*Walks onto the stand*
Long time no see huh...
A year has passed since I wrote the last journal, even more has passed since I've stopped uploading WH artworks on regular basis. But unlike somebody I am still in the fandom and still draw things, just don't upload them due to my a̸̶̧͞n͘͡҉͘͝x̶̷į̷̴͜e̷̵̕t̷̴̡̀y҉͝
And I do watch for the news
I am terrified.
I mean, not exactly terrified, this isn't a right word for that feeling of rage and sadness at the same time, and I'm not the only one who feel the same.
There's several reasons for them personally, but, the first one that makes worry more than one person (checking it out right now by writing this) is:
It's obvious that GW's trying to stay safe and sound by keeping the people's interest on their most popular franchises such as 40k and FB (AoS nowdays, RIP FB), there's new miniatures and codex entries, the awesome games were released such as Total War: Warhammer and Total War: Warhammer 2...
... And here it is. DoW3 and Eternal Crusade.
Absolute failures from all sides. Kinda funny to witness how good FB\AoS games were mostly and how bad were 40K ones. Feels like 40k was just doomed to get mediocre games, yet games are one of the best ways to promote your product and grab a large audience (along with profit ofc.)
But I really, really have no idea, how desperate GW should be to announce a child's book series, and I'm afraid abt what will happen next in such tempo... (Hands off, Disney! We saw what you did to Star Wars series!)
So, okay, this isn't the only shard of Wh's possible grimdark future (lol), let's take a look to another one.
The lound, inadequate and cancerous children.
My gosh. I don't know what was/is happening in other local 40k fandoms, but in RU segment there was a shitton of them back in 2010-11, and I even met plenty of 'em in 2013 when I joined this helltrain, and so on, until I found a place with normal guys. I don't imply the grown-ups can't act like idiots, but agree, the adequate people are the minority, no matter where and when.
And this is the double-edged sword: The more successful this series will be, the more neophytes we should wait, the less succesfull it be... Then GW might find another way to promote our favourite universe, which will distort it's image even more.
So, this leads now to my personal meh.
A big slab of possible humor is getting nullified. Some situations build up comical effects because they're actually not quite possible within the lore and plain delusional. (Regular marine, you'll be in my heart forever!) The certain jokes won't be funny anymore when they stop being abnormal, and NOW WE'll HAVE FREAKING CHILDREN IN ACTION IN THE SETTING OF THE GRIMDARKEST WAR WHERE EVEN THE SUPERMUTATED SOLDIERS IN FANCY ARMOR DIE IN MERE MINUTES.
Even the weirdest clusterfuckery seems pretty legit and canon now. *sigh*
Would anybody even buy that? What for?! Will this marketing move even worth that?
And it's obvious that now we'll never know what happens to space marines' dicks after transformation because the rating's gotta go even lower than 12+. Kek.