Another Writing Update

I am working on worldbuilding, cultures, religions, etc for five kingdoms for a fantasy series. Today my allergies have been winning so I decided it would be a good idea to sit back and watch some documentaries on religion as research. I’ve been meaning to do this for months anyway, so I figured I might as well do it on a day like this.

In my search I came across Going Clear on HBO. I don’t know why I watched it since it’s about a more modern thing and I’m writing epic fantasy but something drew my attention to it. I’m not going to say a lot because I’m still processing, but I will say that I’m freaked out. Enough that I think I’ll pass on any other documentaries for now and stick to reading about ancient and medieval religions instead!

I think I’ll go visit Cracked to clear my head.


Sidenote: I do have a character that is blindly worshiped by the people in her land and they would do anything and everything she asks, so maybe today’s adventure isn’t a complete loss.

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12 comments

  1. Your side-note intrigued me. The concept reminds me a little of Kumari (in Nepal, select pre-pubescent girls revered by some Hindus and Buddhists as living incarnations of the goddess Durga). There’s a documentary that follows Kumari, I believe it’s called Living Goddess, that you may want to check out–though I haven’t yet seen it myself so I cannot vouch for it. The concept of Kumari is different from the concept you present, of course, but may be interesting and inspirational regardless. Cheers!

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      1. Cracked articles are humorously written & frequently simplistic, but I find they also make well argued points about some very deep issues.

        There’s a lot to be taken from this one on how cults, if not all religions, foster blind faith.

        I’ve filed it for later reference for my own fiction usage. 🙂

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