Er... What, uh... What he said up there. Things and whatnot. Yes.Ask me anything.
Aaaand I just beat Pajama Sam.
Took a little bit longer than I expected (~75 minutes) because the game actually has two different playthroughs, and I ended up in the one I’m a lot less familiar with, but damn, was it good.
This is going to ruin TFIOS for the wider public. It’s going to be the new “I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE”: a cheap way of ruining an important aspect of a complex book and reducing it to “YA books are silly’.
But that is so sad, because YA books are life-changing, meaningful, wonderful, and anything but silly.
Anything but silly?
Sorry, but…are we operating under the assumption that life-changing, meaningful, wonderful, and silly are mutually exclusive things?
A story is allowed to be silly. Even the most meaningful, life-changing, heartbreaking thing in the world can have a sense of humor, you know, because guess what? That’s life. Life has tears, but it’s got laughs, too. A sense of humor isn’t a bad thing to have, a story doesn’t have to be doom and gloom all the time to justify its own existence, and moreover, a little honest fun isn’t going to “ruin” anything for anybody. If the “I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE” meme ruined The Hunger Games for the wider public, then why has each movie grossed over half a billion dollars each? Why has the series become such a massive pop culture phenomenon?
The “it’s a metaphor” meme is having a little bit of fun with one line.
One line. That’s it. Just one.
It’s not trying to bring down the entire book or the entire movie or the entire YA field. It’s just a little bit of fun with just one line. And that’s okay.