20thCG Story Discussion with SPOILERS: Pop Art

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20thCG Story Discussion with SPOILERS: Pop Art

Postby Patrick on Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:48 pm

This thread is for those who have read the story to discuss Pop Art, without worrying about spoiling it for others in the main 20th Century Ghosts thread.


If it isn't clear, let me say it again:

THIS IS A SPOILER THREAD!
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Postby Patrick on Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:50 pm

Has anyone taken a good look at the logo on this here messageboard up there on the upper left of your screen?

That has Pop Art written all over it.

Very cool.
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"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"
- Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are
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Postby Nerak on Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:39 am

Most absolutly my favortie story in the collection!

Wonderfully written.

Very powerful!

Made me cry, even!!

Nerak

And yes, I do believe that is Art in the logo
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Postby sybil on Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:01 am

yes, i noticed that right off. scroll down on this link to the second-to-last entry:

http://www.joehillfiction.com/fiction.htm
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Postby Dana_Jean on Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:40 pm

I discussed my feelings about Pop Art in some detail over on Joe's old board but I don't know how to get it again. It was brilliant and insightful stuff.

Yes it was!!!
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Postby Patrick on Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:42 pm

Nerak wrote:Most absolutely my favortie story in the collection!

Wonderfully written.

Very powerful!



I agree, Karen. I love this story. Also it was the very first thing I read by Joe, and it is so good, that it strongly influences my view of him. I do not think of Joe as a "horror writer" (as I might if my first encounter had been HSB), but as a writer who writes "horror, among other things."

sybil wrote:yes, i noticed that right off. scroll down on this link to the second-to-last entry:
http://www.joehillfiction.com/fiction.htm

D'Oh. That'll teach me to read the man's website more thoroughly before popping off. Thanks for the link.

Dana Jean wrote:I discussed my feelings about Pop Art in some detail over on Joe's old board but I don't know how to get it again. It was brilliant and insightful stuff.
Yes it was!!!

I would love to hear your thoughts and impressions.

Maybe Shane can still access the old site (I never saw it) and cut-and-paste message it to you…?
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"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"
- Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are
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Postby Shane on Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:07 am

Patrick wrote:Has anyone taken a good look at the logo on this here messageboard up there on the upper left of your screen?

That has Pop Art written all over it.

Very cool.


In the earliest incarnation of Joe's website, when I knew just a little less than I do now about web design, joehillfiction.com had a splash page greeting visitors to the site. In designing that splash page, Art was floating away, and in one plastic hand, were a string of balloons. Each balloon was a link to a different page on the site, if people were so inclined to explore around.

When the site was revamped I wanted to include the image of Art as a reminder, so it went into the banner for the website.

Here's the image as it was originally seen, for anyone who's curious:
Image
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Postby Shane on Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:11 am

Patrick wrote:
Dana Jean wrote:I discussed my feelings about Pop Art in some detail over on Joe's old board but I don't know how to get it again. It was brilliant and insightful stuff.
Yes it was!!!

I would love to hear your thoughts and impressions.

Maybe Shane can still access the old site (I never saw it) and cut-and-paste message it to you…?


The old board was an offshoot of an existing message board over at TTA Press, and they've since redone their setup, too. As I was merely a spectator there, I've got no way of easily finding it... sorry.
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Postby Patrick on Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:04 pm

No worries, Shane. Thanks anyway.

By the way, I love that picture of Art. Thanks for posting it.
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- Joe Hill, Heart Shaped Box

"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"
- Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are
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Postby Shane on Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:22 pm

Patrick wrote:No worries, Shane. Thanks anyway.

By the way, I love that picture of Art. Thanks for posting it.


Thanks, Patrick. It was a lot of fun to make with my friend, Bob. If I knew enough about Flash back then, my big idea was to have the clouds move slowly on a loop, and every so often, a bird or two would have come by, 'squawked' and perhaps landed on Art or the balloons, and then went away.

But I managed to have fun with the ol' boy anyway. For example, at Thanksgiving and Christmas, I put a new overlay on the picture, with holiday outfits (pilgrim-Art, then santa-Art, etc.). It was something fun to do... *shrugs*
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Postby Patrick on Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:26 pm

I can't wait for the holidays, now I expect you to post those versions somewhere here at the appropriate time!
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- Joe Hill, Heart Shaped Box

"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"
- Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are
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Postby Dana_Jean on Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:38 pm

Yeah dammit. I want holiday changing shit on this Web site. And for my birthday too.
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Postby Shane on Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:40 am

Patrick wrote:I can't wait for the holidays, now I expect you to post those versions somewhere here at the appropriate time!

Dana Jean wrote:Yeah dammit. I want holiday changing shit on this Web site. And for my birthday too.


Heh, sorry guys. Changes like that to the site's code would be hellish. I'll see if I can't find those images somewhere, though. I might have them around in some nook.

There are occasional surprises to be found on the main site from time to time, though...
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Postby sybil on Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:47 am

how 'bout an easter bunny outfit? :D
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Postby Moe_Szyslak on Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:58 pm

OK, I hate to ruin a good read. I often think that my position does that sometimes for my students.

Anyway, it was recommended to me that I start w/ Pop Art. I teach a senior literature course and am always looking for good short stories for my students.

Other than the loss of art, and the fact that our society is losing interest.

Is there anything else you've found in the story that I could share w/ my students?

Thanks in advance,

Moe
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