Blog / Mythpunk
Fiction Blog is a blog containing, you guessed it, Mythpunk
action-comedy stories combining alternate history and epics. Set in a world where historical figures regularly clash with dinosaurs, zombies, and alien gods with kung fu, the stories run off of Rule of Cool
and sly historical and pop culture in-jokes.
Tropes Found in Mythpunk Include:
- Artistic License – Paleontology:
- Carefully danced around. While velociraptors appear, it's never mentioned whether they're realistically tiny, or the large-sized, Jurassic Park-style velociraptors.
- And beside that, they were created through Mad Science.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: In full effect for the Founding Fathers.
- Badass Boast: Alexander Hamilton has one of these.
- Badass Normal: Pretty much every historical figure, ever.
- Buddhism: With Jane Austen as Siddhartha.
- Cosmic Horror Story: Radio Gaga.
- Deal with the Devil: George Washington made a pact with the gods of firearms to become impervious to bullets.
- Doomsday Device: Benjamin Franklin built one of these.
- Eldritch Abomination: Lady Gaga.
- The Empire: The British, naturally.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Washington Invictus.
- Eye Beams: Jane Austen's demon governess has these.
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink: Gods, zombies, vampires, Buddhas, Lovecraftian horrors, mad scientists, dinosaurs, and presidents.
- George Washington: Is a total badass.
- Immune to Bullets: George Washington.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Alexander Hamilton uses a katana forged by Adam Smith to defeat the god of economics.
- Mad Scientist: Benjamin Franklin is one of these.
- Martial Arts and Crafts: Alexander Hamilton is a master of kung fu economomics.
- Metaphysical Fuel: Washington powers Benjamin Franklin's superweapon with the crystallized soul of Benedict Arnold.
- Mind Rape: Lady Gaga does this.
- Neo-Paganism: Radio Gaga could be seen as an eldritch version of the goddess creation myth
- Our Vampires Are Different: They're manifestations of the inherent suffering of all life. Or at least, Dracula is.
- Rule of Cool: The driving force of the stories.
- Science Is Bad: Benjamin Franklin is seen as a villainous figure because he's a scientist. On the other hand, Thomas Jefferson is a sorcerer and George Washington makes deals with various devils, and nothing is said of it.
- Zombie Apocalypse: Anyone Died is one of these, and a Victorian-era zombie apocalypse is a minor detail in Virtue and Vampyrism.