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Date: 06/29/13 07:49 PM

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  1. Profile photo of Crabes
    Crabes Male 30-39
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    June 29, 2013 at 6:45 pm
    Link: Sex Or Violence - Quote from the author of Game of thrones, George R.R. Martin
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2013 at 8:57 pm
    I bet it has to do with your audience and their expectations, not something as deeply sociological as he thinks... You would expect vivid violence from some genres, but not sex. If an author you didn`t expect violence from wrote something violent into their genre, they would get letters too. And similarly, I doubt authors of genres containing sex get letters of complaint.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 29, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    "vagina" ...eww
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    June 30, 2013 at 12:17 am
    short ugly furry man makes sense.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    June 30, 2013 at 12:18 am
    I feel the outrage would also be the same for penis entering anus if it helps any Gerry...
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    HQampersand Male 18-29
    172 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 12:52 am
    aaannd these people writing letters have not been on the internet yet.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 1:39 am
    We had a stand-up comic in the pub a few years ago and his opening line was:
    I can say `murder` as often as I want and no-one takes offence.
    If you are offended by me saying `f*uck`, then I suggest you cover your ears, because I`ll be saying it a lot.
    Would you rather be murdered or f*ucked?
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 2:34 am
    Of course the millions of lemmings reposting this on Facebook haven`t realised he said that AFTER he wrote the Rains of Castamere. Retards. Also Crabes, BORING.
  9. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31795 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 4:18 am
    @paperduck: ooo! Excellent point! I don`t mind some "naughty sex" while reading hentai, but it has NO place in other genres.
    Mixing genres is a delicate procedure! If done well? it`s GREAT! Otherwise it`s TERRIBLE.

    @Nickle2: Nice! It would depend on your definition of "drating" I think... who is doing what to whom, eh?

    (Yes I typed out "d r a t i n g" I`ve been here SO LONG!)

    @blackcatseye: Also: You can name his books? NERD!!!! :-)
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 4:43 am
    Worked okay for that one guy, that wrote about space marines when he started making female main characters who liked to les out. It was part of the plot that she be seduced! I didn`t stop reading him I just can`t remember his name right now.
  11. Profile photo of Jake_Justus
    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 5:04 am
    "You can have violence but no sex." That is one stale thought. Yeah, we get it. Film makers and writers have only been saying this for about the last 30 years.
  12. Profile photo of Zieveraar
    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 5:35 am
    @Jake What`s your point?

    @Paperduck The whole idea of sending letters to an author to inform them that someone isn`t going to be reading their work, because of some illusionary expectations, is pretty absurd. How arrogant can you be?

    And yes, sex should be in more genres outside of hentai. If done properly, it can add realism to a story. Saying that it has no place outside straight out porn is rather silly.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 5:45 am
    So we have some hentai fans here... I shouldn`t be surprised.
  14. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 30, 2013 at 6:16 am
    @WendyPants: I have many interests that might surprise you... ;-)

    Ok, "catgirls" is a "gimmie"... :-/

    @Zeiveraar: His point is: (At least MY point is...) that Sex and Violence = Guro!
    That is NOT GOOD!
    Snuff films? Ero Guro? Guro? NO THANK YOU!

    And I think the VAST majority of humanity would agree: NEVER mix sex and violence unless there`s a greater message to be conveyed.

    And a "greater message" requires a really greater writer to even HOPE to do it properly...

    People can more easily "accept" fictional violence in their fantasy realm than fictional sex.
    idk why.
    Mixing the two is like adding nitro to glycerin... it`s explosive & VERY dangerous!
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 6:41 am
    @fivecats: true, mixing sex and violence is a pretty tough thing, although it`s not uncommon in murder stories. I took Martin`s comment here as more of a (indeed old) view that severe violence is accepted whilst plain old sex isn`t. He`s not referring to combining the two.

    Also, SM scenes would be hard to do without some sort of violence and sex combined.

    Straightforward guro ofcourse, that`s indeed perhaps a step too far.

    I agree that the fantasy series don`t really have a lot of sex in it, for some reason.
    But in asoiaf, there`s no real excessive use of sex, or disturbing sex.
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    oobaka Male 40-49
    879 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 7:04 am
    I made a similar point here not long ago.
    This site will show people or animals dying or grievously injured but will not allow "curse" words such as f*ck. It`s a stupid society.
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    Keyh Male 18-29
    226 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 7:09 am
    I think that it has something to do with controlling the youth.

    If a youth is exposed to violence, you can use "morals" for lack of a better term, to control them into not acting out the violence against another person. "You would be hurting them, and that`s not right."

