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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon May 20, 2013 8:31 pm

Gaucho wrote:My, what a cheerful wedding.


MAJOR STORM OF SWORDS (and possibly this season) SPOILER

Spoiler:
You think that wedding was "cheerful"? Wait until the other 2 that are about to happen. I really wanted to post "There will be 3 weddings this season....people will die at 2 of them..."
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Mon May 20, 2013 8:45 pm

Crap, to click or not to click...
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby blackjack68 on Mon May 20, 2013 8:47 pm

Gaucho wrote:Crap, to click or not to click...

Don't.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Mon May 20, 2013 8:51 pm

blackjack68 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Crap, to click or not to click...

Don't.


Hm, I don't really mind spoilers. I mean, I even checked wiki to see if Joffrey
Spoiler:
died the slow and painful death he deserves, preferrably at the hands of Arya

Man, was I disappointed.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby stopper40 on Mon May 20, 2013 8:55 pm

Gaucho wrote:My, what a cheerful wedding.


Tywinn looked like he wanted to strangle Joffery
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Mon May 20, 2013 8:55 pm

Well, that spoiler was harmless, PFiDC.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon May 20, 2013 8:59 pm

Maybe, but before I picked up book one I was hanging out with 2 friends, one of which just finished Storm of Swords. He said "Wow. I can't believe (edit)"

Now, I hadn't started the books so I had no idea what he was talking about. But after I did start it hit me how major that spoiler was and that it was 3 books away from happening.

Storm of Swords spoiler.

Spoiler:
Yeah...so I started the series knowing Robb died. **** you Will Pullen...
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Mon May 20, 2013 9:31 pm

be very careful on reading any wiki sights. I go to read up on some ancient history and then get blind sided by some a-hole linking it back to a huge event for no reason at all.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon May 20, 2013 10:01 pm

the wicked child wrote:I thought that in the book the dagger disintegrated... But since it clearly didn't here... Yeah, idiot.


Did it not in the episode? I read this before just now watching it and was looking for it.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon May 20, 2013 10:08 pm

I thought it was lying on the ground afterwards
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby canaan on Tue May 21, 2013 9:53 am

im surprised the book maniacs didnt make a stink about the way Daario (stormcrows/second sons) looks.


also, via reddit

Image

lol
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby AlexPKeaton on Tue May 21, 2013 9:56 am

I read the books, but I don't understand why people would get upset that the show doesn't exactly follow the books. GRRM is working on the show as well lol. It is not like they are trashing his works without his consent, he is helping them. Plus GRRM got his start working on TV stuff, so he knows the business.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Tue May 21, 2013 10:00 am

Daario threw me off a bit, but not really enough to complain about it. I was expecting more of a badass pirate type of character, but whatever.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby canaan on Tue May 21, 2013 10:14 am

AlexPKeaton wrote:I read the books, but I don't understand why people would get upset that the show doesn't exactly follow the books. GRRM is working on the show as well lol. It is not like they are trashing his works without his consent, he is helping them. Plus GRRM got his start working on TV stuff, so he knows the business.

its nothing crazy major, but you envision a guy to be a certain way and when he looks like everybody else, he doesnt have the "stand out" aspect to him. He probably would've looked goofy with dyed blue hair and a relatively silly goatee.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Tue May 21, 2013 10:15 am

I hope Daario dies rather sooner and later.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby newarenanow on Tue May 21, 2013 10:17 am

I'm the opposite, I'm reading the books after I've watched the show. The two guys that have thrown me off reading vs how they are in the books are Tyrion and Ser Jorah Mormont.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue May 21, 2013 10:31 am

I'm doing the same and Tyrion is definitely off haha.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Tue May 21, 2013 10:42 am

Gaucho wrote:I hope Daario dies rather sooner and later.


Spoiler:
you have some waiting to do
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Tue May 21, 2013 11:23 am

DelPen wrote:
Gaucho wrote:I hope Daario dies rather sooner and later.


Spoiler:
you have some waiting to do


Spoiler:
As long as the creep doesn't marry Danaerys...
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby blackjack68 on Tue May 21, 2013 1:23 pm

Gaucho wrote:I hope Daario dies rather sooner and later.


Is it the big teeth?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Tue May 21, 2013 2:27 pm

AlexPKeaton wrote:I read the books, but I don't understand why people would get upset that the show doesn't exactly follow the books. GRRM is working on the show as well lol. It is not like they are trashing his works without his consent, he is helping them. Plus GRRM got his start working on TV stuff, so he knows the business.


There were people upset because Sansa kneeled to assist Tyrion when placing the cloak on her. In the books she (in her mind) refused to kneel.

So yeah...
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Tue May 21, 2013 10:45 pm

I try not to get too riled up over much... especially minor details like Sansa kneeling. That said, I think a lot of the least successful moments of the show have stemmed from when they strayed greatly from the original story.

I saw someone mention elsewhere that if HBO had a spinoff show that was nothing but Bronn and Tyrion drinking wine and bs-ing they would tune in for 10 seasons. I can't say I disagree.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed May 22, 2013 1:50 pm

This may be an obtuse reference, but has anyone read the book and then watched the movie Hart's War?

Essentially, the only similarities between the film and book was that they both took place in a P.O.W. camp. :lol: It was like the studio bought the rights to the book, noticed that they had already greenlit another P.O.W. movie, and just changed the name and paid the author.

It's all a bit silly to whinge about the differences between the novels and TV series, but some of these people have been reading (and re-reading and re-reading) these books since Bill Clinton was president. 15 years of buildup and expectations...and their character doesn't have the right color eyes (Dany, for instance, is supposed to have violet eyes). Oh wait, that is ridiculous. :lol:
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Wed May 22, 2013 2:02 pm

The thing with Dany not having violet eyes, that's a huge trait of being a Targerian. It's weird that they didn't pick an easy trait to keep with wither post-cgi or contacts. But that's the book, as long as they keep that out of further descriptions then fine.
since there's some potential but nothing earth shattering if you have read through Storm of Swords:
A lot of changes are done to reduce new character intros, which would be insane at this point, and pacing for a TV show. They completely revamped Arya and harrenhall but it actually made more sense in the show. Robb's wife being different was fine, Gendry being substituted for a different bastard is fine, small points of the Sansa-Tyrion wedding, still fine. Even the company that Daario is part of is different in the show but there are like 5 companies of mercenaries, no issue really reducing them.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby canaan on Fri May 24, 2013 12:18 pm

http://imgur.com/a/c1rnE

GoT if it were set in the '90s
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