Nerd life for May 29th 2017
This will be mostly older links as I had an unusually rough month and this piece was delayed because of it. Of course I don’t really have a set deadline for these sort of things. Maybe I should set one?
Anyway since this happened during Space Opera Week I just want to start by pitching my favorite novel of all time. H. Beam Piper’s Space Viking.
It’s a classic, almost archetypal space opera; with a central revenge plot and focus on the questions of civilization versus barbarism, the nature of leadership and the duty of men. Very 1950’s and oddly in hindsight rather Alt-Right to boot. I literally cannot recommend this book more.
Rick Stump having fun with a certain underused trope.
He’s got about three or four of these but think this is the funniest one.
Raging Golden Eagle on Marvel choosing DEATH before de-convergence.
PowerWolf- Army of The Night
Urge to Deus Vult rising! Powerwolf has this very interesting thing going on where they introduce just enough Catholic Horror themes into their Black Metal to provide a sense of contrast. A spot of light to accompany the darkness.
“Evil Queens are Princesses who were never rescued.”
A very interesting writer’s article on how villains have an origin
Remember GamerGate happened for a reason. This piece hit a little to close to home for me.
Actual Science? This is apparently a big deal. Let’s see how Greenpeace finds a way to bitch about it.
How to pronounce German Military words
Not only is this video very useful for wargamers it turns out that IRL Trolls can shout random German words in order to trigger snowflakes and confuse the normies.
Jon Mollison discussing his latest novel (at the time, I think put out another one since then.) In the course of which Jon goes over the difference between natural diversity and forced diversity and how the former can develop over the course of writing a proper story.
Russell Newquist touches on an interesting piece of Medieval myth.
This here is wizard country but y’all need to be careful throwing that magic around.