Reposted: Heroes are Better than Villains

Take a look at this interesting piece from Rawle Nyanzi, readers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6YsDwg0HiY Heroes are Better than Villains Villains are considered more interesting than heroes because materialism dominates modern thinking. Under materialism, the only way to challenge a protagonist is to threaten his physical well-being, his personal desires, or his social standing. Fantastical stories are full of … Continue reading Reposted: Heroes are Better than Villains

“Trail Dust Is Thicker’n Blood”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x02g4-XT_VU A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else. – Len Wein Stargate SG-1 Daniel Jackson telling Colonel Jack O’Neill to leave him behind in “Within the Serpent’s Grasp”* after he has been mortally wounded is a scene that has remained in my memory for decades. Listening … Continue reading “Trail Dust Is Thicker’n Blood”

Show, Don’t Tell: The Proper Use of Psychology in Fiction

You can’t study men, you can only get to know them. – from C.S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength Among the many items professional writers suggest aspiring authors read in order to refine their craft, psychology likely ranks somewhere in the top ten. The reason for this is simple: men are a product of their environment, … Continue reading Show, Don’t Tell: The Proper Use of Psychology in Fiction

The #ReturnoftheZoids Has Begun

Zoids Wild Zero – It Has Begun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-H8_WqBM9w It looks like Japan’s artists may have beaten this author to the punch on #ReturnoftheZoids. For the twentieth anniversary of the franchise, two new Zoids series were released in 2018 and 2019. The first of these, titled Zoids Wild, did not seem to really fit the mold … Continue reading The #ReturnoftheZoids Has Begun

Star Wars in the Land of the Rising Sun

This author has discovered many benefits in listening to various, untranslated media from other countries. While I only know only two languages, I find there is a great deal to learn about the craft of fiction while viewing and/or listening to stories or songs from other countries. Siervas’* albums are one example. Despite being written … Continue reading Star Wars in the Land of the Rising Sun

Bulletin: The Planetary Anthology Series Returns!

I have three major announcements to make today, readers. First, as you may or may not have heard, Superversive Press was compiling a series of anthologies centered on the nine planets of the Solar System (plus the sun and the moon). Unfortunately, Superversive had to cancel the series after releasing only five installments in the … Continue reading Bulletin: The Planetary Anthology Series Returns!