Steps on a very strange walk

Well, depending on whether the date stamp sticks around, you can see that there’s been almost a year between good intentions and follow through. So be it! I’m sure that I’m not blazing a shocking new truth when I say that there can be a lot of reasons not to step out of the comfort zone.

But what the hell, I’m here now. So onward and upward! So to speak.

Let’s start with a label: heathen. I am one. Like most labels, it tells you some things but leaves out lots more. It tells you, for example, that I don’t follow a monotheistic religion, but neither am I an atheist. Some people use the term asatru, which refers to a person who believes in the Norse gods. But do I believe that when I see lightning, that Thor is striking his hammer against the anvil of the heavens? No. I do not.

I didn’t start out here. Actually, I started a long way from here. More to come.

(Note: to follow the chronology of this story, read from oldest to newest. If you are unstuck in time, read it any damn way you please.)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Pt 5

The conclusion of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Stevenson’s analysis of the duality of human character prefigures Jung. And Hyde is really ugly. Like, super ugly. 

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Part 2

It appears that Mr Hyde is even more of a cad than Utterson expected. What hold does this unpleasant man have over the highly respected Dr Jekyll?

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Pt 1

It’s back to Robert Louis Stevenson for another dose of macabre Victorian horror! Tally ho!

A Princess of Mars, Pt 9

The stunning conclusion to this epic tale, slightly more shocking than the fact that Dejah Thoris lays eggs. (Why does nobody find this weird?) Trust me, you won’t see this coming!

A Princess of Mars Pt 8

Everything is coming together for an epic finale! John Carter tackles Barsoom’s complicated marriage and divorce laws. Tars Tarkas juggles being a statesmen of the Green Men AND being a single dad. And is anyone else wondering what happened to the White Apes?

A Princess of Mars Pt 7

Nothing is simple in life, not even on Barsoom. The Warhoons may be savage, but the Zodangans are LIARS, and their architecture is needlessly complicated. And who’s taking care of Woola??