I've been trying to think of what to say about Victor Pelevin's The Helmet of Horror
. The first thing to remember is that it's been translated from the original Russian, and I think it's possibly lost something in translation. It takes places through a series of chats in a closed chat room, but I think only once does he use an actual internet abbreviation. It's not actually
an annoying chat-room story, and there's a good reason for the medium. However, I still feel like it was missing a lot. Interesting philosophical questions were brought up but mixed up in confusing images that probably lost a lot in translation.
In other news, you should all check out Homo Edax
's latest post on the gods as applied to modernity