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Wizards’ World War (S.2): Dispatch 5- From Arbroath to Dublin

Tweet of the Day: What Do You Love About Your Dialogue? ——- Season 1 –  Dispatch 1(s.2) – Dispatch 4 – Dispatch 6 ——- Scottish Parliament Building, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland,  3 January, 08:45 hrs GMT But from these countless evils we have been set free, by the help of Him Who though He afflicts yet […]

TV Tropes Monday: Courtly Love

Tweet of the Day: Cazotte: The Fantastique Writer Who Say Death ——- February is around the corner. That means lots of little hearts and cupids flying around allowing the greeting card companies to cash in on the holiday spirit for another fourteen days. All the mush and fake emotional obligations you can handle. Yuck! Who […]

Weekend Roundup: January 22-28 + HP Fic

Tweet of the Day: Faking Lesbianism in Pop Culture and Patriarchal Bargains ——- Interesting week this was. Both serials are on solid ground after something of a shaky start. I like the fact that I have a female MC in Wizards’ World War. I’m starting to like Gwen, a lot! Hope my readers feel the […]

Space for Rent: SOPA & The Problem with “Special Crimes”

Tweet of the Day: Here Kitty, Kitty ——- First off what is PIPA/SOPA all about: And it looked like the opponents succeeded. Or did they? Critics insisted that these bills were dangerous because they empowered the U.S. Government, based on mere accusations of piracy and copyright infringement, to shut down websites without any real due […]

Ambrosious the Warlord 3: A Round Table

Tweet of the Day: How to Choose Between a Big Word and a Small Word ——- Severus the Rogue – 1 – 2 – 4 ——- The doors of the hall burst open. “Father,” said Arthur. He dragged Gwenevere by the hand. Father turned, his back curved with the weight of the bear pelt draped […]

World Building Wednesday: YouTube as a Research Resource

Tweet of the Day: Odd Like Us ——– YouTube? You mean the land of anime themed videos, kittens and political hack jobs? Yes, the one and the same. For you see world building is as much about research as it is about, well, building worlds. research provides the cement that glues together the raw stirs […]

Wizards’ World War (S.2): Dispatch 4- One for the Road

Tweet of the Day: Back to the Daily ——- Season 1 – Dispatch 1 – Dispatch 3 – Dispatch 5 ——- The Rampant Unicorn Pub, Aberystwyth, Principality of Wales, 22 December, 13:09 hrs “And he gets up and says, ‘I’m alright!’” “So was he?” “Well no, he took one step and fell down, dead!” The […]

TV Tropes Monday: Must Have Caffeine

Tweet of the Day: Six Sentence Sunday – Vexx ——- Okay, after last week hyperactivity this post comes oh so very late, yet here it is. First of it was between Lampshade Hanging or this, so I went with Must Have Caffeine. To quote the first (short) paragraph of the Trope page: Ah, caffeine! Truly […]

Weekend Roundup: January 15-21

Tweet of the Day: A Must-Know Tip For Slam-Blang Finales ——- Busy and weird week this one was: experiments, serials and the SOPA/PIPA protests. Mine was a white out instead of a blackout, but I think I made my point. So what happened this week: Sun: Post on Sundays? Yes, Mr. Dursley- Experimenting with Serials […]

January 2011 Blog Chain: Winter Nightmare

Tweet of the Day: WRITING FIGHTING (SCENES): 12 THINGS WRITERS NEED TO KNOW ——- Another month, another Blog Chain. You know the drill. First the instructions: This month’s prompt: Winter Nightmare Another broad one: go wherever the prompt takes you. It can be fiction or non-fiction, the nightmare can be Cthulhu or just a struggle […]