Iain wrote this one.
I’ve been into parodies almost as long as I’ve known any kind of stories. 1066 and All That, with its Bad Kings and its Picts living in brackets, was practically my introduction to history. As a pre-teen I loved Red Dwarf for its play on science fiction ideas as much as the bawdy humour. It didn’t take me long to take the short trip from J.R.R. Tolkien and Anne McCaffrey’s fantasy novels to Terry Pratchett’s take-off’s (and Piers Anthony’s — this was by no means all a good thing). And I was familiar with enough pirate stories, text adventure games and installments of King’s Quest to love The Secret of Monkey Island‘s riffs on pirates and adventure games alike. Read the rest of this entry »