To me, it all started with the funny fantasy/scifi works. At the point of reading them, I did not even consider them to be in any specific genre, I rather saw them as pure comedy/parody. Only later did I realize that they were in my now favorite genre of speculative fiction (Fantasy and Science Fiction). It was […]Read more "Humorous Fantasy: A Tribute"
When it hit me, the realization about this truth hit me hard, like a chair in the face… if someone were to hit me with a chair in the face… but never mind the chair… or my face… this post is more about dark, mystical rich vigilantes with animal names than it is about chairs or faces. […]Read more "Zorro is Batman"
This post forms part of my blog series on story ideas: Background: Mere men is an idea I have for a comic book series. I have always been a fan of Batman since childhood, being especially drawn by the fact that he had no super powers. Somehow I find it easier to associate with normal […]Read more "Story idea: Mere men"
This post forms part of my series of posts on “Epicness in the Bible“. The Nephilim is one of those curios stories in the bible, dropped here and there, and overlooked by many. But the trail can be followed all the way from early Genesis to Samuel. It all started a while after God created […]Read more "Epicness in the Bible: The Nephilim"
Creatives pull inspiration from various sources of other creative works. Some use popular modern entertainment (music, games, comics, anime) whilst others tend to lean toward the ancient epics for inspiration. Mythology is a very popular source of inspiration, and most fantasy enthusiasts I know study up on their mythology as inspiration. How many authors have you […]Read more "Epicness in the Bible"
There is a short and long answer to this question, but I guess if I wanted to give the short answer I probably won’t go through the effort of writing a blog post about it :) Yes, I too have now read the infamous Sword of Shannara. Before I even knew what the Shannara world […]Read more "Is Sword of Shannara a Lord of the Rings ripoff?"
This post forms part of my series of blog posts for “Story Ideas“. Story working title: “Wings” Concept: Wings is an alternate history story. It doesn’t take place on a far off planet or magical realm, instead it takes place right here on our earth, at around 1000 BC. The plan is to pull actual […]Read more "Story idea: Wings"