Posted by: Patrick Allen Foster | September 6, 2013

Assorted Links

Tasman Valley - Aoraki Mount Cook - Canterbury

Some links, unrelated:

1. “‘Superman vs. Batman’ Requires Decimated City, Calls Detroit.”

Also: “The 50+ Greatest Tweets about Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman.”

2. Verb choice in fiction, with special reference to Tolkien: “The Hobbit is a trove of effective verb choice, in part because its unique and interesting verbs are used in moderation.”

3. Some advice for parents on how to talk to an autistic girl about puberty.

4. “Secret Fore-Edge Paintings Revealed in Early 19th Century Books at the University of Iowa.” Cool.

5. The Midlife Crisis in Contemporary Literature: “Contemporary European literature is obsessed with 45-year-old women in the throes of a mid-life crisis and contemporary US literature has the same unhealthy obsession with men going through their version of it. I don’t think one can even experience a midlife crisis any more without feeling like a plagiarist of the worst caliber.”

Image Credit: Photo taken in the Tasman Valley, South Island, New Zealand, looking east across Lake Pukaki, probably near the mouth of the Tasman River as it empties into the lake. The snow-filled valley just right of center in the picture is probably the valley of the Jollie River. Photo by Lesley Briody, November 2006, and used under a CC BY-NC 2.0 license. Source: Flickr via Wikimedia Commons.

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