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Happy Birthday, Hermann Hesse!

Hermann Hesse

Happy Birthday, Hermann Hesse! “The little fellow has a life in him, an unbelievable strength, a powerful will, and, for his four years of age, a truly astonishing mind. How can he express all that? It truly gnaws at my life, this internal fighting against his tyrannical temperament, his passionate turbulence … God must shape […]

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Beta & Gamma Characters – Captain Jack Sparrow

Jack Sparrow

Beta & Gamma Characters and Hybrids: Alternatives to Alphas Part 8: The Outlaw Gamma Character – Captain Jack Sparrow On the other side of the coin, we have the quintessential outlaw gamma character, Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise — and an ideal kind of character for fantasy or magic realism. […]

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Beta & Gamma Characters – Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Beta & Gamma Characters – Mary Poppins Beta & Gamma Characters and Hybrids: Alternatives to Alphas Part 7: The Gamma Character as Protagonist – Mary Poppins The Gamma character is a fairly recent arrival, relative to alpha and beta characters, who have been around for centuries. But while he or she is almost certainly a […]

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Beta & Gamma Characters – Bless the Beasts and Children

Bless the Beasts and Children

Beta & Gamma Characters – Bless the Beasts and Children Bless the Beasts and Children follows a group of six teenage boys who share a cabin at a residential summer camp in the western mountains. The camp seems to be designed for parents who want their sons to be as “tough” and macho as possible. […]

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The Wee folk: Strictly Fantasy, Or Was there a Basis in fact?

Wee Folk

The Wee folk: Strictly Fantasy,  Or Was there a Basis in fact? (PART 1) Over the centuries, there have been tales of elves, brownies, nokken, leprechauns, pixies, trolls, green men, woodwoses, famkes, ondines, russalki and canard noz – fascinating creatures one and all, delightful fantasies, created from whole cloth within the human imagination. Or were […]

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