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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:34 pm

They are starting to touch on the REAL issue facing their world. Fight for that Iron Throne all you want to people. You have a VERY serious problem coming at you from beyond the wall and it is going to take all of mankind to defeat it.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby steve784 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:30 pm

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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Rylan on Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:20 am

Book Spoiler
Spoiler:
I really lose interest in the story since House Stark basically gets wiped out. Most of the characters outside of that mean nothing to me...


Really sorry everyone :oops:
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:39 am

Crap, why did I read that spoiler?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:20 am

Um yeah... Rylan you should probably add a note about book spoilers to that post.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:49 am

NOOOOOOOOOOO. Well that ruined my morning. Maybe if I start drinking heavily I won't remember I read that.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:05 am

As a note, it's not quite as dire as Rylan made it sound with that spoiler, if that helps.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:01 pm

I'm scared to look. What book was it from?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:19 pm

Spangler wrote:I'm scared to look. What book was it from?

3-5 I guess... made a general statement about the fate of some characters.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Rylan on Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:23 am

I have decided Tyrion Lannister is awesome. He joins my small list of awesome characters.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:30 am

Tyrion is awesome.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:47 am

Spangler wrote:I'm scared to look. What book was it from?

Don't look. It makes watching the series much more interesting/exciting.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:15 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:
Spangler wrote:I'm scared to look. What book was it from?

Don't look. It makes watching the series much more interesting/exciting.


Well I just finished A Feast for Crows, so I know whats going to happen. It's that elusive 5th book that I keep dodging.

I can't have it both ways, but I kinda wish I went into the tv show blind to the books like I did with the 1st season. I just can't wait 2-3 years to find out what happens next.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby columbia on Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:32 pm

I just put the first season in my Netflix Q.
Is this going to be like smoking and I'm going to be addicted faster than I realize?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Rylan on Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:56 pm

columbia wrote:I just put the first season in my Netflix Q.
Is this going to be like smoking and I'm going to be addicted faster than I realize?



Yep
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:16 pm

At least the show fans just need to wait a year before the next season. Book fans wait 5+ years for the next book in comparison.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:43 pm

I really hope the wait for Book 6 isn't 5 years... I was fortunate enough that book 5 came out right before I finished 4 so I had no wait.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:12 pm

the wicked child wrote:I really hope the wait for Book 6 isn't 5 years... I was fortunate enough that book 5 came out right before I finished 4 so I had no wait.


I read 2-5 in a row after season 1 on HBO. I'll probably go back and read the first book to see what was different.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:12 pm

the wicked child wrote:I really hope the wait for Book 6 isn't 5 years... I was fortunate enough that book 5 came out right before I finished 4 so I had no wait.


I wouldn't be surprised. He's been doing a few other writing projects like TV shows and the new Dunk and Egg installment. Looks like the next book is hardly a priority.

It's a good thing book 3 is being split into 2 seasons. It buys some time for the next few books. The show may catch up to the books if it lasts that long.

I just bought Dance with Dragons on Amazon for $18. I'm tired of trying to avoid spoilers. It will keep me busy for a while since I'm still in full ASoIaF mode.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:37 pm

Spangler wrote:
the wicked child wrote:I really hope the wait for Book 6 isn't 5 years... I was fortunate enough that book 5 came out right before I finished 4 so I had no wait.


I wouldn't be surprised. He's been doing a few other writing projects like TV shows and the new Dunk and Egg installment. Looks like the next book is hardly a priority.

I know... was just hoping for the best there. :)
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:17 pm

Martin isn't exactly a spring chicken and his stature is a bit like that of samwell, so he better write quick to avoid a Jordan/Wheel of Time debacle.

I also want to note I never read a single WoT book mainly because most who did were pretentious about it. So Im kinda happy the series can't be truly finished.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Fast B on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:28 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:I also want to note I never read a single WoT book mainly because most who did were pretentious about it. So Im kinda happy the series can't be truly finished.


At least you found a way to feel superior about it…? ;)
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:56 pm

If Martin kicks the bucket before he finishes the series... I will probably:

1. cry
2. take a trip to pay my respectspiss on his grave
3. cry moar
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:59 pm

Fast B wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:I also want to note I never read a single WoT book mainly because most who did were pretentious about it. So Im kinda happy the series can't be truly finished.


At least you found a way to feel superior about it…? ;)


The authors I read dont die before finishing a story they've dragged on FOR*PIZZA*ING EVER!

ib4 Bible joke :lol:
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:00 pm

Interview w Martin. Nothing earth shattering, but talks a bit about his writing habits and such. http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/inside/interviews/george-r-r-martin?autoplay=true&cmpid=ABC587
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