Last week we covered the implications which severe depopulation would present to a fictional race that regarded children as a pathology and how this relates to world-building. In the same piece where she spoke about the necessity of children in fiction, Ms. R.J. Sheffler touched on another issue plaguing their appearance in modern tales. This … Continue reading Children in Fiction, Part 2: Their Characterization and Interactions with Other Characters
In her perceptive article “Stop Pretending Children Don’t Exist in Your Story World,” R.J. Sheffler covers several reasons why putting children in fiction is a necessary element for good world-building. As she herself states, youngsters do not have to be in the thick of the fighting or be involved in the action to make the … Continue reading Children in Fiction, Part 1: What Happens When There Aren’t Enough?
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Or do they? In this laugh-out-loud video two women demonstrate how mothers’ views have altered over the last few decades. Although these ladies have several videos dedicated to such comparisons, this Summer Edition is definitely one of their better pieces. If any of you are … Continue reading Mother’s Day Fun
There is a reason why this author refers to the original Star Wars film trilogy fairly often in her articles. When I was small, my father and I used to play a little game which we still return to every now and then. He would cover his mouth with one hand, breathe deeply a couple … Continue reading A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away….
There was (and may still be) a series of articles going around the WordPress blogosphere that points to a lack in science fiction I have been aware of for some time. These articles began after Mother’s Day of this year, and they came to this author’s attention a couple of weeks ago. Several people, authors … Continue reading Why Science Fiction Lacks Mothers and Fathers – and Why This Trend Needs to Change
I spoke before on how my father is a source of great inspiration for me. He is the one who helped to foster my love of good fiction, having shown me Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate, Dragonheart, a number of Disney animated films, and many other enjoyable stories all my life. My mother didn’t fail … Continue reading Playing with Father – Inspiration in a Nutshell