Politics: Voting For The Messes

But when we expect the Care Bears to literally defeat evil with positive thinking, it may be VERY unwelcome when they discuss Care-A-Lot’s latest fiscal report.

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Well, gee. With a title you can plainly see, I wonder what this week’s topic could be about?

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Using YOUR tax dollars!

…That’s right! It’s POLITICS! One of the jobs it is acceptable to deride as a wretched hive of scum and villainy, right up there with lawyers and your childhood dentist!

But what do huge executive decisions have to do with WRITING? Well, let’s take a look, shall we?

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Ret’s Review: Bloodborne

On the whole, think of it as Monster Hunter’s bloodthirsty cousin and contrast the two.

The Blood Moon rises. The Hunt begins. The Nightmare never ends. And you, Hunter, are stuck in the middle of it all. With blade, with gun, with blood, slay the Beasts. Slay this Nightmare.

…Alright, now that I’ve gotten the obligatory “talk like a member of the fandom” intro out of the way, I’m here to talk about Bloodborne, which was free during PS Plus’s March rotation.

So here I am reviewing a game which has been out long enough for a fandom to pop up and mine every bit of lore out of it.

And which is no longer free as of the time of this post.

While being a complete and total newbie to From Software RPGs.

I’m sure this will go GREAT!

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Final Week Fables: Knights At The Kids’ Table

Apparently, displaying the corpse of Le Fay’s little acolyte who was cursing my fields has discouraged further uprisings.

Hey, hey, it’s the last weekend of the month! Or at the very least, it was. That means it’s time for another SHORT STORY! …Of COURSE I have an audience looking forward to these! Can I pull this off a SECOND time?

So, what will be The Write Stuff’s next short story/mini-fic? What MONSTROSITIES lurk within his image folder? And based on the picture alone, just WHAT will be written about it?

And this month’s picture iiiiiiis:

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HELLO, TINY PEOPLE. I WOULD LIKE TO AXE YOU A FEW QUESTIONS. HAHAHA, I SLAY ME.

So let us go back through the mists of time and legend. An age of chivalry, valour, and strange women distributing swords at the bottom of lakes as the basis for government. For at the Round Table of King Arthur’s court, the greatest of knights gather to serve as a shining example of humanity. And THESE…are not those knights.

Without further ado, I now present: The Knights at the Kids’ Table!

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Foreshadowing: The Power Of Prophecy

The irony is not lost on me that there was zero foreshadowing for a post about foreshadowing.

 

Did you think you finally knew everything there was to know about this blog?

You just stepped into a much bigger world, friend.

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Power Class: Durability

“If not for my adapto-armour’s polyhedron collision technology, that psycho-punch would have cracked me open like an egg!”

Once again, we return with another in a series about powers!

That none of my dozen or so readers asked for.

But, much like today’s topic, I have thick skin, an indomitable spirit, and I’m too stupid to know when to quit!

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Structure 101: The Beginning Of The End

And if all endings are just leading into new beginnings, then hope never dies.

There are many ways to look at stories: Stories are about conflict, stories are about themes and messages, stories are just for entertainment, stories are a bright spot in a dark universe, stories are how we face our inner demons, stories are a series of words arranged in a certain way in order to describe a series of events.

But beneath all that quotable fluff that’s fodder for inspiration porn, beyond the genres and motives, stories share something under the hood: A beginning, middle, and end.

And now, the end is here. The final part of this small series.

I hope I’ve brought you cheer, and not the pain of courtroom juries.

I’ve talked from start to mid,  with nothing hid, wrote in a wry way.

And more, no more than this, I blogged it my way.

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Structure 101: Middling In The Middle

In fact, it is precisely because it is in motion and in progress that we say people get interrupted in the middle of-

There are many ways to look at stories: Stories are about conflict, stories are about themes and messages, stories are just for entertainment, stories are a bright spot in a dark universe, stories are how we face our inner demons, stories are a series of words arranged in a certain way in order to describe a series of events.

But beneath all that quotable fluff that’s fodder for inspiration porn, beyond the genres and motives, stories share something under the hood: A beginning, middle, and end.

…What do you mean I’m reusing last week’s intro? That’s an introduction designed to maintain continuity within a shared topic!

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