Who Fears Death

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This was an absolutely incredible book. I finished it and thought, “That may have been one of the best books I’ve ever read.” That’s likely hyperbole, but not by much.

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor is a genre mismash, part patriarchal dystopia and part fantasy, although the tone is much more magical realism that straight fantasy. The feeling of it was more similar to Salman Rushdie than anything else I’ve ever read. It has that floating, detached, purposely-rushing-along feeling you don’t really find in anything but magical realism, so for me, that is how I’d describe it, even though it was also technically a post-apocalyptic dystopia and the magic elements were more overt than you often see in that genre.

Before you go off and read it, though: this is a book with a lot of violence against women, particularly rape and female genital mutilation, and it can be tough to get through (the author’s note at the end implied it was also at times tough for her to write). If this kind of violence and the attitudes associated with it can set you off, you should definitely have someone who knows your situation well screen it for you.


Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor

Firstly, can we all just collectively boggle at how the localizers decided translation is for chumps? Customers should not have to flock to translation sites to know what the title of the series means.

Anyway. Devil Survivor is a spinoff of the Shin Megami Tensei series, and the first in the series I’ve played all the way through. (I tried the first game once and couldn’t get into it.) I’d say it’s very good for the most part, but in the end it kind of goes to Hell. It definitely tries really hard, but it fails to follow through on its ideas properly.


The Other Pokeauthors, Part 50

“This entire argument literally has nothing to do with anything. You’re going on about grammar issues, some BS capitalization, and how the story itself isn’t what you want it to be. Are you serious?

First of all, capitalization with Pokemon is subjective, and your argument is so off it’s not even funny. I really hate to pick someone apart, but my goodness. You CAN’T be serious. And the deviations from the game. I hate to see how you reacted watching Pokemon Origins, because THOSE deviate from the games left, right, and center.

Secondly, you are LITERALLY picking on someone who doesn’t even speak English. All this review tells me is that you watched an episode of I Hate Everything, liked what you saw, and tried to copy paste it in the form of a review that’s so all over the place, I can barely follow it. Not ONE nice thing about this? Do tell me you can do better, cause I’d LOVE to see it.

I know everyone has a right to their own opinion, but THIS…”

What’s really impressive about this is that they were white knighting their friend; the author themselves gave me a very mild response.


Moon Hunters

This was an ambitious game with some wonderful aspects that I came away feeling was very empty. It does have some things, though — a diverse cast, lots of choice, pretty art — so if you can get it for a big discount it could be worth checking out for the novelty. I definitely wouldn’t drop $15 on it, though, that’s highway robbery. There’s just not enough content, the story didn’t make much sense, and ultimately it was a disappointment.


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