Tag: responsibility

politics

Totalitarians

In reading through the Aphrodite IX/IXth Generation series, I ran into a couple of those reference books that Matt Hawkins likes to use. In the one for IXth Generation, he lists all the different types of states that the IXs created in their individual territories. With styles as diverse as neofascist state, autocratic anarchy, theocratic dictatorship and …

philosophy

Teen Angst

Sometimes, I feel like I never got over it. How tortuous it is to be young, to be weened on heroes and ideals, to know, in your heart, in your mind, that everything is supposed to be good, only to find out how wrong you are. How devastating to find out your guardians are not …

philosophy

Environment Versus Technology

One of my favourite comic books of all time is Tokyo Ghost by Rick Remender and Sean Murphy. As is typical, no one is really safe in a Remender story, and no one should expect a happy ending for all (or even some).  Things do end up well for Debbie and Takara, but there’s a scar …

religion

Religion

I don’t know if I believe in a higher power.  I mean, obviously, in some sense, there must be something of a higher power than us out there.  The universe is infinite and there are so many variations just on Earth alone. In the sense of a creator or omnipotent being, of that I have …

comics

Pledged

October’s a wonderful time of year.  The leaves are changing, the weather is cool but not frozen, and Hallowe’en is just around the corner. I’m a big fan of genre fiction, including horror, so naturally, I’m drawn to a good psychological tweak.  I’m not much in for splatterfests unless they are in the vein of …