IMAGE CREDIT: Many thanks to Wedding Photography + Design.
Month: June 2014
As you may recall from earlier posts this spring, I’ve been dipping into my late aunt’s library of mysteries and thrillers, and occasionally reviewing them.
|Author Catherine Coulter
|Whose head are we in, now?
Is this evaluation of a character that I’m reading being done by an observer, an investigator, or by the character himself? Or a little of all of them? Or is it author intrusion? Let me offer an example, from page 61 of the hardcover edition:
|Dillon Savich at FBI HQ?
|Remember Fox Mulder?
Okay, then. Sure, that’s totally normal FBI behavior.
Granted, I’m coming in on the middle of a series. Perhaps it’s less weird if you’ve been following it from the beginning. But what about that thing where each book should stand on its own merits?
|Following up? Analysis? Evidence?
I’m not kidding. Most of the truly crucial police work is done off-stage, on a hurry-up basis, after the heroes have made rather large intuitive leaps.
The photo of Catherine Coulter is from her website.
The cartoon of many hands on the keyboard is by Mark Marek, from The Comics Reporter.
The spoof on “I see dead people” is from SomEEcards.
The image of Fox Mulder is from the blog Welcome to Ladyville.
The eloquent eye image is courtesy of Wattpad.
The photo of Syndrome is a still from The Incredibles, courtesy of What Culture’s article, “Six Sinister Pixar Villains we Love to Hate.”
The Crime Analysis image is from the Columbia, SC Police Department website, on their “Crime Analysis” page.
I hijacked the chart “NS Reciprocity” from Bernie Hogan of the University of Toronto. My apologies, dude.
|A page from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, art by Robert Sabuda
My kids had them, loved them as they grew up. We wore several out.
My students loved them, too, when I needed a way to teach 3-D principles on a paper-glue-and-markers budget and I pulled some basic pop-up technology how-to articles from the Internet, to create a final project assignment for the color unit.
|Dai Food, by Colette Fu
Pop-up books led me into the realm of turning the 2-D medium of paper into a 3-D creation, so yes–they are the origin of my explorations into paper sculpture.
Anyone who follows this blog also knows I’m a science fiction and fantasy fan, as well, so you can imagine my delight when my son turned me on to the amazing Game of Thrones Guide to Westeros pop-up extravaganza shown in this YouTube video:
I’m happy to give credit where it’s due. The paper engineering is by Matthew Reinhart, whose website reveals a wealth of other wonderful projects as well. Do NOT miss it!
A steal at $65.00, this will become a collectible. ISBN: 978-1-60887-314-2.
You’ll probably also enjoy the video on THIS wonderful pop-up, America’s National Parks, from the National Parks Conservation Association:
The art for America’s National Parks is by Dave Ember.
IMAGE CREDITS: The Robert Sabuda page from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland came from The Alpha Mom blog. Colette Fu’s amazing image Dai Food is from her website. The wonderful YouTube video for the Game of Thrones guide comes from HBO, ultimately. The National Parks Conservation Association and InkinMotion created that book’s YouTube video.