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Superversive: Why Christian Comic Books Are So Necessary

Posted December 17, 2014 By John C Wright

Superversive literature is needed in the name of realism, both to correct the grim and horrid stories of socialist-flavored realism so popular in the mainstream, and to correct the opposite error of happily optimistic stories of simple heroism where the heroes never fail. Dan Lawlis, a comic book artist, has a column on the second […]

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What Wages Pay the Unpaid Apologists for Utter Evil?

Posted December 16, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader with the celestial yet thaumaturgic name of AstroSorcorer comments on the alliance between the Left and their beloved Jihad, for whom they act as unpaid apologists: I suspect that many of the apologists are also motivated by terror. A coward without virtue will cleave to whoever is the most violent, the most threatening, […]

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Hillaire Belloc on Mohamedanism

Posted December 16, 2014 By John C Wright

A priest of Opus Dei, Fr. C. John McCloskey, joins me in calling for a new Crusade. The original is here: http://thecatholicthing.org/2014/12/10/spirited-visitor/ My old friend Hilaire Belloc spoke to me from heaven, where the Catholic sun doth shine and there is no need of plenty of wine. I was delighted to see him, even though he […]

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The Saints and Mahound

Posted December 15, 2014 By John C Wright

Some quotes from a column What Did the Saints Say about Islam? By Andrew Bieszad appearing on the fine site OnePeterFive on August 12, 2014:   The following is a brief list of quotes from Catholic saints about Islam and its founder, Muhammad. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it is illustrative of how Catholics […]

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Defending Lovecraft (S.T. Joshi replies to Charles Baxter)

Posted December 15, 2014 By John C Wright

This column was brought to my attention by Larry Correia, and I wish to pass the favor on to my readers. Mr Correia in his column was responding, in his incounterfeitable style, to Grimi Wormtongue, son of Gálmód, who, writing for the British printed matter called Guardian, we find busily if frenetically savaging HP Lovecraft […]

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Gamergaters Rally! To Arms, Citizens!

Posted December 12, 2014 By John C Wright

A request from the Dark Lord of the Evil League of Evil, whose signal I wish to boost: #GamerGate crushed Gawker Nero reports on the costs to Gawker of attacking #GamerGate: The cost to Gawker Media of its ridicule and viciousness toward video gamers was “seven figures” in lost advertising revenue, according to the company’s […]

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Diamond Hard SF to Mushy Soft SF

Posted December 12, 2014 By John C Wright

I draw your attention to this handy chart devised by M Kazlev (I think) grading the realism of the science in SF stories. He is clear to emphasize that this is not grading the overall craft of the story, just the scientific plausibility of the props and settings. I add this so that my compliment […]

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Release the Correia!

Posted December 11, 2014 By John C Wright

Another must-read too-good-to-miss fisking and public flogging by Larry Correia against the forces of darkness, or, at least, the forces of nagging nattering nonsense about nothing. http://monsterhunternation.com/2014/12/10/fisking-the-guardian-again-this-time-for-hp-lovecraft/ As usual the original article is in italics and my responding comments are in bold. Move over HP Lovecraft, fantasy writers of colour are coming through. A stupid […]

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SUPERVERSIVE: Why “Realism” Isn’t

Posted December 10, 2014 By John C Wright

As part of the world-storming Superversive Literary Counterrevolution, my beautiful and talented wife describes the fundamental unreality of so called realistic literature: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2014/12/10/superversive-blot-why-realism-isnt/ I have never liked dark, gritty, ‘realistic’ stories—the kind that are unrelentingly grim. The kind where there’s no hope, everything is covered in dirt, and terrible things are happening one on top […]

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Hey, lookit that!

Posted December 5, 2014 By John C Wright

I was mentioned by Instapundit: http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/198927/ Twice! http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/199048/ Glenn Reynolds put up a link for THE BOOK OF FEASTS AND SEASONS!! Go, me! Which I just found out is a name that was already taken by someone else. Oops. http://www.amazon.com/Book-Feasts-Seasons-Joanna-Bogle/dp/0852442173

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