This week Fandom 5 is about podcasts and since I don’t actually follow any (I occasionally listen in to Chris’ ones) I decided to do the one from the previous week which I missed.
Game of Thrones
I love fantasy, I like the themes in the show/novels and yet I just can’t get into it. I’ve tried reading one of the books, I’ve watched 1-2 seasons and I’m just not hooked in the slightest. I’m not ruling it out completely, but at the moment, I have so many other books and tv shows I want to read/watch that it is very far down in the pile.
I admire Tolkien as a world maker. He was a genius but I cannot stand his writing style and honestly? I’m not that enamoured with the whole story of Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit. It just doesn’t do anything for me. I’ve watched all the Lord of the Rings movies, and again while I appreciate the epic costumes, sets, and special effects, I just don’t like the movies themselves.
I’m not a big zombie fan. I can take my zombies with other urban fantasy stuff (such as Anita Blake) but just zombies? Boring! Yeah, I know there’s a lot more to this fandom and I’ve seen some bits of episodes. While I’m curious about some, some of it just downright freaks me out – and it isn’t the zombies, it’s the people. I know people suck, I don’t need to know just how bad they will devolve in an apocalypse.
I absolutely love pet battles in World of Warcraft, which pretty much are a rip off of Pokemon. But Pokemon itself doesn’t interest me. For me, WoW pet battles are part of a much bigger game and are a fun addition to the world. An entire game based on finding pets and so on? Nope, not for me. They’re cute, but that is about it.
I dislike manga and anime for several reasons, but most of all the way it looks. I just dislike the style of animation and do not get me started on the female characters. Oh my goodness, they drive me crazy. When Chris is watching anime I wince at the squeaky girlie voices. While I’ll admit there are some gorgeous pieces of manga art out there, there is just too many factors that annoy me about manga and anime.