As far as I can tell, there wasn’t a strict class structure in the Shire. A servant (Sam), could obviously become a mayor of a city, and a class system wouldn’t have allowed that. Yet in the movie, and somewhat less in the book, they are constantly forgetting that Sam is even there. Gandalf remarks […]Read More Why Did Everyone Forget About Sam?
Once there was a man named Aegeus, who was the heir to the city-state of Athens. On his way to claim his kingdom he stayed in the city of Trozean and fell in love with a woman named Aethra. I haven’t decided […]Read More The Story of Theseus (pg 1)
I read this on the “Arrow” Goggle site today: Reinventing the DC Comics character, the Arrow is not a superhero … but a hero — every bit as dangerous as the criminals he’s hunting. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and lethal […]Read More Reinventing ‘heroes’
In the Superstition Series created by Noelle Campbell, not only are the Greek gods real, but Cupid has been busy. Mortals have completely mismanaged this ‘love’ thing on their own and so he is busy with his latest project. He’s picked the perfect haven for his ambitious plan to rebuild his power, influence and reputation. […]Read More Blurb for Superstition: Raging Bull (my urban fantasy novel)
I asked my kids what they thought the most important American Value was, trying to get a feel for what kids thought about these sort of things, and they both gave me the same answer: Good Works, BUT… They both meant something different by it. So I will address both in this post: When my […]Read More American Values — Good Works (viendo el bien que ustedes hacen)
Why does a hero need a sidekick? I think we can sum this up PERFECTLY by going to the first story to introduce a sidekick: The Creation Genesis Chapter 2 20 …. but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon […]Read More Evolution of a Sidekick – Why Does A Hero Need One?
I have this totally awesome dictionary of slang that my husband gave me for Christmas: It is 1400 pages of bad grammar and taboo words from throughout the ages with an etymology and everything (when applicable). In this book under sidekick it reads: side-kick. A close companion; a mate, occ. an assistant, on the job; Can. […]Read More Evolution of a sidekick – What IS a sidekick?
Yesterday I found out an article I had written more than ten years ago (when I was still wet behind the ears trying to be a writer) had been used as source material for the Wikipedia entry on Sidekicks. I got a good giggle out of being right next to a well known LA Times […]Read More Evolution of a Sidekick