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Quackcast 349 - Bad Gods

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 21, 2017


This is the Quackcast where I get things wrong! Haha, I DO love to imagine that I know everything but fortunately Tantz and Pit are there to correct me! For this Quackcast I was thinking about the way we assign villains when there's a religious theme or anything influenced by mythology really. You know the way Hel in Thor Ragnarok and Hades in the Disney movie Hercules are cast as villains just because they're in charge of death, even though in the mythology they're not supposed to be bad guys at all. Perhaps it's our modern Christian influenced culture that makes us wrongly associate death with the bad guys…?
Our topic meanders a little but it's mainly about how our interpretation of mythology and legend in modern pop-culture is influenced by our modern ways of thinking, which causes things to be quite drastically changed.

This week Gunwallce has given us the theme to Puppets and strings - a sepulchral, hollow, sombre theme, yet also grand and portentous! Stirring, melancholic, epic.

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
The Constellation Chronicle -

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace -
PitFace -
Banes -
Tantz Aerine -
Ozoneocean -

Featured music:
Puppets and strings -, by Emma_Clare, rated T.



ozoneocean at 8:45PM, Nov. 21, 2017

Precisely! The guy is a model citisen :D

mks_monsters at 6:16PM, Nov. 21, 2017

Yeah, I see this a lot in modern stories, but really, when you stop and read the actual myths (the Greek ones at least), Hades was actually one of the nice ones! - He's faithful to his wife. - He empathises with people who have rough jobs. - He is willing to make sacrifices on himself for those he loves. - He doesn't break rules for his own personal gain. - He truly is concerned with keeping balance and his duty. - He was fair when it came to judging people including his own subjects. - He does have a sense of mercy. - He is not spiteful or two-faced just stern. - He has a compassionate side. - He makes no exceptions nor does he play favourites.

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