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In western lands beneath the Sun

In western lands beneath the Sun
the flowers may rise in Spring,
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names and echoes

Was loosely thinking about a conceivable story -- a steampunkish version of the adventures of Odysseus -- and about names.
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Spectrum 21

Spectrum 21 by John Fleskes

An anthology of fanastic art.  Varying styles and subjects (and qualitiy, too, I think.)  Over the various places where it's used, like book covers or in comics.  How it's organized, too, so there's not a themetic progression.

Interesting stuff.  Giving me ideas.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Holy, holy, holy!  Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
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supers by study

Most superhuman get their power by dumb luck.  Sure, you get a few like Batman who train up, and some like Iron Man who make their own gadgets, but they are limited in powers (provided, of course, you overlook the time that Batman got the JLA headquarters without using either the shuttle or the teleporter -- when the HQ was on the moon 0:).

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custody of superchildren

Superpowers would enliven custody decisions.  Parent's, or guardian's, to be sure, but the kids' are what I am thinking of.

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powers and society

Whether it's superpowers, or magic, or tech, the kinds are as important as the powers.  Truth detection?  Teleportation?  Super speed?  Telepathy?  Mind control?

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Night Watch

Night Watch by Terry Pratchett

A fairly late book in the Watch series.  Improves on being read in sequence

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supertropes and silliness

One trope I've noticed sometimes used in superhero books. . . .
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The Allegory of Love

The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition by C.S. Lewis

Lewis with his don hat again.  Indeed, one of his earliest works.

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