Friday, March 19, 2010

Free Form Comments

Say whatever you want to in the comments to this post -- random, off topic thoughts, ideas, suggestions, questions, recommendations, criticisms (which can be anonymous), surveys, introductions if you have never commented before, personal news, self-promotion, requests to be added to the blog roll and so on. If I forget, remind me. Remember these comments can be directed at all the readers, not just me.

ALSO. You can use this space to re-ask me questions you asked me before that I failed to answer because I was too busy.

AND you can use this space to comment on posts that are old enough that no one is reading the comments threads anymore.

You do not have to have a blogger account or gmail account to post a comment -- you can write a comment, write your name at the bottom of your comment like an e mail, and then post using the "anonymous" option.

WRITING FOR THIS BLOG. If I see a big free form comment that deserves more attention, I will pull it and make it its own post, with a label on the post and on the sidebar that will always link to all the posts you write for this blog. I am always looking for reviews of games, tv, movies, music, books and iPhone apps.


James said...

Trailer for Predators. Looks pretty great.

jsanchez said...

I’m an old fan of your book on superhero comics who chanced across this blog the other day. I’ve been finding myself thinking of the book's analysis of misprision a great deal recently—not just as applied to comics, but across all sorts of genre fiction—and I was wondering if perhaps you’d extended it in some subsequent work. It seems applicable to an incredible array of sprawling fictional universes that are, at this point the work of dozens or hundreds or thousands of individual authors across multiple generations: Star Trek/Wars/Etc, the Lovecraft mythos, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, Warcraft and its multiplayer progeny, etc.

We’re also seemingly moving to a more dispersed, collaborative, and generally wikiesque model of cultural creation, within but also between and independently of those existing universes. There’s been plenty of smart stuff written about the formal features of commons-based peer-production models generally—Benkler and Lessig and whatnot—but not (as far as I know) so much on the internal dynamics of extended, massively multiplayer narrative production where the “commons” is a shared fictional universe. Misprision seems likely to play an even greater role in that emerging context, and it would be interesting to see it deployed there. Anything in the works?

Geoff Klock said...

I wish there was, but a lot of that material is out of my wheelhouse, and with a demanding full time job I can't see having the time to learn it. I had hoped that other people, inspired by my take on comics, would use the approach in their own works (crediting me for the inspiration of course!) but I didn't really happen -- my book does not even get quoted in books on comics, usually. I will make you a deal -- YOU write the book you want to see and I will totally endorse it with a back jacket blurb and everything!