Monday, May 25, 2009

A word on the image

The twittier hmonley has coyly chosen an image of a cat as her identifying icon. As one of the speculated authors of The Toughy Tales—more on the authorial controversy later—she must be aware of how this image might be read, particularly since the photograph was taken of a feline who is most certainly not the Toughy of the tales, but rather the mostly-caged malcontent neighbor of Sylvia and Jon, Toughy's presumed roomates.

Is hmonley Toughy? is Toughy hmonley? Is that pictured grey pervert the author of them both? How are we to read this doubly-absent image?

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