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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: 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: No Such Agency


    Tweet of the Day: On Writing- Editing   You don’t know us, You never heard of us, We were never here, For we don’t exist. There is No Such Agency. When a writer wants a super-double-secret government agency to operate behind the scenes, this is the trope the summon from the shadows. An […]

TV Tropes Monday: Just Plane Wrong


    Tweet of the Day: Emotional Wound Entry: Being Bullied War is a common themes in media. Afterall nothing else packs the conflict, high stakes and drama to fuel a successful franchise or intellectual property like war. However, there is a tendency for artists, even those with military backgrounds to, well, get things Just […]

TV Tropes Monday: Cyber Punk is Techno


Tweet of the Day: Lara’s Fall    Cyber Punk is Techno, because if you want to convey the strident sour notes of a technological dystopia, nothing says that like electronic music. But this trope shows that all art is a product of its times. Cyberpunk is techno precisely because that was how the collective ID […]

TV Tropes: Love to Hate


    Tweet of the Day: Stranger Things: A Dungeons & Dragons History Check I sign of good writing is when a story contains one or more villains that we Love to Hate. A good villain is one that the audience relishes even as they despise them. But creating such a character is not easy. […]

TV Tropes Monday: Butterfly of Doom


  Tweet of the Day: How to Create an Enduring Book Brand As a plot device, time travel can be…tricky. It opens up a whole universe of ideas and also opens up a bin full of plot derailments. It is no surprise then that many a time travel plot includes the following caveat, “Don’t touch […]