Simmer Starters – June 11, 2016

Lots of fantasy links and a couple of cultural ones this week! ūüôā Love and Comfort in Fantasy, or Why George R.R. Martin Isn’t the American Tolkien¬†(John Adcox) – While I eschew Game of Thrones for the porn-fest it is, this article is beautiful and excellently illustrates why Tolkien, Lewis, Rowling, and other authors have […]

Simmer Starters – January 29, 2016

Fairy Tales Could Be Older Than You Ever Imagined¬†(Erin Blakemore) – Did you know that some fairy tales (in older versions) may have been around since before the Flood?? ¬†Considering we know very little about the world before the Flood, it kind of changes your perception, doesn’t it? The New Sexual World Order is So […]

Simmer Starters – October 10, 2015

Carole McDonnell on Story Evangelism¬†(Speculative Faith) – I am loving the #StoryEvangelism series at SpecFaith! ¬†This was a particularly thought provoking piece with a lot of gems to mull over. ¬†“As artists, Christians are so aware of a Christian creative tradition (Lewis, the Arthurian Cycle,¬†and Tolkien, for instance)¬†and so aware that other Christians want something […]

Simmer Starters – September 19, 2015

Our family was at a company event for my husband’s work earlier today – I should have gotten started on my link fest this morning. ¬†It’s late, but here it is! ¬†Maybe I should move it back to Friday since Saturdays tend to be busier! Simmers today: Christian geekdom, redemption and patriarchal society, our children […]

Simmer Starters – September 12, 2015

Simmer Starters today: young adult novel key elements, why boys should play with sticks, how fiction helps us reimagine life for the disabled, how to speak geek, and more. ¬†There are a lot of links today because I forgot last week. ¬†I hope you find some useful things here! How SciFi and Fantasy Can Help […]