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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 the best human athlete. […]

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 […]

Mass Effect: Cargo

Tweet of the Day: Levels of Violence in Science Fiction ——- A thick curtain of smoke covered the entrance. Periodically, pairs of mechs would march through, guns blazing. A few shotgun blast later and they joined the pile of smoking servos on the floor. Turtman turned to Mr. Aten, “I think it’s time to break […]

TV Tropes Monday: A Storm is Coming

  Tweet of the Day: On sexism, sexual assault and the threat of the ‘non-bro’ ——- A Storm is Coming…. A trope used so often that it also a cliche. But why is this trope so popular? What is it about the image of a storm on the horizon that conveys doom and gloom like […]

Sunday Treat: Welcome to the Fandom

Tweet of the Day: Talents and Skills Thesaurus Entry: Strategic Thinking ——- I haven’t done one of these in awhile so here it is. Meet Dodger, YouTube personality, gamer, geek, manga/anime fan, and all around swell gal. She is loved by two kitties, named Sherlock and Watson (of course) and works for the video game […]