Heroes Villains And Fiends

Author: Charles Murton
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472803221
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A selection of Company Lists, scenarios and special rules designed to expand and develop the world of In Her Majesty's Name. The Company Lists will introduce new, fully playable factions to the setting, from the Vatican's monster hunters to revolutionaries and underworld organisations across Europe to Russia's intelligence agents, American rail barons, Asian secret societies, and the inhabitants of darkest Africa. The scenarios and special rules further develop the base game, giving players more variety, and increasing the possibilities!

Heroes Villains And Healing

Author: Kenneth Rogers Jr.
Editor: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
ISBN: 1946539384
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1 in 6 males will be sexually abused in their lifetime. This fact is often ignored or not believed. Heroes, Villains, and Healing is a guide to help male survivors of childhood sexual abuse understand and heal from the trauma of their past using DC Comic Book superheroes and villains. This helpful book is divided into three parts. The first is “Heroes,” which explains how some coping strategies of male survivors are similar to the archetypes of such DC superheroes as Superman, Batman, and the Flash. The second part, “Villains,” examines how other coping strategies may not be as positive, having traits and attitudes of villains such as Lex Luthor and the Joker. “Healing” is the final part, which explains how striving to live the life of a hero or a villain can be sustainable. To truly heal from childhood sexual abuse means working through the stages of healing and receiving help from a therapist or counselor. This final section includes writing exercises and examples that help male survivors know they are not alone, as they come to terms with their abuse and heal from past trauma. The book was written to help male survivors open up about their abuse, seek help, and stop suppressing their trauma through drug and alcohol abuse, or suicide.

Silver Screen Fiend

Author: Patton Oswalt
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451673221
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The instant New York Times bestseller from author, comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, a “heartfelt and hilarious” (USA TODAY) memoir about coming of age as a performer during the late 1990s while obsessively watching classic films at a legendary theater in Los Angeles. “[Oswalt has] a set of synapses like a pinball machine and a prose style to match” (The New York Times). Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakable addiction. It wasn’t drugs, alcohol, or sex: it was film. After moving to Los Angeles, Oswalt became a huge film buff (or as he calls it, a sprocket fiend), absorbing classics, cult hits, and new releases at the famous New Beverly Cinema. Silver screen celluloid became Patton’s life schoolbook, informing his notion of acting, writing, comedy, and relationships. Set in the nascent days of LA’s alternative comedy scene, Silver Screen Fiend chronicles Oswalt’s journey from fledgling stand-up comedian to self-assured sitcom actor, with the colorful New Beverly collective and a cast of now-notable young comedians supporting him all along the way. “Clever and readable...Oswalt’s encyclopedic knowledge and frothing enthusiasm for films (from sleek noir classics, to gory B movies, to cliché-riddled independents, to big empty blockbusters) is relentlessly present, whirring in the background like a projector” (The Boston Globe). More than a memoir, this is “a love song to the silver screen” (Paste Magazine).

Supervillains And Philosophy

Author: Ben Dyer
Editor: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697804
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The devil gets his due in the latest entry in the Pop Culture and Philosophy series. Supervillains and Philosophy features an international cabal of philosophers and comics industry professionals conspiring to reveal the dark details — and deeper meanings — lurking behind today’s most popular comic book monsters. Whether it’s their moral justification for world domination or the wavering boundaries they share with the modern anti-hero, everyone's favorite villains generate as much attention as their heroic counterparts. The 20 essays in this accessible book explore the nature of supervillainy, examine the boundaries of good and evil, offer helpful advice to prospective supervillains, and untangle diabolical puzzles of identity and consciousness. All the legends are here, from Dr. Doom and the Spectre to the Joker and the Watchmen, reconsidered through the lens of classic and modern philosophy.

Villain School Hero In Disguise

Author: Stephanie S. Sanders
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599909081
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At Master Dreadthorn's School for Wayward Villains, young villains must learn to be bad. Rune Drexler, Big Bad Wolf Jr., and Jezebel Dracula are feeling pretty good (or bad!) about their evildoer skills. But that was before two new students joined the ranks: Princess Ileana and mad-scientist-in-training, Dodge VonDoe. The new kids have big secrets. One of them is actually a student at Dr. Do-Good's School for Superior Superheroes and he or she is here to take down Master Dreadthorn. Can Rune and Co. protect their school from the superheroes? Everything you know about good and evil is turned upside down in this delightful series where the "bad guys" wind up saving the world . . . reluctantly.

