I'm teaching the Hero's Journey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomyth) to the youth and I'm finding that I'm becoming way more of a dork than I feared was possible. I spent my evening watching analyzing the first Harry Potter movie. Then I watched a George Lucas interview with Bill Moyers called "The Mythology of Star Wars" and it was ridiculously interesting. I'm now motivated to watch A New Hope, which has been sitting on my desk and clogging my Netflix efficiency. Previously, I didn't want this kind of science fiction to relate to my love of story (which is the same thing I said before I feel in love with The Lord of the Rings).
Clearly it's too late for me to do any more serious thinking, but just get excited. And clearly, I have no hope for ever being cool. I'm seeing the Hero's Journey everywhere and I have a feeling that what my posts are going to be about in the coming weeks. Just to get you as excited as I am: