Trivia: Phix-it-Phelix

First trivia post, yay! Simple one today.

A popular Greek myth is the tale of Oedipus. The part of the story that interests us today is when our hero encounters the Sphinx. This monster had the head of a woman, the body of a lion, and sometimes a pair of bird wings. She would stop travelers to Thebes and ask them a riddle, nobody had been able to guess it right and so was eaten. Oedipus solved the riddle, but that isn’t the interesting part.

Did you know that the Sphinx in this story actually has a name?

According to the Theogeny, written by Hesiod, the Sphinx that Oedipus defeats is named -drum roll- Phix!

Kind of anti-climactic isn’t it. Like, seriously, that is some Class-A laziness. I’ve heard 10 year-olds come up with more creative names for things. Echidna’s name is silly now because we named an animal after her, but there is no way Phix wasn’t silly back then.

Greek mythology, I love ya man, but you really dropped the ball here.

Phix the Sphinx, in a mythology of grandiose names, I guess someone had to draw the short straw.


Post Numbuh 2

So, time to cover some bases I didn’t get to in my first post. These are some things I need to talk about for my website building class. First, I will put a picture of myself in the About section soon. Next, what would I change about myself and/or the world? Too much darling, too much. Lastly I have learned that according to Google I do not have much of a presence on the web as a whole. That’s fine by me, like I said before I enjoy my privacy. Sorry NSA. Anyway, that’s it for this post. I will be putting up my first trivia post soon. Stay tuned and keep it Reel!

The Fun Has Arrived!

Hello everybody! This is my first post on my new website. Some people in my class are probably confused about why the website isn’t my-name dot com. Well, that’s because its actually my pen name/pseudonym. See, I’m an aspiring author but my real name isn’t very eye catching or cool sounding like J.K. Rowling or C.S. Lewis. So to fix that, and because I like my privacy, I use my pen name: L.B. Reel.

“But why use your author name on a website for blogging?” I hear you ask.

Simple, I want to blog and share my short stories on this website. Many authors nowadays have a personal blog and I want to use this class as an opportunity to get started on that before any of my books that I’m working on are published. I also want to start drawing attention to my writing through my short stories by putting them here and getting some feedback.

I promise short stories aren’t the only thing I’ll publish. I’ll still use this as a blog and once in a while put up some cool trivia I found while researching for my stories. For example, did you know that the Archangel Gabriel has a flaming horse? I’ll expand on that fact at some point.

Please feel free to comment on my posts and don’t be afraid to give honest, constructive criticism on any of my short stories. Many of these stories I haven’t had a chance to really edit with a fine tooth comb, so I welcome the help. The only way to grow as a writer is to get lots of feedback so bring it on!

Anyway, looking forward to building this website! I hope you enjoy it! (Assigned picture post will come soon, more info in About.)

P.S. Fair warning, I love puns. MWAHAHAHA!!!

P.P.S. Just for the google search and inquisitive future fan, my real name is Brian Rael Lazarow

Welcome to my blog! Stay a while and enjoy some stories and trivia.