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It has happened.

I have purchased Trans Wizard Harriet Porber and the Bad Boy Parasaurolophus

Will provide updates

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IT’S HERE

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I’m going to start it pretty soon. I’m for some reason locked out of my student account and email and IT was no help as usual, so what is there to do except read a parody romance novel written specifically to spite J.K. Rowling?

Chuck Tingle has more or less become a meme because of his bizarre titles and covers and because of the Hugo fiasco, but I’ve heard relatively little about what it’s like to actually read his work and I frankly have no idea what to expect or if I should go into this with expectations at all

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This book is…surprisingly easy to take seriously as a book. I don’t know what I’m trying to say. But it’s like. A Book and not just an extended joke. Like on some level it’s not particularly terribly written nor does the plot like, completely exist in service to the…whatever humor is derived from the self-aware absurdity of the premise

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AFSGFBCHH??

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I love that he’s not even described as a humanoid dinosaur. He’s just sexy goth tattooed Severus snape and he’s also a parasaurolophus and we are left to just figure it out

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I have to talk about what is going on with the worldbuilding. Like this is a parody. Of Harry Potter. But there’s an entirely different magic system and….everything???

In summary

  • there doesn’t appear to be a statute of secrecy type thing magic is just fully integrated with the modern world and modern technology
  • Harriet is a wizard, but that means that she creates spells by typing them out in long manuscripts, which on one level is a nod to the book publishing industry but on another level is kind of interesting in of itself
  • there’s a??? spellcasting industry??
  • there are different types of magic users other than wizards, and they appear to be based on the d&d classes
  • or at least, bards exist and they are distinct from wizard
  • the dinosaur is a bard
  • Bigfeet exist and they are integrated with modern society
  • there are sentient motorcycles and no one finds this in any way unusual
  • THE DINOSAUR IS A BARD?!?!?!

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…Warlocks in this world get their powers from a pact with Chuck Tingle

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The fourth wall break is killing me.

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The sexy dinosaur is also trans

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As much as I love skillfully crafted satire that takes deft jabs at the flaws of the thing it’s lampooning, there’s also something charming about how every character in this book has a name blatantly and hilariously derived from a Harry Potter character regardless of how most of their roles in the story barely resemble anything like characters in Harry Potter.

…You know, I’m not even sure Chuck Tingle has read Harry Potter.

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I’m back to reading. Does chocolate milk have intoxicating effects on sentient motorcycles??

…sentences I never thought I’d write

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um im lowkey getting feels from this like there are some genuinely emotionally resonant bits in here what the fuck

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chuck tingle’s magic system is unironically better than jk Rowling’s I’m sorry

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I’m so sorry to sample the sex scene but. “sexualis secondus” just killed me. I have been pronounced dead by this book. im obliterated this is indescribable

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I.

I literally have no idea how to describe what I’m experiencing right now. Like this is a somewhat poorly edited parody adult dinosaur romance novel but. It’s genuinely?? Creative?? In a lot of ways???? And there’s a lot of heart to it, a lot of genuine powerful messages about identity and about art and creativity and the fourth-wall-breaking device is…I can’t explain it because that would spoil it but it’s actually pulled off so well?????

This is not like, a humorous joke story this guy did for Being a Little Shit and Spite reasons, it’s like actually in its themes and message a genuine “fuck you” to j.k. Rowling’s transphobia even though it’s this absolutely wild janky batshit story and I have never experienced anything like this in my LIFE

I did not expect my adhd little heart to be touched by understanding of my fears about creativity and writing and its place in my life. Not like this. What the fuck. What the fuck.

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#this has been sitting in my to-reblog for literal months while I struggle to figure out how to tag it #but with @drchucktingle joining Tumblr‚ now seems like a particularly fitting time to dig it out #storytime #fanfic #Harry Potter #Chuck Tingle #nsfw text #this probably deserves some other warning tag but I am not sure what #cissexism cw?

chipper-skeleton:

just-mushroom-thoughts:

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Ok , I’m considering joining the skeleton war 2022 but, I am undecided on sides, so wizards, skeletons, convince me

