Tag Archive | magic

Wizards’ World War (s.3) Dispatch 12: Hat in Hand

Tweet of the Day: Strings of Retaliation – 16a – Lamb ——- ——- Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 11 –  Dispatch 13 ——- Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Arbatskaya Square, Moscow, 8 May, 9:01hrs +4 GMT The former Director of the DSGE, now Director of Military Affairs entered […]

Genre as Argument: Dark Fantasy

Tweet of the Day: Sword and Laser Anthology ——- This sub-genre of fantasy puts the dark back into the dark ages. It is an counter argument to the idea of an Arcadian past. The worlds portrayed in dark fantasy are dirty, messy, violent and by our standards immoral. All the familiar elements are there, but […]

A Look Back at Season 2 of Wizards’ World War

Tweet of the Day: Planet-hoping might not be so silly ——– January 3, 2012 The kickoff point for Season 2. Only seven months ago, give a week or two and yet it feels like I have been doing this for ages. A fairly good set of ages I may add. What started as a sort […]

World Building Wednesday: The Outer Limits of Power

Tweet of the Day: Information Density and Selecting Planks for Story Scaffolding ——– At some point in the creation of your speculative fiction universe you have to decide what are the outer limits of the powers, abilities or magic that make or are used in the universe. Some common limits are (following last week talk […]

Wizards’ World War (s.2) Dispatch 18: My Brother’s Keeper

Tweet of the Day: Strings of Retaliation – 8a – Show ——- Season 1 – Dispatch (s.2) 1 – Dispatch 17 – Dispatch 19 ——- Brick Factory Yard, Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan, UK, 1 August 22:28 hrs GMT I stood at the edge of the cone of b bright light projected by one of the many floodlights […]

Wizards’ World War (s.2) Dispatch 15: Down Time

Tweet of the Day: Strings of Retaliation- 5a- Office ——- Season 1 – Dispatch (s.2) 1 – Dispatch 14 – Dispatch 16 ——- Housing Estate, Harlow, Essex, UK, 28 July, 09:32 hrs GMT I felt too tired to sleep or do anything else but wonder around the tiny flat in a daze. It was a […]

Zombies Don’t Work for Me

Tweet of the Day: Spreading the Love ——- Unless you’re using some sort of magic to make them shamble into existence, zombies don’t work for me. I know everybody is crazy about the Z-word these days, from the zombie apocalypse to the latest YA Z-Romance, but walking rotting corpses aren’t scary or lovable. Funny, oh […]