Writers, Know Your Archetypes: The Hero

1. Heroes often have an unusual origin story. In spite of some people nowadays groaning at the origin stories in superhero comics and movies, they have a mythological basis. In folk lore and mythology, heroes may have an unusual conception. (Zeus was always turning himself into various animals so he could get it on with … Continue reading Writers, Know Your Archetypes: The Hero

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

To regular readers of this blog it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of The Hunger Games Trilogy, the hugely successful young adult dystopian series by Suzanne Collins. So of course I had to see the movie adaption of the second book, Catching Fire, the very first weekend of its release. I’m going to … Continue reading Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Fan Films: Filling In The Gaps Left By Hollywood

Recently, Mainstay Productions released on YouTube a fan-made short film entitled The Hanging Tree. Under twelve minutes long, it dramatizes a brief vignette from the childhood of the character Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games. The crew that shot the film is made up of several people with professional film credits, though mostly with independent … Continue reading Fan Films: Filling In The Gaps Left By Hollywood

What Astrological Sign Is This Character? Katniss Everdeen – Taurus

WARNING: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. PLEASE DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE HUNGER GAMES SERIES OR HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIES AND DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED. Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games Trilogy is a special case. Unlike most fictional characters, we know her birth date - May 8. … Continue reading What Astrological Sign Is This Character? Katniss Everdeen – Taurus