August 22, 2012

To her friend...


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  1. What does that even mean?

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    1. What you said is *exactly* what I said to myself out loud when I read her comment! Thank you!

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    2. Me too. I can only figure she must mean fantasy that is watched by lazy frat brother types. But I still don’t get it.

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  2. Damn, talk about hitting the nail on the head.

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  3. oh god with a wheel of time t shirt. why cant all fantasy nerds just get along?

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  4. I don't get it

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  5. Really, a "jus folks" tag? Not a "jerks" or "dopes" tag? Because that is maybe the dumbest critique of the series I've ever read.

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    1. I know right!
      I can somewhat agree with the "bro fantasy" part but it is by no mean lazy by any stretch of the imagination. Unless you compare it to the novels but then anything going from books to screen becomes a bit lazy in comparison.

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    2. Maybe she works for the New York Times.

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  6. Twilight is just lazy chick fantasy...and I'm talking about the books. ;P

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  7. This deserves the "it's true" tag.

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    1. Agreed. It's also funny watching Game of Thrones fans get butt hurt when someone doesn't like their derivative obsession.

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    2. Derivative? Interesting. Derivative of what exactly?

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    3. Yes, please elaborate on exactly of what the series is derivative? Or are you just among the "must hate what is popular" hipster contrarians?

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    4. War of the Roses. The names have changed but the story is the same. Were the War of the Roses fiction then Game of Thrones would be plagiarism. Jon Snow is Henry VII.

      This sort of historically derivative narrative in between nude scenes worked better for Sex and the City than it does for Game of Thrones. I guess that means Candace Bushnell is superior to George R. R. Martin.

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    5. No, what it means is that George R.R. Martin is in the same league as Shakespeare. Shakespeare was known to be derivative. Even though many of his plays were called "histories", he took liberties and altered characters and events to be more in line with showing his contemporary royalties to be in a favorable light.
      The War of the Roses is not the only history that the series could be based upon, although, certainly, using the name "Lannister", which is very close to "Lancaster", would be an good indication that "Anonymuos" is correct.

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    6. Agree with Anonymous above. I must have been asleep in history class they day we learned about the exiled granddaughter of Henry IV marrying a Mongol king and planning to invade England to win the throne back. Inspiration for a concept does not equal derivation for a whole story, hipster douchebags.

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  8. Game of Thrones a.k.a Orgy of TittySwords

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  9. Now, I love Game of Thrones, but I was still expecting to see 'it's true' on this one.

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  10. Lazy bro fantasy?
    Allow me to be a bit creative (aka. wrong) in assessing this. Lazy bro, misspelling of La-Z-Boy. Throne = chair, La-Z-Boy = chair. La-Z-Boy fantasy = a fantasy show about recliners.

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  11. I agree. There is way too much focus violence, political backstabbing, nudity, dragons, and other stuff that's awesome. Is that Dana Stevens?

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  12. This chick HAS to be talking about the show, and not the books. I mean shit, I read them on my kindle, and it still was one of the harder things to actually get through. (I mention the kindle only because having to actually hold a book with over a thousand pages HAS to be a pain in the dick)

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