This morning I have been sent a competent cap to review, and review it I have. It tells of a desk jockey three years from retirement, who passes a humiliating test of loyalty by his sadistic new bosses, and thus is selected as an instrument of their oppression. Our hero's moral fibre doesn't prevent him from executing their ruthless wishes, although he at least has the decency to feel bad about it - until, that is, he cracks and joins them in their Boschian mission of chaos.
It is wryly amusing. It ponders lightly on the nature of evil in a dog-eat-dog (or rather lion-eat-rabbit) world. But is it profound? For my money... no.
So, no is my vote, although since it's an adequate enough piece, at least I have the decency to feel bad about it.
The Bulldog is not going to discuss internet purchases or any of his complaints about life in general. Instead he’s just going to get to this cap “Evil, Inc.”.
This cap is written okay. However, it’s not particularly special. Brian is an older wage-slave for a company with sadistic bosses and is struggling to skate through his last few years and retire with his pension. But this comes with a slew of humiliation and guilt over carrying out his taskmasters’ orders.
Then he snaps, sort-of. I don’t know, it just didn’t seem genuine. One second Brian’s still decent, the next he’s a douchebag.
There are gargoyles, lions, and sheep in this cap. Okay. But seriously, this needs some better development. It’s missing coherence and progression. Plus, the “twist” isn’t any kind of surprise. It’s just confusing.