Methadology: The end of the year is a time to reflect on the upsetting amount of information we’ve gorged upon, and what better way to do that than an entirely subjective list! Herein are my favorite links from all of the Wednesday Entropy Roundups in 2014, with a few favorites from other contributors peppered in. It was hard to narrow down, and a whole lot of links didn’t make it to this list, but I tried to pick my very favorite from each post: links that constantly pop up in my daily conversation, long reads that I’ve printed off and brought to class, superb writing, and listicles that have caused my Amazon wishlist to burst at the seams. So without further ado, and in no particular order, and THE LINKS:
“50 Great Dark Books for the Dark Days of Winter” (Flavorwire, 11/20)
15 Short Stories You Can Read in Under 15 Minutes (Flavorwire, 4/2)
Fifty horrifying short stories (with links!) (Flavorwire, 10/20)
Horror films directed by women. (Flavorwire, 10/22)
Jos Charles’s GIF poetics (HTMLGIANT, 8/17)
Mark Cugini might have written the best poem of the year. (The Lifted Brow, 11/3)
Juliet Escoria’s In the Woods.
Simon Hanselmann discusses comics and cross-dressing with the AV Club.
Lucy Knisley illustrated Harry Potter in one giant image.
Scott McClanahan discusses Little Jimmy Dickens. (The Fader, 11/15)
A China Miéville primer (AV Club, 8/14)
Can the Japanese Digital Pop Star Hatsune Miku Cross Over in the West? (Pitchfork, 5/16)
Guillame Morissette mourns the death of Alt Lit (Maisonneuve, 10/30)
Brian Oliu’s “Goonies II” in Cartridge Lit.
Remember when Michael J Seidlinger and Kyle Muntz lived in an airport ?
Jeff Vandermeer explains why weird books are the best kind. (The Atlantic, 10/30)
What is a serious comic book reader? (Comic Book Resources, 12/3)
The controversial Skippable tumblr.
Luigi is such a jerk in Super Mario 8.
Dogs on Science Fiction book covers (Electric Literature , 8/4)
How to write a screenplay (Electric Literature, 11/17)
“46 Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read In A Day” (Buzzfeed, 9/2)
The Gay Wing of LA County jail. (LA Weekly, 11/18)
The true horror of comic sans (Huffington Post, 9/3)