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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:45 PM

I think he will. What happened was that he was planning on having a 10 year gap between books and 3 and 4, basically wrote a bunch of books doing that, realized it sucked and started all over.

I think we can expect a book every 1-2 years.

It was originally a 5 year gap, not 10. But it would have been awkward to start the next set of books (originally planned as a second trilogy, we'll see how that goes) by trying to explain what happened in the last 5 years. So now we get AFFC and ADWD to fill in a gap of 1-2 years instead of 5 years. What I find most frustrating about the fill-in books is the lack of resolution of events (and cliffhangers! so many of them at the end of the books!). All kinds of stuff happens, but much of it won't fully be resolved until the next set of books.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:01 PM

It was originally a 5 year gap, not 10. But it would have been awkward to start the next set of books (originally planned as a second trilogy, we'll see how that goes) by trying to explain what happened in the last 5 years. So now we get AFFC and ADWD to fill in a gap of 1-2 years instead of 5 years. What I find most frustrating about the fill-in books is the lack of resolution of events (and cliffhangers! so many of them at the end of the books!). All kinds of stuff happens, but much of it won't fully be resolved until the next set of books.


Oh I know and it KILLS me.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:15 PM

Just finished Book 1 last night, so now I can watch the rest of the series!

After what I've just read over the past week, the episodes I've missed are going to be even better than what I've seen already (saw up to episode 5).

Hey, for those who have read the whole series, are all the books seriously as amazing as A Game of Thrones? That was the single most BEST novel I have ever read, by FAR!
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:18 PM

Just finished Book 1 last night, so now I can watch the rest of the series!

After what I've just read over the past week, the episodes I've missed are going to be even better than what I've seen already (saw up to episode 5).

Hey, for those who have read the whole series, are all the books seriously as amazing as A Game of Thrones? That was the single most BEST novel I have ever read, by FAR!


Storm of Swords > Clash of Kings > Game of Thrones > Feast for Crows

Haven't finished the 5th one yet.

Storm of Swords will knock your teeth out.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:21 PM

Storm of Swords > Clash of Kings > Game of Thrones > Feast for Crows

Haven't finished the 5th one yet.

Storm of Swords will knock your teeth out.


And I'm guessing that getting attached to anyone, like I did for GoT, is not a good idea. :lol: I've learned my lesson!
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:51 PM

And I'm guessing that getting attached to anyone, like I did for GoT, is not a good idea. :lol: I've learned my lesson!


Yes that's best, best of luck to you.
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:59 PM

Hey, for those who have read the whole series, are all the books seriously as amazing as A Game of Thrones? That was the single most BEST novel I have ever read, by FAR!


Amazing eh? All the books are epic. 4th one (Feast for Crows) definitely the least though, as it covers only half of the characters. They definitely all are great reads though.

As good as the show is, the books are still better. With so many characters, you just can't recreate the character detail in a show/movie like GRRM does in the novels.
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:11 PM

And I'm guessing that getting attached to anyone, like I did for GoT, is not a good idea. :lol: I've learned my lesson!


He deffinitely wasn't finished. :sadno:
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 10:06 PM

Thanks all! I was so nervous to start the 2nd one, lest I found it even slightly less enthralling. But, I took the plunge and am already enjoying it!

What absolutely brilliant writing. Every time I read some, I shake my head at how perfectly chosen each word is. The storylines are obviously epic, but it's the whole depth of the characters and the imagery that has left me with awe.

And the show is great at capturing most of that (although I've been a little miffed at some subtle changes every now and then, but I get that they have to do that to make it flow for TV).
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Posted 14 August 2011 - 08:22 PM

Just watched all of season 1 in 2 days.

Such a sweet series

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if anyone is interested amazon has a price cut for books 1 and 2 for only 5$ each

http://www.amazon.ca...13378337&sr=8-2

http://www.amazon.ca...13378337&sr=8-6

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 10:29 PM

Been getting a lot of alerts about casting for the 2nd season and most of the choices look great
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Posted 14 August 2011 - 11:55 PM

Been getting a lot of alerts about casting for the 2nd season and most of the choices look great


Season 2 Casting
http://www.nowpublic...ng-2815745.html

is Stannis Baratheon suppose to be skinny?
EDIT: not skinny per say but slimmer then Robert?

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:58 PM

It's been interesting... I used to read fantasy genre books all the time when I was younger, but I hadn't read one in several years. Watched GoT on HBO this past season and loved it so I picked up the book and read that. It's been fun to get back into the genre again.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:34 PM

Season 2 Casting
http://www.nowpublic...ng-2815745.html

is Stannis Baratheon suppose to be skinny?
EDIT: not skinny per say but slimmer then Robert?


