Hello, everyone! I’m doing my updates post a little early because I’ve got a few special posts coming up this month. First up, Red Thread Reblog is back! If you’re not familiar with this feature, Red Thread Reblog reaches out into the blogging community and ties together two posts, one covering media inspired by mythology and one on the mythology behind the media. I won’t give too much away yet, but I will give you one hint: dragons.
Why Red Thread? Well, it was the top choice when I polled people on my blog and Twitter, but it also has a nice symbolism. A concept known as the red thread of fate or destiny comes primarily from Chinese mythology,1 though it’s also very popular in anime and I’ve seen it used in the Bollywood film Om Shanti Om. It’s generally imagined as a destined connection between romantic partners,. However, I see it as applicable to any connection with dash of chance in it. And finding two posts that are outwardly different but that click on a thematic level definitely has an element of chance. So stop by next week to see what the red thread has brought together!
In other news, I also have another Sunshine post coming up. I’m looking forward to answering some questions and nominating some of my fellow bloggers to show my appreciation of their work!
Finally, next month is another Quarterly Bestiary. As always, I’m officially seeking suggestions for beasts you’d like to see covered in future posts. The bestiaries of the world are so big and varied I doubt I’ll ever run out of ideas, but I’m always open to feedback if there’s a creature you’d really like to see get the Quarterly Bestiary treatment. If so, leave your suggestion in comments here or, really, any post!
That’s my news for now! I hope you are all staying safe out there.
- “Red String of Fate,” World Heritage Encyclopedia, accessed June 5, 2020, http://community.worldheritage.org/articles/eng/Red_string_of_fate.