@joshwent: Doh! A link to the news would have been a good idea. I'll fix that now.
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It is a testament to the man that this thread keeps going. I have lost so much this year, but for some reason Ryan is the one that sticks with me.
I, too, have been listening to old Bombcasts. It is strange how ominous some of their joke sound now. I love listening to them have fun, but it will forever be bittersweet now.
@jazgalaxy: she's literally just a youtuber that had a kickstarter, 4chan/reddit folks attacked her (fairly harsh and fairly without provocation), she got way more money than she needed (or deserved) because of the 4chan/reddit assault and then she took a long time to make the videos and people attacked her for that and then she made them and they attacked her for that and this whole thing is the stupidest fucking thing.
I might quibble about the parenthetical deserved, but this is the best description of the whole ordeal that I've seen.
The best news in all this is summed up in the last paragraph: we have a ballgame again. With the consoles releasing with greater parity, they both need to compete for customers. Competition is exactly what gamers need.
I was pretty bummed out by the comments until the Community gifs showed up. So thanks to Dot and Breadfan.
The copyright notice comes from a few years ago when people were straight up stealing blog posts. If it's bad form on Giant Bomb, I'll make sure I pull it when I post here. But this post has pulled more comments than the last forty on my regular blog, so maybe it does serve a purpose. :-)
Anyway, thanks at least for reading, even if you give zero craps about the content.
I already agree with your intro. This long console cycle has made E3 pretty lackluster. This year has been a great reminder of how cool the show can be.
I think that the OP's premise is pretty funny in that I think GRRM is actually too in love with his character. His original plan had been to skip ahead to several years and pick up once the Stark kids had grown up. But he liked all of other characters so much that he could bring himself to do it. Thus the book series gets super bloated after book three.
My pet theory is not that the Starks are doomed because they are too good for the world. Instead, I think it is because they have forgotten their mission: to fight the coming of winter. Keep watching and/or reading. I'm curious if I'm right.