games where you get to pick how your character responds to something by choosing one of a few simplified responses but then your character says the complete opposite of what you thought you were going for
raakkel replied to your post: macklemoon replied to your post: Sometimes I feel…
whoa, i never thought about it that way but that really hits it. also can someone remind me when the gay sex happened because i only remember het sex happening on page?
That I can’t help you with. I quit around page 108 or something. I’m just glad there are people that understand what I’m trying to say cause my friend seems to think I didn’t give it a chance after the vagina horror bit. It’s more the atmosphere that’s a downer for me Dx
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that last pagraph = how I feel this way about a lot of gaiman’s writing in general
I got to thinking about it earlier and I think I’ve only read two of his novels to completion- Stardust and Neverwhere. Neverwhere was fun because of Door, and Stardust was based on the same poem as the curse in Howl’s moving castle so…
I’m not sure how I feel about him in the broader sense.
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aside from the surprise gay sex it wasnt really that good tbh
Like when I was young I got my hands on a few books from a yard sale that were actiony things and they were like FOR MEN kind of books. Lots of talk about piss and vomit and sex and women. Jus these kind of. ‘Good old boy’ kind of thing in which realism included a lot of bodily functions and men proving themselves (usually with sexy/beautiful or dead women around)
And American gods reads that way to me. Like bar fights and dead bodies and man getting eaten by a vagina near the beginning. It’s just got that same atmosphere to me as those other books and it’s an atmosphere I don’t particularly like??
I really liked Hannibal at the get go but now it’s getting hard to suspend belief that Hannibal could arrange and do everything like this leaving utterly no DNA and no trace and get away with shit even when he’s under a microscope by the FBI
Seriously like trying to read some horror stories in caves and I’m freaking out more about the descriptions of the narrow cramped passages and the areas people had to crawl through. I was getting so upset about that that I had to stop reading those sections of the stories because I was getting so upset.
So when I finally got to descriptions or retellings of the ancient horrors in said caves I was like pffffff if you got through those tiny holes you can do anything.
whats up w/ grown men who look at all the evils of the modern world and go “the real enemy is teenage girls, with their duckface and their smartphones and their selfies and their boy bands. they are destroying culture”
I’ve never met any grown men who have said this. Way to invent a boogieman out of your own prejudiced thoughts.
credited to Jon Friedman and Joel Stein, two grown men
chris o’shea is also a grown man
this thread on The Escapist’s forums is full of grown men complaining about teenage girls doing duck face
i’m willing to admit some of the people in this thread on Social Anxiety Support Forums may just be nasty little boys, but several are grown men
“Other parts of ancient Eurasia had traditions of third-gender spirit-people. Herodotus and Hippocrates both discuss the “enarees”, or male-to-female transsexual shamans among the ancient Scythians, who “mutilated” their genitalia and took on female roles. They were said to be the most powerful shamans of their people. Ovid actually claimed that some Scythian priestesses knew how to extract “female poison” distilled from the urine of a mare in heat, with which to dose men in order to feminize them. The average person might throw this off as silliness, if they didn’t know that pregnant mare’s urine is the main source of Premarin, the most widely used estrogen drug today. They also ate a lot of licorice root - so popular among them that the Greeks to whom they exported it referred to it as “the Scythian root” - which is also an anti-androgen.”—
especially after YEARS of our HISTORY BEING ERASED and pushed under the rug to make cis people comfortable, and say that “trans people id a modern thing” to be able to show up and take out a history book and be like BOOM shut the hell up.