Setting Saturday: Cute & Fuzzy Cockfighting Seizure Monsters

The title for this Setting Saturday comes from a book that was originally published by the Guardians of Order in 2000, written by Emily K. Dresner-Thornber. It was a genre supplement for Guardians of Order's Big Eyes, Small Mouth (Tristat) system. Anyone paying attention would realize I have a fondness for Pokemon, so it should come as no surprise that Cute & Fuzzy Seizure Monsters (the other title for the book) is about the pet monster genre.

Thing is, it points out the pieces of the genre that are patently absurd to adult sensibilities. And it's hilarious for it. The real point of this Setting Saturday is that you can take your childhood obsessions and turn them on their ear for amusement. I mean, really, how absurd is it that parents in Pokemon shove a little horror into a ten-year old's hands and tell them to shove off into the world? Let's not even talk about the ludicrousness of such children taming cosmic horrors such as Mewtwo or Dialga, eh?
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