BookTuber Tuesday: 40: Ready Player One – Thom Dunn – Fuckbois of Literature with Emily Edwards

“I Love Spoilers.”

They did not talk about how Facebook Oculus employees were encouraged to read this book or the fact that it is shaping fb’s Metaverse, but I liked the point on male easter egg vigilance paralleled to the female obsession with true crime and their belief in hypervigilance (16:00 time stamp is where the convo gets really good, ~18:00 is the comparison mark).

GABBLER RECOMMENDS: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

GABBLER RECOMMENDS: Marvel Editor Deceives Public, Gets Promoted to Editor-in-Chief by Nate Hoffelder

 

 

 

 

 

“So this isn’t just an small error like when Rowling was criticized because the bio for her Robert Galbraith pen name said

that Robert was a veteran, or the book publishing industry’s practice of deceiving the public by hiring (and then not crediting) ghost writers.”

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#BLAThoughtOfTheDay: Thor: Ragnarok is anything but Norse

While this is the first Thor movie I’ve actually felt compelled to see, I think my intrigue has more to do with the syncretic mix of non-Norse imagery in its advertisements:

The above poster looks a lot like iconography for the Hindu Pantheon, complete with lots of arms and the hyper use of color:

And then we see a Pegasi, from Greek myth, in the trailer:

Granted, Valkyries did fly through the air, arguably on horseback. It’s just not a decidedly Norse creature when given feathered wings…

And at one point Thor is forced to fight Hulk, Roman gladiator-style:

So, my last thought is:

Other than just the Norse gods themselves, where’s the Nordic flair?