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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby cdan » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:31 am

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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:38 am

Chunes wrote:
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There is your clue.



IIIIINNNNNN Westeros born and raised
In the sword yard is where I spent most of my days
slashin', hackin', relaxin all cool
and all tired from combat but I won my duel.
When a couple of Sers, they were up to no good
Declared themselves as King cos' the thought they could!
I got in one little war and my mom got scared
And said "..."

Actually she said nothing because her throat got cut by that bastard fucking traitor Walder Frey.

Did you make that up? Because that was amazing.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Chunes » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:44 am

;)

yeah. I wanted to do the whole song, but It's been a little while since I actually read the books so i was having a hard time recalling people and places haha.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fenrìr » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:03 am

Is it bad I instantly recalled the music and sang along with it without having to youtube it?
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:06 am

Will Smith is now as old as Uncle Phil was when the show premiered...
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fenrìr » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:07 am

and making really horrible movies with his son.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby bldavis » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:28 pm

Fenrìr wrote:Is it bad I instantly recalled the music and sang along with it without having to youtube it?

i did the same thing! :lol:
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Invisusira » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:35 pm

did someone say youtube music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEg4SEch27w
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fenrìr » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:22 am

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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Andurin » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:20 am

Invisusira wrote:did someone say youtube music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEg4SEch27w


Good grief :shock:
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:18 am

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/06/09/game- ... es-future/

Haha! Now tv viewers are starting to feel how the readers feel.

Also, I dont give a shit about what Neil Gaiman thinks about my displeasure about GRRM's approach to writing. Self-important douchebagel (yeah, I dont like Gaiman's books nor his comics)
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:25 am

Heh, to each their own. I read the Sandman series last year, and toward the end there's some brilliant storytelling going on.

The last episode of the season was slightly underwhelming after the previous one. A little disjointed, and of course it's mostly just moving pieces into place for next time. Felt like Yara's bit about going for Theon was a little heavyhanded (not to mention a massive departure from the character in the books).
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Paxen » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:18 pm

I liked the last episode. Nothing momentous, but it shows how everybody is dealing with the Red Wedding, gives us a bit of "fuck yeah!" (Arya finally snapping, Stannis going north, Yara sailing to rescue her little brother (we should have a crossover where Yara and Lily Allen team up to rescue Theon from Ramsay and find him a job) and yeah, even the Mhysa scene even if it didn't do much for me) and sets stuff up nicely for season 4.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fenrìr » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:05 am

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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby cdan » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:20 am

The last one is brilliant.

I don't mind that he killed off certain characters though. One in particular needed a spear through her head almost from page 1.

I just wish the series looked like being finished properly. I'd feel much better if he didn't look like a Heart Health advert before picture.. I hate when no-talent relatives (Brian Herbert) or half-assed hacks (looking at you Brandon Sanderson) pick up a series and try and finish it off from "notes and synopses" left behind.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fenrìr » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:59 pm

Sanderson had a skeleton to work with and the ending was already wrote.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby cdan » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:17 am

Fenrìr wrote:Sanderson had a skeleton to work with and the ending was already wrote.


...and still it was awful.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fenrìr » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:30 am

I agree the ending was awful and really confusing; but you can't really blame Sanderson for that when it was already wrote. He just had to patch it up and put it out, not completely bridge the gap.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Paxen » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:18 am

Sanderson is far from a hack, his own books are very good.

The problem is that Jordan wasted 10 years and five books threading water, and the notes for the "final book" were so massive that it took Sanderson 3 books to get it to the end. And they were still more action packed than any of the WoT books that came before them.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby cdan » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:35 am

Paxen wrote:Sanderson is far from a hack, his own books are very good.

The problem is that Jordan wasted 10 years and five books threading water, and the notes for the "final book" were so massive that it took Sanderson 3 books to get it to the end. And they were still more action packed than any of the WoT books that came before them.


Have to disagree. I've read a few of Sanderson's books and they're poor. That's mostly where I got my opinion of him from. The Wheel of Time series was never going to be wrapped up neatly as Jordan created a monstrous mess, but the final trilogy still could have been far better than it was in the right hands.

Martin should have done it. He'd have had the whole lot dead within three chapters and Rand's father and mother would have turned out to actually have been Moiraine in some weird sex change / time travelling spell mix-up. Possibly.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fenrìr » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:21 am

Personally I think GRRM would have been the wrong person as well. Suffering through the first half of the 2nd book was, to me, equivilant to suffering through Books 3-5 of Wheel of Time combined. I did not even finish book two of GRRM's work especially when there were several people who complained about books three and four being slow.

I almost feel like R.A. Salvatore would have been a better finisher (granted his new ones involving Drizzt aren't the same as it was before).
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:37 pm

Having finally just crossed into the second half of A Clash of Kings (after six or more very LONG months), I can only begin to dread reading the next books after hearing complaints about those being slower than book 2. Dear god.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby econ21 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:30 pm

Book 3 is not slow - it's the peak of the series and one of the most riveting reads I can recall (full of the stuff we are half way through on TV). It's book 4 (a Feast for Crows) that is the beast - I can't recall any plot development in that book and would be quite happy for the TV series to fast forward through it.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby cdan » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:18 am

Take away people's desire to read about certain people and impatience with other characters because of that and they'd probably enjoy book 4 a lot more.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby KysenMurrin » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:22 am

The quality of the writing's high in all the books, but Sam, Brienne and Jaime's sections in book 4 don't really do much more than move characters around (and maybe provide some background on the political situation in the Seven Kingdoms at that point). Sansa's and the Dorne chapters are better.

I do think part of the reason book 4 didn't quite work is that even though he split the book off by character, he still held back some of those characters' chapters for book 5. Cersei's storyline cuts off too soon, for example.
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