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A Comic Book Guide to Social Interaction - Transience Divine
June 12th, 2005
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A Comic Book Guide to Social Interaction
I went to the bookstore yesterday to get gifts for my family, and accidentally bought two books for my self: Understanding Comics and Guide to Getting it On!.

And now I am inspired to begin a new project: A Comic Book Guide to Social Interaction. Other manners books for men, alas, are written for SPs; I want to write a book for geeks that develops a general framework for understanding people and social situations. And the sequential art form is exactly the right tool.

Why should I write it, when I know so little about the subject? Partly to have a project to occupy myself and experiment with during social situations-- a reason for existence in the social world. I've *read* so much about people in theory (and communication, love, and sex), and I've recently developed a craving to dive into the real thing as deep as it goes.

Of course, this will have to sit behind-the-back-burner, because I already have a list of projects for the season (which are progressing beautifully-- more on that later), but that's okay. Besides, I still need to figure out my general theory of social interaction, and learn how to draw.

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From:abangaku
Date:June 13th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC)
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i suppose i have to inform you that i've been known to make some serious fun of the book "Guide To Getting It On". ... this despite the fact that "Understanding Comics" was a practical revelation to me. i wonder how that squares.
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From:jrising
Date:June 14th, 2005 09:33 pm (UTC)
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I'm curious for your comments on "Guide"-- I've had some twitchy-moments with it too, but it's a fun read, and has delivered on good information.
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