LitRPG problems again, when to ban

So there's more drama in the community, with the usual person, Aleron, being at the center of it. Aleron is known for hammer-banning, I posted this up in my review of the trademark case as a reason why people don't trust him.  Before reading the rest of this, go over that post to get the… Continue reading LitRPG problems again, when to ban

Damn the Reviewers, or why video game critics and movie critics are often at odds with the audience

There's a joke amongst journalists.  "Journalism:  The pay is crap.  On the other hand, everyone hates you." There's a clear disconnect between what game journalists say about games, and what gamers say about games.  There's the same divide between movie critics and regular movie goers and books that people are reading on Amazon vs. what… Continue reading Damn the Reviewers, or why video game critics and movie critics are often at odds with the audience

Why Hollywood Can’t Write Women: Wonder Woman, Force Awakens, and The Last Jedi

I've often criticized books for overpowered protagonists, failure to follow Sanderson's laws of magic, (which I will revise to Sanderson's laws of special powers), use of plot coupons, subversion without a cause, and conflicts between text and subtext. In order to further flesh that out, I will analyze three movies that illustrate this problem, as… Continue reading Why Hollywood Can’t Write Women: Wonder Woman, Force Awakens, and The Last Jedi

Stephen Morse on professionalism

Here's the link, h/t Matthew Sylvester for telling me WordPress didn't do a great job showing this.   Authors, Internet Drama, and Public Image Snippet: Authors, Internet Drama, and Public Image Written 12/02/2016 This is not my November status update. Everything regarding ongoing projects, where I’m at, and future directions shall be shoveled into another post somewhere. Maybe… Continue reading Stephen Morse on professionalism

Featured non-LitRPG author: Glynn Stewart and two very quick reviews

People are doing sell-someone-else's-stuff Saturday. So my pick today, (better late than never), is Glynn Stewart Author. I've gone through most of his books and if you like M.R. Forbes, you will probably find yourself a fan of Glynn Stewart. Very quick informal reviews: Lion Quest by Michael-Scott Earle. Book 1 is the most problematic, because there's an… Continue reading Featured non-LitRPG author: Glynn Stewart and two very quick reviews