Are superheroes a modern mythology, or is this a way to flatten the complexities of traditional art while giving commercial media a spiritual significance it does not deserve?
A story is a type of conversation with the reader. If you don’t leave room for the reader to speak, you’re a terrible conversationalist.
In today’s sci-fi/ fantasy community, it’s fashionable to dig up H.P. Lovecraft and put him on trial as the avatar of everything wrong with speculative fiction.
If you’ve spent any time talking about geek culture, you’ve probably seen one word come up over and over again: gatekeeper.