Tag Archive | combat

TV Tropes Monday: Amazon Brigade


Tweet of the Day: Gamers have become the new Religious Right  ——- Because Men Use Violence and Women Use Communication it is very rare to see women fighting/fighters out there on Media-Land(tm).  Sometimes you may find the odd Lady of War, but she is one woman army among the hordes of swarthy male combatants. But […]

TV Tropes Monday: Men Use Violence, Women Use Communication


  Tweet of the Day: More on the Grump ——- This  trope is predicated on the idea of Male Strength and Female Weakness that I have discussed in this blog before.  In this instance males resort to direct action/violence while women rely on indirect methods like diplomacy. Often subverted by creating a story where women […]

TV Tropes Monday: Combat Pragmatist


Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 8.21: What the Avengers Did Right ——– The Combat Pragmatist knows there is not place for second place, when second place is death. He will shoot the man welding a gun, push somebody under a truck or kick them in the nuts. He fights dirty because he doesn’t believe […]

TV Tropes Monday: Combat, Diplomacy, Stealth


Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 8.11: Abnormal Psychology ——- This trope is a conflict resolution trope. A character is given a choice between fighting, talking or sneaking past obstacles. This trope is not limited to video games. It also applies to any narrative. Most stories will have a pre-set mode, combat for war stories, […]

Mass Effect/After Earth Chronicles: Ambush


Tweet of the Day: On Where Genres Come From and How to Stitch Them Together ——– After Earth Chronicles: Ambush Hades Gamma Cluster, Arvandor System, Arborea, March 3rd 2196 We got a warning that the slavers were incoming, ETA twenty minutes. Enough time to reach my position and activate the cloak. I was in the […]

Wizards’ World War (S.2): Dispatch 6- Ides of Janus


Tweet of the Day: To Trope or Not To Trope: That is the Question ——– Season 1 –  Dispatch 1 (S.2) – Dispatch 5 – Dispatch 7 ——– HMS Astute, 53° N x 5° W, Irish Sea, 15 January, 11:41 hrs GMT “Match bearings and shoot!” ordered the Captain. HMS Astute shuddered as she fired […]

Re-Post: The Last Bout


Tweet of the Day: AW June Blog Chain: Setting the Scene ——– The afternoon sun beat down on Hadrian’s exposed skin. The harsh light glinted of the naked steel of his sword. The roar of the crowd washed over him. He was their favorite, their champion. He ignored it all by counting the clanks as […]

Wizard’s World War: Dispatch 2- Hurry Up and Wait


Tweet of the Day: How to Tell if Background is Boring ——– Intro – Dispatch 1 – Dispatch 3 – Dispatch 4 – Dispatch 5 – Dispatch 6 –Dispatch 7 – Dispatch 8 ——– Detroit, MI, July 2nd, 8:54 a.m. Army officers along side state troopers are meeting with Dearborn community leaders over the proposed […]

Short Story Fridays: The Gate P.5- All Along the Watchtower


Tweet of the Day: Getting from notebook to novel- #2 —– Part 1 Part 5     Part 8  Part 12a Part 12b Aftermath Part 2 Part 6a  Part 9   Part 3 Part 6b Part 10 Part 4 Part 7   Part 11 —– -Unit 03 Status: Online. -Time: 0457 hrs -Location: Level 01, Arcology Ground Floor, 65 […]

Three Weeks into NaNo


Spent the last 24 hours or so in front of the computer, writing the longest chapter in my novel so far. 14 pages, 6,000 words. Still somewhat behind on the word count (only 46.2% with 13 days left), but no worries, I’ll finish what I started, hopefully within the allotted time. Now I am recharging […]