What the critics are saying:
“Folly and Innovation? Sounds like a good punk rock band or a bad Jane Austen novel.” – Kevin “the Beard One” Jones
"I want to eat more things, but my tummy is full to the brim!" he thought for the five hundredth time that day.
A man isn't defined by whether o/not he ascribes to arbitrary societal norms. Rather he is defined by whether o/not he uses the Oxford comma
"Hey man, don't hate. Chicks dig the coupe!" said Ed, grinning as he tenderly placed more baby chics in the chicken coupe. #nanowrimoopeners
This was awesome, haha.
I am reading this book RIGHT NOW. Coincidence?
I wish I could say this wasn’t a true story from my life.
It’s actually not.
Folly and Innovation: the place where wishes come true.
Pride and Prejudice isn’t Elizabethan. Jane Austen lived in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and wrote P&P during the 1790s, when George III was king. Queen Elizabeth I reigned from 1558 to 1603.
this one’s awesome
I like that…judging books by their cover. By the way, you meant “thrifty” not “thrify” in the A Modest Proposal guess.
A Modest Proposal isn’t a book, it’s an essay.
my only problem is that this is judging books by their title…not exactly their cover.
A well-meaning yet bumbling mockingbird steals a bunch of items from the townsfolk, including a watch and some twine.
Close enough, anyway.
Pride and Prejudice was published in 1812, it’s Regency- a good 200 years after the Elizabethan period. It’s all about the society specific to that time, it’s not even a thing like the Elizabethan age (Or the Victorian for that matter)
Thanks for your comments!
Victorian, Elizabethan, Regency…I’ve thrown it out and just went with straight up “Romance.” I think that clears it up.
What the, eating babies?
Read the back cover of the book
Lord of the Rings is also about racism and courage. Kinda.
HAHAHA…”eating babies.” gotta love A Modest Proposal and them delicious Irish babies….
I recall my initial encounter with Swift’s infamous essay… I had ten minutes before English class, and was speed-reading… I made it all the way through to the portion about HOW to cook the children before I had realized what had transpired… The sad thing is, eating babies probably WOULD solve a lot of their issues…
Ha this is awesome. I really like your drawing style too. Better than most web comics. I never wanted to read Pride and Prejudice either, but eventually did. I really liked it, even if it was pretty dry, but all of Austen’s stuff is I guess. But Lord of the Rings is basically the best thing ever. It is such a complex story. Every character has such depth both in personality and background, so much so that you can track their lineage. The book is so thorough, you can actually learn the languages. J.R.R. Tolkien, he meant business.
I think if there is one thing we can all agree on regardless of color, creed, race or nationality, it’s that Tolkien did indeed mean business.
A Modest Proposal is about eating babies? Why have I never heard of this book?!
I need to do this on purpose sometime.
I do this retroactively, on occasion, when I notice how odd the title and/or cover seems when removed from the context and definitions given by the story: Examples, off the top of my head:
Glasshouse: Story about how hypocrisy is bad? Sci-fi spy thriller about social roles.
To Say Nothing of the Dog: A Hound of the Baskervilles ripoff with a ghostly cat? Time-traveling antiquing.
Storm Front: Political cyber-thriller? Wizard cowboy protecting Chicago.
All lovely books, by the way (though To Say Nothing of the Dog is a bit of an acquired taste), as are the dozen sequels to Storm Front.
“Storm Front: Political cyber-thriller? Wizard cowboy protecting Chicago.”
Good call. I do love me some Dresden files.
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