Monday, May 23, 2011

As Others(?) See Us-ly Things...

Or, as Dave Langford has it as his running subhead in his sf/fantasy fanzine Ansible, "As Others See Us" (and such variations as "As We See Ourselves"):

1. From the Letters column of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1963, into the period when it was edited by my favorite of its editors, and my default choice for my favorite writer of any kind, Avram Davidson; or, why I'm not much of a D&D guy, most likely:

"Lately, I and my friends have been somewhat disappointed with F&SF. Mr. Davidson leaves something to be desired as an editor. Therefore, I am declining your kind offer to renew my subscription to your magazine."--E. Gary Gygax, Chicago, IL

2. From Jackie Kashian's The Dork Forest, a 2009 episode with Mike Phirman and Maria Bamford, who asks, and is reassured by the others that she's thinking of "steampunk":

"'Cyberpunk' that where you have a typewriter, and make a heavier typewriter?"

(Tuesday's Overlooked Films and Other A/V tomorrow. Be here or be otherwise!)


pattinase (abbott) said...

I did email Pelle the Conqueror, right?

Todd Mason said...

You did! Thanks.

C. Margery Kempe said...

Ooh, that's a great film.

I like Bamford's suggestion: after all, considering most of the steampunky typewriters, they are awfully heavy.

My word ver: "flospels" which I suppose are gospels for flo-bees?

Todd Mason said...

And did any other appliance-attachment ever seem to need scripture more?