Episode 138 – George MacDonald’s “Phantastes” with special guest Conner Habib

Conner Habib joins us to discuss George MacDonald’s “Phantastes”, D&D’s influence on a young person’s imagination, Irish mythology, the art of Gervasio Gallardo, a focus on environment over character, main characters as blank slates, living in a perpetual state of wonder, how people are changed by their history of trauma, readers seeking the consequences of character actions, the woods as both a singular living entity and a collection of entities, the making of meaning after a story is finished, loss of innocence, and much more!