Tag Archive | conflict

TV Tropes Monday: Booby Trap


  Tweet of the Day: The Other Magna Carta Monument ——- Depending on the setting, a Booby Trap can either be a sign of how low a dastardly villain will go or one of many survival techniques used by the combat pragmatist (anti)hero. This is a broad category of devices and setups that include such […]

TV Tropes Monday: N.G.O. Superpower


  Tweet of the Day: The Stars Seem So Far Away ——- An N.G.O. Superpower is a private entity, be it a corporation, individual or terrorist organization that while it is not a nation state it has the power to rival one. They are the perfect villains (and sometime heroes) in James Bond style action […]

TV Tropes Monday: Frontline General


Tweet of the Day: The Confidant ——– This trope applies to General or their equivalents (such as an Admiral or Grand Marshall) that spends more time among the troops in the front lines rather than back at HQ. The page accurately describes why this was so common back in the day and why this trope […]

TV Tropes Monday: A Storm is Coming


  Tweet of the Day: On sexism, sexual assault and the threat of the ‘non-bro’ ——- A Storm is Coming…. A trope used so often that it also a cliche. But why is this trope so popular? What is it about the image of a storm on the horizon that conveys doom and gloom like […]

Space for Rent: By Any Other Name


    There is a lot of hand wringing about the current situation in Iraq: who is at fault, who lied, who said the truth, and what if anything will the U.S. government will do about it. But even among the most savvy observers of the situation, the most liberal of minds, the root cause […]

Wizard’s World War(s.3) Dispatch 26: The End of the Beginning (P.1)


  Tweet of the Day: Science in Fantasy Novels Is More Accurate Than in Science Fiction ——- Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 25 – Dispatch 27 ——- Catania, Pruvincia di Catania, Regione Siciliana, Rebupplica italiana, 12 October, 21:26 hrs +1 GMT The principals crowded around the rickety table in the […]

Mass Effect/AEC:Asari Military Doctrine (3)


  Tweet of the Day: Is Patience a Real Virtue? ——– Excerpt from Modern Galactic War by Paul Malthus, 3rd Edition , Made available for Extranet Scholastic Use by  The Institute of War and Diplomacy, Vancouver Metroplex, North American Union, Earth, 2190 (1st Edition published by Banabar Books in 2184).  Strategic Weaknesses The Asari military […]

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