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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Admin on Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:26 am

Wow, finally saw THE episode. That was craziness. Definitely did not expect that.

What was the significance of the music being played and the guy wearing chainmail (or whatever it's called) under his sleeve?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:28 am

The song was The Rains of Castamere which is a Lannister victory song written about Tywin's pwnage of a noob. It was the signal to start the... Festivities.

Bolton wearing armor was an additional sign that something wasn't right.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:29 am

Comcast had 9-10:10 blocked off for the finale last I looked.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Admin on Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:30 am

the wicked child wrote:The song was The Rains of Castamere which is a Lannister victory song written about Tywin's pwnage of a noob. It was the signal to start the... Festivities.

Bolton wearing armor was an additional sign that something wasn't right.

Thanks!
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:38 am

To add to what wicked child said, Bolton wearing armor meant he was prepared for combat. Why would a guest where chainmail at a peaceful wedding? If you noticed, Rob was wearing finery not meant for combat.

In the books the Red Wedding was met with more resistance by the Stark army inside the hall. The GreatJon Umber (a character in season one that was never shown again) was tricked into a heavy drinking contest to make him easier to subdue. As his name might suggest, he was one tough s.o.b.

On the show, it was a totally one-sided massacre.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:00 am

Now I remember what happened to the Blackfish

Spoiler:
He didn't go to the wedding in the book. He should be back in River Run to see the daily threat of Edmure being hanged until Jaime comes to talk to him meaning I guess he escaped the massacre.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:24 pm

So excited guys! Finally finished two books I've been reading (forever), and now I get to re-read GoT.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby GSdrums87 on Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:27 pm

Yeah, RW definitely made me delve much deeper into the story...had some things spoiled for myself, but now I simply have to start reading.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Admin on Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:02 pm

I've read the first book. Is it safe to read the second/third books without spoiling the show?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:16 pm

Admin wrote:I've read the first book. Is it safe to read the second/third books without spoiling the show?


2nd yes, if reading he 3rd stop when you get to the Red Wedding, Season 3 is only the first half of Storm of Swords.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:16 pm

There will still be a decent amount of book 3 to cover in season 4,but you are clear for book 2.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:40 pm

You are safe to read book 2 and part of book three. I'd stop after the red wedding.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:45 pm

Admin wrote:I've read the first book. Is it safe to read the second/third books without spoiling the show?


Are you going to stop reading and then wait for the show to commence? How aggravating.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:49 pm

Yeah i'm planning to read through everything before next season starts up
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Admin on Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:04 pm

Gaucho wrote:
Admin wrote:I've read the first book. Is it safe to read the second/third books without spoiling the show?


Are you going to stop reading and then wait for the show to commence? How aggravating.

I like being surprised by the show. I hate spoilers.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:19 pm

Book 3 should be finished in Season 4 and they might get into some of 4 and 5... But with the way 4 and 5 are broken up... You might have to wait a couple years to read them... They're not linear like the first 3... They're mostly concurrent.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:09 pm

Just a warning: if you start reading the books and get to the Red Wedding in book 3, there is a 93.2% chance you will keep reading on...that's when the book really starts to pick up, and so much is happening around that point in the book it's pretty incredible.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:58 am

This probably doesn't need spoilered:

http://blog.worldswithoutend.com/2013/06/red-wedding-reax-round-up/

I'm still taken aback by some of the reactions of non-readers. I'd the people who seriously stop watching the show because of the Red Wedding failed to really pay attention so far. Or maybe they confused Fantasy with fantasy.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:59 am

I'm more puzzled about the whole video taping a reaction thing? Do they just film themselves whenever they watch tv? I guess I understand some of the larger groups that may know what's coming but the individuals??
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:23 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:I'm more puzzled about the whole video taping a reaction thing? Do they just film themselves whenever they watch tv? I guess I understand some of the larger groups that may know what's coming but the individuals??


Book readers knew it was coming, so they set up a camera to see their friends' reactions.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:42 pm

Spangler wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:I'm more puzzled about the whole video taping a reaction thing? Do they just film themselves whenever they watch tv? I guess I understand some of the larger groups that may know what's coming but the individuals??


Book readers knew it was coming, so they set up a camera to see their friends' reactions.


Yup. As a book reader, the reactions of those watching the show are pure gold.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:53 pm

Spangler wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:I'm more puzzled about the whole video taping a reaction thing? Do they just film themselves whenever they watch tv? I guess I understand some of the larger groups that may know what's coming but the individuals??


Book readers knew it was coming, so they set up a camera to see their friends' reactions.


What about the people that were watching it themselves? Or what appears to be alone? Or the reaction when Toronto blew the lead against Boston in game 7?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:02 pm

Found a live stream, yay.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:14 pm

Damn. Now we have to wait another 10 months for more.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:21 pm

Ramsay Snow is a hell of a guy. He got Asha, I mean Yara, a #$%^ in a box!
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