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TV Tropes Monday: Aristocrats Are Evil

  Tweet of the Day: Dragons, Wild Men and Bigfoot ——– Absolute power corrupts absolutely, and there is no more corrupting power than one given to you by a simple accident of birth. Ergo, aristocrats, whose power comes from the position they were born to and (at least in the past) held absolute power over […]

Weekend Roundup: June 22-28

Tweet of the Day: The Ivy At The Window ——- The end of the year approaches! Wait, wait, I know that we are in the middle of summer, but it already feels like the bottom half of the year. Why? The seasonal sales are back. You know the ones that arrive earlier and earlier, usually […]

Space for Rent: Zombies for All Seasons

  Tweet of the Day: More on game/sexism/representation: a response to a response to a response ——– I was watching this video the other day:     Yes, great little video, I know.  You should check out Dodger work. Now back to the subject at hand. I have posted about my feelings on zombies and […]

Mass Effect/AEC: Gaming Galaxy-HIPE 3

Tweet of the Day: E3: A Kid’s Conference Without the Kids ——- Gaming Galaxy Reviews HIPE³ Serpent Nebula, Widow System, the Citadel, Zakera Ward ,October 15, 2196 Grick: Hello again from Zakera Ward. I am Grick, your favorite gaming salarian, and on today’s show we will be reviewing the top items from last weeks Hespith […]

Teaser Tuesday: Homecoming

    Tweet of the Day: Mañana, hombre, mañana ——– Work In Progress. Three little words that can be a bane of any writer’s existence. We are always working on something. We are always on some stage of development. Some works take days, maybe a week or so, others a lifetime. Once in awhile it […]

TV Tropes Monday: Men Use Violence, Women Use Communication

  Tweet of the Day: More on the Grump ——- This  trope is predicated on the idea of Male Strength and Female Weakness that I have discussed in this blog before.  In this instance males resort to direct action/violence while women rely on indirect methods like diplomacy. Often subverted by creating a story where women […]

Weekend Roundup: June 15-21

Tweet of the Day: Supanova Sydney:proof I was there ——- Let’s talk about Friday’s post. I really needed to get a few things of my chest. Looking back, the thought process behind the post was not the most…coherent, but I stick by it. I don’t want to be dragged back to the world of political […]

Space for Rent: By Any Other Name

    There is a lot of hand wringing about the current situation in Iraq: who is at fault, who lied, who said the truth, and what if anything will the U.S. government will do about it. But even among the most savvy observers of the situation, the most liberal of minds, the root cause […]

Mass Effect: Hammer

Tweet of the Day: Announcement- Forthcoming Novella ——- ——- The carriers Pegasus, Prometheus and Daedalus, joined by Chimera launched their collection of space fighters on the opposite side of the planet.  The combine force then circled the tidal locked dwarf planet in a sub-orbital path. The moment the strike package crossed the horizon into Soluvus […]

Mass Effect/AEC: Alliance News Network:JAC-Eden Prime Opens

Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 9.25:Adjusting Character Sympathy ——– ANN News Desk From Alliance News Desk on the Citadel October 15, 2196 New JAC-Eden Prime Opens by Amita Quita CITADEL, PRESIDIUM- Representatives from the Alliance and Turian militaries participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony signaling the opening of the Joint Allied Command Headquarters (JAC-HQ […]