Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Untitled Angle the Angel Story

I wrote this story some time ago. I think at this point it might have been years. I have shared it with a select few. I'm always wary about sharing my creative work with others. I wrote it during a time when I was lonely and struggling in life and faith, and this was an outlet for me. Depending on your theological leanings, it may be controversial. But if you're easily offended theologically, you probably shouldn't be reading a blog about Wednesday Theology.

MitchWords: Part Ten

I know I haven't written a MitchWords post in quite a while. I didn't know just how until right now. The last MitchWords I wrote was a year ago. Today. So, if nothing else, I guess we can have an obligatory birthday MitchWords.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Angel of the Bat

Art by Damion Scott
Sometimes, for whatever reason, a creator is never quite able to implement a certain pitch, idea, or storyline. Since we live in the age of the Internet, though, these unproduced ideas can still float around in the aether and be discussed by interested parties (take, for example, Kevin Smith's script for the Superman Lives movie that was never made).

This occurs in all media, including graphic literature. Periodically, it involves proposed storylines with religious themes. You know, the kind of fodder ripe for Wednesday Theology. But, alas, these ideas never make it to the page. They can still be intriguing, though, and worth discussion.

Now, in the gaming and software industry, unreleased products forever stuck in development hell are referred to as vaporware. Software that only exists as a vapor, a whisper, a rumor. So maybe I will take to calling these instances of unproduced religiously thematic graphic literature storylines Wednesday Vaportheology.


Friday, August 2, 2013

You Don't Even Understand Us

That's your problem, mate. The whole bloody lot of you just wander about like a pack of wankers, seeing everything in black and white.
You were right that you'll never understand us, okay--and I'll tell you something else...
You're the sodding problem, not us! You're the ones that make the frigging rules for us, and you don't even understand us!
No wonder we're so screwed up!!
- Hellblazer #43
by Garth Ennis and Will Simpson

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Pain And Death

The religion of these Christians teaches servitude...
...utter obedience...
...torture as an honor...
...pain and death as a reward at the end of it all...
- Northlanders Vol Three, "Lindisfarne" Part 1
by Brian Wood and Dean Ormston