Geoffrey Long
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Friday morning fun stuff: currently enjoying.

A couple of things that are worth noting here. First up, a beautiful diptych from Redrick deLeon, "Raining in New York". Wow. And second, as many of you know, my aesthetic has two sides: the light, whimsical nature of Inkblots and Dreamsbay, and then the darker, more brooding aesthetic of The latter received a major "Oooh, I wanna do that" boost this morning when I stumbled across the official site of Patrick Tatopoulos. Jinkies, that man is cool.

Are these two aesthetics so opposite that they cause great amounts of internal conflict and strife? Naaaah. Y'know who else did the same kind of thing? Jim Henson. Granted, I trend a little darker, but I still see him as inspiration. Except when I get sick I go get some antibiotics.

Sigh. Oh, well. In other Fun Friday news, Sara and Talon and I are going to grab an early show of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban this morning. I'm so excited! Then tonight I'm probably going to go hang with my friend Ruth, and then this weekend maybe get to see my friend Ken. It's shaping up to be a pretty nifty weekend right here.

Finally, turns in a spiffy review of McSweeney's #13, which is all about comics. I am understandably excited, and plan to pick up a copy as soon as possible.

And that's about all the news that's fit to print. More later, of course. Ciao!


What did you think of Harry Potter? Mike and I went to see a 10:30 a.m. showing and really enjoyed it. It's always fun to see a movie with a theater packed full of people, especially when there are lots of kids, too.

As with the other films, I'm sure they could be enjoyed without reading the books, but I did a lot of connecting the dots for Mike after we left (like telling him who Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs were, filling him in a bit on the patronus, etc.) Great fun for a Saturday morning, though, all and all.

Sounds like you finally have a break from the Chicago showers! I hope you get out and enjoy it.

I loved it. I'm actually bummed that Alfonso Cuaron is only directing one of the movies. I loved his sense of style and the little stylistic things, like the circular fade-ins and the amazing aerial shots.

Bill, what did you think of it?

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