Tag Archive for Star Trek

Literary Terms – Catastrophe

large_open_bookHere’s a word we often hear. But do you know what it means? Most people would say something really bad, and they’d be right, but like most definitions, there is more to it than that. It has another meaning rich with history and today we will explore that to help us understand what a catastrophe is when we write, and how it can be both a positive and negative thing.

 

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Illusion of Control – A to Z Challenge, Literary Terms

II’ve been getting good responses to my challenge this year, very much like last year. This makes me very glad that others enjoy this stuff as much as I do. Last year was a lot of fun to do and this year is proving to be quite the challenge. By that rate, next year will be a monster of epic proportions… unless I do something else.

Today we have Illusion of Control.

 

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Ego, Id, & Super-Ego – A to Z Challenge, Literary Terms

EIt is now a new week of A to Z Challenge. Last week was quite informative, offering us new insights into the world and how to apply that to our writing. Well, that was only the beginning. This week will give you a new way to think about everything.

Today we discuss 3 terms that are very very close to each other. Ego, Id, and Super-Ego. So, strap your thinking caps on and keep your hands inside the cart at all times.

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Confabulation – New Age Literary Terms

large_open_bookToday is a good term, coming from Psychology. We are talking about Confabulation. Doesn’t even seem like a real word, does it? This deals with how characters can sometimes create whole events that never happened, yet unaware its false. Enjoy.

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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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Plot and Character Assassination – Star Trek VI: Battle for Peace (explained)

large_open_bookWelcome to Plot and Character Assassination. Each article will discuss various plot and character concept we find in a variety of media, putting them into the squared circle and dissecting them down to their very core to understand them in a way that only writers can. From this, we can gain new insight that we may not previously had and obtain a new understanding.

This article discusses the final battle of Star Trek VI. Now maybe it is the nerd in me, but when I watch a movie that I’ve seen many times over I begin asking questions about what I am watching. Now yes, I am a big time Star Trek fan. I can even claim that I watched it from birth, because when my Mother held me in her arms for the first time, Star Trek (TOS) was on the TV she was watching.

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Liebster Award – Thanks Sophie, Tasha, and Sara

liebsteraward_05142014Time once again for the Liebster Award. I had received this honor once before, and you can read that here. I thought about just ignoring it as I’ve done it once already and have a lot to do, but for my second go round I have been nominated 3 times for it. So I’m going to do it part of the way through.

 

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Zero Approval Gambit & Zero-Sum Game — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

ZThe end is now. We have finally come to the last letter. What a trip it has been. I made a challenge almost too difficult. It pushed my creativity to a whole new level. I feel like crying. OMG. I’m really more glad than anything else. While I am happy with the turnout, I am happy to bring my blog back to normal in May.

In this challenge, I’ve learned a lot. More than I thought I knew, and I helped many others learn as well. That’s the biggest compliment of all. I’ve also made some friends, many of whom I wish to know for a very long time.

Today is Zero Approval Gambit and Zero-Sum Game.

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Xanatos Gambit & xX Centric Plots — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

XHardest letter to date. I’m betting it will be the hardest of the last 3. How do I measure how hard this was? I have about 6 different resources to find terms to transform into literary terms for my blog. With X, I found only 1 in all of those resources. The second one, I made up. You can do a Google search for both terms, figure out which one is made up, or just read below. Do note, that even though one is made up, I feel that it is still important to know.

So get ready for Xanatos Gambit and xX Centric Plots. And for this one, working as hard as I have on this letter, I really want to hear your responses.

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Wild Card & Will to Live — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

WWe willfully wantingly wrangled while whailing, where wallfish wobbling when worrying working weapons without what were weakness won why was writing whimsically what waiting wok walk while whipping wang wipe.
-W for What the fuck!?

My play on V for Vendetta

Today is Wild Card and Will to Live, both which describe characters.

 

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