Magic is as real as you dream it to be.

29 April 2010

Illogical Monsters

I saw the opening to Monster Hunter Tri recently, here. It's more than a little bit awesome. The opening has some impressive graphics and it shows the dynamics between the monsters, which is always cool. However, I did have one moment of hesitation, regarding the creature from the deeps, the water-dragon thing. I'll call it a leviathan, since I do not know what the creature's name is in the game itself.

It spat lightning. Why would any underwater creature use lightning as a weapon? Even if said creature was immune to the damage and electric shock can do to a body, it would quickly spoil the area in which it hunted, since the nearby creatures would drop dead, would they not?

I don't know. I suppose I do not possess the requisite knowledge of how electricity works underwater, maybe since the charge is dispersed throughout the entire ocean, it is a negligible weapon underwater or something. Oh well. It was still a very cool video.

16 April 2010


All things are interconnected. Dreams touch real life almost as frequently as real life touches our dreams. Are those events which I dream of as I slumber real? Do I laugh, live, love, murder, and save in reality, as I dream of such occurrences?

I do.

We all do, you see, because the dream is no more unreal for its immateriality than a story is unreal simply because it is fiction. It matters, that a story fit together right, because the story is a reality. These characters, the things that they do, and the things that happen to them are all important, and real. The fact that they lack a body of meat and bone does not make them somehow less than you or I. This is why motivation matters. Spectacle has its place, certainly, but every time a character acts in a way wholly contrary to her nature, the world in which she lives breaks ... a little.

Do not dismiss the fictional as unimportant, or somehow less real. They have been imagined, life has been blown into their existence, and a world has been woven around their existence. They matter.