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Devac  ·  759 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A No Bullshit Conversation With The Authors Behind The Witcher and Metro 2033

    You wanna talk about what I said about Sapkowski and Glukhovsky? Alright. Let's talk about it. But bring something on the matter to the table instead of rehashing tangential topics.

You brought me here through a shoutout about a 'tangential topic', and I have already given my stance on both Sapkowski and the approach to fanfiction. How come you are pissy toward someone who agrees with you about everything other than you not wanting the old-guard to talk about their perspective?

Glukhovsky? I didn't like his Metro books, but that's the extent of it. Seems like a cool dude, though.

    And now you wonder why I'd rather shoot myself than become so closed off the world that I start actually talking shit?

No, that's not what I am wondering about. But I can see things as having a boundless potential to change and improve instead of giving up. But you get there not by closing yourself and sheltering against the opposing views. Fact that you respond with anger and frustration to every such opportunity is the 'why' that I am pondering.

And don't throw parents into it. What, you think that it was all sunshine and roses for me? I felt like a fucking experiment for the most of my life, witnessed (as in it happened in front of my eyes) four people in my family die before I have even turned ten (stroke, status epilepticus, drug overdose and a liver cancer that metastasized pretty much all over my oldest brother's body). As far as my parents were concerned, I might have been setting cats on fire and kill frogs with a hammer (not that I ever have done either) but they wouldn't see a problem with it as long as I'm maintaining my grades. Remember the beginning of the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? That's pretty much my relationship with both of my parents, so there. You can try and use it to add weight to your arguments, but that's not gonna work on me despite my trying to empathise. Just as I am certain my memories are not going to phase you with my life story.

Sorry, I didn't mean to add so much insubstantial blather to this discussion. Not that you weren't doing the same.