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Demonn August 18th 11 19:20

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SO... I picked up the first book. Not too far in yet but I gotta say the switching back and forth between characters isn't really bothering me & I normaly hate that.

As far as the show goes I'm gonna probably have to wait for DVD to watch it...

darth_librarian August 25th 11 13:06

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Originally Posted by Demonn (Post 373089)
SO... I picked up the first book. Not too far in yet but I gotta say the switching back and forth between characters isn't really bothering me & I normaly hate that.

Its used heavily in modern genre fiction and Martin is acknowledged as a master of it. He uses it to create high levels of suspense in later books. You may find it infuriating down the line. Its the reason I read these books at x2 the pace of anything else.

Demonn May 18th 17 15:20

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So... however long ago this was I bought the 1st 3 books and after book 1 proceeded to only read Jon Snow chapters. I had planned on going back and rereading everything when somebody told me what happened with Jon at the end of the last book... so, I stopped reading, and did not bother getting into the show.

Years later... somebody at work asked me if I watch GoT, and I told him why I don't. The conversation had taken place after season 5... so then after season 6 started the guy from work told me about how somebody was not dead and then I binge watched all 6 seasons... and I want a dragon.

Season 7 starts in July folks...

KoshFan May 21st 17 03:10

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I never did see Season 2 of the show, due to my HBO connection (i.e. my buddies) moving out of town. I did eventually get some of Season 3, so I think the last thing I saw was the Red Wedding. This means -- as I pointed out to a buddy -- that people who only came in with the series got the answer to "Who are Jon's parents?" before I did, despite me waiting on that answer for… 18 years?

I dunno. I got a little disenchanted with this series… I even sold my books when I had to move.

Looney May 22nd 17 20:24

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I love it. My mother loves it. My father loves it. My cousins love it. My aunt loves it. Most of my friends love it. Having said all this only a few of my friends have read the books, but they love the show and the books. I've never read the books. I have read most of the first book, but like most books I read I put it down once, get busy, and never pick them up again. Can't wait for July. :thumbsup:

Demonn May 23rd 17 14:11

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I just want to see an official reversed House Stark banner for Jon somewhere... then I can wait patiently to watch.

Looney May 24th 17 15:52

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So my mother just found out her husband canceled HBO. He tried to use them getting Netflix as an excuse and told her she would have to wait and watch it on there. As you can imagine his ignorance was not an adequate defense. :lol: :rolleyes: :lol:

Demonn May 24th 17 16:28

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She can watch scenes on Youtube... for FREE. It just gets confusing because you don't know what order anything is in. I'm a pirate GoT watcher... aarrr.

Looney May 26th 17 12:34

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HA! You should see how she reacted when the trailer came out. She knows I won't watch it and I can tell she is just waiting for me to leave to watch it herself. :lol:

Demonn May 29th 17 16:00

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I'm hoping a Dragon drops on the palace, then roasts, and eats Queen Cersei while she's sitting on the Iron Throne... and yes, the D in "Dragon" should ALWAYS be capitalized. We must not upset or offend them.

Looney May 30th 17 13:59

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Originally Posted by Demonn (Post 458378)
and yes, the D in "Dragon" should ALWAYS be capitalized. We must not upset or offend them.

Very good point. I am so ready to start my Season 6 re-watch. Just need to find the time. :wtf: :rolleyes:

Demonn July 13th 17 15:21

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So I'm pumped for G oT... I just bought a house, got a 55" TV, Cable, & free HBO for 3 months. I feel like a snail somebody threw on a calendar... I'm slowly going for Sunday.

hypatia July 16th 17 04:36

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Originally Posted by Demonn (Post 458843)
So I'm pumped for G oT... I just bought a house, got a 55" TV, Cable, & free HBO for 3 months. I feel like a snail somebody threw on a calendar... I'm slowly going for Sunday.

It's last season in a new house with a new big-screen t.v. Nice! :cool:

Demonn July 20th 17 17:16

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Last 2 seasons... ;)

Looney July 20th 17 18:12

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Originally Posted by Demonn (Post 458908)
Last 2 seasons... ;)

Well I am VERY glad I got my Season 6 re-watch done in time. My mom and my aunt did not, so they say they were very lost on what was going on with whom. I loved episode one and I can't wait for more. I really don't like this system. Get a few episodes over several weeks then wait a year - actually more than a year this time.

