Tag Archive | technology

TV Tropes Monday: Our Graphics Will Suck in the Future


Tweet of the Day: Screaming for Vengeance Have you ever watched an old sci-fi movie, even a classic like Star Wars and thought,”Wait a minute, computers don’t look like that!” Welcome to Our Graphics Will Suck in the Future! The obvious answer is that movies like Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Alien (and its sequel) […]

TV Tropes Monday: Boarding Party


Tweet of the Day: It’s a Caturday Snippet!(Fluctuations Expert) ——- Space is an Ocean so at some point brave heroes or villainous raiders will want to board your ship, space station or asteroid. Enter the Boarding Party. And enter they will…wait that was a very bad pun…shame on me. But this trope is one of […]

Space for Rent: Popping the Industry Bubble


Tweet of the Day: The Great Gamer Migration of 2016 ——– In recent days I’ve noticed a division regarding the announcement of the Xbox One. On one side you have the industry insiders, those whose profit margins depend on staying on the good graces of the big players of the industry blithely dismissing consumer concerns […]

Genre as Argument: Science Fiction


Tweet of the Day:  Bidding Farewell to the Comfort Zone ——- If science fiction makes an argument, it is one centered around technology: either it will improve our lives or it will devastate us. Each sub-genres within it stakes a place along the scale of idealism versus cynicism. Born out of the combination of the […]

Space for Rent: Age of Discernment


Tweet of the Day: Problems with Feminist Labels ——– dis·cern·ment noun \di-ˈsərn-mənt, -ˈzərn-\ 1 : the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure : skill in discerning 2 : an act of perceiving or discerning something. That’s the basic definition according to Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. But wait, there is more: discernment, […]

Weekend Roundup: July 22-28


Tweet of the Day: How to write a synopsis ——- I hate to admit it, but I like the more relaxed posting schedule. While pressure to post was and is a great motivator to write, I don’t feel like I HAVE to press the publish button at the one second past midnight (local time). That […]

July 2012 Blog Chain: Arcadia


Tweet of the Day: Writing Wednesday: Guerrilla Editing ——- What do you know, another blog chain from our friends at Absolute Water Cooler forums.  So lets see what they cooked up for this month: This month’s prompt: Independence and Slavery You can do either or both, compare and contrast. Write wherever the prompt inspires you, […]

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 […]

World Building Wednesdays: The Checklist


Tweet of the Day: Trolling the Trollosphere – Staying Sane in a World of Crazy ——- I always start a new project with a checklist, or series of checklist. They serve two purposes, first as a brainstorming device the second to map key world building points. The second point requires further explanation. Let say I’m […]

Space for Rent: Writing and the Cultural Lens


Tweet of the Day: The Importance of Reaching Beyond Female Stereotypes ——- As I write this post, I come to realize that this little Friday spot has become synonymous with commentary, media criticism and general social awareness that is, at best, tangential to the whole “writer’s blog/book blog” theme. And I’m okay with that. Hence […]