Tag Archive | society

TV Tropes Monday: Sliding Scale of Free Will vs. Fate


  Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 8.24: Project in Depth-Kiss Me Twice ——- Man vs. Nature Man vs. Society Man vs. Fate These are the elements at the heart of the Sliding Scale of Free Will vs. Fate. The trope’s page gives us several points along the scale, but I’ll concentrate on the essence […]

Space for Rent: The Conversation Never Ends


    (NSFW due to language)   Done with the video? Good. Jim brings a good point about dealing with gender issues, or for that matter any socially divisive issue, especially in creative circles, be it game design, literature or media.  But it is not as simple as exchange a couple of emails and you’re […]

Space for Rent: Five Easy Ways to Lose an Argument on the Interwebs


Tweet of the Day: Writer, Educate Thyself ——- This is going to be a short post, on account that I have very little to say. Except that it seems that on my little corner of the internet I’ve seen a a rise of idiocy and feel the need to combat it. Consider this my own […]

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. […]

Lessons from the Aether: Sherlock and the Ubernmench


Tweet of the Day: My Kingdom for a Parking Lot (or Car Park) ——- For all the talk about rooting for the underdog or siding with the little guy, we read stories to experience vicariously the deeds of those better than ourselves whether they are stronger, faster, richer, more famous or any other superlative that […]

Genre as Argument: Science Fiction


Tweet of the Day:  Bidding Farewell to the Comfort Zone ——- If science fiction makes an argument, it is one centered around technology: either it will improve our lives or it will devastate us. Each sub-genres within it stakes a place along the scale of idealism versus cynicism. Born out of the combination of the […]

Space for Rent: Look but Don’t Touch


Tweet of the Day: Alisa Valdes: Anti-feminist romance not so romantic ——- Sounds simple enough, every responsible parent makes sure their children learn the difference between admiring an object and manipulating without permission. I am tempted to make a straight line analogy between this and the idea that no woman “asks” to be rape. That is, […]

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