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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2013, 11:54:12 am »
Oh, and we can't wait for Joffrey to get what's coming to him, little f*cker...

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Nature or nurture though, Ma and Uncle are a little lacking in Moral Fibre in my eye.
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2013, 12:23:04 pm »
I've read these novels since they first came out (I even have a first edition of the first book in hard back - rare and valuable apparently) - quite a wait between books five and six I have to say - (like seven years!  >:()  The trouble with the TV series is that it is currently massively outpacing the rate at which the books get written.

Series three should really set some people's fires alight, some good stuff happens there.  ;D

I'm quite surprised by the comment about main characters avoiding death/rape - er... if there's one thing that George R. R. Martin is not afraid of, it is hacking to bits - with a good dose of rape and pillage - any character you care to think of - even really really major ones.  Hold on to your hats - NOONE is safe in Ice and Fire. 
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2013, 01:03:08 pm »
Oh, and we can't wait for Joffrey to get what's coming to him, little f*cker...

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2013, 01:28:02 pm »
Oh, and we can't wait for Joffrey to get what's coming to him, little f*cker...

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MrsC is fond of Arya, the youngest Stark girl and Brom, Tyrion's swordsman.
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2013, 01:37:05 pm »
On the other hand, notice how the Named Characters and "good" girls (and boys) don't get raped?
Don't rely on it being maintained all the way through.  From what I remember of the books, pretty nasty things happen to an awful lot of the leading characters, whether 'good' or otherwise.

BTW, round numbers don't mean that anyone was counting, just that someone had a subjective impression of a large number. Fifty could be anything in double figures. Twenty-six would mean someone counted.
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2013, 01:40:57 pm »
Tyrion gets all the best lines in the TV series, and the role is played really well by Peter Dinklage.

I have a lot of respect for John Snow. Everyone dumps on him, and he soaks it up. I'm kind of waiting for him to go postal at some point.

I like Brom too. He gets better as S2 progresses.

Sansa gets on my wick, which is probably really unfair because she too has been dumped on from a height.

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2013, 01:45:09 pm »
On the other hand, notice how the Named Characters and "good" girls (and boys) don't get raped?
Don't rely on it being maintained all the way through.  From what I remember of the books, pretty nasty things happen to an awful lot of the leading characters, whether 'good' or otherwise.

Oh, nasty things happen to nice people, I'll grant you, but I was specifically looking at the "good girls don't get raped" trope, and that holds true throughout all the books (I've read all the series so far published) as far as I can recall. I don't expect Arya or Sansa to ever be violated. Also,

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BTW, round numbers don't mean that anyone was counting, just that someone had a subjective impression of a large number. Fifty could be anything in double figures. Twenty-six would mean someone counted.

True, it was just that both the omniscient narrator and a character used the same terminology which gave the impression of TMI.
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2013, 02:07:09 pm »


Oh, nasty things happen to nice people, I'll grant you, but I was specifically looking at the "good girls don't get raped" trope, and that holds true throughout all the books (I've read all the series so far published) as far as I can recall. I don't expect Arya or Sansa to ever be violated.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2013, 04:10:09 pm »


Oh, nasty things happen to nice people, I'll grant you, but I was specifically looking at the "good girls don't get raped" trope, and that holds true throughout all the books (I've read all the series so far published) as far as I can recall. I don't expect Arya or Sansa to ever be violated.

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Arya Stark's got plot armour - or rather GRRM's other half has apparently threatened severe consequences if he kills off her favourite character...  ;)

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2013, 08:54:33 am »
Halfway through season 2.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2013, 11:11:42 pm »
If the beautifully-modelled credits are just a little bit too much (includes a few season 2 spoilers):

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2013, 08:23:24 am »
Compelling and complex miniseries about a mythical land and its various, competing kingdoms and characters. Based on the books which are even more detailed than the miniseries, which does a fair job of sorting the storyline out. Sex, violence, knights, beautiful women, love, battles, monsters, dragons, intrigue, everything one might want in a medieval saga. I usually do not like fake ancient kingdom films or stories, but this one is great, an exception. The acting is fine, the costumes beautiful, recreation of the kingdoms brilliant and the suspense thrilling. The viewer is left longing for more! We are caught up in the personal lives of the characters and care about them. But just as you are rooting for a particular favorite, he or she may be suddenly and violently eliminated. More twists and turns than one can imagine. Great fun and riveting action.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Game of Thrones Season 3 DVD line stays close to the book with out been too slavish and the art direction,

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #37 on: July 04, 2013, 12:52:17 pm »
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2013, 01:53:32 pm »
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From now on I will refer to bobb as my-sun-and-stars, or MSAS.
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2013, 02:00:40 pm »
From now on I will refer to bobb as my-sun-and-stars, or MSAS.

Is he going to grow a pony tail and a plaited beard too? Fboab offered to do Bairdy's beard in a Dothraki style when she opened small hairdressing franchise at an audax control recently. He declined - can't imagine why, Bikey Mikey was very pleased with his new pony tail.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2013, 02:39:46 pm »
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From now on I will refer to bobb as my-sun-and-stars, or MSAS.

I've just got to the end of my Season 1 box set too.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2013, 03:05:55 pm »
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From now on I will refer to bobb as my-sun-and-stars, or MSAS.

To be fair, there's a simple way of telling that would happen...

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« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2013, 03:18:53 pm »
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From now on I will refer to bobb as my-sun-and-stars, or MSAS.

To be fair, there's a simple way of telling that would happen...

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #43 on: July 04, 2013, 03:59:38 pm »
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From now on I will refer to bobb as my-sun-and-stars, or MSAS.

To be fair, there's a simple way of telling that would happen...

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2013, 04:21:05 pm »
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caerau

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #45 on: July 04, 2013, 04:35:29 pm »
Yes he's Odysseus in Troy - no chance of death there - he's got 10 years of wandering to do after that.
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #46 on: July 04, 2013, 06:15:16 pm »
Is he going to grow a pony tail and a plaited beard too?
Absolutely not.

Just finished book one. I want book two now! So far the most annoying characters are Lysa Tully and Robin Arryn.
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caerau

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #47 on: July 04, 2013, 06:25:10 pm »
Can I ask how you found the end?  I thought it was an amazing end to the book and *really* drove me onto the second.

But I know people who were unimpressed with the same ending in the TV series  ???
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #48 on: July 04, 2013, 07:26:18 pm »
Um. I like Daenerys, I think she's awesome. I have concerns about dragons though.
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caerau

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #49 on: July 04, 2013, 08:13:33 pm »
Well yes, many will have 'concerns' about them :-D
Isn't that the point? :-D
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