(Anyone else find anything disturbing about this being the 7th TR game? )
Do you mean to say that it is disturbing that sex and violence sells?
or just the recycling of the franchise?
I think it is more disturbing to contemplate the dull remnants amid the nearly empty bookshelves, frames, pedestals and stages if all the sex and violence were to be removed from our art.
And even mathematics...
(Apparently there is a typo at the end of this version, I need to look into that again.)
from the Cyberiad
by Stanislaw Lem
Come, let us hasten to a higher plane,
Where dyads tread the fairy fields of Venn,
Their indices bedecked from one to n,
Commingled in an endless Markov chain!
Come, every frustum longs to be a cone,
And every vector dreams of matrices.
Hark to the gentle gradient of the breeze:
It whispers of a more ergodic zone.
In Riemann, Hilbert or in Banach space
Let superscripts and subscripts go their ways.
Our asymptotes no longer out of phase,
We shall encounter, counting, face to face.
I'll grant thee random access to my heart,
Thou'lt tell me all the constants of thy love;
And so we two shall all love's lemmas prove,
And in our bound partition never part.
For what did Cauchy know, or Christoffel,
Or Fourier, or any Boole or Euler,
Wielding their compasses, their pens and rulers,
Of thy supernal sinusoidal spell?
Cancel me not -- for what then shall remain?
Abscissas, some mantissas, modules, modes,
A root or two, a torus and a node:
The inverse of my verse, a null domain.
Ellipse of bliss, converse, O lips divine!
The product of our scalars is defined!
Cyberiad draws nigh, and the skew mind
cuts capers like a happy haversine.
I see the eigenvalue in thine eye,
I hear the tender tensor in thy sigh.
Bernoulli would have been content to die,
Had he but known such a² cosine 2 ?!
See Leda and the Swan for some classic sex, rape and bestiality:
- Battle Cat, the Tegner might be a bit much for a family website, I won't be offended if you remove the link, but the Yeats is, well, Yeats.