TGWTG Nostalgia Chick / Lindsay Ellis / TheDudette - aka Hotdogs in face girl

Harlan Wick

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After much suffering it is read. Thoughts and ramblings in the spoiler link.

This is the story of Cora. Cora is a self centered, boring, NPC in training, and a depressing human being. The only active characters are her mother, a Disney villianess and alcoholic wreck after her husband divorced her to tell The Truth about aliens. Her father, the unholy love child made up of Julian Assange, Art Bell, and Alex Jones. Her aunt, a government spook that spent her entire career studying aliens only to have Cora learn more about them in two weeks. A collection of CIA agents that all blend together. And Ampersand, alien big wig and romantic interest. For people who think Stockholm syndrome is romantic.

Cora starts her mundane journey by having her shit car die, her mother being bitchy because she has to drive her daughter to work, and followed by some CIA goons. While at work what's believed to be a meteor rips through downtown LA and Cora skips out on her temp job because she is freaked out. No one in her office shares her fears. When she gets home her aunt is there and her mother shows up a few minutes later. Apparently the temp company that Cora and her mother work for had their contract ended because Cora left work early. Cora is also fired. The is all put on hold when the CIA guys that were following Cora that morning show and start asking about dear old Dad.

Later that night Ampersand shows up, Cora wanders out of her house to save a dog ,and Cora is implanted with a mind control and translation device. Then promptly fucks off. She calls her house only to find out the the government has taken her mother and two siblings into custody. So she calls her Aunt and arranges for a ride out of Los Angles. Somewhere in Northern California, Cora meets up with her Aunt and the people she works with. Nothing really happens for a bit so Cora fucks off and is hijacked by Ampersand.

Cora then finds herself trying to raid the Google building and she fails by being captured by a rent a cop. Things would be grim for our heroine but a mysterious EMP pulse saves the day and she has the presence of mind to run. Sadly she runs right into Ampersand who is unconscious in a panel van. Like any sane human, she hops into the van and starts driving to Nevada. At some point Ampersand wakes up and takes over her mind. In the morning Ampersand releases his hostage so that she can eat a random canned vegetables and have a meaningful mental masturbation conversation about colonialism, why vegan are awesome, feminist talking points, and random science shit because it is sci-fi after all. Skipping a bit, Ampersand orders his hostage to get a motel room and make contact with her aunt. Aunt shows up, a little bit of minor drama happens, and then Ampersand, his hostage, and the Aunt go back to California.

At Edwards Air Force Base, Ampersand and his hostage are reunited with the rest of his species that made it to Earth. It's at this point that Cora establishes herself as the mouthpiece translator for Ampersand. It got boring for a bit and I ran out of fucks to give at this point. Then military bases in California start getting hit with EMP blasts, so Ampersand, his hostage, and the rest of the aliens get shipped off to Cheyenne Mountain Air Force base. There Ampersand uses his hostage to tell various government officials (not part of the military, Ampersand hates the military) that he and his people will leave Earth soon. It's here Cora learns about the caste system Ampersand's people have, that Ampersand's government will destroy the Earth because other intelligent life is a threat, and that the Stockholm syndrome is starting to manifest an attachment to Ampersand. Then Cora's Dad leaks that George W. Bush knew about aliens and has to resign.

During the chaos and celebrations, a tablet to translate alien to English text is made, more bullshit about colonialism and feminist talking points, more about the Earth being made into a dead rock with a great view, and the budding emotional relationship between Ampersand and his hostage. Oh and there is a weird alien pod baby muguffin that plays a small role for the rest of this book. Then Ampersand's bother kicks in Cheyenne Mountain's doors and most of Ampersand and his people fuck off leaving Cora and the government to pickup the mess. The CIA has no idea what to do with Cora and the alien pod so they are kept together until someone thinks of something. The pod hatches a baby bio-mechanical alien and that's enough reason to get Cora and mecha Yoda the hell away from California.

