Vivian Asimos

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In the past, I’ve described myth as a narrative, or something similar to a narrative. So far, I’ve focused on the first part of this: the narrative. We’ve looked at stories woven into books or video games, but still ones which can be spoken just as easily as understood. But mythology does not necessarily always have to be written or spoken. Implicit Mythology, or mythology which exists in other forms, is also present in our world. And yes, I’ve dwelled on implicit mythology a couple of times, but each time focused on performance in one way or another. …


Love Island and Anthropology

I have said it once, and I will say it again, and I will shout it from every rooftop if I have to: reality television is fantastic. I don’t personally believe in the phrase “guilty pleasure” because I don’t think any pleasure should make you feel guilty about unless it hurts someone. Reality television is a plain old pleasure. But it can also be useful to budding anthropologists. I used to encourage students to go to public places and people-watch as a test run of their anthropological skills. Reality television is like this, but on a…


A couple months ago, I discovered the subreddit Life of Norman. This is a storytelling subreddit, where different writers create posts which explore the life of a man called Norman — a regular man who lives an ordinary life. In fact, the subreddit describes Norman as a “remarkably unimportant individual”. …


I’ve been thinking a lot about clothes recently. Not just because my financial position leaves me simply online-window shopping instead of doing actual retail therapy, but mostly because my work into cosplay has made me really stop and think about clothes in a way I hadn’t really done much of before. So today, I’m going to talk a bit about clothes, and the thoughts playing around in my head on the subject matter.

One of the most obvious sentences I’ve read in quite some time was one that went essentially like this: you can tell a lot about a person…

Vivian Asimos

Writer of all things pop culture, mythology, and anthropology. IncidentalMythology.com

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