It was raining. Again. Which was not to say that she hated rain, but that it was frustrating conditions to go through when she already had an arm injury that ached from the rain and made her curse the storms.
She’d been injured the first time, on the inside of her forearm, while maneuvering through a course in the rain. She’d been injured, once again on the same arm but the backside, in capture the flag, where she’d saved the flag from drowning in the river. She’d thought herself fine at the time, a few stitches, maybe some healing ointment, and it would be fine.
Throughout all of human history heroes have existed. To vanquish gods and demons alike. To save the collapse of cities. To rise and to fall. They have existed. Forever. In every country. Across the world. Heroes.
And like all heroes there are villains. Villains of such power and magnitude that it took a dozen heroes to take the villain down. Villains whose name strike fear into the hearts of all those who exist today.
In modern society, we know these villains and heroes, throughout all of history, to be derived from twenty mystical powers bestowed to humanity. Of the twenty that were said to have existed, only eighteen remain intact.
Sometimes, when I write these, I feel like I’m speaking into the void with no real expectation to hear back anything from anyone. And you all, in the void — should you actually exist, I’m not sure sometimes — simply nod your heads and sit there watching.
And I wonder, are they humans or are they bots?
Either way, lets get on in to what this update is about. WARNING THIS IS LONG.
I’ve watched many a debate on Twitter, and many a video on YouTube about this very specific topic, and I think that, while I don’t have all the answers, I have an answer for myself. For those of you who do not know what I am talking about, I will try to be as brief about this as I can.
In fiction novel categories there is the following classification system: Children’s Novels, Middle Grade (MG), Young Adult (YA), and Adult. Young Adult is marketed to 12-18 but caters to 12-24. As the book readers aged range grew, they did not want to give up the traditional YA story types. These are stories that have magic, saving the world, and dystopians like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Divergent. While there is Adult fantasy, adult fantasy and adult sci-fi is just not the same as YA fantasy and sci-fi. Let’s not pretend like it is.
Let’s talk about HBO’s new His Dark Materials adaptation. I wasn’t planning on watching this series, if we were being honest.
Well, no. I wanted to watch it, but I was afraid.
I love His Dark Materials as a series. I didn’t hate the movie when it came out, but it wasn’t right. So seeing this, seeing actors I love in it, I was tempted. But I also don’t want to be dragged into a series where I look at the page to screen and scream “WRONG.” I just don’t. Not for this series. Not again.
And then the reviews came out. Oh, the reviews came out. And people who have never read the books are apparently confused AF, and the book readers love it? A big criticism is that there aren’t enough dæmons? (Which I did hear was because of budget constraints and to try to keep people focused. I understand that.) There have been some reviews that say it still it isn’t good enough, but it is better and reviewers I trust are saying its good.
Thus, I will be rereading the books as soon as I finish A Dance with Dragons and I will be starting the TV show as soon as I can. I may be writing weekly reviews for the series as a book to screen adaptation review. IDK. Would you even want that? If you do, would you want me to give spoiler side by sides, or just reviews? Let me know.
Part three! Best number and my favorite of the magical creatures: Dragons. Remember to read part 1 and part 2, if you have not already. If you have, or you don’t want to, buckle down and let’s talk about dragons.
Welcome back to part two of this three part series (of a longer running series of me rambling about things I like). If you have not already read part 1, read it. Otherwise, we are on to part 2: High Fae.
And we are back with your regularly scheduled filler posts~ Its a Wednesday. I am without content to give you (my book box for July has still not come in) and I have nothing else to say but to tell you about the beautiful creatures that are my favorite mythical creatures.
As the title suggests, I love mythical creatures, namely three: Dragons, Griffins, and High Fae. I decided to split this into three separate posts. Honorable mentions for favorites are Phoenix and Wraiths.
I suppose this means I’m back to filler episodes weekly. This week’s filler episode is the end of an arc. The arc on myths I like. Look up Myths pt 1 to see what this is about, but basically its my dos and don’ts of using myths and legends. also gush over historical dramas and stuff. I guess.
I know that this is making me sound like I don’t want to do it. I do! I just want to get to the third part more (on my favorite fantasy creatures). Without further ado, Dos and Dont’s.
I had no idea what to title this blog, so I went with the most generic title I could think of. I’m not even sure this is my 7th Weekly blog. Anyone want to check to find out what number it actually is? As in the blogs where I just talk and not about a specific subject. It’s probably like 3 or 4. Then with all the other weekly ones I make? This number should be much higher.