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  •  I'm a fan and I am NOT into brutality (5+ / 0-)

    I'm a woman in my early 60's, and while I flinch at a lot of the brutality in the books, especially towards women, I see it as consistent with the world Martin has created.  Take a look at The Tudors if you want to see what brutality really looked like in  actual history - Martin is simply echoing what humans have done to each other over the ages.

    As to your assertion that Martin is "creepy" - well, I read his blog, and I've seen a couple of interviews with him, and he doesn't strike me as creepy at all.  He's a staunch liberal, politically, loves and talks about his wife quite often, and just generally seems like someone I'd definitely enjoy meeting and getting to know.

    You're maligning a lot of people you know nothing about when you say the fans of the books are adolescent males who are into torture.  Seriously.  That's nuts.

    •  not at all (0+ / 0-)

      i have a good handle concerning how diverse that group is and i have a good handle concerning what is really going on in the books and i plan a diary on it.

      i admit i am addicted; that doesn't mean i have to deny what these narratives are doing.

      i don't care a whit what his stated politics are, not a whit.

      as i mentioned, i've been on the boards, actually quite a lot.

      read this:

      •  Maybe 'tis the "boards" (0+ / 0-)

        that are "creepy."

        "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back."

                                                               -- Saul Alinsky

        by Seneca Doane on Tue May 07, 2013 at 08:28:59 PM PDT

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