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this is a humble little post about the pleasantly diverse sexual orientation representation in the metal gear series, aka yes homo
Halloween is coming
Pokemon is making a push to make this year’s Halloween eerier than usual, creating a special KowaPoke (kowai Pokemon, or “scary Pokemon”) webpage dedicated…
I haven’t yet, but I will. Perdido’s plot kind of sucked, so I’m glad there’s a better Bas-Lag novel waiting for me. I’ve had Embassytown sitting around forever though, I should finish reading that.
That’s a good point. Personally I like 40k’s grimdarkness because it’s as obviously tongue-in-cheek as it is extremely terrible. I think we feel better about gritty worlds when we can tell the author is exercising some self-awareness around them. Like a “yeah I know, but bear with me” kind of thing. (ASOIAF for instance.) Otherwise it’s easy to go “well this is dumb” and drop it. And it is hard sometimes to gauge how ironic Mieville is being with the setting.
(It’s funny, I actually thought the opposite about the Ambassador scene AND the Handlingers. To me they were super-contrived and brought nothing to the table as far as worldbuilding was concerned, and they crossed into levels of Cool-But-Stupid that seemed incongruent with the rest of the setting. Maybe more appropriate for 40k. Or Axe Cop.)