I’ve always loved villains. A good villain in a story can make an otherwise bland tale suspenseful and fun. On the other hand, a two dimensional, poorly developed antagonist can make a story fall totally flat. I can think of one recent example of this, (and please, please forgive me if you disagree), but I... Continue Reading →
Mythology Monday: Atargatis, the Very First Mermaid
Are you excited to see the new Little Mermaid movie? As a huge fan of the original, I’m really looking forward to seeing the live action version. I’ve always had a fascination with mermaids, and growing up I really, really wanted them to be real. I was enthralled by the thought of a human being... Continue Reading →
I am, I am, I am.
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” -Sylvia Plath Your heart beats, and it knows many things. It knows that you are here, that you are alive. That you are human, and that you are here for a reason. It knows that... Continue Reading →
Mythology and other Fantastical Things: Nemesis, the Goddess of Retribution.
According to the Greek goddess Nemesis, you can’t have things in your life progressing too well. That’s just not fair. Especially if you don’t deserve it. But they don’t necessarily have to be too terrible, either. Especially if you haven’t been behaving especially bad. Your fortunes should be somewhere right in the middle. A nice... Continue Reading →