Monthly Archives: September 2018

of stories and skulls

It is interesting to read people’s analyses of stories, both for the variety and the insights. It’s also interesting that no one tried to draw the shape of their stories. It wasn’t a requirement or anything, but it is a … Continue reading

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The new sound, the now sound

A post on one of my go-to sites led me to 10 Brilliant Retellings of Classical Myths by Female Writers. A convenient coincidence. Henstra’s introductory paragraph makes a couple of great points – one about how myths are multilayered, revealing … Continue reading

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The emerald letter

I want to muse on how A Study in Emerald fits in with our theme. I think of superheroes as a kind of modern mythology, with the tales of adventure and triumph and good vs. evil all mapping to ancient … Continue reading

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like a moth to a flame…

One of my favorite Tumblrs was the Godzilla Haiku, which I haven’t seen in a long time. So when I saw this assignment, I had to try it. I decided to use the Mothman, a West Virginia legend and the … Continue reading

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Old Blue Eyes

I was inspired to do this because Emily did one. I had forgotten all about this assignment. The cat lives up the street. I don’t know his name, so I call him Frank, after Sinatra, who was nicknamed “Old Blue … Continue reading

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Sledgehammers at ten paces

Since we’re looking at the idea of myth and legend this time around in ds106, I watched Walter Hill’s 1984 commercial flop Streets of Fire. The subtitle, “A Rock n Roll Fable,” is what caught my attention. It’s your typical … Continue reading

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