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#31
Literate Chaotic / Scribbly's Manga Hole
June 06, 2023, 09:17:20 AM
I've been reading a bunch of manga lately. A friend of mine got me back into it and I've been amazed at the quality of the storytelling on display. I want to ramble about them, so, good luck.

Gonna start with Frieren: Beyond Journey's End



The premise for this is simple. A party of adventurers have slain the Demon King and then go their separate ways. The elf mage, Frieren, decides to take a short break of 60 years or so to go and study magic. When she returns, she is horrified to see how the passage of time has not been kind to her allies - something she knew intellectually but was not emotionally prepared for.

Frieren is a series which uses the long lifespan of elves in the most interesting way I have seen in fantasy bar none. It is a touching exploration of grief, love, friendship and the difficulty of relating to people who have fundamentally different worldviews than your own. And the pain of dealing with a love you only see in retrospect. It is about legacy, and how the small acts of kindness we take part in throughout our lives are incredibly meaningful. Perhaps even more meaningful than the huge acts we think define us.

It is also a series about growth, with Frieren taking on a mentor role as she retraces the steps of her legendary journey as a pilgrimmage in the memory of her old friends. The development of her apprentice and the other characters they meet along the way is genuinely beautiful, with the story told from Frieren's perspective and months or years passing very quickly. We see a child grow into a young woman, and I have no doubt that as the story continues we will see that young woman become even greater.

On top of all that strong emotional foundation we also have moments of genuine comedy and action scenes that had me whooping. Unlike many fantasy manga, Frieren's battle scenes are not used only to show off the characters. Every fight tells us something about the participants within it, with the more learned about them through their actions in combat than could be revealed in the calmer, more slice-of-life moments.

There are seven volumes out right now with the eighth due in two weeks. There's also an anime due by the end of this year. I hope it does well; I love these characters and the world they live in. Without a doubt the best piece of fantasy literature I've read in years.

It's also the only not-gay series that has gripped me so. Be ready for that in following reviews.
#32
Dang that's pretty. Love the fonts tying together the beginning and end.
#33
Or Kill Me / Re: The Year Of Our Lady
May 30, 2023, 10:08:59 AM
This is beautiful.

Thanks, Q.G.
#34
Aneristic Illusions / Re: They're coming for you.
May 25, 2023, 01:54:48 PM
Friend shared A Self Defense Study Guide for Trans Women and Gender Non-Conforming / Nonbinary AMAB Folks with me. Much of this is sensible and good to know/keep in mind IMO.
#35
Or Kill Me / Re: Fuck You.
May 25, 2023, 05:52:15 AM
Quote from: Doktor Howl on May 25, 2023, 03:53:49 AM
Quote from: Scribbly on May 24, 2023, 06:29:44 AM
Quote from: Doktor Howl on May 24, 2023, 12:49:30 AM
Quote from: Scribbly on May 23, 2023, 07:08:21 AM
Quote from: Doktor Howl on May 23, 2023, 02:59:02 AM
Quote from: Scribbly on May 22, 2023, 10:12:33 PM
I don't know what gave you the impression I was in any way interested in talking to you any further.

For the avoidance of doubt: I have not read and will not read anything you have to say to me.

Please see this for my position on you and people like you.

And in the spirit of the thread:

Fuck you.
You will notice he only responds to whomever he has decided is vulnerable.  He's a victimizing cunt, and has apparently been run off of all the gamer forums for being too much of a cunt even for them.

Yeah. It's not subtle.

He clearly thinks he has some claim over my time and attention. He doesn't. He's just another chud. The PD.com equivalent of a YouTube comments section or a NotAllMen hashtag. Why the fuck would I engage with that?

I'll probably still tell him to go fuck himself when I can be bothered, but I'm not going to pretend he has anything worthwhile to say.

Just let me know if you get sick of his bullshit. 

I was just watching him defending Mountbatten for pederasty.

Google his name.  He's one prolific cunt.

I'm still 99% sure I know who this is IRL. Perhaps that's why he decided to come after me. You know, on top of his love for targeting those he considers vulnerable.

If it is him, he ought to hope our paths don't cross again because I'm a lot of things but 'vulnerable' is not one of them. We might have been friends once, and it sucks that if so he's not how I remember. But maybe he never was. Either way, he's not special or interesting. Now, he's just another Tate-bro.

If it were social media I would have blocked him and he'd probably have taken that as a win, but really he's just not worth my time. He's gotten himself stuck in a delusion where he's the main character and knows the secrets of the universe. Secrets which lead him to defend pederasts and spend his time shouting down women on the internet.

When the brain rot has set in that deep, there's nothing to be done.

How would you know him IRL?  He seems to be posting something somewhere 20 hours per day.

When I was a kid I met Wolfpoet through a TTRPG Club and introduced him to PD.com.

We lost touch when I went to University. Apparently in the more than a decade since, I have changed in almost every way imaginable and he has become even more Wolfpoet.

So sad.
#36
Or Kill Me / Re: Fuck You.
May 24, 2023, 06:29:44 AM
Quote from: Doktor Howl on May 24, 2023, 12:49:30 AM
Quote from: Scribbly on May 23, 2023, 07:08:21 AM
Quote from: Doktor Howl on May 23, 2023, 02:59:02 AM
Quote from: Scribbly on May 22, 2023, 10:12:33 PM
I don't know what gave you the impression I was in any way interested in talking to you any further.

