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TV Tropes Monday: Butterfly of Doom


  Tweet of the Day: How to Create an Enduring Book Brand As a plot device, time travel can be…tricky. It opens up a whole universe of ideas and also opens up a bin full of plot derailments. It is no surprise then that many a time travel plot includes the following caveat, “Don’t touch […]

Genre in a Shoebox


    Tweet of the Day: Bustin’ Makes Boys Feel Sad- Why Ghostbusters is So Hated  As I delved deep insight a dwemer (dwarves in The Elder Scrolls games) ruin in Skyrim, I remember how much I loved exploring the halls full of steam pipes, robots and weird techo-magical devices. Which is weird because the […]

TV Tropes Monday: Earth That Used to Be Better


  Tweet of the Day: Reconsider the Party?  There is one question that always comes to my mind when I’m reading sci-fi set on distant worlds and centuries in the future? Where on Earth is, well, Earth? Why? Because Earth, our beautiful blue/green jewel in the eternal night of space is our home and where […]

TV Tropes Monday: Trilogy Creep


    Tweet of the Day: Emotional Wound Thesaurus: Being Held Captive Trilogy Creep is what happens when you have an unexpected runaway success. A good thing for working actors, publishers, studios and writers, but not so much for the story itself. The writers didn’t plan on creating longrunners, but they end up being creating […]

TV Tropes Monday: Up Through the Ranks


Tweet of the Day: Emotional Wound Entry    You heard about the Officer and a Gentleman, the type of military officer that if not exactly coming from the upper classes, has at least a degree of university education which tends to put him or her at least a cut above the rest. But not this […]