Anyone been following the HBO series Game of Thrones? I've been so impressed I bought a plastic sword for myself, which I've been practicing with. I know you've got to stab people with the pointy end.
Go to the forum you want to create a new thread, for example Off topic https://www.quantnet.com/forums/off-topic.23/Sorry if this is a dumb question, but how do I start a new thread on the forum?
I looked for 2 minutes and I still don't see how.
I love this stuff as well but I found Merlin a tad boring.
I am a huge fan of GoT, watched the whole 2 seasons over the weekend.
To be sure, life in Westeros is poor, nasty, brutish and short, and Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' television program are laced with Hobbesian metaphors, Machiavellian intrigues, and Carr-like calculations of power. But the deeper message is that realism alone is unsatisfying and unsuccessful -- that leaders disregard ethical norms, the needs of their small-folk, and the natural world at their own peril. Jockeying for power by self-interested actors produces not a stable balance but suboptimal chaos; gamesmanship and the pursuit of short-term objectives distracts players from the truly pressing issues of human survival and stability.