Thursday, May 19, 2005

Refreshingly Snippy

How often do you hear those two words used together? Well, you might find them scootching up to one another in the back of your brain if you take a look at Mean and Catty, Inc., a new blog brought to you by Seren and MeiMei, whom I went to grad school with and who are both extremely cool, funny, and writerly-type peeps. And I don't mean marshmallow peeps. Marshmallows do not in any way come to mind when reading Mean and Catty, Inc., unless perhaps they are directly referenced in the text. No, this blog delivers what it promises, which is "cultural critique with claws." So go check it out!

9 comments:

Bill Roberts said...

"whom I went to grad school with"

Not to be too snippy, but surely "with whom I went to grad school" would be more refreshing to an editor's eyes.

a. fortis said...

True! Though it's more mellifluous-sounding to me to have the structure of that phrase paralleling the structure of the following one.

Then again, if that is the sort of thing up with which editors will not put, who am I to judge? ;)

Bill Roberts said...

dw i'n deall, fy ffrind!

a. fortis said...

The really sad thing is, I did weigh both phrasing options in my head before making my choice. Part of me is disturbed that I would spend even seconds on this non-earth-shattering dilemma.

Bill Roberts said...

yes, obviously we have too much time on our hands.

i'm looking forward to seeing you again at the Cwrs. . .

Bill Roberts said...

. . . and what's a deckled edge?

a. fortis said...

Oh! Shw mae, Bill! Didn't realize it was you 'til I followed the link to your web page.

A deckled edge is the rough edge you find on fancy art paper--it's a by-product of the process of making paper using a mold. The paper pulp is laid out on a screen that is enclosed by a wooden frame. The part that sits on the screen becomes the main sheet of paper, but there's a thinner, uneven edge that results from the overlap onto the wooden frame. That's the deckled edge! Since paper used for printmaking usually has this edge--and since Rob and I both are printmakers--we decided on that for our website.

Bill Roberts said...
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Bill Roberts said...

syndod!

dw i'n hoffi d' enw "deckled edge!"

Hwyl!