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World Building Wednesdays: Coin of the Realm-Trade

Tweet of the Day: When Your Backstory Becomes Your Story ——- The Trader. The Middleman. The Banker. The Ship’s Captain. The Railway Tycoon. The engine of commerce. Welcome to the realm of trade, the engine of commerce. The trader, whatever his title maybe is the person that brings goods to market, sets up the market […]

Wizards’ World War (S.2): Dispatch 9- Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Tweet of the Day: A Girl Who Reads… ——- Season 1 – Dispatch 1 (s.2) – Dispatch 8 – Dispatch 10 ——- Entre la espada y la pared. ——- I dodged left then right. The gargantuan troll, a construct of Earth and hate, pounded the ground with rocky fists. Excalibur scored hits but the thing […]

TV Tropes Monday: Wounded Gazelle Gambit

Twee of the Day: Addendum: Alberto Manguel and Immigrant Identity ——— Since February is swiftly (and mercifully) coming to an end, it is time to transition from romance tropes to something else. Enter the Wounded Gazelle Gambit. In essence this trope occurs when one party pretends to be the victim in order to solicit sympathy […]

NaStyRoMo 2012: Under the Stars

Tweet of the Day: Things That Go Bump ——– Previous  Stories: NaStyRoMo 2012: The Wolf and the Songbird – A long way back And the finale: Wants and Needs ——– A thin band of stars stretched across the sky. Thick blankets and Jason’s warmth kept the Autumn cold away. Too bad the twinkling stars could […]

Weekend Roundup: February 19-25

Tweet of the Day: Indie Author’s Barriers ——– Something strange happened on Sunday. I wrote another NaStyRoMo story? Seems like I’m not done with Jason and Jennifer. I’m committing to a new serial (sorry Carol), I already have two serials on the blog, adding a third seems like a juggling act I may not be […]

Space for Rent: I Failed the Bechdel Test

Tweet of the Day: The Runic Superpowers of Odin: Part II ——– And I don’t care. Or at least I shouldn’t. After all as explained by this video from Feminist Frequency: And the helpful folks who commented on this blog post, it is about the system and not the individual movie or book. And yet…. […]

Ambrosius the Warlord 7: Ill Omen

Tweet of the Day: How to Tell if Your Story Begins Too Soon ——- Severus the Rogue – 1 – 6 – 8 ——- The green skins walked into the hall.  A head taller than Kay, my cousin and the tallest man there. Wide of shoulder and with muscles sculpted by a lifetime of war. […]

Wizards’ World War (S.2) Dispatch 8: Defense of the Realm

Tweet of the Day: Expats in China: Second Chances ——- Seasons 1– Dispatch 1 (s.2) – Dispatch 7 – Dispatch 9 ——- BBC News Crew, Aboard HMS Ocean, 27 k.m. East of Holyhead Island, 4 March, 09:15 hrs GMT The camera showed men and women working on various helicopters. The anchorman steadied himself in the […]

TV Tropes Monday: All Love is Unrequited

Tweet of the Day: Alexios & Elysia #4 ——— Calendar check…yeah, still February. For the shortest month of the year this one has crawled across my consciousness at too slow a pace.  Of course that means that there is still room for another love related trope. Time to dash those little hearts with one ugly […]

NaStyRoMo 2012: A long way back.

Tweet of the Day: Epistolary Writing ——– The Wolf and the Songbird It seems I’m not done yet with the little village of Bleddynglen or the tale of a girl that finds a wolf in the woods. Interesting. The story continues in: Under the Stars ——– “Dammit Jason, you’re heavy,” I said while dragging his […]