Violet: Listen, Rowan, you wanna talk about something else, go ahead. There’s plenty of interesting guests at this party — not just one famous author — and I know it can be boring when you got a person carrying on about a series you didn’t read.
Rowan: . . . It’s the third most popular saga in the Ceannic language. Of course I’ve read it.
Violet: Then how come —
Oh, I gotcha. You’re trying to hold back a ten-minute rant on some picky technical bit of worldbuilding that don’t make sense.
Rowan: Eh, it’s a fantasy series for kids. I can let stuff slide. Sure, the author clearly has no grasp of crystal physics, but that’s not as unrealistic as “whales” or the “stock market”.
Violet: . . . Are you one of those people who got so mad at the coda that it soured you on the whole series?
Rowan: I, uh, actually thought it fit all the themes of the narrative?
Violet: . . .
Your ship got sunk, didn’t it.
Rowan: Holger and Gertrud were perfect together! Why would Astrid Rødlund throw all that away to have him marry Viggo?!