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Re: For the lols

Postby Geoff_B » 09 May 2014, 02:07

Worse. Oyashrio-sama just kills two per year. GRRM kills two per page.
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Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 09 May 2014, 02:34

I mean George R.R. Martin took Fantasy to a better place than Twitlight... but, Game of Thrones isn't quite Narnia though.

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Re: For the lols

Postby Phailhammer » 09 May 2014, 02:46

Geoff_B wrote:Worse. Oyashrio-sama just kills two per year. GRRM kills two per page.


Oyashiro-sama kills more than two in certain arcs.

Strictly speaking, they don't actually kill anyone. :P
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Postby iamafish » 09 May 2014, 04:49

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I never really get jokes like this because moffatt is actually terrible at killing characters. He keeps bringing them back, moreso than Martin or Rowling (both of whom are guilty if this as well)
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Postby Master Gunner » 09 May 2014, 05:33

Yeah, I read an article a while ago that deconstructs the "Martin, Whedon, and Moffat walk into a bar and all your favourite characters die" joke. Basically, the article talked about how Moffat doesn't seem to understand grief or how to effectively use it - he keeps nullifying any moments that would be truly heartbreaking.

Take a look at the Angels. They're a great villain for a spooky episode, but at the end of the day, getting caught by one is hardly the end of the line for you. Is being sent back to 1920s New York where you live out your life with your spouse, adopt a kid, and die at an old age really supposed to be heartwrenching or grief-inducing.

Compare to Whedon and how he kills off characters. He will make you cry over them.
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Postby iamafish » 09 May 2014, 05:54

I think i read the same article! Really interesting.

This is hardly the right thread for this sort of discussion, but I have opinions about killing off characters. I think both Moffatt and martin are actually quite bad at it for opposite reasons. Someone like Rowling or Jordan(/Sanderson) do the job quite well I think.
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Postby Geoff_B » 09 May 2014, 06:00

I was actually going for the JKR/GRRM image then I saw the extra moffat one and just decided to go with that one.

I do like the image of the books with the pages with character deaths marked out :D
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Postby Master Gunner » 09 May 2014, 06:09

Rowling did it sparingly enough that when a character that when she killed a character she had made you care about, it did come as a bit of a shock. When, as in the last book, the body count started stacking up and their deaths glossed over, it was a deliberate counterpoint to the rest of the series to emphasize that this was then end, and times were changing.

With Martin, you just come to expect that every character is going to die, and accept their deaths long before they actually happen. Granted though, his style is also a deliberate counterpoint, just to the fantasy genre as a whole.
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Postby iamafish » 09 May 2014, 09:04

Master Gunner wrote:Rowling did it sparingly enough that when a character that when she killed a character she had made you care about, it did come as a bit of a shock. When, as in the last book, the body count started stacking up and their deaths glossed over, it was a deliberate counterpoint to the rest of the series to emphasize that this was then end, and times were changing.

With Martin, you just come to expect that every character is going to die, and accept their deaths long before they actually happen. Granted though, his style is also a deliberate counterpoint, just to the fantasy genre as a whole.


exactly, which is also something Robert Jordan did very well.
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Postby Sieg Reyu » 09 May 2014, 15:08

You people with your George Jar Jar Martins, and and your loljk Rowling. I get the sinking suspicion that none of you have read Gantz.
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Postby WickedBoy6 » 10 May 2014, 23:21

I would like to own this...for...spice purposes.

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I SO want that. (I'd also probably use Futuramas Elzar "spice it up another notch. BAM!"
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Postby Lord Hosk » 11 May 2014, 07:50

Decimate pesky house pests? so its only 10% effective? seems like a lot of work for 90% of the pests to still be peskying and pesting.
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Postby WickedBoy6 » 11 May 2014, 08:28

I see what you did there.
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Re: For the lols

Postby Master Gunner » 11 May 2014, 08:43

I dunno, it says it decimates each house fly. I imagine removing one-tenth of a fly would be somewhat effective in stopping it.
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Postby Fezzul » 11 May 2014, 08:57

Lord Hosk, you just made me laugh out loud.
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Re: For the lols

Postby Lord Hosk » 11 May 2014, 09:43

That one word literally the most misused word in the English language.
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