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Daybreak on Hyperion (re)

A great story unconventional for RR

And now we have the rewrite of a rewrite! I'll repost my review here since my points still stand.

I've read Daybreak a few years ago when it was originally posted on Baka-Tsuki, and was very happy to learn that Aorii has finally started posting it again. The story intentionally takes a serious, darker tone with a lot of thought and research being put into it, with references to various cultures, in-depth geopolitics and various moral issues.

 

A whole slew of societal issues come into play with the story - it's dealing with nobility of a foreign world; as such, the morals and actions of characters of a completely different culture are viewed through the eyes of a character who herself doesn't quite align with western thinking; rather she is a tad bit more cynical, like Eastern Europeans or Russians, so it may just rub people wrong, especially if you stop reading very early before Kaede has the chance to look at her situation for real. But at the same time, it's a great opportunity to inspect cultural and moral issues from a unique point of view.

 

If you're here for the power creep, you won't find any here. But if you want something interesting, different and well written, then you are in the right place.

 

P.S. Yes, Pascal is an asshole. ||And if anything is as per the original version, it's gonna take a while for him to grow out of that.||


Daybreak on Hyperion (legacy)

I've read Daybreak a few years ago when it was originally posted on Baka-Tsuki, and was very happy to learn that Aorii has finally started posting it again. The story intentionally takes a serious, darker tone with a lot of thought and research being put into it, with references to various cultures, in-depth geopolitics and various moral issues.

A whole slew of societal issues come into play with the story - it's dealing with nobility of a foreign world; as such, the morals and actions of characters of a completely different culture are viewed through the eyes of a character who herself doesn't quite align with western thinking; rather she is a tad bit more cynical, like Eastern Europeans or Russians, so it may just rub people wrong, especially if you stop reading very early before Kaede has the chance to look at her situation for real. But at the same time, it's a great opportunity to inspect cultural and moral issues from a unique point of view.

If you're here for the power creep, you won't find any here. But if you want something interesting, different and well written, then you are in the right place.

P.S. Yes, Pascal is an asshole. ||And if anything is as per the original version, it's gonna take a while for him to grow out of that.||


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This is an event page for one of our previous events, why would we ban one of our staff members for posting a page for an event? ;)