Martin actually did a lot of historical research a 16-year old wouldn't have had the time for, that's where
Believe it or not, I get that he's not pulling this out of his arse like the average adolescent self-claimed writer on fanfiction.org. I also know that Medieval times were tough and sucked for everyone lower than nobility; you were either or you were Also succession and the intrigue and power play to manipulate that was inevitable due to the feudal system. I guess GRRM is HOWEVER, because of basing his characters on the 'realistic' source material, that being dickish people screwing with each other (both literally and figuratively), all he does is NOW, this would not be an issue for me if I weren't I get that some people like this, but I cannot really like anyone from the bunch because everyone is
is actually a nice change from the and probably part of the reason for
That doesn't lessen the fact that he's a one trick penis While this may be exciting for some (which is perfectly fine of course), First, I've established that Now if we add the fact that I mean it might work the other way round better - that you despise a certain dick so much that you actually anticipate that
Now if you're still with me then
I have highlighted the world 'realistic' with italics, because I believe that is the root of my problems with AGOT: it wants to Sure, we have some token fantasy elements like but I felt them to be more of token inclusions, which are outweighed by Now my problem with realism is that for me, Is that simple storytelling? ! Is it realistic? Do I find it entertaining? I like it because it allows me to break away from the everyday dread of being surrounded by idiotic human beings who are unreliable, incompetent, selfish, arrogant, backstabbing, opportunistic, vain and so on and so forth. I wonder if there's a good group name for all of these people... oh yeah there is:
TL;DR - I have enough dicks in my life, I don't want any more in my leisure time, hence AGOT couldn't capture my attention. It might be double rainbow awesome crazy weed-smoking t-rex cool in the later books, but I cannot be bothered to plow through. This may or may not mean that I am narrow-minded and I have low standards, whatevs.
For once, there's this thing that doesn't follow mainstream rules and conventions and still manages to have a lot of success, and you scold it
I don't scold it; I just don't like it, hence the read above. I may have not expressed myself properly before, but hey, it's thunderdumb what to expect? Don't fanboy aggro on people for not sharing your views. Also try not to consider this as a personal call out,
I can understand if anyone doesn't like it (there's various reasons I could understand, likebut the reasons you gave for not liking it are simply invalid.
It's an opinion mang, it cannot be valid or invalid.