Category Archives: Mythology

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Undead, and Other Metaphors

Apologies for the lack of posting lately, in addition to musings on Mists of Albion and failures in playtesting Magic: the Multiverse, the I’ve been caught up with vampires, zombies and undead in general. Fortunately not an infestation of my … Continue reading

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Mysticism, Cosmology and Religion in Fantasy

I’ve recently found a fantastic three–part series describing a framework for writing different forms of religion in fantasy (and, by extension, science fiction). The thing is, I realised that very few alternative-world novels actually do this very well. There are … Continue reading

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The Unfortunate Necessity of Joseph Campbell in Fantasy and Science Fiction

I know I said I was going to write something on language and fantasy this time, but I had an epiphany on the way to work and thought I’d share it with you. A lot gets made of Joseph Campbell’s … Continue reading

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Mystery, Metaphor and Metamorphosis: A Mists of Albion Creation Myth

I’ve been reading various parts of the Elder Scrolls literary corpus of late, thanks to my new Kindle. And I love their writing style, particularly the way the truth is obfuscated and multiple perspectives presented. I’ve done some work on … Continue reading

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Mystery and Truth in Fantasy

An apology in advance is due here, I feel. This is a rather meandering post, and I’m not sure I can structure it any better currently. Please bear with me, you’re following a thought process here, rather than a clear … Continue reading

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A First Attempt… and Content Resumed!

I’m back from a relatively long hiatus caused by holidays and the like, but mainly moving house and getting a new job. But also the fact that I’m constantly saying “I’m going to write X piece”, and then never doing … Continue reading

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Does a story tell anything in the telling?

In my browsing across the blogsphere, I’ve come across this post on “narratology” from the Urban Archives blog. It’s extracts from a book that discusses the central point of narratology as the contention that “stories, or more properly their narrative component, … Continue reading

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