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Ride the Iron Throne Bus

Seen around the streets of New York City...

So... the pedicabs may be gone, but GAME OF THRONES rolls on!


Jul. 19th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
That is so excellent!

I look forward to HBO's version of A Clash of Kings, but I do hope that HBO produces a DVD with an edited version of A Game of Thrones to be PG so that families, and myself, can enjoy the epic adventure together without actually witnessing the sexual perversions and mental sicknesses that afflict Westeros (and many real persons). Yes...it's a fantasy and I get that, but many of the sexual things are not healthy fantasies...more like nightmares...and HBO presents them in a surreal mode that seems as if to say that it's normal behavior for adults which I hope you agree is not suitable for anyone trying to become an adult.
Andrea Spencer
Jul. 19th, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
I agree that they should make a PG version for families. But your reasons besides that are silly. Adults do all kinds of bizarre things in Westeros as well as here. LOL! Better keep the kiddies away from the books too, their even more explicit than the show!
Jul. 19th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Not a children's book...
You're absolutely right that these themes are not suitable for anyone trying to become an adult. However, ASOIAF is explicitly (heh, pun) adult fiction. It is not intended for an audience of children and teenagers.

I suspect there are teenagers out there who could handle reading it, but I think it would be foolish to market it towards them.

Lastly: I don't know how much of the series you have read, so I will avoid mentioning specific examples, but much (not all) of the bad stuff is directly instrumental to the plot. You could not remove even the squickiest of the problems without serious continuity and suspension-of-disbelief issues. (Example: Stannis's whole reason for...his schtick.)
Jul. 22nd, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Not a children's book...
My younger son (under the influence of his 15 year old brother, another fan) read the first 3 books of the series when he was 9. Wrote a most illuminating piece for his teacher ('What I read during the holidays') on the narrative, including the gay sex and incest. I think the series helped him...grow up...and certainly made teacher/parent meetings a lot more interesting!


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