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Many of the fiction authors and poets whose work is collected here offer their monsters the opportunity to tell us their own stories. The voices which we hear as a ... What, then, makes a monster? If we were to ask this question of each ...

Author: Djibril al-Ayad

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780995726505

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We have always made monsters: in art, in myth, in religion; out of clay or bronze, pixels or hybrid flesh; from the stuff of human nightmares; by cursing women with bestial traits. This anthology brings together fiction and accessible academic writing in conversation about monsters and their roles in our lives-and ours in theirs.
2018-07-05 By Djibril al-Ayad

To give an analysis of what a demon / monster is that can address the problem of monstrosity, it is helpful to turn to the ... To count as a monster, he argues, an entity must be physically threatening. ... But MaKING MONSTerS ‡ 253.

Author: David Livingstone Smith

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674545564

Category: Philosophy

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A leading scholar explores what it means to dehumanize othersÑand how and why we do it. ÒI wouldnÕt have accepted that they were human beings. You would see an infant whoÕs just learning to smile, and it smiles at you, but you still kill it.Ó So a Hutu man explained to an incredulous researcher, when asked to recall how he felt slaughtering Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994. Such statements are shocking, yet we recognize them; we hear their echoes in accounts of genocides, massacres, and pogroms throughout history. How do some people come to believe that their enemies are monsters, and therefore easy to kill? In Making Monsters David Livingstone Smith offers a poignant meditation on the philosophical and psychological roots of dehumanization. Drawing on harrowing accounts of lynchings, Smith establishes what dehumanization is and what it isnÕt. When we dehumanize our enemy, we hold two incongruous beliefs at the same time: we believe our enemy is at once subhuman and fully human. To call someone a monster, then, is not merely a resort to metaphorÑdehumanization really does happen in our minds. Turning to an abundance of historical examples, Smith explores the relationship between dehumanization and racism, the psychology of hierarchy, what it means to regard others as human beings, and why dehumanizing others transforms them into something so terrifying that they must be destroyed. Meticulous but highly readable, Making Monsters suggests that the process of dehumanization is deeply seated in our psychology. It is precisely because we are all human that we are vulnerable to the manipulations of those trading in the politics of demonization and violence.
2021-10-12 By David Livingstone Smith

More than anything else, the assault taught us what sort of monster Bill Gates could be. ... It told me that the soul existed somehow and without it we were monsters. ... Hating Gates didn't stop me from doing my job.

Author: Gary L Morton

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781304697028

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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About Making Monsters These stories fit into the sci-fi horror category. The characters, settings, styles and forces of evil vary. Aliens, vampires, zombies, monsters, cannibals and serial killers all make an appearance.
2013-12-10 By Gary L Morton

MONSTROUS OBSTACLES This simple exercise can help put you in the right mind-set to create monsters that serve as interesting obstacles that ... Play it as often as you need to in order to help out your story (and your monster-making!)

Author: Rick Dakan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119839095

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Take your shot at becoming the next Tolkien, Asimov, or King with this simple roadmap to transforming your fiction into works of art Writing Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror For Dummies is your skeleton key to creating the kind of fiction that grips readers and compels them to keep turning pages (even if it's well past their bedtime!) You'll start with the basics of creative writing—including character, plot, and scene—and strategies for creating engaging stories in different forms, such as novels, short stories, scripts, and video games. After that, get beginner-friendly and straightforward advice on worldbuilding, before diving headfirst into genre-specific guidance for science fiction, horror, and fantasy writing. This book also offers: Strategies for editing and revising your next work to get it into tip-top shape for your audience Ways to seek out second opinions from editors, experts, and even sensitivity readers Techniques for marketing and publication, working with agents, and advice for writers going the self-publishing route The perfect beginner's guide for aspiring writers with an interest in horror, fantasy, or science fiction, Writing Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror For Dummies is the first and last resource you need before you start building your next story about faraway lands, aliens, and fantastic adventures.
2022-03-09 By Rick Dakan

Parents have told of witnessing their children turn into another type of monster — one filled with the righteous hatred ... media promote innovative therapies even a more enthusiastically ; . . . conflicts persist within 8 MAKING MONSTERS.

