Transnational Geek

Author M. H. Boroson shares his geeky passions: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, spirit magic kung fu movies, the ethics of cultural appropriation, Chinese American literature and history, The Dresden Files, Daoist magic, strong female characters, Asian monsters, spirit world depictions, traditional Chinese foods, race, class, gender, and culture.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Lexicon of TheAwesome

First: nothing matters but the awesome.  Here there shall be no whining about prequels we didn't like or series that jumped the shark. 

TheAwesome takes it as a given that nothing matters but the awesome.

To be able to discuss the awesome, we need a language that can express awesomeness.  We draw from literary terms and religious studies to find the words we need.

These are terms you can expect to see in our celebration of TheAwesome:
  • The Uncanny
  • Mythopoeia
  • Sensawunda
  • Epic
  • Empathy
  • Climax
  • Set Piece
  • VillainAwesome
  • The Numinous
  • The Sublime
  • Genre
  • Transnationalism
  • Subversive
Each deserves its own blog entry, and each will get one over time.

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