For the avoidance of doubt: I have not read and will not read anything you have to say to me.

Please see this for my position on you and people like you.

And in the spirit of the thread:

Fuck you.
You will notice he only responds to whomever he has decided is vulnerable.  He's a victimizing cunt, and has apparently been run off of all the gamer forums for being too much of a cunt even for them.

Yeah. It's not subtle.

He clearly thinks he has some claim over my time and attention. He doesn't. He's just another chud. The PD.com equivalent of a YouTube comments section or a NotAllMen hashtag. Why the fuck would I engage with that?

I'll probably still tell him to go fuck himself when I can be bothered, but I'm not going to pretend he has anything worthwhile to say.

Just let me know if you get sick of his bullshit. 

I was just watching him defending Mountbatten for pederasty.

Google his name.  He's one prolific cunt.

I'm still 99% sure I know who this is IRL. Perhaps that's why he decided to come after me. You know, on top of his love for targeting those he considers vulnerable.

If it is him, he ought to hope our paths don't cross again because I'm a lot of things but 'vulnerable' is not one of them. We might have been friends once, and it sucks that if so he's not how I remember. But maybe he never was. Either way, he's not special or interesting. Now, he's just another Tate-bro.

If it were social media I would have blocked him and he'd probably have taken that as a win, but really he's just not worth my time. He's gotten himself stuck in a delusion where he's the main character and knows the secrets of the universe. Secrets which lead him to defend pederasts and spend his time shouting down women on the internet.

When the brain rot has set in that deep, there's nothing to be done.
#37
Or Kill Me / Re: We've Already Won.
May 24, 2023, 06:08:35 AM
Quote from: Tinfoilment on May 24, 2023, 03:40:19 AM
The difficulty with historical change is that it requires the collective action of millions to be relevant. 

This may be a shocking revelation, but I do in fact do more for my community than scream my fury into the void on the internet, and some of the language used in said scream may be hyperbolic.

I really wouldn't engage with FK. Context and reading comprehension aren't his strong suites.
#38
Kathleen Stock Supporters Send Death Threat to Professor, Kathleen Says This is Dangerous to Her Somehow.

I don't keep up with all the nonsense these days, but this amused me.

Short version is that Stock - who hasn't been 'silenced' and is still being platformed at a debate - has received criticism from the local LGBT orgs as she always does, and her supporters have decided to start sending death threats.

Her response?

Quote from: Kathleen "A Serious Public Intellectual" StockThis is an opportunity for you to calm things down, ceasing the inflammatory invective against me that is based on a total fantasy version of who I am, what I believe, and what I have said, and enabling a respectful, responsible discussion to take place. I hope you take it."

Definitely the response of someone who deserves to be taken seriously.

#39
Or Kill Me / Re: Fuck You.
May 23, 2023, 07:08:21 AM
Quote from: Doktor Howl on May 23, 2023, 02:59:02 AM
Quote from: Scribbly on May 22, 2023, 10:12:33 PM
I don't know what gave you the impression I was in any way interested in talking to you any further.

For the avoidance of doubt: I have not read and will not read anything you have to say to me.

Please see this for my position on you and people like you.

And in the spirit of the thread:

Fuck you.
You will notice he only responds to whomever he has decided is vulnerable.  He's a victimizing cunt, and has apparently been run off of all the gamer forums for being too much of a cunt even for them.

Yeah. It's not subtle.

He clearly thinks he has some claim over my time and attention. He doesn't. He's just another chud. The PD.com equivalent of a YouTube comments section or a NotAllMen hashtag. Why the fuck would I engage with that?

I'll probably still tell him to go fuck himself when I can be bothered, but I'm not going to pretend he has anything worthwhile to say.
#40
Or Kill Me / Re: Fuck You.
May 22, 2023, 10:12:33 PM
I don't know what gave you the impression I was in any way interested in talking to you any further.

For the avoidance of doubt: I have not read and will not read anything you have to say to me.

Please see this for my position on you and people like you.

And in the spirit of the thread:

Fuck you.
#41
Just finished watching a four hour long video essay. I had to break it up into multiple sessions because, whilst I usually like the creator, I found it frustrating, confusing, meandering and difficult to follow. It actually gave me a headache a couple of times.

It then ended in the funniest possible way imaginable.

"So yeah, now I've finished editing this I realise I kind of hate it, it feels like a self-indulgent ramble."

Well played.  :lulz:
#42
Or Kill Me / Re: Fuck You.
May 18, 2023, 07:47:02 PM
Hot damn Q.G.

What can I say but :mittens:
#43
Or Kill Me / Re: We've Already Won.
May 18, 2023, 06:29:48 PM
Holy shit! You don't hang around!  :aaa:

I love it! Thank you!
#44
Or Kill Me / Re: We've Already Won.
May 18, 2023, 05:56:17 PM
Scribbly works fine  :)
#45
Or Kill Me / Re: We've Already Won.
May 18, 2023, 05:50:21 PM
Quote from: Doktor Howl on May 18, 2023, 05:40:16 PM
What really drives the po'buckers/sweatervests mad is that you don't actually need their permission.  For anything.

Yup. They work real hard to convince you otherwise, but that's just part of the lie.

Quote from: Q. G. Pennyworth on May 18, 2023, 05:48:27 PM
I'm churning out some more Holy Nonsense stuff, can I format this one up? Still CC-A-ND-NC


Of course! Feel free to use my stuff however you like.