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One hint: SPAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCEEEEEE!!!!!!!
Seriously though how low does the series need to go before people realised they should have just left it back in the 1960s where it belongs.
By the way, I thought "spess mahreens" was the preferred spelling.
I do wonder about Ghost. If it's meant to be Ringo's "I'm going to write the worst novel I possibly can" effort, fair enough... but then how does he excuse A Watch On the Rhine?
That one might also have something to do with his co-author, Mr. Tom Kratman, a fellow who has made a small career for himself writing milSF about our friendly Mahometian neighbors...IN SPACE!
Sigh, the stuff that floats around the alternate history forum you visited in your university days that sticks in your head. There's always a lot of crossover between the milSF guys and the pulpier AH writers like Harry Turtledove. The farthest I ever went down the milSF route was S. M. Stirling's Draka books. (For what's it's worth, they're an intriguing literary construction of an impossible yet thoroughly loathsome society that's fueled by handwaving.)
See? See? It's... it's the unreliable narrator!Unreliable? He's positively tardy!
This has been your daily Dance With Dragons joke.
Like Snape meets David Bowie...wait...that would be awesome.
*ahem* I mean, er, that would be okay, I guess....
Doesn't he have horrible lank hair and mis-matched eyes? Like Snape meets David Bowie...wait...that would be awesome.
See? See? It's... it's the unreliable narrator!
I remember from the books - and I admit it's been a while - that Tyrion was meant to be a minger, even before he got his nose sliced off through authorial malice. I was really sad about that :( Doesn't he have horrible lank hair and mis-matched eyes? Like Snape meets David Bowie...wait...that would be awesome.
It's been years since I read any of the books -- I got the hardcover of "Crows" and haven't gone back since -- but I do remember having the impression of everyone around Tyrion just equating his height with "ugly" because 1. they were not great people in that regard, and 2. his siblings were so ridiculously glam in comparison. Not that he was really objectively "ugly" or out of the ordinary in the face (until actual facial wounds came into play). But it's been a while.
I've had reservations about this show while watching previews and whatnot (mainly about production values?), but I'm so jealous of people who have HBO right now...