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Mass Effect/AEC:Krogan Military Doctrine (2)


Tweet of the Day: Hindenburg ——- 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). Krogan Weaknesses While the krogan proved instrumental in turning the […]

Mass Effect/AEC: Chapter 12 (c.2)-Tomb


Tweet of the Day: Uncomfortable Automata and the Business of Nightmares ——- ——- Horse Head Nebula, Pax System, Noveria, Peak 21 Research Facility, October 20, 2196 The impact that created the ice rimmed crater outside ripped the facilities blast doors apart like paper. Teeth like icicles hung above our heads. Inside the loading dock mounds […]

TV Tropes Monday: We Will Spend Credits in the Future


Tweet of the Day: Birth of Another Idea ——- This is a old and well worn trope. If a future society has a system of currency, it is usually expressed in credits. Credits can be both electronic or a form of hard currency but they are, by enlarge, accepted everywhere the future protagonist goes. But […]

World Building Wednesday: Ceremonies of State


  Tweet of the Day: Writing is still about rejection, even if you are self-published ——– The new monarch get’s anointed with holy oils and holds a sword and scepter as badges of office. A new president stands in the cold January air giving the first speech of his four years in office. These are […]

TV Tropes Monday: Succession Crisis


  Tweet of the Day: WisCon: The Frenkel Decision ——– There comes a time in the life of any government that the baton must be past to a new leader, except that somebody drops the baton, or is shot on the way to delivering it, or the baton gets lost, or the metaphor gets stretched […]

Weekend Roundup: July 13-19


  Tweet of the Day: Playground Time Machine ——– In Europe summer was the, “campaign season.” In spite of tales of heroic knights and conquering kings, the host of any army was made of peasants. And peasants plant fields in spring and harvest in the fall. So summer, with its sun baked fields and long […]

Space for Rent: The Truth about Israel


I wrote and posted this piece in another blog, in another time, but the world turns and what is old is new again. This is an opinion piece backed by some relevant facts. Like any opinion about the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict it will not be popular. However, I will not play the game of false […]