You know, the tragedy of Milton’s Satan is that he ends up becoming a worse version of the very thing he is rebelling against. In truth, I wonder Milton’s universe would be better served if both God and the Devil were to follow the path of the Buddha and relinquish the chains of desire to … Continue reading Brief Bedtime Musings on Paradise Lost and an Extremely Wordy Original Poem
For those of you who are not familiar, The Selfish Gene, written by noted biologist and anti-theist Richard Dawkins (also known for writing The God Delusion) was first published in 1976. It was followed up with a later version which included extensive notes addressing some of the arguments people have made against the ideas postulated … Continue reading Memes, Messy Metaphors, and Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene
This: What the fuck is going on? Who's dead? What? And then: Endure and Survive Followed by: Soothed to death And finally: That music was a solid lead in to Dust in the Wind The End. That music video sure was great. Could have used more sick guitar shreds from the Night King.
Well, I’ve been reading more Orson Scott Card. I wrote a post about Speaker for the Dead but ultimately decided against publishing it. It veered into the unproductive snarky, borderline-lecturing sort of content that I’m kind of sick of reading myself, and it’s not the kind of thing I want to put out in the … Continue reading People vs Ideas: What Orson Scott Card’s Ender Saga Has Taught Me About My Own Writing
Photo: https://comicbook.com/marvel/2017/05/25/ant-man-captain-marvel-quantum-verse-/ The thing that initially prompted me to write this post is rooted in wondering if the examples of sexism in Captain Marvel were a little too on the nose. An early example of this occurs in a flashback memory of Carol Danvers’s childhood, where after having crashed while racing go-carts (presumably with her … Continue reading Superheroes and Gender Roles: Captain Marvel vs. Ant-Man [Spoilers Ahead]
I haven’t written a post for this blog in a while. I made a deal with myself that I wouldn’t write any more posts until my taxes were filed. I deeply underestimated the extent of my own ability to procrastinate. I dived deeper into avoiding doing the one thing I needed to get done on … Continue reading Exploring New Depths of Procrastination
"The heroes were now given far better clothes than they could have worn in all their lives. Many fabulous tales could be told about their costliness." --The Niebelungenlied, Aventiure II