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  1. In Topic: Malazan increasing relevance

    12 November 2019 - 03:42 AM

    I've been thinking about this a lot. In regard to a fantasy bubble, I feel, like we are about to enter. The Witcher series is about to come out. Amazon Prime is making both a massively financed LOTR series as well as making a fucking wheel of time show. I mean, I'm here for it. Pete's going to watch, at least a bit probably. For most of them, but I can't help but feel like they're not going to pan out. At least not as the stakeholders in these respective companies feel like they will. I mean Game of Thrones was tremendously popular, the first fantasy TV show to really break through. But to me that doesn't prove there's a huge appetite for epic fantasy TV.


    Star Wars is popular, but you know Science Fiction isn't that popular, it's a sub genre. Just because it's a movie in space with crazy shit, doesn't mean people are there for it. There's some people, they're into it, and shows/tv are made at a scale to cater to that level of an audience.


    I feel like the lesson of Game of Thrones television success was not, let's make a tv show about complicated characters with entangled relationships. You know, they're chasing after the dragons and the lore of it all. I'm here for dragons and lore, truly I am, but I the whole world isn't it. I feel like that's already proven. If the whole world was really into dragons, fantasy books would be much more popular than they are. And they are modestly popular! Just relatively so. Not let's spends all this money to make a Wheel of Time tv show?

    I mean, it's not even a beef against Wheel of Time just...I don't think that's what people want.

    Hell, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe, we're about to enter a high fantasy Renaissance and my extended friend and family is going to become as interested in the minutia of world building as I can be. But it doesn't feel like. It feels like it was a love affair with fantasy, like Lord of the Rings. Maybe in a decade they'll be something else that blows up again, but I don't know...I guess we'll see.
  2. In Topic: I interviewed Steven Erikson

    09 November 2019 - 03:19 AM

    Maybe there`s a screenshot around...but they were so far away, and partially obscured by a plant. I would love to just know what he`s reading though. at the end I got some non fantasy book suggestions which was nice.
  3. In Topic: Toll the Hounds. Reading and Rereading

    27 September 2019 - 05:58 AM

    View Postworry, on 27 September 2019 - 04:49 AM, said:

    The first time through people are like "Who the hell is this guy?"


    Nail on the fucking head. lmao
  4. In Topic: Dan Simmons Facebook rant...?

    27 September 2019 - 01:03 AM

    Yeah, I just found out after this recent post. I read Hyperion second hand from a used book store and enjoyed it, but that post is fucked.

    So, pretty disappointing. Always sucks when somebody got to be out there being a trash bag. Guess I'm going to stop talking about his book, alas.



  5. In Topic: Watchmen series

    27 September 2019 - 01:01 AM

    https://www.youtube....h?v=-33JCGEGzwU

    New trailer out.

    Didn't watch it myself, trying to stay away from trailers now a days. Figured I'd post it if y'all wanted to watch.

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