Category: Rambles and Rants

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Apollo’s Fickleness

You know what we haven’t had in a good, long while? A proper rant. So never fear, intrepid reader, I have come to complain about something which has almost no bearing upon your life and, likewise, will not leave you the better for reading....

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A Tale of Two Mods

It’s the middle of the summer and outside of complaining about the weather, I have little to share. Unless people would be interested in my vacation to Algonquin. Here it is: It was buggy. So instead, I’m going to share my thoughts on how...

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The Most Dangerous Game

We’re going to do something a little differently today. Normally I shy away from talking politics on the blog. People (presumably) come here for entertainment so I try and keep things focused more on that than the nitty, gritty world out there. But things change...

Style and Substance

Alright, so Overwatch is releasing tonight and there’s excitement in the air. Blizzard has been rolling out its marketing machine in celebration and we’ve been treated to several comics and video shorts in order to flesh out the game a bit more before the...

Narrative, Video Games and You

“Let’s go, pal.” These immortal words set the world on fire. At least, they did in my small corner of the intertubes that deals with video games as fans the country over rejoiced at the announcement of the long awaited Fallout 4. You see,...

Lawful or Evil Stupid?

The Nature of Man: Are you Lawful Stupid or Stupid Evil? I’ve complained about the Dungeons and Dragons alignment system in the past. It is a mechanic which I abhor and one that I’ve spent arguing with Derek over for far too many hours. For...

Building Character

Well, I’ve been on such a roll with generic writing advice, it’s time for another post about it! Yes, this also means I don’t have anything else to talk about! How astute! Derek has been experiencing the joys of labour unions and during his...

Surviving the Spotlight

Years ago, I wrote a brief piece on the cliché Mary Sue character that is epidemic in amateur writing and first stories. I touched briefly on my own perspective and philosophy concerning the Mary Sue and how I, ultimately, see it as a destructive...

Worst Writing Suggestion Ever

It’s rant day! How excited are you? I can only assume “very.” Today, I’m going to weigh in on something in which I actually have some qualifications and expertise. While normally I’m just shooting off my opinion, as half or full-baked as it may...