The Droids Have Ears: Surveillance and Technology in the GFFA

There's an odd thing that happens in properties (intellectual properties, or “IPs”, which encompass the entirety of published fictional media) which were created decades before our contemporary social and technological developments went from being fiction to reality. Things we take for granted are mysteriously never added to the official IP, and even fanworks which blend … Continue reading The Droids Have Ears: Surveillance and Technology in the GFFA

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“In Order to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch, You Must First Invent the Universe”

Title courtesy of Carl Sagan Been a while; a lot's changed. I discovered that the worst thing about trying to maintain a weekly blog is trying to come up with things to talk about. I'm still writing, and recently shared a bit of my world-building process with some friends. Another friend asked me for my notes; … Continue reading “In Order to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch, You Must First Invent the Universe”

Soap Operas and Stereotypes [DA2]

I ran across yet another article about how people objected to the romantic interactions that occur in Dragon Age 2. The Straight Male Gamer complains there's not enough content for his demographic; the Gay Male Gamer complains about the portrayal of a bisexual (yes, he's bi, not gay; go play Dragon Age: Awakening, it's mentioned … Continue reading Soap Operas and Stereotypes [DA2]