Tag: Media

Worldbuilding Wednesday 5/30/18: Fantasy Villains

A good villain needs a good name.   When writing fantasy, which is a genre that must be larger than life, your villains should be larger than life, too… and that means an evocative name, something to let the reader know they are, indeed, the villain, in whatever made-up language or naming system you’re using. …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 5/23/18: Eurospy

The Cold War just got hotter. Typical poster (note the Sean Connery look-alike) for a Eurospy film.   In the early 1960s James Bond was the coolest fictional character ever. He weathered life-threatening situations with humor and aplomb, handled fisticuffs as well as martinis and expensive suits, and was always able to bed beautiful women. …

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Russia does The Hobbit

In the 1980s the Russians made their own version of The Hobbit (unauthorized — copyrights, shmopyrights!) for TV.   It is not so big budget, but the acting is delightful. I particularly like the baby crocodile Smaug.