The {{blog}} of science-fiction and RPG author [[Creator/CTPhipps C.T Phipps]] (''HaltEvilDoer!''). ''Blog/TheUnitedFederationOfCharles'' chiefly reviews video games, science fiction novels, and media related to video games. The author is known for writing essays regarding video games' social relevance as well as discussing their subtext. Reviews tend to be positive and have many 10 out of 10 scores, which makes the exceptions all the more glaring.

The blog has gone through a number of changes through the years, now being home to more Cthulhu Mythos, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, and Zombie-related media than Star Trek (which it was originally created to review). Charles has also started using the blog to promote his upcoming book series ''Red Room'' and ''Cthulhu Apocalypse'' from Creator/RagnarokPublications.

The blog can be read [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/ here]].

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This blog contains examples of:

* AccentuateTheNegative: Seems to do the opposite as he only likes to review games he enjoys.
* AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues: You be the judge.
** The social satire of VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity. [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2011/10/social-satire-of-batman-arkham-city.html here]]
*** The sexism in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity.'' [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2011/10/sexism-and-gender-politics-in-arkham.html here]]
** The social satire of ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-social-satire-of-dead-rising-2.html here]]
** The social satire of ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution.'' [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2012/03/social-satire-of-deus-ex-human.html here]]
*** The social satire in the DLC. [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2012/03/social-satire-of-deus-ex-human_27.html here]]
** The role of sexuality in ''{{The Witcher}}'' series. [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2012/06/sexuality-and-visual-storytelling-in.html here]]
** The social satire of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance.'' [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-social-satire-of-metal-gear-rising.html here]]
** Subverted by an essay on ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' and its violence where he just says it's mindless fun. [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2011/11/is-grand-theft-auto-series-too-violent.html here]]
*** Did a sequel about sexuality in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' which was much more serious. [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2014/01/grand-theft-auto-v-women-sexism-and.html Here]]
** Discussed ''Series/TrueDetective'' and Lovecraftian horror. [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2014/06/true-detective-and-lovecraftian-horror.html Here]]
* ApologeticAttacker: Seems to be his style for negative reviews.
* ArtifactTitle: Now more about zombies, horror, and post-apocalyptic fiction than Star Trek.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: A BerserkButton for him. Went into a rant about Cole from LANoir saying the Japanese oil embargo was wrong.
* AscendedFanboy: Used to review a lot of books from Permuted Press, now is a writer for them.
** Ditto a Lovecraft fanboy who now writes Lovecraftian fiction.
* AuthorAppeal: Zombies, Post-Apocalypse, Noir, HP Lovecraft, Bethesda Games, Creator/PermutedPress novels, [[StarTrekExpandedUniverse The Star Trek]] and [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse Star Wars Expanded Universes]], and [[{{Pirates}} Pirates]].
** Arguably overanalyzing things.
* AuthorFilibuster: Has several of these as seen above.
** ''[[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2012/05/why-i-love-zombies-musing-on-mindless.html Musings on the Mindless Dead]]''
** ''[[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2014/04/zombies-vs-infected.html How to write a zombie novel]]''
*** Supplemented by ''[[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2012/05/musing-on-lovecraftian-horror.html Zombies vs. Infected]]''
** ''[[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2012/05/musing-on-lovecraftian-horror.html Musings on Lovecraftian Horror]]''
** ''[[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2014/07/what-is-post-lovecraftian.html What is Post-Lovecraftian Horror?]]''
* ApologeticAttacker: Does this when he goes into a rant about how much he hates ''Dead Money'' for ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas.''
* BerserkButton: the review of the VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas DLC ''Dead Money'' is a sharp contrast to his usual style.
** Also seems to have this feeling for people who don't think video games have deep storytelling.
** Has a history of taking points off games he feels are subtextually sexist or racist.
* CapePunk: The trope namer.
* CthulhuMythos: A large portion of his blog is devoted to reviewing Cthulhu Mythos pastiches and adaptations.
* Creator/PermutedPress: Used to review their books, now is one of their authors. Refuses to review books he doesn't like of theirs.
* ExpandedUniverse: Reviews quite a few books from the Dragon Age, Star Wars, Star Trek, and World of Warcraft universes.
* FeministFantasy: Claims to be a fan of these and often brings up women roles in video games or books as a reason to up or lower a score.
* LovecraftLite: Helped codify the term Post-Lovecraftian
* TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds: Not the actual blog itself but the author wrote a setting for it.
* RageQuit: Notable for ''FarCry3'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' Dead Money DLC.
* ReviewBlog
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: Claims this is the basis for his reviews as he is a ''causal gamer who isn't very causal.''
* {{Troper}}: C.T. Phipps is one of these.
* TropeNamer: Post-Lovecraftian.
* SeriousBusiness: Averted or played straight depending on fan.
* UrbanFantasy: What he writes along with Post-Apocalypse Mythos fiction.
* ZombieApocalypse: Reviews a LOT of books relating to this.

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