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A writer’s villain appears to have escaped into the real world, and is running for office. Is it a direct consequence of their visit to a mysterious source of inspiration?
A powerful artist’s muse has been stolen. Or have they actually been extracted and freed?
United Kingdom General Election 2017
MMP – The flavour of crazy voting New Zealand has used since 1993
Jonathan Pie – Ranting At It’s Finest
Mews – a very narrow street
Diagon Alley – From J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books
Novel – Needful Things by Stephen King
TV – Ricky and Morty – Something Ricked This Way Comes – And almost entirely absent of context, the catchy end of that episode
“Don’t blame me! I Voted for Voldemort.” bumper stickers
RPG – Whispering Vault
TV – Supernatural‘s – The French Mistake – A very meta episode in a very meta show.
TV – The X Files
Comics – The Sandman: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman the story “Calliope”
Comics – Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley
TV – Deadwood
The Muses of the ancient Greek world
Dionysus – the God of the vine, grape harvest, winemaking, wine, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and theatre.
Author – Charles de Lint – Someplace to be Flying
Oglaf’s Muse Problems – Caution! Almost Transcendentally Unsafe for Work ~ T. Jones
It occurs to me that the muse liberation idea could be run from the other side. Read “muse” as “bound spirit yearning to be a free spirit” and it almost becomes just another shadowrun.
Although the things required to complete the job could be downright esoteric. An astral quest to *un*summon a spirit, perhaps? (And, of course, that last sentence is almost completely opaque if you aren’t familiar with Shadowrun.)
Wow! I am so sorry – I completely missed the ‘You Have Mail’ message for this one.
Worryingly, perhaps, that last sentence of yours made total sense to me, despite not having played the game this century.
I’m curious about what might happen once the bound spirit becomes free.
Depending upon what the binding magician was like, there could be a touching scene of
Thank you for freeing me.
~building starts to shudder~
Now, run for your lives!