This is crossposted from my Tumblr page. It has two things going for it: first, it's the most pretentious thing I've ever written about speculative fiction, and second, I stand by it 100%.
Before I begin, let me explain to you, dear reader, exactly why I am eminently qualified to talk about this, and why, based on my impeccable credentials, you should immediately agree with me and accept, uncritically, every word in this essay:
Glad we cleared that up. Let’s get started.