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Post by Norc Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:09 am

I accidentaly ended up watching Game of Thrones with my mom.. We were both equally surprised and I just slowly and diskret left the room and went to bed. awkward!
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Post by Mrs Figg Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:35 pm

lol! yes I hate it when that happens. Embarassed


Orwell I tried reading Game of Thrones thinking it was up my street what with the Medieval/fantasy thing, and I got past the first two chapters then gave up, its not that its not good, because it is very well done, its just too thick and stodgy its like a heavy venison pie, maybe I wasnt in the mood for heavy stuff, you need to give it your full attention or its a waste of time. I prefer HBO.
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Post by Turembar Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:58 pm

Read The Portrait/Haddon Hall instead! It's gots thrones, the supernatural, current issues, no explicit violence and the romance is all rated G! Laughing

(Now if that does not establish a new low for self advertizing I'd be very surprised and I am very ashamed. Embarassed )
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Post by Amarië Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:14 pm

Turembar wrote:(...)(Now if that does not establish a new low for self advertizing I'd be very surprised and I am very ashamed. Embarassed )

Nah, not even close. We've got Orwell, remember?

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Post by halfwise Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:18 pm

The whole Song of Ice and Fire series is dangerously addictive because Martin is not afraid to be cruel to his best characters. There's always mystery about what will happen next due to this complete lack of scruples. And he's a very good, very creative writer that creates very real world; the comparisons to Tolkien are apt in this regard.

But you'll never get that uplifting feeling produced by Lord of the Rings.

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Post by Mrs Figg Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:19 pm

lol!
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Post by halfwise Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:20 pm

We've got several options for hijacking Lorient's birthday thread here....

....I may copy my post to the arts and entertainment section.

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Post by Turembar Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:59 pm

Hijacked Birthday to you
Hijacked Birthday to you
Hijacked Birthday dear Lorient
Hijacked Birthday to you

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Post by Mrs Figg Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:08 pm

lol!

and its nice to see someone advertising Haddon Hall, its way better than Game of Thrones. Cheerleader
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Post by Orwell Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:44 am

Tolkien deals with the deepest themes with what seems quite a light and simple approach. Then you get these books that take their seriousness too seriously, and appeal (no doubt) to readers who take them themselves too seriously. I found Stephen Donaldson dull and listless, self-absorbed and 'intelligent'. Martin sounds a bit the same.


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Post by Amarië Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:55 pm

Is that what you told Anon, Orwell? Is that why he won't write more about Annabel and the cat and evil little people who killed everybody?

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Post by Orwell Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:02 pm

Not sure I see the connection... but one is rarely one's best analyst. Shocked

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Post by halfwise Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:25 pm

Orwell wrote:Tolkien deals with the deepest themes with what seems quite a light and simple approach. Then you get these books that take their seriousness too seriously, and appeal (no doubt) to readers who take them themselves too seriously. I found Stephen Donaldson dull and listless, self-absorbed and 'intelligent'. Martin sounds a bit the same.


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I agree Donaldson is dull and listless. Couldn't make it through the first 3 pages. Martin is nothing like that - I think the problem people have with him is too much story, not thematically guided like Tolkien. Martin lets his characters do as they will. But it's oddly compelling, to me at least. He does have an overarching story (winter is coming, Daenerys is slowly acquiring almost mystical power), but it's story, not theme. That's where he and Tolkien part ways.

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Post by Mrs Figg Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:39 pm

whatever did happen to Annabel? scratch study
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Post by Orwell Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:39 am

If enough folk were interested in Annabel, I guess I could ask old Anon Author.... Shrugging

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