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The Fantasy Genre and Gender: Who's 'Game of Thrones' For?

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  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/fantasy-genre-gender-whos-game-thrones-20110416-140147-688.html

    This is annoying.

    Lets look at the three best characters, shall we?

    Arya: An empowered girl who should be the poster child for women's lib.
    Tyrion: A disfigured dwarf who can't get laid without paying for it.
    Bran: A young boy who
    who is crippled and will never fuck a woman

    Yep, sounds like manly jack off material to me.
     
  2. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Tyrion is quite the ladies man in the TV series (I haven't read the books).

    FWIW, My wife loves GoT and she's not nearly the fantasy junkie I am. She's pulled into the whole dynamics of the family conflicts that is the core of the show.
     
  3. LiddyRules

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    What about Bob Seger with a magic sword?
     
  4. Discoman

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    I read the first book recently and I have to say that feminists will NEVER be happy with women in fiction. I read this one article where she gave Danearys shit because she banned **** in her kingdom. Really? How is that a fucking bad thing? The lady was saying that **** was used to highlight 'bad guys', but all the 'bad guys' aren't ****** people left and right in the story. **** was used to show that the culture was primitive and backwards.

    The dummy of the article also criticized Catelyn the Stark Mother for always thinking about her family. What the fuck.
     
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    Having enough gold to pay for prostitutes is not being a ladies man.
     
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    As opposed to what, a proportionally correct dwarf?
     
  8. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    Who's Game of Thrones' for you silly bitch?:

    People who like watching entertaining television shows.
     
  9. Don the Radio Guy

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    Getting a whore to fall in love with you is no small feat.

    As opposed to a dwarf without a scar on his face?
     
  10. DrewDown

    DrewDown All are welcome

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    Who is Game of Thrones for? That's a silly question. It's for anyone who wants to read it. What themes are of interest to Georgie Martin and how does he explore them??? That's of greater interest to me.

    I'll be really brief here, but I think that Martin is deeply invested in the margins of society. Typically, those margins are defined in terms of race and gender. Martin is certainly interested in both of those to some degree, but I would argue that the perspective of the disabled trumps all others. If you look at his major characters, each one struggles with a disability of some sort, whether it is physical (Tyrion, Bran, Jaime), mental (Hodor...Hodor), or otherwise (one might argue that Brienne's disability is her gender). Yet through their disability, or their existence outside the center, they persevere and become more fully realized individuals. Those who occupy the center most easily are also most easily corrupted and flawed (see Robert B., Littlefinger, Joffrey, and even pre-incident Jaime).

    I'll shut up now.
     
  11. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Damn interesting point.

    I also think Catelyn is a cunt. She just has a cuntish vibe.
     

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