"40k is among these infinite universes like a diamond in the ruff,
standing as a testament to the resilience and tenacity of the human
race. As it wheels into view, the very fabric of this universe looks
frayed, desperate, like a piece of rope straining under a heavy load,
but which refuses to snap. Nowhere else is our dogged determination to
survive against all odds so plainly displayed, or so harshly put to the
test. They may not be “real” in the way we normally use the word, but
the souls who exist within that bleak reality are still to be both
pitied and admired. Across the omniverse of myth and legend, created
and sustained by those of us lucky (or unlucky, as the case may be)
enough to live in the “real” world, 40K shines forth as a beacon of
inspiration to us all, as an example of courage and, if not hope, at
least stubborn defiance in the face of inevitability. Most people say
that 40K is grimdark. I disagree. 40K is the poem "Do not go gentle
Have you ever met a nine year old who could paint a beautiful landscape? No?
Have you ever met a three year old who could write a twenty-seven thousand word novel? Hmm, strange.
What about a ten year old who could sculpt The David? Or sing an aria? Weird isn't it?
Isn't it strange that people believe in the concept that certain individuals are drawn to certain actions and are good at them because of some inherent thing called 'talent' even though there has never been an infant that could do any of these things from birth? Isn't that strange?
Personally I think the concept of talent is just a way that humans put themselves down and convince themselves that they just aren't good enough.
I'm sure you've had this thought before: "I think I can do 'x'! But, oh no, I'm just not that talented." Do you think that was a real, credible thought which you made, or just an excuse your brain uses to make sure you don't do something tha…