underpinnings

snittyandboring  asked:

I think for me, a lot of why I personally gravitate toward DR2 a little more has to do with the visual storytelling. When DR1 plays with your gut, it's with anime tropes -- you apply shorthand from your cultural experience and then you get it wrong. I'm not *quite* enough of an anime nerd to get Got by this. By DR2, the game is using the visual and textual language it built up in DR1 and weaponizing that against you a little, and on the whole the game-reader relationship feels more intimate.

You raise a really good point!

DR1 was a lot of Western fans’ primer on Japan’s internal stereotypes, so while for someone like me the reveal that the gyaru was the mastermind all along was like “WOAH,” there’s less of an impact on a player who’s missing those pre-existing assumptions.

The punch from the story and the really meaty underpinnings of the social commentary kind of got lost in the translation–sorta how some people insist to this day that Battle Royale has nothing to do with Japan’s education system, despite that if you’ve been in contact with it at all you can plainly see it does.

There is a LOT of clever subversion going on in DR1, but if you aren’t aware of what’s being subverted, it’s difficult to appreciate.

By SDR2, however, Kodaka could start messing with his own fans specifically. Now he wasn’t undermining trends in Japanese media and culture, but specific elements of the series itself, which returning fans DID understand intimately and therefore felt more connected to.

You raising this point reminds me of an article written recently by a localizer about how he fears the West’s reception of Persona 5 will not keep in mind that it’s a Japanese game about Japan, and will instead try to force it to fit it a Western lens.

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Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors. The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.
—  Carl Sagan, Cosmos

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 Greetings, Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to join us tomorrow for an on-stream, King’s Fall Raid and Lore-along. In addition to providing you with entertaining gameplay, we will be offering up fascinating lore tidbits along our way through Oryx’s flying fortress. 

This tour will focus less on the physical architecture of the Dreadnaught and more on the mythological underpinnings of Oryx, the Hive, and the Books of Sorrow. If you have ever craved a detailed breakdown of the medieval romance tropes found within the world of Destiny (and who hasn’t?), or if you have questions or theories about Hive Lore, this is an excellent opportunity to discuss and debate them. 

Joining us will be several of our colleagues, all of whom have been chosen for their perfect aim, flawless execution of mission objectives, and unrelenting focus. 

We anticipate chaos.

We hope to see you on Twitch, tomorrow (2/19) at 2PM MST (4PM EST). Bring your favorite beverage, your curiosity, and enjoy what will be a fantastic escape from discussions of the newest balance patch.

Link to Twitch

Cordially,

The Mothyards

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An interesting corset from 1884 with two extra sets of laces. Be sure to read the patent pages BEFORE TRYING TO MAKE THE CORSET. Things registered to the patent office are not always what they seem- they generally have an odd quirk of some kind that you may be ok with or that you may feel you need to work around. So, please read carefully when it comes to these corsets! :) Hand-snagged for your pleasure from Google’s digital US patent archives. Please mind the page order, as sometimes Tumblr likes shifting them about!

Marx and Engels acknowledged that women’s labor - in producing the labor force itself (reproduction) and in maintaining it (housewifery and motherhood) - was the underpinning of all economic activity. Having noted that, they went on to ignore it…otherwise, they would have wound up with a very different vision of the proletariat.
—  Robin Morgan

Greetings, Colleagues;

As a brief reminder, we are now Live on Twitch, where you can join us for a King’s Fall Raid and Lore-along. In addition to providing you with entertaining gameplay, we will be offering up fascinating lore tidbits along our way through Oryx’s flying fortress. 

Once again, this tour will focus less on the physical architecture of the Dreadnaught and more on the mythological underpinnings of Oryx, the Hive, and the Books of Sorrow. If you have ever craved a detailed breakdown of the medieval romance tropes found within the world of Destiny (and who hasn’t?), or if you have questions or theories about Hive Lore, this is an excellent opportunity to discuss and debate them. 

Join us now on Twitch!

Cordially,

The Mothyards