Tag: Antihero

When All Else Fails-Improvise

I’m a person of simple tastes. Specific yes, but simple. Engage my mind. Make me feel. And don’t skimp on the aesthetics. Thief delivers on all three. Much like Garrett delivers the (stolen) goods. He doesn’t disappoint and neither does this game.  Mostly. Now, this is not a game play review. There are tons of those. This one is really good and fair and I … Read More When All Else Fails-Improvise


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 series;  Batman created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger; … Read More Blindsided

This Pool is a Little Crowded Part 2

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). From the beginning of his series, its been established … Read More This Pool is a Little Crowded Part 2

The Victim and the Martyr


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.