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Mass Effect/AEC- ANN Entertaiment News: CoT Sets Rating Record

Tweet of the Day: Observations on the Dutch SFF Market ———- From: Alliance News Entertainment Desk November 12, 2196 Champions of the Terminus Breaks Ratings Record By Joan Calder MILGROM, BEKENSTIEN– The Champions of the Terminus mid-season finale broke the 5 billion viewers record for a human produced show with over 5.9 billion individual views […]

TV Tropes Monday: Knight Templar

    Tweet of the Day: Episode 18- The Long and Rambling Conversation about Dune ——– A good story needs a good antagonist, not just a villain. Sometimes the best opposition (or Anti-Hero protagonist) comes from the ranks of the (self?) righteous. Enter the Knight Templar. It is easy to portray this character as a […]

Weekend Roundup: November 16-22

    Tweet of the Day:  70 Years of Dogs ——- Another week of sparse posting, but not due to any lack of effort on my part. You see I have been quite busy this week, with my new YouTube series and with something else? What would that be? That’s right I entered and won […]

Lessons from the Aether: Skyrim and the Power of Setting

Tweet of the Day: Pacing Tips ——- Video Games have always pushed the graphics envelope by looking to create better and more realistic images. They haven’t gotten human faces just right or human movement even with motion capture techniques, but some games, like Bethesda Softworks’ Elder Scrolls: Skyrim have mastered the art of presenting mind […]

TV Tropes Monday: Apocalypse How

Tweet of the Day: The Hilltop Spacemen ——– The Apocalypse, the End of All Things, or is it? It all depends on the flavor of said End. After all,not all acts of mass destruction are equal. As the tropes page shows, they can go from erasing a few blocks of your neighborhood to wiping all […]

Weekend Roundup: November 9-15

    Tweet of the Day: How Accessible is Sci-Fi Romance? ——- Hi, didn’t see you there! Well, if I sound a bit more upbeat is because I am. Things have now reached a plateau of sorts, and it took me awhile to get used to the new normal in my life. Change is never […]

Space for Rent: Ode to the “Simple” Plot

Tweet of the Day: My Life in Books: Restoration ——- I like “simple” plots. A simple plot can be strong, supple, elegant. In the right hands, the simplest of plots can be a thing of beauty. It is not a new thing under the sun, but it shines in the sunlight. A simple plot is […]

Lessons Learned: Politics in Video Games

Tweet of the Day: Upcoming Attractions: A Brief History Of Time Travel Documentary ——- My first official video on my new video game You Tube channel is up. I discuss the idea that video games and politics don’t mix. An idea that I find rather naive. Visit the channel here: Link to the video […]

TV Tropes Monday: Sealed Evil in a Can

Tweet of the Day: Talents and Skill Thesaurus Entry: Throwing One’s Voice ——- It’s a trope as old as time, according to several mythologies including the Greeks. Person is walking along, minding their business when they stumble upon a box, door, or other closed object or area. Curiosity gets the better of them and they […]

Weekend Roundup: November 2-8

    Tweet of the Day: This Week’s Hurdle and Excerpt ——– Life, life has a way of catching up to you. It certainly has done for me. The family illness that I wrote about earlier continues and it even impacted my own health in small ways. It happens, you deal with it, you hope […]