This post is brought to you by Professor Quirrell:
I haven’t had too many trolls stop by here for awhile. I think the troll repellent I sprayed around my corner of The Internet must be working. Every once in awhile, though, a troll manages to squeeze through and spread hir droppings all over the place. The one I got this morning was a true work of beauty, so exquisite in its trolliness that it deserves its own exhibit in the Troll Museum.
I’ve talked before about the Embittered Troll, the Comedian Troll, and the Ironic Troll. The one I got this morning managed to exhibit qualities of all three of these species of troll and show some strains of a fourth type of troll: the Verbose Troll. See, this troll didn’t condense his bile into one soundbite or punchline. He kindly went on to yell at me for five paragraphs.
And what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t post this gem in its entirety? This troll is brought to you by none other than a gentleman *cough* who calls himself Khal Drogo, and he left a comment on my Game of Tits post.
“It’s amazing how this discussion has gone on for so long without anyone actually clarifying the situation with Dany and Khal Drogo. In the book, the first ”physical examination” was indeed tender and sweet as Khal Drogo seemed to feel sorry for Dany and tried to comfort her. If one reads on however, he (or she…feminists…) reads that the first sexual intercourses with the Khal in the tent are brutal, degrading and painful. Martin even writes that Dany is grateful that she can smother her cries of pain in a pillow. So actually, the series does not change a thing. So take that!”
I love the whole “he (or she…feminists…)” aside in the middle of the paragraph. I can so picture him shaking his head while saying, “feminists,” and tsk-tsking over us silly people who can’t understand fantasy and sci-fi because we’re too confused by our ladybrains. But that’s not even my favorite part of the paragraph. It’s the discussion of the Dany/Drogo sex scene that was turned into a rape scene for the show, and he is oh-so intelligently pointing out that future relations between Dany and Drogo had all sorts of problematic connotations.
Actually, he has a point there. The Dany/Drogo relationship is problematic at best. Why, oh why, has this discussion gone on so long before he stepped in with his SMARTNESS to clarify the situation for us?
Except, you know, for the fact that someone already did, on April 19:
“Rape should never be titillating and I agree that the Dany scene was grotesque. I actually went back to reread it. If you recall, while she is turned on by the foreplay, the actual sex is rough enough on her 13 year old body to make her fear it every time he comes for her after that. So, Martin had no reason to make it any more violent.”
Well, I shouldn’t be too hard on the guy, right? After all, his point is still a valid one. Just because he presented it in a way that managed to be both condescending and extremely childish (the “so take that!” just slays me), and just because he wanted to rush to prove how intelligent he was without bothering to actually read the comments, doesn’t mean he’s a total doofus. He made one good point in there, so shouldn’t I cut him some slack?
No-can-dosville, baby doll. No-can-do…sville. We still have four paragraphs to go. Continue reading