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Fantasy / SciFi Remix

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on July 14, 2012 by Dawn Ross

What does the Game of Thrones and Star Wars have in common? What about Avengers And Firefly? Not much other than they are all awesome, and they have these cool mixed-up videos. Check out this fight between Jaime Lanister and Eddard Stark from Game of thrones with Lightsabers. And this video intro to Avengers in Firefly style. (Thank you Bobby for sharing these!)

Do you know any other great fantasy or sci-fi TV or movie clips which have been redone into another creative venue? Please share!

My Miscellaneous Fantasy Stuff

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , on June 9, 2012 by Dawn Ross

 

Game of Thrones on HBO
Firstly, I saw the Game of Thrones on HBO for the first time. Awesome! Why haven’t I seen it before? I never had cable before. And when I recently got cable, I didn’t have HBO. However, ATT recently gave me a free preview of HBO and I caught a few episodes. Since it is already in a new season, I will buy the first season on DVD very very soon.

Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time
Since the final novel is coming up soon, I wanted to catch up on the story. So I am rereading every novel. It is going to take me a while to get through them all since I am going back to school. Hopefully, I will get done just in time for when the final book to The Wheel of Time comes out.

Harry Potter
I’ve read all the Harry Potter books some time past. And I’ve seen most of the movies. But for some reason, I never got a chance to see the last one. Since Blockbuster is going out of business, I was able to buy the final DVD at a reasonable price. I watched it for the first time yesterday and it was great!

Looking Forward To
There are a few great movies out right now that I want to see but haven’t had a chance. First is The Avengers. I can’t believe I haven’t seen it yet. I guess I have been too busy to take the time to go to the theater. I am also looking forward to seeing Men in Black III. And I just got the DVD of John Carter which I ordered from Disney. I did see this movie in theaters but I’d love to see it again.

Are there any other great sci-fi or fantasy movies coming out soon? Do you have any recommendations for some good fantasy novels? I really need to get back into my fantasy.

Book Review – Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , on July 16, 2011 by Dawn Ross

A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)

I just finished reading Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.  Game of Thrones is book one of the epic saga, A Song of Ice and Fire.  As you may have guessed, it is a story told from different points of view from people with different ambitions to obtain, uphold, or thwart the power of the king.

George R. R. Martin does an excellent job of developing the characters and telling the story from each of their perspectives.  At first I was a bit confused because some of the characters go by different names.  For example, one of the primary characters goes by the name of Ned, Eddard, or Lord Stark.  At times, it was also difficult for me to follow because there are so many characters and so much going on.  But within a few chapters, I had a grip on the story and couldn’t put the book down.  The wealth of characters and different stories are all linked in one way or the other.  Game of Thrones wouldn’t be the captivating story that it is without its complexity.

In this story, Robert is king.  And he became king by usurping the dragon king and killing nearly all of the dragon king’s family.  Ned, Lord Stark of Winterfell and the north, is his friend.  Ned is an intelligent man with a big heart.  He always tries to do right by others, which in itself can be a weakness.  Robert had the makings of a good king but over the years he became indulgent and let his overambitious wife have her way.

The story is also told from the point of view of some of Ned’s children as well as his wife.  A dwarf brother of the overambitious queen also tells his story, as well as a long lost descendant of the dragon king.

While the story unfolds around the political intrigue surrounding the throne, there is also a silent danger from sinister monsters who inhabit the bodies of the dead.  These monsters live in the haunted forest north of the Great Wall.  There are also large wolves called direwolves, adventures along the Great Wall, different cultures beyond the sea, and epic battles.

I loved Game of Thrones so much that as soon as I finished reading it, I purchased the three sequels, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and a Feast for Crows.  There is a fifth book out just released called A Dance with Dragons.  All these are part of the epic series of A Song of Ice and Fire.

If you are interested in reading Game of Thrones or any of the other books in A Song of Ice and Fire epic series, visit our Amazon.com affiliated store and click on George R. R. Martin.