Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Video: BATMAN OPERA Theme Song Music Parody

Depending on your current frame of mind, this video will either tickle you or push you over the edge. I did not have anything to do with the making of this video--I just found it on a Batman fan site--least you worry too much about my own frame of mind!

Short Story "Names" by Nancy Scott Hanway

I just finished reading Nancy Scott Hanway's short story "Names" which appeared in SHR (Southern Humanities Review) Winter 2007.

I just wanted to mention that I loved it! The journey of the main character Sid through this narrative was so recognizable and emotionally riveting. I could relate to the kooky relatives, the pressures of writing and marriage (the guilt, oh, the guilt), and the outrage at "authority"'s foot soldiers. The observations about the significance of names also rings true.

Someone ought put together of a collection of fiction set in either Disney World and/or Disney Land. I've seen that setting used before, and as Hanway has done in "Names", it takes on symbolic meanings Disney never intended.

You should check out this story!