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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 […]

Space for Rent: Media and the Boxing of LGBT Culture


    Tweet of the Day: The Islamic Roots of Science Fiction ——- What do I mean when I say, “boxing?” I mean that you take a group, such as members of the LGBT community and dropped them in a cultural box for the convenience of those outside of the group, in other words, stereotyping. […]

Lessons from the Aether: RPGs and Character Creation


Tweet of the Day: The Volatile Mr. Poe: A Charleston Chronicle  ——- Roleplaying games are all about playing a role of a character in a giving space. Many, if not all RPGs, are based or influence by various speculative fiction genres such as sword and sandal, space opera, and cyberpunk to name a few. While […]

Ties that Bind


Tweet of the Day: Before the fall- Part 2 ——- As many of you know, I am an avid gamer of both video games and tabletop RPGs. When you combine that fact with a passion for writing you end up with the desire to give your game characters a bit more than a name, class, […]

TV Tropes Monday: Boarding Party


Tweet of the Day: It’s a Caturday Snippet!(Fluctuations Expert) ——- Space is an Ocean so at some point brave heroes or villainous raiders will want to board your ship, space station or asteroid. Enter the Boarding Party. And enter they will…wait that was a very bad pun…shame on me. But this trope is one of […]