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About jonathondsvendsen

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Somehow you stumbled upon it. Whatever brought you around, I'm glad you're here. I am a free-lance writer and independent scholar of pop-cultural mythology, living and working in Minnesota. An aspiring mythmaker, I dream of voyages through space, fantastic worlds, and even my own superhero or two. I am also an established public speaker and have guest-lectured for college classes on the topic of comic book superheroes. I graduated from Bethel University in 2007 with a degree in Literature and Creative writing. I also write for the website NarniaFans.com. Head on over and you can check out my book reviews , a few fun interviews and even my April Fools Day jokes.

I’ll Be Right Here: Celebrating 35 Years of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: #4: Mary

In many ways E.T. is not that dissimilar from a modern day fairy tale. The film opens in a deep dark forest; there are strange and wonderful creatures, and even a sense of magic throughout the story. Most importantly, as … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Right Here: Celebrating 35 Years of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: #3: Gertie

There is an old adage in Hollywood, first coined by comedian W.C. Fields, that directors should never work with children or animals. Younger kids, like animals, can often have a difficult time following  cues, and can have a hard time … Continue reading

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Talk of Stories When the World Stops Turning

Many times in life we come across a day in which it feels like Newton’s First law of Motion has been rendered null and void and the world as we know it stops in it’s tracks. 16 years ago, we … Continue reading

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No Regrets?

Paging through a High School Year Book inevitably among the many messages from the graduating class you’ll see two words “no regrets.” Whether we are 18, or 88, we all long to live a life filled with “ No regrets.” … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Right Here: Celebrating 35 Years of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: # 2 : Michael

There comes a time in every young person’s life were they feel the need to step up to the plate more when it comes to their family. This is usually the case in a family where a parent is gone … Continue reading

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Doing some good in the world. An Interview with Paul Andrighetti about Tutapona.

Thanks to our vast interconnected web of cyber space we seem to know what’s going on in any part of the world at any given time. Often times situations, like the refugee crisis, and the rise and threat of radical … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Right Here: Celebrating 35 Years of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial #1: Elliot

The 1980s were a great time for “kids” movies. The decade saw the first signs that Disney would return to greatness emerged with the Great Mouse Detective and The Little Mermaid. Animator Don Bluth brought tears to the eyes of … Continue reading

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