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Space for Rent: Shibboleth

Tweet of the Day: The Radish Reviews ——- . shibboleth shib·bo·leth [shib-uh-lith, ‐leth] Show IPA noun 1. a peculiarity of pronunciation, behavior, mode of dress, etc., that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons. 2. a slogan; catchword. 3. a common saying or belief with little current meaning or truth. Origin: < Hebrew shibbōleth  literally, freshet, […]

TV Tropes Monday: Adventure-Friendly World

Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 9.4: Artificial Intelligence with Nancy Fulda ——- A vigilante can’t operate in a world with effective law enforcement. He would probably end up sharing a cell with the very crooks he is trying to stop. A superhero would be pretty useless without supervillains to oppose him. A fantasy world […]

D&D Turns 40: Four Decades of Adventure!

Tweet of the Day: The Cobbled Wall: a eulogy for a ghost house. ——- Tolkien might have codified the modern fantasy genre: the elves, dwarfs and humans battling against orcs with the help of mighty wizards and magical swords. But it was in 1974 that little game released by Tactical Studies Rules out of Lake […]

Weekend Rounup: January 19-25

Tweet of the Day: Mountains in Fantasy ——- As we round the last corner on January, we can’t deny that we are, in fact, in 2014. 2013 is a memory, a jumble mass of laugh and tears. And strangely enough, I found myself going back to an old passion of mine: PC Gaming. I spent […]

Space for Rent: White Knight

Tweet of the Day:  Beowulf~The Original Vampire Slayer? ——– When I first heard the term it really confused me. What the hell did it mean? What were they trying to say by labeling someone a, “White Knight’? The two most common definitions go something like this: A person, usually male, who intercedes in a situation […]

Wizard’s World War (s.3)-Dispatch 21: Cartagena

Tweet of the Day: Death and Toilets: The Only Certainties ——– Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 20 – Dispatch 22 ——– El Arsenal de Cartagena,  Ciudad de  Cartagena, Municipio de Cartagena, Comunidad Autonoma de la Región de Mercia, Reino de España,  25 August, 02:56 hrs GMT +2 Private Alfonso Malavé […]

TV Tropes Monday: Planet Terra

Tweet of the Day:  On Writing- Point of View ——- Planets in science fiction get fanciful names ripped from lore and legend. But what about our own little blue marble floating in space? Well, it has a name, of course, but it seems rather…plain. Not to mention rather inaccurate to boot with all that seawater […]

Weekend Roundup January 12-18

  Tweet of the Day: An Unexpected Pleasure ——- Not the best of weeks by far. It started well enough but I had…an episode mid-week and everything slowed down to a crawl. I feel a bit better now but…well lets just say that the emotions linger, as they always do. I still managed some blogging, […]

Space for Rent: Mother of the Country

Tweet of the Day:  Does Snow White Really Need a Prince? ——- A while back, in this very space, I talked about how modern society ascribes “weakness” to “femininity” and “strength” to “masculinity.” Regardless of how you define the later whatever is considered feminine is by definition weak and whatever is considered masculine is considered […]

One of Those Days…

  A Gray Day… A Joyless Day… An Episode Day… Just One of Many Days… Yes, it is One of Those Days….