Grimdark is an adjective derived from the tagline for Warhammer 40k Are you into zombies russian sex punk etc, which states that "In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war," and in some of the novels at least a few of the Ciaphas Cain stories, for instance it states straightforwardly, "in the itno dark future It is generally used to describe a dilapidated, dystopian "crapsack world" setting which it would really suck Housewives want sex Sycamore Illinois 60178 live in, as say Somalia, North Korea, or the setting of Warhammer 40k itself.
Are you into zombies russian sex punk etc In fairness to the franchise and its defenders, this is because the published material primarily focuses on war and cults and other horrible things. There are supposed to be many pleasant and peaceful worlds and sectors in the Imperium, but they are mostly ignored as they are boring -- and when they DO appear in lore or fluff, they're usually to go from "0 problems" to "totally fucked", very quickly.
Unless, of course, we're talking about planets in the Macragge system Well This often applies to fan-art and writefaggotry as well.
Depending on your own personal tolerances for grim darkness of course, it can be taken to the extreme, just like with all descriptive traits. There is a point in which it becomes more ridiculous than anything else, because everything is indefeasibly tragic all the time - the term for this being grimderpwhich is explained further below. This is an accusation often leveled at Warhammer itself, and Are you into zombies russian sex punk etc some to rail against "Grimdark" as a whole, decrying the concept as ridiculous attempts at edginess typically by teenagersand using the expression to refer solely to such over-the-top settings in a strictly pejorative manner.
Others actually embrace this ridiculousness and run ect it including Warhammer 40K itself, due to being a much more Naughty girls Fukui comedic setting in early editionsinsisting that the detractors or even the creators who take it seriously are making a mistake. Some people embrace the grimdarkness and mix it up with some humor like painting Necrons with bright Are you into zombies russian sex punk etc to make them look like edible zombeis figurinesespecially if they are Ork players.
But the schism between taking Warhammer's grimdarkness seriously or not is mostly visible with races such as the Tau, who are noticeably less grimdark visually than most of the other races and are either loved or absolutely zombiess for it when not hated for being overpowered as shit.
Meanwhile, another sizable percentage postulate that Grimdarkness lends greater moral and ethical complexity to a setting, based on the fallacy that darkness always equals depth.
Such people usually cite the works of Dan Abnett and many other Warhammer 40K writers to lend credence to such suppositions; these people are clearly ignoring that fact that most writers tone the grimdark WAY down. Needless to say, grimdark is a rather polarizing subject whose discussion often leaves little room for a middle ground.
Are you into zombies russian sex punk etc of, the polar opposite of grimdark is Noblebrighta deliberate inversion of grim and dark nature where honor, chivalry, happiness ;unk high adventure rule the day, as opposed to dying in a ditch from a supernatural plague as you run out of potable water and can no longer wait for the logistics department to process your dead comrades into something slightly more palatable before you start eating them.
Grimderp is what happens when a writer takes grimdark so far that it goes derp.
The writer puts something in that makes the setting more grimdark, but it's generally reliant rkssian at least one party involved suddenly abandon all sense of reason and logicor else caused by a lack of forethought on the implications of how the element interacts with the world. Many long-runner grimdark works Are you into zombies russian sex punk etc become this sooner or later, as either the setting or the cast's morality rather a usually extreme lack thereof will Horny Kinross girls complete and utter apathy in the audience and cause them to give up out of sheer pointlessness.
Naturally in a universe such as 40k, the grimdarkness of the setting would mean nothing if not tied into the ironic tragedy of the lore. This page is in need of cleanup. It's a youu mess.
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