What the Myth?

What?

world: (wûrld)

n.
  1. The earth.
  2. The universe.
  3. The earth with its inhabitants.
  4. The inhabitants of the earth; the human race.
  5. a. Humankind considered as social beings; human society: turned her back on the world.
    b. People as a whole; the public: The event amazed the world.
  6. often World A specified part of the earth: the Western World.
  7. A part of the earth and its inhabitants as known at a given period in history: the ancient world.
  8. A realm or domain: the animal world; the world of imagination.
  9. a. A sphere of human activity or interest: the world of sports.
    b. A class or group of people with common characteristics or pursuits: the scientific world.
  10. A particular way of life: the world of the homeless.
  11. All that relates to or affects the life of a person: He saw his world collapse about him.
  12. Secular life and its concerns: a man of the world.
  13. a. Human existence; life: brought a child into the world.
    b. A state of existence: the next world.
  14. A large amount; much. Often used in the plural: did her a world of good; candidates that are worlds apart on foreign policy.
  15. A celestial body such as a planet: the possibility of life on other worlds.
adj.
  1. Of or relating to the world: a world champion.
  2. Involving or extending throughout the entire world: a world crisis.

myth: (mth)

n.
  1. a. A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people, as by explaining aspects of the natural world or delineating the psychology, customs, or ideals of society: the myth of Eros and Psyche; a creation myth.
    b. Such stories considered as a group: the realm of myth
    .
  2. A popular belief or story that has become associated with a person, institution, or occurrence, especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal: a star whose fame turned her into a myth; the pioneer myth of suburbia.
  3. A fiction or half-truth, especially one that forms part of an ideology.
  4. A fictitious story, person, or thing: “German artillery superiority on the Western Front was a myth” (Leon Wolff).

[Source: The Free Dictionary]

Why?

Worlds As Myth comes from the Heinlen-ian concept that every time one creates a fictional world, it creates a new, fully-functional universe. While intended, initially to be a private writing practice space, the blog was born a techno-societal news source, a blend of science and celebrity – that’s what it wanted to be – who am I to argue?
There’s enough going on in this universe that makes me feel like I’m living in science fiction; might as well write what you know, no? Comments and questions are accomodated graciously and are promptly responded to as they are greatly appreciated.
Who?
Worlds as Myth is maintained by Mick Axelrod, a writer for up-and-coming computer game company Red Dust Studios. He is responsible for the creation, application, and continuity of a fictional world that will be home to a MMORPG still in hush-hush. Mick lives and plays in Las Vegas, NV.
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2 responses to “What the Myth?

  1. Heather

    Have you ever read Jorge Luis Borges? He is a modernist, Argentinian writer who writes in various forms and genres. A lot of his work has to do with the idea of creating new worlds, like what you describe above in your “why?” section. I just thought you may like to check out his work.

    • Hey Heather,
      I must admit that I haven’t read Jorge Luis Borges, but I am certainly interested in adding him to my reading list. Can you recommend any book(s) of his in particular? Thanks for swinging by and leaving your mark.

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