I watched a movie today. One I had wanted to see back in September, but alas I do not live in Japan and it was not released outside the country. Mores the pity. Its an excellent movie with an engaging cast and a powerful story line. And it happens to be based on one of… Continue reading Live by the Sword
The Age of the Anti-Hero has been long. Some credit George Lucas and Han Solo for popularizing the trend that had started first in literature. Some literary anti-heroes are Victor Frankenstein from Mary Shelly's Frankenstein; Jay Gatsby from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby; Gollum from J. R. R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings… Continue reading Blindsided
Or why character backstory is vital to your story. "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." Maya Angelou In preparation for NaNoWriMo, I read numerous blogs about plot and structure and how to do both. What I've not seen many writers mention is the… Continue reading Beginnings Always End Something
I love to read. Almost as much as I like to write. I read everything that comes within eyesight. This is not always a good thing, but meh, can't help it. As someone who loves to read, I read a lot of fan fiction. Don't judge me. I'm impatient. Over the last couple of months… Continue reading Writing. For real.
For the first time in my life I completed a video game. As in roll the credits we are outta here. Don't snicker. It's true, I've never played a game where no matter how many times I died or how complicated things seem to get I couldn't get enough of it. Well played High Moon… Continue reading Enemy Mine
This is how I remember first meeting Boba Fett. He was mysterious, dangerous and didn't back down from one of the meanest villains in any genre. It was love at first sight. Then came the prequels. The utter horror and dismay on my part as one of my all time favorite characters was reduced to… Continue reading Kill Me Softly
So last time I was talking about why Deadpool is NOT a hero. No where does he fit the description of a typical action hero. So does this mean he's an anti-hero. Lets look at that definition. antihero an·ti·he·ro [an-tee-heer-oh] noun, plural an·ti·he·roes. a protagonist who lacks the attributes that make a heroic figure,as nobility of mind and spirit, a life or attitude marked by action or purpose, and the like. Encyclopedia Britannica Encyclopedia antihero a protagonist of a drama or narrative who is notably lacking in heroic qualities. This type of character has appeared in literature since the time of the Greek dramatists and can be found in the literary works of all nations. Examples include the title charactersof Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote (Part I, 1605; Part II, 1615) and Henry Fielding's Tom Jones (1749). Some examples of the modern, postwar antihero, as defined by the Angry Young Men,include Joe Lampton, in John Braine's Room at the Top (1957),and Arthur Seaton, in Alan Sillitoe's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958).… Continue reading This Pool is a Little Crowded Part 2
So, by now most you understand my fandoms, n'est pas? Well, along with revisiting my Tron love, I happened to find a box of my old comics. (I'd boarded and bagged all of them prior to storage of course, I'm a true fangirl after all.) I still miss my Spawn comics. Cannot forget that #6… Continue reading This Pool is a Little Crowded
So, this past week I have rekindled an old flame . . .-er fandom. I don't know how many of you ever watched the original Tron (1982) but as a teen in the 90s I fell in love with the Grid and everything associated with it. Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner and Tron himself. I was stoked… Continue reading Lost Souls
The victim is preyed upon, unawares until the deed doth fall. The martyr marches on, head high, sword gleaming, until death wiellds it's heavy hand.