What Makes Horror A Crash Through the Dark and Scary First of all, apologies for the gap in posts. I had some stuff to do. Secondly: I do not like horror, it confuses and stresses me out but I got a request, so. Here we go! Warning: As Horror Is Quite A Graphic Genre, I … Continue reading Stupendous Sci-Fi: Errors and Rewrites
Everyone Can Fly Piloting is a skill that takes years to master. I was in air cadets for four years and I still only understand the bare minimum. Like, I could do it if I had no other choice, but it would end terribly. So in Sci-Fi, why is it that everyone and their grandma … Continue reading Stupendous Sci-Fi: Errors and Reroutes
Superpowers The idea was to bring together a group of of remarkable people to see if they could become something more. To see if they could work together when we needed them to, to fight the battles that we never could. Nick Fury, The Avengers A staple of heroes is that they're above the ordinary, they … Continue reading Stupendous Sci-Fi: Errors and Reroutes
Outlining: Benefits and Banes One of the big questions that go around writing communities as a sort of ice-breaker is are you a planner or a pantser? It's a fun little game that tells people about their peers, but to an outsider, those are empty words. So let's start by defining them. A planner is … Continue reading Epic Fantasy: Queries and Quandaries
The Causes of War http://vsbattles.wikia.com/wiki/Ares_(Myth) War is complicated and possibly one of the most horrific things in the world. It pits man against man and it dehumanizes everyone. No country truly ever wins a war. It's an interesting backdrop for many stories because it puts your characters through hell and back. It can be used … Continue reading Epic Fantasy: Queries and Quandaries
A redemption arc is a popular trope that helps shift views on characters or simply makes the character feel better about themselves. So what makes or breaks a redemption arc?
Myth Analysis: The Unicorn Unicorns are some of the most beloved mythical creatures in pop culture, perhaps because of how 'beautiful' the modern image of the unicorn is. It's easy to love an animal that's white, sparkly and poops rainbows. But the unicorn is also one of Europe's weirdest and oldest mythological creatures, appearing in … Continue reading Epic Fantasy: Peeves and Problems
Lovecraftian Horror Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.H. P. Lovecraft Let me say this about Lovecraft; the man was a racist, paranoid, shamble of a man. I do not like him. This is undeniable and now that I have established it, I will do my best to avoid the topic. However, I cannot deny … Continue reading Epic Fantasy: Quandaries and Questions
The Devil's in the Details Why considering all factors of a culture is important World building is complicated; all the factors that make cultures what they are today took hundreds, if not thousands of years to develop. Religion, food, music, language, economic systems, hierarchies and all of that are all really really complicated. Today, I'm … Continue reading Epic Fantasy: Quandaries and Questions
Space Fantasy and Sci-Fi are both core parts of the geeky world. It's fun to play around with how reality and the rest of the world work.