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Five Wish-Fulfillment Characters

While we don’t always talk about it, we all love our daydreams. So naturally, some stories are designed to let us live our fantasies through the protagonist. There’s a little wish-fulfillment in any good story, but these go above and beyond, crafting every scene to … read more »

The Best Quotes From GeekGirlCon

The Mythcreants had a great weekend at GeekGirlCon in Seattle. I want to share my favorite quotes and a few comments on the panels I attended. Also included are some pics I got by nervously asking cosplayers to take their picture. Next time I’ll do … read more »

Seven Epic Fan Romance Battles

Here I’ll explore the philosophical paradigm that overlays our understanding of how synergistic behaviors are maintained in an ethical society. Just kidding. This is about fans, known as shippers, that really want non-existent people to get it on. Read more »

SFWA Pisses off Teh Womenz

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America was a very credible organization… until recently. It seems that like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, it’s been growing out of touch with present day. Read more »

Spec Fic Movies Punished at the Oscars

Ralph steals a metal

I used to love watching the Oscars. The high point for me was 2002, after the Fellowship of the Ring came out. Whoopi Goldberg was the host that year, and she was kind enough to tally the score between Fellowship and A Beautiful Mind, which … read more »

A Review of Reviews of a Review

The writing blogosphere is entangled so deep in reviewception, I think it’s at risk of being lost forever in a limbo of pointless discussion and debate. The debate goes something like this: Flatterers: Why are writers so mean to other writers they review? They should … read more »