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so... many... Idiot Balls... - Diary of a Necromancer
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so... many... Idiot Balls...
OK, worked my way through season one of the Game of Thrones adaptation and, um... I think I'm rooting for the ancient evil from beyond the Wall to come down and eat all of these jerks to clear the way for the Glorious Peasant Revolution, assuming of course that there are actually some peasants hidden away somewhere considering that 4/5 of the economy appears to be based on prostitution and I'm kind of missing how that works as any sort of viable model. (Have I mentioned before that I seem to be allergic to unironic "It's A Well-Off White Guy's World After All" settings...?) I do have the actual BOOK out of the library just now, with the vague intent of plowing through it at some point (I had been putting this off for fear of Author Existence Failure kicking in before it was all finished), but I must confess I'm not feeling all that motivated to make the investment of time this bloody thing represents unless there's some cleverer payoff than the usual rich people squabbling over only having 99.999% of everything BS...

feeling: grumpy grumpy

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cpolk From: cpolk Date: April 4th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I read the first book when I was still actively practicing denial of what life was actually like, and then caught the second book just about when I was starting to wake up to a lot of nonsense that gets upheld so a handful of privileged folk have all the things and women to sell to each other to boot

and the third book? I didn't even finish it.

The television series? I'd rather have a root canal than watch it.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: April 4th, 2012 06:57 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
It's actually not all that bad on the merits, considering what a trainwreck TV SF/F can be, it's just that it's pretty squarely in my "...Um, I am not your audience, am I" zone sensibilities-wise. I mean, I still watched the whole damn thing, and will probably end up watching later series when they come out on DVD, but a large part of that was, "WTH, there's nothing else on and it's kind of boring to knit without something mildly engaging/enraging on in the background" viewing...
cpolk From: cpolk Date: April 4th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
by the standards of a lot of TV SF/F, the quality is probably really good, but yeah, I am not this show's audience, by any stretch of the imagination. maybe it would make good background noise while I crochet. I can't crochet and watch the screen the way I can with knitting.
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