The home stretch. Cora and mecha Yoda get sent to some state whose name I can't be bothered to care about. I'm sure it's a great state, I just sorry it got mentioned in a shitty book. Anyways, the convoy carrying Cora and mecha Yoda is hit by Ampersand's brother. To no one's surprise Cora and mecha Yoda get away before Ampersand's brother disintegrates the convoy. Being stranded Cora manages to get a hold of her Aunt and even more miraculous she was released from custody in time to give Cora and her mechanical alien thing a ride to the next plot point. With the mecha Yoda out of the picture for awhile Cora finds Ampersand and his people. Pointless bullshit happens for a bit and then Ampersand orders his hostage to fuck off. She doesn't and becomes the hostage of Ampersand's brother.

A lot of boring fuckery happens while Cora and Ampersand's people are being held hostage. Then Ampersand and mecha Yoda show up and even more fuckery happens. A fight breaks out and Cora finds a shovel and becomes Cora the destroyer. Somehow a 21 year old woman with zero experience in armed combat manages to take down an alien that has been biologically and mechanically modified to survive all manner of alien worlds and space travel. Before she can kill this alien Ampersand says no and in evil dick fashion Ampersand's brother kills mecha Yoda and mortally wounds Cora. Later Cora wakes up in hospital, her family has been released from government custody due to Dad leaking more shit. Later that night or a few nights later Ampersand shows up to reinforce his control over his hostage. The fucking end.

This is the spiritual twin to Lewis' Lightbringer . It's better written and has less rape than Lightbringer but it's still a boring and forgettable book. Cora is difficult to relate to and had several opportunities to do anything and leave the plot. About 80% of the book she just does what she's told or worries about inane shit while being a good NPC in her own story. Dialog with little connection to events unfolding at the time is repeated to add nothing to the story. The alien caste shit was confusing and boring. Forcing Bush to resign and the Bush hate in general was just petty and childish. Editing and ghostwriting, in my asshole opinion if this book was ghostwritten the little editing that was done to it was to make the writing flow and word selection feel like one person wrote it. Lastly, I love the reviews about how this book creates conversations. I can see a group of like minded sycophants sitting around discussing such intellectual topics as ' Colonialism is bad', 'Bush sucks', 'The environment is important', and 'We're a bunch of useless tits!'.

Also Bruno"Really I'm not Brad Jones"Mattei there will be no video of the book burning surrounded by empty JD bottles. I get Amazon gift cards at work as a bribe to keep me suffering drug addled fuckwits that only have their jobs because their uncle is the boss. So no I'm not torching my Kindle.
 

Owlflaps

High fuctioning owltistic
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After much suffering it is read. Thoughts and ramblings in the spoiler link.

This is the story of Cora. Cora is a self centered, boring, NPC in training, and a depressing human being. The only active characters are her mother, a Disney villianess and alcoholic wreck after her husband divorced her to tell The Truth about aliens. Her father, the unholy love child made up of Julian Assange, Art Bell, and Alex Jones. Her aunt, a government spook that spent her entire career studying aliens only to have Cora learn more about them in two weeks. A collection of CIA agents that all blend together. And Ampersand, alien big wig and romantic interest. For people who think Stockholm syndrome is romantic.

Cora starts her mundane journey by having her shit car die, her mother being bitchy because she has to drive her daughter to work, and followed by some CIA goons. While at work what's believed to be a meteor rips through downtown LA and Cora skips out on her temp job because she is freaked out. No one in her office shares her fears. When she gets home her aunt is there and her mother shows up a few minutes later. Apparently the temp company that Cora and her mother work for had their contract ended because Cora left work early. Cora is also fired. The is all put on hold when the CIA guys that were following Cora that morning show and start asking about dear old Dad.

Later that night Ampersand shows up, Cora wanders out of her house to save a dog ,and Cora is implanted with a mind control and translation device. Then promptly fucks off. She calls her house only to find out the the government has taken her mother and two siblings into custody. So she calls her Aunt and arranges for a ride out of Los Angles. Somewhere in Northern California, Cora meets up with her Aunt and the people she works with. Nothing really happens for a bit so Cora fucks off and is hijacked by Ampersand.

