Saturday, March 22, 2008

Hero's Journey -- the Great American Excuse.

Okay, now I'm offically scared.

I knew the Hero's Journey was for boys, never for women* -- but watching it take over the mind and literature of a country, without being recognized for the simple-minded children's construct it is -- it's frightening.

I did pick up one reader at a good/evil panel, because she wanted the hard, juicy, complex view of human nature.

Then again, her accent said she wasn't an American. And she recognized me for what I am -- a Tame Sociopath, Dancing on the Edge of the Abyss.


*We don't fight the demons -- we marry them. Our mythological contact is Death -- and if you fight her rather than accept her, you will always LOSE. Eriskagel always wins.

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