Oh, look at that. Caught me in a bad mood. This post will discuss harassment, assault, and rape, so please be careful going forward.
“Bullshit” is defined as “stupid or untrue talk or writing; nonsense.” And I would say it’s just, stupid and untrue stuff. And this that we have to put up with marks itself as a very special brand of bullshit.
This Week’s Brand of Bullshit: Stupidity and Nonsense (and also I’m sad)
After some downtime, the Sunday Review is back with a vengeance! A … fairly gentle vengeance, but a vengeance. Today, we’ll be taking a look at something which is fairly nostalgic for me, and which holds a lot of weight as something to endlessly rant about. Yes, we’ll be looking at that classic in the realm of hatedom: Christopher Paolini’s Eragon.
It’s got swords. It’s got sorcery. It’s got elves and orc—um, I mean Urgals. This book, while widely loved by teenage boys and me before I became unbearably sarcastic, has become one of the internet’s biggest pet peeves. So what better book to welcome back the Sunday Review? Let’s take a look at this much-hated classic, and see if it deserves its reputation!
When I reviewed Bright, I mentioned that one of my problems with the film is its worldbuilding. In the end, the film’s promising premise is let down by the lack of attention to the implications of the world that has been created, and it ultimately fails to give the message and tell the story that it wants to.
But we’re in luck! This movie might not have the best worldbuilding of all time, but the worldbuilding that it does have has a lot to teach us. So let’s get some learnin’ done, shall we?
So guess who’s rewatching Friends? And, like every other human on the planet, I noticed just how product-its-timey the whole thing is. I mean, really, the show is riddled with a lovely blend of sexism, homophobia, and—