The Song of Ice and Fire topic (30)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2005-12-25 10:05 ID:MV3L+na2

So when's the next book out?

2 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2005-12-26 02:34 ID:Heaven

Not soon enough.

But probably a lot faster than the last one.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2005-12-26 03:43 ID:LOYUjohX

When talking about "A Feast for Crows" with my sister, my dad replied, "A Feast for My Fist" and raised his fist.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-01 07:24 ID:Heaven

INSTANT REVIEW: ...oh I thought I had an instant review of this but it's for the Wheel of Time series. well same damn crap to me

5 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-09 01:56 ID:gG79flLO


What an ignorant idiot.

6 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-10 00:58 ID:Heaven

well tell me the difference ok

7 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-10 13:55 ID:RnN0a5ku


Use google.

8 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-10 16:18 ID:Heaven

Wow, >>7 has stumbled on the perfect response to the ironic request for elaboration!

9 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-13 00:54 ID:1F4+tr2R


lol ure funi

10 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-13 14:30 ID:Heaven


No, I am being completely serious.

I am also completely serious when I say that ironic bad spelling doesn't work in an environment where people normally spell correctly.

11 Name: unconnected to any post in this thread : 2006-01-13 23:15 ID:wMb7/blz

I'd like to know why I should read any book in this series. Like >>4, all fantasy seems the same to me, and I read a good bit of it when I was younger.

12 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-13 23:55 ID:VntbR6tZ


It's obvious you should read more fantasy. Reading things you don't like builds character.

13 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2006-01-14 00:29 ID:Heaven

> all fantasy seems the same to me

That's because most fantasy literature is plain bad. Then again, so is most of any genre.

14 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-15 16:38 ID:osfyHYX0


Of course it works, you fell for it.


Why would anyone who knows about the quality of the books go trough the hazzle to convince someone of it who's too lazy to read any online reviews?

15 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-15 17:40 ID:Heaven


You were trying to troll me into telling you you're not funny? Maybe you should aim a bit higher.

16 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-15 19:50 ID:wMb7/blz

>>14 I'm not looking for a book review. I want to know from someone who likes to read fantasy, what it is about these seemingly mediocre books that makes them read these horrible 3 or 4 or 10-book series about magical horses or whatever the fuck

17 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2006-01-15 22:25 ID:Heaven

> magical horses

No magical horses in SoIF. No dragons or anything else like that either. Other than some walking dead that you rarely hear about, there's no magic at all for the first two books.

If you want to argue about fantasy rather than this series of books, why not start a seperate thread? I don't think anyone will argue that the majority of the genre is poor though.

18 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-16 03:19 ID:sVO2iImN

Do you mean "I don't doubt anyone will argue..."?

19 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-16 07:07 ID:Heaven

"argue" in that sentence can mean either "argue for" or "disagree". From context, I assume he meant the latter.

20 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2006-01-16 10:34 ID:Heaven

>>19 has it. Sorry I wasn't clearer.

I think everyone here will probably agree that the majority of fantasy literature is plain bad. After all, 4-ch hasn't been invaded by preteens in love with Dragonlance yet.

However, I feel that SoIF is a gem for the genre. It doesn't suffer from the flat characters, predictable plot, hilarious devices, and stunted prose that infests most of the other stuff.

Anyway, for the next 24 hours you might find this link of interest:

21 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-19 00:11 ID:sexr4aRr


>>No dragons or anything else like that either.

Um, yes.

But that's not the point of asoiaf. It's good because the author has storytelling and character writing talent - the world and the characters feel real and believable, unlike the comical "characters" of 99% of all other fantasy books.

>>15 really lives in a fantasy world, saves him the time to actually think about what people say.

22 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2006-01-19 01:00 ID:Heaven

> Um, yes.

Hah, I completely forgot about them. Guess it shows how peripheral they are.

23 Name: 15 : 2006-01-19 12:53 ID:Heaven



24 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-21 00:24 ID:VntbR6tZ



25 Name: Bookworm : 2006-12-30 20:34 ID:Heaven


26 Name: Bookworm : 2020-10-08 01:32 ID:ghhkk7/c


27 Name: Bookworm : 2020-10-09 19:16 ID:2fvLvPu7

>Other than some walking dead that you rarely hear about, there's no magic at all for the first two books.
>No dragons or anything else like that either.
>Hah, I completely forgot about them. Guess it shows how peripheral they are.

If only they all knew...

28 Name: Bookworm : 2020-10-10 15:45 ID:U2DL18ZA

still largely true, if you discard the show, which you should,
dragons are pretty minor, only one of them serving as a vehicle and that's basically it
the dead are as enigmatic as ever
that being said, the series is hardly fantasy anyway, as has been pointed out, it simply has a medieval setting but the characters and their interactions could take place in pretty much every other period, it's being argued that it is sci fi even but that's a whole nother can of beans

29 Name: Bookworm : 2020-10-12 17:54 ID:ghhkk7/c

The idea that there's a clear dichotomy between fantasy and sci-fi tends to be kind of muddled, anyway. One can argue that sci-fi should mean things that make a strict attempt to be scientifically plausible even if dealing with things that are not yet a reality, and I'm pretty sure there's a movement that rejects the term "sci-fi" in favor of their own that they specifically define as such, but often times that isn't the case in actual usage. For instance Star Wars is generally classed as sci-fi because it's in space and has lasers and shit but if you ignore that, a lot of the tropes are much more in line with what's typically classed as fantasy. There's plenty of other "sci-fi" that has stuff that's essentially magic in it (possibly thinly disguised under some other more "sciencey" name like "psionics" or such) and there's been plenty of "fantasy" that involves building machines or traveling between planets or whatnot too.

30 Name: (cap: jiecking) : 2020-12-31 04:35 ID:Heaven

i am a heron. i ahev a long neck and i pick fish out of the water w/ my beak. if you dont repost this comment on 10 other pages i will fly into your kitchen tonight and make a mess of your pots and pans
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