Dragon Elexus

Dragon Elexus

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1 week ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 1 reply · +32 points

and i love how she realises that she wasn't really worthy of all of this, that she wasn't the ruler they deserved in life, but they made her into what she is now, and she just wants to help them

2 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 4 replies · +11 points

I don't believe that is what Mark was saying at all. But what I'm seeing here-- as someone who loves this book and loves Pratchett-- was a lot of people upvoting what was just nothing but a straight up insult of a trans person with a critical reading. Not upvotes of politely worded critique, but something that was just hurtful for the sake of being hurtful.

That's what I honestly think a lot of members of this community should be doing right now. It's alright for us to love our favourite stories, and even feel bad when we see them criticised. But that doesn't allow us to lash out at others who don't share our perspective.

2 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 0 replies · +23 points

Wow. Way to just be kind of a rude asshole?

3 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - The Black Market · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you!

3 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 1 reply · +38 points

Hmm, interesting. I hadn't interpreted the sex workers scene quite that way. I wouldn't call it the best depiction of sex workers ever, but I actually thought it was relatively non-judgemental? It felt to me like it wasn't showing the women as evil, but just desperate people in a desperate situation. From the moment he came in, Jackrum was presenting himself as a big dude, throwing his money around, so the head of the tent decided to do something less-than-moral by knocking him out and taking his money. Money that she could use to try and help herself and her women. Meanwhile, our protagonists are trying to rob from them for the same reason.

Now, of course, we do have to take this in context with the rest of fiction, so I appreciate that maybe this is a place where a second subversion would have been appreciated.

4 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 0 replies · +2 points

... oh

4 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 1 reply · +3 points

oooh! You got a tumblr post for this? i'd love to reblog it!

4 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 0 replies · +13 points

Thank you very much! It would be fair to say that Maladict was born (... or, um, created? Not sure how vampirism works in that respect) with a disease. But Maladict resents the disease, and is clearly a very moral person, who chose to do something very hard to protect others. I've got a lot of respect for him.

6 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - The Black Market · 0 replies · +1 points

Cheers! Thanks so much. Needed this after a busy day :3

Also, heads up for folks, 2x05 is expired

7 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 3 replies · +14 points

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