Tag Archive | tropes

TV Tropes Monday: New Neo City

TV Tropes Monday: New Neo City


  Tweet of the Day:  A Spell for You   Your colony ship lands in a virgin world and your crew is ready to create the first settlement upon it. But what should you call it? Do you name it after the leader of your star nation? Perhaps use the name of your significant other? […]

TV Tropes Monday: Cassette Futurism


  Tweet of the Day: The Ghost Veil  Welcome to Y-398X. Communicate across the Known Space through our proprietary PlanetServe system that provides vid-phone, electronic mail, and fax support to all our customers for the low price of 1crd per hour (+inter-systems fees). Listen to the latest synth-hits in your portable High Density Micro-CD system […]

TV Tropes Monday: Expospeak Gag


  Tweet of the Day: Kittens, Just Kittens Today we will write about a literary device commonly employed in media, such as, but not limited to, movies, television, books and video games. This literary device serves to explain to the audience a key feature of the setting construction, such as the inner workings of said […]

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: Humanoid Aliens


  Tweet of the Day:  Links Roundup 02/10/17 Those pesky aliens are so troublesome. You want to inject an exotic element to your expansive space opera but if you make your aliens well…too alien, you will spend more time in info dumps about their physiology or culture than in shoot outs with space pirates (or […]

TV Tropes Monday: Adaptive Ability


  Tweet of the Day: Is This Thing Still On? Want to create a near invincible enemy? One that survives everything the protagonist throw at them? You could give them strong armor, great speed, or a devastating form of attack. Or you can give the an Adaptive Ability. This time of opponent can adapt to […]

TV Tropes Monday: Hegemonic Empire


  Tweet of the Day: The Adult Appeal in Young Adult  The Hegemonic Empire is one that rules indirectly, through what many call, “Soft Power“. There are three reasons why an empire might chose to rule this way: Cultural/Historical: The empire rose from rebellion from another empire or has as guiding principles the ideas of […]