With thanks to Carlos Carrasco for the original link to this fantastic article: Masculinity and the Marvel movies SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019 Some time back, John Haldane gave a Thomistic Institute talk here in Los Angeles on the theme of evil in the movies and in the movie industry. During the Q and A (at about … Continue reading A Reflection on the MCU
Not long ago this author finished reading Marvel’s Essential Iron Man Vol.3*. Though it had been available for some time, for various reasons, this writer did not take the opportunity to peruse the volume until recently to see what lessons were to be found within its pages. There were quite a few to discover. For … Continue reading The Fictional Businessman – Is He a Monster or a Hero?
I cannot count the number of times I listened to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” over the years. While it is not one of my favorite songs, the beat is catchy and very, very hard to dispel once it has set up residence in the mind. This can make it annoying after a … Continue reading “We Didn’t Start the Fire…”
Misha Burnett made a comment on my article “How Do You Create Strong Female Leads?” where he suggested that an essay on Villainesses was in order. Specifically, he said, “Female villains who are schemers rather than fighters are somewhat more common, perhaps because it’s easier to write an unsympathetic manipulator than a sympathetic diplomat, but … Continue reading The Three Main Categories of Villainess
“Our world’s about to break, Tormented and attacked – Lost from when we wake, With no way to go back. I’m standin’ on my own, But now I’m not alone.” These are the introductory lines for the theme of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. I was a late-comer to the Avengers franchise; not just the films, … Continue reading The Avengers – A Viable Source of Inspiration
First things first: unless you have sold your own stories that feature your own characters, events, and worlds, you will likely be unable to sell any fan fiction you write. It is not a good thing for a beginning author to put on his/her resume when trying to sell a manuscript, either; everyone and his … Continue reading Why Writing Fan Fiction Is Good Practice for Beginning Authors – When They Do It Right
Try this entertaining video of Marvel’s Loki visiting a school, readers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFfKeDBXa3M