Tag Archives: myth

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25 Things About Me

Awhile ago, a trend went around Facebook wherein people would 25 things — any 25 things — about themselves. It was a pretty popular trend, and it ended up being really interesting in that it shed some light on a … Continue reading

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Dungeons and Dragons

“I want to cast… magic missile.” —The Dead Alewives If you had told me a year ago that I would start a blog, and then not write about Dungeons & Dragons — and in fact, hardly mention it — for … Continue reading

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World Building

Easily one of my favourite parts about writing speculative fiction is world building. And I’m not talking about “setting,” though of course the two are connected. I’m talking about the development of the entire background reality that the story takes … Continue reading

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The Power of Story

An Exhaustive Essay Exploring a Theory of Myth as Story, and How Stories Affect Us Novelist Graham Swift wrote that, “only animals live in the Here and Now. Only nature knows neither memory nor history. But man — let me … Continue reading

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Christmas Mythology

When one thinks about it, it may seem a bit strange that a holiday festival so obviously religious in origin that the title of the religion’s founder is in the name of the holiday is observed by so many people … Continue reading

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Homosexuality defined by Myth: a brief essay

The homosexuality of the ancient Greeks is a topic not often explored, due in large part to a cultural bias in the West that has only begun to dissolve in the last couple of decades. However, homosexuality was an important … Continue reading

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Thinking on Paper

I’m in the midst of writing a paper on theories of myth for school. The topic I chose is ridiculously ambitious and more than any reasonable student would have opted to do. But I’m crazy, so, y’know. There’s a huge … Continue reading

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Pullman's Narrow View

As part of my ongoing interest in genre and writing and literary merit, I came across a discussion of Philip Pullman‘s views on fantasy. (Actually, I came across them as part of research on myth and story that I’m doing … Continue reading

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Complexity

It occurs to me, as I drink my glass of wine and listen to good music, that they’re really very similar. I got into wine just this year — that is, really got into the whole wine-tasting, nuance-appreciating, elitist snob … Continue reading

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