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The Aspiring Writer – Trickster

This video ought to go before the Shapeshifter one. The Trickster is a popular archetype in stories, because you want a character that can upset the apple cart in an adventure. They’re interesting, usually. I’ll be finishing the series with … Continue reading

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Bros Versus Buds

When I wrote The Scribbler’s Guide to the Land of Myth, I dealt with sidekicks as an aspect of the Trickster.  Some of the discussions of the Child/Parent relationship affect sibling relations.  And certainly the Band of Companions will also … Continue reading

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Robin Hood and the Making of an Outlaw Hero

Ridley Scott’s 2010 film Robin Hood has been touted as being “Robin Hood as you’ve never seen him.”  Well, it depends on the “you” and the “seen.” [What follows contains Spoilers, so if you haven’t seen it, you’ve been warned.] … Continue reading

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A Game for Tricksters and Shapeshifters

We don’t often think of mythic archetypes as something we would apply to our daily lives, especially figures like shapeshifters and tricksters.  And yet our own little personal mythologies can shape our social interactions. I’ve been thinking about this lately, … Continue reading

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Rick Castle – Trickster or Shapeshifter?

When we encounter a comedic character in stories, we often quickly categorize them as belonging to the Trickster archetype.  After all, most sidekicks are Tricksters, providing the comic relief, often serving to deflate the ego of the main character (think … Continue reading

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