Identity Identification And Finding One S Self In Mid Victorian Female Gothic Jane Eyre Villette And Wuthering Heights

Author: Sandra Bollenbacher
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656324166
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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, University of Heidelberg, language: English, abstract: "Who are you, Miss Snowe?" (V 287) Ginevra Fanshawe asks Lucy Snowe and draws attention to one, if not the central question of humankind: Who am I? How do we define who we are: by our job, by our social roles, or by the view others have of us? Moreover, living in a society and having to interact with other human beings, we also need to know who they are: friend or foe, villain or potential lover? However, it is impossible to reduce a human being to just one trait ('She is a mother', 'He is open-minded', 'She is a writer', 'He is a man.'). The same applies to most rounded literary characters. This paper will discuss the presentation and identification of the main characters in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and Villette. At first I will have a closer look at what is expected of the characters on the narrative level, for example, being the hero of a novel. The second part of the paper will deal with the self-perception and search for identity of the protagonists Jane Eyre, Lucy Snowe and Catherine Earnshaw/Linton/Heathcliff. In the last part, I will discuss how these characters are identified through others, focusing on doppelgänger. However, when doing a characterisation of the protagonists of Jane Eyre, Villette and Wuthering Heights, one has to consider that the narrators in all three novels are homodiegetic. This means – in these particular cases – that they are biased and, most likely, unreliable. The description of the characters and their behaviour is filtered through the eyes and words of the narrators. Therefore, one should always keep in mind that the information given to the reader is already interpreted or at least coloured by the narrator. Even though the main focus of this paper will be on the Mid-Victorian Gothic novels Jane Eyre (1847), Villette (1853) and Wuthering Heights (1847), I will also draw comparisons to other works of female writers of the 19th century. There are, for example, interesting parallels to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) and to the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892) written by the American author Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The latter provides a "terribly good" (Howells 7; qtd. in Shumaker 1) example of a woman's loss of identity and therefore perfectly matches the discussed novels of Charlotte and Emily Brontë.

The Fallible Fiend

Author: L. Sprague deCamp
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575103434
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The Perfect Servant (NOT!) He looked like a cross between a dragon and a catfish, and he could bend iron bands into pretzels with a flick of his hand. But what Zdim the mild-mannered demon really was, was a scholar of logic and philosophy. That's why when Zdim was drafter for a year's servitude on the mortal plane he felt that a monumental administrative error had been made. And even though Zdim resolved to be absolutely obedient and to do exactly what he was told, the wizard who employed him soon agreed.

Manhood And Masculine Identity In William Shakespeare S The Tragedy Of Macbeth

Author: Maria L. Howell
Editor: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761840745
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A very moving collection of poetry from the highly talented mind of Dawnell Harrison. This is one of thos works where everything just fits together like a glove. If you don't cry or laugh then you're medication needs adjusted.

Image Of America

Author: Raymond Léopold Bruckberger
Editor: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412825873
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"Either America is the hope of the world, or it is nothing. Th ere are those who have begun to despair of the West. It is for them that I am writing." Bruckberger's book has been compared by many to Tocqueville's Democracy in America. In both works, Americans see themselves through the sympathetic, sometimes critical eyes of a Frenchman. Bruckberger, as chaplain general of the French Resistance during World War II, was a scholar who lived a life of action, and a priest who knew the life of the spirit. He begins with a celebration of the American past, but also off ers a clear warning for the future. The book was written after Bruckberger's eight years in the United States, during which he thought deeply about the country, and came to love and admire it. He sees what others have not, and his heroes are, in most instances, not the ones normally chosen. As seen from the perspective of the old Europe, the ideas and ideals that have shaped the history and character of America, take on a new meaning. The result is an image of America that is as enlightening as it is surprising. Bruckberger believes America brings to the Western heritage an essential spark, one vital for the angry and perilous post-World War II world, and one equally important today. That is America's regard for the individual, for the non-abstract, living human being. Th is theme, contrasted with what Bruckberger sees as the heresy of Europe--the subordination of human beings to abstraction-- is developed with wit and insight.