like i only genuinely enjoy corseque’s got meta because she’s brilliant at it, but she’s the only person who has ever made aspects of that series worthwhile for me.
it is not otherwise a worthwhile series.
you literally just have to listen to the fans talk about it to realize that.
oh man ahahaha, there’s no need to qualify it just for me
it was really the first series that introduced me to meta at all, so that was exciting… I think there’s cool technical stuff going on with it and things you can learn about writing from it, but I’ve only really written emotional meta about like one specific aspect of the series, so only a portion of it really worked for me emotionally
I’ll keep reading the next one when it comes out, but your posts seem strangely timely because literally yesterday morning I donated my immaculate hardcover ASOIAF books to the library. Like, they did not make the move cut, while my beat-up paperback Chalion did.