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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #950 on: 05 May 2019, 19:37 »

Well, looks like were back to plotting, back stabbing, and sucker punches to the audience.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #951 on: 06 May 2019, 05:29 »

Well, looks like were back to plotting, back stabbing, and sucker punches to the audience.

Sometimes there's even sucker punching the audience by not sucker punching the audience.
And once Cersei is involved there's cold-blooded bitching, too.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #952 on: 06 May 2019, 06:14 »

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #953 on: 06 May 2019, 07:34 »

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #954 on: 06 May 2019, 07:51 »

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #955 on: 06 May 2019, 08:34 »

I haven't watched Game of Thrones, it doesn't interest me in the slightest, but I had to laugh when a friend of mine announced his theory as to the ending .

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #956 on: 12 May 2019, 19:33 »

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« Reply #957 on: 12 May 2019, 21:33 »

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
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« Reply #959 on: 14 May 2019, 03:55 »

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« Reply #960 on: 14 May 2019, 05:43 »

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #961 on: 14 May 2019, 06:32 »

Wow...there is a lot of hate on the web for this episode. There are many who don't hate it but the hate is quite palpable and louder than the praise. I personally liked the episode. For a story about competing for the throne of westeros It needs to end and we're nearly there.

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #962 on: 14 May 2019, 10:46 »

Wow...there is a lot of hate on the web for this episode. There are many who don't hate it but the hate is quite palpable and louder than the praise. I personally liked the episode. For a story about competing for the throne of westeros It needs to end and we're nearly there.

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« Reply #963 on: 14 May 2019, 10:47 »

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #964 on: 14 May 2019, 12:10 »

That observation means only one thing:
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« Reply #965 on: 14 May 2019, 14:32 »

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #966 on: 14 May 2019, 18:57 »

Wow...there is a lot of hate on the web for this episode. There are many who don't hate it but the hate is quite palpable and louder than the praise. I personally liked the episode. For a story about competing for the throne of westeros It needs to end and we're nearly there.

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #967 on: 15 May 2019, 01:32 »

My prediction for the last episode:

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #968 on: 15 May 2019, 03:02 »

My prediction for the last episode:

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One possibility I'd consider somewhat funny:
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #969 on: 15 May 2019, 04:04 »

One possibility I'd consider somewhat funny:
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #970 on: 15 May 2019, 04:56 »


One possibility I'd consider somewhat funny:
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #971 on: 15 May 2019, 06:57 »

My prediction for the last episode:

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I mean no disrespect, Ben... but have you actually watched GOT?
Some of the things mentioned in your spoilers are impossible to occur for in show reasons.
And some have already happened.

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #972 on: 16 May 2019, 01:35 »

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Well, here's another way:
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« Reply #973 on: 17 May 2019, 05:28 »

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« Reply #974 on: 17 May 2019, 08:08 »

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« Reply #975 on: 17 May 2019, 17:56 »

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #976 on: 17 May 2019, 22:54 »

Fan theories is what we do. It's much more fun than just waiting to see what happens.

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #977 on: 19 May 2019, 19:52 »

Well its all over. I know the internet is going to roast it because it wasn't what they expected or some other reason. I for one actually liked it.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #978 on: 19 May 2019, 20:05 »

Who knew the real Game of Thrones was the friends we made along the way

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #979 on: 20 May 2019, 00:07 »

Okay, I didn't see the episode by I've read a few post-game recaps so here's my thoughts:
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« Reply #980 on: 20 May 2019, 10:44 »

Okay, I didn't see the episode by I've read a few post-game recaps so here's my thoughts:
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #981 on: Yesterday at 01:53 »

Okay, I didn't see the episode by I've read a few post-game recaps so here's my thoughts:
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But GRR Martin didn't write this.
ANd all the show runners had to work on where things he seemingly 'briefly discussed' at least 5 years ago.
His next book is still unfinished after 8 years... and there is still another to come after that (according to his own statements)

Personally, I doubt the books will end like the series.
(Or, may end similarly to the series... but with a far more satisfying qualified resolution)
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #982 on: Yesterday at 01:57 »

My opinion? After seeing the mixed response to seasons 7 and 8, G R R Martin may abandon writing the last books altogether. I understand that his fandom makes him more than a little uncomfortable and he may not be willing to invite this level of invective into his life any further.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #983 on: Yesterday at 02:01 »

All things being equal...

I think I can pretty much say "Called it!!"  :)
(Well... if you add bits together... :)  maybe 75% )

I can't honestly say I was *satisified* with the last season, I think they made a HUGE mistake condensing the last two series.
And the contradictions within some characters between those series stilted the ultimate conclusions.
For a series that often put spectacle before story telling, they sort of shot themselves in the foot with this one.

Series overall - 8/10
Last episode... a solid 5


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« Reply #984 on: Yesterday at 02:05 »

My opinion? After seeing the mixed response to seasons 7 and 8, G R R Martin may abandon writing the last books altogether. I understand that his fandom makes him more than a little uncomfortable and he may not be willing to invite this level of invective into his life any further.

Iii dunno...
I would certainly find it hard to turn my back on something I'd already spent 8 years working on.
(Personally, it took me 5 years to get "The God of All Small Boys" published - but then, that was my first 'legitimately' published book, so maybe I had more impetus to continue working on it.)

To be frank, I probably wouldn't be surprised if he pulled out of the series... but then, I would imagine he'd be MIGHTILY sued by his publisher...
But on the whole, I think he's too invested in the characters to just stop.
I think his fans biggest fears are that he dies before he does.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #985 on: Yesterday at 02:57 »

Of course, the silent solution, if he's tired of it, and the publisher insists, is to hire a ghost writer to take what's there, and finish it. Not very attractive from an author's point of view, but it might pass without much notice with the fans.

Which might still happen posthumously, as well; it all depends on what rights the publisher has secured, really.
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« Reply #986 on: Yesterday at 07:33 »

Personally, I doubt the books will end like the series.
(Or, may end similarly to the series... but with a far more satisfying qualified resolution)

Isn't that confirmed? Like GRRM actually said the show took a different turn somewhere in season 3 and strayed from what he planned for the books?
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #987 on: Yesterday at 08:51 »

The show did take a different direction. He did share the ending, and some of the key moments he had planned with the Showrunners, though, so it's not clear how far they are starting with this ending.

To come to this ending, there's a lot of development yet to take place in the books, though.
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It's quite possible that he comes to the same ending, if ever he finishes the books, but that it will be fleshed out, and less abrupt.
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« Reply #988 on: Yesterday at 11:31 »

Okay, I freely admit that I never cared for the show or the books, but I had a quick look at the cliff notes and have a couple of questions.

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #989 on: Yesterday at 11:51 »

Some part of the answer:

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In all fairness, I've read the books, but have seen the show only irregularly.
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« Reply #990 on: Yesterday at 17:15 »

Fair enough, so glad to have another reason to be glad that I never watched it.  :psyduck:
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