It's often considered that science and religion cannot be in the same room without a fight breaking out. Yet, many aspects of science fiction involve belief in a greater power or veneration of something. In fantasy it's often a given that there will be a religious aspect, some stories even involving gods/goddesses themselves. Science fiction… Continue reading The Devout Decepticon: Religion in Science Fiction
This week I was treated to a massive dose of sanity threatening emotional issues. Some were happening in real life, the rest happened in two of my favorite fandoms. I won't bore you with my real life issues that involve being pregnant and having to move. However, I was rather surprised by the strength of… Continue reading Without You
I’m Not Male, I’m Not Female, I am Me.
Our perception of gender is tainted by the media, by what we are told is feminine and beautiful and strong and masculine. Strong and feminine aren't supposed to go together just as beautiful and masculine should not. Right? Wrong. Gender bias is just that bias. As recently brought out in the article Gender Dichotomy is… Continue reading I’m Not Male, I’m Not Female, I am Me.
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