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Tycho / on Wed, Nov 25 2020 at 12:01 am

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We talked about it a little bit when the movie for Ready Player One came out in the post and the strip. My policy on Nostalgia is the same as the laws sweeping the nation and perhaps the world - I think it should be legal for responsible, recreational use. If used in a work, optimally it's used in a way that interprets or transforms so that we get more work to interpret or transform. I adhere to the sourdough starter principle where such things are concerned.

As I said before, I do not adhere to the Catechism model where Nostalgia becomes just… recitation. Brenna really enjoyed Ready Player One, in a way I couldn't, because it gave her a whirlwind tour of the media I grew up with - a parallel universe in some respects, from an era where the overlaps didn't lap over quite so much. Some flaw in my cognition makes me very resistant to this lure, and resentful of those who wield it artlessly.

Today - that is to say, Wednesday Nov. 11th at 4pm PDT - we begin our (deep breath) Acquisitions Incorporated: The "C" Team, Tales From The Loop miniseries. This isn't like existing AcqInc stuff - it doesn't require knowledge of the last four years of The "C" Team, let alone the more than a decade of Acquisitions Incorporated content. This isn't like some test you have to cram for, it's starting now.  That said, it's not exactly a One Shot either, because this is a Good Time you can have every Wednesday for a month. Two completely self-contained stories, investigating the world and personalities "C" Team fans enjoy from a different angle. Come and git it.

(CW)TB out.

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