Tag Archive | magic

TV Tropes Monday: More Than Mind Control


    Tweet of the Day: Should A Dog Have Possessions? ——- Mind control powers seem pretty neat, don’t day. With a simple thought or gesture you have your enemies dancing at the end of the proverbial strings. It is also a game breaker. If controlling someone else as simple as uttering a few thoughts […]

Wizard’s World War (s.3)- Dispatch 22: Waiting


Tweet of the Day:  Writing Excuses 9.6: The Experience of Time ——– ——– Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 21 – Dispatch 23 ——— Chequers Court, Buckighamshire, England, Union of British States, 29 August, 08:56 hrs, GMT +1 John Knyvett satin  what had once been his favorite chair when he was […]

Wizards’ World War (s.3)-Dispatch 19c: The Big Picture


Tweet of the Day: The Phantom Tourists: A New York Story ——— ——— Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 19b – Dispatch 19d ——— Canadian Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front Street West, Ontario, Canada,  28 July, 16:40 hrs GMT -4 The last commercial faded to black. The camera paned over the studio […]

Wizard’s World War (s.3) Dispatch 16: Fog of War


Tweet of the Day: Female Warriors in Fantasy ——– Season 1& 2 –  Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 15 –  Dispatch 17 ——– ——– Pruvincia do Sarausa, Regione Siciliana, Repubblica italiana, 14 July, 02:00 hrs +2 GMT A fog rolled in through the narrow streets of Syracuse. A mind fog. A fog of war. A […]

Wizards’ World War (s.3) Dispatch 13: Homefront


Tweet of the Day: How to Use Stream of Consciousness ——– Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere –  Dispatch 12 – 14 ——- Caldicot, Sir Fynwyn, Domain of  Wales, 9 May, 00:08 hrs GMT Eight minutes after midnight. Tomorrow was already here. Tomorrow meant pomp, pageantry and the hope of entire nations. Tomorrow […]

Wizards’ World War (s.3) Dispatch 12: Hat in Hand


Tweet of the Day: Strings of Retaliation – 16a – Lamb ——- ——- Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 11 –  Dispatch 13 ——- Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Arbatskaya Square, Moscow, 8 May, 9:01hrs +4 GMT The former Director of the DSGE, now Director of Military Affairs entered […]

Genre as Argument: Dark Fantasy


Tweet of the Day: Sword and Laser Anthology ——- This sub-genre of fantasy puts the dark back into the dark ages. It is an counter argument to the idea of an Arcadian past. The worlds portrayed in dark fantasy are dirty, messy, violent and by our standards immoral. All the familiar elements are there, but […]

A Look Back at Season 2 of Wizards’ World War


Tweet of the Day: Planet-hoping might not be so silly ——– January 3, 2012 The kickoff point for Season 2. Only seven months ago, give a week or two and yet it feels like I have been doing this for ages. A fairly good set of ages I may add. What started as a sort […]

World Building Wednesday: The Outer Limits of Power


Tweet of the Day: Information Density and Selecting Planks for Story Scaffolding ——– At some point in the creation of your speculative fiction universe you have to decide what are the outer limits of the powers, abilities or magic that make or are used in the universe. Some common limits are (following last week talk […]

Wizards’ World War (s.2) Dispatch 18: My Brother’s Keeper


Tweet of the Day: Strings of Retaliation – 8a – Show ——- Season 1 – Dispatch (s.2) 1 – Dispatch 17 – Dispatch 19 ——- Brick Factory Yard, Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan, UK, 1 August 22:28 hrs GMT I stood at the edge of the cone of b bright light projected by one of the many floodlights […]

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