I like grim survivalist stories, no matter the setting. I like football games where players are dropping right and left and the score is low and the conditions are brutal. I like death marches where a group of soldiers cover incredible distances fighting off enemies the entire time. I like expiditions that find themselves trapped far from home and only a few make it back alive. I like heroic sacrifices where the few hold of the endless so that the many have time to escape/prepare. I like this.
I enjoy fights in wow where we lose people right and left but bring them back and barely win with just the tank a healer and a dps standing. I like fights where something goes wrong and and the fight takes 8 MINUTES on 5 corehounds but we eventually prepare. I even *shudder* enjoy AV fights that come down to winning by <10 reinforcements.
And I like settings and stories where this is prevelant. WAR40k, even though I despise the empire and their twisted emperor worship is a very very tasty setting where there is only endless struggle/war simply to survive. Xenon's march. Steven Erikson's books. The alamo. The battle of the bulge(I may have the wrong battle here but I'm thinking of the one in the snow in northern france/belgium where the germans made a big push and it failed to break through). The Japanese defense of the various pacific islands. Etc.
Hope of victory being a slimmer of a glimpse.
I really enjoy.
No point really to this rant I was just talking with my Uncle and found out that he doesn't like this kind of story and realized that I really do. I like grim but not gritty. Gritty is the tendance to display coarse rough characters. I don't like coarse anything. I don't like language in books or movies(it offends my delicate nature :P). I don't like sex scenes either(its an intensely private act and isn't something I like to read or see in a movie)*.
I don't like main characters who intentionally go out of their way to hurt others around them emotionally, its okay if the bad guy does it offscene I just don't want to watch/see it....and if I do watch/see it I want the bad guy dead. Very dead. The good guys better be decimating the bad guy afterwards. But I'd prefer not to see it.
I cannot watch/see suffering and enjoy a story. I might think wow, that was a well written book that shattered my heart. But I sure as heck won't read it again(if I even finish it), I won't recomend it and I won't list it as a favored book. C.S. Friedman had a few books like this. They were enrapturing books but in one in particular I was so pissed off at a character that I begged her silently to kill him somehow through out the series. Tess of the Dubervilles is another book like this. How I hate that book.
Bah the rant go away from me. I should re-write this but I'm short on time/energy so I'll just redirect. Prepare for abrupt change in topic:
Playing a druid: Pretending to be brocolli.
Nessingwary: Hunting isn't hunting if you don't kill 30 of each.
Lifebloom: About 3x shorter in duration than I want. Regrowth is where the good stuffs are.
Proof that people have different values than me: Somepeople dislike white damage being their main source of damage. They -LIKE- pressing buttons every 1.5 seconds or faster. *shiver*
Should I take every friday off in October? Or should I save my PTO "incase I need it". I feel like I'm pondering whether or not to use a potion/trinket.
Well thats all folks.
*I'm not claiming that sex scenes are not arrousing, that would be lying. I'm saying I find them distastful and dislike them in things I watch.