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Weekend Roundup: June 24-30

Tweet of the Day: History, Worldbuilding, and Bricolage ——– Another week of posts? How time flies when you’re having fun. It has been an interesting (and hot, oh bloody hell was it hot) week. Kicked off with me diving into a new sub-genre (Science Fiction Romance) and ended with some high level thinking about feminist […]

Space for Rent: Cultural Lens-Feminist Analysis

Tweeter of the Day: MIND MELD: Has Space Opera Lost Its Luster? ——— We start the Cultural Lens series with Feminist Literary Criticism. No surprise for those who have watched this space for some time. Now for some caveats: This is not a University level discussion, just a general approach to the subject. In-depth discussion […]

Mass Effect 3: The End of an Era

Tweet of the Day: Brave: A Rave, Plus A Question and a Picture ——- So this is the end of Mass Effect. Not just of the last game, but of the trilogy as a whole. Right now, I am of two minds. I am not wholly satisfied with the so called Extended Cut but at […]

World Buidling Wednesdays: The Event

Tweet of the Day: A Quick Ode Against “That” ——– First off, The Event is not the Inciting Event, the former sets up the world/universe in which the story resides, the later starts the story proper. They might be the same, but not always so. The Event in speculative fiction range from World War III […]

Wizards’ World War (s.2) Dispatch 23: Snowdonia….

Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 7.26: Q&A at UVU part 2 ——- Season 1 – Dispatch (s.2) 1 – Dispatch 22 – Dispatch 24 ——- Over the Principality of Wales, 9 August, 21:24 hrs GMT My stomach flipped every time the helicopter dipped over a hill. The men around me sat quietly in the […]

TV Tropes Monday: Raygun Gothic

Tweet of the Day: 10 Myths About Introverts ——- Rocketships, flying saucers, Mars Needs Women and heroic two-fisted action, that’s Raygun Gothic in a few nutshells. This is the progressive, generally positive future envisioned in Saturday morning serials, 1950’s sci-fi cinema and the like. Although the actual content could be all over the place, it […]

This Just In: I’m a SFR Writer!

Tweet of the Day: The SFR Brigade Midsummer Blog Hop! ——- “Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you’re lucky.” —Alan Moore Novel talk time. As some of you might know,  my latest project (non blog related) is sci-fi. […]

Weekend Roundup: June 17-23

Tweet of the Day: Tear for the Soulless ——- This has been a week fill with social commentary, mostly a reaction to some shenanigans on the interwebs that set off my anti-troll/bully alarm. The rest as they say is history. Time to share some of it: Sun: A Sunday post? And on Father’s Day no […]

Space for Rent: Writing and the Cultural Lens

Tweet of the Day: The Importance of Reaching Beyond Female Stereotypes ——- As I write this post, I come to realize that this little Friday spot has become synonymous with commentary, media criticism and general social awareness that is, at best, tangential to the whole “writer’s blog/book blog” theme. And I’m okay with that. Hence […]

World Building Wednesdays: Aesthetics

Tweet of the Day: Surprise! Plausibility and Its Relationship to Tension and Plot Twists ——- aes·thet·ic noun \es-ˈthe-tik, is-, British usually ēs-\  1 plural but sing or plural in constr : a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste and with the creation and appreciation of beauty 2 : a […]