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Ryan K Lindsay – Writer

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ACAF in Canberra – This Weekend!

acaf-2017-150pxThis coming weekend I’ll be a guest at the amazing new Canberra show, the Australian Comics and Art Festival [ACAF – hit the link]

I love this show, and not just because it’s a local romp for me. It’s a show absolutely centred on comics, and beyond that, also spends a lot of time looking into the craft and business of comics. It’s a true blessing of a show for someone looking into making comics, and it’s also ace for those who just love the medium and want to immerse into it for a weekend.

I’ll have some panels, and will be tabling on Sunday, so here are the details.

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Stand Against Hot Garbage Media

I kinda just wish more megacorps would take a stand against shitty media not because of any other reason than because they think it’s hot garbage.

The Kardashians are renowned oxygen thieves, so don’t stock them for that reason alone. Jersey Shore is gutter trash, leave it off the palettes. It’s not a moral high ground so much as it is we vote with our wallets. If we contribute to the circle of life that is money funding these machines then that’s what we’ll keep getting. We constantly remind consumers to put their money where their mouth is without expecting the higher ups to make any fine decisions at all.

If I owned a store, I’d happily take a dent in my quarterly just to take a stand and say I, personally, would not be participating in the proliferation in anything GTA V related. You wanna get it elsewhere, knock yourself out – literally – but I’d be stepping out of that hamster wheel.

These are my extended thoughts on the subject.

And I understand I grew up on video nasties and am certain people wanted them shitcanned for much of the 80s and if certain stores wanted to draw their line in the sand and not stock Troma flicks, that’d be fine, because others would allow a teen Ryan to hustle in and get himself some Toxie. Every store should be allowed that personal touch of making a choice to stock whatever the hell they please. I wish more would use some discretion rather than slowly adding to societal corrosion through the ‘hands up shrug’ excuse of “Money, y’all!”

Linkatron 0.15

Phone. Middle of the night. Sanity held in check. Maybe. Kinda.

What to never say to a writer – Chuck Wendig has a great way of couching the truth in hilarity, but it’s still all true – all true – watch your words – http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/09/16/ten-things-to-never-say-to-a-writer/

Writing as mental therapy – always – http://muchtomydelight.com/2014/09/writers-block.html

Twitter helps solve a crime – a modern day THE DAUGHTER OF TIME – http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/09/17/hate-crime-twitter/

Daredevil: Born Again – I was here for the splashes – I stayed for the solid commentary – http://wednesdayshaul.com/wordpress/2012/08/30/apocalypse-purgatory-pariah-a-visual-reading-of-miller-and-mazzucchellis-daredevil-born-again/

Every Stephen King novel summed up in one tweet each – funny piece – http://litreactor.com/columns/every-stephen-king-novel-summarized-in-140-characters-or-less

Drawing connections between LOST and social media, the way the ‘net embraces things now, but also tears them down – LOST debuted 10 years ago – never forget – http://qz.com/267903/how-lost-changed-the-way-the-world-watches-tv/

Breaking into comics is hard to do – here are some tips on what to do, and equally important for what not to do – from C.B. Cebulski – http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2009/03/the-tao-of-breaking-into-comics-according-to-cb-cebulski/


So apparently there are only so many poster designs available to brain spaces on this planet – seriously, super crazy to see the same design used so often for some of these – here’s 10 posters that keep popping back up – http://twentytwowords.com/10-movie-poster-cliches-with-plenty-of-examples/ – and here’s another 5 – http://twentytwowords.com/5-more-movie-poster-cliches-with-plenty-of-examples/


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