Books & Pieces: weekly roundup
World Weaver Press presents our weekly quick roundup of news and factoids, articles and more that struck our fancy, tickled our interest, and had us scratching our heads. For readers, writers, and genre fans of any form.
Anyone up for a cruise? Be sure to bring your goggles and corsets along with your sunscreen because this is a seven day all steampunk cruise setting sail in March 2013.
We’re completely and totally in love with the idea of making our own Baba Yaga matchbox hut complete with its own chicken legs. Or okay, probably getting someone else to make me one because let’s be honest, crafty projects usually don’t get finished at my house. The best part if you click through is that the “matchbox drawer” is full of the bones of unwary children Baba Yaga has captured and eaten with her iron teeth. Fairy tale kitsch at its best.
Blackbird journal on “tracking the muse.” Seven contributors give quick quotes on process.
A problem that plagues many writers who are just starting to try and seriously build their careers: when do you let go? Novelist James Maxey discusses how he knows when it’s time to let a project go and move on to the next one on the Odyssey Workshop blog. He also suggests that productivity — the difference between an amateur writing, a working writer, and a prolific one – is knowing what you can finish successfully and knowing when to let go. Perhaps letting a project go even before you start it.
Artist uses Star Wars action figures to recreate iconic scenes from history, film, art, and music. Our favorite is either Whistler’s Mother or The Godfather poster.
Speaking of Star Wars, have you heard about all the Han Solos in Firefly? Supposedly, tiny figurines of Han Solo in carbonite appear throughout the first season of Firefly. Some screen captures here show how the small silver plaque shows up as part of the background debris in different interiors of the ship. Now we want to re-watch the series to see if this Easter Egg is real or a brilliant little piece of photoshopping.
One last moment of Star Wars: “The Star Wars That I Used to Know” parody. This awesome parody of the popular video for the alternative song “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Goyte portrays the familiar greivances of many Star Wars fans, but never before have we seen it done with quite so much body paint. If you’re not familiar with the original video’s concept, check out the original and parody side by side.