Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Oh, how quickly other worlds are forgotten. Like the real one of Melbourne 2011, or the fictional one of Tokyo 1Q84.
We have watched four episodes and this is going to be my summer obsession. Fuck bbqs and beer, give me Middle Earth and a show that actually hired a language consultant to create a glossary. Well, maybe bbqs and lagers can be accommodated.
David J. Peterson from the Language Creating Society was hired by HBO to develop the Dothraki language – "possessing its own unique sound, extensive vocabulary of more than 1,800 words and complex grammatical structure" – to be used in the series. [from wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_Thrones_%28TV_series%29]
There's too much goodness here, so much so that the books are on my Christmas list.
But I don't read fantasy, she says.
Oh, shut up, she says.
It's going to distract you, she says.
From what? she says.
From, you know. Being focused on your own stuff. The business.
Oh shut up.