"A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man."- Joseph Campbell, "The Hero with a Thousand Faces"
"I'm Hell's messenger. Name's Riddick."- Riddick, "The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Dark Athena"
[Searching space ships sweep lights over steam-venting fissures in the industrial wasteland. A shadowy figure parkours from one junk pile to the next. He stops in darkness. Waits a beat. His eyes gleam silver.]
RIDDICK: Mutilus IV. Seen some ugly rocks in this sector, but none as ugly as Mutilus. Fourteen billion sump mutants and scum bag bounty hunters and every one of them wants a piece of me. They say that it's the most dangerous planet in the whole 'verse.
[Riddick leaps down silently behind a bounty hunter.]
RIDDICK: Maybe they're right. I'm here.
[Riddick snaps the bounty hunter's neck and drags his body.]
Sometimes I dream that I'm sitting in the back of the defunct Weinermobile as it careens driverless down the highway. At first I thought this was symbolic of the powerlessness I feel in life, but then I realized it's actually the Weinermobile's dream of being able to drive again.
Three years ago, when we were burying my uncle, Cleaver and some gross lady dog (Solstice???) showed up at the cemetery and starting going at it really loudly. It ruined everything and we had to have a "re-do" the next day and it cost a fortune. I've hated him ever since for that.
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