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TV Tropes: Ancient Conspiracy

  Tweet of the Day: Baba Yaga comes to The Book Smugglers ——– According to Cornell University Law School Page a conspiracy is: An agreement between two or more people to commit an illegal act, along with an intent to achieve the agreement’s goal.  Most U.S. jurisdictions also require an overt act toward furthering the […]

Weekend Roundup: September 21-27

Tweet of the Day: The Writing on the Wall ——- “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” perfectly describes this weeks posting. It got to a good start on Sunday, but events beyond my control ensured that I ran out of steam by Tuesday. It happens, it happens often and it […]

Mass Effect/AEC: Chapter 14 (c.2)-Intel

Tweet of the Day: Talents and Skills Thesaurus: Mimicking ——- ——- In Transit, The Phoenix Massing, SSV Kursk SR-3, War Room,  November 10, 2196 Over the last three weeks we investigated a dozen sites connected to Cerberus and came up with nothing. We found no hints of their plans, resources, or current location. Just a […]

TV Tropes Monday: The Time of Myths

Tweet of the Day: Alien Ruins Good Enough For You? Or, Why Ruins Keep Getting Ruined. ——- A time before Time, Before Gods, Before History, An age of Dreams, A time lost to Man. This is The Time of Myths. This is a world building trope that is used in one of two ways. The […]

Wizard’s World War (s.3)-Dispatch 29: Aetna

    Tweet of the Day: Fantasy Cataclysm ——- Seasons 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 28 – Dispatch 30 ——- ——- Catania, Pruvincia di Catania, Regione Siciliana, Rebupplica Italiana, 21  October, 14:40 hrs +1 GMT I walked in through one of the yawning entrances of the city’s football stadium. Army tents […]

Weekend Roundup: September 14-20

  Tweet of the Day: Dance With the Devil in the Charleston Moonlight ——- Not such a busy week but I am getting around to finishing a few things, like Season 3 of Wizard’s World War and Campaign 2 of After Earth Chronicles. I have other things that are demanding my attention so I will […]

Space for Rent: This Is Not Seduction of the Innocent

Tweet of the Day: The Soul of the Censor ——- Anita Sarkeesian is not a modern day Frederic Wertham  and her videos are not a current version of Seduction of the Innocent. Wertham agenda was simple, to prove that media had a direct impact on the behavior of minors, an argument made many times before […]

Mass Effect/AEC: Alliance Military Doctrine

Tweet of the Day: 10 Lessons From Real-Life Revolutions That Fictional Dystopias Ignore ——– 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).  Systems Alliance […]

TV Tropes: Science Fantasy

Tweet of the Day: Ghostbusting Lovecraft ——- What happens when you get robots in your sword and sandal epic? Science Fantasy! As the name implies, this trope is a deliberate mixture of elements from the fantasy and science fiction genres. Knights with magic swords hoping from one planet to the next in spaceships or robots […]

Weekend Roundup + #GamerGate: September 7-13

Tweet of the Day: Silicon Valley’s Cult of the Male Ego —— Yet another “controversy” has exploded on the video gaming side of the internets called by a few names but mainly #GamerGate. If you haven’t seen it you have been spared the worst of humanity (on the internet, you don’t say!) but again, I […]