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TV Tropes Monday: Deal with the Devil

Tweet of the Day: The Duck Sanctuary at no. 17 ——- This trope is  as old as…the Devil himself. The deal can be with a demon, godling, wizard, or Da’ Devil himself.  A imple trade, your soul for whatever your heart desires, just sign on the dotted line, don’t mind the blood. This is a […]

Weekend Roundup: April 21-27

  Tweet of the Day: The Littlest PA: A Story of a Middle Child ——- Good news everybody! Ahem, I am now the newest contributor to ( link to first article here ) a game fan sight made by fans and game designers alike. I sent a couple of game related re-prints to them […]

Space for Rent: Noise

The Information Age. We are neck deep in it, but…are we getting any information? Data? Enough data points to create a set on which to base any decisions? We hear, read and see a lot of things, on social media, TV and the radio (for those still listening) but do we get anything out of […]

Mass Effect/AEC Chaper 11:Memories

Tweet of the Day: The Care and Feeding of Chapter Breaks ——- ——- Thompson-Ramos Private Residence, Sagan Bay, Bekenstein, Boltzmann, Serpent Nebula, April 23, 2196 The hammock swayed on the gentle night breeze that blew from Sagan’s Bay. It was a rare break from work; planning attack/defense scenarios, intelligence gathering, resource allocation. I put down […]

TV Tropes Monday: Defector from Decadence

Tweet of the Day: Strings of Retaliation – 18b – Bullet ——- The Defector from Decadence is a character who abandons the dark side not because he has suddenly turned good but because the values of his former compatriots don’t match his own. A writer can use this trope to add both narrative and character […]

Weekend Roundup: April 14-20

Tweet of the Day: Cities in Science Fiction ——- A week of lost things, broken things. I lost a few things this week but found them latter after some hair pulling and much shouting. Of course it doesn’t compare to what the people of Boston lost. Or what little sanity the media (and some pundits) […]

Space for Rent: It’s Just A….

Tweet of the Day: Sword & Laser Podcast – #125 – On the Wagon ——- …a movie, …a book, …a game. It’s just a …thing and that’s all there is, or so the speaker would like you to think. But why? Why must we forgo an analysis of a give piece of art? The first […]

Lessons from the Aether: Sanderson and Worldbuilding a Plot

  Tweet of the Day:  Forging a Universe: Worldbuilding Physics ——- Brandon Sanderson is a master of weaving deep, well thought out worldbuilding into intricate fantasy plots.  While other writers struggle with the question of how much background information to put in their stories, Sanderson makes figuring out how the world works part of the […]

Wizards’ World War (s.3) Dispatch 13: Homefront

Tweet of the Day: How to Use Stream of Consciousness ——– Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere –  Dispatch 12 – 14 ——- Caldicot, Sir Fynwyn, Domain of  Wales, 9 May, 00:08 hrs GMT Eight minutes after midnight. Tomorrow was already here. Tomorrow meant pomp, pageantry and the hope of entire nations. Tomorrow […]

TV Tropes Monday: Hotter and Sexier

Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 8.15:  Narrative Rhythm ——- Want to show that your work is for grown ups, move it Premium Cable and show more tits and ass. Welcome to Hotter and Sexier-land with more serving of T&A per minute than anywhere else. Not a bad thing, unless you equate maturity with sex. […]