Tag Archive | hero

TV Tropes Monday: Character Witness


  Tweet of the Day: Lilac and NaNoWriMo Prep ——- The Hero helps a hapless bystander background-character type early in the story. Then when said Hero needs help guess who come up from out of nowhere: the Character Witness. The trope serves three functions: Show the Hero/Protagonist altruism Foreshadows a future event Allows the Hero/Protagonist […]

TV Tropes Monday: Hauled Before a Senate Subcommittee


    Tweet of the Day: Quick Anthology Reviews ——- Our intrepid hero can defeat the bad guy, save the day and be home by supper by kicking, punching, or shooting his way through any obstacle. Unless he gets Hauled Before a Senate Subcommittee. The scenario comes in two forms: 1) the hero is hauled […]

Space for Rent: The White Savior in Video Games


Tweet of the Day: In Humility and Privilege ——– Yes, I just noticed this trend. What trend am I talking about? The White Savior trend in video games where in a white male hero swoops in  and saves the day. Now, the easy and lazy explanation for this phenomenon is that most game designers are […]

TV Tropes Monday: The Chains of Commanding


Tweet of the Day: Update on Recent Unpleasantness ——- The Hero  takes the fight to the Big Bad,  leads the Forces of Good against the Hordes of Evil. A Hero is both Master and Commander. And there lies the problem at the heart of this trope. A hero is, well the hero, partly (or mostly) […]

TV Tropes Monday: Villain Protagonist


Tweet of the Day: Physical Attribute Thesaurus: Hands ——- Rescue the Princess, Save the Galaxy, Get the kitten down from the tree, Not in this guy’s agenda. Well maybe the kitten, because you know, kittens. They are (since it could be a he, she or it) the protagonist, i.e. the main character, but they are […]

TV Tropes Monday: Cultural Rebel


  Tweet of the Day: BETWEEN- A New Urban Fantasy…Coming Soon ——– Definition of OUTLIER 1 : a person whose residence and place of business are at a distance 2 : something (as a geological feature) that is situated away from or classed differently from a main or related body 3 : a statistical observation […]

TV Tropes Monday: Hero with Bad Publicity


Tweet of the Day: Books vs. Film in Science Fiction Romance ——— This is a hero trope. After all now that  we dropped all that silly prissiness of chocolate hearts and late holiday signing cards, we can proceed to a proper tropes post. Right! Hero(es) with Bad Publicity. Dirty deeds may be done dirt cheap […]

Ambition as Heroic Motivation


Tweet of the Day: In Time (a 500-word story) ——– Modern stories, especially in the speculative fiction of the local book store avoid ambition like the plaque OK, let me rephrase that. In modern stories ambition is seen as a flaw rather than a boon. For example, many a changeling story (you know the ones […]

TV Tropes Monday: The Evil Overlord


Tweet of the Day: Concept Appeal ——– The Evil Overlord, one stop shopping for all your Evil, Villain and other assorted Tropes. If you want a Big Bad in a hurry, something for your heroes to loath and fight against all odds to defeat then he (or sometimes she) fits the bill. Comes equipped with […]

Short Story Friday: The Gate-Aftermath


Tweet of the Day: Edge: Michael Crichton’s Congo ——- P.1 – P.12b ——- -Data Corruption at 81% ——- “Fight,” I said. With those words I rose upwards through the glass floor. Higher until I was level with Joseph. I punched him in the ear. He staggered back, fired streams of lighting, but my armor absorbed […]