Cora then finds herself trying to raid the Google building and she fails by being captured by a rent a cop. Things would be grim for our heroine but a mysterious EMP pulse saves the day and she has the presence of mind to run. Sadly she runs right into Ampersand who is unconscious in a panel van. Like any sane human, she hops into the van and starts driving to Nevada. At some point Ampersand wakes up and takes over her mind. In the morning Ampersand releases his hostage so that she can eat a random canned vegetables and have a meaningful mental masturbation conversation about colonialism, why vegan are awesome, feminist talking points, and random science shit because it is sci-fi after all. Skipping a bit, Ampersand orders his hostage to get a motel room and make contact with her aunt. Aunt shows up, a little bit of minor drama happens, and then Ampersand, his hostage, and the Aunt go back to California.

At Edwards Air Force Base, Ampersand and his hostage are reunited with the rest of his species that made it to Earth. It's at this point that Cora establishes herself as the mouthpiece translator for Ampersand. It got boring for a bit and I ran out of fucks to give at this point. Then military bases in California start getting hit with EMP blasts, so Ampersand, his hostage, and the rest of the aliens get shipped off to Cheyenne Mountain Air Force base. There Ampersand uses his hostage to tell various government officials (not part of the military, Ampersand hates the military) that he and his people will leave Earth soon. It's here Cora learns about the caste system Ampersand's people have, that Ampersand's government will destroy the Earth because other intelligent life is a threat, and that the Stockholm syndrome is starting to manifest an attachment to Ampersand. Then Cora's Dad leaks that George W. Bush knew about aliens and has to resign.

During the chaos and celebrations, a tablet to translate alien to English text is made, more bullshit about colonialism and feminist talking points, more about the Earth being made into a dead rock with a great view, and the budding emotional relationship between Ampersand and his hostage. Oh and there is a weird alien pod baby muguffin that plays a small role for the rest of this book. Then Ampersand's bother kicks in Cheyenne Mountain's doors and most of Ampersand and his people fuck off leaving Cora and the government to pickup the mess. The CIA has no idea what to do with Cora and the alien pod so they are kept together until someone thinks of something. The pod hatches a baby bio-mechanical alien and that's enough reason to get Cora and mecha Yoda the hell away from California.

The home stretch. Cora and mecha Yoda get sent to some state whose name I can't be bothered to care about. I'm sure it's a great state, I just sorry it got mentioned in a shitty book. Anyways, the convoy carrying Cora and mecha Yoda is hit by Ampersand's brother. To no one's surprise Cora and mecha Yoda get away before Ampersand's brother disintegrates the convoy. Being stranded Cora manages to get a hold of her Aunt and even more miraculous she was released from custody in time to give Cora and her mechanical alien thing a ride to the next plot point. With the mecha Yoda out of the picture for awhile Cora finds Ampersand and his people. Pointless bullshit happens for a bit and then Ampersand orders his hostage to fuck off. She doesn't and becomes the hostage of Ampersand's brother.

A lot of boring fuckery happens while Cora and Ampersand's people are being held hostage. Then Ampersand and mecha Yoda show up and even more fuckery happens. A fight breaks out and Cora finds a shovel and becomes Cora the destroyer. Somehow a 21 year old woman with zero experience in armed combat manages to take down an alien that has been biologically and mechanically modified to survive all manner of alien worlds and space travel. Before she can kill this alien Ampersand says no and in evil dick fashion Ampersand's brother kills mecha Yoda and mortally wounds Cora. Later Cora wakes up in hospital, her family has been released from government custody due to Dad leaking more shit. Later that night or a few nights later Ampersand shows up to reinforce his control over his hostage. The fucking end.

This is the spiritual twin to Lewis' Lightbringer . It's better written and has less rape than Lightbringer but it's still a boring and forgettable book. Cora is difficult to relate to and had several opportunities to do anything and leave the plot. About 80% of the book she just does what she's told or worries about inane shit while being a good NPC in her own story. Dialog with little connection to events unfolding at the time is repeated to add nothing to the story. The alien caste shit was confusing and boring. Forcing Bush to resign and the Bush hate in general was just petty and childish. Editing and ghostwriting, in my asshole opinion if this book was ghostwritten the little editing that was done to it was to make the writing flow and word selection feel like one person wrote it. Lastly, I love the reviews about how this book creates conversations. I can see a group of like minded sycophants sitting around discussing such intellectual topics as ' Colonialism is bad', 'Bush sucks', 'The environment is important', and 'We're a bunch of useless tits!'.

