@witchfynder_finder @Red I remember someone trying to convince me that WoT only sounds so misogynist in summaries because it's so feminist it bent back around to misogyny in summary, which is why the series is so long. I'm not sure that argument ever made sense but it left more of an impression of the series on me than trying to read the books ever did. (I made it a chapter before boredquit, I think?) It was not a convincing argument that it was worth my time to get past my boredom.
Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.