I juggle so many damn story ideas sometimes that some literally drop out the back of my brain, and I don’t notice until I see them on the floor later and pick them back up.
One that I recently plucked back up is a story called “The Tower”.
Based in a desolate post-disaster Earth setting, it focuses on a young trans man named Nyle Chowho lives in a town with a gigantic and ominous tower set in it’s middle. This tower houses an oppressive-authoritarian governing body and it’s leader: “the Master” that exploits the towns citizens. No one remembers how the tower got there or how long it’s been since it appeared.
Since memory began however, the town has culled groups of people to journey into the tower and attempt to fight their way to the Master at the top. Every 5 years this ritual takes place, but no one successfully makes it past all the floors to the top. With no returning survivors all manner of terrifying traps, environments, and monsters are dreamed up by the townsfolk to reside on each of it’s floors to kill hostile intruders.
While outside the town’s walls scavenging with his blind childhood friend Rashida (art forthcoming) he digs up the strange and dormant humanoid creature who calls herself BOSCH (after the name printed on her stomach). Able to spawn/manifest weapons out her body’s material, she’s a 10ft tall, regenerating, walking armory.
Together with Rashida and BOSCH, Nyle will journey with others into the tower to try like many before them. They’ll fight their way up the unimaginable terrors and foes of it’s many floors to overthrow the tyrannical Master at the top and free his town.
so, i’ve run some errands, went about my day, and then went back to the fantastic beasts casting, and i’m… still really disturbed.
so to summarize: they find two goyishe actresses to play the “jewish in name only” heroines. but! they did cast a jewish man…
as this dude
i really have no expectations from the entertainment industry when it comes to anything even vaguely positive–especially with jews–none. but if they’re going to continue portraying a treachorous, greedy, money-counting fantasy race can they like… not cast jews? or make them less ZOG-y next time? i remember the goblins from the last movie being big-nosed, but this is… uh. a new low.