Tuesday, January 16, 2007

"It is time for a feminism of the monstrous"

Check out this post by Little Light, on the seam of skin and scales.

I especially like these sentences, on monsters and category violation:
What I say may be in a language incomprehensible, but there is a time for that, and it is right now, because this is a monster's creed. It is for the cobbled-together, the sewn-up, the grafted-on. It is for the golden, the under-the-earth, the foreign, the travels-by-night; the filthy ship-sinking cave-dwelling bone-cracking gorgeousness that says hell no, I am not tidy.

(Thanks to the splendiferous Ancrene Wiseass for sending the link my way).


little light said...

Thank you for the kind words.
If the category-breaker part interested you, you might also like what's sort of a companion post, here:
http://takingsteps.blogspot.com/2006/ 09/on-cartography-and-dissection.html

Anyhow, I'm glad you appreciated it.

Ancrene Wiseass said...

Golly: It's nice to be "splendiferous"! Thanks.

It truly is a beautiful post, isn't it? Glad you liked it.