There is only secure interrogation areas which become unlocked should power be lost...
I'm reading the Heresy series again, and I'm at Deathfire, and I'm not sure I can take Kyme much more. I nearly lost it at the part when Curze eluded evasion and I'm not even 50% in.
While I know this is meant to be the part where we praise authors and tell them to keep writing Heresy stories to prove that we're not a dead setting and no GW, Guilliman did NOT actually create Primaris Marines in Imperium Secundus, but it feels like we are being forced to sit through 'minimum page written in a year' contract books from the likes of people like Kyme, and then we get individuals like Dan Abnett and McNeill who seem to swing and miss at not only internal consitency but also consistency with other writers in the team on feel of the setting.
Dan Abnett can't write Astartes, they are fragile and very human in their interactions; for their supposed autism with dealing with other humans, all we have to go off is the authors exposition. And :cussing wet leopard growl... my god. Then we get Mcneill with his Superherobstyle feats of his characters...
Just look at how he writes Primarchs. Angel Exterminatus. Boring, Tropey, Monodimensional, Emo I'm,just misunderstood /downforeffectacrossfroattention... we get the feeling that he'd be much happier writing for Marvel, with unnuanced characters who write themselves but cool explosion action sequences man, whose entire thought process and hero journey can be expounded within a 2 hour film including credits, Stan Lee/other character showing up from his own wider universe in a universe (:cussing Honourable Soulaka???) In a pointless cameo other than to autoeroticise himself, all the while he has a soundtrack tributing to an oldman rock band that appeals cybically to a middle aged crowd, something corny like a Lightning dude with 'Thunderstruck' playing in the background, or a vampire expy going with Bat out of Hell.
This is a slight rant, and while an acknowledgement that the general standard of authorship within the BL is hardly Mann Booker prize winning, it is still generally high, but Sacred Cows like Abnett, McNeill and Kyme are not pleasant reads. We all know that they are much happier writing Sharpe in Space and their own Headcanon of what they believe 40K to be, and want to put in bull:cuss contrivances matched with apparently unedited drivel. So can we let them without slappling a HH label on?
Everyone is allowed to like what they want. As a child I ate dirt for pete sake. Noone judges you for enjoying certain things, but reading Deathfire just really set me off that I thought it time to bring about some criticism for the series that is intent on milking the teat. I'm,a teat, and I'm annoyed at wasting my money on this.
Thoughts? Please tellcme it gets better?
Edited by Slips, 10 March 2018 - 03:39 AM.