Author: Richard Ofshe

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520205839

Category: Social Science

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In the last decade, reports of incest have exploded into the national consciousness. Magazines, talk shows, and mass market paperbacks have taken on the subject as many Americans, primarily women, have come forward with graphic memories of childhood abuse. Making Monsters examines the methods of therapists who treat patients for depression by working to draw out memories or, with the use of hypnosis, to encourage fantasies of childhood abuse the patients are told they have repressed. Since this therapy may leave the patient more depressed and alienated than before, questions are appropriately raised here about the ethics and efficacy of such treatment. In the last decade, reports of incest have exploded into the national consciousness. Magazines, talk shows, and mass market paperbacks have taken on the subject as many Americans, primarily women, have come forward with graphic memories of childhood abuse. Making Monsters examines the methods of therapists who treat patients for depression by working to draw out memories or, with the use of hypnosis, to encourage fantasies of childhood abuse the patients are told they have repressed. Since this therapy may leave the patient more depressed and alienated than before, questions are appropriately raised here about the ethics and efficacy of such treatment.
1996-01-01 By Richard Ofshe

Author: Mark Tatulli

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449440640

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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"Tatulli's entry into the comics/fiction--hybrid market is one of the best…The target audience will snap this up and beg for more." ---Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "This is full of ghoulish fun, and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid probably won't want to miss it." ---School Library Journal "Desmond Pucket neatly fills a gap for our readers---it's a step more sophisticated than Diary of a Wimpy Kid but appeals to that reader. It's also so great to have a Halloween/monster/scary stuff series to offer boys that is not Goosebumps." ---Rebecca Waesch, Children's Product Manager, Joseph-Beth Booksellers Meet Desmond Pucket---professor of frightology and master of monsters. Someday Desmond will be famous for his special effects wizardry, but for now he's just trying to make it through sixth grade at Cloverfield Memorial Junior High, which means he needs to stay one step ahead of the school's disciplinary officer, Mr. Needles. The only problem is Desmond just can't stop pulling pranks---like the time he attached a shrieking rubber goblin to the toilet seat in the teachers' bathroom. Mrs. Rubin screamed so loudly her wig flew off! Or the time he put giant motorized worms into the mashed potatoes in the cafeteria. Or the time Desmond and his best friend, Ricky, arranged for a three-headed ghost to crash his sister's slumber party. Rachel still hasn't forgiven him. And now Desmond has to stay prank-free for the rest of the year, or he won't be able to go on the class trip to Crab Shell Pier, home of the Mountain Full of Monsters ride! It's going to be tough, but Desmond has to try. This book includes a section of "Desmond's Notes": instructions for making monster magic (think scary noises, or fake blood) at home!
2013-10-01 By Mark Tatulli

Making Monsters Sometimes you might want to make a new monster or creature for the characters to face. Making monsters is nearly identical to making a player character, except you have a few more options. Monster numbers on this chart ...

Author: Heather Gunn

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312289529

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Others, such as the prairie dog, seem innocent—cute, even—yet their behavior could give you goose bumps. What makes a monster? Read this book to find out, if you dare. . .

Author: Jess Keating

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780553512328

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Monsters are real—and they're everywhere in nature! Animal Planet meets Godzilla in this nonfiction picture book that puts the "Ack!" into backyard science. Some people think monsters are the stuff of nightmares—the stuff of scary movies and Halloween. But monsters can also be found right in your backyard. Animals like aye-ayes, goblin sharks and vampire bats may look scary, but they pose no threat to humans. Others, such as the prairie dog, seem innocent—cute, even—yet their behavior could give you goose bumps. What makes a monster? Read this book to find out, if you dare. . . . Jess Keating and David DeGrand, the author illustrator team behind Pink Is for Blobfish will have readers shrieking with laughter at this latest installment to the World of Weird Animals series.
2017-08-08 By Jess Keating

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A behind-the-scenes look at the great film make-up artists, their careers and creations from Frankenstein to Star Wars.

Author: Al Taylor

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015004132141

Category: Film makeup

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A behind-the-scenes look at the great film make-up artists, their careers and creations from Frankenstein to Star Wars.
1980 By Al Taylor