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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Paxen » Wed May 25, 2011 2:36 pm

I found one they recommended:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhRUe-gz690

I'll see if I can't find a more serious one tomorrow or something
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby cerwillis » Wed May 25, 2011 2:37 pm

I found The final battle from Excalibur. Not the best transfer but Lancelot is the shit.

Edit: Lancelot and Arthur dueling
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Klaudandus » Wed May 25, 2011 2:38 pm

If possible, you should check the whole episode of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_55pRyH_9yU

It explains the difference between movie/tv fencing and what fencing was actually like IRL.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Brekkie » Thu May 26, 2011 5:05 am

The Rob Roy duel is I think one of the best depictions of actual bladed combat.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Klaudandus » Sat May 28, 2011 6:38 am

GRRM: Fantasy Blueballer

This made me laugh.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Pala » Sun May 29, 2011 9:28 am

Some of these work pretty well. http://arrestedwesteros.tumblr.com/ I've finished the first book and am going to get the second today. I don't subscribe to cable so it will be a while before I see the show.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Klaudandus » Mon May 30, 2011 4:34 pm

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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Thalia » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:26 am

VikrumthePally wrote:I too liked the intro with the map. What's interesting is as the story develops the opening map will continue to change so you can keep track of what's going on and where. I think that is a pretty nice touch.

I think the casting is spot on! Although I am a big fan of Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) I really don't think he's gonna steal the scenes he's in. They have built an amazing cast around him; that I think can hold their own.

My one and only gripe about the show is Khal Drogo. He's way too pretty to be some gritty barbarian, again just my opinion. I loved the show!


I haven't read the book so I am not sure if he is a good fit but I am a fan of his stuff. He was in Stargate Atlantis and he is also playing Conan...funny he seems to always fall into the barbaric roles.

And OMG Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) he look sooo different as a blonde...as soon as I saw him with dark hair I remembered how many shows/movies I've seen him in.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Sabindeus » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:39 am

Thalia wrote:
VikrumthePally wrote:I too liked the intro with the map. What's interesting is as the story develops the opening map will continue to change so you can keep track of what's going on and where. I think that is a pretty nice touch.

I think the casting is spot on! Although I am a big fan of Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) I really don't think he's gonna steal the scenes he's in. They have built an amazing cast around him; that I think can hold their own.

My one and only gripe about the show is Khal Drogo. He's way too pretty to be some gritty barbarian, again just my opinion. I loved the show!


I haven't read the book so I am not sure if he is a good fit but I am a fan of his stuff. He was in Stargate Atlantis and he is also playing Conan...funny he seems to always fall into the barbaric roles.

And OMG Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) he look sooo different as a blonde...as soon as I saw him with dark hair I remembered how many shows/movies I've seen him in.


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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Brekkie » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:59 pm

NOOO NOT SYRIO!!! PICK UP THE SWORD DAMNIT!! PICK ONE UP!!! GAAAAA

He was my favorite character, along with Arya. =(
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Sabindeus » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:15 pm

Brekkie wrote:NOOO NOT SYRIO!!! PICK UP THE SWORD DAMNIT!! PICK ONE UP!!! GAAAAA

He was my favorite character, along with Arya. =(


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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Chasey » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:07 pm

I love this series or however you define what HBO is doing to it. My hatered for the Lanisters grows with every scene. I also love the suspense that the end of every episode leaves me in.
A few things:
Dany - There is some very slow charcter devolopment going on but I love how the actor is playing it.
Is it me or does it seem like the WHOLE realm is against the Starks? It seems like they are a pretty noble and get shit on for it.
Does Tyroin's journey home remind you of the Billy Goats Gruff? But instead of riddles he has to promise gold and weapons...lol
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Levantine » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:06 pm

Dany and Tyrion have been my favs in the book and by the looks of it they're more than shaping up to continue the tradition. I'm not sure I even like any of the Starks except Arya, they're all noble to the point of being utterly predictable for their enemies.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:04 am

Brekkie wrote:NOOO NOT SYRIO!!! PICK UP THE SWORD DAMNIT!! PICK ONE UP!!! GAAAAA

He was my favorite character, along with Arya. =(

Yeahhh right there with you.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:44 am

Syrio was so hammy which is what made him so fun.

