A downloadable fantasy

"Too many sons cut down.  Too much oppression.  Too much horror business.  Too much fun (what's that mean?).  Too much Studio Ghibli.  Too many dead peasants.  Too many people believing Lysenko.  Too much religion.  2Fast2Furious.  Too many words.  The number 2.  Too Darn Hot.  Too small, much too small.

This cannot (!) be allowed (.) to happen (?) again."

--Winston Churchill

This collection—created by viewing the epithets of history's most unhinged mass-murderers through the prism of chill weird fantasy—might work as a Global Studies textbook if you're on Earth-935, but here it's probably better used as a cognitive dissonance nickelodeon by people with upsetting Wikipedia search histories.


Created for vin; androgyne’s Poetry Jam ( #poetryjamF): 

https://itch.io/jam/poetry-jam-february-2020

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"TRUE NAMES" by miserytourism (website/twitter). It's a classic 24 page document featuring five long-form poems that (I think?) use ballad, folklore, and mythological styles to tell several intricate stories that feel genuinely historical and entirely fictional at the same time. I love the logo/title design for it and find the concept and (potential) approach to a story about imperialism really interesting because I'd of never done it this way - which is so exciting to see something different like that. It has been described as both "[a] poetry collection about mass murdering lunatics in fantastical settings" and "created by viewing the epithets of history's most unhinged mass-murderers through the prism of chill weird fantasy—might work as a Global Studies textbook if you're on Earth-935, but here it's probably better used as a cognitive dissonance nickelodeon by people with upsetting Wikipedia search histories."