Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
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Myths

I think that what keeps pulling me back to Better Myths is that it feels somehow authentic. It feels like you're being told a story by a person. It harks back to the days of storytellers doing their best to entertain people - and not doing so in highly polished language, but in the language of ordinary people.

So, the writing is, to put it mildly, bad. It's not the voice of a seasoned bard, it's the voice of an excitable teenager, who's heard the stories enough to remember what happens in them, and is desperate to pass on the awesomeness to his friends. It's campfire storytelling. And that gives it a human kind of energy that I can really appreciate. Also, they're funny.

For example: The death of Baldur, and its aftermath, and raganarok.

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