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Lessons from the Aether: A Clueless Wizard Keeps the Mystery Alive Until the End

Tweet of the Day: Gestation 1.01 ——— Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only Wizard Detective, says so right there on the phone book, is the protagonist of The Dresden Files, a long running Urban Fantasy series staring the above mentioned detective. The mix of occult elements and detective noir with a snarky edge gives this book series […]

TV Tropes Monday: All Hail The Great God Mickey

Tweet of the Day: Slightly Dark Hero on Aisle One! ——— The world has gone to hell in a hand basket, but man kind, in some form, survives. Sadly, none in is around to carry out the knowledge of the Old World, except for a few fragmented memories or mementos. Thus when it comes to […]

Ambrosious the Warlord 12: Blinding Rage, Eternal Sorrow

    Tweet of the Day: Damaged and Weak Characters ——— Severus the Rogue – 1 – 11 – 13 ——— Guinevere beamed with delight, “Sister,” she said as we embraced. “I take it is official then,” I said. “Yes, yes it is. We are family now, Morgan, not that we were not before, but […]

Weekend Roundup: August 18-24

Tweet of the Day: Queen Bess and the Pirate Village ——— Another week worth of stories.  I’m trying to catch up on my Wizards’ World War storyline before wrapping up Season 3. Finding a way to do that has been a bit of a problem but one that should have a ready made solution the […]

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

Tweet of the Day: Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury ——— ——— Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 19c– Dispatch 20 ——— Canadian Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front Street West, Ontario, Canada,  28 July, 16:51 hrs GMT -4 The camera faded from commercial back to the studio. Again, it frame McAdam face against the […]

Lessons from the Aether: Tumblr and the Fan/Character Trap

Tweet of the Day: A World Without Science Fiction ——— Social media allows fans to congregate, share their passion and clamor for more of the stuff they like. Tumblr is such a place, but due to the nature of the social media site, most expression from different fandoms are reduce to pithy paragraphs and gifs […]

Mass Effect/AEC Chapter 2 (c.2): Absence

Tweet of the Day: Vampiric Pirates ——— Boquerón, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, Caribbean League, Earth, Sol System, Local Group, September 5, 2196 The moment the front door swung open a little blue ball of asari happiness raced down the hallway, “Tio, bendición!” I kissed my little cousin Naera on the cheek, “Dios te bendiga, chiquita. […]

TV Tropes Monday: Action Girl

  Tweet of the Day: Review: Glamour in Glass ——— The Action Girl doesn’t leave the rough stuff to the guys. She can fight, jump, run, shoot and win like the rest of them. She often beats the best of them. Often, but not always, the protagonist, she still a rare breed among them.  She […]

Weekend Roundup: August 11-17

  Tweet of the Day: SFWA Sends a Message of Professionalism ——— Another short week, but an interesting one, the kind where real life sort of gets in the way. But I would direct your attention to the Tweet of the Day if for no reason that it shows a case where responsible adults act […]

Mass Effect/AEC Chapter 1 (c.2): Accounting

Mass Effect/AEC Chapter 1 (c.2): Accounting

Tweet of the Day: Strings of Retaliation – 24a – Spin ——— Alliance Military Liaison Office, Arcturus Station, Arcturus, Arcturus Stream, September 5, 2196 Admiral Ramon Martinez read aloud from my report to the Intelligence Sub-Committee. The thin fuzz on his upper lip quivered with every syllable. “The total cost of the Imri operation comes […]