Monday, September 1, 2014

Allegiant Ch35-Ch37

Todias is sitting around using the cameras to stalk his parents. Cara comes over to point out he's weird. Erudite continues to be the best at emotions because the author is that bad of a writer. Tobias then lampshades this fact.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

Instead of more of why comics are awful, let's take a break this week and talk about Moribito, an anime I'm currently about 3/4ths through.

Reconstruction Aside (Guest Review)

We've come to an important plot point in the game, and I want to discuss it before going further.

In this upcoming quest, it is revealed that female shra do exist – they're just locked up in an isolated area and forced not only to breed continuously, but also to give up their children afterward. They cannot leave, ever. If they break any of these rules, they are killed. It sounds like something out of Wither, and it's quickly swept under the rug and forgotten about after being brought up once. This is because there is no logical reason for shra society to be structured this way, and it provides no contribution to the plot. Yet the developer still decided that it was an idea worth including.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Allegiant Ch34

Last time, Tris is now leader of the rebellion, which is now morally right because it's no longer about dealing with class inequity but is about returning things where she lives to how they were when she was younger. Progressive is bad, regressive is good.

A Brief Post of Solidarity

I think it's relevant to our interests to point out that news broke yesterday that Anita Sarkeesian was driven out of her home by threats this week.

There's not strong enough words for what it's like to be a female gamer. It's frustrating, infuriating, demeaning, saddening, and sometimes downright scary. I would never go to a con without Boyfriend out of fear. I play male avatars online so I don't have to deal with the harassment. I purposefully have kept my handles and speech gender-neutral since I was a tween, because I learned quickly what it meant that people could identify you as a female in gaming culture... especially when you dare to have opinions, loudly.

But that people are so angry, and resorting to such desperate measures to silence prominent women, means we're getting to them. We're making progress. Hopefully we're seeing the thrashing of a dying beast now, and the slow but sure annihilation of one small form of structural inequality.

Sarkeesian is a hero to me. She's literally, now, put her life on the line to fight for something she believes in, something that will benefit all of us.

Even if it's in the tiniest of ways, I hope we're helping here as well. I don't know if I could ever be as brave as she is, but in my bitty corner of the internet, I will speak-- and I will continue to, no matter what. 

I hope you all do as well.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kuroshitsuji Movie, Allegiant Ch32-Ch33

Last time, why is Marcus not dead.

DAVID SUMMONS ME to his office the next day, and I am afraid that he remembers how I used him as a shield when I was backing away from the Weapons Lab, how I pointed a gun at his head and said I didn't care if he lived or died.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Suggestions and Recommendations - Act

Lately people have been reccing stuff to me specifically, and I've been losing track, so I thought it'd be prudent to set up a separate post so you can opt specifically whether you'd like to subject me or Farla to your unique form of torture. We aim to please here at Dragon Quill.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fate/ Stay Night - UBW - February 5

Been feeling like myself for a few days now, so hopefully this is a return to our regularly scheduled programming!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fable III

So obviously DAII really needed its own post (would you all still like to see that even though it ended up being discussed in the comments?). In the spirit of learning from mistakes, here's an entire post for Fable III!

This was originally going to be in QuickPans, but I just had to much to rant about. It was one of those where I was shouting at the screen the whole time and Boyfriend just sat and laughed because I am apparently hilarious to everyone everywhere when stories annoy me.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Allegiant Analysis

So, before we find out more about how all rebellions are wrong because fuck the oppressed, let's pause and go over what we've seen so far. As is necessary, we have to discard the previous books, but just going on what we have here, are there interesting stories that could be told?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Allegiant Ch25-Ch26

Last time, Tobias decides to have Tris come with him. Today, Tris comes with him.

QuickRecs II

Not to get anyone's hopes up, but the next Fate post is like 75% done.

In the meantime, though, here's some stuff. Fable series, Dragon Age series, and a book.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Allegiant Ch23-24

Last time, the author really doesn't know where she's going with this, but she figures if she just keeps writing she'll think of something.

Today, more of that!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Higurashi: Curse-Killing Arc

I unfortunately can't give you all a timeline for the return of Fate, as things seem to have taken a downturn again, but in the meantime I have some more short reviews for you. So! Shit's getting real in Hinamizawa, yo.

The Reconstruction Part 45 - "Have & Have Not", "Where None Dare", "The Final Pilgrimage" (Guest Review)

New area, new flavor text.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Allegiant Ch22

Last time, the worldbuilding is such a disjointed mess that we get characters "repeating" information that bears no resemblance to the previous paragraph and it doesn't look like I'll be able to stop my white supremacist comparisons anytime soon.