Breaking News: George R.R. Martin Is Still Awesome
I don’t like it either, but Game of Thrones won’t be back until next year. At least there are occasional news tidbits about George R.R. Martin and the elaborate fantasy world he constructed to devour like a dog who has just been passed a scrap of prime rib. Case in point, this article from Reuters in which Martin is asked about how uptight people get about the crazy graphic sex in his stories. His response?
“I can describe an axe entering a human skull in great explicit detail
and no one will blink twice at it. I provide a similar description, just
as detailed, of a penis entering a vagina, and I get letters about it
and people swearing off,” he said.
“To my mind this is kind of frustrating, it’s madness. Ultimately, in
the history of [the] world, penises entering vaginas have given a lot of
people a lot of pleasure; axes entering skulls, well, not so much.”YEAH! So there you have it. To sum up: penises and vaginas > axes into heads. That’s one to grow on.