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Two bits of historical-ish webcomickery for you today.  The first is by the brilliant Kate Beaton, who specializes in precisely this sort of thing, and whom you should be reading because seriously, all the time with the funny:

"Dude Watchin' with the Brontës"  (click to read full-sized)

Secondly: artist Sydney Padua imagines a team-up of Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace: they fight crime!  My favorite bit is the origin story, linked below.  Even more of a treat is the assortment of Babbage and Lovelace links and factual trivia scattered around her site, with observations like "As a rule, Babbage looks way happier in photographs than he does in portraits, I guess because there's a gadget in the room."  It's funny cos it's probably true.  (Click to read the full comic)

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and now for something completely different

* Famous Poems Rewritten as Limericks

I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud

There once was a poet named Will
Who tramped his way over a hill
And was speechless for hours
Over some stupid flowers
This was years before TV, but still.

* All Knowledge Is Strange is a comic strip by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and it's wicked fun. I want to point you toward some particularly excellent strips, but there are too many.  Just flip through and enjoy.

* It's that time of year for desserts with eyeballs.  Google Images of Halloween cupcakes: color me inspired!

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the bard endures

At McSweeney's, "Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition)" by Sarah Schmelling:

The king poked the queen.

The queen poked the king back.

Hamlet and the queen are no longer friends.

Marcellus is pretty sure something's rotten around here.

Hamlet became a fan of daggers.


And Wonderella discovers (the Cliff's Notes of) Hamlet!


(Every day I was workshopping at Sycamore Hill, trying to come up with insightful comments about all those stories, I had to maintain the strictest control to stop myself from saying "I liked all the metaphors best!"  That's some iron self-discipline right there.)
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Freakangels is a free weekly online serial comic by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield, and as of today it's gone live: FreakAngels

Cheers to the creators for an sf story that pulls me in immediately with a great mysterious premise, plenty of attitude, high-stakes action, and a drowned future London, not to mention really beautiful artwork.