Fragarach: Bill Frist:I think Xaro is the only real black dude that's been on the show... and that wasn't in Westeros.Salladhor Saan.
Kazrath: jennyz: Pocket Ninja: If I was in charge of filming Game of Thrones, I would do exactly the same thing in the upcoming season, except that instead of using Bush's head I'd use Obama's. And I make sure it was subtle enough that nobody noticed it until the season was over and some low-level key grip or other junior executive "accidentally" let slip in a Tweet or something like that a line about being glad nobody caught it. Then I'd sit back and watch whether the same people outraged this time were still outraged, and whether the same people who are saying it's no big deal this time would still be saying it's no big deal.I'm not saying they would be, mind you. I just think it would be interesting to see.That's racist.WTF are you talking about?He is fairly certain how it would turn out. The same people who don't give a shiat now would be up to not giving two shiats about it and the others, "republicans" would think it was funny too. You know, because they are notorious hypocrites.
I_C_Weener: I just saw the episode. The head was the one next to Stark. It was an extra in the scene about heads on a pike, not even the lead head.
pippi longstocking: Oh the political stupidity!Those idiots should have kept their mouths shut, you couldn't tell it was Bush anyway.
Bill Frist: It is pretty awfully written
GuyCaballero: Bill Frist: It is pretty awfully writtenI'm going to need to see some examples of this awful writing, or at least some specific things that you don't like about it. I like GRRM's style myself. And I like it even more when it's read aloud by Roy Dotrice.
The Italian Farker: As a conservative I had no issue with this but I do wonder how some liberals would have felt if it was Clinton or Obama's head?
Bill Frist: Heh, that was kinda long. Sorry.
Bill Frist: GuyCaballero: Bill Frist: Again, I think in books 4 and 5 he actually grows as a writer... at least at points. .
Bill Frist: - Martin has this funny habit of discovering a word or coming up with a phrase and then suddenly every farking chapter contains it or character says it. Examples: "wroth" "nuncle" "winkled" "words are wind" If you have the e-book files to search through, you can see how these words, that like no one says in early books, suddenly become the most common words in the whole world.
Bill Frist: - Martin's love of cliff hangers makes him skip over much of the most interesting stuff. A character's chapter will end with "this cool thing was about to happen!!" and then his next chapter will start with "character x, days later, was still angry about the coo thing that happened."
Bill Frist: - While some characters are pretty fascinating, I think a lot of the characters are flat and pretty boring as characters. Some of these develop interesting arcs over the course of the 5 books... but it shouldn't take you 5,000 words to make a character interesting.
Bill Frist: - I think his italics passages, the direct thoughts of characters, should have been cut. They mostly just hit the reader over the head with what is obvious. "Do you love Joffrey?" "Of course, he is my king." Actually I hate him and think he is mean but I can't say that out loud, Sansa thought.
Bill Frist: - It also bothers me how often Martin literally cuts and pastes text. Characters often remember whole paragraphs that other characters said, even if said speaking character was irrelevant and the paragraph of speech would have been unmemorable. The WORST is that between books 4 and 5 he must cut and paste like 1,500 words of text when he redoes a chapter from another character's POV. You can do interesting things showing the same scene from two POVs, but merely cutting and pasting dialogue is not a way!
hammettman: It remains to be seen if liberals will do the same should a conservative ever be elected as president again.
Ned Stark: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The Italian Farker: As a conservative I had no issue with this but I do wonder how some liberals would have felt if it was Clinton or Obama's head?If Obama, I think most of us would have asked "Wait, there are black people in Game of Thrones?"And then we would laugh at you.
theMightyRegeya: Er...as much as I hated Bush, there were liberals calling for Bush's head at war protests.The whole "chimp" thing, too.Or "shrubbie".I seem to remember some other pretty vile stuff, too.The respect, it was lacking.
Bill Frist: He also seems pretty uninterested or incapable of doing much with atmosphere or really anything that doesn't have to do with PLOT PLOT PLOT in the first books. If a conversation happens, its to directly advance the plot or inform you of the plot that happened off page. If a character appears, its to learn about the plot, etc.So, those are a few complaints. OTOH, his style is passable enough that it doesn't destroy the good qualities, which include, for me, some rad characters, great plot twists (and plot in general),
Bill Frist: He has cool characters, a cool plot, plot twists, and an interesting world. But beyond that, not much is going on.
Bill Frist: I think his italics passages, the direct thoughts of characters, should have been cut. They mostly just hit the reader over the head with what is obvious. "Do you love Joffrey?" "Of course, he is my king." Actually I hate him and think he is mean but I can't say that out loud, Sansa thought.
dragonchild: Taking this at face value. . . you could do a LOT worse.
slarti0001: Ned Stark: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The Italian Farker: As a conservative I had no issue with this but I do wonder how some liberals would have felt if it was Clinton or Obama's head?If Obama, I think most of us would have asked "Wait, there are black people in Game of Thrones?"And then we would laugh at you.Umm... I don't laugh 'cause there is...Xaro Xhoan Daxos (Nonso Anozie)[i46.tinypic.com image 620x388]
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