my favorite thing was when he talked about hating china mieville. and look, if you don't like china mieville, I get it, and I don't look down on you or anything for it. everyone has their own tastes.
but dude complained about the made-up words. except mieville doesnt make up words, he uses archaic ones in a way thats thematically consistent with the stories he writes.
so this supposedly verbose motherfucker, who luxuriates in using six syllables wherever one would suffice, gets furious at an actually well-respected author in his genre for doing the same thing, only a billion times better and for an actual reason other than stroking his own ego.
dude clearly sees himself as the "intellectual" half of the duo, and comforts himself in that delusion whenever he's confronted by the fact that all of his success in life is the result of gabe, but really he's just dead weight.
the thing is, dude's reading tastes are hell of trashy. they're always showing tycho reading a book in the comic, talking about the value of literature and shit, but the actual tycho seems to subsist entirely on formulaic genre fiction, which, don't get me wrong, I LOVE, and I have mad respect for many of the writers that he praises, but if you've got all these high literary ambitions, you need to consume something other than patrick rothfuss and steven brust (like, do you think those dudes only read dragonlance books? no, they read shitloads of everything and I can't help but wonder if what tycho can only swallow quality writing if its dusted with dragonsugar). the fact that tycho is something of a genre snob himself within the already narrow field of literature he consumes is pretty hilarious when you consider that his favorite books are mostly by-the-numbers adolescent (albiet well-written) fantasy novels.