My complaints about the episode are few. The one that has nothing to do with spoilers is that I really wish they did a better job with passage of time, which I've been complaining about since day one. Some transitions seem so all over the place. It would just be nice if we were told this part was two weeks later and this part is nearly a year later or whatever because some things that happen couldn't possibly happen as quickly as they seem to be happening. I guess they know they would screw it up and get called on it if they got more specific. :rolleyes:

Sinclair July 20th 17 21:27

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I'm with you on it being hard to determine the passages of time. At times it's really hard to distinguish.

Overall though, a nice start to the season!

hypatia July 21st 17 01:13

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I am late to the Game of Thrones, actually. The quality of the writing surprised me. HBO usually gets great actors, but sometimes their writing is not appealing to me. But it really is well written.

Looney July 21st 17 03:21

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Originally Posted by hypatia (Post 458917)
I am late to the Game of Thrones, actually.

How late? Are you caught up to the current season?

Demonn July 24th 17 15:36

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Well... I enjoyed ep 2 more than 1, it's starting to pick up. They make you wait however long and then I was disappointed with ep 1.

Looney July 24th 17 16:12

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Originally Posted by Demonn (Post 458938)
Well... I enjoyed ep 2 more than 1, it's starting to pick up. They make you wait however long and then I was disappointed with ep 1.

OH WOW! I am about to go watch episode 2. I can't wait to see it since you think 1 was a disappointment. ;)

Demonn July 27th 17 04:51

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I think Ep 1 started great and ended well, I just wanted more from it... so I was disappointed.

hypatia July 29th 17 03:13

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Originally Posted by Looney (Post 458923)
Quote:

Originally Posted by hypatia (Post 458917)
I am late to the Game of Thrones, actually.

How late? Are you caught up to the current season?

Yes, I got caught up before the start of this season.

Looney July 30th 17 13:51

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Originally Posted by hypatia (Post 458962)
Yes, I got caught up before the start of this season.

Well when this Season ends it will likely be tougher for you than it is for others whom have been watching since the beginning. I know my mother and my aunt got caught up very quickly so they could watch Season 5 and 6 respectively. My mother binge watched Seasons 1-4 in a VERY short span of time to be ready for the Season 5 premier. My aunt watched Seasons 1-5 with my mother the next year in not as short a period of time to be ready for Season 6. Both found it infuriating that after watching so much of the show over relatively small periods of time they had to wait a year or more to watch the next season. And now it sounds like we will be waiting even longer for Season 8. :scream: :scream:

hypatia July 30th 17 20:21

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Originally Posted by Looney (Post 458972)
Well when this Season ends it will likely be tougher for you than it is for others whom have been watching since the beginning. I know my mother and my aunt got caught up very quickly so they could watch Season 5 and 6 respectively. My mother binge watched Seasons 1-4 in a VERY short span of time to be ready for the Season 5 premier. My aunt watched Seasons 1-5 with my mother the next year in not as short a period of time to be ready for Season 6. Both found it infuriating that after watching so much of the show over relatively small periods of time they had to wait a year or more to watch the next season. And now it sounds like we will be waiting even longer for Season 8. :scream: :scream:

I am a fan of the BBC series "Sherlock". It, and a few other BBC shows, have taught me that sometimes a little bit of quality is well worth a wait. Getting successful writers, actors, directors and crew together at the same time must be nightmarish with some of these projects.

Besides, might there not be a chance that the book series might be a little bit further along its timeline and plot? HBO was really just making up its own story completely pretty early on in its series. I can't help but wonder if the delay might not actually help improve that, at least.