Also Bruno"Really I'm not Brad Jones"Mattei there will be no video of the book burning surrounded by empty JD bottles. I get Amazon gift cards at work as a bribe to keep me suffering drug addled fuckwits that only have their jobs because their uncle is the boss. So no I'm not torching my Kindle.
My condolences go out to you for reading this book. More constructive things could have been used during that time. Like getting into autistic slapfights with other KF users, or y'know, reading something that's infinitely better than Lindsay's book.
 

Scarmaiden

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Since we're talking about her book here:
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The back story to this tweet is that back at Hiroshima&Nagasaki nuking anniversary Shaun got triggered to no end by discovering that there are people who disagree with him think that dropping nukes on Japan was justified. So after several whiny tweets he apparently decided to do a video on it and this is his reading for it
Hint: one of these is not like the others
 

Chilson

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Since we're talking about her book here:
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The back story to this tweet is that back at Hiroshima&Nagasaki nuking anniversary Shaun got triggered to no end by discovering that there are people who disagree with him think that dropping nukes on Japan was justified. So after several whiny tweets he apparently decided to do a video on it and this is his reading for it
Hint: one of these is not like the others
I guess I should not be surprised that some britcuck socialist doesn't understand how the Japanese were NOT going to surrender until Millions more Japanese and thousands of US soldiers died, Russia coming in to cut Japan into pieces for them to consume, and the effect the use of Nukes had on securing peace between the great superpowers for 80+ years. However, as much as his reading is biased, uninformative and emotionally manipulating at least it relates to the topic. Axiom's end is a fucking YA novel for literal mouth breathers.
 

BrunoMattei

No I am not the Cinema Snob
True & Honest Fan
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Since we're talking about her book here:
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The back story to this tweet is that back at Hiroshima&Nagasaki nuking anniversary Shaun got triggered to no end by discovering that there are people who disagree with him think that dropping nukes on Japan was justified. So after several whiny tweets he apparently decided to do a video on it and this is his reading for it
Hint: one of these is not like the others
Not to get too off topic but the whole thing is a back and forth. I do believe we dropped the nukes as a show of power and scare the Soviets. But the Japs were willing to surrender once the Soviets took back Manchuria. Also, the Japs were planning on using the Plague on us and spread it in California.

At any rate, I think it was the right call to make and you can chalk it up to epic Karma for Japan's wartime atrocities.
 

Chilson

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Not to get too off topic but the whole thing is a back and forth. I do believe we dropped the nukes as a show of power and scare the Soviets. But the Japs were willing to surrender once the Soviets took back Manchuria. Also, the Japs were planning on using the Plague on us and spread it in California.

At any rate, I think it was the right call to make and you can chalk it up to epic Karma for Japan's wartime atrocities.
Yeah...no. Japanese propaganda and Imperial worship made it so the Japanese people would rather jump off cliffs rather than be occupied by Americans. Not to mention how the Japanese military was deeply divided on just about everything. While one faction might have wanted peace, the other would have undoubtedly fought to the bloody end had they not experienced the tragedy and true dread of nuclear war. We also didn't need a rape of Berlin 2 electric boogaloo by the Russians in Korea and mainland Japan.
 

LinkinParkxNaruto[AMV]

I try so hard and got so far
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She managed decent numbers the first week out when it was listed #6 on Publishers Weekly, then sales dropped like a stone.
Just goes to show how weak the conversion from exposure on youtube is. She has a pretty big viewership, her book was staned by other youtubers, shilling for friends as it usually goes in woke nepotism central. That would mean a few million people betweenn all of them combined as prospective audience and yet she only converted it to a few thousand units sold.

Most people are willing to listen to 10 minutes of free ramblings once a week, that doesn't mean they'll value youtube personalities enough to give a shit for what they do outside of youtube or spend money on them
 

Ninon42

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Since we're talking about her book here:
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The back story to this tweet is that back at Hiroshima&Nagasaki nuking anniversary Shaun got triggered to no end by discovering that there are people who disagree with him think that dropping nukes on Japan was justified. So after several whiny tweets he apparently decided to do a video on it and this is his reading for it
Hint: one of these is not like the others
Beside the obvious outlier in the reading material, I'm surprised he didn't include Arata Osada's Children of the A-bomb. It's a collection of recollections of Japanese citizens who survived the bomb dropping, including many people who were children at the time. Given that lived experiences are considered more valid than objective facts right now by the wokish, it's a bit of an notable oversight. Gonna have to genuflect before the shrine of St. Foucault and atone for that one, Shaun.
 

