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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:59 pm

Cast of Mad Men reacts to this week's episode (graphic):
http://www.happyplace.com/24334/mad-men ... of-thrones
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:03 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:Cast of Mad Men reacts to this week's episode (graphic):
http://www.happyplace.com/24334/mad-men ... of-thrones


:thumb:
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:55 pm

DelPen wrote:Does everyone agree Storm of Swords is the best book?

SOS is definitely the best book. It's not often when a book can make me happy, sad, angry to the point of wanting to punch a wall and such. It legitimately affected my emotions in a profound manner, which is something that does not happen often for me in a book. Sure, plenty of books have their ups and downs but this is really unlike anything else I've read. (Not saying it's my favorite book, or greatetsbookever but I have to give mad props to GRRM on this one)

DelPen wrote: for material keeping in line with minimal character and plot introductions outside the main characters we still have this after season 4 wraps up:

Spoiler:
-Restoration of the Faith Militant
-Mention of siege at Dragonstone and Loras
-Cersei imprisoned for her crimes by the Faith
-Jaime's dealing with the Riverlands
-Brienne and Pod's search for Sansa and then finding Lady Stoneheart
-Littlefinger winning over the lords of the Vale
-The Kingsmoot and rise of the Crow's Eye
-Revelation in Dorne of their plans to align with Dany
-Sam traveling South
-Jon executing Janos and then being betrayed
-Bran finding the 3-eyed crow
-Tyrion making hsi way to Meereen with Griif, Auegon and eventually Jorah
-Drogon coming in during the fights and taking Dany away
-Qunetin being killed by the dragons
-Arya's transformation into an assasin
-Theon capturing Deepwood Motte
-Jayne Poole and Ramsey and then Mance coming in to rescue them
-Stannis deciding to attack Winterfell
-Cersei does her walk of shame and meets Robert the Strong
-The golden company invades the storm lands with Aegon and Griff
-Victarion's voyage to Slaver's Bay

And that's pretty much it...


That seems like a fairly solid condensation of the "important" stuff. I would add:
Spoiler:
The "death" of Davos and his charge to find Rickon and Osha
I forgot about a couple of those until I read your list. Question is, how much of these do they start to touch upon next season, and do they intend to stretch this part of the story over more than Season 5? They certainly have the material, but if they truly are targeting 7 seasons, I am expecting them to cover most of 4/5 during season 5 and then devoting 6 to "book 6" and 7 to "book 7"... where they could very well be going off of notes/hints from GRRM because there is no chance in hell that the final book is out by 2016 (when Season 6 would happen and they would need to start shooting 7).

We'll see how it goes...
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:10 am

i need more than 10 eps/season
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Dickie Dunn on Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:26 am

Spoiler:
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Spoiler only because its a big picture.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby newarenanow on Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:33 am

^^^^ That is awesome.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:07 am

Just got through the House of the Undying part with Daenarys in a Clash of Kings. Definitely my favorite "chapter" for her thus far, it was way more interesting than the way it was handled in the show.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:17 am

It was very disappointing in the show. I didn't read the books, but it seemed half-arsed.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:30 am

It was the single most disappointing part of the show so far for a book reader. That scene is so amazing in the books yet it was terrible in the show.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:42 am

Yeah I normally dread reading those segments, but that was one of my favorite parts of the 1.5+ books i've read.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby AlexPKeaton on Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:51 am

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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:09 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:Just got through the House of the Undying part with Daenarys in a Clash of Kings. Definitely my favorite "chapter" for her thus far, it was way more interesting than the way it was handled in the show.


Favorite part was
Spoiler:
Seeing the man with a dire wolf's head on a thrown forshadowing Robb's death and what they do to him and Grey Wind.


^^^only because this might pop up in the next episode
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:17 pm

DelPen wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:Just got through the House of the Undying part with Daenarys in a Clash of Kings. Definitely my favorite "chapter" for her thus far, it was way more interesting than the way it was handled in the show.


Favorite part was
Spoiler:
Seeing the man with a dire wolf's head on a thrown forshadowing Robb's death and what they do to him and Grey Wind.


^^^only because this might pop up in the next episode


This sounds sick, but I hope they show that in the final episode. That's the part that got to me the most. It was the final gut punch to a horrible event.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Kaizer on Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:07 pm

I'm reading the books and watching the show, and I have no clue who the hell davos is.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Hockeynut! on Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:28 pm

He's the guy Stanus was keeping in jail, isn't he?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby newarenanow on Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:52 pm

Honestly, my favorite story arc so far is Arya.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:16 pm

Kaizer wrote:I'm reading the books and watching the show, and I have no clue who the hell davos is.


You don't know who the Onion Knight is? Really?

Hand to the King? Lead the ships in the Battle of Blackwater? Smuggled Melisandre into Dragonstone to have her birth the shadow?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:17 pm

newarenanow wrote:Honestly, my favorite story arc so far is Arya.


This is one area that pacing for the TV show really cleaned up a lot.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Godric on Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:30 pm

newarenanow wrote:Honestly, my favorite story arc so far is Arya.


mine as well
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Shyster on Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:03 pm

DelPen wrote:
Kaizer wrote:I'm reading the books and watching the show, and I have no clue who the hell davos is.

You don't know who the Onion Knight is? Really?
Hand to the King? Lead the ships in the Battle of Blackwater? Smuggled Melisandre into Dragonstone to have her birth the shadow?

Also, he's one of the few honest and honorable people who's still alive.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:29 pm

I really enjoyed Davos in the books. He's an extremely interesting character. I don't know that it comes across in the show as much.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby ajh2298 on Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:11 pm

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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:16 am

The drummer in the Red Wedding Band is Will Champion of Coldplay. /csb
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:16 am

is the finale 4 hours long? if not, i will be disappointed.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby stopper40 on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:25 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:is the finale 4 hours long? if not, i will be disappointed.


Prepare for disappointment. Accoring to HBO's website, it's the standard 57 minutes long
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