Why Does Space Matter?

Space.  The final frontier.  Space is big.  Really big.  Space.  It seems to go on and on forever.  Space is to place as eternity is to time.  Space […] can never be conquered.  Our destiny is in the stars, so…

The Importance of Magical Girls

*whispers* magical girls *shrieks of excitement in the distance* My last couple of posts have focused on Western character archetypes, so today, we’re taking things across the ocean to look at one of my favorite things to come out of…

Dwarfs, Gender, and the Death of the Author

Alright everyone, today we’re talking about a topic that’s near and dear to my own heart – dwarves!  Or dwarfs.  You know the ones – short, bearded, hot-tempered, love gold, live in mines/caves, inseparable from their axes, and good at…

Spirited Young Ladies

Quick!  Name me a character from a Regency-era romance! I bet you said either Elizabeth Bennet, or her love interest Mr. Darcy.  Yeah, pay up. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is the most well-known Regency romance, and is perhaps…