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Lessons from the Aether: Sandbox Games and Populating Your Worlds

Tweet of the Day: Gettin’ Nerdy With It: RPGs ——– The lowly spear carrier. It is a staple of story telling from time immemorial. Somebody must deliver the news that the king is dead or simply stand around while the heroes do the hero thing. In movies  they are the extras in crowd scenes which […]

Filler Post: Calls for Anthologies

Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 8.4: Side-Characters Arcs ——- I apologise for the lack of story today, working on something right now that is taking up quite a bit of my brain’s processing power. Will return to regular posting soon. In the mean time take a look at this: The journey continues… World Weaver […]

TV Tropes Monday: Can’t Have Sex, Ever

Tweet of the Day: God All Up In My Sex ——- This trope is brought to you by the letters U-S-T. Something prevents a couple from doing the deed, either something fatal to one of them, both or the world. A great way to keep the lovers apart until the climax of the story… Wait, […]

Act of Remembreance

  Let us Remember in this cold January day, those Forgotten, Departed, Ignored. Let us Confront the Demons within, Slay Ignorance, And Shine a Light for Thee. Let Us Remember The Abuse, The Murdered, The Enslaved. Let Us stand against Villainy from without, And from Within. ——-

Weekend Roundup: January 20-26

Tweet of the Day: Circle of Joy ——- My apologies for the light blogging this week, I’m knee deep in another project right now for which the deadline is looming over me like a sword of Damocles.  I did manage to post a few things to keep the lights on, so to speak: Mon: TV […]

Mass Effect/After Earth Chronicles: ANN Finance News and Stock Report

Tweet of the Day: Before the First Word: Know Your World’s History —— Nothing to rant about today so instead we bring you another Mass Effect fic for your enjoyment. —— —— From the Alliance News Network Finance Desk March 15, 2196 A Wild Day on the Galactic Market by Arlina Andriametti ANN NEWS CENTER, […]

Genre as Argument: Fantasy

Tweet of the Day: Dreaming of Souvlaki ——- If science fiction looks toward a technological utopia then fantasy appeals to an agrarian golden age. Fantasy as an identified genre is relatively new, newer than sci-fi, but as storytelling theme it has been around since the beginning of time. This theme can be divided into four […]

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. […]


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Weekend Roundup: January 13-19

Tweet of the Day: 7 WAYS TO ADD GREAT SUBPLOTS TO YOUR NOVEL ——- No post on Sunday! But I did manage to post every day of the week since. I feel particularly good about Wizards’ World War, I was a bit stuck there for awhile, going down the wrong direction, but I think I […]