I’ve had to use very hot water to clean out some of messes I’ve used towels on and they don’t shrink. Do you think Dr. Pym got trapped by Gray?
Quite true. People look for movies or stories in which they feel comfortable and require no thought. (Business just looks for what sells: maximum profit, minimum risk.) There is little desire to engage with the other, to see the world through different eyes, to read a book you know you will disagree with an open enough mind to try and understand rather than marshal arguments about why they are wrong and I am right. The classic problem of talking at people instead of with them.
There are indeed better movies to be made and making heroes of Samurai lords who were fighting to keep the peasants in thrall is an odd choice. The transition directly from feudal to industrial state is rife with potential. OTOH for some reason people like and pay for Tom Cruise movies. 47 Ronin was far worse and might have been a better example.
Who else would you pick to play a Union Officer, fresh of the killing fields of the Great Plains, who adopted Japanese Culture? A better actor is a given but how many non-white officers were in the Union Army during the Civil War?
A green lawn in April means you are mowing your lawn in April.
I’ll miss some of the comics over there but its not worth the hassle. Guess I’ll have to work instead of reading the comics.
Its particularly bad over at Comics Kingdom. My subscription ends this month and it won’t be renewed. CRTL ++ only goes so far.
I thought it was the Moose outside.
Moby Dick is also great but many people do not like the descriptions of rendering whales.
I liked Woman in White, a nice companion to Moonstone, both, of course, have very simple plots but for casual reading and a glimpse at a slice of early 19th Century England they are fun. There obtuse, weighty, confused classics out there but this isn’t one of them.