Opinion: Thoughts on “Destiny” in Fiction

In preparation for my own novel, I've been reading quite a lot of fantasy novels to get me in the right headspace. As such, I've been exposed to the normal trappings of fantasy lit i.e, magical creatures as racial allegories, repurposing of traditional folk-lore stories and, of course, the concept of "destiny." Destiny gets a [...]

Once Upon A Time: How The Dark Curse Made Everyone’s Lives Better

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS FOR ABC'S ONCE UPON A TIME.  Ah...Once Upon a Time....a show once so wondrous and imaginative now a collection of overused tropes and timeline retcons. I remember back in the day when I was first introduced to this show and how much I enjoyed the colorful characters, the intriguing [...]

How Drake and Josh Are Destroying My Novel

I never thought procrastination would be so simple, but I found a way. I found a way. I set out  working on chapter seven of my story and somehow found myself plunging into the ether of pop culture sludge. For literally no reason at all, I began looking into the Drake and Josh controversy. In [...]