George R.R. Martin

Forum for posts that are not hockey-related.

Moderators: Three Stars, dagny, pfim, netwolf

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sun May 26, 2013 12:41 pm

Mother of Ferrets

Also, still bitter that they're showing Liberace instead of GoT tonight.
the wicked child
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 16,771
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:11 pm
Location: :scared:

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Mon May 27, 2013 7:41 pm

aFfC:

Spoiler:
Does this book get interesting, ever? 390 pages of exposition and counting...I enjoy Martin's writing style but not enough to slog through 30 chapters about the boring Brienne plot line. Ugh.
DontToewsMeBro
AHL'er
AHL'er
 
Posts: 3,321
Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:31 pm

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon May 27, 2013 7:50 pm

DontToewsMeBro wrote:aFfC:

Spoiler:
Does this book get interesting, ever? 390 pages of exposition and counting...I enjoy Martin's writing style but not enough to slog through 30 chapters about the boring Brienne plot line. Ugh.

Spoiler:
Yeah. There are some boring ass parts, but I would say the Lannister story line is quite interesting.
the wicked child
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 16,771
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:11 pm
Location: :scared:

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Mon May 27, 2013 7:52 pm

the wicked child wrote:
DontToewsMeBro wrote:aFfC:

Spoiler:
Does this book get interesting, ever? 390 pages of exposition and counting...I enjoy Martin's writing style but not enough to slog through 30 chapters about the boring Brienne plot line. Ugh.

Spoiler:
Yeah. There are some boring ass parts, but I would say the Lannister story line is quite interesting.


Spoiler:
I definitely find myself skimming most of the other story lines--besides Arya's. Martin writes Cersei's chapters very well (Tyrion ( :( ) and Jaime's also, to a lesser extent).
DontToewsMeBro
AHL'er
AHL'er
 
Posts: 3,321
Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:31 pm

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon May 27, 2013 7:57 pm

DontToewsMeBro wrote:
Spoiler:
I definitely find myself skimming most of the other story lines--besides Arya's. Martin writes Cersei's chapters very well (Tyrion ( :( ) and Jaime's also, to a lesser extent).

Spoiler:
Yeah, forgot about Arya as well. That book is definitely a mixed bag.
the wicked child
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 16,771
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:11 pm
Location: :scared:

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Mon May 27, 2013 9:45 pm

I have a feeling once the show catches up with AFfC and ADwD, they will be taking a lot of liberties to make the show more interesting. Could be a possible rare instance where changing the book would be a good thing.
Spangler
ECHL'er
ECHL'er
 
Posts: 1,364
Joined: Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:31 am
Location: www.reviewjunkies.com

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon May 27, 2013 10:00 pm

Yeah... I'm expecting them to omit and/or heavily modify a lot of the story lines from those books.... there is so much there that just has no bearing on the overall story. and way too many characters for a tv show. (yes, there are many more than we have now)

We'll probably start getting into those books sometime next season. They are going to catch up to Martin eventually as I think they're going to maybe get through Season 5 with the current material. Assuming he releases Winds of Winter next year, that gives him maybe 2-3 years to finish the final book in time for the show.
the wicked child
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 16,771
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:11 pm
Location: :scared:

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue May 28, 2013 11:17 am

Season 4 casting news (not sure if it should be spoilered, but here it is)
Spoiler:
Martin revealed at a Q&A that auditions were being held for Styr the Magnar of Thenn, Mace Tyrell and Oberyn Martell.

http://winteriscoming.net/2013/05/grrm- ... being-cast
Digitalgypsy66
AHL Hall of Famer
AHL Hall of Famer
 
Posts: 9,175
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:21 pm
Location: Roger Roger.

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby WDWBurghGooner on Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:55 pm

I had that spoiled for me and it was still insane.
WDWBurghGooner
ECHL'er
ECHL'er
 
Posts: 856
Joined: Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:42 pm
Location: Vulcania

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:01 pm

Wow....... Even having read the books... that was still... wow.
the wicked child
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 16,771
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:11 pm
Location: :scared:

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Firebird on Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:06 pm

HOLY HELL. I NEVER SAW THAT COMING ....
Firebird
AHL'er
AHL'er
 
Posts: 2,768
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:12 pm

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby columbia on Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:08 pm

Firebird wrote:HOLY HELL. I NEVER SAW THAT COMING ....
columbia
NHL Third Liner
NHL Third Liner
 
Posts: 47,583
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:13 am
Location: If you don't have a seat at the table, you're probably on the menu.

