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The Starcaster Chronicles 10.18

August 15, 2022 by Tim


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foducool
foducool
1 month ago

famous last words

Tim David
Tim David
1 month ago
Reply to  foducool

Thank you

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
1 month ago

Get in loser, we’re going killin’!

John Swift
John Swift
1 month ago

I hope most of the survive…

Egg
Egg
1 month ago

Well it was nice knowing you, unnamed side character guy.

Dagroth
Dagroth
1 month ago

This guy reminded me of “Starship Troopers” movie (perhaps because I just watched it a few days ago).

Early on, the infantry soldiers were all “We’re going to kick their asses, huzzah!”.

Then they attempted to land (not even landed, attempted) on a hostile world and all sorts of hell broke loose (like heavy casualties before they even reached the surface, and down there it was even worse).

That movie could well have a title “War Is Hell: The Movie”.

Avion
Avion
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagroth

“100000 dead in one hour”

D00d
D00d
1 month ago
Reply to  Avion

“Would you like to know more?”

Diogo Salazar
Diogo Salazar
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagroth

What do you expect from a movie directed by an avowed pacifist?

Ben
Ben
1 month ago
Reply to  Diogo Salazar

I mean, the original book was also a satire of fascist militarism. It would have been weirder if the movie had been directed by somebody who thought wars were cool.

James Not-A-Zombie Jameson
James Not-A-Zombie Jameson
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben

The original book was actually 100% serious, sadly. It has been adapted many, many times, and any given adaptation has like a 50/50 chance to either play it serious or be a parody.

Esc
Esc
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben

I don’t think the book was satirical at all. It lionizes militarism, and heaps praise upon the military underclass, the grunt.

But I don’t think any part of it isn’t sincere about the political philosophy of “sometime the only solution is violence, and this is how we’ve found the best way to organize violence.”

playing it safe
playing it safe
1 month ago
Reply to  Diogo Salazar

I mean, the whole point of the movie was satirizing the unchecked militarism/fascism of the novel…

Ben
Ben
1 month ago

So… how do you pronounce “Dranglaex” anyway? Is there a canon answer, or is it one of those “it’s a mythological creature I’ll pronounce it how I want to” situations.

alexye
alexye
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben

I’m sure there is a correct way, but since I don’t know it I pronounce it Drain-Lax.

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  alexye

I prefer “drain-glay-ex”, hopefully Tim will settle this.

Ben
Ben
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

Thank you for clarifying, Tim! I’ve been saying “Dran Glay Ex” all this time 😛

Timmeh
Timmeh
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben

I’ve been pronouncing it as the “dr-grumble-grumble-baddies” I am glad that I wasn’t too far off.

TamTroll
TamTroll
1 month ago
Reply to  Timmeh

I do Drang-lex myself.

raven0ak
raven0ak
1 month ago
Reply to  TamTroll

or just dran-gla-ex; when your mother language is not german based, its easy to pronounces

Cragfast
Cragfast
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

It’s either pronounced “drang-leaks“, or “drang-lair-ks” assuming the spelling makes sense. “ae” Gives you a long “ee” sound, as in “anaemic”, or the “air” in “aerial”.

Last edited 1 month ago by Cragfast
Jack0r
Jack0r
1 month ago
Reply to  Cragfast

I always thought it was pronounced like leaks. Thanks for clearing that up, Tim!

Steve
Steve
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

I read it too fast in the first issue and always do a double take because between issues my head keeps reverting back to pronouncing it to the mis-spelling I keep misremembering: “DRANG-a-lex.”

ouRKaoS
ouRKaoS
1 month ago

PTSD kicks in in 3… 2…

Thomas Parrott
Thomas Parrott
1 month ago

“Right now, I feel like I could take on the whole Empire myself!”

Last edited 1 month ago by Thomas Parrott