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Old August 6 2012, 09:10 PM   #991
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^Plus with that smart ass attitude of his, they'd cut his tongue out and throw him overboard to the drowned god...
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Old August 6 2012, 09:20 PM   #992
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Heh...I get the impression that Tony's individualism wouldn't get him very far in the Seven Kingdoms in general. He doesn't strike me as a person exceptionally ready to bend knee to anyone. I think he would be better suited for the Free Cities of Essos. Or maybe he could dig up some cool ancient tech from Old Valeria.
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Old August 6 2012, 09:22 PM   #993
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^ I don't know, I think he and Robert Baratheon would enjoy drinking together. And I'm sure Robert would find Tony a useful man to bring on a boar hunt.
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Old August 6 2012, 09:24 PM   #994
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Oh no doubt. One of Tony's hand-based plasma casters could fry a bear at 100 yards. Wouldn't even have to cook the thing.
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Old August 6 2012, 09:39 PM   #995
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Old August 7 2012, 12:24 AM   #996
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One of my coworkers is a big fan of Iron Man as well as Game of Thrones. I took this picture when he was at a conference a few months ago.

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Old August 7 2012, 12:42 AM   #997
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I would pay good money to see Iron Man fry that bastard Joffrey to death with his weapons.
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Old August 7 2012, 03:47 AM   #998
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A comment from Youtube on Ned's Execution:

"Spoiler: Next week Ned is avenged by his eccentric billionaire brother Tony."
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Tony would make a good Lannister.
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Well he certainly has the wealth for it...
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I have finished book 2, and I am moving on to book 3.

I wonder how I will like a Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons? I love the Two Towers in the Lord of the Rings, and a lot of my friends found the middle book to be boring and tedious.

The first POV chapter from Jamie is a riot. He is a scoundrel, but I find it hard to hate him.
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Old August 9 2012, 08:21 AM   #1002
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Rumor: Noah Taylor and burn Gorman has joined the cast :

http://winteriscoming.net/2012/08/ru...join-the-cast/

I liked Taylor in almost famous and Charlie and chocolate factory, unfamiliar with Gorman but apparently he was on a show called torchwood and recently TDKR
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Old August 9 2012, 10:38 AM   #1003
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IThe first POV chapter from Jamie is a riot. He is a scoundrel, but I find it hard to hate him.
That's the thing. In GOT, he is an absolute piece of shit who throws a child from a roof and later cold-bloodedly kills Ned's men. But a few chapters told from his POV and you find yourself, despite your best efforts, liking the SOB. The way Martin handles his character development is brilliant.
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Old August 9 2012, 02:59 PM   #1004
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As the books wear on, I hate Cersei more and more.

I was never even a fan of her on the TV show, but the books have given rise to a new level of disgust. My friends that had read the books previous to the show starting, said that they were trying to "soften" her. Well, I thought she was a big enough of a witch on wheels just watching the show, and could not imagine how the show had made her more than just a scheming, shallow woman. Because that is how I saw her. But, the books....Never have I wanted a character to fall so hard in my life. Well maybe William from Pillars of the Earth, but she is gaining on him. (The actress does a great job, BTW.)

I can understand Cat's motivations more having read the books. The show just made her look totally self absorbed and witless when she let Jamie go. In the books, you can see how her world is unraveling around her, and she fears that Sansa and Robb are her only children left. That being said though, what she did was still wrong in my book. Other people had lost just as much or more as Cat and they were still going on. What she did was a slap in the face to all of the Bannermen and women of House Stark and Riverrun that had lost so much in the war. She was not the only one suffering.

Ultimately I can sit back and say from the comfort of an armchair - it was a selfish act, but I kept wondering if I would have done the same? In the end, who would not forsake their honor and use what power they have to save their children?

The wolves are an integral part of the tale in the books. I suppose the cost of CGI precludes using them a lot in the series? (Plus, I imagine dragons are not cheap CGI either.) However, the Stark children's relationship with thier wolves is so touching, really. I guess the show is showcasing that some with Bran and Summer + Jon and Ghost.

I cannot get over how much more compelling the Night's Watch story is in the books. I am not sure why the TV show feels such a letdown, but they don't seem to be infusing the beyond the Wall story with the same level of urgency as the books.
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I finished "Feast for Crows" last week and IMHO, it's the weakest of the series. IIRC, GRRM was originally going to make "Dance with Dragons" book 4 (the one I'm reading now), but he started doing so many flash-backs to tell the story, he wound up making an entire book of flashbacks leading up to it, which became AFfC. Several major POV characters are missing from this book, most notably Tyrian and Danerys, and much of the prose, especially in the beginning dealing with the insipid Iron Born is ponderous and repetitive. I suspect that, by the time we get to season 4, we'll be seeing heavy helpings of activity from both AFfC and ADwD, to make the stories flow better. So far, my favorite book is Storm of Swords, but Dragons is coming in at a close second for me now.

GRRM better hurry up with Winds of Winter and Dream of Spring before HBO catches up. Knowing how slow he writes, I would be concerned. Clock's-a-ticking...
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