Our favorite heroes’ stories follow a common pattern – as do our lives, really! Joseph Conrad defined 12 steps in this pattern as the Hero’s Journey, outlining how every hero starts out in a dull, not-quite-right beginning, gradually gains allies and enemies and goes through ordeals, and finally emerges changed at the end. It rings…
It’s easy to feel like Luke Skywalker, like Harry Potter, like Doctor Strange before he became a sorcerer. It’s even easy to feel like Anakin Skywalker. They are all full of intense, conflicting feelings and just the spark of potential – a spark waiting to be fanned into a flame by their sage, mysterious mentors….
To geeks, who often feel powerless in this intimidating world, what could be more satisfying than the development of powers to move things with the mind – a superhuman strength that doesn’t involve humiliating time spent in gym class?!