>>45195017 >by his parents >because he couldn't keep his day to day life and his internet personality separate >even his own grandfather is uncomfortable around him >he was actually stupid enough to get caught with reefer, which is the main reason behind his straight edge faggery daggery doo >is a manlet
You're comparing a classic of literature that reflects on the emptiness of the gilded age to genre fiction intended to tell you what's happening as quick and dirty as possible and to get on with the business of the story which, in ASOIAF, is sort of unprecedented in the history of genre fiction.
The tone is different, the context is different, the objective is different, the times in which each text was written are very different, and the comparison doesn't work on any level. I could post the passages of David Foster Wallace's magisterial Infinite Jest that are written in vernacular to 'prove' it was 'bad' writing. You have no fucking clue what you're talking about.
Martin is not a genius and no one is saying he is. He is a very good writer of genre fiction, like Harlan Ellison or Jim Butcher or Frank Herbert.
> The tone is different, the context is different, the objective is different, the times in which each text was written are very different, and the comparison doesn't work on any level. I could post the passages of David Foster Wallace's magisterial Infinite Jest that are written in vernacular to 'prove' it was 'bad' writing. You have no fucking clue what you're talking about.
It's not 'bad'. It's telling you why Daenerys is at a low point; she's alone, far from civilization, with a foreign people who haven't truly accepted her and have mostly abandoned her, and she's suffering a brutal, debilitating, embarrassing physical sickness. It gets this across quickly and harshly so that it can move on to the ten-thousand other things the plot needs to do.
>>45195355 >I could post the passages of David Foster Wallace's magisterial Infinite Jest that are written in vernacular to 'prove' it was 'bad' writing. >namedropping pseudo-intellectual tripe >implying you aren't incredibly insecure about the literature you digest, so you're here seeking validation via shitposting in a thread where you know you're going to be meant with more disagreement than not
I was thinking they should stop the show as it is, which is fucking awful, and go back to the time of the rebellion, but you'd have to find actors to play young Robert and Ned, which means no Sean Bean and Mark Addy, which is what I wanted in the first place.
There he is. There he goes again Look everyone he posted it once again. Isn't he just the funniest guy around. Oh my god. I can almost see your pathetic overweight frame glowing in the dark lit by your computer screen which is the only source of light in your room giggling like a little girl as you once again type your little bane thread up and fill in the captcha. Or maybe you don’t even fill in the captcha, maybe you’re such a disgusting NEET that you actually paid for a 4chan pass so you just choose the picture. Oh we all know the picture, the uh epic CIA agent guy isn’t it? I imagine you, little shit, laughing so hard as you click it that you drop your Doritos onto the floor. But its ok, your mother will clean it up in the morning. Oh that’s right, did I fail to mention? You live with your mother! You’re a fat fucking fuck up and she’s probably so sick of you already. So sick of having to do everything for you all god damn day, every day, for a grown man who spends all his time on 4chan posting about a capeshit movie. Just imagine this, she had you and then she thought you were going to be a scientist or an astronaut or something grand and then you became a NEET. A pathetic Bane fag NEET. She probably cries herself to sleep everyday thinking about how bad it is and how she wishes she could just disappear. She can’t even talk try to you because all you say is “FOR YOU. FOR YOU. FOR YOU”. You became a parody of your own self. And that’s all you are. A sad little man laughing in the dark by himself as he prepares to indulge in the same old dance that he’s done a million times now. And that’s all you’ll ever be.
>>45194895 What slanderous attacks hast thou thrown against my good name, thou contemptible wench? Whereas I have risen even unto the foremost rank in the Royal Admiralty; whereas I have on many an occasion partaken in clandestine crusades against the Saracens; whereas by mine hands have fallen barbarians numbering some fifteen score; whereas I am most skilled in the ways of the ape warrior; whereas I am the premier marksman amongst all of our Kingdom's knights: Thou art in my sights but yet another quarry. The Lord be my witness, I shall smite thee as no-one under the sun hath heretofore been smitten. Dost thou deign to fancy thyself secure to cast thy spittle upon my face from behind the Spider's Veil? Then thou hast wandered into grievous error. Yea, even at this very moment, I am sending word across the land to my fellow Templars, and the provenance of thy scrivenings shall in short time become known unto me. A veritable maelstrom of vengeance is upon thy gates, thou wretched worm, which surely shall obliterate thy loathsome pretension of life. Truly, thou art foregone, child. I move as swift as the wind, and with mine own two hands I may at my pleasure slay thee in any of thirty and five score modes. For verily as I am a master in the pugilistic arts, even so doth the manifold armory of the Royal Guard lie at my beck and call, which in its plenitude of power I shall not delay to unleash upon thee, that thy fœtid flesh may no longer pollute this land with its presence, thou pitiful putrescence. Would that thou couldst have foreseen what great wrath thou hast by thy "brazen" jocosity summoned upon thyself! Perhaps thou wouldst have rather kept shut thy filth-spewing mouth. But neither couldst thou thus foresee, nor didst thou take heed of prudence, and thou art now reaping what thou hast sown, thou accursèd simpleton. I will excrete rage all round about thee, wherein shalt thou be consumed. Thou hast shuffled off this mortal coil, urchin.
He can argue whatever points he wants about the author or his work, but defending it with "BUT MUH UNIVERSAL POPULARITY" is a logical fallacy.
Personally, I know neither the author or his work, but I never squander an opportunity to point out that just because something is popular or loved doesn't make it meritorious or worthwhile in any way.
Are you really serious? Do you even know who David Foster Wallace is? Have you read any of his books? Are you aware he was awarded the McCarthy genius grant and gave a famous commencement speech at Kenyon College called 'This is Water' in which he derided pseudo-intellectual disdain for common people?
Do you even think you know what you're talking about?
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