Of course, the flip side of the coin: the longer we wait the higher the risk that some key people could die, go insane, become born again, or meet some other hellish demise. ;)

Looney August 3rd 17 21:19

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I tell you what, I just can't take it!!!!! I have seen too much of this show!!!!! I feel like I can now anticipate horrible things that will happen. This week there were so many things that I've waited so long to see and it still didn't always feel right, Bran seemed off for an example. Anyway I just like to vent. :scream: :lol:

hypatia August 12th 17 19:53

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Venting is definitely allowed. :)

Demonn August 14th 17 00:39

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Things are gonna heat up tonight... I hope...

hypatia August 14th 17 03:55

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I actually have to catch up on tonight's episode and maybe even last week's. I'm getting behind on a lot of things, here. :o

Looney August 17th 17 03:40

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Can't say I loved what took place in Episode 5. Seems like poor uneducated choices were made. :lol:

Looney August 21st 17 23:19

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I don't even know where to begin. I really don't care for what they are doing with Aria and Sansa. Thankfully I am sure they will resolve all issues with the help of The Three-Eyed Raven. So frustrating that there is only one episode to go and we have so long to wait. :scream:

Demonn August 23rd 17 13:41

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Yeah... looks like all the good stuff was saved for the last 2 eps & we'll have another looooong wait after they cliffhang us... again. Just give Jon his Dragon, and kill Littlefinger already. Littlefinger should have been killed by episode 5 at the latest, how he survives the whole season is stupid.

Looney August 23rd 17 17:08

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Originally Posted by Demonn (Post 459196)
, how he survives the whole season is stupid.

I completely agree. Everything he is causing is stupid. How would anyone not know what he is doing?

Kraig August 24th 17 01:25

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I just want to know if ...
Spoiler for GOT s7e6:
...the blue eyed dragon is going to spit fire or shards of ice.

Looney August 25th 17 20:16

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How did you do those spoiler tags? (Warning: Once I can do them I might go insane spouting off about all the fan theories I've heard recently because some of them had better be the direction the show goes.) :guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw: ;)

Kraig August 26th 17 00:05

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Originally Posted by Looney (Post 459217)
How did you do those spoiler tags? (Warning: Once I can do them I might go insane spouting off about all the fan theories I've heard recently because some of them had better be the direction the show goes.) :guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw: ;)

(spoiler=Title]Content[/spoiler]

Spoiler for Title:
Replace the open parenthesis "(" with open an open bracket "["


More BB code can be found here.

Looney August 29th 17 06:10

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WooHoo THANKS!

SO I had a bunch of theories to put out there last week, but after this week I am just floored.

Spoiler for Title:
I can't believe they did the incest thing. Why would they do that? It is such an obvious soap opera moment that is just wrong. Up until now all of the incest has been between people who would be considered the bad guys. Having it happen with heroes is just wrong and off-putting.

What upsets me most about this is that I was planning my LITTLEFINGER IS FINALLY DEAD PARTY and then they went to the incest. The Littlefinger scene has to be a top ten for the show and then they ruin it by putting our heroes in that situation all to be sensational and get them into bed together.

Also the thing with the wall and the dragon looked cool, but I feel it was kind of a dumb idea. Honestly all the Night King had to do was fly over The Wall with other Whitewalkers and they could raise another Army of The Dead. Plus they could fly over and attack Eastwatch from the south and then just ope the door. The thing with the dragon was not real believable, but like I said it looked cool. :lol:


So all, but one aspect of the finally was fanfriggintastic. :thumbsup:

Looney August 31st 17 21:08

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WOW! I am very surprised I am the last post in this thread after Sunday.:wtf: :p

Kraig September 1st 17 06:32

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Originally Posted by Looney (Post 459237)
WooHoo THANKS!

SO I had a bunch of theories to put out there last week, but after this week I am just floored.

Spoiler for Title:
I can't believe they did the incest thing. Why would they do that? It is such an obvious soap opera moment that is just wrong. Up until now all of the incest has been between people who would be considered the bad guys. Having it happen with heroes is just wrong and off-putting.

What upsets me most about this is that I was planning my LITTLEFINGER IS FINALLY DEAD PARTY and then they went to the incest. The Littlefinger scene has to be a top ten for the show and then they ruin it by putting our heroes in that situation all to be sensational and get them into bed together.

