Thursday, April 19, 2012

What is an anti-hero?

There seems to be some confusion over the writing term 'anti-hero'.

An anti-hero is exactly the same as a novel's hero, except he is made out of antimatter. The hero is made of matter.

If an anti-hero touches a hero, the universe blows up. There was a Star Trek episode that proves it. It featured the cute brother from 'Here Come the Brides' with a weird beard.

Blowing up the universe is usually a bad thing, unless you are the Doctor and are hanging out with Amy Pond. However, if you happen to have a hero and an anti-hero and just the right sort of jar, you should be able to channel the power of the resulting matter-antimatter explosion in such a way as to make a starship go really, really fast.

I'll bet the Mythbusters could do it with enough duct tape.

Don't touch him, he's antimatter!