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Posts tagged “Captain America


Faith in Fantasy

Ah the moral quandary of using faith and religion in a work of fiction. No matter how hard you try to avoid it, someone is going to get offended. Start toying with demons and angels (The Unseen) too, and you’re in for some flak. I guess its safer to go pure fantasy, because if you stray too close to home there can be some real dilemmas in how to portray entities that a sizeable part of our population has vested interest in.


The only thing worse than upsetting people by portraying their beliefs inaccurately is upsetting people by portraying their faith too accurately.


More than Human

I’ve been reading a lot of YA novels recently, and I am beginning to think we’re dumbing things down too much. So with our culture now based on FaceBook likes and comic-book movies (there is no escape from the all-pervading spawn of Stan Lee) I provide this public service announcement…



Disclaimer: I came out of Avengers shell-shocked. I came out of Captain America: Winter Soldier impressed. I came out of Guardians of the Galaxy entertained. So I guess I’m part of the problem too.