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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

So what is Game of Thrones like? Part 2

Part 1 found here.

I was trying to explain Game of Thrones -- again -- to Diego last night.

Me: So you have these two families, the Starks and the Lannisters.

Diego: And the Lannisters are the bad guys?

Me: Umm, mostly. Some of the best characters are Lannisters, actually.  They're all interesting, even the bad ones.  They're aggressive and good at consolidating power and they're really loyal to each other-- to the point of creepiness in some cases.  But yeah, the main bad guys are Lannisters.

Diego: Got it.  Some good ones, mostly bad ones, and super efficient.

Me: Yes.  And the Starks are mostly good guys, in that they always want to do the right thing, but they tend to kind of suck at it.

Diego: How so?

Me: Oh, I don't know.  They just don't seem to be able to accomplish their goals without a million little things going wrong and inevitably everything gets much worse than it was before.

Diego: Hmmm.  So would you say that the Lannisters are the Republicans and the Starks are the Democrats of fantasy literature?

Me: ...

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