Monday, June 26, 2017

mythology

“[Lord Fanny] made a huge impression on stupid, mopey me,” Tara Marie states in “The Search for Trans Role Models in Comics” written for The Harlot. Her essay is a wonderful, yet critical examination of trans women in comics. It’s ...

I’m a songwriter. I’m a performer. Those two things basically sum up my life’s work, and I’m very fortunate to be able to say so. It’s been twelve years since I made the leap to quit the 9 to 5 ...

In the beginning, there was the myth. These stories (call them myths, legends, folktales) were used for sociological reasons: to teach children lessons, to define religious rites, and to keep order among tribespeople. As a collective discovered unknowable phenomena in ...

When the Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard stepped out onto the street across from the British Museum on September 12, 1933, he had an epiphany.  He realized how to create an atomic bomb.  What he had to look for was an ...

The Trickster Is Never Who You Think He Is Loki. The green-garbed, golden-horned Asgardian in the Marvel movies. The antagonist in various of the Marvelverse tales. He’s charismatic. He’s wicked. He has powers that seem controlling and illusory in nature. ...
The Mythology and Power of the Origin Story

There are many tropes that comprise  the narratives of comic book superheroes, but aside from the costumes, sidekicks, weird science, and secret identities,  it is the concept of “The Origin Story” that is the most persistent and fundamental to the genre. While ...