Pattern Recognition - Thoughts On Watching Two Episodes of Downton Abbey
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There's an interesting entanglement of class and knowledge apparent in my (limited) viewing on Downton Abbey.
The lower class workers are assumed to possess narrowly constricted knowledge and interests, and are actively shamed for experience outside that. The middle class characters have a much broader range of material skills, but this wins them scorn, not respect. The aristos, on the third hand, don't know a damned thing except the rules of their social matrix, and they're fiercely proud of that. It's like the lower and upper classes form a hive organism, helpless except as a unit, and sentience is maladaptive for them. For their part, the middle class characters in their individualism are doomed.
This immediately suggests the need for a Downton Abbey/Starship Troopers mashup: Johnny Rico unexpectedly inherits the title to a Bug colony. Thrill to his hilarious adventures as the new Swarmlord! He tries to teach the drones calculus! He uses the wrong pheromones at spawning time! This could be a whole new genre: interspecies romance comedy of manners.
Someone do a Kickstarter?
|Date:||February 11th, 2013 05:33 am (UTC)|| |
this joke is over my head. i love butts lol
|Date:||February 11th, 2013 05:35 am (UTC)|| |
|Date:||February 11th, 2013 07:44 am (UTC)|| |
This is already a porn subgenre, actually - you can websearch for it with the keywords 'transformation, xeno, queen'.
Most of the stories of this type will also involve sex-change, just so you're aware.
|Date:||February 11th, 2013 09:14 am (UTC)|| |
Forget I said anything.
|Date:||February 11th, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC)|| |
Some boxes should not be opened.
What a terrific idea! I would back the hell out of that.