Well, to be fair, he didn’t say anything to indicate Saint Valo was a Sturmvarous or related to them. Might’ve just been a saint who happened to live in Sturmhalten. Like how it used to be fashionable for the aristocracy to have a hermit cave on their property. Maybe Europa had a saint fad around that time.
That’s true. I think the fact that he was “of Sturmhalten”, plus apparently having the authority to be the one chasing Heterodynes, plus the “paladins” which suggests a knightly sort of sainthood, made me think he was a Sturmvoraus.
We also have Vadim and his insistence on Cathedrals to suggest they were a family with noble intentions and a large religious streak at one point.
I think Whedon tried to model it after Firefly, but forgot that in that ‘verse, the hero wasn’t the government operative with carte blanche to do whatever it takes to achieve the mission.
I honestly think SHIELD just doesn’t work as a TV show. James Bond can do the superspy thing and ignore individual rights or collateral damage because they have a massive threat that’s been building all movie long. The villain gets to have screen time because he’s got top billing right along Daniel Craig. The TV show gets 45 minutes, of which 30 has to be devoted to the team interactions, because they’re the main characters. So instead of a credible danger we get penny-ante threats that shouldn’t even be a difficulty for a small town police force, and it’s just stupid.
In the CLverse, has any particular human media/art form/creation gained mainstream success with troll audiences? (either as a whole, or concrete examples)
GT: Trolls are like the imperialistic cultural appropriation masters of, if not the universe, at least the galaxy. If there is something they like, they are guaranteed to wander off with it. They really have a disturbing interest in Western Astrology, for example, even though except for a few coincidental symbols, it’s nothing at all like the astrological system trolls use for their naming conventions. Tuvan throat singing seems to be gaining popularity and so are products like chocolate and families of ethnic cuisine.
CG: Basically, if the media or art form or pseudo science in anyway parallels Alternian structures, the Universal Mind dipshits fondle themselves over it, and it somehow gets repackaged as a new exotified commodity. “Oh look the disturbingly trollike monkey people use our troll astrological symbols! This proves the bullshit theory of dumbfuckery is correct!” and “Holyshit they’re double-singing! How are they making their incredibly inferior songpipes do that!” The novelty usually wears off as it’s incorporated into the milieu.
Now we prepare to produce even schmoopier gamkar than you. We prepare… to out-schmoop. (I’m unclear on who the gauntlet was thrown at, but I can’t let that thing just lie there, someone might trip or something)
A CHALLENGE FROM A WORTHY OPPONENT. >:D
(I threw it in the general direction of the ever-more-frantic scratching I hear at my askbox. My, my, I wonder who it could be??)
‘thrown down a gauntlet’ is how i feel every time i post something that sheds gamzee in a more sympathetic or hopeful light that is ALLOWED atm in fandom haha. nobody’s been rude to me yet though.
It’s PATHETIC that it’s come to this! I haven’t felt this wary and watchful online since someone tried to make me out myself (in a completely different online space a few years ago) – and feeling like this, over a character? That I REALLY don’t think I or anyone I personally know is being unreasonable about? Fuck that shit.
In CL, how is Feferi's decision to entrust her safety to aliens seen from the outside? (by trolls I mean, either her political opponents or just the common folks, whichever)
CL!John: Actually, it would be a misnomer to assume that Her Highness only entrusts her safety to aliens! Security is actually mostly troll! There was some opposition, but Her Highness already had a reputation of being extremely unorthodox already, so recruiting me and my command was actually the least controversial thing she ever did.
CL!John: The tabloid headlines about me and Vantas being rivals for Peixes’ pale affection were kind of funny though.