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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 […]

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 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 […]

Genre in a Shoebox


    Tweet of the Day: Bustin’ Makes Boys Feel Sad- Why Ghostbusters is So Hated  As I delved deep insight a dwemer (dwarves in The Elder Scrolls games) ruin in Skyrim, I remember how much I loved exploring the halls full of steam pipes, robots and weird techo-magical devices. Which is weird because the […]

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 […]