What Don't You Like About ASoIaF?

Discussion in 'A Song of Ice and Fire' started by Liadan, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. Liadan

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    It's what I love about GRRM - his characters are realistic in that most of them are bastards. Welcome to the real world. :p And the "crudeness" of it, IMO, is part of what makes it so authentic. :)
     
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    Crude doesn't make authentic. Crude makes crude. The real world? You are so sure that there are Bastards being produced left, right and centre? Out of the several hundred's (probably more) of people I have met, only 1 is a bastard, and that's only because his parents are not married. So I don't know what real world you are referring to. Take in mind that I have also lived in what many would consider a poor country, where one would expect many bastards.
     
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    Seriously? I know plenty of bastards (both kinds). GRRM's world is more brutal than ours that's for sure. Does every girl have to be threatened with rape on numerous occasions??? Despite that though, I still prefer Martin's world over most others, because the others are mostly much too good to be realistic. It's hard to find a happy medium, I guess...but I like what Martin's done even if I do get sickened by it on occasion.
     
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    If you compared the bastard content of Martin's world to the bastard content of the Medieval era and I think you'd find them quite close. When might made right people tended to do what they wanted if no one could stop them and women were property and of less value then men, damn I miss that part.
     
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    :nono:
     
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    No! Man ass with hair all over it!
     
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    What K'shar said is what I meant. And when I said bastards, I didn't mean "illegitimate child" but the other definition.
     
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    As in people just act like bastards (slang derogeratory term?). If so, I suppose I can accept that. But as for real bastards, it just seems a bit too much...especially for a fantasy book. Not to mention his sister torture fetish puts me off :S
     
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    Ewww, even I don't want to see that.
     
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    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    I'm addicted to it and my biggest complaint is that I have to wait for the next book to come out.
     
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    I think we can all agree with that.

    @ Met: That's true. And I don't know about England, but in Tucson, we have plenty of bastards around - with quite a few of the mothers being under 20 years old.
     
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    Turin: What's that Turin, you're addicted to the sister torture fetish?

    :S

    :p
     
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    Yeah, what's with the "no bastards" arguement? Don't you guys watch Maury?
     
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    What's Maury...we don't get that here in England :S
     
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    Consider yourself lucky Met. :p
     
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    NO shit. think Springer but the guy thinks he's saving the world.
    And as for actual Bastards theres so many of them here. Was at the fair on Saturday and I must have seen at least 50 girls who looked no older than 16 with kids that were thiers and no ring on the finger.
     
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    *minor rant ensues*

    I'M SICK TO DEATH OF THE ONION KNIGHT!!!

    Okay. Thats it, I'm done :D

    Seriously, I love the series to pieces, but I am just so sick of that guy.
     
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    I can agree with that. Incredibly boring character. A pity he's in ADWD.
     
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    I actully like Davos.
     
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