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GKarsEye April 14th 11 16:05

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So I've decided to jump on this bandwagon, but also I canceled HBO recently, so there's that.

I tried to start reading Game of Thrones a couple of months ago but couldn't get into it because there's so many names hitting you on the head in the beginning and I just couldn't be bothered to give a shit and was more in a mindset to read nonfiction, anyway.

But then I burnt out on non-fiction so last night I picked up a paperback copy of the book and started again and am more open to revisit the fantasy genre. I do wanna see what all the fuss is about.

As for the series, I'll be waiting for the blu-ray but will check in on reviews and opinions here and there.

GKarsEye April 16th 11 06:26

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Critical update: I'm about 100 pages into the book and I rescinded my order to cancel HBO (because I forgot that this also the channel that has boxing), so yay I can participate in pop culture!

admiraldave April 16th 11 21:40

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Just finished A Clash of Kings. So good. Looking forward to the series.

Alluveal April 17th 11 07:38

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GKE, I think that's great you gave it another shot. I remember quitting the first time in the middle of the prologue. I don't know why, but I did.

Then I started again, got past the prologue and into that first (Bran's) POV and that's all she wrote. :)

Who are your favorite characters so far? Both you and Admiral?

admiraldave April 17th 11 21:16

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Of the POV characters, Tyrion and Bran. Non POV, Renly. No other comments. Well, on to "A Storm of Swords". Out of curiosity, without spoilers, what's everyone's favourite of the series?

GKarsEye April 17th 11 23:32

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Originally Posted by Alluveal (Post 369479)
GKE, I think that's great you gave it another shot. I remember quitting the first time in the middle of the prologue. I don't know why, but I did.

Then I started again, got past the prologue and into that first (Bran's) POV and that's all she wrote. :)

Who are your favorite characters so far? Both you and Admiral?

As of right now I'm already into the 300s. A stormy Saturday and spending most of a a windy Sunday minding a 10-yr old boy addicted to Assassin's Creed provides ample reading opportunity.

Favorite characters? I guess the potential future super-ninja team of John Snow and that tomboy-ish Stark girl. He's a firebrand warrior type, and she's just started taking some weird superman sword lessons, and they're friends and outliers. I don't know how many years this series is covering but it looks they're being set up to be some Wonder Twins like bad-assery.

admiraldave April 18th 11 05:24

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Quite enjoyed the first episode. So gorgeous. Loved the opening credits.

GKarsEye April 18th 11 13:12

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I enjoyed it well enough too and yes mostly because there were landscapes, swords and boobs in HD, but if I wasn't already reading the book concurrently I wouldn't have been able to keep track of who is who. For example when the Starks were brought the news that her sister ran away, I bet anyone who didn't read the book wouldn't have known that this sister was married to the dude laying dead in the beginning.

They raised the ages of younger characters, which isn't surprising considering how young everyone in the book is.

I really liked the opening. Scary monsters! So far in the book they haven't told me more about these monsters and I'm frustrated. I'm afraid nothing as cool as the opening will show up this season.

Casting is excellent, everybody really looks like what was described in the book.

AnlaShokGrey April 19th 11 00:21

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Originally Posted by GKarsEye (Post 369515)
I enjoyed it well enough too and yes mostly because there were landscapes, swords and boobs in HD, but if I wasn't already reading the book concurrently I wouldn't have been able to keep track of who is who. For example when the Starks were brought the news that her sister ran away, I bet anyone who didn't read the book wouldn't have known that this sister was married to the dude laying dead in the beginning.

I haven't read the books (yet), and I was able to figure that out.

Loved it so far. Sure, it's swords-n-lords, but it's also tits, mud, blood, beasts, incest, death... Awesome stuff!

GKarsEye April 19th 11 15:04

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Sure, it's swords-n-lords, but it's also tits, mud, blood, beasts, incest, death... Awesome stuff!
Or as I call it, "the weekend."


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