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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later.Support Elizabeth on Patreon.

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  1. Gallifreyan_Immigrant
    August 15, 2014 @ 1:29 am

    Hi. I just wanted to give an update on the Ferguson situation. It seems like things are gatting better–we're having peaceful protests again, and apparently highway patrol stepped up to help with the situation (completely different guys from the SWAT-like police who was causing all the problems). Let's hope this peace lasts, and that this country takes some serious lessons on police militarization from this. Again, here's the St Louis subreddit for updates (I think BerserkRL's also keeping track of the situation):http://www.reddit.com/r/StLouis/
    Again, thank you for letting me post, Dr. Sandifer (how do you prefer to be addressed?). Everyone, have a good weekend. .

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  2. Sean Case
    August 15, 2014 @ 2:48 am

    There's a foot missing from that sonnet.

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  3. Theonlyspiral
    August 15, 2014 @ 6:08 am

    God this is getting good. Reading Swamp Thing for the first time several years ago I had genuine trouble making it through this issue…or rather the part of the omnibus that contained them. It took me three attempts to make it through in one sitting. As good as it is, I doubt it's ever something I'll revisit.

    Also I love the way you use the term "Zombie incest rape" so casually. It gives me a chuckle.

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  4. Matthew Blanchette
    August 15, 2014 @ 6:09 pm

    And there should be no apostrophe in "throws".

    But, yeah, not putting the sonnet in sonnet form makes it harder to parse, I think.

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  5. Elizabeth Sandifer
    August 15, 2014 @ 8:47 pm

    A bit of Etrigan's dialogue appear's in Figure 420 of the previous post, but perhaps not enough to illustrate a key point about it, which is that although it is structured like a sonnet, it is delivered as straightforward comic dialogue that is no more stylized than anyone else's. There are no explicit linebreaks in it, in other words, and I treated it accordingly in quoting it.

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  6. Elizabeth Sandifer
    August 15, 2014 @ 8:51 pm

    That was a deliberate choice, as it sets up a large part of where I'm going with this argument, which is that whatever Moore's well-worked philosophical justifications for his depiction of rape, the fact that you have to use the phrase "zombie incest rape" when discussing it undermines claims of seriousness.

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  7. BerserkRL
    August 18, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

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  8. Daru
    February 18, 2015 @ 11:33 pm

    Very uncomfortable reading when I first read the rape storyline, as the images of the insects 'got under my skin' and I was left with not only and emotional, but also a very visceral resonance from the story.

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