I’m presently re-reading A Game of Thrones in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, by George R. R. Martin. I only made it to season 4, episode 8 of the HBO series. (The Mountain and the Viper.) I suspect I’ve witnessed too much real violence to find entertainment in (or much tolerance for) the acted versions.
Fortunately, I can handle the novels. PTSD triggers are unpredictable and nonsensical sometimes. I read the books before the series, but the actors are who I visualize while reading this time. Props to whoever cast the show.
My perceptions of many of the characters have changed between readings. For example, I felt sympathetic to Catelyn Stark ten years ago. Now, I find her snobbery disturbing and am offended by how she mistreats John Snow. I didn’t notice these traits a decade ago.
I’m fascinated by the details. It’s like I’m reading the story in ultra-high definition, this time. Heh. I’m studying the writing and pondering all the data extracted so far, trying to build a sense of what’s to come (so I can brace for it.)
I haven’t read or discussed any series spoilers for the episodes I haven’t watched. I’m curious, but I want to form a few theories of my own before I find out. My ego can have this one since it’s harmless. Yay. 🙃 I think the No! I Want To Do It Myself! Mindset was no phase.
That’s no moon, it’s a space station. – Obi Wan Kenobi
I knew once I was ready to make writing my career, something else would probably get neglected. It looks like that something is video games. I haven’t played Warcraft in a while, (even though my annual subscription just renewed.) Usually, the guilt of having paid for it already draws me back.
There’s an expansion pack coming out soon, but I haven’t even read about it. I feel grateful to Blizzard for all the non-violent and funny content they include for people like me. Ah, well. It’s there for me if I need it, so it’s all good. 🤪
M has been teasing me for using Game of Thrones words. Heh. Yep, I like the word, jape. Yep, I plan on using it as often as possible in the foreseeable future. Yep, I adopt dialect alterations based on novels that intrigue me. Who doesn’t? I’m off to practice. ✌🏽