Welp. This one looks even worse than Artemis Fowl. In fact, it looks like it took a look at Artemis Fowl‘s utter disrespect for the source material, the fans, and continuing profitability of the franchise, said “Hold my beer,” and then strapped on JATO wings while smiling weirdly and repeating a gibberish language in which the words “strong” and “non-binary” can be faintly distinguished but which lapses back into English when concerned bystanders attempt to intervene. Then they screamed the phrase “sexist racist homophone manbabies” and while this still didn’t completely clear the blast zone, began to chant the words “Of Color!” and “Toxic!” while fumbling with the detonation button.
Unconfirmed reports exist that Denis Villenueve was taking careful notes.
female woman be-cervixed individual of color in the foreground? That’s Lady Sybil. Oh, and the individual to the far left is Cheery.
(fourth draft) Every time I try to write a takedown of this situation, I end up frothing at the mouth. (True fact: when the very first images from the series hit, I ended up ranting so ferociously to the other interns that they referenced it for months afterwards.)
Why do they do this? Why?
Ms. Pratchett may put the very best spin on it she can, but it’s not a matter of inspiration.
It’s because they hate. They have chosen to destroy the Discworld’s Night Watch series because of hate. They hate you, and they want to destroy anything that you loved, that made you happy, or that was simply wholesome, beautiful, creative, and worthwhile.
The ultimate problem is theirs, though. A real fan knows what it is that men must do against such reckless hate.