Hermes, messenger of the gods As I mentioned in this Superversive Livestream here, archetypes are the frameworks or skeletons on which one builds a character. They are not the entire character, as Living Anachronism ably explains here, but they give writers the broad design and understanding of the character’s place within a narrative and the … Continue reading Writerly Sound Bites, Number 9: Character Progression – When Does “Interesting” and “Realistic” Belie Contempt for an Established Archetype and Personality?
To be perfectly frank, reading this article makes me wonder if Stan Lee and Marvel might have been inspired by Nancy Wake when they came up with Peggy Carter. Certainly, Hayley Atwell’s portrayal of the character in Captain America: The First Avenger* seems far more realistic once one reaches the finale for the article. While … Continue reading The Most Famous Woman to Aid the Resistance in World War II France
Yes, he is at it again, readers. Check out these intriguing videos from the Professor of Geekdom himself. There will not be a quiz later – not from him or me, at least. Life may have a curve ball or two to throw everyone’s way soon enough. In which case, you may find his points … Continue reading Words from Professor Geek
Last week’s Vocational Vivications’ linked post was from Nate Winchester. It focused on the need for emotional connections between characters to be established early on and built up over the course of the story, something that cannot be done by having them stand around discussing their feelings with or for one another. Actions speak louder … Continue reading Setting the Emotional Scene – How to Prep the Audience for More
No, I am not looking up these items on purpose, readers! They just seem to find me – or are sent to me to provoke a smile and a laugh. Admittedly, the fan picture which crosses My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic* with Star Trek: The Next Generation, probably counts less as fan art and … Continue reading New Perspectives on Old Franchises
Pearls Before Swine is not the best comic strip, nor is it this author’s favorite. But it does tend to be funny more often than not, and sometimes it can even be profound. Witness the three panel comic below: I will admit that I smiled when I first read this strip. No matter how you … Continue reading “Joy to the Fishes in the Deep Blue Sea….”