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TV Tropes Monday: Trilogy Creep


    Tweet of the Day: Emotional Wound Thesaurus: Being Held Captive Trilogy Creep is what happens when you have an unexpected runaway success. A good thing for working actors, publishers, studios and writers, but not so much for the story itself. The writers didn’t plan on creating longrunners, but they end up being creating […]

TV Tropes Monday: Up Through the Ranks


Tweet of the Day: Emotional Wound Entry    You heard about the Officer and a Gentleman, the type of military officer that if not exactly coming from the upper classes, has at least a degree of university education which tends to put him or her at least a cut above the rest. But not this […]

TV Tropes Monday: Call Back


    Tweet of the Day: The Four Types of Character Flaws    One of the many problems of a longrunner is that keeping everything in continuity can become a bit of a hassle. Enter the Call Back, one of many ways a writer can acknowledge past events in-universe. But this is more than just […]

TV Tropes Monday: Character Derailment


  Tweet of the Day: The Difference Between Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Cyberpunk, Post-Apocalyptic and More    There are few tropes that I hate more than, “I don’t give a damn, I’ll do what I want,” Character Derailment, where in a character changes drastically for reasons that have nothing to do with character growth and have zero […]

TV Tropes: Balance of Power


    Tweet of the Day: Short Fiction News   This trope posits a situation were two or more powerful institutions or groups keep in other in check but that the acts of a third party could unbalance the systems and lead to open conflict (see page link for a common example).  However, the parties […]

Lessons from the Aether: The Gygaxyan Lens


  Tweet of the Day:  Why Are We Still Whitewashing Characters?  ——- The multiple incarnations of Dungeons and Dragons serve and continue to serve as inspirations for many writers in and beyond the Speculative Fiction sphere. But why? There are many reasons why I think Dave Anderson and Gary Gygax creation has such a powerful […]

TV Tropes Monday: A.I. Is a Crapshoot


    Tweet of the Day: Read Only Memories: Is cyberpunk allowed to be this adorable? ——– So you created a new form of life, you weaved electrons, quantum states and electricity and birthed a form of electronic intelligence. You have ushered in the age of Artificial Intelligence. “I detect humans in my presence. Humans […]