Game of Thrones

Tue, Jul. 11th, 2017 05:43 am
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Neda Ulabe for All Things Considered at NPR:

Game of Thrones finds fans among disability rights activists too

You can read or listen to this piece.

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Date: 2017-07-11 10:54 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jazzyjj
I heard this piece yesterday on the radio when my mother picked me up to spend the night at their house. I have an early appointment this morning. Never played Game of Thrones, nor have I watched it on TV but this piece was very well done. Not surprising though, since NPR always seems to do a great job. I'm wondering if Game of Thrones is along the same lines as Second Life, perhaps on a smaller scale?

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Date: 2017-07-11 02:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aris_tgd
There are some video games, but most people interact with Game of Thrones either as the original series of novels or as the TV show based on them. I believe that the video games are mostly based on the show, in the style of the Walking Dead games, where your character follows the story plot in a roleplaying fashion.

I would also recommend that if you are interested in watching the show or reading the books and at all sensitive to... well, almost any kind of upsetting content (sexual assault/rape, animal harm, wartime violence, torture, emotional abuse, child harm, spiritual abuse, violence targeting gay men) that you seek out some kind of warnings or spoilers ahead of time, because it is very much a show where terrible things happen, sometimes done by characters we're (possibly) supposed to root for. (For example, the paralyzed boy in the article isn't introduced as paralyzed, and it's not an accident.)

Don't get me wrong, it's a deeply compelling show/book series, and they do have a nonzero number of disabled characters using varying adaptive technologies to still be active and affect the plot. But it is decidedly Not For Everyone.

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