KiwiBeanie

The Beanie Formerly Known as Beak
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Yeah...no. Japanese propaganda and Imperial worship made it so the Japanese people would rather jump off cliffs rather than be occupied by Americans. Not to mention how the Japanese military was deeply divided on just about everything. While one faction might have wanted peace, the other would have undoubtedly fought to the bloody end had they not experienced the tragedy and true dread of nuclear war. We also didn't need a rape of Berlin 2 electric boogaloo by the Russians in Korea and mainland Japan.
Nuking Japan paved way for the Cold War and every subsequent war over the threat of nuclear proliferation, including the Iraq War in search of WMDS. Couldn't the US have nuked an island near Japan as a warning shot and sent a message that the next target would be a populated area? Alerting Japan might have made it harder to drop further nukes over Japanese airspace, but the fear of being nuked might have led to surrender. There wouldn't be a Rape of Don King if we had dealt with the rapists instead of forming a temporary alliance. Had we nipped the commies in the bud, Russia would be making video games for us instead of threatening to initiate WWIII.
 

Chilson

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Nuking Japan paved way for the Cold War and every subsequent war over the threat of nuclear proliferation, including the Iraq War in search of WMDS. Couldn't the US have nuked an island near Japan as a warning shot and sent a message that the next target would be a populated area? Alerting Japan might have made it harder to drop further nukes over Japanese airspace, but the fear of being nuked might have led to surrender. There wouldn't be a Rape of Don King if we had dealt with the rapists instead of forming a temporary alliance. Had we nipped the commies in the bud, Russia would be making video games for us instead of threatening to initiate WWIII.
A Cold war is better than WW3. Hitting third world shitholes looking for WMD's with a stick is preferable to WW3. Peace is always preferable to war because the cost of war never justifies what you gain. In the absence of peace, wars that end quickly are a better alternative to two super powers duking it out for years (the Iraq war was very quick, the mistake was staying in the region after the fact). Going back to 1945, it simply would not have been smart to drag a broke and exhausted europe ,with an thoroughly exhausted american home-front, into conflict with a very motivated, experienced and, at the time, modernized Russian army. Would the allies have won over the Comintern? Almost certainly, but the cost of such victory would have been 10's if not 100's of millions of lives.

As for Japan itself, they were (and for a surprising number of the Japanese population are) fanatically loyal to the emperor of Japan who at this point was very much being led by the hand by the military. The Japanese military itself at this time was deeply divided between those who wanted peace and those who wanted to duke it out to the bitter end. I don't really know why your talking about the rape of Nanking, We didn't have nukes when that was happening and most Americans also had no clue it was occurring or did occur until decades after the fact. Not to mention that America had a strong isolationist policy after WW1 and saw little reason to get involved in an Asian war as the major economic setback of the great depression were still ongoing.

Going to the use of nukes itself. It really goes two ways here, we warn Japan and the emperor never hears it because the warhawks make sure the message never reaches him. Or it reaches him and he has to make a choice of which advisors to listen to. You simply don't have great odds of the emperor surrendering regardless from the threat alone since nuclear devastation was just not something that could be conceptualized at the time and the Japanese will be on high alert to shoot the bomber down risking the entire operation. Warning them effectively makes little sense and hurts the overall goal of peace more than it helps.

By doing it without warning, The message is sent and Japan is pretty much forced to peace as they see what utter devastation awaits them if they don't. Its cold hard logic that has a lot of people die, but it gets the job done and prevents even more people dying than necessary.
 

Tiger Tanaka

In Japan, man comes first
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So if it took 10 years for Lyndsey to write a book, does this make her the next George R R Martin?

Hello, I'm Lyndsay Lannister. I dismember it so you don't have to. Come to think of it, Cersei did love a drink.