I am doing some light research about some psychological issues for my novels (latest article, “The mystery of loving an abuser”). One of my novels has a side-character enmeshed in an unhealthy relationship, and the protagonist in a different novel avoids something similar. Both times, though, just trying to figure out how all these minds Continue reading →
The point was to see God as someone who values us and wants to spend “quality time” together. The idea that the interaction is not just for our benefit. It is a thought-provoking image. And a guilt-inducing one.
What if, instead of a meeting in the drawing room, tête-à-tête by the fire, our relationship with the Lord was represented by something more like Frodo and Sam– a quester and his “back-man.”
Some highlights (October 2006 to January 2007): Survived writing my first Novel in a month (NaNoWriMo) Admitted a dependancy Set Gimili (the dwarf) and Elrond (half-elven) debating marriage vs. cohabitation (direct quote from Lord of the Rings) Discovered after nearly a year why I’m so attracted to blogging Attempted to articulate why a dog would Continue reading →
I have the Recorded Books Inc. unabridged production of Lord of the Rings, and frequently listen to it (now on my iPod, so I don’t have to change disks) while I do housework and make meals. This exchange, begun by Elrond as the fellowship of the ring is about to set out from Rivendell, has Continue reading →
What I observed after each show– dozens of little girls mobbing “Belle,” and the disenchanted prince being ignored entirely– made me see how different the roles of men and women are in different genres:
In Disney-type fairy tales, the man is the (female) lead’s accessory.
In contrast, many (most?) action-oriented movies cast the always beautiful woman as the (male) lead’s accessory.