Musings

International Translation Day

International Translation Day

Every year on 30 September, it is the feast of St. Jerome (347–420), a priest, confessor, theologian, historian and: Bible translator. He is even considered to be the first to have translated the Bible from Hebrew to Latin. Therefore, the International Federation of Translators chose […]

Achtamar – two poems

Achtamar – two poems

In Armenia, I learned the story of Achtamar. With the help of Ofelia Melikyan, I translated the famous poem by Hovhannes Tumanyan about this story. And with the help of John Vandenberg, I rewrote it into a poem of my own, that could possible serve […]

Sedna the Inuit Goddess (revisited)

Sedna the Inuit Goddess (revisited)

In Oceanopolis, I encountered a beautiful and intriguing mermaid. It was an artefact of Inuit art – goddess Sedna. Touched by the small statue and the fascinating myth behind it, I would like to share the story of Sedna with you, by means of some creative writing on my blog. (meer…)

The cyborg mermaid – a chobits fan fiction

The cyborg mermaid – a chobits fan fiction

Another original piece of fan fiction on this blog. 🙂 Clonroise from Tumblr account @underneathoursouls wrote a Chobits fan fiction about the cyborg mermaid, with many Irish influences. The use of different fonts refers to inner monologue in this piece and the use of Irish […]

The Zombie Mermaid

The Zombie Mermaid

An original fan fiction by Krista Holle, author of The Wind Whisperer (2013).

Aspergirl Tilly is an asset to Star Trek

Aspergirl Tilly is an asset to Star Trek

This blog was originally written in Dutch, for Teeveehoek.nl

After Sesame Street, Star Trek has now also added an autistic looking character to the cast. In the new series, the viewers became acquainted with Sylvia Tilly, beautifully acted by Mary Wisema. Tilly appears to be an ‘Aspergirl’, a woman with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. Why is that? Is Tilly the first ‘Trekkie’ with ‘autistic’ traits? And why is it relevant at all whether there are ‘Aspies’ or other ‘autistic characters’ in Star Trek? (meer…)

Zombie Reconstructions in Contemporary Society: the Zombie Mermaid

Zombie Reconstructions in Contemporary Society: the Zombie Mermaid

At this moment, I am working on a chapter for an edited volume called “Deconstructing the Zombie: Cultural and Ideological Approaches”. It can hardly be a surprise that I am working on the composite character of the Zombie Mermaid. 😉 As I am very keen […]