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  1. A Song of Ice and Fire rose to popularity and fame in good part due to George R.R. Martin's disregard for the traditional good-and-evil and black-and-white dichotomy found throughout the fantasy genre. Instead he focuses on shades of grey and moral ambiguity, showing that there is sympathy and kindness as well as cruelty and hate on both sides of any given conflict. In the largest internet forum dedicated to his works, however, you will find most of the fanbase seems not to have noticed. Instead they are far more interested in orcs and elves. They are heroes all in gold and white fighting monstrous goblins who care for naught but destruction and suffering. Perhaps this shouldn't be an ASOIAF forum at all? Perhaps a Chronicles of Narnia theme, or any other such children's story, would better reflect the attitudes and sensibilities of the users here?
  2. Awful lot of brainwashed folks crammed into 2 pages of a thread...
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    Pet-Peeves in Novels?

    "How much for that axe?" "Tree-fiddy" ez math
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    The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    Wouldn't say no to that either.
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    The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    Even if TWOW takes another 2 years until it's completed, having Fire & Blood come out late 2018/early 2019 would be a nice way to pass the time. I wouldn't be very bothered by the wait for Winds if that is the case.
  6. I don't think I have ever hated a novel character as much as I hated Janos Slynt. Something about him and Ser Alester really got on my nerves (in a good way, in that GRRM wrote them well). I was beyond happy to see Janos beheaded. For some reason, I don't even hate Joffrey as much as I hate Janos.
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    Video Games: It's On Like Donkey Kong

    I have really been getting into Crusader Kings 2 lately. Game has been practically eating up my life so I've had to take a short break. Really is an incredibly fun game. Current campaign as the Grand Chief of Saxony in the Charlemagne DLC. Managed to subjugate all of Denmark and some sparse counties around the Baltic, as well as taking over all of Pomerania and taking bits of Poland. I feel like such a god.
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    Witcher is the perfect word. It's unique in that it gives Geralt, the world, and novels their own identity. Plus Witcher is just a cool word. Wish I had thought of it first
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    Pet-Peeves in Novels?

    Like this? http://crickhollowbooks.com.au/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/cloaks.jpg
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    Pet-Peeves in Novels?

    Erikson just seems pretentious all around, and not just in the poetry. That's something I didn't like about the Name of the Wind. Felt like Rothfuss kind of shoe-horned the dracchus in at the end because it was close to the end of the book where a climax ought to go and he needed action and thought "hey, what if they see a dragon thing lol"
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    Pet-Peeves in Novels?

    Damn, excessive use of outer-space kung fu battles is another trope for the list. What do you mean by 'mystery box'?
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    Is that the story of Geralt's mother and (alleged father) fighting against Vrans? Would love to read that. The story of Geralt's mother healing him is one of my favourites, so it would be great to read more of her.
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    Video Games: It's On Like Donkey Kong

    Thanks for the heads up! Will keep an eye on that.
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    Video Games: It's On Like Donkey Kong

    I'm very interested to try out Kingdom Come: Deliverance, once I read some more reviews. Will be very interesting to see a game that is serious about being historically accurate. It will be a nice change of pace from just another fantasy game (not that there is anything wrong with that - I love fantasy games.)
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    Pet-Peeves in Novels?

    Just like the title says, what are some common things you come across that just make you roll your eyes when reading a novel? Is it a particular archetype, plot point, theme, phrase, etc? Personally, if I have to read the sentence "his eyes seemed to change colours depending the light" one more time, I am going to gouge my eyes out.
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