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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Paxen » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:26 pm

Mannstein wrote:
Paxen wrote:IMO book 1 to 3 are worth it even if the series never ends.

It's not like 4 and 5 are drek on the level of Wheel of time book 7-10.

This is what i think... Wheel of time still had some actions even if they were irrelevant for the series... ASoIaF not so much?


I'd be a lot happier of Jordan wrote book 6, and then didn't write anything between 1996 and 2995, at which time he released one book that would have been enough for what was in book 7 to 10, and then Knife of Dreams.

As it stands now WoT is complete, but is deeply marred by the middle books. I prefer Martins version, and it would again have been better if he scrapped Feast and instead released the fourth book in 2010 when he finally managed to make the damn thing work without 5 year interludes and split books.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:17 pm

Mannstein wrote:
fuzzygeek wrote:Quoth Neil Gaiman, "George R R Martin is not your bitch."


Well, is Neil the most "independent" person to comment on this? Or doesn't he worked together with George on somethings? I remebember some praises of GRRM about his books and vice-versa or something like that?

Biased or not, his point is valid.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:17 pm

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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Newsom » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:23 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Game of Thrones - 1995 style
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This is amazing. :D
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:44 pm

Newsom wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:Game of Thrones - 1995 style
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... fPgIIB67bw


This is amazing. :D


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Re: Game of Thrones

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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fenrìr » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:27 pm

fuzzygeek wrote:Image



I guess not anymore, lol
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby KysenMurrin » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:51 pm

What you're not realising is that for the rest of the season all the sets will be made from painted cardboard.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby bldavis » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:38 pm

KysenMurrin wrote:What you're not realising is that for the rest of the season all the sets will be made from painted cardboard.

*GASP* YOU MEAN GoT MEETS STAR TREK?!?!?!
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fetzie » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:51 am

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KysenMurrin wrote:What you're not realising is that for the rest of the season all the sets will be made from painted cardboard.

*GASP* YOU MEAN GoT MEETS STAR TREK?!?!?!

The Doctor Who prop designers managed to scare a an entire generation with Daleks made of steel trash cans and kitchen/bathroom cleaning equipment...
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:35 pm

Think we can move from the Frustrations thread back to this one re: this past Sunday's episode.

Red Wedding reaction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78juOpTM3tE

Had to laugh at the one chick who didn't even blink.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:47 pm

Nikachelle wrote:Think we can move from the Frustrations thread back to this one re: this past Sunday's episode.

Red Wedding reaction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78juOpTM3tE

Had to laugh at the one chick who didn't even blink.


It's like you can tell who read the books and who hasnt. =P
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby bldavis » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:54 pm

i forgot we had this thread....

if i get a chance, i am at least checking out all the books and catching up
just saw the episode from last night and man...i feel like i am talking to illidan!

at least my favorite characters are still in the story, RIP Ned!
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:20 pm

Reminds me of a joke I heard.

How come GRRM doesnt tweet? He killed all 140 characters.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:37 pm

This pretty much sums it up
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby bldavis » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:07 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Reminds me of a joke I heard.

How come GRRM doesnt tweet? He killed all 140 characters.

its ok, we still have 15 more plotlines to follow! :twisted:
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fenrìr » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:07 pm

The ammount of QQ going on facebook is quite amusing...I have to say.

"omg...I can't believe the producer allowed it to happen?"
"You mean...the producer who is generally following the books to make the tv series?"
"Producer should have changed it!"
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Re: Game of Thrones

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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby KysenMurrin » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:27 am

They did change it - they made it worse!

The whole event has a bigger impact on TV even than the books, since Robb was a more prominent character on the show (in the books, he only appeared in Catelyn's chapters, and mostly did things off page). And they put Robb's wife (I forget her name on the show) in the wedding, which is a big departure from the books and led to a much more disturbing image being shown.

I'm actually wondering now what they'll do in future seasons following the changes (minor 4th book spoilers):

When Jaime goes to break the siege at Riverrun, Brynden the Blackfish holds the keep against Lannister forces, and he's doing it to protect Queen Jeyne. Both the Blackfish and the show's Jeyne substitute were at the wedding on GoT - though I didn't see Brynden killed, he'd still be a prisoner if not.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fetzie » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:09 am

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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Paxen » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:37 am

KysenMurrin wrote:They did change it - they made it worse!


In the books they also killed of a bunch of minor characters that weren't introduced on the show. Dacey Mormont, Wendel Manderly, the Smalljon and more - minor, yes, but still people you'd gotten to know a bit, and that meant something to other characters. They didn't have the time to put those into the show so they used Talisa's baby as a shorthand for it. I think it was a slightly cheap way to up the shock value, but it's not feasibly to do it by the book so it works all right.

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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby KysenMurrin » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:28 am

Yeah, they could have kept the Greatjon in the scene, to have more ot identify with, but the actor playing Greatjon Umber left after season one because of a schedule conflict and they chose to just drop the character. I would've liked to see him and whichever one of the Manderlys it was in the books be there.

But this isn't so much about body count as how it's done: they deliberately had Robb's wife introduced, made her pregnant, and then get stabbed in the womb at the wedding. They set it up to be more brutal than just murder. In the books you had Catelyn seeing her last son die in front of her; in the show you have that after Robb sees his wife and child die.

By the way, I hope the show keeps Wyman Manderly and his meat pies. It instantly makes him one of the most badass characters in the books.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Paxen » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:33 am

They had an extra in there with the Manderly sigil and named "Wendel Manderly" in the cast list.

Pretty good indicator that the Meat Pies are still in!

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It's interesting how Manderly killing Freys, serving them to their kin and eating himself is perfectly fine - because unlike the Rat Cook the Freys were not his kin. The Freys, however, are doomed for the Red Wedding - not for the massacre itself, but because they broke guest right. Westerosi morals are weird.

Can't we get some spoiler tags or something for the forum?
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Paxen » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:39 am

Matthew Iglesias on why Walder Frey's actions aren't really a betrayal, but cold logic. And why Roose Bolton is the real bad guy here:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/201 ... riage.html
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:11 am

Paxen wrote:
KysenMurrin wrote:They did change it - they made it worse!



I really love RedWeddingTears :) Does that make me a bad person?

I think it's hilarious how all of them are in caps.
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