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Well, now I'm about half-way through. Still amazing. No big shock there.
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I just finished it! (Thanks ruo for the digital copy!)

Holy mother of Christ!
I think my mind got fucked! Did anyone else experience a fucking of the mind kind of feeling within 30 minutes of reading it?
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I finished it the day after my previous post. Yes, mind-fucktastic. Truly an amazing story.
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So nobody else found the ending more than a little hard to swallow?
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I'll admit it was a stretch, but it was easy to swallow because never throughout the whole thing are we told O's capabilities.
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Oh, that's not what bothered me.
What bothered me was that everybody, not including that one guy, were so quick to get on board with a plan that brutal and absurd.
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True. Maybe they just saw the futility of opposing him...it seemed so pointless to waste the sacrifice that they just caved in and went along with it.
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Oldrac the Chitinous wrote:Oh, that's not what bothered me.
What bothered me was that everybody, not including that one guy, were so quick to get on board with a plan that brutal and absurd.
The plan was brutal and absurd, but it worked. More than that, it couldn't be undone. And these are people who ultimately were striving for peace for most of their lives, and now had it.
It is an end vs. means discussion. Would you kill a single child to save 1,000,000?
Or, more applicable to the book's plot: If someone killed that child to save 1,000,000 people, would you report him, even if that meant the 1,000,000 would likely die because of your report?
I mean, I don't justify it, but coming in to the events they did, as much as it might gnaw at me horribly, I don't know that I'd be willing to tell everyone.

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Is it too late to ask about things that were posted a few pages back? Cause with my internet gone, I wasn't able to... and I might actually post something relevant this time...
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I'm still not sure why he chose NYC though. He should have gone someplace less populated since it was mostly for effect (like how the US bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki instead of Tokyo). He could have gone after Cleveland, or Atlanta, etc. and still had the desired effect I think.

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Oldrac the Chitinous wrote:Oh, that's not what bothered me.
What bothered me was that everybody, not including that one guy, were so quick to get on board with a plan that brutal and absurd.

Its a fantastic plan. I would jump on with that plan in a second.

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wolf wrote:I cannot go to see the movie because 1. I'm broke, 2. my free movie site is down and 3. I cannot go to movies alone and none of my friends want to see it. So I'll have to wait
Why can't you go to movies alone? Social stigma?
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mountainmage wrote:True. Maybe they just saw the futility of opposing him...it seemed so pointless to waste the sacrifice that they just caved in and went along with it.
No, not even in the face of Armageddon, never compromise!
Poor Rorschach. He was the "true" superhero in my book. Screw Dr. Manhattan, that son of a bitch!

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So, I guess it's safe to say that there's nobody here that we need to worry about spoilering at this point?
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We're still worrying about spoilers until Twocone figures out the nigh-unbreakable cipher that is the Picture Book. So far nobody's spoiled anything more than a basic idea of who the characters are.
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