Well well well, if it isn’t another HBO series from GRRM. The “GRR” stands for “GRR I wish I had just a fucking fraction of the money and audience he did.”
But is that … Matt Smith?
And who is this? Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, perhaps, according to IMDB. I do want to see more of the Velaryons and Old Valyria in general. Coolest part of Fire & Blood.
I haven’t been following the news of the series, so all this is news to me. But it looks about as cool as GRRM’s exorbitant paycheque and HBO’s monstrous production values can lead us to expect. And the book (one of two, at least as far as I know, and no sign of #2 yet) was actually pretty good.
I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends.
Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages?
I am Hatboy.