How Did A Raging Dickhead Like Orson Scott Card Write Such A Beautiful Story Of Love And Acceptance, Or, I Love Ender’s Game But Don’t Want To Support A Man Who Thinks I Will Burn In Hell And Am Not Sure How To Reconcile These Things: a novel by me.
Book aesthetics –> Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
“It would not be a good game, Ender knew. It was not a question of winning. When kids played in the corridors, whole troops of them, the buggers never won, and sometimes the games got mean. But here in their flat, the game would start mean, and the bugger couldn’t just go empty and quit the way the buggers did in the real wars. The bugger was in it until the astronaut decided it was over.”
Dla dzieci miłość to uczucie; dla dorosłych to decyzja. Dzieci czekają, by przekonać się, czy ich miłość jest prawdziwa, patrząc, jak długo trwa; dorośli czynią ją prawdziwą, wykazując się niezłomnością w swym postanowieniu.
In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them…. I destroy them.
Ender’s Game- (I think this is probably one of the most stunningly, flawlessly powerful quotes ever for any heroic based book. Every single hero has experienced this thought even when it’s not or hasn't been explicitly implied in the story and thought process. This statement genuinely revolutionizes one’s perspective on heroes in novels and the dynamic he or she has towards the antagonist.)
In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.
Ender’s Game has been my favorite book since I first read it in 6th grade.
“From now on, you forget about gravity before you go through that door. The old gravity is gone, erased. Understand me? Whatever your gravity is when you get to the door, remember - the enemy’s gate is down.”
(On another note, my favorite part of this process was when my artist was doing the stencil and literally said “Dude, your calves are fucking enormous”)
I don’t want to keep dreaming these things. I’m afraid to sleep. I keep thinking that I don’t want to remember. My whole life keeps playing out as of I were a recorder and someone else wanted to watch the most terrible parts of my life.
Ender Wiggin in Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card