Some of you are aware that lately I have been editing a science fiction novel. There has been some drama about that during the past two weeks and also some progress.
The drama is not nearly as drastic – thank God/ess, as the action along the plot line of the novel itself.
At the moment, the interstellar mercenary order has switched back from being called the Black Hawks to what I called them 20 years ago now: the Children of Loki. They are nothing like the mythological children of that Norse rascal-god Loki we have seen in the recent Thor movies, but, while I don’t like evil, I am impressed by a great mage and given the reality of my culture, I like that he used cleverness to solve problems when straight forward methods might not work. I like what Loki was like before he ‘went bad’ and still wonder whether the painful truth is that he went that evil or whether it was like when we see whoever is the American President done up as a demon or as Hitler which I have seen on Facebook about both George Bush Jr. and President Obama, so being Democrat or Republican doesn’t prevent the propagandization of criticism of the President. Obviously the Thor movies do follow the line that the myths presented that Loki went pretty much nuts and evil. While he does make a good movie villain, it’s too bad.
The Children of Loki mercenary order is not an agent of evil, but it is a rough and dirty type of situation where good manages to triumph over evil but how so, gets nastier than most civilized people would prefer.