Tag Archive | conflict

TV Tropes Monday: Awakening the Sleeping Giant


  Tweet of the Day: Russia’s Open Book¬† ——- There is a war going on. It might be a deadlock or one side is steamrolling the other. But there is a third party that remains neutral. They might send humanitarian aide. They might admonish the warring factions to resolve their differences through diplomacy. Then something […]

Home Just in Time for Xmas Eve


  Tweet of the Day: Bad Life Decisions: Mary Robinette Kowal Reads Theodore Beale. Sexily. ——- They weaved through the throng of last minute Christmas shoppers their hands tightly clasp. Tina talked non-stop, about the weather, holidays parties,¬† and gifts. She listened to every word, hung on every sigh and laugh. The only thing that […]

TV Tropes Monday: Home by Christmas


  Tweet of the Day: Writing Kick@$$ Action Scenes ——- “Don’t you worry boys, the enemy are a bunch of chumps, we shall give them a good thrashing and be Home by Christmas!” Unless you don’t. And when you don’t because the enemy got into their heads to fight back, or the weather turns bad, […]

TV Tropes Monday: War of Earthly Aggression


Tweet of the Day: Bad Life Decisions: Prologue, Chapters 1 & 2 ——- History repeats itself, no because people don’t learn from it, but because they learn the wrong lessons. How many times have colonist left their homes for distant shores in the hope of finding a lot of wealth, a plot of land to […]

TV Tropes Monday: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines


  Tweet of the Day: Frivolous Hobbies ——- War, as they say (whoever they are), is hell. It is blood, guts and unless your film is a piece of propaganda, very little glory. The threat of death and defeat, the chaos of combat, the contest of arms serves as the perfect set up for a […]

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 […]