TV Show Thread

Discussion in 'Movies/TV' started by Gunny, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow CEO of PPO

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    Come on.....

    Just because 90% of fantasy books out there are garbage, doesn't mean that GRRM may be a tad overrated as a writer.
     
  2. Tuckfro42

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    Of course he’s overrated. He can’t be underrated with all the hype. He is a very good writer, though.
     
  3. Fry

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    All those people who named their kid Kaleesi must be pissed right now.
     
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  4. avvie

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    And pets. Holy crap all the pets named Khaleesi, and with about a dozen different spellings.
     
  5. Rwill

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    I disagree. For the most part he is a really bad writer.... Look at all he has written and almost every book is trash...

    He made his name by killing what seemed to be a main character. That is the only thing that seperates him from anyone else...

    Pre-ASoIaF... every book was trash...

    ASoIaF.... GoT.... 2/3rds of the book was trash... the only thing good was Bran getting tossed in the beginning and Ned at the end. The rest was boring.

    2nd book... Good book from start to finish...

    3rd book... 2/3rds was good. (now we have a total of 2 good books in his entire career).

    4th book... TRASH

    5th book... TRASH

    now he is stuck because he foreshadowed and prophecied so much that the TV show has spoiled and the book readers have complained about how bad it is and how GRRM is going to write it so much better... Problem is, he can't write it differently because he already foreshadowed and prophecied everything and he is stuck.

    All other books he has been a part of during the ASoIaF years outside of ASoIaF are trash...

    The guy made millions because he killed a main character, that is his only hook. His actual writing sucks... Unless you like 100s of pages describing wildling armor, food dishes, quotes of "the night is dark and full of terror" (1 million times. etc.
     
  6. Rwill

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    My new pup is named Arya...
     
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  7. Tuckfro42

    Tuckfro42 Frozen Donkey Wheel

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    Wow! You have some serious feelings. Who do you consider to be good writers?
     
  8. Rwill

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    The greatest writer who ever lived wrote under the name Robert Jordan. It is high, epic fantasy which some people cannot wrap themselves in to, but if you can, it is as great as it gets. Amazon will start filming in September. I hope it lives up to it...
    The 4th book in the series is the best book ever written.

    When Jordan began writing The Wheel of Time fantasy was considered to be one thing and one thing only, Tolkien. If what you were writing did not in some way reflect Tolkien, you wouldn't be published. In the first book you can easily see the similarities, but it doesn't take long for him to move far away from it, once he was signed and began writing what he wanted.

    So much of what is written in fantasy now is inspired by Jordan, including GRRM.
    Even the prologues were something Jordan made incredibly popular. In fact that is what I tell people, read the prologue of Eye of the World (first book) and if you like it, you will like the series. Even if the first book or two seems abit YA and Tolkienish because the prologue is the type of reading the rest of the series will be.
     
  9. Rwill

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    Oh and because that was so long...

    Robert Jordan was a physicist and a Vietnam vet.. and his writing excels in both categories... the unbelievably best battle scenes are written by Jordan.

    If you like Cornwell (Last Kingdom and many others) battle scenes, then Jordan is going to blow your socks off...

    Every battle is written differently and they are all freaking unreal incredible.
    One of my favorites doesn't show one actual battle scene. The entire passage is during the lulls. The "whew, I cant believe we survived that" and "oh damn, another enemy battallion is coming around the hill, this is what we are going to do". And it is incredible.

    Every battle has it's own personality.
     
  10. Scarecrow

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    You gotta be really short sighted to name your kid after a fictional character so short into her development.

    I mean ****....the books were out then.
     
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