GRRM BUBONICON AFTER ACTION REPORT

Posted: September 2, 2015 in ANGER REPORT

SUBJECT: GRRM APPEARANCE AT BUBONICON 47

DATE: 301930AUG15 (ZULU)

SOURCE: SOURCE IS ONE GEORGE RICHARD RAYMOND ((MARTIN)) A WIZENED AND MASTERFUL WRITER WITH OVER 60 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE CREATING WORLDS, WEAVING DREAMS, AND INSTILLING NIGHTMARES AMONG MILLIONS. SOURCE HAD DIRECT ACCESS TO INFORMATION REPORTED. SOURCE IS CONSIDERED RELIABLE AND OMNIPOTENT.

CONTEXT: SOURCE PROVIDED INFORMATION AT A YEARLY SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY CONVENTION AT MARRIOTT HOTEL, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO UNITED STATES. SOURCE REQUESTED EVENT NOT TO BE RECORDED BUT WELCOMED POSTING ON THE BOARDS BY OVER 200 GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE. SOURCE WAS INVITED TO EVENT DUE TO SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE AND GODSLIKE DOMINION OVER A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE (ASOIAF).

SUMMARY: MR MARTIN READ 2 CHAPTERS FROM TWOW (BARRISTAN I AND II), AND ANSWERED QUESTIONS ON ASOIAF, HBO’S GAME OF THRONES, AND GAVE A BRIEF UPDATE ON WRITING PROGRESS.
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BUBONICON SANTA FE REPORT

I WILL READ THE BOOKS

Posted: June 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

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THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING AND WITHOUT FURTHER AD-DO HERE IT IS

DAVID BENIOFF AND DAN WEISS OF HBO’S “GAME OF THRONES” HAVE BEGUN TO SPOIL FUTURE BOOKS OF A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE

I AM BOYCOTTING IT AND SO SHOULD YOU

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Posted: June 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

THE SHOWDOWN OF THE AGE!!!!!

THE BOOKS VS THE SHOW

Posted: June 14, 2015 in INDIRECT ANGER

Stannis The Mannis

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Bon Soir, such simple words in French but to Hannibal they carry the politeness and unnerving dark agenda. This is how we begin episode one of season three of Hannibal, as with previous seasons the show reveals much of the world to the viewer even the first five minutes of the show. As Hannibal rides up in his motorcycle we are hit with stunning scenes of Paris at night. On many levels, this shows Hannibal’s attempt to integrate himself (and Bedelia Du Maurier) into European high society. A considerable amount of dialogue is devoted to Hannibal’s personal aesthetics going as far, as turning the people around him into objects that could only be understood in a context of their own.

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By Stacy of Old Dominion

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“The images of Myth are reflections of Spiritual and Depth potentialities of every one of us. Through contemplating those we evoke those powers in our own lives to operate through ourselves.”

― Joseph Campbell: Transforming Religious Metaphor

So often, those of us who are angry with the writers and creators the current season of Game of Thrones are told that, “It’s just a show.” The insinuation of which is that it’s not to be taken seriously at all.

I disagree.

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In 2008, David Benioff wrote the novel City of Thieves about 2 Russian boys fighting to survive during the German siege of Leningrad during World War II. Now for the first time, this novel is adapted for screen.

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Dorne – Let’s start off with the sour and get to the sweet, shall we? Meandering plot. Wonky dialogue. What exactly is the point of all this? Even for a show apologist or a book burner this piece of the puzzle is puzzling. No one is sure what is going on but we are sure we are not liking it. Oh, I suppose the acting was done well enough, I’ll grant you that.

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Especially Alexander Siddig. But his big role was like, 5 minutes of screentime? Amazing actor – though his personal website needs some work. SidCity.net? Sounds like an old Shareware game, lol. Anyway, if there is something “big’ going to happen in Dorne it should have happened already, and if its now, its going to come out of nowhere and likely won’t be any good, if this week’s slapstick comedy or limp tension is any indication. The Ellaria / Doran scene would have been a perfect moment for his “fire and blood” speech, but instead we got weeping and kneeling and “bow to Zod” awkwardness.  GOT509_120114_HS_DSC_674811-630x419

The Wall – Workmanlike, serviceable. It all felt like an afterthought, however. Jon didn’t even mention the massive battle he was in last week. To anyone. They’re just sort of walking, then stop walking, then walk through the Wall’s newly-installed garage door. Not much of note happens here, but I think the scene book readers are waiting for will happen next week. If that was foreshadowed last night or throughout the season I missed it. Probably because of the Wall’s own plot has been all over the place this season. Still, I hope I know what’s coming (“For the Watch”) and I hope its done well.

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Meereen – Unusually, the offerings from Dany this week were more than up to par. Almost sublime, actually. Only nitpick I have is how Dany and her dragons have become almost cartoonish. Did she throw up her hands and break into song and summon Drogon from the clouds like a Disney princess? Not quite, but for a show as serious as GoT she might as well have. And the goo-goo eyes Drogon gives mum? Ugh. Why was he so small? He’s supposed to fill up the entire arena and she has to whip him into submission, but now he’s the size of a large horse. Would have been a great scene for Emelia, who has shown her best performances in having to discipline her brood, but alas, it is not to be. But other than that, there was a brace of satisfying action, dialogue, and intensity to Mereen.

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Braavos – Mace’s cringe-worthy singing aside, Game of Thrones manages to make us numb to horror. Why is Mace so happy and jolly anyway? Aren’t both his heir and only daughter in jail and potentially being executed? Details, details. Meryn Trant, if audiences remember who that is, is even less endeared to us now. The fact that he’s been so glossed over makes Arya stalking him a pointless exercise, and robs show watchers of her coming of age in the Faceless Men that we so enjoyed in the books. The subtlety of how she slew her first target, her becoming an acolyte and her first apprenticeship? Not this week. And I am not sure what we got in return, but it sure ain’t worth it.

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Stannis – I’m really confused. On the one hand, Shireen is at Castle Black at this point in the story in the books, not on the march with Stannis. But apparently Benioff is claiming GRRM is going to have the Mannis burn her in the books.That seems nonsensical for a bevy of reasons. Be that is it may, last week Ramsay’s casual, “I need 20 good men” and its results this week didn’t quite amp up the intensity enough to warrant this kind of reaction in my opinion.

In the books, Stannis’s men are down to eating horses, ice fish, and one another, and not a man or woman or child has been burned yet. Book Stannis would not have burned his only heir, before the battle of Winterfell begins, he names her his heir.

But in regards to the show, the main thing I didn’t like about it was Davos knowing what was going to happen and doing nothing. Yes, it would have been quite a feat to smuggle out the princess, but the best he could do was a kiss and a toy. Cmon now, this is DAVOS! He saved Gendry, and he barely knew Gendry. He’s been with Shireen practically since she was born and their relationship has been hit on so much this season. I was truly expecting him to show up and try to rescue her. That’s the Davos I know. Heck, it’s even the Davos I know in the show! Show Davos has actually been done very well, up until now.

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As far as the burning, I don’t think a television show has made me feel so strongly an emotion ever. There’s something primal in the danger of a child, something I often feel as a father myself when I read, see, or hear something about a child’s life in danger. It’s a device used in the books far too often in my liking, but that’s war to this day. Difficult to watch, but it’s not without precedence on the show. For the temerity to “go there” the burning scene is not something I enjoyed but it was good television.