Message from ConceptHut in /r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #general


2018-10-21 13:25:08 UTC  

I will when I have a chance

2018-10-21 13:25:28 UTC  

Never watched or read any Percy Jackson stuff, but from what I know it was pretty big

2018-10-21 13:25:35 UTC  

it was

2018-10-21 13:25:43 UTC  

I can absolutely relate to horrible film adaptations though

2018-10-21 13:25:46 UTC  

the first five books? a fantastic urban fantasy coming of age story.

2018-10-21 13:25:55 UTC  

Poor Eragon man, poor Eragon

2018-10-21 13:25:56 UTC  

The next five? Weirdness with trying to juggle new characters

2018-10-21 13:26:09 UTC  

the NEXT five? trying to be darker and edgier but not doing so hot

2018-10-21 13:26:12 UTC  

That book deserved a good adaptation and not that *shit* film it got

2018-10-21 13:26:16 UTC  

he also did spinoffs about egyptian and norse gods

2018-10-21 13:26:22 UTC  

here's a real stumble

2018-10-21 13:26:38 UTC  

the author wanted to do some diversity points, and figured norse mythology was the best place to try something.

2018-10-21 13:26:46 UTC  

Loki traditionally has no regards for gender as a concept, right?

2018-10-21 13:27:00 UTC  

Oh dear

2018-10-21 13:27:06 UTC  

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

2018-10-21 13:27:14 UTC  

it could've been done really well, but instead it felt more like

2018-10-21 13:27:18 UTC  

AM TRANS. HEAR ME REEEE.

2018-10-21 13:27:22 UTC  

by book three she got better...

2018-10-21 13:27:31 UTC  

Anything remotely SJW is shit

2018-10-21 13:28:11 UTC  

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.

2018-10-21 13:28:20 UTC  

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.

2018-10-21 13:28:22 UTC  

It sounded like he'd read on trans people and hadn't actually talked to any?

2018-10-21 13:28:31 UTC  

you know what I mean?

2018-10-21 13:29:33 UTC  
2018-10-21 13:30:20 UTC  

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
*muslim valkyrie*
and our protagonist, the son of frey, god of summer.

2018-10-21 13:30:45 UTC  

this is the only art I could find of all of them

2018-10-21 13:30:53 UTC  

<:think_woke:378717098681171988>

2018-10-21 13:30:53 UTC  

the official fanart looks loads better

2018-10-21 13:31:01 UTC  

yeah the valkyrie thing was a weird take

2018-10-21 13:31:11 UTC  

And then some orcs come and rape then all?

2018-10-21 13:31:15 UTC  

Muslim Valkyrie top kek

2018-10-21 13:31:17 UTC  

pfff

2018-10-21 13:31:19 UTC  

I know right nic

2018-10-21 13:31:27 UTC  

The explanation was something akin to the swords of the holy cross from The Dresden Files

2018-10-21 13:31:39 UTC  

odin saw Samirah, a daughter of loki (long story) as a potenial valkyrie

2018-10-21 13:32:06 UTC  

The pinnacle of human evolution

2018-10-21 13:32:06 UTC  

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?"

2018-10-21 13:32:11 UTC  

and she shrugs and says okay

2018-10-21 13:32:22 UTC  

That's woke as fuck lmao

2018-10-21 13:32:24 UTC  

but ultimately wants to retire from being a valkyrie at some point