It's getting better all the time... (Destiny)

by GrimBrotherIII, Saturday, May 03, 2014, 19:57 (3734 days ago) @ Cody Miller

Martin's Game Of Thrones (like someone else already mentioned) Is i think the most obvious example of a fantasy universe that is actually hyper-aware of the realities of humanity's brutal and complicated past, with an overwhelming amount of moral, social, economical, political, and religious subplots that can beautifully and sometimes gruesomely capture the true essence of true historical human behavior.

As much as I like Game of Thrones, viewers are not concerned with those larger issues. They are concerned with who kills whom, who has sex with whom, and who betrays whom.

Even so, everything you said has proved my point: it is looking back instead of forward.

I'm sorry my friend, i must have misunderstood you - i thought you were saying Fantasy is ignorant of the actual historical truth of the past.

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