Tag Archive | Dragon Age

Genre as Argument: Fantasy

Tweet of the Day: Dreaming of Souvlaki ——- If science fiction looks toward a technological utopia then fantasy appeals to an agrarian golden age. Fantasy as an identified genre is relatively new, newer than sci-fi, but as storytelling theme it has been around since the beginning of time. This theme can be divided into four […]

Weekend Roundup: January 6 – 12

Tweet of the Day: Guess Who’s Back, Back Again ——- We are close to hitting the middle of the month of January and it seems that sex is on my mind. But not in the way you think. With news from India about a horrific gang rape and the resulting protests plus other incidents around […]

Lessons from the Aether: Dragon Age II and how NOT to create a sequel.

Tweet of the Day: 10 Ways for an ADD Writer to be OOH! SHINY!…Productive ——– Sequels are hard. They have to expand, explore and excite while keeping the same “feel” of the original work.  The one thing they are not supposed to do is to be money grabbing place holders until the shock of the […]

Lessons from the Aether: BioWare Makes You Care

Tweet of the Day: Designing from the Bones- Unearthing Merlin’s Bones ——- Say what you will about BioWare, and I have said many negative things this year, but they do know how to pull players in. How? They know how to create characters players will connect too. It is easy to “care” for the fate […]

AW’s February 2012 Blog Chain: Second Chances/Not Goodbye but Farewell (DA:O Fic)

Tweet of the Day: Are You Making Your Characters (and Yourself)  Look Stupid? ——– Yes, it is that time of the month again. Welcome to the Absolute Write Forum’s February 2012 Blog Chain. The rules are as follow: This month’s prompt: Second Chances Again, go wherever the prompt takes you. It can be fiction or […]

Sunday Tweet: Horses and Other Animals in Fiction

Tweet of the Day: Horses in Fantasy ——- Animals, both mundane and fantastic about in fiction just as they do in real life, in spite our attempts to eradicate them or domesticate them. Yes, thank you for my ginormous check, unnamed environmental group with abundant love of all things fuzzy. Animals, and animal themes come […]