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Sunday Treat: Who Were the Vikings?

Tweet of the Day: Why do you need to know that? ——- Part 1 of another excellent BBC documentary. Too bad that some of the comments in the youtube page are so ignorant and racist, but it seems that the lure of the Viking attracts many:

Weekend Roundup: March 24th-30th

Tweet of the Day: Live from the Tube ——- Who has two thumbs and it is a lazy blogger? This guy! Yep, I neglected this blog for most of the week. I guess it comes with the territory. For some reason Easter (the week) doesn’t sit well with me. Never has. Must be because I […]

Lazy Post on Good Friday

  Tweet of the Day: Happy Post ———   Because I’m lazy, or working on something else, or whatever you are willing to believe. So, instead I give you something vaguely writing related. Enjoy!  

Wizards’ World War (s.3) Dispatch 12: Hat in Hand

Tweet of the Day: Strings of Retaliation – 16a – Lamb ——- ——- Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 11 –  Dispatch 13 ——- Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Arbatskaya Square, Moscow, 8 May, 9:01hrs +4 GMT The former Director of the DSGE, now Director of Military Affairs entered […]

TV Tropes Monday: Ship-to-Ship Combat

Tweet of the Day: Start in the Action- The Trouble with In Media Res ——- People get really attached to fictional characters.  They really, really do. To the point that they start imagining or wishing certain characters hooked up with some other characters. But fans being fans and the internet being what it is, you […]

March 2013 Blog Chain: The Leprechaun’s Confession

Tweet of the Day: The Tale of the Bungling Chameleon ——- Almost but not quite done with this month, we still have a Blog Chain to post: This month’s prompt: What the Leprechaun Said Yep, it’s March. The theme is one of general St. Patrick-ness, so don’t worry if you’re not comfortable with writing fantasy […]

Weekend Roundup: March 17-23

  Tweet of the Day: How to Figure Out the Worst Thing That Can Happen to Your Character ——- Oh dear god, I’m playing another MMORPG, this time around it is the beta for Neverwinter (based on D&D 4E).  Thank god it is only a weekend thing, but still, think of the words, the poor, […]

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 […]

Genre as Argument: Cyberpunk

Tweet of the Day: Crossroads: World-building  in Westerns and Speculative Fiction ——- Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…. If there is a central argument in cyberpunk, this is it. On the surface cyberpunk is the perfect counter argument for the techno-utopia of classic science fiction. Instead of being centuries in the future it […]

Mass Effect/AEC Chapter 9: Guests

Tweet of the Day: A Modern Witches Trial ——— ——— Security Level, SSV Daedalus, Camala, Indris System, Kite’s Nest Nebula, April 17, 2196 “The Old Gods wait in Hidden Spaces! We will usher their glorious return and they will uplift us to Eternity!” cried the lunatic formerly known as Altiari Had’ dah. I shut the […]