Cindy Koepp reviews Edward Brody’s “Eden’s Gate” and cursing as an expletive and explanative power

Today we will be meta-reviewing Cindy Koepp's review of Edward Brody's Eden Gate.  There was some kerfuffle over her review, and I haven't reviewed anything in forever, so this is a good time. In review news, I'm going through the new Awaken Online: Precipice book by Travis Bagwell.  It's amazing thus far, I have only heard… Continue reading Cindy Koepp reviews Edward Brody’s “Eden’s Gate” and cursing as an expletive and explanative power

Man of Steel: Crafting the Average Story

In the previous discussion of antagonists, there were a few take-home points. The villain or antagonist should be specifically geared towards the protagonist.  The antagonist should hit the hero in his weakest points. The side characters should serve to highlight the moral dilemma of the main character. The main character should want the same thing… Continue reading Man of Steel: Crafting the Average Story

Building the Antagonist: LitRPG Analysis. Or why Batman vs. Superman Fails

A tale of Two Batmans If you were to ask, "Who is the most memorable recent movie villain?" most people would point to Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.  If you were to ask, "Who is a decent villain in a Superman film?" the answer would probably be Zod from Man of Steel.  And if you were… Continue reading Building the Antagonist: LitRPG Analysis. Or why Batman vs. Superman Fails