I've been reading A Game of Thrones. I can't keep going. I told myself that I would see it through to the end, but I am really struggling. I can not get into it and I am not finding it interesting in the least bit. Someone mentioned that it may be because it's not action packed, but I don't think that's it. I think it's just that for once in my life, a fantasy novel has not captured my attention. That makes me feel so bad because I feel like I'm letting my fellow geeks down! It's weird. I keep feeling like I should like it and that maybe I'm missing something, but I can't get into it.
The thing I really don't understand is that I usually love those kinds of television shows and I can't even get into that. I think A Game of Thrones is just not for me. I can see how others like it and I don't fault anyone for liking what they do, but I am just not interested. So sad because I kind of feel like I'm missing out, but again, I can't do it.
My husband told me to put it away for a year or so and come back to it. It's what I had to do with the Harry Potter movies. I only just saw year four through seven for the first time a couple weeks ago. On that, it's because I have a very, very hard time separating the movie and book as two entities. I sit there and say, "Oh, that wasn't in the movie," or, "Why'd they leave that out?" And then I can't see the movie for what it is.
I'm rambling, as always. Anyway, here's the photo challenge. Days 2 & 3:
LoZ photo challenge day 2 - Favorite character
Midna (Twilight Princess)
Midna is actually one of the least annoying companions in the Legend of Zelda series. I would say that Tatl (Majora's Mask) was a close second for this, but Midna wins out because she had the most interesting back story. The fallen queen of the other realm, what's not to love? She was intelligent, witty, and not as disruptive as the other partners you get (see: Navi and Fi).
Loz photo challenge day 3 - Favorite Villain
Twinrova (Ocarina of Time)
Two witches, Koume and Kotake, are united in their desperation to defeat the hero Link. The fire and ice idea has always been one that I love and in this case they were working together. Twinrova has been my favorite villain since I saw her in Ocarina of Time. I have only recently played Oracle of Ages and she was a boss in that game as well. She did not disappoint. Very cool (hot?) enemy.
Alright, that's all. I'm going to go take a shower and then maybe stitch for the last hour that I'm awake...and this Harry Potter talk has me itching to read it, so maybe I'll ditch A Game of Thrones for Harry Potter. Happy stitching (and if you're reading: happy reading!), everyone!