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Weekedn Roundup: November 24-30


Tweet of the Day: False Equivalency: Selfies and Diversity in SFF ——– <Looks at the calendar> Oh, boy! The year, the year she is gone already! I expect it will start to snow soon on my blog (it’s a WordPress thing). That might also explain my sudden impulse to write short stories.  Long time readers […]

Space for Rent: The White Savior in Video Games


Tweet of the Day: In Humility and Privilege ——– Yes, I just noticed this trend. What trend am I talking about? The White Savior trend in video games where in a white male hero swoops in  and saves the day. Now, the easy and lazy explanation for this phenomenon is that most game designers are […]

Mass Effect AEC/ANN Entertaiment News: Champions of the Terminus


Tweet of the Day: Holy War in The Song of Roland: The ‘Mythification’ of History ——— From: Alliance News Entertainment Desk October 3, 2196 “Champions of the Terminus” by Joan Calder MILGROM, BEKENSTIEN – Star Wolf Productions announced a new mid-season replacement for their Spring/Autumn (see extranet Link- Earth Global Calendar) lineup, “Champions of the […]

TV Tropes Monday: Warrior Prince


Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 8.47: Roguishness with Scott Lynch ——- The Warrior Prince is someone of royal blood (or its in-universe equivalent) who earns or maintains his privilege by taking to the field of battle. He proves his worth by commanding troops in combat and being at least within weapons range of the […]

Wolf’s Night


Tweet of the Day: Did people in the Middle Ages take baths? ——– Winter of the Year of Our Lord 876, Somerset Levels, Somerset, Kingdom of Wessex Olaf eyes watched the impenetrable darkness. The cold air that blew from the sea across the marshes whipped his blond hair. The rest of the war band sat […]

Weekend Roundup: November 17-23 + Bonus Content


Tweet of the Day: The Archeology of a Dress ——- Life, life gets in the way. That and a persistent cough. So, another painfully short week of posting, but post I did and thus I must dutifully give you links to said post in case you missed anything: Sun: Sunday Treat- Age of the Vikings […]

TV Tropes Monday: Full-Circle Revolution


Tweet of the Day: Romance and Fantasy ——– It is easier to destroy a thing than to build it. So it is with this trope. Often revolutions, specially in modern times, have lofty ideals but actually change nothing. One thing is to take down a government, specially a weak or unpopular one, but what comes […]