The Hero’s Journey, Abridged and with Gifs (Part One)

The Afictionado

A while back, a dude named Joseph Campbell wrote a book called The Hero with a Thousand Faces where he presented the idea that most myths, legends, folk tales and stories are all inherently dealing with the same themes and telling the same tale. He drew this up in a map of The Hero’s Journey, which has been adopted as a nigh-essential tool for story mapping and writing ever since, and details the archetypes that run through a lot of powerful stories from all around the world. It ties nicely into the screenwriting Three Act Structure, which is also a really useful tool for writing stories and character arcs effectively, so they’re both worth studying if you’re interested in knowing what, by tried and true practice going back many thousands of years, seems to make a good story. This archetypal map is the foundation for my thesis, so this post…

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OWPC — Dolls (Of A Sort)

This week’s OWPC gives me a chance to show off some of my geeky toys that loosely fall under the meaning of the word. (Though more technically they’re plushies, figures, figurines, etc.)

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Homu-homu!
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Perry the Platypus!
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My Funko POP! collection,

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Kermit and Pikachu.

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#ThursdayDoors 12-1-16

It’s been a while, but I’m back with a new Thursday Doors for ya!

This week, it’s another church in Nelsonville.

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I think this is a basement door. I didn’t check.

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More Trek news: RISE OF THE FEDERATION — PATTERNS OF INTERFERENCE

Christopher L. Bennett: Written Worlds

The word has been out for a little while now, so it’s high time I mentioned it: My next Star Trek novel after the upcoming The Face of the Unknown will be Star Trek: Enterprise — Rise of the Federation: Patterns of Interference, the fifth book in the ROTF series. Here’s the blurb:

The time has come to act. Following the destructive consequences of the Ware crisis, Admiral Jonathan Archer and Section 31 agent Trip Tucker both attempt to change their institutions to prevent further such tragedies. Archer pushes for a Starfleet directive of non-interference, but he faces opposition from allies within the fleet and unwelcome support from adversaries who wish to drive the Federation into complete isolationism. Meanwhile, Tucker plays a dangerous game against the corrupt leaders of Section 31, hoping to bring down their conspiracy once and for all. But is he willing to jeopardize Archer’s efforts—and…

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CFFC – Light Greens

It’s not easy…

Here’s my entry for this week’s Fun Foto Challenge!

 

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Hi ho!

 

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A-GENT-PEEEEEEEE!

 

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