Archive | February 2014

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TV Tropes: Deadly Decadent Court

Tweet of the Day: Ancient Roman Pin-Up Boys ——– Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely…. Welcome to a world of snide remarks, not so innocent innuendo, sharp daggers (real or imagined), food tasters and cyanide. This is the Deadly Decadent Court, where appearances matter and the only truth is power, for however long you […]

Weekend Roundup: February 16-22

Tweet of the Day: Dragons, Wyverns and Lucifer in General ——- It has been…well a rather boring week. Yes, that explains the lack of posts, I think. Slow last week (checks calendar) second to last week of February. A godsend considering that Caracas and Kiev are burning at the moment and England is doing a […]

Space for Rent: The Nature of Fandom

Tweet of the Day: Fallout ——– Fans, fandom, yes that old troublesome thing that hangs over every creative sort. They are the measure of success. But success comes at a price. The artist claims his creations as his own. The fan does the same. The reality floats somewhere in the between. We are elated when […]

Mass Effect/AEC: Asari Military Doctrine

Tweet of the Day: Our family: 1; Carbon emission: 0 ——– Excerpt from Modern Galactic War by Paul Malthus, 3rd Edition , Made available for Extranet Scholastic Use by  The Institute of War and Diplomacy, Vancouver Metroplex, North American Union, Earth, 2190 (1st Edition published by Banabar Books in 2184). Asari Ground Forces The Asari […]

TV Tropes Monday: Gameplay and Story Segregation

Tweet of the Day:  Vampire Viziers of Medieval Europe ——- This trope is brought to you by me. What I mean to say is that I have been thinking about this particular trope for a very long time. The idea that this exists at all in this current generation of games baffles the mind. More […]

Weekend Roundup: February 9-15

Tweet of the Day: Ten Things About Petitions and Freedom of Speech ——- A belated Happy Valentine’s Day for those who follow such things. You may have noticed a bit of eclectic posting this past couple of weeks. Like I said, I am trying a new formula where in I focus on one theme or […]

Wizards’ World War (s.3)-Dispatch 23: Passions

Tweet of the Day: Love in the Margins: Talking About Feminism Issue in Mainstream Romance Novels ——- Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 22 –  Dispatch 24 ——- ——- Montmartre, XVIIIe arrondissement, Paris, République française, 3 September, 07:22 hrs + 2 GMT Max sat at the little, rickety table in the […]

Wizard’s World War (s.3)- Dispatch 22: Waiting

Tweet of the Day:  Writing Excuses 9.6: The Experience of Time ——– ——– Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 21 – Dispatch 23 ——— Chequers Court, Buckighamshire, England, Union of British States, 29 August, 08:56 hrs, GMT +1 John Knyvett satin  what had once been his favorite chair when he was […]

TV Tropes Monday: Chekhov’s Volcano

  Tweet of the Day: Memories in the Library ——– Put a volcano in fiction and it will explode. Hence the name: Chekhov’s Volcano. Of course, most of these explosions are massive yet oddly slow. That makes them threatening without being instant killers. Real volcanic eruptions run the gamut from sluggish lava flows to explosions […]

Jumping to Conclusions

Tweet of the Day: “Ambassador” ——– About a week ago certain sectors of the internet exploded with the news that J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series (among other books) “regretted” pairing Hermione Granger with Ron Weasley. It smelled fishy to me. Very fishy. While everyone else ran around saying either, “Oh noes!” or […]