September 5th, 2002

Boromir battle

Game of Thrones Report

Well, I've finally got figured out who everyone is, now that the book has stopped throwing a new name at me every other page and actually gone back to the same character more than once.

So far, this author is a vicious bastard. Far from generating sympathy in me for all the characters who are having vicious-bastardness inflicted on them, it's making me get angry at them for not DOING more about it. This is, after all, a fantasy. In real life, you've got to suck it up all the time. In fantasy, you don't. In fantasy, when somebody does evil stuff, you shove your sword into them.

However, I'm not reading this book for enjoyment; I'm reading it for knowledge of the field, and insights into my own writing.

So, insight number one: shove swords into vicious bastards.

-The Gneech