In the week since I posted Part One of this train of thought, I had a couple of conversations that reinforce what I’m saying about the sci-fi community messing itself up. Today, let’s discuss Sci-fi Purity Culture.
It works like this: One conversation took place on Reddit itself and the other took place with one of the friends I can – because of my disability – have a normal chat with. “What did you think of Rogue One?” I asked.
“Oh,” he said. “I liked it … but there were a lot of people who were disappointed. They felt like all it did was focus on the one plot point and then …”
“Oh man,” I shook my head. “There it is again, Sci-fi Purity Culture.”
“What purity culture?”