wearing at WildVancouver.com - Tristan Risk - Wild Girl of the Month. This makes her officially the coolest person ever.
Spooky, of course, is from Jhonen Vasquez' I Feel Sick:
I Feel Sick is arguably the best of Vasquez's books. The art and storytelling have grown more sophisticated and streamlined without losing Vasquez's wit and sick humour. It's the story of Devi, whose date with Johnny in JTHM went horribly awry when he tried to kill her. Here, she's struggling to make a living as an artist, doing illustrations for horror novels, and trying not to lose her grip on her own work. Things are complicated by one of her unfinished paintings, which appears to have become possessed. Despite, or perhaps because of, the sheer over-the-top surreality of the story (one of Devi's failed dates, we learn, was with a zombie), I Feel Sick is really an excellent story about the sheer hell of being a creative person in a society seemingly bent on squashing creativity at every turn.
From a review at Bookslut by America's Sweetheart Karin Kross, who's planning on "one entry per song for the Magnetic Fields's 69 Love Songs" starting March 1st. Which now makes her the coolest person ever. Um. Guess there can be a separate title for different countries or something. . .
np, Perfect World, Indigo Girls, All That We Let In, the booklet for which has yet more Xaime Hernandez art, and a very lovely portrait of the Girls themselves on the back of the case.