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Space for Rent: Popping the Industry Bubble

Tweet of the Day: The Great Gamer Migration of 2016 ——– In recent days I’ve noticed a division regarding the announcement of the Xbox One. On one side you have the industry insiders, those whose profit margins depend on staying on the good graces of the big players of the industry blithely dismissing consumer concerns […]

TV Tropes: Mass Effect/AEC L-P

Tweet of the Day: An Irish Ditty ——– We now move on to the next part of the tropes seen and used in After Earth Chronicles. As always, this page contains spoilers for the Mass Effect series as well as the story linked above. Go ahead and read the story if you don’t want to […]

Lessons from the Aether: Tropes vs. Instances and Aggregates

Tweet of the Day: Tropes vs. Women in Video Games Reveals an Ugly Truth ——– I’ve discussed Anita Sarkeesian’s work before, usually on my Space for Rent posts, but after seeing both the latest video in her series and reading the article  linked to above (see Tweet of the Day), I think we can extract […]

TV Tropes: Mass Effect/After Earth Chronicles E-K

Tweet of the Day: Gamers make it clear to Sony they want a DRM-free PS4 ——- The “troping” continues! As always, remember that this list contains spoilers so if anything here piques your interest but you don’t want to be spoiled feel free to check out the stories here and drop a comment below. But […]

TV Tropes Monday: Combat Pragmatist

Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 8.21: What the Avengers Did Right ——– The Combat Pragmatist knows there is not place for second place, when second place is death. He will shoot the man welding a gun, push somebody under a truck or kick them in the nuts. He fights dirty because he doesn’t believe […]

TV Tropes: Mass Effect/After Earth Chronicles A-D

Tweet of the Day: Objectification and…Men? (Jimquisition) ——- I haven’t troped a story of mine in a long time and wanted to try my hand at it again. This page will contain spoilers on the Mass Effect series as well as my stories based on that universe. Feel free to catch up with the first […]

Weekend Roundup: May 19-25

Tweet of the Day: 3 Ways to Add Repetition That Pleases Readers ——- Here we go again. Not a good day. Lousy internet connection all week, off this morning, then I loose my bank card. Grrr…. Yeah, just one of those days, eh! But I’m still here, in one piece so lets see what last […]

Space for Rent: Selling digital products means knowing when to give up the ghost

Tweet of the Day: About my fiction: the weird and wonderful world of Hedron ——- Possession might be nine tenths of the law, but it is not ten out of ten.   Every first year law students are taught that ownership is like having a bundle of sticks with each stick representing a set of rights […]

Wizards’ World War (s.3) Dispatch 15: Homefront (3)

Seasons 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 14 – Dispatch 16 ——- ——- Salon doré, Palais de l’Élysée, Paris, France, 12 July, 18:43 hrs +1 GMT The President stood in front of the wall sized map. The front lines ran from the Swiss border to the east in a great arc all […]

Mid-Week Update

Tweet of the Day: BLUE MAGIC ——– Another apology post of sorts. I’m still very busy with other projects, including my take on the Xbox One reveal and the coming Techno-Apocalypse (should be posted on Nerd Trek tonight or early tomorrow morning). I did manage to post the last part of my Mass Effect fan […]