« on: August 03, 2014, 01:07:29 pm »
Your innocence proves nothing.
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I've seen a lot of posterGASM-like material from (seemingly) non-discordian sources in the past year or two. I can't say if this is a success, a cynical re-appropriation by the Spectacle, or just something relating to awareness or the group I associate with. But, if we don't do posterGASM, the straights will -- and while I don't have strong feelings either way about that, it might push some decisions.
When you say, (seemingly) non-discordian sources, do you mean the material does not seem to convey the type of humor or style that a Discordian is likely to use, or do you just mean that you don't recognize the posters themselves from any of the posterGASM collections you've seen?
I'm just wondering if those posters are, themselves, not Discordian at all in nature, or just not from a recognizable discordian source.
I'm finding it hard to come up with words today, my head is in a weird place, apologies if my question is confusing or stupid
Finished this the other day, and it really did wonders for my disenfranchisement with the series. I've historically liked the Laundry series the least out of Stross's books because it has historically had so much reliance on tired/uninspired techie jokes for humor and because of how repetitive the prose was -- the narrator can make exactly the same lame joke referencing some now out of date technical/nerd thing six times in the same book (mostly about apple, microsoft, or everquest), and the complicated and rewarding plot is the only thing keeping me interested. In this book, he put away the techie humour and basically just make all the shit go down at once in a wonderful clusterfuck, and what gags there were were essentially buried in the plot structurally rather than being quips made by the narrator. It seems like this is more representative of how the rest of the series will go, and that (furthermore) Bob is going to stop being the narrator pretty soon.The Rheusus Chart has been released today.
If you're not already reading The Laundry Files series, WAYSA? It's got everything you need, the British Civil Service, techno-geekery and eldiritch horrors from dimensions with recurved space and backwards time invading our reality.
And if you're still not convinced, you can read the first chapter here.
This seems rather interesting. I will check out the first book in the series.
Okay this is fucking Mildly Decent. It's cheeky too! I was disenchanted with occult detective/horror after reading the first Dresden files but this is just great.