Tag Archive | entertainment

Lessons from the Aether: Man of Steel and Character Motivations


Tweet of the Day: Royalty in Space: Science Fiction Princes and Princesses ——- As much as I love movies, I rarely go to theaters to see them any more. Maybe I’m suffering from rather limited bout of social anxiety or I hate people narrating the movie for their friends while watching the same movie, but […]

Sunday Treat: Terry Jones Pythons the Middle Ages


  Tweet of the Day: Harry Potter and the Monastery of Mystery: A Big Al Story ——– I haven’t done one of these in ages, so I decided to fill a pleasant Sunday morning with a video from none other than Terry Jones. the first in a series produced by the BBC that tackles the […]

Space for Rent: It’s Just A….


Tweet of the Day: Sword & Laser Podcast – #125 – On the Wagon ——- …a movie, …a book, …a game. It’s just a …thing and that’s all there is, or so the speaker would like you to think. But why? Why must we forgo an analysis of a give piece of art? The first […]

Lessons from the Aether: Soap Operas


Tweet of the Day: 5 Signs You Might Be a Windbag ——- Or a Guide to How Not To Write…Anything! The long time reader of this blog may have detected a certain…disdain for soap operas.  The reasons for the disdain match those for why you should never write like a soap opera: Shallow Characters: If […]

Weekend Roundup: March 10-16


Tweet of the Day: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth ——- This week began and ended with games. Long time readers of this blog know my passion for good video games runs deep. They also know that you can learn a lot about creating a good narrative from the way video games are put […]

Space for Rent: Not all things digital are the same


  ——- A week or so ago I came across a blog post that made some very facile comparisons between e-book piracy and other forms of digital piracy. But like many anti-piracy advocates the argument boiled down to, “Piracy is bad, ummkay!” while completely ignoring the fact that the only thing these different forms of […]

Space for Rent: The Fiction of the White Interpreter


Tweet of the Day: Oscar loves a white savior ——- Reading the article I linked to above (the Tweet of the Day) got me thinking that a) this is a writing blog and b) that not all tropes are good. That means that I should, once in awhile, write post related to writing in general. […]