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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:47 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:ah. also, those stupid valryians were stupid for not expecting anything for danaerys


Why would they? She, at the time she showed up, was nothing more than a silly little girl with a worthless horde of broke down barbarians with her.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:55 am

I am hoping to make the girl drive to Pittsburgh tonight and finish up A Game of Thrones.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:08 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:ah. also, those stupid valryians were stupid for not expecting anything for danaerys


Why would they? She, at the time she showed up, was nothing more than a silly little girl with a worthless horde of broke down barbarians with her.


if someone is giving away the most powerful asset in the world, i think the recipient should at least be cognizant of potential subterfuge. also - i would think that most valryians would know that the targaryens have that in their blood line? i am not sure if that is explained more in the book but since people are so provincial i assume it would be pretty well known.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:12 pm

I don't understand how Danaerys wasn't killed in the world they exist in.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:19 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:ah. also, those stupid valryians were stupid for not expecting anything for danaerys


Why would they? She, at the time she showed up, was nothing more than a silly little girl with a worthless horde of broke down barbarians with her.


if someone is giving away the most powerful asset in the world, i think the recipient should at least be cognizant of potential subterfuge. also - i would think that most valryians would know that the targaryens have that in their blood line? i am not sure if that is explained more in the book but since people are so provincial i assume it would be pretty well known.


In the books Westeros, to the rest of the world, is some crapsplat stain on the map that they would rather never deal with. They are the hicks, rednecks, and underlings of the world.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:19 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:I don't understand how Danaerys wasn't killed in the world they exist in.


Can you be more specific? She has been protected since the revolution
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:23 pm

She frequently walks with a couple of slave girls through towns and caravans. Rather than trying to poison her, she should have just been decapitated.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:29 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:She frequently walks with a couple of slave girls through towns and caravans. Rather than trying to poison her, she should have just been decapitated.


Can't argue with that...
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:36 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:ah. also, those stupid valryians were stupid for not expecting anything for danaerys


Why would they? She, at the time she showed up, was nothing more than a silly little girl with a worthless horde of broke down barbarians with her.


if someone is giving away the most powerful asset in the world, i think the recipient should at lea be cognizant of potential subterfuge. also - i would think that most valryians would know that the targaryens have that in their blood line? i am not sure if that is explained more in the book but since people are so provincial i assume it would be pretty well known.


In the books Westeros, to the rest of the world, is some crapsplat stain on the map that they would rather never deal with. They are the hicks, rednecks, and underlings of the world.


so do we start learning about the other areas other than westeros?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:03 pm

You already are. Qarth, Valaryia, Dothrak...
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Shyster on Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:59 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote: i would think that most valryians would know that the targaryens have that in their blood line? i am not sure if that is explained more in the book but since people are so provincial i assume it would be pretty well known.

The people in that city speak a form of Valyrian because they were once conquered by Valyria, but they are not Valyrian themselves. The nation of Valyria was destroyed by what was probably a massive volcanic eruption around 500 years before the events of A Game of Thrones. The people in Astapor speak a form of Valyrian for the same reason that most people in South American speak Spanish or Portuguese.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:02 pm

Because its easy to learn?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:38 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:ah. also, those stupid valryians were stupid for not expecting anything for danaerys

Blind greed for one, and they saw her as a dumb woman for two... I don't think any of them really considered her a threat.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:13 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:so why did they release theon just to have the same guy come back and capture him...?


Part to torture him and part because the guy who let him go wanted a reward for capturing him


I'm not sure how to reply to this as it will reveal spoilers, so I'll just leave a spoiler tag that can be viewed at ones own discretion.

Spoiler:
The guy that let Theon go and promptly recaptured him is actually Ramsey Snow; the guy who is in command of everyone there. His cruelty is arguable worse than Joffrey's. He's playing one big game with Theon purely for amusement.

Theon's chapters were one of the best in the 5th book, so I really can't wait to see how it will play out on the show.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby SolidSnake on Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:23 pm

Spangler wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:so why did they release theon just to have the same guy come back and capture him...?


Part to torture him and part because the guy who let him go wanted a reward for capturing him


I'm not sure how to reply to this as it will reveal spoilers, so I'll just leave a spoiler tag that can be viewed at ones own discretion.

Spoiler:
The guy that let Theon go and promptly recaptured him is actually Ramsey Snow; the guy who is in command of everyone there. His cruelty is arguable worse than Joffrey's. He's playing one big game with Theon purely for amusement.

Theon's chapters were one of the best in the 5th book, so I really can't wait to see how it will play out on the show.

Spoilers so it doesn't mess anyone else up please, but does anyone end up saving Theon?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:58 pm

SolidSnake wrote:Spoilers so it doesn't mess anyone else up please, but does anyone end up saving Theon?


Spoiler:
The details are a little fuzzy for me, but Theon eventually escapes on his own power. Ramsey marries (who he thinks is) Arya, but she is really an imposter; one of Sansa's old friends in Winterfell. Being the wife of Ramsey is one of the worst punishments imaginable, so "Arya" begs Theon to help her escape. Theon, who is scared to death at this point, doesn't want to, but he reluctantly helps her escape anyway. His chapters end at this point, so it's unclear what happens from there until the next book is released. George Martin did release a Theon, sneak preview chapter on his website. I'm not sure if it's still posted.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby SolidSnake on Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:02 pm

Spangler wrote:
SolidSnake wrote:Spoilers so it doesn't mess anyone else up please, but does anyone end up saving Theon?


Spoiler:
The details are a little fuzzy for me, but Theon eventually escapes on his own power. Ramsey marries (who he thinks is) Arya, but she is really an imposter; one of Sansa's old friends in Winterfell. Being the wife of Ramsey is one of the worst punishments imaginable, so "Arya" begs Theon to help her escape. Theon, who is scared to death at this point, doesn't want to, but he reluctantly helps her escape anyway. His chapters end at this point, so it's unclear what happens from there until the next book is released. George Martin did release a Theon, sneak preview chapter on his website. I'm not sure if it's still posted.

Thank you :thumb:
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby WDWBurghGooner on Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:28 pm

Spoiler:
Just realized that the guy who cuts off Jamie's hand is definitely the band manager from Almost Famous.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:00 pm

In terms of progression within the book, where is the show currently? And how many books total?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:51 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:In terms of progression within the book, where is the show currently? And how many books total?

There are five books printed currently. Martin is working on book number six, Winds of Winter. Release date unknown.

The show is currently on the third book, which may be spread out over two TV seasons.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:19 pm

Solid episode. Nothing earth shattering but things are moving along. Quite a bit on the horizon...

Storm Of Swords spoilers
Spoiler:
It looks like the Red Wedding is likely to happen soon.. I'll be surprised if they drag it out till episode 9. 7 seems likely at this rate (and was written by Martin)... we shall see.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby columbia on Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:20 pm

Maybe John Snow won't be so brooding, now that he's gotten some action?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:45 am

Fantastic episode. Lot's of character development happening setting up what happens next. I liked seeing Stannis the family man, and seeing more as to why Davos is likable. Hopefully seeing a broken Jamie's insight into why he's a kingslayer is enough to change people opinion about him.

Last season, I was constantly distracted by alterations and the pacing that I didn't enjoy the episodes as much until late in the season. This time, I've really really enjoyed each episode, and haven't had many complaints at all.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Godric on Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:08 am

Jamie still fathered that POS joeffery so......
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:34 am

Hey! It was Robert and Cersei who raised him.
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