Why aren’t there people of color in Game of Thrones?

As an old D&D player and fantasy nut I tried to get into Game of Thrones, I really did. I read the first book and it was very good, much better than the usual derivative fantasy muck that I ceased reading in my late teens. But the second book labored so much under the weight of its own epicness that I only managed to make it halfway through.

Then there is the television series of the books. I purchased the first 3 series in a store deal a few years ago. I made it all the way to the end of the first series but it never really captured my attention. I watched the episodes gradually over time but I wasn’t drawn to them in any real way. I got a couple of episodes into the second series and then I abandoned it and the disks have been sitting untouched in their cases ever since. It just does not interest me.

Recently I reread The Lord of the Rings and loved it. I also watched the original Conan the Barbarian the other day and it is just a fantastic movie. I’ll have to dig around online and see if i can find the score. So it’s not the fantasy genre that is the problem that I have with GoT. It’s GoT itself.

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An ode to the 70s.

Back to the USA tomorrow, this time for two entire months. The trip will be a lot less stressful than the previous one, so I hope to catch up with a few people while I’m over there. If there is enough interest I may even host a little get together in Louisiana for readers of this old blog. Slip me an email if you might be interested.

Other than that it’s Sunday afternoon. Time to laze around and ponder the mysteries of the universe. Such as, why can’t we have the 70s again?

Friday hawt chicks & links – The ANZAC edition.

Yesterday was ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand. Lest we forget. It is the day that we honor our veterans, which officially began when the Australian New Zealand Army Corps went off to fight in 1915 at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire. Unofficially Australians also fought in the Boer wars in South Africa a few years before. The ANZACs have always punched far above their weight in battle. Notable examples would be numerous engagements throughout 1917 and 1918 on the Western Front, particularly the Black Day of the German army. The routing and destruction of the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East in 1918. The first siege of Tobruk in the Western Desert in 1941. The battle of Milne Bay when a few hundred Australians routed a Japanese attempt to land 10,000 soldiers in Papua New Guinea. The battles of the Kokoda trail. And the battle of Long Tan in 1966 in Vietnam. Yes, Australia was in Vietnam. We went the entire distance in that war shoulder to shoulder with the USA.

And there is a new movie coming out about that battle which I for one am going to see.

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Girls, your sexual market value is much lower than you think.

Cappy has a long post about the true amounts of effort that men put in attempting to woo women.

Like Roosh writing “Game,” The Red Man Group bends over backwards to investigate, understand, and accommodate for women and women’s psychology. Again, I ask, “where is the female equivalent of such accommodations to recognize and accommodate for men’s psychology?”

We could go on, but in nearly every case, blog, podcast, or vlog in the red pill community, men are spending inordinate amounts of time, labor, and resources trying to figure out what women want and delivering that to them.

In my twenties I put in an inordinate amount of time, effort, and money chasing women. Then I got a job as a rafting guide and suddenly getting women required hardly any effort at all. I would go to work on a rafting trip, there would be pretty girls, they might or might not be in my own raft; it didn’t matter, and at the end of the day I’d suggest to one that we got out for a drink, and she’d say yes, and that was about all it took.

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