Stannis is supposed to be skinnier than Robert. Remember, Robert really let himself go after he usurped the mad king ;)
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:16 PM

It's been interesting... I used to read fantasy genre books all the time when I was younger, but I hadn't read one in several years. Watched GoT on HBO this past season and loved it so I picked up the book and read that. It's been fun to get back into the genre again.

I now read e-books on an e-reader or my computer. There is free software such as Kindle for the PC, MobiPocket Reader and Calibre (highly recommended as it is a great program to convert the various formats, organize your e-library and it is also a viewer). Libraries now allow you to download e-books online and there are just TORRENTS of e-books available online.

I have all five of the Song of Fire and Ice series to read and I just grabbed all the Asimov Foundation novels to read again.
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 01:48 AM

I havn't read any of the books and I started watching this show last week and just saw the last two episodes tonight. Wow my mind is blown, did not expect that. They better win all the emmy awards.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 03:58 PM

Stannis is supposed to be skinnier than Robert. Remember, Robert really let himself go after he usurped the mad king ;)

Skinnier than Robert, before and after he let himself go. Remember his weapon of choice was a massive two-handed war hammer that most men could scarcely lift. The choice looks good to me.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 04:36 PM

Skinnier than Robert, before and after he let himself go. Remember his weapon of choice was a massive two-handed war hammer that most men could scarcely lift. The choice looks good to me.


this was Robert right?
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 04:45 PM

this was Robert right?


Yes, it was. He was always big, and got fatter once he gained the throne. Stannis was never supposed to be big and I never pictured him big either. I think the casting for him looks decent.

Brieann of Tarth, however, needs to be UGLIER! Hope they do something in makeup to UGG her up a bit more, although the actress being 6'3'' helps a lot to capture the big and strong angle for the character.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 05:17 PM

Yes, it was. He was always big, and got fatter once he gained the throne. Stannis was never supposed to be big and I never pictured him big either. I think the casting for him looks decent.

Brieann of Tarth, however, needs to be UGLIER! Hope they do something in makeup to UGG her up a bit more, although the actress being 6'3'' helps a lot to capture the big and strong angle for the character.


Hah, yes. I'm good wit 6'3''

Tyrion is supposed to be a troll, too, but the casting works well regardless.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:59 PM

Tyrion is so good.
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 09:54 AM

Brieann of Tarth, however, needs to be UGLIER! Hope they do something in makeup to UGG her up a bit more, although the actress being 6'3'' helps a lot to capture the big and strong angle for the character.

from a summary of the new cast:

By the way, for those of you wondering if Christie is too pretty to portray Brienne, have no fear; writer George R.R. Martin says she showed up to the audition sans make-up, looking just like he'd imagined Lady Brienne.


I think prioritizing size over looks was definitely the way to go in casting Brienne. Make-up can go a long way in changing a person's looks for better or worse - just look at what they did with Charlize Theron in Monster.
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:25 PM


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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:37 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxLOXUGmRKI


lol.... love it
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 03:38 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxLOXUGmRKI


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Posted 25 August 2011 - 03:39 PM

Casting looks pretty good, I'm thinking!

I have to agree, though...I pictured Stannis a bit differently, but it'll do. LOL

I can't wait to see how they do up the costuming for Melisandre.
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:40 AM

Just finished watching the first season. I thought it was really good - it's been ages since they've had a decent fantasy series on television. I'm surprised at how some of the major characters get killed off (I haven't read any of the books). I thought that some of the character's story lines felt a bit rushed (such as Robb Stark's ascension to the throne) but that's to be expected with juggling so many characters around. And then the youngest Stark boy came out of nowhere which felt odd. Emilia Clarke is gorgeous!

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 11:10 PM

Just finished watching the first season. I thought it was really good - it's been ages since they've had a decent fantasy series on television. I'm surprised at how some of the major characters get killed off (I haven't read any of the books). I thought that some of the character's story lines felt a bit rushed (such as Robb Stark's ascension to the throne) but that's to be expected with juggling so many characters around. And then the youngest Stark boy came out of nowhere which felt odd. Emilia Clarke is gorgeous!


well he is the oldest son of Eddard thereby being the heir to winterfell

but when Eddard left for king's landing , robb had already assumed responsiblity as lord of winterfell
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 06:38 PM

Any solid dates for when season 2 starts?



I am so lazy
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:26 PM

Any solid dates for when season 2 starts?



I am so lazy


Won't be until spring of next year, I would think. They only started filming last month.
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