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Matt "Piusbird" Arnold

Joined 10 months ago

A Bird who likes the color purple Havin fun it ain't hard when you got a library card, and mine was suspended for non payment of overdue fees _(ツ)_/¯ Mental Health and Disability Advocate

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Dragonflight (Paperback, 1978, Del Rey) 3 stars

Basically Dragon Lewds 70s style

5 stars

A romance writer doing fantasy/scifi what could possibly go wrong. So here's how the story goes Rukbat was a golden G type star in the Sagitarian sector with blah blah blah. If you know it's a classic. Fun Fact Rukbat is a real star, it's a blue-white about 50 times the size of our sun. No habitable zone unfortunately. The thing about this story is the setting is great it's basically a high fantasy world created atop the ruins of a once great scientific one. One of the thing the Science guys Scienced particularly well in was bioengineering. They literally created freeking dragons because they needed an air force and ran out of oil. Cool right ok here's the thing though. They also kind of invented Time Travel with it because they went a bit crazy with the telepathic genes, And none of the Science stuff actually works. Just treat …

The Unbroken Thread (Hardcover, 2021, Convergent Books) 3 stars

As a young father and a self-proclaimed “radically assimilated immigrant,” opinion editor Sohrab Ahmari realized …

Closest You'll get to a Conservitive Catholic wanting to tear down Capitalism

3 stars

This is fundamentally a Catholic book. And how do i put this gently Ahmari suffers from no Reformist, or Liberal theological impulses. He makes an antitrans dig in the introduction. I almost put it down right there and then. But something about his writing style made me continue and I don't regret doing so. The author thesis basically boils down to the assertion that the capitalist, consumerist definition of Freedom is eating us alive. He would tries to weasel his way around just saying that directly, and he throws queers and the sexual revolution under the bus as causes but this is otherwise masterfully subversive. The author makes a forceful case for the Abrahamic conception of Freedom, "to be free is to serve God and thy Neighbor". By painting vivid bibliographic portraits of people from all different religions who he thinks exemplify this virtue. And oh man does he have …