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Parasha: Sandman, December 20th reading

Eep, sorry, running late!


And this is one that I didn't really want to be late/skimpy or whatever on, because... damn. It's always stood out amongst the Sandman stuff as... well, horrific.

Johnny Carson, wow, that takes me back.

And it's so true-to-life, the "I'm not a racist/bigot/homophobe, but... these people are sick/unnatural/inferior/etc!" thing. It gets to the point where you almost admire the people who are straightforward about admitting what they are. Almost.

Also a good point about stories - the key to a happy ending is knowing when to stop. See also: one of the problems with many sequels, in books and movies.

"Away in a dream-world of his own." If only you knew...

And here we have one of the problems with setting something like this in a world like the regular DC Universe - if this is such a major major thing, and people are even talking about armageddon, where the hell *are* the superheroes? Geez.

As for the rest... damn. I don't even know what to say about it. Just... damn.

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khedron
Dec. 21st, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
Super, super creepy, yeah. We get to know these people, and then watch as they're twisted and broken -- much like seems to be happening to the world at large. Man, Dream being locked up has led to a bad 70 years, it seems.


Also a good point about stories - the key to a happy ending is knowing when to stop. See also: one of the problems with many sequels, in books and movies.

A bit OT, but this is also why I believe in the value of editors, these days, and I'm a bit dubious about the future of e-books being all about self-publishing.

(Third try to post; condensed version.)
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