Let’s Read A Game of Thrones! Part 9: Bran 2

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Let’s review: Anything posted, mentioned, or derided on this blog, is in fact the property of its respective owner and copyright holder, and is used for purposes of entertainment, edification, and the advancement of bad taste, not profit. If you feel anything of yours is being unfairly used and maligned, I would contend that there are worse things. Like this chapter.

Seriously. There is not enough alcohol in the entire world.

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What are you talking about?

Why did I decide this was a good idea, again? Oh, yeah, writing practice. I must have forgotten just how much I hate this book.

Book Spirit: No, I think you’ve been communicating that fairly effectively.

Well, here it is, ladies and gentlemen: the point at which everything starts to go to shit. (Well. The action, anyway. The setting was already a crapsack world, so you could say that this follows. But I won’t. Because fuck tragedy.)

Book Spirit: Ummm…

Figments of my imagination can save their comments for the end.

…Do I really have to do this…?

Book Spirit: Well, you did commit to it, right?

Seriously, I don’t care if you exist or not, just shut up!


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Let’s Read A Game of Thrones! Part 8: Arya 1

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“Time for a new character!”

…Er, yes, it’s Arya’s turn this time. I guess this slow build into the plot is good for building characters, but I do wish that R.R. would stop bringing in new POV and develop the ones he already has. In general, anyway.

As for Arya, well, let’s take a look:


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Let’s Read A Game of Thrones! Part 7: Catelyn 2

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Well. My work is calming down. My son is back in school. I have time to do things like write now. I have a lot of ideas, not to mention this little project. So what do I lack?

Ambition.

Nevertheless, here is this week’s chapter. I don’t care much for it, but it has its moments.


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Let’s Read A Game of Thrones! Part 6: Jon 1

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Let’s review: Anything posted, mentioned, or derided on this blog, is in fact the property of its respective owner and copyright holder, and is used for purposes of entertainment, edification, and the advancement of bad taste, not profit. If you feel anything of yours is being unfairly used and maligned, please remember that there is a comment section down below, perfect for airing grievances.

So. My work (you know, the forklift thing) has been pretty busy lately. Frankly, I’m getting pretty tired. Fortunately, we are reaching the end of our busy season. (Just in time for holiday stock to begin coming in, mind you. Down time is for the weak.)

Now, if I wanted, I could tell you that this is the reason that there will be only one chapter this week. That would be a lie, though. Although I am somewhat mentally exhausted, the real reason that I haven’t got much done…well, this chapter was kind of boring for me. Not entirely so, I guess, I do have a few things to say, but for the most part…I guess we’ll get to that in a moment.

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First, the summary!


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Let’s Read A Game of Thrones! Part 5: Eddard 1

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I’ve said this before: Anything posted, mentioned, or derided on this blog, is in fact the property of its respective owner and copyright holder, and is used for purposes of entertainment, edification, and the advancement of bad taste, not profit. If you feel anything of yours is being unfairly used and maligned, I’m sure my wife will be properly sympathetic.

Well. Remember last time, how I said I was going to read something else? Well, I did. I read the entirety of Simon R. Green’s new Ghostfinders novel, Forces from Beyond. (It was good.) And then I read the entirety of David Weber’s most recent Norfressa fantasy, Sword of the South. (It was also good.) Then I pulled out my old disk of free Baen novels, and re-read the first books in Weber’s series. (Still good.) I’m also engaged in getting the last three trophies for the PS3 game Tales of Xillia. (Which is almost horrifyingly good.) For some reason, I created a new Human Necromancer to play in Guild Wars 2. (Quite good, and now free to play, within certain limits.) I also ended up going with my wife to the Minnesota State Fair one day. (Fun, but a quite literal Sea of Humanity. Go if you get the opportunity, but go early.) And then I read some more…

The point being, I kinda put off working on my blog til the last moment. So, I’m probably only going to manage one post this week. Bleh. I know this is a self-imposed challenge, but I hate losing anyway. Everyone needs to stop making awesome things! 😦

So. In my last review, rather than analyze impartially, I ended up ranting about things I don’t like. As far as I am concerned, that is just fine; I’m writing all this to get my feelings out, not necessarily to convince anyone that my opinions are correct in any way. Military strategists refer to this as, “Don’t fight battles you can’t win.”

However, while I am not too concerned about the hate I was evincing last time, I do feel that I may have been a little harsh in some earlier criticisms. Therefore, let us now take a few minutes to talk about Foreshadowing!

…Um, after the summary, that is. 😛


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