Tag Archives: pessimism

Rebirth of the Internal Phoenix

 It starts with an ember That one does not snuff out A glimmer in a dream A whimsy when bored A thought beyond the tedium Signs that something A spark is stirring once again Nurturing the spark Raising it into … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Artists and Society

I know I said I’d stick to Halloween stuff, but this is a topic that’s been on my mind.  In fact, I had a rant planned and opted not to do it because I’ve done it before.  Though I will … Continue reading

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What If Your Hero is a Pessimist?

I’m not 100% sure Rorschach is the best example.  He might be more cynical than pessimistic, but it’s been a while since I saw the movie or read the graphic novel.  I asked a friend if he knew of a … Continue reading

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So You Want to Write Fantasy (A Pessimistic Approach?)

So you want to write fantasy.  Well, let me load you up on everything you need to get yourself started.  Have some elves, dragons, dwarves, gnomes, magic, warriors, spellcasters, medieval weaponry, orcs, trolls, griffins, political intrigue, religious intrigue, thieves, and … Continue reading

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