I just want to make clear that I have never watched even one minute of GoT. That was because once, years ago, I bought one book by George R.R. Martin primarily due to the R.R. but the book didn’t explain that, and I was unable to finish it. I read constantly and always finish books, even if it takes years.

I remember attempting the George R.R. Martin book twice in subsequent years with no luck. Both times the story was no different and it didn’t matter that years had elapsed the thing was so blatantly obvious that it made the standard romance novel look intellectually stimulating.

And, yes, I’ve read a romance novel all the way through so I’m not bigoted about that. It still bothers me that a guy with two Rs for middle initials has made several fortunes writing books that I can’t finish. And now years of TV, also.

I don’t watch TV either so maybe that’s a factor. Well I do occasionally watch TV but never anything in English. It’s just so much more interesting if you have to guess what the hell they are talking about. Panel discussions are particularly interesting as there are no clues such as dead bodies, fights or people tearing the clothes off each other. Well, Korean panel discussions can get heated. But I think those may not actually be panel discussions. But I guess that is another thing entirely from George R.R. Martin.

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