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Wizards’ World War (s.3) Dispatch 19b: The Big Picture


Tweet of the Day: The Convergence of Utopia and Science Fiction ——— ——— Seasons 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 19a – Dispatch 19c ——— Canadian Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front Street West, Ontario, Canada,  28 July, 16:17 hrs GMT -4 The camera fades from commercial back to the studio and does a […]

Wizards’ World War (s.3) Dispatch 19a: The Big Picture


Tweet of the Day: It’s the little gods ——— Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 18 – Dispatch 19b ——— ——— Canadian Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front Street West, Ontario, Canada,  28 July, 16:01 hrs GMT -4 Camera pans over a dimly lit TV  applauding studio audience an unto the stage with […]

TV Tropes Monday: Villain with Good Publicity


Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 8.30: Writing Reluctant Characters ——– Some villains are not the cackling madmen with hordes of mental hospital orderlies waiting in the wings to jam them into a straight jacket and toss them into the nearest asylum. Nor are they the type to slaughter innocents, kidnap damsels and kick puppies […]

Weekend Roundup: July 21-27


Tweet of the Day: Roman Shadows: The Silchester Connection ——– Another short week of posting. I could blame the heat, but I also have to blame my Xbox, or at least the game I’m playing right now, Deus Ex: Human Revolution.  It’s cyberpunk done right and I love me some cyberpunk so..yeah. I found it […]

Wizards’ World War (s.3) Dispatch 18: Song of Ages


Tweet of the Day: Ten easy ways to confuse The Spirit Of Place ——- ——- Seasons 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 17 – Dispatch 19a ——- Island of Aeaea, Ionian Sea, 27 July, 06:22 hrs +3 GMT Circe watched from the island’s highest hilltop over a vast fog bank that merged […]

Lessons from the Aether: Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Writing Mystery


Tweet of the Day: The Nanny State Gone Wild in the UK ——- Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a prequel to the game Deus Ex, a cyberpunk first person shooter released in the year 2000. Like its predecessor, it deals with a vast conspiracy to control humanity’s future, in this case, the central question is […]

TV Tropes Monday: The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized


Tweet of the Day: Finished ——- Few revolutions are gentle or bloodless. Overthrowing the existing order is usually a bloody process that leaves many a scar. The simple act of resistance to the powers that be either invites or requires violence which in turn tarnishes the very ideals of the revolution. Add to this conflicting […]