40088Re: [Girl Genius] Time to quit?
- Dec 1, 2006crmrogan wrote:
>Is anyone else ready to just quit reading because of *too* manyYup.
>convoluted and disappointing plot twists and not enough Agatha?
Except: I've been disappointed for about 3 volumes at too many plot twists
and not enough *clanks*!
Traditional sci-fi plots are easy to come by in the world. I don't find
them all that interesting any more. The mundane ones all blur together and
are forgotten. Because of the convolutions, GG's plot may be
extra-forgettable in the end.
What I originally found delightful instead about GG was the creativity
shown with the Victorian clank concept. *That* was exceptional. Nowadays
except for an occasional dingbot all we've had going is mind-control (with
no mechanism), and robots. Both mind-control and the robot concept have, I
think, already been worked over rather thoroughly in the literature.:)
There has also been an unusual opportunity to do something creative with
the "construct" idea, but except for Krosp, the vague hive entities, and
the gentleman with four (six?) arms, all our biological constructs have
been relentlessly humanoid.
And recently the Victorian scenery has been barely existent - except for
the summoning engine, we've had just Generic Medieval Town.
But I still very much like GG's humor and bright graphics. The graphic for
the circus tableau this week was especially nice. And GG does still take me
delightfully by surprise sometimes (for example, when I found the hut of
Baba Yaga putting in a cameo appearance.)
It's just getting kind of really tedious waiting through The Dark Plot.
Would very much rather be seeing more Delightful Cool Places. And more
Unusual Machines (That Do Something Other Than Just Go "Zap".)
PS - Anyone here know Little Nemo? There was a little darkness there, but
what made it memorable were the scenes. GG's artistic essence is also in
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