The norm always applies no matter how preposterous the setting, like “what if people’s farts were visible.”
Miracles. Fantastic happenings. World building. All part and parcel of creating a story’s world.
But why is it that in one setting, the ability to produce a spark of flame is a magical miracle, while in another, you have people routinely teleporting to different planets for a small fee?
Aside from the fact that the author wrote it that way, of course.
Continue reading “Setting Norms: Mundane Fantasy”
And unlike Pokemon, they get to SWITCH their moves at the start of each day.
Don your pointy hats and ostentatious robes, get your character sheets and start picking out your most useful and overpowered spells, folks! This post has arrived, neither early nor late, but precisely when I meant to show it!
Masters of magic. Sorcerers supreme. Wizards of Waverly Palace…! …Oh, sorcerers are actually a different thing? Oh, OK then. So yeah, what ARE wizards?
Continue reading “Fabletop Classes: Wizardly Applications”
Green Lantern simultaneously represents the character who is “one of the most powerful” as well as “a mere mortal”.
In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might, beware my power, Green Lantern’s light!
If you don’t know that oath, then what are you doing reading DC comics?
Well, all the same, whether you don’t know and wanna learn more, or you DO know and just wanna read redundant info you already know, go ahead and read this article!
Buckle up, folks. It’s time for justice. SPACE justice.
And JUSTICE BUTT.
Continue reading “Green Lantern: The Galaxy’s Nightlight”
“Things are going well. How are they going to slip up?”
So here you are surfing the internet, thinking you can get on with your day of watching cat videos and streaming Fortnite. WHEN SUDDENLY, A WILD POST APPEARS TO DISTRACT YOU!
…What? No! Get back here! It’s an interruption I am powerless to enforce! Go on, make the mistake of reading it!
…Well, I suppose my plans have hit quite the setback, then.
Continue reading “Setbacks: In The Interests Of Conflict”
Not for the first nor the last time, he had to fight the feeling that he was prancing on rooftops in the nude and climbing like a chimpanzee in the Borneo jungle.
Well, it’s that time of the month again, folks! Where I, a writer writing about writing stuff, attempt to do stuff that is actually writing! And what image shall be the inspiration for this month’s tale?
Remember: Art is meant to elevate mankind.
So clearly, this is going to be a very tasteful and refined short story. One which asks the most fundamental question at the very core of our psyche:
Who would win in a fight: A werewolf or a velociraptor?
Continue reading “Final Week Fables: Dapperwolf vs. Philosoraptor”
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.
Well, gee. With a title you can plainly see, I wonder what this week’s topic could be about?
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?
Continue reading “Politics: Voting For The Messes”
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!
Continue reading “Ret’s Review: Bloodborne”