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Mulva
Sep 13, 2011

LET THIS PICTURE OF AN ADORABLE KITTEN FOOL YOU


Counter-point: It's ok for loving demons to just be evil.

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Mulva
Sep 13, 2011

LET THIS PICTURE OF AN ADORABLE KITTEN FOOL YOU


LibrarianCroaker posted:

Textually, the demons aren't Literally Manifest Evil from Hell, they're just another race that exists in this land.

This land of magic and magical beings in which the central conceit is that Frieran was part of a group that went to kill the demon king because the demons were getting up to all the cliche murder poo poo they always do in fantasy stories, and in which literally every single demon we've met has been an absolutely monster. Walks like a duck and all that.....

I mean this is exact the dynamic that just came up in the story: "They look and sound like us and we can communicate, surely there must be a better way!" *demon absolutely brutalizes people, laughs about it, actively says every single thing it did was just the most crass form of manipulation* "Well, poo poo. Guess not?".

Mulva
Sep 13, 2011

LET THIS PICTURE OF AN ADORABLE KITTEN FOOL YOU


Elephant Parade posted:

"Because the purpose of fiction, fantastic fiction included, is to express ideas, and "an evil species that kills other species because they're evil" isn't an interesting idea to me, maybe because it's so totally incoherent in the context of the real world.

It's not the point, it's the setup. The point is "How do rational, moral people deal with the reality of something so profoundly alien?".

Mulva
Sep 13, 2011

LET THIS PICTURE OF AN ADORABLE KITTEN FOOL YOU


Spiritus Nox posted:

You know, Fern, Stark isn't five, I don't know if this sort of babying is really the basis you want for a healthy relationship

If you don't want to be treated like a child, don't sneak some forbidden night juice.

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