Message from ConceptHut in /r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #general
I will when I have a chance
Never watched or read any Percy Jackson stuff, but from what I know it was pretty big
I can absolutely relate to horrible film adaptations though
the first five books? a fantastic urban fantasy coming of age story.
Poor Eragon man, poor Eragon
The next five? Weirdness with trying to juggle new characters
the NEXT five? trying to be darker and edgier but not doing so hot
That book deserved a good adaptation and not that *shit* film it got
he also did spinoffs about egyptian and norse gods
here's a real stumble
the author wanted to do some diversity points, and figured norse mythology was the best place to try something.
Loki traditionally has no regards for gender as a concept, right?
So let's write a child of loki who's genderfluid, shapeshifts, and is a bit of a prick about it until she gets used to the crew from the previous novel
it could've been done really well, but instead it felt more like
AM TRANS. HEAR ME REEEE.
by book three she got better...
Anything remotely SJW is shit
no no hey, this is a guy who knows his real audience is kids growing up and he wanted to do some myth shit that made sense in lore and added at least one bit of LGBT to the trilogy,a nd it was pretty okay after the initial poor writing.
The harbinger of sentient artificial intelligence is the harbinger of the ant-christ. To strip humanity of its soul and leave it a husk to travel throughout time and space as a shadow of itself for all eternity.
It sounded like he'd read on trans people and hadn't actually talked to any?
you know what I mean?
https://img00.deviantart.net/8830/i/2016/338/2/2/magnus_chase_cast_by_potatoocat-daqkedr.jpg here's a shit drawing of the core cast of the nordic trilogy
a light elf who was born deaf, and as such was ostrasized from his entire realm
A dwarf who wants to make clothing instead of weaponry
Shape-shifting "what's a fucking gender" loki kid
and our protagonist, the son of frey, god of summer.
this is the only art I could find of all of them
the official fanart looks loads better
yeah the valkyrie thing was a weird take
And then some orcs come and rape then all?
Muslim Valkyrie top kek
I know right nic
The explanation was something akin to the swords of the holy cross from The Dresden Files
odin saw Samirah, a daughter of loki (long story) as a potenial valkyrie
The pinnacle of human evolution
she was like "But... Allah's the only god?" And Odin's like "Look, nobody in our pantheon is even certain the abramic god is a thing. I'm offering you a noble job to help people, want in?"
and she shrugs and says okay
That's woke as fuck lmao
but ultimately wants to retire from being a valkyrie at some point