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Worldbuilding 14.4 – Lead

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Welcome to another edition of the Madness Worldbuilding series. Starting with 2016, we are finishing up the Metals of Antiquity, the first set of metals known to the world since Ancient times and remained the only known metals until the 1700’s. Today we look at a really important metal: Lead.

Unlike all the metals we’ve reviewed so far, this one has had continuous use since it was founded. Even today, we use or touch something that has Lead in it. This is an important metal for you to consider for your book, even though it is a common metal, it has many uses worth noting.

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Character and Plot Assassination — Oblivion

When I heard a film was being made called Oblivion, then nerd in me thought it was going to be an Elder Scrolls film. I was a bit disappointed and a bit relieved. I recently watched this film and was again blown away by Tom Cruise.

As I’ve mentioned in my Jack Reacher review, I am not a big fan of the man Tom Cruise but am a huge fan of the actor. Very few films have I not liked with him as an actor. This film is no exception.

What I like about this film is several things. First is that there are many hints of there being deception in all of this right from the beginning. But it is not being drilled into you as, “It’s so obvious there is something happening you idiot”, but a subconscious thought of “something seems off, but I don’t know what”. I think this called into question of some of the panning in America that often times, as with a lot of sci-fi, it required viewers to think. Many people disliked the Matrix films for the same reasons.

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