And Tyrion continues being the best character around.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Aerron » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:27 am

Levantine wrote:Dany and Tyrion have been my favs in the book and by the looks of it they're more than shaping up to continue the tradition. I'm not sure I even like any of the Starks except Arya, they're all noble to the point of being utterly predictable for their enemies.


Martin's characters all have some pretty dynamic elements. Characters you absolutely hate in one book can surprise you in another.

I know I'm in the minority, but I just don't like Arya. It's like Martin was saying "oh, she's this little wolf girl, who's a tomboy outcast and she's a ***** (spoilers)and a ********(spoilers) and a ******(yep here too)! You're going to LOVE her!" ... except that no, no I don't. Maybe if he didn't cram her down my throat so much.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Sabindeus » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:40 am

Aerron wrote:I know I'm in the minority, but I just don't like Arya. It's like Martin was saying "oh, she's this little wolf girl, who's a tomboy outcast and she's a ***** (spoilers)and a ********(spoilers) and a ******(yep here too)! You're going to LOVE her!" ... except that no, no I don't. Maybe if he didn't cram her down my throat so much.


Well I mean she's a main character. She's only being shoved down your throat as much as any other main character.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Aerron » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:00 am

Sabindeus wrote:
Aerron wrote:I know I'm in the minority, but I just don't like Arya. It's like Martin was saying "oh, she's this little wolf girl, who's a tomboy outcast and she's a ***** (spoilers)and a ********(spoilers) and a ******(yep here too)! You're going to LOVE her!" ... except that no, no I don't. Maybe if he didn't cram her down my throat so much.


Well I mean she's a main character. She's only being shoved down your throat as much as any other main character.


I'm not really refering to her exposure time as opposed to any other main PoV. I'm more getting at the fact that she's just sort of set up from the get go to be a "fan favorite" and her Plot Armor is pretty thick.

Jon Snow is another in that category, but I still enjoy his character because he's actually likable. I enjoy his chapters, whereas with Arya it's more "gotta read through this crap to get to the next one." But I suspect everyone has their own characters they feel this way about.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:11 am

You want unlikeable? Try Sansa.

Everything that has happened to the Stark family can be directly, or indirectly, traced back to her -- this is more prevalent in the book of course and, yeah, she gets better in book 4 but still pisses me off to no end.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Aerron » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:23 am

Klaudandus wrote:You want unlikeable? Try Sansa.

Everything that has happened to the Stark family can be directly, or indirectly, traced back to her -- this is more prevalent in the book of course and, yeah, she gets better in book 4 but still pisses me off to no end.


Granted, but she fucks up because she's a 12 year old kid (a fact most ppl seem to forget) who's been pretty sheltered her whole life and is consequentially pretty damn naive when we first meet her. Maybe if Ned had just sat her down and said "hey, that Cersei chick is a bitch" things would have turned out differently. Nothing she did was really malicious, other than in a pretty normal sibling rivalry way at certain points.

So she learns and grows. I didn't care for her much in Game of Thrones, but she's become more interesting since.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Sabindeus » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:30 am

in fact at the beginning of Game of Thrones, Sansa is 11

Of course she was subject to the age increasing that all the kiddies got in the tv series
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:33 am

I've just picked up the first book and intend to start reading it soon. One thing I'm concerned about is there doesn't seem to be any kind of resolution coming up in the tv series... please tell me the book does tie up loose ends! Invis read some nasty commentary from the author along the lines of it takes years for him to put out a book and he swore that if he died before he'd published the end of his storyline, he'd burn his notes so that nobody else could continue the storyline. Makes me a bit nervous about starting a book series that may never end.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Sabindeus » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:35 am

Nikachelle wrote:I've just picked up the first book and intend to start reading it soon. One thing I'm concerned about is there doesn't seem to be any kind of resolution coming up in the tv series... please tell me the book does tie up loose ends! Invis read some nasty commentary from the author along the lines of it takes years for him to put out a book and he swore that if he died before he'd published the end of his storyline, he'd burn his notes so that nobody else could continue the storyline. Makes me a bit nervous about starting a book series that may never end.


Yep, get nervous. Resolution? Ha! The great and mighty GRRM cares not for your worldly concepts of "resolution".

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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:52 am

*quickly returns the book*
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby cerwillis » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:59 am

He is also decidedly against Fan Fiction.
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