Student or Learner
ok, i get that when writing from writer perspective/encyclopedia, you put past tense, say star trek or something. but if i talking to someone about what happens in story. whats ok and whats not?
when talking to someone about what happens: should it be the federation got it ass kicked at so and so or the federation gets it's ass kick at so and so?
In narration, you can use the past or the present, or even start in the past and change to the present: I was on my way here and this guy comes up to me...
The present may make things seem more vivid and brings the events closer.