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Note 4. Slaying the Sigh-Fie Monster Once and For All

Slaying the Sigh-Fie Monster—Let's become un-confused about the many great monsters in the best of world literature—as opposed to exploitation flicks. Consider the commonalities among (e.g.) Gilgamesh's Huwawa (over 4,000 Years Ago); David's Goliath (Shofet-era lore of early Hebrews, over 3,000 YA); Homer's Cyclops fantasy story (Odyssey, c2750 YA); trolls and dragons in Beowulf (Euro-tribal, Common Era); the giant white 'Sigh-Fie' whale Moby-Dick 1851; and, more recently, Orson Welles' Martian invaders (1938), or for that matter our 1933 King Kong.

Monsters can be great if done well, driving some of the best literature. Rather, Bug Eyed Monsters (BEM) long ago got a bad rap because of their abuse by cynical money-grinders at the centers of industrial publishing—risk-adverse, investor-driven sausage factories producing far too many farts and not enough arts.

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