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TV Tropes Monday: Standard Evil Empire Hierarchy


  Tweet of the Day: Call for Submissions: Issue 5 of Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly ——– To quote the tropes page: Running The Empire is hard work. No Dark Lord, no matter how powerful and feared, can manage everything on his own and a military-style hierarchy is usually the best of delegating tasks to the various […]

Weekend Roundup: October 19-25


Tweet of the Day:  Megastructures ——– The bad news first: I spent the last weekend with a family member in the emergency room. A combination of ill health, bad emergency room care, and worse timing meant endless hours running around. Said family member is on the mend, but the whole situation has left me physically […]

Random Quotes from Unwritten Books


  Mercy? You can’t ask for something you’re unwilling to give. There is always a price to pay. Question is, who will pay it. The things we do to protect the body scar the soul. There is no love in lust without trust. Death is Life’s exclamation point.  

Wizards’ World War (s.3)-Dispatch 30- Tartarus upon Erebus


    Tweet of the Day: Wrinkles in Spacetime: The Warped Astrophysics of INTERSTELLAR ——- Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 29 ——- Mount Etna, Catania, Pruvincia di Catania, Regione Siciliana, Rebupplica Italiana, 23  October, 08:26 hrs +1 GMT Owen and I made our way deeper into the mountain. The air […]

TV Tropes Monday: Artificial Limbs


Tweet of the Day: Sci-Fi Romance Heroines and the Chivalric Code ——- Nothing says, “Welcome to the Future!” like a background character sporting a shiny new cybernetic arm, or an advert on TV about the new YT-900 series of artificial legs that allow you to run three times as fast as best human athlete. Real […]

Weekend Wrapup: October 12-18


  Tweet of the Day: 8 Elements to NAILING Your Plot & Owning NaNo ——- Oh this week…. The week of something awful. That vague feeling that nothing is right with the world. Mind you, if you’re keeping up with the news there is a lot of people screaming about a lot of scary things, […]

Space for Rent: An Open Letter to “Both Sides”


  Nobody likes to be the bad guy. Rarely does a bad guy sees himself as a bad guy. Yet, sometimes you are wrong. Sometimes, I am wrong. How so? If you defend pedophilia? You are wrong. If you side with serial abusers, stalkers, and misogynist? Guess what, you are wrong. It may not seem […]