Tag Archive | media

Space for Rent: White Knight


Tweet of the Day:  Beowulf~The Original Vampire Slayer? ——– When I first heard the term it really confused me. What the hell did it mean? What were they trying to say by labeling someone a, “White Knight’? The two most common definitions go something like this: A person, usually male, who intercedes in a situation […]

Space for Rent: Raise Your Hand if You Are a Hypocrite


Tweet of the Day: The Limits of Wonder and Defining Speculative Fiction ——— <Raises hand> Yes, I am. But I an explanation is in order, if for no other reason than to inject a modicum of context to the discussion. I often complained in this space, as well some others, that certain patterns in media […]

Space for Rent: Women as Victims and Villains


Tweet of the Day: Why We Need To Respond To Online Harassment ——— Video games might be the newest art form in our media landscape (barely thirty years old) but they tend to bring forth the oldest stereotypes of gender roles. I noticed a pattern that puts women in one of two categories: victims or […]

Space for Rent: It’s Just A….


Tweet of the Day: Sword & Laser Podcast – #125 – On the Wagon ——- …a movie, …a book, …a game. It’s just a …thing and that’s all there is, or so the speaker would like you to think. But why? Why must we forgo an analysis of a give piece of art? The first […]

Space for Rent: The Space Between the Creator and the Audience


Tweet of the Day: The Pinnacle of Fanservice. A Citadel DLC Review. ——- Let us, yes you and I, engage in a simple exercise. Take a pamphlet or flyer, like the ones the hand out at the mall or stick under your car windshield. Then take a book from your collection, preferably a hard bound […]

Space for Rent: Not all things digital are the same


  ——- A week or so ago I came across a blog post that made some very facile comparisons between e-book piracy and other forms of digital piracy. But like many anti-piracy advocates the argument boiled down to, “Piracy is bad, ummkay!” while completely ignoring the fact that the only thing these different forms of […]

Space for Rent: The Fiction of the White Interpreter


Tweet of the Day: Oscar loves a white savior ——- Reading the article I linked to above (the Tweet of the Day) got me thinking that a) this is a writing blog and b) that not all tropes are good. That means that I should, once in awhile, write post related to writing in general. […]

TV Tropes Mondays: Suburbia


Tweet of the Day: She Saved the World A Lot ——- The Burbs, The Suburbs, Edgetowns, Levitttowns, A car, 2.5 kids and a dog on the yard, High school dances, PTA meetings, stay at home moms, working dads, supermoms, stay at home dads, Family values, family dysfunction, the odd serial killer, pedophile or dark cult. […]

Space for Rent: Time to Set Fire to the Wagons


Tweet of the Day: What’s the Difference Between Conflict and Tension? ——– As in, it is time to stop circling the wagons and start burning the damn things. Time to stop the attacks on Anita Sarkeesian for daring to examine tropes in gaming from a feminist point of view. Or the whole fake gamer girl […]

Breaking Radio Silence


  Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 7.48: Pixar Rules for Writing a Compelling Story ——- Posting has been twitchy of late. Lots of deadlines at the end of the month: ongoing series, an entry into an SFR anthology and some major changes to the current WiP. Talking of the WiP, I’m thinking that I […]

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