I read the books by George R.R. Martin long before Game of Thrones came out on HBO. Then, back when the show was a big deal, I started watching it with my wife.
We got maybe five episodes in, and she turned to me and asked, “So… Does anything good ever happen to any of these people?”
“No,” I was forced to admit.
“Like in Lord of the Rings?” she said. “At least those characters get a decent meal now and then…”
Not saying I’m going to hook Fenn up with a feast at Elrond’s house or anything! But here. Bread! (Yay!)