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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Goldwyrm » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:11 pm

A Chaotic Humphrey wrote:
Steders wrote:Hodor!


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Best post of 2016 so far.
It is. And it is not. When it is, and when it is not, is the question or the answer, or both or neither.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby EnglishRed » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:07 pm

As much as I enjoy GoT the intrigue and politics are pretty humdrum when compared to Imperial Rome. I always assume that George RR Martin had read some abridged (horrible histories?) Version of Roman history, was dimly aware of the Wars of the Roses and connected the dots.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Levied Troop » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:07 pm

I think that's a little unfair to Martin:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/201 ... _game.html

The intrigue and politics seem superior to anything else on TV or film, if not a match for reality.

What I do like about GoT is that feeling that none of the characters or indeed countries/states that we meet in the early
stages of the story might survive or be of interest in the later stages. It's a little unusual both in novels or TV series/movies to take that approach. I'm not even sure that Martin knows how to end the books and I get the impression he welcomed the assistance of the TV series.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Sondergaard » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:21 am

Levied Troop wrote:I'm not even sure that Martin knows how to end the books and I get the impression he welcomed the assistance of the TV series.

This x1,000,000.
Martin is basking (wallowing?) in unexpected success and doesn't seem to know what to do next. His last GoT book was a mess and his next is nowhere to be seen despite his promises. I certainly don't buy the 'it must be perfect before release' excuse. Didn't bother him last time.
Without the TV series I think we would have had another book or two of decreasing quality before it fizzled out.
He had an excellent idea and wrote three superb novels off the back of it but the TV series saved it.
And I'll still buy the next book whenever it comes out, assuming I'm not dead by then.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Steders » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:30 pm

Finished season 4, I enjoyed it although the fight between big bird and the hound came out of nowhere. I also did not expect that blokes head to explode.
I need Season 5 now.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:37 pm

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