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  1. Anne
    Anne January 4, 2014 at 3:37 pm . Reply

    I’ve read some short stories from the collection Mortal Engines, and I can say it… sparkles. Like the gaseous gems in “The Three Electroknights.” Yes, I know that could be said in a more erudite way. :)

  2. Anne
    Anne January 9, 2014 at 7:39 pm . Reply

    Whoops. Formatting error. Please feel free to delete my original post

    It’s a bit insulting, though, and anyway it’s not like we have another special word for other forms of slavery distinct from the American one, either: not the Roman form, not the Egyptian, not the Aztec one… well, and not the hundreds of other forms.

    That’s the one main problem I have with the usage of the word “serf” in this context too. Like you say, choosing special treatment in that one case does lead to arguments of moral superiority and such, even if that’s not what’s stated up front.

    Mujeok Pink is a popular webtoon-artist. That parody came from a series of hers that ran for a few years, consisting mainly of retelling “classic” stories in new ways… she’s side-splittingly funny.

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