Also the thing with the wall and the dragon looked cool, but I feel it was kind of a dumb idea. Honestly all the Night King had to do was fly over The Wall with other Whitewalkers and they could raise another Army of The Dead. Plus they could fly over and attack Eastwatch from the south and then just ope the door. The thing with the dragon was not real believable, but like I said it looked cool. :lol:


So all, but one aspect of the finally was fanfriggintastic. :thumbsup:

I can believe it.

Spoiler for GOT s7e7:
The real question is what will happen when Jon (Aegon) and Daenerys both find out. Now instead of being King of the North, will Jon become Aegon Targaryen the True King of the Iron Throne and will Daenerys bend the knee to him.

Looney September 1st 17 14:10

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I don't think . . . .

Spoiler for Title:
Jon (Aegon) will have much interest in the throne. He is the true heir, but I doubt he will want that news to spread. I certainly hope the show is not trying to aim toward them ruling together. I was thinking about this last night. Jon (Aegon) has always been thrust into leadership, but his true purpose is defeating the Night King. Dany's purpose has always been leadership. I think once the Night King is defeated Jon (Aegon) becomes expendable. My guess is he'll either die disposing of the Night King or shortly after he disposes of the Night King, his gift of life might even just expire once the Night King is defeated.

So switching gears for a moment, I guess we're not going to get an explanation of the fan theory that the entire frozen lake incident was a trap. It seems logical that the Night King knew they were coming and was ready to try to catch the dragons, but the show decided to not specifically tell us that in episode 7. I find this disappointing because when you look at everything that happened it seems logical that he did indeed have prior knowledge Jon was coming. He knew that if he trapped Jon's (Aegon's) party Dany would bring the dragons. He had the spears ready and the chains ready. Plus in the scene where Jon's party ran onto the frozen lake I remember seeing a shot that stuck out and the idea of a trap makes it fit into place. There was a shot from above of them running out on the frozen lake. You see the Army of The Dead chasing them toward the island, but you also see the Army of The Dead spreading around the shores of the lake to surround the island. If they were just chasing them, how were so many of the Dead aware that they need to redirect around the edges of the lake prior to anyone falling through the ice? Anyway, I wish we had gotten some kind of verification on the the trap.

Another question, were the fan theories about Jon (Aegon) surviving the frozen lake wrong? The theory is that it was his rebirth and that he can resist ice like Dany can survive fire. As far as the show is looking it would appear the theory is wrong since it didn't really come up and we're looking at only a handful of episodes left. It seems like an odd thing to bring up as it gets later and later in the arc. If it had come up immediately after the lake incident then there it is, but to wait seems like a stretch. Maybe the writers need to read all these fan theories before they commit to such drastic changes. :lol:

SO the real question is what will Dany's baby be? (I mean you know there will be a baby.) Not only was their union incest, but Jon is also returned from the dead. Plus Jon is the introduction of Stark ancestry into the Targaryan lineage. Anyway, you know they will go there.

And I have always wondered why Rhaegar Targaryen married Elia Martell. I know Dany was not born until after Rhaegar Targaryen was dead, but shouldn't he have married a cousin or something? I read a Wiki that it was because The Mad King felt since he had no daughters they should strengthen their standing by marrying from another noble house. He refused Tywin Lannister's idea that Rhaegar marry Cersei and instead chose Elia. It still seems odd that he wouldn't want Rhaegar to marry another Targaryen even if it wasn't his sister. I know it is late in the game, but I guess I feel this needs more explanation despite the fact that the explanation is obvious, Dany hadn't been born by the time Rhaegar was ready to marry. BUT here is another oddity about it, is it significant that Dany came so late? Is it significant that The Mad King couldn't have daughter until after he himself had been dealt with? Is it significant enough to suggest that The Mad King might not be her father? Okay now I am just off on a tangent that they will never follow with so few episodes remaining, but it really does bother me that they haven't given a SPECIAL reason for why The Mad King decided to marry outside the Targaryen bloodline. I mean you know there were cousins. Not every Targaryen male sibling took The Black.
;)

hypatia September 3rd 17 16:10

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I actually have to go and watch the last episode of this season. It's still on my DVR (starting up the new academic year had some complications, it's been busy at work). I'll come back and read the thread after that. :)


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