WE ARE UNION BASED AND WE PROVIDE FULLY PAID MEDICAL AND DENTAL INSURANCE

I’m literally a mushroom I don’t have teeth

DO YOU WANT SOME

THIS IS NOT SARCASM I AM GENUINELY OFFERING A CHANCE FOR YOU TO OBTAIN TEETH

I except teeth

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#anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog #art #skeleton war #mushrooms #skeletons

eikotheblue:

tanadrin:

imagine the humiliation of having your brain prepared for upload so your digital shadow-self can be part of the immortal paradise-world an AI god has created, and being informed you have just an embarrassingly small compression size. like, “oh, yeah, you have a standard type 64-b personality, with minor tweaks. we can fit everything that makes you unique as a person into about six kilobytes.”

but you would also be finding out there’s so many people like you in the glorious paradise! imagine being only six kb of uniqueness away from a standard type of guy that God knows exists and can help you find! found family…


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#hmm #I can see both points #I think my *initial* reflex would be offense #and my reaction after a little more reflection would be ”where did you find people made from my mould and can I meet them” #is the blue I see the same as the blue you see #this probably deserves some warning tag but I am not sure what

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mysticorset:

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A proper Suit of Armor, a must-have for any adVenture Capitalist. Great protection whether you’re dealing with a Bear or a Bull market.

Item: suit of chainmail


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#I’m having some kind of emotions here but I’m not sure what they are #I think this artwork has a lot to unpack #clothing #art #adventures in University Land

utopians:

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The fact that humans can be killed through physical means is so ridiculous to me

Like this sounds wild but like. hear me out. a person is such a ridiculously infinitely complicated web of thoughts and feelings and beliefs and such an unbelievably huge amount of knowledge and the idea that you can destroy that by holding a pillow over someone’s face for three minutes is absolutely surreal. The idea that you can remove knowledge and emotion and memory from the world with a physical object is literally unbelievable. people are literally infinitely huge and complex and the fact that you can kill the person by killing the body is wild. I’m sure this is incoherent but I hope you get it

It’s like. Imagine you threw a fist-sized rock at the empire state building and the entire thing and everything inside it collapsed into dust. That’s what the existence of human death feels like


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#that one post with the thing #death tw

sigmaleph:

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transgenderer:

there are like, 12 british actors. and every show has to share. its torturous

this is why they had to get jodie whittaker to play the 13th doctor. all the male actors had been the doctor already

looking through old posts and hey i accidentally predicted the fourteenth doctor


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#*looks at the Fourteenth Doctor article on Wikipedia* #what the entire fuck #Doctor Who

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eightyonekilograms:

In the big list of “terms of art in a specific discipline that suddenly everybody is familiar with”, I think that to go with “coronavirus”, “core inflation”, etc. we’ll shortly be adding “cascading failure.”

sigmaleph:

tags from @brin-bellway

#I desperately want to make an “in the future‚ ‘zoonosis’ will be a word everyone knows” reference here#but I can’t think of a suitable word to stick in there#maybe if I were more fluent in webdev jargon#(…why does that quote not turn up on search engines)#(please tell me somebody knows what I’m talking about)

There’s a fancy word for this phenomenon, used by scientists who study infectious diseases from an ecological perspective: zoonosis. […] It’s a word of the future, destined for heavy use in the twenty-first century.

2014 Oct: Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus, by David Quammen

I got that off Siderea’s Great Age of Plagues series, though perhaps you got it from elsewhere.

That’s getting at the same idea, yeah, but I don’t think it’s the exact line I was thinking of. (I wouldn’t be surprised if the thing I saw was a David Quammen author interview, though.)


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#reply via reblog #illness tw #amnesia cw? #apocalypse cw?

eightyonekilograms:

In the big list of “terms of art in a specific discipline that suddenly everybody is familiar with”, I think that to go with “coronavirus”, “core inflation”, etc. we’ll shortly be adding “cascading failure.”


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#I desperately want to make an ”in the future‚ ‘zoonosis’ will be a word everyone knows” reference here #but I can’t think of a suitable word to stick in there #maybe if I were more fluent in webdev jargon #(…why does that quote not turn up on search engines) #(please tell me somebody knows what I’m talking about) #(I feel like I read that line in an article or something years ago and it has lived in my head ever since) #((I don’t *object* to it living here‚ it pays rent and all that‚ but it sure was striking)) #Twitter #amnesia cw? #illness tw? #apocalypse cw?


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