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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Norse Myths : Idunn and Loki Research Spillover

I need to know about Idunn and Loki for the back story of some minor characters. And of course. Just because. Norse Mythology! Am I right?

Before I go further into what my research turned up, let me get people unfamiliar with their story up to speed. Basically, Loki tricked Idunn into being captured by a Frost giant. The gods were growing old without Idunn’s apples of youth and so made Loki go and rescue her again.

Here’s a link for the full story of the misadventure between these two Norse deities. http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/mythology/myths/text/idun.htm

While I’m dishing out links, here’s a link to a cute picture of the Norse pantheon.   https://www.reddit.com/r/heathenry/comments/d4mzqq/drew_my_buddies_left_to_right_tyr_thor_odin_hela/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Book Review: Wayward Magic

Hello Friends,

     I've been remiss in posting, but I've worked out a new schedule with writing time and blogging time on it. Hopefully, that will make the needed difference. I'm kicking off my new schedule today with sharing a book review I volunteered to do as part of a blog tour. I hope you all enjoy it.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Hello Again, from the Excuse Corner, Back with New Plans

New horizons.
KC Trae Becker
After a long hiatus (2 years is far too long) from writing this blog to work on my story writings, I'm finally back. No groaning, please. I've been working on both a picture book and a Young Adult Fantasy series.

The picture book is done, except for the last third of the pictures. I've also made good progress on the YA Fantasy series but have rediscovered that learning how to write with a series is a hard way to figure it all out. I keep restarting because I've learned something new about how to make my story better and need to work it in. Now, I feel like I finally have a solid beginning and decent transition into the middle of my first book. But that still leaves a lot of story left.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Thor Ragnarok Movie Review

Awesome! Perhaps my new favorite MCU movie, yet. A humorous-serious epic movie that plays to the strengths of both MCU characters, Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth of course, and Banner/Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, with help from Lou Ferrigno. [Pun recognized after the fact and made me smile, so I left it in.] I laughed many good belly laughs at this ultimately sad movie about loss. The writers, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, deserve a pat on the back for a funny, yet moving script for the actors to work from. The comedic timing was spot on. But the real credit for this revamping of the Thor character from the more serious Thor: The Dark World back to a lovable buffoon, who is sometimes clever and wise, goes to Chris

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Mythology – Horse / Ass

General – Horse : royalty, divinity, otherworldly transport, water and storms, especially thunder,
peace and good harvest, indestructibility, purity and loyalty (one of Buddist's seven treasures)
Ass : matter, body, misfortune, rampant sexual desire, ridicule, lazy, stupid, poverty

Culturally Specific – royalty: Celtic kings and priests's chariots drawn by white horses, Irish kingship rite's symbolic copulation with a white mare, then bathing in her broth, divinity: Welsh Rhiannon, Celtic Epona, Old Grey Mare (aspect of the Celtic goddess in winter at Yule and New Year)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Movie review - Wonder Woman (better late than never)

(PG – 13) (2hrs 21 mins) I went into this movie not expecting much because after all, it's DC. If you read my last post, you'd know that I find almost all DC comics to take themselves too seriously. Many of the parodies of DC heroes, Lego Batman, How It Should Have Ended You Tube parodies, etc, are hilarious because it's so easy to poke fun at DC heroes' overly dramatic and pompous lines. This movie, though, knocked it out of the park. The director, Patty Jenkins, did a fabulous job. The star, Gal Gadot, playing Diana / Wonder Woman, was amazing! I had never seen her before. How she managed to look so young, fresh and innocent, I'll never know. She had me buying that she was a young immigrant from an Amazonian Island and had never seen modern civilization before she went with Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine, to England to stop the war. Chris Pine who played Captain James Kirk in the Star Trek reboot makes a far better Steve Trevor than he did Captain Kirk, but I'm bias having loved William Shatner's Captatin Kirk way more than Lyle Wagggoner's Steve Trevor. While I'm on the TV series The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (1975-9), having loved Lynda Carter's Diana, I was dubious whether her

Friday, July 7, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie Review - Unexpectedly Funny

It's been a while since I've posted anything other than my About Me page. I had forgotten I do movie reviews, too. In my next post I'll review
Wonder Woman, [I know, old news, but better late than never.] but for now...
I have a hot relevant topic: Spider-Man: Homecoming! (Pg-13)