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TV Tropes Monday: But Thou Must

    Tweet of the Day: The Summer of Sausage ——- Why does the hero do what he does? Because he is the hero. And since he is the hero he must do what must be done. Therefore when a hero is required, the people turn to you and say, “But Thou Must!” This is […]

Mass Effect/AEC- ANN News: Death Sentence Passed on Warring Corporations

Tweet of the Day: The Hugo Awards 2015: Looking Back and Looking Forward ——- ANN News Desk on The Citadel May 15, 2197 Death Sentence Passed on Warring Corporations by By Iris Dunnigan CITADEL, THE PRESIDIUM- The Systems Alliance Court of Justice authorized the arrests warrants for the executive boards of  Czerka Arms and Weyland-Yutani. […]

Mass Effect/AEC: Chapter 1 (c.3)-Family

Tweet of the Day:  Dear Pedants: Your Fave Grammar Rule Is Probably Fake ——– Apartment A-1245, Presidium, Citadel, Widow, Serpent Nebula, May 13, 2197 I looked around the room. Oriana and Pasha tucked in a corner, their arms linked. Jack pestered Vega to get out of the kitchen. Miranda and Brynn Taylor talked on the […]

Mass Effect: Captured

  Tweet of the Day: Hugo’s Postmortem: 2015 Edition ——- “Group Captain Rodan Quintus, Batarian Expeditionary Force,” said Rodan. The man kept the cold barrel of his gun pressed against the base of Rodan’s skull, “Gun.” Rodan slowly removed his machine pistol from its holster and handed it back. “Move,” said the other in a […]

TV Tropes Monday: Corporate Warfare

    Tweet of the Day: Who Won Science Fiction’s Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters ——- One of the defining characteristics of nation-states is their monopoly over the use of violence, either as a tool for policing or as a tool of statecraft. So, if you have corporations whose power rivals or exceed that […]

Weekend Writing Warriors: #8sunday-8/23/2015- A long way back

Welcome to another edition of the Weekend Writing Warriors blog chain. We continue with another snippet from my short story collection, Weirder and Wilder Tales, which is a mix of speculative fiction short stories from high fantasy to science fiction with a dash of horror thrown in for good measure. Most are flash fiction, around […]

TV Tropes Monday: Prisoner’s Plot Dilemma

    Tweet of the Day: Why It Might Actually Suck to Live in the Harry Potter Universe ——- This is the second trope I’ve discovered yet I could not find on the TV Tropes page: the Prisoner’s Plot Dilemma. So, what is the Prisoner’s Plot Dilemma? It is when a character is: When a […]

Gamers: It’s Not About You

Tweet of the Day: Kristin’s Big Announcement ——- Note: What I am about to write applies, sadly enough, to any fandom. You have been warned. I just had several “conversations” with several gamers both on the Jimquisition and on YouTube and I noticed one thing: the fan doesn’t like to have their assumptions challenged. Why? […]

Space for Rent: The Gordian Knot of Interactive Fiction

    Tweet of the Day:  Stop Saying You Only Care About Quality in the Same Breath That You Argue Against Diversity ——- It seems that the confusion between what is and isn’t a game continues. I heard two video game podcast struggle with that issue when discussing a new product called Everyone Gone to […]

Mass Effect/AEC-ANN News: Earthquakes Shake Strophios

Tweet of the Day: Pattern Matching: Lou Antonelli and the Sad Puppies ——- ANN News Desk on The Citadel May 11, 2197 Earthquakes Shake Strophios by By Iris Dunnigan CITADEL, THE PRESIDIUM-Massive earthquakes shook the surface of Strophios, a colony world on the edge of Asari space. The combination of quakes and massive avalanches shattered […]