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Weekend Roundup: May 25-31

  Tweet of the Day: Fear and Aspiration: on Gun Desire ——- Talk about an eventful week, and not all in a good way. Still I managed to bring back some of the blog oldies like Lessons from the Aether and Wizards’ World War.  I call that a win. And of course, summer is in […]

Space for Rent: Rafa’s Escort Service

  Last week massacre in California made me think of my college days. Back then I managed to, in spite of my extreme social awkwardness and ineptitude, to have a large circle of friends and acquaintances.  Many of them were women. We would gather in the Student Union building for breakfast or lunch, tell stories, […]

Wizard’s World War (s.3)-Dispatch 25: Slaughterhouse

    Tweet of the Day: Perseus and the Garden Shed ——- Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 24 – Dispatch 26 ——- Paris, République française, 6 October, 07:42 hrs + 2 GMT Max wondered down the ruin chocked streets.  Behind the movie back lot facades of the buildings, heaps of […]

Lessons from the Aether: Saint’s Row and Getting Off the Beaten Path

Tweet of the Day: Photography: view from the bridge ——— I’ve talked about the perils of maintaining a long running series on this blog. One of the reasons why longrunners become stale is the fear of changing their basic formula. To do so risks losing vital parts of the audience. Therefor the writers must do […]

TV Tropes Monday: Coolest Club Ever

    Tweet of the Day: Cognitive Dissonance ——- Almost every action or crime movie has a scene in a club: the music is pumping, the beautiful people are dancing, the drinks flow, and the lights are blinding. The hero is there, either in their coolest duds or in clashing street clothes. How he got […]

Weeekend Roundup: May 18-24 + Mass Effect/Liberation: News

  Tweet of the Day: Twentieth Century Futurism Looks Really Bizarre Now ——- Another short week of posting. In order to compensate for the egregious lack of posts, I added a little something at the end of this one. I hope you like it. Mon: TV Tropes – “Well Done, Son,” Guy Fri: Space for […]

Space for Rent: What About the Men?

  Tweet of the Day: How To Tell Who Hasn’t Read The New ‘Atlantic’ Cover Story ——– What about the Men? That is something that almost always pops up in any discussion about gender inequality, be it unequal pay, sexual abuse of women or a host of other issues. Someone, usually a man, will say/write, […]

TV Tropes Monday: “Well Done, Son” Guy

    Tweet of the Day: On ‘The John Green Effect,’ Contemporary Realism, and Form as a Political Act ——- This trope is a catch all for Parental/Children issues, specifically dealing with the need of children to be, at the very least, acknowledged by their parents or parental figure. Hence the, “Guy” in the trope. […]

Weekened Roundup: May 11-17

  Tweet of the Day: Short Story Released – “Iron Roses” ——- Few things lift my spirit like looking back at the week and see it populated with posts. It may not seem like much, but you it feels like a little victory none the less. Oh and the sun came out and brought with […]

May 2014 Blog Chain: Ground Control to Major Tom

      Tweet of the Day: Ink Blots: What Happened in the Tower ——- Seems a bit late for the start of this month’s blog chain. Suffice to say we had a few technical problems, but now we are back on course. As always, let’s start with rules: This month’s prompt: Take a Character, […]