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:15 pm

Major SoS/Episode 9 spoilers
Spoiler:
It's almost hard for me to believe it, but I actually feel more sick having watched that than when I read it... Seeing it made it that much more real. Pure massacre.

I remember when I first read it, I was actually more pissed off that Joffrey got to gloat about it than I was that Robb was dead.

This was incredibly well done though.

Prediction for the finale (more SoS spoilers)
Spoiler:
I think Balon is going to take a little tumble. I almost thought that it might not happen till next season, but they showed Yara in the previews and I doubt she's making a token appearance this late in the season.

I think a lot of people will only remember this episode for a single scene, but I thought it was an excellent episode throughout. Bravo D&D.
the wicked child
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 16,771
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:11 pm
Location: :scared:

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby AlexPKeaton on Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:30 pm

I have been waiting for this episode just to see the reactions around the net.

Image
AlexPKeaton
NHL Healthy Scratch
NHL Healthy Scratch
 
Posts: 12,708
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:46 am
Location: Malkinite Compound

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby WDWBurghGooner on Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:47 pm

Spoiler:
I haven't read the books and I only know minimal spoilers including tonight's episode.

Rob was definitely one of my favorite characters so it sucks to lose him. There was a bit of foreshadowing at the beginning of this episode that I thought was a nice touch. John Show leaving Ygritte was a bit of a surprise but I think it's all a ploy.

Bold predicton: Eventually Arya is either going to be "King" of the North or attempt to become so. Hotpie is either going to be her love interest or she will find out him dead.
WDWBurghGooner
ECHL'er
ECHL'er
 
Posts: 856
Joined: Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:42 pm
Location: Vulcania

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby AlexPKeaton on Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:51 pm

I just gotta say, the Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark - Robb's mother), hit it out of the park with her performance tonight. If there is an award for the best acting in a single episode she should win it.
AlexPKeaton
NHL Healthy Scratch
NHL Healthy Scratch
 
Posts: 12,708
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:46 am
Location: Malkinite Compound

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:52 pm

AlexPKeaton wrote:I just gotta say, the Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark - Robb's mother), hit it out of the park with her performance tonight. If there is an award for the best acting in a single episode she should win it.

Definitely. She nailed it.
the wicked child
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 16,771
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:11 pm
Location: :scared:

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:54 pm

Just took a tour of the episode thread on hbo.com... not unlike PR after a Pens' loss.
the wicked child
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 16,771
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:11 pm
Location: :scared:

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:00 pm

haha. I haven't watched the episode yet (don't have HBO) but I knew this would be the episode that the Red Wedding goes down...glad to see that they portrayed it well. Can't wait to watch.
DontToewsMeBro
AHL'er
AHL'er
 
Posts: 3,321
Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:31 pm

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Pucks_and_Pols on Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:04 pm

that episode was the most brutal/holy (crap) moment of the series for me when I read the books. I remember being so stunned I litteraly struggled at work the next day coming to grasp with what I had read the night before, don't know what that says about me that I let it affect me that much.
Pucks_and_Pols
Junior 'A'
Junior 'A'
 
Posts: 288
Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:47 am

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby GSdrums87 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:31 pm

Well, that's gonna screw up my whole day.
GSdrums87
ECHL'er
ECHL'er
 
Posts: 2,243
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:53 pm

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:19 am

Wow. Hard to watch knowing what was going to happen. It was awkward the whole time
PensFanInDC
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 24,206
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:28 pm
Location: Fredneck

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby blackjack68 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:26 am

WDWBurghGooner wrote:I had that spoiled for me and it was still insane.
blackjack68
NHL Healthy Scratch
NHL Healthy Scratch
 
Posts: 10,307
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:12 am
Location: formerly Pittsburgh, now NJ

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby SolidSnake on Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:59 am

Incredible episode
SolidSnake
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 19,129
Joined: Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:41 pm
Location: Winners don't use drugs.- William S. Sessions.

Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Godric on Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:04 am

I knew it was coming. Still **** my mood up.

Now for poor Tyrion :-/
Godric
AHL All-Star
AHL All-Star
 
Posts: 6,240
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:19 am
Location: Switch the style up and if they hate, let em hate and watch the money pile up

PreviousNext

Return to NHR

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Admin, blackjack68, malkinshair, meow, OutofFoil and 6 guests


e-mail