HBO has been criticized in the past for relying on sex and violence to sell their shows. Given the subject matter of A Song of Ice and Fire, a gritty power struggle in a medieval realm with dragons and multiple ongoing wars, “Game of Thrones” was never going to break this mold.
As the show has progressed, though, showrunners/writers Benioff and Weiss have chosen to inject additional violence, especially sexual violence, into a series already rife with brutality. While the widely-condemned rape scene in “Breaker of Chains” has brought a lot of recent attention to this issue, it’s hardly the first example of added violence in the show, and not even the first instance of added violence for the character of Jaime Lannister.
Today I learned one of my teachers is quoted in a wikipedia article about antarctica and if that’s not something to aspire to I don’t know what is
Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)
I have said this a million times. “Write what you know” is bullshit.
LEARN THINGS TO KNOW THAT ARE WORTH WRITING ABOUT.(via gailsimone)