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The Last Unicorn faces the Red Bull

The Last Unicorn faces the Red Bull (Photo credit: sylvrilyn)

‘The Last Unicorn’ Is The Anti-Disney Fairy Tale

Good critique by Myrna Waldron. Maybe it’s time to rewatch, reread this one. It’s been a long while. 

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Unicorn-Peter-S-Beagle/dp/0451450523

Heroes (TV series)

Heroes (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cover of "Mystery Men"

Cover of Mystery Men

Small Powers was an idea I had that just sort of petered out. The notion was that certain people, for no reason at all, started to have small paranormal powers. One notion I had was that in the comics, esp. in Superman, superpowers tend to grow and grow. Why not stick with a premise to just have a few (or one), highly limited powers, and see what comes of that? Sort of like Mystery Men meets Heroes (NBC). Maybe I will come back to it some time.

Association of those with Small Powers

( http://pyegar.jigsy.com/ )

English: Fictional coat of arms of Mordor, in ...

English: Fictional coat of arms of Mordor, in Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Español: Escudo de Mordor, el reino oscuro de Sauron en la ficticia Tierra Media creada por el escritor británico J. R. R. Tolkien. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sean Crist applies logic to a problem in JRRT’s LOTR… and logic wins.

Could the eagles have flown Frodo into Mordor?

(http://www.sean-crist.com/personal/pages/eagles/index.html)

The takeway I get is: Esp. in speculative fiction — where things happen that can’t happen — Do the best you can, but don’t expect perfection. You won’t achieve it. If you want perfection, try writing Haiku.