Game of Thrones is power fantasy nonsense (so cliche ridden and...
Game of Thrones is power fantasy nonsense (so cliche ridden and philosophically shallow and artless), the stories mean absolutely nothing from a philosophical didactic standpoint as they are mere power fantasies for juveniles.
They are fun when you are a teenager, but beyond early adulthood you need to move past the power fantasies that occupied a powerless youth's ambitions.
Western Fantasy does it better, though Game of Thrones is garbage whose only value is in shock. Tolkien really set the bar because his work is so layered in his philosophy that you can read his stories over and over again and find new pearls of wisdom, even C.S. Lewis (actual poetry and truth there) understood that the stories needed to mean something timeless in the end, and the power fantasies of Game of Thrones don't really mean anything, kids are occupied by them because kids have no power, but once you realize that power is a meaningless theme to center your stories around, you set out for real mediums of story-telling.
Published on 11 Oct 2018 at 01:59AM