I have two essential reactions to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
First is that I have lost the ability to not-see issues of representation in my fiction. I spent a great deal of time wondering why on Earth the human lead, Malcom, could not have been a woman of color. I couldn’t think of a single story-related reason for it.
I also noted, with tired resignation, that for a story set in California, the background characters were AWFULLY white.
But my second opinion is that, yes, it’s probably true that a chimpanzee does not suffer the recoil penalty when dual-wielding assault rifles.
Once a gamer, always a gamer.
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