mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Cindy and The Ravens

When the talking ravens had appeared, introducing themselves as Hugin and Munin, naturally everyone had been astonished. They could speak English, several Scandinavian languages, and a tongue not heard in a thousand years, though a few scholars recognized it as … Continue reading →

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Rebranding Thor in the Age of Facebook

The account rep jumped right into it: “we’re thrilled to have your account, but I’m afraid your numbers are down since our initial chat.” “You’re kiddin’ me.” “I’m afraid not, and I don’t want to sugar-coat it,” the lead consultant … Continue reading →

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: An Open Letter to John Hodgman, Minor Celebrity

Dear Judge John Hodgman, I would normally never bother a minor celebrity, but I have a warning to pass along. It may save your life. Last night I had a rather disturbing dream. It felt prophetic, though I hope it … Continue reading →