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Feb 18th 2013 at 2:02:05 AM •••

"according to the garuda's Blue and Orange Morality, it was less the rape than Yagharek's removal of his victim's choice not to have sex with him that the garuda find unacceptable."

That's the textbook definition of what rape is? The thing that makes rape a crime is that it ignores the victim's right to choose whether or not to have sex? I arrived on this page via a multiwebsite Wiki Walk and don't know the novel, but that sentence is "it was less the rape than the rape that the garuda find unacceptable," and I can't imagine any way for that to make sense.

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Apr 7th 2012 at 3:32:37 AM •••

Is it just me, or is the Weaver actually trying very hard to make sense in this book? Because in Iron Council it seems to have degenerated from stream-of-conciousness into outright Word Salad.

Jan 9th 2011 at 12:14:51 PM •••

Why does this page combine tropes from several (related, but quite separate) books? They may share a setting, but are not a series of sequels or some such. The tropes should be sorted and separated out by book. Ideally, each should have its own page, or a new page for something like "Bas-Lag" should be created, or this should all be moved to the author's page. If this is the page for Perdido Street Station, there's no reason for half the tropes to be from The Scar or Iron Council.

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Jan 9th 2011 at 4:03:57 PM •••

I'd have no issue splitting the page up into one for each book; you'd have to have one for the setting as a whole and one for each individual book.

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