I believe that fantastic literature has a unique ability to slide past our set opinions and prejudices, and encourage us to consider moral and spiritual truths in a new way. The classic fairy tales and fantasy stories are about the struggle between a simple, humble good and a powerful evil, and they constantly remind the reader that human effort is not enough — that supernatural intervention is required before good can triumph.What could be more Biblical?
~RJ Anderson in this interview
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Friday, 23 September 2016
It's nice in a story when things go well for your favourite characters.
But actually those aren't the most satisfying stories.
It's when the plot throws all kinds of bad stuff at the characters that you really get to see what they're made of. They can't show courage or integrity or perseverance or morality if they're not in situations that need them.
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Really cute doodle on Google today.
Echoes the one they had in spring (for some reason you sometimes need to click this one to see the animation):