Welcome to issue Eight of the "World of Myth". The big news this month
will actually take place next month, when we will switch over from the
current www.worldofmyth.tk to (drum roll, please)
Hazzah! That's right, we finally have enough clout--with over 2,000 hits
a month--to play with the big boys and move up to a dot com address.
There will be no noticeable change for our readers, however, so if you
forget and go to the .tk site by mistake, you will automatically be
transferred over to the new site, starting next issue.
So, what does this change mean for us, here at "THE World of Myth"?
Well, for one thing, we can finally start charging everyone for stopping
by and reading what's on the site and we can also...Sorry, what's that?
That part was only an April Fool's joke!? Are you kidding me? You mean
there still won't be any money coming in?
Swell. Great. Terrific. Okay, fine!
I guess the change just means we will have even more memory on hand, so
we can present even more stuff for you to enjoy. For free. There, how's
Okay, on to current things of interest, then. This month, we welcome a
new artist to the fold. Jeremy Tindle presents us with some of his
rather 'out of this world' artwork and the elusive MOK has returned with
the first of his comic strip entries. L.M. Mercer shares the first part
of a new story with us, as well as some new poetry while Senor Castro has
offered up two new poems and we want to wish him a 'Happy Anniversary',
this month, as well.
Mr. Montoya comes back with another chapter of his series, "The End" and
will present you with several preview pages of his upcoming
comic, "The Underground to Nowhere". Rebecca, the 'Gurl of Myth', offers
us her first movie review and we finally got a response from all of those
interview requests we sent out. So, stop by the "Interview" section and
see who's saying what and check out the "FYI" section to find out how you
can win an autographed copy of "The Underground to Nowhere" in an
In conclusion, I would like to address some reader concerns about 'where'
"The World of Myth" might be headed. To begin with, this site was set up
to help writers and artists who might not otherwise have the opportunity
to share their work with the public at large. Consequently, some of the
work you see and read on this site may not be as polished and
professional as you are used to. The whole point is to offer a sounding
board for new (and established) writers and artists to have their work
viewed and critiqued by our readers.
If you see or read something you are not overly fond of, that's fine--we
have individual polls for just that purpose. This gives the writer or
artist an idea as to whether or not his or her work is well received or
perhaps needs a bit of work. All of us here at "The World of Myth"
welcome your opinions in the polls. However, there have been a few
inflammatory and derogatory comments made in the Forum that we feel were
unnecessary, rude and even made in ignorance.
We offer an open Forum, where you may ask questions, give comments and
generally voice your opinions regarding the site, within reasonable and
intelligent limits. I do not, however, feel anyone has the right to
degrade or ridicule one of our contributors, unless they themselves can
produce something considerably better and are willing to submit that work
for all of us to view and critique.
The people who submit their work to us do so with the knowledge that
perhaps they can improve their style and/or performance and actively seek
constructive criticism. They do not, however, in any way, shape or form,
deserve your contempt, especially when you offer it without giving
anything in return. If you do not like a story, poem or piece of
artwork, fine, that is your right. Let us know why you feel that way and
offer some constructive suggestions--we all appreciate that kind of
input. And, if you think you can produce something better than what you
are viewing, send it in! Don't just sit back, hiding in the shadows,
spouting venom in a 'holier than thou' attitude. Have the guts to
show as what you're made of by actions, not mere words, or kindly shut
Okay. I've taken my medication and feel aaalllllll better, now. I would
also like to mention that "The World of Myth" is seeking to explore new
and different avenues and visions in our attempt to bring you as much
entertainment as possible. We have tried a variety of things--some of
which were not well received, so they were dropped--and we will continue
in our efforts to bring
you new and exciting vistas to stimulate your imagination.
That being said, we are offering a look at Mr. Montoya's new comic
creation, as well as a comic strip from MOK. That does not mean we will
be switching over to a completely animated format. We are merely trying
to entertain as many readers as possible with a variety of offerings.
And, by moving to a dot com address, we will hopefully be able to bring
you even more new and exciting subject material. We do still value your
opinions, so please continue to let us know how you feel, either in the
Forum or via e-mail.
We are here but for one purpose--to entertain and enlighten you, the
reader. So, please, go forth and enjoy!
Terry D. Scheerer
Editor in Chief
The World of Myth