Thursday, May 7, 2009

Drop It On Me

So every now and then I go over and read Catholic forums. Yes, yes, I don't need to be told I'm a masochist. I should know better than to get involved in certain discussions. However, I'm following a thread about the Twilight series of books. I have not read any of the books, nor have I seen the movie so I don't have an opinion about this particular universe. I find the Vampire mythology fascinating.

I'm just amused by the discussion because opinions range from they're ok, to they're evil and should be avoided like the swine flu.

I like mythic shows. I'm a sucker for a good vs. evil story. I like fantasy and I like horror stories for those reasons. I also like Sci Fi because the story arcs in those types of shows are almost always about the nature of good and evil.

The other night I had a dream about vampires and it's morphing into a story idea of its own. I figure someday I will write it into a novel, but the trouble with writing in a universe or genre such as gothic/horror/fantasy, is that it's been done over and over and over, sometimes well and other times badly. I'm afraid of writing a cliche and so if I do sit down to write this story, I will have to make it real, human and gripping, which means I'll have to create my own universe, while using some of the old standby mythology we all know about vampires.

Eeeee! Speaking of Good vs. Evil, I can't wait for tonight's episode of Supernatural. No vampires tonight, just Sam being punished for his pesky little habit of drinking demon blood. ;-)

Not that any of this will make any sense to you all who don't watch my show.


St Edwards Blog said...

"So every now and then I go over and read Catholic forums. Yes, yes, I don't need to be told I'm a masochist. I should know better than to get involved in certain discussions."I can relate to that more than I care to admit.

Oh my!

I have seen you comment at Deacon's Bench and was just at Mhari's and now here, after all the challenging comments regarding who is a "real" Catholic or not.

Nice blog. And Santa Fe is one of my absolute favorite places in the world.


Maria said...

Hi Fran,

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I've seen you around the blogosphere too.

I really love living here and I've been very fortunate to live here. We're starting to celebrate the City's 400th anniversary and I'm looking forward to it.

What I've noticed is that we tend to get hung up on who or who isn't a Catholic and it gets frustrating to see "real Catholic" defined and who exactly fits neatly and tightly into that definition. The Church I grew up in and the Church where I live welcomes everyone. In fact, that was recently the theme of a keynote speech at a Catechetical I was at a couple of weeks ago.

On top of the fighting between conservative and liberal Catholics (I hate using those descriptors), comments from anti-Catholics and the "former" Catholics always seem to make my skin crawl. I've never seen so much animosity before.

I wrote a really long reply to you but I'll post it later as a blog post.

Take care,

St Edwards Blog said...

Maria, looking forward to seeing your new post.

Thanks for this thoughtful reply. Your words really got me here... "...between conservative and liberal Catholics (I hate using those descriptors)".

Those descriptors are the worst words in the language to me of late. They just divide when church, both Big C and little c is about unity.

Peace and prayers!

Maria said...

They are totally the worst words in the world, especially when it comes to the Church. They've helped to polarize the Church in so many ways.

Oh I may wait to post till tomorrow. Today's Mass was so lovely and all about Love. I hope people listened to the readings today. :-)

God bless