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The Pony with a Thousand Faces: My Little Pony and the Hero’s Journey

(Video Link) In The Hero with a Thousand Faces, anthropologist Joseph Campbell summarized myths and literature from cultures around the world as a “monomyth”–a literary pattern that forms the basis for thousands of different stories about heroes. Campbell’s work has had a tremendous influence on modern day storytellers, including Richard Adams to George Lucas. The hero is [...]

In The Beginning: Star Wars

A long time ago, in a state far out west, George Lucas created Star Wars. Striking Back One of our favorite Star Wars fan sites Spokybug.com (and yes, we have favorites) has this to say about the origins of the trilogy: “A critic might say, ‘Oh, Lucas combined Flash Gordon with Akira Kurosawa … and sewed it all [...]