Eastern Story Structure

I recently asked you, my beloved readers, if you would like me to do an essay on Eastern storytelling traditions as opposed to Western. The support for this was overwhelming.  Three of you said, yes. Let’s begin. Hakawati, is the Arabic tradition of story telling wherein each story must have… Beloved Readers: Uh, Cataline that wasn’t […]

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Interesting Times

There used to be two basic kinds of Inuit villages.  Whale hunters and Salmon fishers. When the whalers landed a whale, times were fat.  There was plenty of everything because there is a lot to go around when you are living off of a whale.  Unless there aren’t any whales to hunt.  Put a pin in this one. We […]

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Burning Their Own Temples

They continue to burn their own phanes and temples and dance naked in the ruins, even though they really shouldn’t because SJWs do NOT look good that way.  Not even a little bit. No art survives contact with fourth-wave feminism.  Corrosive politics have to be injected into any work and it burns away any integrity that […]

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RE:Play…Protostar

In 1992 the Chief Financial Officer of Sierra Entertainment, Edmond Heinbockel, had had enough.  I’m not sure what he had had enough of, but he had clearly had IT.  He led a walk out of Sierra and with the aid of several former Sierra devs started a new company in 1992, Tsunami Media. Tsunami shuttered their operations in […]

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From Ace of Spades: “My Self-Isolation Quarantine Diary Day 1 – I Can Do This!! Got enough food and wine to last a month! Day 2 – Opening my 8th bottle of Wine. I fear wine supplies might not last! Day 3 – Strawberries: Some have 210 seeds, some have 235 seeds. Who Knew?? Day […]

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Kay-Kay is in T-r-o-u-b-l-e!

I won’t say that things couldn’t be worse for the American entertainment industry. They could. Civilization hasn’t genuinely fallen apart. There is a very faint light at the end of the tunnel. Their services can be sold again once the great lock-down is over. But it’s very rough going for now. When this first broke, […]

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Is Black Widow Still Alive?

I can’t help but wonder why the hell they are making the Black Widow movie? Typically speaking, a prequel that features a character that died in the previous movie, doesn’t do all that well in the box office. I mean, why would you take an interest? Even if you really, really liked the character it’s […]

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The Fall of Couture Begging

You would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at this.  Or maybe you do need one? Regardless, there are layoffs coming to Patreon and Kickstarter. Now this really shouldn’t be a surprise. Not when to take the big picture view of their market plan. One of the most common ways for a […]

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