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The Fictional Complaint Department

I’m teaching a class called “Written Professional Communication” at the University of Pittsburgh. Amongst other things it’s about… well, communicating professionally in writing. Currently we’re working on “responding to complaints”. In order to generate some complaint s to respond to I instructed my students to write a complaint letter as though they lived in the fictional universe of their choosing:

So about Triplicate Girl…

Ok… question for old skool comic book fans… (Wayne Wise, looking at you since this is a favorite of yours). There’s a Legion of Superheroes character named “Triplicate Girl” or “Triad” (depending on which era of comics you’re reading). Her powers are that she comes from an alien race where everyone three identical beings. Only…

on the dawn of SuperMundanity

I’ve been batting around an idea in my head for an academic paper/conference presentation (probably for next year’s PCA/ACA) and I’d like to do something that I’ve done before that has worked out pretty well for me. I want to outsource some of my thinking and brainstorming to the internet. What I’m looking for here…

On the trailer for Cats…

I just watched the trailer for Cats. I have some thoughts… but first some caveats: When I was a little kid, I actually loved this musical. I don’t know why… but Rum Tum Tugger was just one of my favorite songs. I have this movie as one of my picks in the VoxPopcast Box Office…