Game Of Thrones
so, apparently, games of thrones thrives, partly due to, lots blood torture killing scenes and naked girl and sex stuff
haven't had tv since 2000. Every few years i watch some shows obsessively for days. felt i missed it. But after, not really.
from each of the scenes, they show names of the person killed. then, you can search, and read about who they are or the situation, and you get the idea of the story of Game of Throne.
Game Of Thrones is a good show. It's written by a old school nerd. In it, you see brutality n true nature of human animals.
In modern society, we live in caves, not even knowing how to kill a pig when hungry. Our mind of humanity, is Disneyland, a virtual reality of comfort. The brutality, aggression, exhibits in hidden ways.
Battle of Castle Black
been watching and reading Game of Thrones in the past few days. Epic is the word. Truly.
Epic, is when, u have 10 volume books covering history, dynasties, regions of the world, maps, cultures, family tree, relations, epochs, wars, big and small. Game Of Thrones is like that.
it began for me, with a youtube video of pretty girl riding dragon. Who doesn't like that? then, sword fights, thousands people killing, naked girls, and chopping off heads, hanging, burning people. Those core attractions of horror movies voted with $ by us.
then, you learned that pretty girl is Dany. She's actually the mom of the dragons. Well, not just like that. The eggs were stones of thousands years old. She got sold off to a barbarian chief by her blond brother… 3D character, not flat.
then, in fighting scenes or sex scenes, i wondered who they are. At first, i learned a few. Each has unique story. Not just this is good guy, that's a bad guy, typical in modern tales. But as i dug more, almost every character is rich, with pages of history.
also note, in today's TV dramas, the effort is same or bigger than full featured movies. Because, since about 10 years ago, people don't go to movie theaters that much, dvd even died. Instead, we have online streaming. this is a observation of 1 effect of tech progress on the masses.
then, you started to dig into maps, drawings of places of a world. Name of lands, seas, cities, islands, and history spanning few hundred years, what happened here and there. Then, you also discovered fantasy elements, zombies, giants, witches, sorcerer.
dunno who wrote the game of thrones wiki, e.g. http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Jaime_Lannister but it's massive, detailed, and the English is well done! and with hundreds or thousands of clips on YouTube, that's how i study it. spent past week on this.
Strong women means, they are bold, courageous, and usually get what they want. The power came from within. It's not uncommon for strong women to came from rural or poor background. The opposite mentality is princess, grew up rich, pampered, know nothing, can't do nothing.
note, we usually make a distinction of strong women vs evil women. e.g. female politicians are usually strong women, but some are sinister, conniving, cowardish, backstabbing. In Game Of Thrones, Cersei Lannister is strong, but also cruel, vengeful, hateful.
from a math perspective, jostling is fascinating. u have a lance n a shield. do u focus on attack or defense? if we ignore the shield, what's the optimal strategy?
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