All Hail "A Song Of Fire And Ice" and "Game Of Throwns"

 

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15 Responses to All Hail "A Song Of Fire And Ice" and "Game Of Throwns"

  1. I have literally no idea what I just read, but I approve whole heartedly. Now does this mean we get to cast the Twilight saga into a volcano? Because that would be blissful.

  2. Modern translation: Game of thrones replaced Twilight in the hearts of the masses

  3. BurnedSmackdown

    This is so true and awesome 😀

  4. So this is between game of thrones and twilight saga…..

    George r.r martin won against Meyer from twilight saga books

  5. Funny read, and well done although I wouldn’t call GoT Epic Fantasy.

    Thanks Martin for saving us from teh vile offsprings Meyer and her ilk could have unleashed upon us!

  6. Yes JR! Let’s throw the twilight saga into a volcano! Some books should never have existed in the first place…..

  7. [boots up seismometer, stares at it’s readings] ROAD TRIP! Not one near me!

  8. As I said when I saw this on Facebook, I’m not much of a Martin fan…
    I’d substitute Jim Butcher (author of the Dresden Files series) for him.
    Works better, because, like Twilight, it’s set in the Modern era, though it’s not quite as well known…
    LOVE the rest of the piece, though!

  9. I’ve only read the first Twilight book as it was recommended to me by a friend. This was before the movies and before the Twilight hate began in earnest, so I had never heard of the series. I only knew it involved vampires, and I like vampires, so I read through the thing in about a week.

    I still don’t know if I think it’s bad or not. I didn’t enjoy it, since there was very little to enjoy in it, but I didn’t hate it either because there wasn’t anything that I could bring myself to hate either.

    The book was nothing to me. It was like taking a breath of nitrogen: brief and pointless but mostly harmless.

  10. Okay, I don’t THINK anyone cares about my spoiling *this* story for them, but if you do, stop reading now! *SPOILER ALERT*

    Stulte, while I haven’t even read that much, it’s what happened in later books that turned a lot of people off… Though, yes, having daywalking Vampires that sparkle didn’t help any, and the idea of a vampire being the ultimate ‘safe’ male for your daughter to date seems rather…odd! By the end of the series, this ‘safe’ male gets Bella pregnant with a Vampire child that starts to kill her, turns her into a vampire to ‘save’ her life, and then gets her involved in a war… About that point, all the supposed ‘advantages’ of being in love with a Vampire have evaporated, and our ‘heroine’ is FAR worse off than she was when the series began. And, of course, the movies feature people who have not the slightest clue what the term ‘acting’ means…
    Did I get all that right, folks? Or did I miss an important reason to hate ‘Twilight’? 😉

  11. @WP: I hated the movie enough that I didn’t read the books, so I don’t know–but I’m right there with you on Butcher’s Dresden Files, Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicles, and, well, unfortunately, a lot of fan-fic type stuff that would mainly be sued because it’s better than what publishing houses take a chance on today. Frankly I find it hard to take vampire stuff seriously except for the movie ‘Daybreakers.’ Don’t get me wrong, the ‘Blade’ and ‘Underworld’ series racked up cool points, but I’ve never been able to get enthused about humanoid mosquitoes with a heavy pride problem. I guess I just don’t get it.

  12. I think that The Song of Ice and Fire is awesome. I mean the books. Yet, I totally don’t like the show. For me it’s all wrong. I know you can’t get a perfect movie version of a book where there are episodes depicting sex with kids and total ,assacre, but still.

  13. @ WillyPete
    Seriously? Holy crap, at least stuff happens in the other books, then.

    Also, I don’t think one can fully blame Pattinson and Stewart for their performances in the films, ‘cos, well, what did they have to work with? I’ve seen both in other things, where they have performed well.

  14. Well, patttinson is an interesting case.

    I’ve seen him in various other movies, and, despite him being, IMO, bland and unimpressing, he seems intend on going for alternative cinema and strange roles more than for money, even if it means parodying himself. So, well, I guess I respect that, despite his acting.

  15. Herr D, I can steer you to a (very) few series that make the “Human Mosquitoes” more interesting (though that is NOT to say that they’re really great people you’d actually WANT to hang with…)
    The “Southern Vampire Mysteries”, later known as “True Blood”, featuring a Telepathic Waitress by the name of Sookie Stackhouse, is a MUCH better series of novels than it is a TV show (no surprise, there)! I won’t give any spoilers, though the series has wrapped up. It’s got a lot more than just Vampires going on, but Sookie, in particular, has a practical reason for getting involved with them… They don’t ‘shout’ at her 24/7 like Humans do! 😉 And, Bill is a classic Southern Gentleman (having died during the Civil War)… It starts getting a little twisty, after that, after which it gets a LOT twisty, but Charlaine Harris is a very good writer, and Sookie tends to share some of the reader’s misgiving about the direction her life has headed in…
    Then, there’s Laurell K. Hamilton’s “Anita Blake” series. I greatly prefer her “Merry Gentry” novels, but what was once called “Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter” has almost become “Anita Blake, Vampire Rights Advocate”… 😉 In both these, and in True Blood, being a Vampire is legal (though taking blood by force from an unwilling victim is still ‘assault’), and the way society deals with the problems caused is what really interests me… With Anita, though, Ms. Hamilton is a little more interested in the lengthy descriptions of slightly kinky sex than I, or many of her readers, would prefer. Easy enough to skip those pages (and pages…), most of the time, and get back to the good stuff…