Author Topic: Return of the Obra Dinn  (Read 6343 times)

FerriswheelBueller

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Re: Return of the Obra Dinn
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2020, 06:24:55 PM »
Yeah, I was a bit let down by the ending - there was a hint of explanation (“the fortune done it!”) but the story was wild enough that it was still a lark finding it all out, and I remember saying “oh shit!” when the first set of lobstermen turned up in a flashback

Still really enjoyed it.

falafel

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Re: Return of the Obra Dinn
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2020, 07:08:58 AM »
Good summary which makes it all seem much more coherent:

https://www.reddit.com/r/ObraDinn/comments/a1jhkx/comment/emirkhb

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Re: Return of the Obra Dinn
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2020, 01:28:13 PM »
I didn't find the story puzzling, just shallow. That summary almost immediately exposes that with "Because evil mermaids are a thing."

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Re: Return of the Obra Dinn
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2020, 01:29:31 PM »
Just noticed autocorrect mangled a word and ruined my response above.

falafel

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Re: Return of the Obra Dinn
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2020, 10:35:53 PM »
Still, maybe I'm giving too much of the benefit of the doubt, but I'd say with respect to the specific thing to which you refer, to me that all felt like a macguffin designed to be the catalyst for the kinds of unspeakable behaviour you see all through the story. I didn't feel it was shallow so much as quite nihilistic, and I can live with a bit of nihilism.

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