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by Aunty Proton
Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: The Writing Life
Replies: 91
Views: 19449

Heh. The YA thing is actually not intentional on my part. I always think I'm writing normal adult sci-fi, yet somehow it always to come out as YA. I don't know why this is since I usually have gay characters in my stuff and you'd think that would be unacceptable for the YA thing. Maybe it's not "adu...
by Aunty Proton
Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: The Writing Life
Replies: 91
Views: 19449

I've been recently re-reading Stephen King's On Writing . I've kind of run out of juice myself with regards to writing lately, but I've noticed over the years that I do that. I started writing again in 1999 and wrote furiously for about 3 1/2 years, then couldn't write for about 3 years. Then I wrot...
by Aunty Proton
Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: MRT Chattanooga, TN -- First Meeting (finally!)
Replies: 1
Views: 353

I am happy to report that the first meeting went very well. We had 10 people. The discussion mostly revolved around what aspects of mythology and Prof. Campbell's work folks wanted to pursue in the near future. Also discussed were possible permanent meeting places and folk in our area we could get i...
by Aunty Proton
Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: MRT Chattanooga, TN -- First Meeting (finally!)
Replies: 1
Views: 353

MRT Chattanooga, TN -- First Meeting (finally!)

The first meeting of the Chattanooga, TN RoundTable will be November 3rd at 7 PM. See the Event listing for details. Okay, yes, I'm slower than Christmas getting these things started. In my defense, I'm also starting up a magazine and I'm doing the lion's share of the work... in addition to working ...
by Aunty Proton
Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: Greetings from a Jedi
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Greetings, fellow Jedi. I follow no school but what George has given us and what Prof. Campbell has shown to us. I suppose I would be considered a Gray, but I call myself a Mystic Jedi. My focus is on living in the Force and allowing it to manifest through me, hopefully in every moment. I see the Fo...
by Aunty Proton
Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Personal symbology
Replies: 10
Views: 844

I think a lot of Trouble's problem is just plain old jumping to conclusions, or moving on in complete information. And he forgets things, just like everyone else. But he's also blessed with the confidence of a cat -- as in running full tilt into a glass door and then going "I meant to do that". As f...
by Aunty Proton
Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Imaginary Conversations
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

The thing is, whatever characters one uses for the exercise, they'll all be aspects of the author's subconscious. Those subconscious forms, in turn, are just the conglomeration of traits manifested by the universal source. In my own preferred idiom, the Force manifests through me through the charact...
by Aunty Proton
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Iron Man = Fairy Tale?
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Iron Man = Fairy Tale?

Did anyone else catch all the symbolic "brat prince", "king" and otherwise "royal" references in Iron Man? My take on it: Iron Man is a fairy tale in sci-fi/comic book clothing. I'll list as many as I can from memory but it seemed like every scene had something in it... Very first scene, the militar...
by Aunty Proton
Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Personal symbology
Replies: 10
Views: 844

I thought when I finished my cyberpunk novels I'd never have a bunch of people who were so alive to me ever again. I was wrong. I once tried to count up how many original, developed characters I'd written. I know I had about 65 in my great Jedi soap opera fanfic, and probably a couple dozen more for...
by Aunty Proton
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Imaginary Conversations
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

Well, I would ask "how does one write the Buddha" but I'm afraid the answer would be "mu". :shock: But writing Prof. Campbell would be much harder. Hmm. Write Prof. Campbell vs. the Buddha, with play by play commentary by Howard Cosell and Wayne and Garth from "Wayne's World" going "we're not worthy...
by Aunty Proton
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Personal symbology
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Who else but a trickster would propose going all the way to Saturn ("people say it won't be colonized for 500 years, let's go there!") in a crazy overblown attempt to escape his past? And not so incidentally, criminal charges against him. But hey, it wasn't really HIS idea, it was Danger's idea, he'...
by Aunty Proton
Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Imaginary Conversations
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

This reminds me of something we used to do in one of my fanfiction communities. There was a thread of stories where various of the fanfic authors had imagined conversations and/or altercations with their muses regarding recent stories they'd written. There were muses who threw Plot Bunnies, muses wh...
by Aunty Proton
Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Science fiction and mythos
Replies: 7
Views: 2239

Wake up out there, my fellow Slans. The thing about sci-fi is that when kids are just getting curious about it and go to ask what they should read, librarians and such usually steer them toward the Greats -- Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke, Bradbury, etc. The thing is, and I'm not disparaging them in the l...
by Aunty Proton
Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Personal symbology
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Finished the current story. I managed to follow the outline I'd done fairly well... until some of the characters decided to take it off the rails, then finished it two scenes later. But now it looks like they've set me up for the next story, so somewhere they're all stomping around in my head doing ...
by Aunty Proton
Sun May 04, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: The Writing Life
Replies: 91
Views: 19449

"Contact" is a beautiful movie, and heartbreakingly prescient. But Prof. Sagan, like Prof. Campbell, was prescient on so many things. Government operates blindly on the here and now with almost no forethought to a long-term future. And they've always been quick to excoriate the scientists for a lack...