Blood Magic Season 2: A Look Back

I debated whether I should do a reflections post for season two at all.  Since I started doing the release posts, most of the ground that I would cover in such a post is covered in those, instead, and I don’t want to be redundant.  While Blood Magic is a major part of IGC Publishing at this point, making up the bulk of its content, I still want to be able to appeal to and attract readers who may not be interested in that particular series.  However, I found after I finished the season two finale that I had enough to say about the season as a whole to make this post worth writing.  Plus, I try to keep from putting spoilers to the events of the episode in the release posts, so consider this you spoiler warning: I do not intend to be so careful here.

It’s a Not-So-Small World

couple of days, and I will get to my destination quickly, with readily available food, shelter, fuel, and other resources readily available in familiar forms all along the way.  I can get in an airplane and fly anywhere in the world with a minimum of effort and time expended.  Even more remarkably, I can take out my phone and conduct a live video conference with people in a dozen different countries, and we’ll hardly notice a delay.

Training Montages

if you haven’t heard the phrase “training montage,” you’ve probably encountered one.  They are pervasive in modern storytelling, especially in speculative fiction, to the point where the only techniques that might be more overused are prologues and flashbacks.  Like prologues and flashbacks, they are overused for a reason, serving several valuable purposes in the narrative process, but so many of them have been done, with only mediocre execution, that the technique itself has become tiresome.