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''What torments mankind is not the facts, but the opinions that are held about the facts."
I've discovered a class of questions to which there are definitively correct answers, but not everyone knows them. Not even Google. "Impossible!" you'll be thinking, but that is just where you're wrong. And the statistical likelihood is that it won't be the last time you're wrong in the next 30 seconds. Here we go. Question one: "Who was the best James Bond?"
Yeah, well, you know that's just, like, your opinion, man.
— The Dude
My act's not for everyone. Whenever I get on stage, I feel like I'm leading you into battle - you're not all going to be here at the end.
— Doug Stanhope
Chacun à son goût. Fr.
"Okay, let's step back... the most beautiful moment in everyone's life is when they first saw Star Wars, right? We can at least agree on that, right?"
The 40K universe and the Imperium is a strong, unique flavour. It's dark and violent, xenophobic and fundamentalist, baroque and hyper-stylised. It is not science fiction so much as space-fantasy, what with the daemons, psychic powers and technology-as-magic. Some people just aren't going to dig it.
If you're not already familiar with 40K, I don't know if you'll enjoy it or not, outside broad extremes of taste. If your preferred science fiction format is bishonen having amusing romantic troubles in between piloting giant mecha against other mecha-pilot bishonen who wear black and sneer a lot, it might not be for you. If at some point in your life you've rocked out playing air guitar and head-banging to 2 Minutes to Midnight by Iron Maiden roaring from your stereo whilst wearing a cape made out of a bath-towel, it probably will.
"It's not about adding "in my opinion" to the end of every sentence - it's about wording things in a way that doesn't make people want to punch you in the face."