    If a youth is exposed to sex, how do you stop them from acting that out? There`s nothing morally objectionable for 2 consenting people to have sex. You argument of control falls apart at that point.

    As to why people would want to control that, there are many examples on how sex early in life CAN (not will, can) cause issues. Teen pregnancy, STD epidemics, etc. Not saying it`s right, just saying that people want to control that stuff.

    Just a theory though.
  18. Profile photo of Zieveraar
    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 7:17 am
    @Keyh True, but that`s already happening by placing age restrictions on a lot of things. Kids these days are already limited in watching movies, playing videogames,... based on age. Which I don`t have a problem with. Although at times it can be quite absurd.

    With this example, we`re talking about adult literature. And I mean adult as in it`s not Harry Potter, Martin doesn`t write a song of ice and fire for kids or youths. It`s an adult story. But I suppose 5Cats does have a point, fantasy never has much sex in it, maybe because to a lot of people, including writers, the target audience can be considered young? Does fantasy perhaps have an image problem? (as in: all meant for kids)
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Sex scenes often stop the action in a film or novel cold. You might as well have a model walk out holding a big sign that reads, "Here`s the Sex Scene!" Remember "The Name of the Rose?" That movie had to grind to a halt for five minutes of groping between the young novice monk and the peasant girl. The novice`s first encounter with sex could have been handled without seeming as though it were just inserted into the movie because it needed a "sex scene."

    In some films, more explicit sex makes a strong point. The big reveal in "Oldboy" was all the more powerful and disturbing because of the intimacy between the main characters which was shared with the audience.






  20. Profile photo of Jake_Justus
    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 7:32 am
    Explicit sex doesn`t make for a more authentic narrative. In fact, in can be overkill. The smoldering sexuality of the classic old film noirs was so effective precisely because it wasn`t in your face.

    I have no problem with sex in movies, but it`s too often inserted as a quick fix ... something that`s just upposed to get the audience all riled up.
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 7:32 am
    This is not about mixing genres or audience expectations, and it IS every bit as "deeply sociological as he thinks". What he says is quite true, the majority of Americans are simply uptight prudes when it comes to anything approaching sex or nudity ("Oh, my! We must protect our children from those evil boobs!"). Those self-same prudes will then gleefully watch someone graphically dismember and disembowel his victims in slow-motion without batting an eyelash.

    Most of Europe has a much healthier view of the human body, treating it as something natural and beautiful instead of dirty and sinful (the way so many Americans do). Funny how rape and other sex crimes are much lower there too...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31795 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 7:43 am
    @Zieveraar: Well thanks! I completely agree: "literary depictions" of sex AND/OR violence are NOT the "real thing"!
    The point I try to make is:
    Violence is everywhere! It`s a constant threat in most people`s lives! Sex on the other hand is something that is sought after! People WANT it to happen to them!

    SO: One represents FEAR...
    One represents HOPE...

    Is that clear? No? Well... not to me either! :-)

    S&M (which I am VERY familiar with!) Is neither "sex" NOR "violence". It`s... um... mutual! Which violence is NOT! And sex ought to be...
    Honestly? Some (but NOT ALL!) of the nicest people are S&M "freaks"...
  23. Profile photo of Zieveraar
    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 7:43 am
    @Chalket Yeah, I don`t think it`s as it`s used to be. There`s an increase in prudity in Europe as well.
  24. Profile photo of Zieveraar
    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 7:44 am
    @5cats: well, that would mean that there should be more seks in stories and movies. Everybody likes hope, after all? :D

    I get your point, somewhat, though. And I do agree that S&M isn`t violence, although it can seem that way.
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
    496 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 8:39 am
    Axes entering the right skulls could also bring a whole lot of joy to this world.
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    footpenis Male 18-29
    44 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 8:50 am
    I like axes entering penises and skulls entering vaginas
  27. Profile photo of Magentab0b
    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 11:17 am
    Leave sex out of fiction! Give fickers something to do on their hot summer nights.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    June 30, 2013 at 10:36 pm
    Now I have to reread Fevre Dream.
  29. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5607 posts
    July 1, 2013 at 8:18 am
    Aren`t we talking about science-fiction?

    I think they were upset because vaginae weren`t entering penises.
    "WTF!!! I`ll never read anything you produce!!! F*cking vampires having plain sex!! HOW SICK IS THAT?!!!"
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    July 1, 2013 at 11:46 am
    Gimli has spoken.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 2:11 am
    Yes - but it`s the wrong penises entering the wrong vaginas which brought the axes upon so many skulls - hmm, hence the thrust of his work?
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    Xprez Male 30-39
    676 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 10:38 pm
    I actually laughed out loud when I read IRockYeah`s comment. Good stuff :-)

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