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When Gods Gather; or, the Joys of Holding a Convention of Mythological Proportions
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"When Gods Gather" is a story that takes place in a single evening. Various figures from world mythologies -- from deities to legendary myth heroes -- have gathered at a hotel for a... More > convention of truly epic proportions. Problems arise, however, when certain heroes are denied access to a part of the convention and they decide to take matters into their own hands. While there is generally nothing of an offensive nature or subject matter in this story, there is sporadic uses of humor which may be seen as mildly off-color< Less
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A young man receives a mysterious voicemail while at work from a woman he doesn't know. But the message is intriguing because they seem to know him. Despite misgivings, knowing he should just... More > ignore the message and move on with his life, curiosity gets the best of him and he sets off to find out who the woman is. In doing so, he quickly comes to realize that curiosity may have gotten the best of him, and he may just end up regretting his choices.< Less
Gothic Literature Over Time: From Fairy Tale Origins to Contemporary Interpretations
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"Gothic Literature Over Time" is a research-based project focusing on comparisons between the genres of fairy tales and Gothic literature. The author draws from the origins of Walpole's... More > "The Castle of Otranto" as the beginnings of Gothic literature in 1764, presenting an argument that Gothic literature owed much of its origins to the already established historical literary fairy tale traditions of the day as well as the oral narrative fairy tale traditions of the time. Going into the 19th century, both genres would continue to develop and become more accessible and popularly accepted in society. In the 20th century, Gothic literature would continue to grow and develop, coming full circle in more contemporary times as the fairy tale and Gothic genre traditions would continue to interact and influence each other.< Less
The Influence of Buddy Holly; and the Day the Music Didn't Die
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This is a brief research paper I wrote in an undergraduate history class in 2011 as part of a degree program in college. It details the circumstances surrounding the death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie... More > Valens, and "The Big Bopper" JP Richardson, but primarily focuses on Holly and his influence in the music business. The central argument to my paper centers on the idea that "the day the music died" was actually the day when the music was inspired. While no one can now say with certainty what the music world would be like today if Holly had lived for many years longer than he did, we can take a look at how things developed as a result of his death and examine the legacy he left behind.< Less
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