Tag Archive | monday

TV Tropes Monday: Apocalypse Cult


  Tweet of the Day: From Dark to Dark: Yes, Women Have Always Written Space Opera  The world as we know it will end, it always does. Don’t believe me, just ask the civilizations of the Hindus river valley, the eastern Mediterranean bronze cultures, or the Western Roman Empire. Wait, you can’t, because they are […]

TV Tropes Monday: The Paladin


    Tweet of the Day: Wasted Youth  The Paladin, that staple of modern fantasy stories and video games, thanks in large part to our old friend, D&D. The Paladin is a heroic champion of good, nearly incorruptible (we will get to that later), fighting the worse evil can offer with a stout heart secured […]

Tropes Monday: Tropes Vs. Women Comes to an End


  Tweet of the Day:  The Mismeasure of Media  Tropes vs. Women, a web series helmed by Anita Sarkeesian has come to an end. Long time readers know that I was and still am a fan of the series due to its concise, critical analysis of tropes in the medium of video games from a […]

TV Tropes Monday: Second Law My Ass


  Tweet of the Day: Industrial Fantasies East and West  Asimov’s Three Law of Robotic Ethics are as follows: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict […]

TV Tropes Monday: Synthwave


  Tweet of the Day: Star Trek and Nostalgia  Synthwave, what we thought the future would sound like back in the 80s, but wait…it is the far away future of 2017! I am confused. Amused? Yes, but also confused. If you remember the 80s (like old geezer me does) you remember the soft saxophones, the […]

TV Tropes Monday: Mundane Dogmatic


  Tweet of the Day: Becoming Deviant How hard is your science fiction? That is a question that lurked in the shadows of the genre since the beginning. For some anything beyond 20 minutes into the future is sci-fi, even if it had elves, psychic magic, and teleportation. For the futurist, science fiction was a […]

TV Tropes Monday: Walking Tanks


  Tweet of the Day: Doggie Keepsake  When the giant robot craze started in Japan in the 1960s, the first robots were essentially gigantic robotic super heroes, a Japanese version of Superman but with missiles, photonic rays and piloted by teenagers with strange hairdos. In reaction to that, other animated shows, went the “real robot” […]