Storytelling

At it’s core, the Unified Republic of Stars is still a storytelling site. And many things inspire the stories we tell, from technological advancements to recent scientific discoveries. There are posts that deal with the art of storytelling or have ideas that could be used by storytellers.

Blog: Don’t Tell Stories as a Flashback

Atomic Blonde was a fine film. Until you realize that nothing was ever at stake because the filmmakers cheated the audience of real tension thanks to a lazy storytelling device.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm April 17, 2018 Tags: , ,
Blog: Nine Fox Gambit

Are you a fan of sci-fi that never bothers to explain anything, dark settings that make Warhammer: 40K seem cheery, a culture that overvalues the metaphorical creatures they’ve chosen to represent themselves with, and a main character that you really couldn’t care about? Then I have a book for you!

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm September 13, 2016 Tags: , , , ,
Blog: Examples of Why It’s Horrible To Be A Kid Today

Was I too harsh in Ep 1.4 of the podcast? Look at these stories and tell me that if you had kids you might not make a run for the colonies also.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , , ,
3.2 – Drinking: A Question of Morality, Part II

The New Age of Morality Act is now law. But people are still doing everything they had been just a lot more were now in jail. How well do you think the people of the Republic are going to react to this?

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm November 6, 2015 Tags: , , , , ,
3.1 – Drinking: A Question of Morality, Part I

This week, in the first of two parts, we discuss how the New Age of Morality Act came to be. An act that was intended to make the Republic a better place and its people a better people.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm October 21, 2015 Tags: , , , , , ,