Friday Link Pack

Every First-Edition Ian Fleming James Bond Book Cover (1953-1966)
It’s time to share a few interesting links I have found throughout the week. Some of these I mention on Twitter, if you’re not already following me there, please do! I’m always looking for new links if you have any suggestions, let me know.

Writing:

The Best Symbols to Throw Some Scare into Your Story
I am a huge fan of symbolism. I think it can add an extra layer of depth for the readers willing to do the leg work. It also creates a richer experience overall. In this post Lauren Sapala shares a few spooky symbols you can add to your own writing.

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Superfan Scorned (Warning: Divergent series spoilers)
“Allegiant”—the last book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent series (this years Young-Adult juggernaut)—has landed and it didn’t end the way fans expected or wanted. This has lead to over three-hundred 1 star reviews on Amazon, shocking reactions from the fan community, and some pretty shameful behavior as well.

Every First-Edition Ian Fleming James Bond Book Cover (1953-1966)
I debated between putting this in Writing or in Art. Decided it worked better here. As the title suggests it’s every single one of Ian Fleming’s covers for the James Bond series. Live and Let Die is probably my favorite. What’s yours?

Art:

The Shopkeep and the Umbra
Once again, if you missed Sean Cumiskey‘s fanart for my own book “The Stars Were Right.” Make sure you give it a look. It’s awesome.

Enki Bilal at Musée des Arts et Métiers
My good friend Jimmy lives in Paris and he blogs about being an expat. His recent post highlights a recent art exhibit by comic book artist Enki Bilal and it’s pretty dang rad.

Random:

Meme Scenery
The backgrounds of famous internet meme’s extracted and show by themselves. They feel so … lonely.

Sex, Drugs, and Broomsticks: The Origins of the Iconic Witch
Atlas Obscura, one of my favorite blogs, tracks down the origin of the icon witch: the pointy hat, the broomstick, etc. (Note: if nudity in classical painting offends thee you might want to skip this one.)

Nuance
Dance + light + music + awesome cinematography = um … just do yourself a favor and watch this.

Lovecraft Story of the Week:

The Cats
A short little poem for your Friday. Some good (and creepy) mental imagery.

Farewell Gif(s) of the Week:
cow trouble

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