|"Well, I noticed that people like swords and tits |
so I thought: why not write about those?"
-George R. R . Martin
I guess I can understand people freaking out on Facebook, but the news? They're covering it like it's a real event with most of the articles devoted to telling us stab by stab what happened. What's the point? Anyone reading the article either already saw it so they know what happens or haven't seen it yet and don't want it spoiled for them by Eonline.
|Sure it's not news, but that's never stopped anyone before.|
|The original title for book 5|
was much more appropriate
Oh, and hey, why is everybody so shocked? Sure, a bunch of (relatively) likable characters got murdered but even if someone hasn't read the books already, they've certainly seen the show before. By the end of season one they'd chopped off Sean Bean's head and threw an eight-year old out the window for catching a brother and sister getting all Luke and Leia on each other. I mean, practically every episode so far is chock full of murder, torture and incest. Why is anyone surprised that a third of the cast got killed off last night? Betrayal and murder are to GOT what alterna-rock montages and being terrible are to Grey's Anatomy. A surprising episode would involve Joffrey having two dates for the prom or Arya being offered a joint and learning a valuable lesson about saying no to drugs.
|Incidentally, I still wouldn't tell|
anyone about reading Shannara...
It's only June and I've already seen Iron Man 3, Star Trek 12 and some bullshit about Tom Cruise not being gay in the future. There's still Man of Steel, Matt Damon as a cyborg and a Guillermo del Toro movie about giant robots punching equally giant monsters. Goddamn, it's a good time to be a nerd.
|...does that make this science fiction or fantasy?|