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I'm back from my trip to Vegas. Gave back all the money I won playing slots. XD I feel like crap. I'm not sure if cuz I barely slept on the red-eye home, or I picked something up. XD It was miserably HOT there, but a miracle happened. It actually rained there! o.0 And I mean RAIN!! We came out of a restaurant & there was a lil sprinkle & next thing we knew it was POURING. XD Bad news about that is there were places that were flooded, cuz they couldn't handle the rain. I also thought I saw that Kardashian idiot with the HUGE arse. XD She was at the pool in a skin tight dress, was only there for a few minutes, before leaving. She did ahve a store in the Mirage where I was staying, so who knows. If it wasn't her, there's someone else out there with a HUGE arse, the poor thing. XD I also went to see the Cirque du Soliel (sp?) show "Ka." it was really good! :D

I also started reading "Game of Thrones." It's pretty good, I like the large cast of characters & how each chapter was devoted to a single character's POV of the events that were happening around them. I really enjoy the chapters about Tyrion. He's a hoot! :D I'm also a bit disappointed that Jon Snow is not really a main character. I remember when the series first came out, there was all this fanart of him. XD Oh well. *shrugs* What I don't like about it, is George R.R. Martin's way of hitting the reader over the head with things. Good characters are GOOD, while evil characters are EVIL, this could be why I like Tyrion, as so far, I'm only 2/3 of the way through the first book in the series, he comes across as neither good nor evil. He's sassy, which at times gets him in trouble, and other times he's serious & I think he's the most real of the characters so far. The other thing I don't like is how the man over describes something to the point where I wonder if he's being paid by the word. >.> That's got me skimming parts & I'm sure I've missed something important. ^^; And then there's his over use of the words "and" & "then." ;p So we get these long run-ons that would have been better with a few commas & periods. Again, I wonder if the man gets paid by the word. ;p Seriously, while "ands" are important, & you need them, "thens" not so much. I came across one sentence, where it felt like there was a million "ands" & I know there was 2 "thens" in it. At that point, I wondered if he accidentally sent in his rough draft for publication. ;p If I'm "pinking" a PUBLISHED book as I'm reading, there's a serious issue there. XD So will I keep reading? Yeah, the bones are good & maybe, just maybe, they'll either stop paying him by the word, or his editor will grow a set & tell him to fix his shit. ;p Somehow I doubt it. XD Now to hunt down the series & watch it online, since I don't have HBO or whatever fancy channel (pay extra for) it's on & see how the show compares to the book. But what about spoilers? I have no problem with them, when I CHOOSE to spoil myself, it's only when they're unexpected, it bothers me. XD Anyway, as someone who writes for fun, what I take away from this is this: a) watch my sentence structure, b) don't hit readers over the head with stuff, whether it's describing someone's looks (once should be enough, maybe a handful more if it's an epic with a large cast) or their clothes, c) if it's important keep it in, but don't bury it in nonsense, d) try to write characters that feel real; no one is truly EVIL, nor are they truly GOOD, e) women are not all whores, queens/princesses, crazy, or stupid/foolish, f) for every nekid woman, there should be a nekid man, in other words, don't throw in gratuitous nudity just cuz you can, especially when you treat your female characters so poorly in other respects.

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cornerofmadness
Aug. 26th, 2016 09:01 pm (UTC)
glad you had fun in Vegas! Hope you didn't pick something up on the plane like i did.

I honestly couldn't make it through the Songs of Fire and Ice. I tried. I found it very misogynistic

Edited at 2016-08-26 09:01 pm (UTC)
kiramaru7
Aug. 27th, 2016 12:06 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D I don't know what it is, other than I have no appetite & my stomach isn't happy, so it's possible it's something I ate. XD

Yeah? Misogynistic! That's the word I was looking for earlier! It is very misogynistic. *sighs* We'll see how far I get. *has the first two books*
cornerofmadness
Aug. 27th, 2016 01:03 am (UTC)
very possible. feel better soon

I was stunned at how misogynistic it is because the person who really really wanted me to read it is was more feminist than I am.
kiramaru7
Aug. 27th, 2016 02:27 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm wiped, so I'll probably shut down & sleep after replying back to you.

Yeah? That's interesting. And they liked it? o.0
cornerofmadness
Aug. 27th, 2016 04:44 am (UTC)
I dont blame you. hope tomorrow is better. I'm off to bed myself and of course suddenly Kanda is full of craziness


they did. I have no idea why
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kattrip033
Aug. 26th, 2016 11:36 pm (UTC)
Glad you are home and had fun. I hope you didn't pick something up.

Thanks for putting up the review. I have been considering starting the series for a while, but with seven books (and counting) and them all so big, I had been hesitating.
kiramaru7
Aug. 27th, 2016 12:37 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm thinking it was something I ate, cuz my stomach isn't happy & I have no appetite. XD

You're welcome. It's really not that bad a book, it's just that I feel as a paid professional author, he should write a bit better than he does. ;p I can deal with the 2 dimentionalness of some of the characters & how misogynistic he is, it's just that sometimes he gets a bit much in places & that's mostly with his over descriptiveness. "He was a tall man with blue eyes, black hair and he looked totally awesome in his black leather doublet, purple breeches and white leather boots." I feel if it's that important to know down to the last detail what someone's wearing, then there's got to be a reason for it. When no reason shows up after, telling us a few times about it, then it feels like a cheat. So my guess would be to borrow it from the library & see if you like it.
kattrip033
Jan. 4th, 2017 12:57 am (UTC)
You're welcome XD

Ahhh.
kiramaru7
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:19 am (UTC)
:D

That said I now own books 1, 2, 3, & 4, & there's like 5 out with a planned 7. XD So I do like it on some level.
kattrip033
Jan. 11th, 2017 06:36 am (UTC)
LOL You must
kiramaru7
Jan. 12th, 2017 12:02 am (UTC)
*LAUGHS* Yup! :D
vexed_wench
Aug. 26th, 2016 11:50 pm (UTC)
It sounds like you had some fun in Vegas. As far as GoT I haven't read it. I watched the ahow a little (I'm a sucker for Momoa) I just couldn't do it. I hope the book is better.

Edited at 2016-08-26 11:55 pm (UTC)
kiramaru7
Aug. 27th, 2016 12:40 am (UTC)
I did, thanks! Aside from getting sick on the way home, all's good. :D

Aaah... I haven't seen the show, but I did win $25 playing the GoT slot machine. XD
vexed_wench
Aug. 27th, 2016 12:51 am (UTC)
Feel better. I tried to like it. I even watched Momoa in Conan. But GoT just didn't so it for me.
kiramaru7
Aug. 27th, 2016 01:07 am (UTC)
Thanks. *hug*

It's okay, we can't all like the same things. :D Since I haven't seen it yet, I'm not sure if I'll love it or hate it. XD All in all it's not a bad book, but it's not a great one either. XD
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