During the April A-Z Challenge, I’m posting six days a week, following the letters of the alphabet. I will share all the movies, books and games I watched, read and played--all the influences that turned me into the geeky person and writer I am today.
A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin (1996): I read these books when they first came out. They weren’t the kind of fantasy I’d come to expect. I was so used to reading stories that followed one character. Even in epics with a cast of thousands, it was still essentially one characters’ story with side stories along the way. With A Game of Thrones, I kept wondering whose story it belonged to because the moment I decided it was one particular character’s story, Martin would kill them off. Did this turn me off the series? Not at all. Just goes to show, us writers need to find the courage to write those stories buried deep within us, the ones we initially think no one will like because they’re unique.
Galaxian (1979): I was never good at Space Invaders, but while similar, Galaxian was a game I could play well and thoroughly enjoyed it. My hubby is building a gaming cabinet and he’s promised to put Galaxian on it when it’s done.
Gears of War (2005): I like playing this one in co-op mode best of all. Gotta love running around the world with a friend, shooting the bad guys.
If you’ve read the Game of Thrones series of books or watched the TV series, what did you first think of it? What other ‘G’ geeky things can you think of?