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Mass Effect/After Earth Chronicles: ANN News-Movies in 2197

Tweet of the Day: The Ilyasov Reflection ——- Alliance News Entertainment Desk December 30, 2196 Movies in 2197: Adaptations, Remakes and Sequels By Joan Calder MILGROM, BEKENSTIEN – If this year was the “Year of the Historical Vid” then next year is shaping up to be the year of adaptations and sequels. Action adventure books […]

TV Tropes Monday: Sacrificial Lamb/Sacrificial Lion

Tweet of the Day: The Appeal of “Good Guy” Heroes In Sci-Fi Romance ——- Nothing serves to raise the stakes in a story than the death of character. It serves as shorthand for, “Things are/just got serious.” So it should not come as a surprise that writers mark certain characters for the grave in order […]

Weekend Writing Warriors /8#Sunday/12/28/14

Welcome to my first entry into the Weekend Writing Warriors for Sunday, December 28, 2014.  This is an eight sentence excerpt from my current sci-fi work, Lessons of War. After the sudden and violent death of the Duke and Duchess de Havilland, their son Edward ponders what the future will bring and how can he […]

Weekend Roundup: December 21-27

Tweet of the Day: “Mrs. Yaga” Anthologized ——- What a year. As always it started with much fan fare and yet…well here we are. This year was dominated by family illness. One minor crisis snowballing into another. I simply carried on. At the end of the day that is all you can do, carry on. […]

Space for Rent: Retro-New Games

Tweet of the Day:  Experience-A New Beginning ——- This space is an open space where I talk about almost anything that comes to mind, and a subject that is often on my mind is video games.  And why not? Video games have been at the forefront of the Information Age. More than anything else, outside […]

Holiday Short- Enough

Tweet of the Day: A Gnomey Christmas ——- Oh no! – Jam ——- We had an unexpected full house. The in-laws on one side, my brother’s family on the other. The kids with Terry the corgi int ow, ran up and down the house, my brother had his nose glued to his laptop talking to […]

Mass Effect/AEC:Chapter 18 (c.2)- Christmas

Tweet of the Day: Gaming Communities (complete rambles) ——- Conference Room #3, Turian Hierarchy Embassy, Citadel, Widow, Serpent Nebula, December 24, 2196 “To recap, current Cerberus forces are deployed in eight colonies across three sectors along the Terminus/Verge border. This operation will require a simultaneous strike at all of them in order to ensure their […]

Mass Effect/AEC:Chapter 17 (c.2)-Cerberus

Tweet of the Day: Weekend Writing Warriors 12/28/14 ——- ——- Executive Office Suite, Avernus Station, Orbiting Sagittarius A,  Galactic Core, November 21, 2196 I texted a warning to the others. “Aren’t we an arrogant little ghost,” I said. “You’re confusing arrogance with confidence, commander,” said the hologram. “Really? Can I call you Cerberus, because you’re […]

TV Tropes Monday: Virtual Ghost

Tweet of the Day: Lingerie & Guns ——- We all meet our end, and because of that we like to leave a little bit of us behind: a handful of photographs, a wall size portrait, a handsome statute for the pigeons, maybe the odd recording. But in the future we could leave an exact duplicate […]

Mass Effect/AEC: Chapter 16 (c.2)-Avernus

Tweet of the Day: Winter Solstice ——- ——- Cargo Hold of the Element Zero Tanker Vanbeer, Avernus Station, Orbiting Sagittarius A,  Galactic Core, November 21, 2196 The gigantic airlock slid open. For a second a company of elite Cerberus troops backed by several heavy mechs stared at a full battalion of Blood Pack mercenaries. Cerberus […]