Well of the World's End"
This is a fairy tale I have told frequently. This little
film, made and sponsored by Ryerson University's Chang School of
Continuing Education, is meant to demonstrate some of the principles of
oral storytelling. The film is used in the online version of
the Ryerson course "Fairy Tales and Fantasies"; however, the Chang
School has also posted it on YouTube.
WEIRD STUFF THAT NEEDS FURTHER EXPLANATION
Bad Poem a Day
the summer of 2015, I apparently developed the need to write one bad
poem a day and post it on the Internet. The blog is run by my thinly
veiled alter-ego, Cecily Q. Cauliflower, a self-avowed bad poet who has
embraced her talent for terrible verse and wishes to share it with the
Kem's Utterly Merciless Guide to
started this blog out of sheer frustration when I was a TA. I
threatening to go back to it, but I can never quite find the time.
attacks essay writing from the perspective of a semi-fictional
pissed-off English instructor who rants madly at her readership, albeit
often in the nicest possible way. Is there a word for
bullying people into demonstrating their intelligence, which they
obviously have, instead of taking the lazy way out"? 'Cause
sort of what I do as Kem. A number of
instructors use the Guide
in their classes, so there's that.
Japes for Owre Tymes
one is...strange. One day, for reasons I cannot really
decided to start translating newspaper comics into Middle English.
justification was that they were so archaic already that they almost
worked better that way. The blog had its fifteen minutes of
amongst medievalists and comics affictionados, but it simply
to put the comics together every day, and I finally had to let it go.
Darths and Droids: a webcomic that
reimagines the Star Wars
saga as a tabletop RPG.
Debs and Errol: a webcomic
about the relatively real lives of Debs and Errol, who turn up under
"Music" below. The comic has ended its run.
Finn and Charlie are Hitched: a webcomic
by Tony Breed. The title is probably relatively
Hark! A Vagrant: a webcomic
by Kate Beaton...about...stuff...with floaty people...and
My Neighbor Errol: this sequel to Debs and Errol tells the relatively true story of Errol, his family, his friends, and his ongoing obsession with escape rooms.
Piled Higher and Deeper: a webcomic
by Jorge Cham about grad school and how it tends to drive people mad.
Rock, Paper, Cynic:
a webcomic by Peter Chiykowski about exciting things such as
"dinosaurs, philosophy, and outer space."
and Errol: the band is no longer banding, but the music lives on.
Kraken Not Stirred:
Mike Bryant's geeky musical act. Mr. Bryant receives his inspiration
directly from the psychic brainwaves of the Kraken itself.
With Guitars: a
geeky Toronto band that plays geeky Toronto music on geeky Toronto
Rock, Paper, Cynic: Peter Chiykowski's one-man musical act. Yes, it has the same name as his webcomic.
if you are puzzled by the word "filk," go visit this site.
It'll sort you out.
The House Always Wins:
a fun blog
created by a fun friend of mine.
a lot of stuff, then blogs about it. He started with Twilight. In 2014, he was up for
a Hugo. 'Nuff said.
Mark Watches: Mark also
watches a lot of stuff (i.e., full runs of TV shows). The
Hugo thing still applies.
Thoughts From the Test Chamber:
Whitney has a lot to say, specifically about Her Neighbour Errol.
Bev is a publicist friend of mine whose website
is useful and informative. Check it out.
Content copyright Kari Maaren 2017
Images copyright Kari Maaren, Phil Mills, Erik Mohr, and Karl Stahl 2017