You mean the guy who writes creepy poetry about why there aren’t any nerdy pornstars is writing a sequel to a book whose climax is just the protagonist quoting Monty Python and the Holy Grail verbatim and whose last book had the protagonist creeping on his mom and was lifted straight from The Last Starfighter? Read more
Turns out repeating a billionaire’s public statements is bullying. I never would have guessed.
What works for me with Stranger Things is that it’s telling an original story with (for the most part) solid characterization and is only using the 80s as a period setting and letting me as a viewer feel nostalgic, instead of throwing memberberries at me. In fact the second most annoying thing the show ever did beside… Read more
But just like the 1980s, Ready Player One feels like a relic of another time. When the story of a white male nerd who saves the universe with pop culture references, accompanied by some trope sidekicks, wasn’t indicative of the larger systemic problem of racism and sexism in nerd culture. Read more