Tag Archive | morality

Space for Rent: I Am Not Straight, I Am Heterosexual

  Tweet of the Day: A Handmaid’s Tale Is a Warning to Conservative Women     “I am a Christian.” Are not Lutherans, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Mennonites, Anglicans, Eastern Orthodox, and Quakers not Christians? Or are they not the “right” kind of Christian? Which means that those other denominations are “wrong” somehow. It is true […]

World Building Thursday: Legal Systems

  Tweet of the Day: Thou Shall Make Time to Write ——- Many an author, when creating a fictional society will do one of two things, either borrow from modern law codes or create arbitrary laws for their society, just to give it a sense of uniqueness. But the law is more than just a […]

Space for Rent: The Roots of All Evil

Tweet of the Day: “Pete & Pete’ Was All White People!” ——- For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1 Timothy, King James Bible. Greed, not money is the root of all evil. […]

Lessons from the Aether: Sherlock and the Ubernmench

Tweet of the Day: My Kingdom for a Parking Lot (or Car Park) ——- For all the talk about rooting for the underdog or siding with the little guy, we read stories to experience vicariously the deeds of those better than ourselves whether they are stronger, faster, richer, more famous or any other superlative that […]

TV Tropes Monday: Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped

Tweet of the Day: The Dark Heart of the American West, or Some Musings on Blood Meridian ——- Sometimes an author needs to make himself clear, lets he be misunderstood by lack of clarity or worse omission. That’s when he goes to the Acme Anvil Factory and orders a couple of dozen of this trope. […]

TV Tropes Monday: Moral Event Horizon

Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 6.18: Hollywood Formula ——– This trope activates the moment a character does something so horrible, so despicable and so unforgivably evil there is no turning back. Past this point the character (or group, race, family, etc) enter Complete Monster territory while taking a piss on every warning sign and […]